Muslims and Jews try to talk above the din of war. An Ebola patient may be headed for an Atlanta hospital isolation unit. Religious leaders engage in civil disobedience.
(RNS) “I think standing outside the White House will make a difference,” said Sister Eileen Campbell of the Sisters of Mercy, joining others in an act of civil disobedience to protest deportations and seek relief for 11 million immigrants living illegally in the country.
(RNS) According to federal statistics, 41 percent of births are to unmarried mothers. But what if the single mom by choice is a minister, or a rabbi?
(RNS) Satanists’ attack on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision with a letter protesting “informed consent” abortion laws as a burden to their religious beliefs may be a toothless challenge.
(RNS) In its citation, the White House said Krista Tippett’s show “avoids easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of all faiths, no faith, and every background to join the conversation.”
A Fulbright scholar contends that animal suffering and death presents a formidable challenge for Christian creationists and Biblical literalists.
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I don’t have much patience with the “more organic than thou” attitude, or any idealization of a ‘natural’ life, particularly when the adherents of such a lifestyle don’t realize the privilege that such a lifestyle implies
Five graphs. One conclusion: We’re in the midst of the Great Decline of religion.