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Religion News in Brief - ABC News

Google Religion - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 18:47

ABC News

Religion News in Brief
ABC News
Opponents have criticized the move and said it would amount to a state endorsement of religion. The location and design of the monument must be approved by the secretary of state. ———. NKorea says it deports American for plotting, making videos.

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Are you, too, joining the growing 'unaffiliated' religious group? - Chicago Tribune

Google Religion - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 18:29

Are you, too, joining the growing 'unaffiliated' religious group?
Chicago Tribune
I'm "unaffiliated" and so are a steadily rising number of other Americans. Are you, too? A new survey on religion in America finds that more than one-quarter of American adults (28 percent) have left the faith in which they were raised in favor of ...

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With Indiana in mind, the divide between art and religion - Chicago Tribune

Google Religion - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:36

Chicago Tribune

With Indiana in mind, the divide between art and religion
Chicago Tribune
On the face of it, the now-notorious Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act would appear to be something a liberal secularist — or, at least, a liberal secularist with libertarian tendencies — could embrace. The idea of government being obliged to ...
David Brooks, wrong again: What “religious freedom” proponents don't ...Salon
Commentary:Freedom of religion isn't freedom to discriminateChron.com
Texas Considers Amendments to Its Religious Freedom LawWorld Religion News
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The freedom of religion argument could actually make gay marriage opponents ... - Washington Post (blog)

Google Religion - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:06

Salon

The freedom of religion argument could actually make gay marriage opponents ...
Washington Post (blog)
The rapid expansion of same-sex marriage has left some Americans with profound misgivings. Their opposition is sometimes expressed as a moral condemnation. But often it is framed around a hallowed American concept: rights. More and more, religious ...
David Brooks, wrong again: What “religious freedom” proponents don't ...Salon
Indiana and religious freedom: Shooting themselves in the footFox News
With Indiana in mind, the divide between art and religionChicago Tribune
Bangor Daily News -Patheos (blog) -Chron.com
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Gay rights movement is showing its totalitarian side on religion: Erick Erickson - NOLA.com

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NOLA.com

Gay rights movement is showing its totalitarian side on religion: Erick Erickson
NOLA.com
Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana passed legislation Thursday that they hoped would quiet the national uproar over new religious objections laws that opponents say are designed to offer a legal defense for anti-gay discrimination. (AP Photo/Brian ...

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Government neutrality helps religion - azcentral.com

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azcentral.com

Government neutrality helps religion
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Christians who want to guarantee their freedom of religion should realize that salvation lies in the secular nature of our government. Our Constitution's clear separation of church and state does all churches a big favor. This governmental impartiality ...
Losing My Religion: Celebrities Who Say They No Longer BelieveMadame Noire
An Uncomfortable ReligionTown Hall
EDITORIAL: Freedom of religion includes a freedom from itParadise Post
Christian Post -Norman Transcript
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Indiana pizzeria that backed religious freedom law reopens - Chicago Tribune

Google Religion - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 05:29

Chicago Tribune

Indiana pizzeria that backed religious freedom law reopens
Chicago Tribune
Many customers wait for service as Memories Pizza reopened for business Thursday, April, 9, 2015, in Walkerton, Ind. The restaurant was closed, and its operators said they'd gone into hiding after their comment that they would not serve pizza to a gay ...

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Faithful repesentations of religion - The Chicago Maroon

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Jewish Daily Forward

Faithful repesentations of religion
The Chicago Maroon
On that Friday night, many of my Jewish friends observed the Passover Seder, even though I knew many of them were relatively secular and did not regularly engage with religion. The same was true for my friends who were raised Christian—many decided to ...
Resonance of Passover symbolsBucks County Courier Times

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An Uncomfortable Religion - Town Hall

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Town Hall

An Uncomfortable Religion
Town Hall
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past month, you're undoubtedly familiar with the controversy surrounding Indiana's "religious freedom" law. Debates on this issue ultimately boil down to a question of liberty v. justice. Christian ...
Christianity: An Uncomfortable Religion for Some Gay ActivistsChristian Post

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'Nones' spiritual but not religious, sociologist says - Charleston Gazette

Google Religion - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:56

Charleston Gazette

'Nones' spiritual but not religious, sociologist says
Charleston Gazette
Most of the people in the United States who do not identify with any religion say they are spiritual in some way, but that doesn't mean they are looking for a religion, a Pew Research Center sociologist said during a speaking event Thursday evening in ...
Pew Research: Will Islam Be the Largest Religion in 2070?World Religion News
Religious affiliation fades as New Zealand bucks trendNew Zealand Herald
Future map of religions reveals a world of changeBaptist Standard
GetReligion (blog) -Religion News Service
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School admissions and religion - Irish Times

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School admissions and religion
Irish Times
Sir, – The School Admission Bill 2015 says that a school cannot discriminate against student admission based on their religion or their “having no faith”. However it then gives an exemption: “a school . . . does not discriminate where it admits a ...

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When a Plane Seat Next to a Woman Is Against Orthodox Faith - New York Times

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New York Times

When a Plane Seat Next to a Woman Is Against Orthodox Faith
New York Times
He said his religion prevented him from sitting beside a woman who was not his wife. Irritated but eager to get underway, she eventually agreed to move. Laura Heywood, 42, had a similar experience while traveling from San Diego to London via New York.

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Can Rand Paul Win Over the Religious Right? - World Religion News

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World Religion News

Can Rand Paul Win Over the Religious Right?
World Religion News
Will Presidential hopeful Rand Paul's faith be enough to sway the religious conservatives in the Republican party? Senator Rand Paul announced his presidential campaign on April 7th in Louisville, Kentucky. He is known as a libertarian conservative ...

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How religion became a destructive — and redemptive — force for 'Black Lives ... - Washington Post

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How religion became a destructive — and redemptive — force for 'Black Lives ...
Washington Post
Religious leaders have proven to be powerful voices within a larger conversation about “Black Lives Matter,” a conversation that opened up once again this week after the death of a man in North Carolina. On Saturday, April 4, Walter L. Scott, 50, was ...

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Obama backs efforts to end ex-gay therapy for LGBT teens - Religion News Service

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Religion News Service

Obama backs efforts to end ex-gay therapy for LGBT teens
Religion News Service
Obama backs efforts to end ex-gay therapy for LGBT teens - by Fr. Ron Gronowski - Rev Ron Gronowski - The Reverend. April 9, 2015 at 12:31 pm. […] post Obama backs efforts to end ex-gay therapy for LGBT teens appeared first on Religion News […].

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Commentary:Freedom of religion isn't freedom to discriminate - Chron.com

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Times-Delphic

Commentary:Freedom of religion isn't freedom to discriminate
Chron.com
Some would have us believe that religious freedom is under assault in Texas and that government must do something about it. We question whether this is true. But even if it is, the proposed solution would undermine freedom rather than protect it. As ...
Indiana's 'freedom of religion' bill causes controversyTimes-Delphic
How to get religion out of politicsPatheos (blog)
Our coming theocratic hell: Look out, the right's “religious freedom” push is ...Salon
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Religion News: Court rules school's yoga classes don't violate religious freedom - SouthCoastToday.com

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Religion News: Court rules school's yoga classes don't violate religious freedom
SouthCoastToday.com
WEEK IN RELIGION. A California court ruled earlier this month that a San Diego-area school district's yoga lessons do not violate religious freedom. A family had objected to the gym class alternative, arguing that yoga was a gateway to Hinduism. “While ...

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Retail religion - The Economist

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The Economist

Retail religion
The Economist
He succeeded by applying the principles of business to religion. However, in his later years, a religious empire that had grown huge by embracing economies of scale and customer focus fell victim to two familiar causes of business failure: poor ...

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Indiana and religious freedom: Shooting themselves in the foot - Fox News

Google Religion - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 14:10

Fox News

Indiana and religious freedom: Shooting themselves in the foot
Fox News
The statute as amended last week basically states that in Indiana all persons have the right to the free exercise of their religion, and if that right clashes with any other claimed right, the courts must take both claims into account and analyze the ...

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Religion and politics - The Economist (blog)

Google Religion - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:24

The Economist (blog)

Religion and politics
The Economist (blog)
ARE religions and political movements essentially the same sort of thing, with a common love of hymns, initiation rites and utopian ideals? Gaetano Mosca, one of the fathers of modern political science, thought so. Doubtless he was influenced by the ...

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