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A Bigger Political Predictor Than Your Religion? How Often You Go to Church - NBCNews.com

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NBCNews.com

A Bigger Political Predictor Than Your Religion? How Often You Go to Church
NBCNews.com
This weekend brings Easter Sunday and the beginning of Passover, and Christians and Jews will be filing into houses of worship this weekend to celebrate - most certainly more than usual for what are considered important holy days for people of both ...

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Advice for candidates on religion, rights - DesMoinesRegister.com

Google Religion - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 04:10

DesMoinesRegister.com

Advice for candidates on religion, rights
DesMoinesRegister.com
Even if this weren't so, our civil rights laws are strong and provide clear protections for people on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion or disability and bars discrimination by ...

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Is Easter still about religion for most? - BBC News

Google Religion - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 03:44

BBC News

Is Easter still about religion for most?
BBC News
This year, some large supermarket chains were accused of being positively "anti-religious", because they refused to stock chocolate Easter eggs with an overtly Christian message - on the grounds that they had not sold well enough in previous years.
Religion important to Montanans on this Christian holy dayGreat Falls Tribune

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You're praying to the wrong God: What organized religion gets wrong about prayer - Salon

Google Religion - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 00:05

Salon

You're praying to the wrong God: What organized religion gets wrong about prayer
Salon
Religions offer up symbols and images bounteously, but a capacity is something that belongs to us as humans, not as members of any religion. Our god-capacity is not tied to any specific tradition or symbol. It doesn't require any particular view of God ...

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Jonathan Jong :Religion Ain't Sexy - But Why? - Huffington Post UK

Google Religion - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 23:38

Huffington Post UK

Jonathan Jong :Religion Ain't Sexy - But Why?
Huffington Post UK
Religion in Britain is, generally speaking, undoubtedly in decline. According to the most recent round of the British Social Attitudes survey, a majority of Brits now consider themselves non-religious. As 18-24 year olds, only 25% believe in God at all.

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ADL slams controversial US religious freedom bills - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Google Religion - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 23:14

Jerusalem Post Israel News

ADL slams controversial US religious freedom bills
Jerusalem Post Israel News
“ADL is an ardent advocate for religious freedom, but America's protections for free exercise of religion were never intended to be a sword to harm or discriminate against others,” said ADL chief Abraham Foxman, echoing concerns that the law would ...
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
5 Lessons from the Indiana 'Religious Freedom' Law DebateU.S. News & World Report
News & Observer (blog) -Christian Science Monitor -CNBC
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Should Chris Cuomo and Stephanopoulos Be Fired for Their Religion? - NewsBusters (blog)

Google Religion - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 17:37

NewsBusters (blog)

Should Chris Cuomo and Stephanopoulos Be Fired for Their Religion?
NewsBusters (blog)
This being the liberal media standard than there is no reason that the personal views of Cuomo and Stephanopoulos should be given a pass when in fact they belong to institutions that are actively upholding the very religious beliefs the O'Connor family ...

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Don't allow discrimination because of religion - Albany Times Union

Google Religion - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 17:01

CNN

Don't allow discrimination because of religion
Albany Times Union
Before this week, few people had heard of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act or could even pronounce its acronym, RFRA (Riff-ra), even though there's a federal version of the law and 20 states have passed their own versions. The idea of religious ...
Religion Laws Quickly Fall Into Retreat in Indiana and ArkansasNew York Times
Five things you haven't considered about Indiana's religious freedom lawCNN
Indiana governor signs fix to religion billCNBC
Christian Science Monitor -Longview News-Journal -Reuters
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“Islam is not a religion of peace”: Ayaan Hirsi Ali - Salon

Google Religion - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 14:34

Salon

“Islam is not a religion of peace”: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Salon
My argument is for nothing less than a Muslim Reformation. Without fundamental alterations to some of Islam's core concepts, I believe, we shall not solve the burning and increasingly global problem of political violence carried out in the name of ...

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Nothing beats Bad Religion on Good Friday - Chron.com (blog)

Google Religion - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 14:24

Chron.com (blog)

Nothing beats Bad Religion on Good Friday
Chron.com (blog)
Bad Religion , being ever so true to the roots of punk, never played into convention. The legendary group added an element of intellect to punk during their inception and have been going strong for over 30 years. They never played into “looking the ...

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Movies Explore The Intersection Of Religion And Violence - NPR

Google Religion - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 12:01

Movies Explore The Intersection Of Religion And Violence
NPR
There has been a spate of religious movies and documentaries from Killing Jesus to Going Clear. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Rev. Gary Hall of the National Cathedral in Washington. (SOUNDBITE OF CHOIR PRACTICE). CHORUS: (Singing).

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What the climate movement must learn from religion - The Guardian

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The Guardian

What the climate movement must learn from religion
The Guardian
Put this way it seems obvious that the climate movement might learn some important lessons from religions – the world's oldest and, in many countries, fastest growing movements. But to say so is anathema and contravenes two rigidly policed boundaries ...

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Religion important to Montanans on this Christian holy day - Great Falls Tribune

Google Religion - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 04:08

Great Falls Tribune

Religion important to Montanans on this Christian holy day
Great Falls Tribune
Montana is a state rich in landscapes, culture, history, rugged independence and religious faith. Today is Easter Sunday, the holiest day of the year for Christians, who comprise the majority of believers in Montana. To be sure, there are Montanans of ...

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5 Lessons from the Indiana 'Religious Freedom' Law Debate - U.S. News & World Report

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U.S. News & World Report

5 Lessons from the Indiana 'Religious Freedom' Law Debate
U.S. News & World Report
The debate over Indiana's religious freedom law put the question of whether a business should be allowed to refuse services to gay couples into focus, even as Pence attempted to dodge it in an ABC News interview over the weekend. While state ...
So just what are religious freedom laws designed to protect?Los Angeles Times
What Indiana's Shifting 'Religious Freedom' Law Really Means for LGBT DinersEater
Religion vs. business: How Indiana law opened new split among conservatives ...Christian Science Monitor
USA TODAY -Al Jazeera America -Daily Northwestern
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Religion calendar: 4/4 - Toledo Blade

Google Religion - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 04:04

Religion calendar: 4/4
Toledo Blade
The deadline for news items for the Religion Calendar is noon Tuesday. Mail items to the Religion Editor, The Blade, 541 N. Superior St., Toledo, Ohio 43660; fax to 419-724-6439; or email to religion@theblade.com. For a listing in the Directory of ...

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Is Easter still about religion for most? - BBC News

Google Religion - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 01:13

BBC News

Is Easter still about religion for most?
BBC News
This year, some large supermarket chains were accused of being positively "anti-religious", because they refused to stock chocolate Easter eggs with an overtly Christian message - on the grounds that they had not sold well enough in previous years.

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Why people with no religion are projected to decline as a share of the world's ... - Pew Research Center

Google Religion - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 00:48

Why people with no religion are projected to decline as a share of the world's ...
Pew Research Center
For years, the percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religion has been rising, a trend similar to what has been happening in much of Europe (including the United Kingdom). Despite this trend, in coming decades, the global share of ...

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Indiana pizzeria finds itself at the center of 'religious freedom' debate - CNN

Google Religion - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 00:02

cleveland.com (blog)

Indiana pizzeria finds itself at the center of 'religious freedom' debate
CNN
The family-run restaurant finds itself at the center of the debate over the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act after its owners said they'd refuse to cater a same-sex couple's wedding. "If a gay couple was to come and they wanted us to bring ...
Indiana pizzeria closes after backlash over comments about religion law (video)cleveland.com (blog)
Indiana Coach Urges Twitter Users to Burn Down Memories Pizza for Backing ...IJ Review

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Muslims Protest Liberia Proposal To Institute Christianity As State Religion ... - International Business Times

Google Religion - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 21:52

International Business Times

Muslims Protest Liberia Proposal To Institute Christianity As State Religion ...
International Business Times
A proposal to amend Liberia's constitution in order to reinstate Christianity as the state religion has divided Christians and Muslims in the West African nation, with Muslims protesting the move this week as an unfair marginalization of minority ...
Christians, Muslims split over Liberia's state religionwww.worldbulletin.net
Christians, Muslims divided over Liberia's state religionAnadolu Agency

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Losing my religion: 6 things I wish I'd known before I converted - Today.com

Google Religion - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 20:58

Today.com

Losing my religion: 6 things I wish I'd known before I converted
Today.com
Growing up in a religion, faith is like the wallpaper in your mom's kitchen — familiar, comforting, but rarely noticed or studied. Converts choose a faith as adults, so we make it our business to know the things that everyone else learned, and mostly ...

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