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Religion gets the biggest piece of the charity pie, but its share is shrinking

By Diane Stafford Religious organizations received 31 percent of the $335.17 billion worth of American philanthropy last year, by far the biggest slice of the charitable giving pie….

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China’s latest crackdown target: religion

By William McKenzie (CNN) – Early on the morning of November 28, 2007, Jia Weihan was forced to think the unthinkable: Was her father really a bad man?…

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America remains among most positive countries on religion

By Mark A. Kellner America remains one of the world’s most positive about the role of religion in everyday life, a new survey reveals. According to a global…

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The courage to declare

By Ed Koster I graduated from Seminary 40 years ago, well equipped to distinguish between Presbyterians and Baptists and Methodists and Pentecostals and Episcopalians… Not that it was…

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WEA calls for prayer for Central African Republic

By World Evangelical Alliance The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is deeply concerned about the large-scale human suffering in the Central African Republic (CAR) with thousands being killed, up…

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Hollywood gets religion at Movie Guide Awards

By Charlene Israel HOLLYWOOD — Hundreds of celebrities came out to celebrate faith and family friendly movies and TV shows at the 22nd Annual Movie Guide Awards in…

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The new American religion: The rise of sports and the decline of the church

By R. Albert Mohler Jr. Super Bowl XLVIII may have been a bust as a football game, but it was a blockbuster as a cultural event. The telecast…

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Conversing about American religion, politics and culture

The Layman LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Roman Catholic, a Jew and a Southern Baptist walk in the door… That sounds like the opening line of a lame joke,…

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Christmas in America: Belief in the Virgin birth and visits from Santa

By Cathy Lynn Grossman WASHINGTON (RNS) Nearly one in three Americans, including many with no little children at home and those with no religious identity, say they pretend…

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Church for Atheists?

Dr. Jerry Newcombe There’s an old joke that says: How do you describe an atheist at his funeral? “All dressed up with no place to go.” Now, all…

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