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Why America’s ‘nones’ left religion behind

September 7, 2018

Perhaps the most striking trend in American religion in recent years has been the growing percentage of adults who do not identify with a religious group. And the vast majority of these religious “nones” (78%) say they were raised as a member of a particular religion before shedding their religious identity in adulthood. As part of a […]

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The Politics of Religion in the Philippines

August 7, 2018

Thirty years ago, on Feb. 22, 1986, then Jaime Cardinal Sin made an urgent call on church-owned Radio Veritas for Filipinos to take to the streets and support the revolt against President Ferdinand E. Marcos. For most Filipinos, Jaime Cardinal Sin’s message was what started the People Power Revolution, with hundreds of thousands of supporters […]

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Separating Church and State: Vomit-Inducing or Necessary for Freedom of Religion?

July 7, 2018

Newt Gingrich said the country is under attack by a the “secular left,” Mitt Romney is concerned about President Obama’s “secular agenda” and Rick Santorum has said repeatedly that the idea of an absolute separation of church and state makes him want to “throw up.” As the Republican presidential campaign drags on, the idea of […]

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Have You Left The Catholic Church?

May 7, 2018

ennsylvania Catholics are responding to last week’s damning grand jury report on clergy sex abuse. Some priests addressed the report head on or read statements at Mass. Some parishioners who are standing by the priests maintain their faith in the Catholic Church. But many are grappling with what the abuse scandal means for their own faith and trust in […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Church, a Cathedral, and a Basilica?

March 7, 2018

A church is a “house of worship,” a building in which Christians gather to perform the rituals of their religion and interact with one another and hold religious functions and so on. They can be very plain, very simple. A cathedral is a church which is also the “seat,” in the bureaucratic sense more than the literal sense, of […]

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5 Signs Your Church Might Be Heading toward Progressive Christianity

January 7, 2018

Several years ago, my husband and I began attending a local Evangelical, non-denominational church, and we loved it. We cherished the sense of community we found among the loving and authentic people we met there, and the intelligent, “outside the box” pastor who led our flock with thought-provoking and insightful sermons. Sadly, the church started […]

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