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Study of Mysticism in Chinese Buddhist Monks and Nuns

The social science exploration of mysticism has included an effort to determine whether there exists a mystical common core across religions. Previous studies have identified experiential commonalities across a range... read more >

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Where do we fit into the Christian story?

American Christians tend to "identify with a particular period of church history — say, the early church, or medieval Catholicism and the rise of religious orders, or the Reformation," says... read more >

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Considering Islamic law in court rulings

In August 2013, North Carolina became the seventh state to forbid courts from considering Islamic law in their rulings. Also in that month, an Oklahoma federal judge struck down a... read more >

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Primer for Understanding Islam

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the demand for accurate, nuanced information about Islam has grown in the United States and Western Europe. As late as 2009, only 41 percent of... read more >

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Will Catholicism survive in America?

Over the last 60 years, the percentage of rural U.S. Catholics has been on a steady decline. While that is not unique to Catholicism — both the United Methodist Church... read more >

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Understanding the religion of terrorists

The April 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon, and the subsequent identification of ethnic Chechen immigrants of the Islamic faith as the perpetrators, once again raised questions about the relationship... read more >

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Ministering to many faiths — the art of multicultural pastoral care

Christian leaders are often called upon to provide pastoral care to people of other faiths. To help prepare future pastors, the Christian Hospitality and Pastoral Practices in a Multifaith Society... read more >

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Pope Francis: What The World Really Thinks Of Him

Pope Francis, the 265th successor to St. Peter, is both the first Latin American and the first Jesuit to be chosen to lead the Roman Catholic Church. ReligionLink, a resource... read more >

A look at American mosques

A look at American mosques

"The American Mosque 2011," a study written by Dr. Ihsan Bagby, explores the basic characteristics of the American mosque and attitudes of mosque leaders.

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A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

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