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Research on obesity and religion

Six major studies of mortality risks in the last 10 years found frequent worship attenders were anywhere from 18 percent to 35 percent less likely than non-attenders to have died... read more >

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Sex and the church: What the numbers say

While there have been significant shifts in public opinion in recent years in support of same-sex marriage, U.S. religious groups continue to struggle to balance theology, experience and personal consciences... read more >

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Gay Rights and Religious Rites: The State of the Debate, 2011

As the state legislature of New York voted to legalize gay marriage, a 13-member Methodist tribunal in Wisconsin found the Rev. Amy DeLong guilty of presiding over a same-sex union... read more >

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The Federal Government’s Marriage Education Initiative

Just over 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce. Starting with a 2006 Bush-era initiative, the federal government has spent more than a half-billion dollars on marriage education programs,... read more >

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French Secularism, Christian History and Modern Islam

In France, separation of church and state means the state must control religion, because French history has dramatic episodes of religion-inspired war between Protestants and Catholics, and most French citizens... read more >

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Killing Bin Laden: Examining the Ethics of the Operation

In the week after the killing of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama laid a wreath at Ground Zero and expressed his hope that bin Laden’s death would bring a... read more >

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Evangelical Christian Concerns and the Presidential Election

In 2008, more than 40 percent of primary voters were evangelicals. With that in mind, Republican contenders for their party’s presidential nomination were courting religious Americans. In a brief interview... read more >

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Tibetan Buddhists and Native Americans Find Common Ground in Montana

Tibetan lama Tulku Sang-Ngag Rinpoche has placed a 24-foot-tall Buddhist statue of Yum Chenmo, the Great Mother of Wisdom and Compassion, on a Montana Native American reservation as part of... read more >

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Soldiers React to the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Seventy percent of U.S. forces overall said that serving in the military with gays or lesbians would pose no problem for them, according to a recent Pentagon study. However, 58... read more >

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Muslims Combating Extremism

U.S. Muslims are engaged in an effort to combat extremism within their own communities, especially among their young people. In a 2010 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly video report, reporter Kim... read more >

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Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to share W. Sibley Towner's Prayers that Sing & Stir the Heart

Study of the Torah   O God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — for generations now, our ancestors in the faith have...

ARDA GlobalPlus: Religion and Nationalistic Politics in India

One of the most important test cases of religious and political nationalism is unfolding in India, where a political...

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

For those that have followed the close collaboration and friendship between Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury...

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