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Republicans, religious groups urge Supreme Court to uphold gay marriage bans - Religion News Service

Google Religion - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 04:51

Religion News Service

Republicans, religious groups urge Supreme Court to uphold gay marriage bans
Religion News Service
WASHINGTON — Republican officials and religious organizations dominate a growing list of more than 60 groups urging the Supreme Court to uphold state bans against same-sex marriage. The flood of “friend of the court” briefs arriving at the court by ...

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Oscar A. Rudenstam | Reconsidering religion in society, part II - The Daily Pennsylvanian

Google Religion - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 02:06

The Daily Pennsylvanian

Oscar A. Rudenstam | Reconsidering religion in society, part II
The Daily Pennsylvanian
Two weeks ago, I made the argument that religion, much like any other force in the world, should not be exempt from our critical judgment in terms of the effects it has on society — we cannot, I argued, simply divorce religion from the real world and ...

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Alec Ward | Getting religion - The Daily Pennsylvanian

Google Religion - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 02:06

Alec Ward | Getting religion
The Daily Pennsylvanian
Both my high school and Penn are nonsectarian and as such, I suspect, are hesitant to include a requirement that students study religion. Correspondingly, I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that there are many other students who have wide gaps in ...

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Governor: Arkansas' Image Helped by Compromise Religion Law - ABC News

Google Religion - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:55

Governor: Arkansas' Image Helped by Compromise Religion Law
ABC News
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday said he believes the state's image benefited from the way a religious objections measure was reworked after an earlier version drew complaints that it was anti-gay. The Republican governor said he didn't believe ...

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Weddings, religion and free speech - Los Angeles Times

Google Religion - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 22:24

Los Angeles Times

Weddings, religion and free speech
Los Angeles Times
After a storm of protest from supporters of gay rights and the business community, Indiana and Arkansas have revised their Religious Freedom Restoration Acts. But it still isn't clear whether bakers, caterers and photographers that have religious ...
I Support Gay Marriage And Religious Freedom LawsThe Federalist
NC Senate leader Berger seeks a 'balance' on religionCharlotte Observer
Religion Laws Quickly Fall Into Retreat in Indiana and ArkansasNew York Times
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Why we should worry when millennials don't take religion seriously ... - Religion News Service

Google Religion - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:48

Why we should worry when millennials don't take religion seriously ...
Religion News Service
So why am I worried this secularism leads to a misreading of religion? I teach comparative religion to millennials in a state university and I have a nagging sense they do not take religion seriously. They think of religion as a consumer choice, like ...

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What everybody missed during the fight over religious freedom laws this year - Washington Post (blog)

Google Religion - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:45

Huffington Post

What everybody missed during the fight over religious freedom laws this year
Washington Post (blog)
Both Indiana and Arkansas had been considering similar measures strengthening protections for the practice of religion and the consciences of the religious. The bills took their name from the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but politicians ...
Can Religious Freedom Be Used to Discriminate?Huffington Post
OPINION — Miller: Indiana religious reformation act not best optionThe Daily Toreador (registration)
Why businesses should, and should not, be able to refuse service to LGBT peopleMLive.com

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Climate movement isn't religion - The Australian

Google Religion - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:29

Climate movement isn't religion
The Australian
The world's great religions are the winners from thousands of competing religions that managed to find the formulae for moving, exciting and persuading people. Because environmentalists do not recognise conviction, we do not recognise despair or grief.

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Indiana, Arkansas retreat on religion bills may spark wider trend - Yahoo News

Google Religion - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:24

Indiana, Arkansas retreat on religion bills may spark wider trend
Yahoo News
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Oklahoma lawmakers have put the brakes on a religion bill similar to ones in Indiana and Arkansas that were overhauled last week after facing a storm of criticism for being seen as discriminatory against gays. Oklahoma's ...

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Indiana, Arkansas retreat on religion bills may spark wider trend - Reuters

Google Religion - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:10

USA TODAY

Indiana, Arkansas retreat on religion bills may spark wider trend
Reuters
Oklahoma's decision on Friday to shelve a bill that would have expanded its religious freedom law to allow people to deny services to same-sex couples made it the latest state to back away from proposed legislation that critics say targets the lesbian ...
Which Brands Spoke Out Against the Religion BillsAdAge.com

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Report: Islam Is World's Fastest Growing Religion - Charisma News

Google Religion - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 18:31

Charisma News

Report: Islam Is World's Fastest Growing Religion
Charisma News
The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing, driven primarily by differences in fertility rates and the size of youth populations among the world's major religions, as well as by people switching faiths. Over the next four decades ...

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A look at the state of religion in Colorado - 9NEWS.com

Google Religion - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 14:42

9NEWS.com

A look at the state of religion in Colorado
9NEWS.com
"The western states, with the exception of Utah, constitute what has long been called by historians "the unchurched belt," as opposed to the "Bible belt" in the south," said Deborah Whitehead, an assistant professor of religious studies at CU Boulder.

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Mixing politics and religion will come back to bite the GOP - Washington Post

Google Religion - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 13:11

Washington Post

Mixing politics and religion will come back to bite the GOP
Washington Post
The country's demographics are changing and younger voters support LGBT equality. (Ann Telnaes/The Washington Post). Ann Telnaes is an editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 2001. Continue ...

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Religion rarely on display across the NHL - Boston Globe (subscription)

Google Religion - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 12:01

Boston Globe (subscription)

Religion rarely on display across the NHL
Boston Globe (subscription)
There were hints: the cross dangling from a chain around his neck, the black rubber encircling his wrist with “I am second” in white. He said little about it, even as he drew closer to his religion in recent seasons as illness and injuries interfered ...

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I Support Gay Marriage And Religious Freedom Laws - The Federalist

Google Religion - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:28

The Federalist

I Support Gay Marriage And Religious Freedom Laws
The Federalist
I strongly support gay marriage. Yet I also strongly support Indiana's recent religious freedom law. Given that many in the media have characterized it as being “anti-gay,” causing state legislators to amend some of its protections away, this might ...
Religion Laws Quickly Fall Into Retreat in Indiana and ArkansasNew York Times
So just what are religious freedom laws designed to protect?Los Angeles Times
Religion, discrimination, and civil rights lawPower Line (blog)
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Mixed-religion couple with two children decide to raise one Catholic and the ... - Daily Mail

Google Religion - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 10:31

Daily Mail

Mixed-religion couple with two children decide to raise one Catholic and the ...
Daily Mail
A married couple who each follow different religions came up with an unusual approach to raising their children - bringing up each of them in a separate faith. Diane Greenberg, a devout Catholic, and her husband Bob, who is Jewish, decided to split ...

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MDs and freedom of religion - Toronto Star

Google Religion - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 04:04

MDs and freedom of religion
Toronto Star
Doctors choosing not to administer treatments that offend their personal religious beliefs should be required either to refer their patients to another physician or to write letters to their patients stating their refusal to make a referral and their ...

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Islam fastest growing religion but youth open to propaganda - Jakarta Post

Google Religion - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 23:42

Jakarta Post

Islam fastest growing religion but youth open to propaganda
Jakarta Post
A new survey by the Pew Research Center has predicted that Islam will become the fastest growing religion in the world over the next four decades because of religious switching, increasing fertility rates and the size of the youth population in a ...
“Islam is not a religion of peace”: Ayaan Hirsi AliSalon
A Muslim religion dominated world by 2050The American Bazaar
The future of religion around the world, in one chartTucsonSentinel.com
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Religion, discrimination, and civil rights law - Power Line (blog)

Google Religion - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 20:31

Power Line (blog)

Religion, discrimination, and civil rights law
Power Line (blog)
The left has fixed its talking point on Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). As Ruth Marcus expresses it: “Hold whatever religious views you want. . . but if you operate a business, you shouldn't be allowed to discriminate against people ...
ADL slams controversial US religious freedom billsJerusalem Post Israel News
Religion Laws Quickly Fall Into Retreat in Indiana and ArkansasNew York Times
NC Senate leader Berger seeks a 'balance' on religionNews & Observer (blog)
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SNL mocks Scientology, where 'religion and science are intertwined' - CNET

Google Religion - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 17:53

CNET

SNL mocks Scientology, where 'religion and science are intertwined'
CNET
Is this religion and science finally coming together? SNL/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET. The human race is so full of itself these days that it's reaching for the stars. Some can't wait until humans and robots are one. Others don't want ...
The Scientology paradox of Neil deGrasse Tyson: What his defense of the ...Salon
'Going Clear' is an unflinching look at a mystifying religionThe Michigan Daily

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