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RNS () — Growing up Baptist, J. Dana Trent heard plenty of warnings about interfaith romance. Marrying the wrong person … Continued

Texas prison inmate sues to obtain locks of dead parents’ hair for religious ritual

TENNESSEE COLONY, Texas — William Chance wants to connect to the spirits of his dead parents from his prison cell. … Continued

What’s my religion? It’s complicated, and beautiful.

(Amanda Sowards — AP) I sometimes remark to friends that I must be the only Christian in the world who … Continued

What do the religiously unaffiliated pray for?

A stained glass window glows, restored and then donated to the Museum of Divine Statues, is seen beyond a statue … Continued

Pope Francis: A Jesuit self in the world

In the scramble to read the signs of how a little-known Argentine Jesuit might change the papacy, the pundits have … Continued

The shared responsibility of being Catholic

In the past week, the world witnessed the transition to the 265th successor to St. Peter, when Cardinal Jorge Mario … Continued

Is spiritual care a reform that spans the health-care divide?

Health-care reform – just two simple words. But the simplicity of the phrase belies the fact it is an issue … Continued

‘Distilled Spirits’ traces birth of New Age spirituality

BERKELEY, Calif. — Gerald Heard is the most influential religious thinker you’ve never heard of. Without Heard, some of the … Continued

Bringing Dharma, Seva, Shakti and Yoga at the Political forefront

As I watched the vice presidential debate last week I saw how comfortable we, as a nation, are about religion … Continued

Can divine light outshine the darkness of self-loathing?

AP Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform during the Wrecking Ball tour at the Wells Fargo Center on … Continued

Report highlights Islam’s global diversity

WASHINGTON — Nearly all Muslims can agree on the basic beliefs of Islam: There is one God, Muhammad is God’s … Continued

In Conversation: Sikhism, Islam, and Hinduism

Sarah L. Voisin WASHINGTON POST Sikh supporters stand with photos and signs in remembrance for the Wisconsin Gurdwara shootings. The … Continued

New report examines beliefs of Asian-Americans

The most comprehensive study of religion and Asian-Americans to date finds them less religious than most Americans, but also far … Continued

Jeremiah Wright’s resurrection

Chip Somodevilla Getty Images As Jeremiah Wright is once again thrust into the political spotlight, we must ask ourselves if … Continued

Maurice Sendak’s Jewish legacy lives on along with the ‘Wild Things’

When the mind that first imagined the Wild Things disappeared for good last week, the children-turned-adults who adored Max and … Continued

Unable to work, Indian immigrant women turn to spiritual practices for comfort

LOS ANGELES — Even though she met her husband through an arranged marriage, Pooja Sindhwani considers herself a modern woman. … Continued

Buddhist abbey a dream fulfilled for U.S. nuns

NEWPORT, Wash. — There aren’t a lot of Buddhists in America — around 3 million or so, according to the … Continued

Barbara Johnson’s Buddhist Catholicism

The story we’ve been covering in recent days about a Maryland priest who refused to give a lesbian Communion at … Continued

Historian tackles doubt, divorce and the priesthood

DURHAM, N.C. — Lauren Winner is a jumble of contradictions: A Jew who found Christianity in a dream starring Daniel … Continued

The generosity of the faithful

Does religion make people nice? Mitt Romney’s tax returns prompt this question. According to those documents, which he released recently, … Continued