WASHINGTON (RNS) The religious sector received 31 percent of all charitable dollars in 2013, a proportion twice as high as the second-largest U.S. sector, education.
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(RNS) Pope Francis’ enormous popularity may not have translated into more parishioners in the pews, but it may be convincing Catholics to dig deeper and give more to the poor, according to a new survey.
(RNS) A new report finds that Jewish Americans give a much smaller proportion of their total giving to congregations (23 percent) than do Americans in general (41 percent).
(RNS) Jesus, Paul, food, charity, and prayer were just some of the areas examined in this year’s crop of books under the broad heading of religion. Here’s our list of the year’s most interesting religion books, numbered but not ranked.
(RNS) The “Connected to Give” report also cites generosity thriving among people who claim no religious identity: 34 percent of these “nones” nonetheless give to religiously identified organizations.
(RNS) The survey shows the U.K.’s estimated 280,000 Muslims report giving more money annually to charity than Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and Jews.
(RNS) Dale McGowan, executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, was just enlisted to write “Atheism for Dummies,” the first book about atheists in the “Dummies” series. McGowan explains what people need to know about atheism, and what they have in common with religious believers. By Kimberly Winston.