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Future - How and why did religion evolve?  BBC News

Humanity's most puzzling behaviour has deep roots in our evolutionary past.

Cardinal Dolan: Bring religion into politics  Fox Business

Cardinal Timothy Dolan on how to mix politics and religion.

Poll: Church membership in US plummets over past 20 years  The Philadelphia Tribune

NEW YORK ? The percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has plunged by 20 percentage points over the past two ...

Review of Nicholas Wolterstorff, "Religion in the University"  Inside Higher Ed

The title of Nicholas Wolterstorff's Religion in the University (Yale University Press) seems disproportionate for a small volume of lectures. It sounds more like the ...

Correction: Canada-Religious Symbols story  Washington Post

MONTREAL ? In a story April 13 about Quebec's religious symbols ban, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the ban on religious symbols extends ...

Religion notes: April 19, 2019  Daily Commercial

Guest Speaker: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2487 A1A South. Chris McDermott will present "The Search for Historical Jesus: Myths ...

Religion Calendar | Religion  The Decatur Daily

The deadline to submit items for The Decatur Daily Religion Calendar is 5 p.m. Monday for publication the following Friday. Information, however, may be ...

Buttigieg plays the religion card  Religion News Service

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who this week formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, has caused a stir by criticizing the religiosity ...

New Hulu Comedy 'Ramy' Includes Thoughtful Takes On Religion ? And Lots Of Nosey Family  WBUR

The show is produced by and stars comedian Ramy Youssef as a first-generation, Egyptian-American man in New Jersey.

Losing their religion? New report shows Spaniards are turning their backs on faith  EL PAIS

Nearly one-third of people in Spain are either atheists, agnostics or non-believers, according to a study by the Ferrer i Guārdia Foundatio.

Science Says: Religion Is Good For Your Health  Forbes

Theologists, scientists and thought leaders have attempted for centuries to understand the impact that religion can have on human beings; both mentally and ...

Festival of Faiths embraces religion and science to bring enlightenment  Courier Journal

Come contemplate the intersection of faith and science at this year's Festival of Faiths held April 25-27 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

Area Religious Services, April 19 | Religion  The Westerly Sun

Dunn's Corners Community Church. WESTERLY ? On Easter Sunday, April 21, a Sunrise *Service* will be held at 6:30 a.m. in the Memorial Garden, weather ...

Why Pete Buttigieg may be reviving ideals of the Social Gospel Movement  Religion News Service

(The Conversation) ? In recent weeks, Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has captured wide media attention. One reason is that Buttigieg is the first ...

Notre Dame fire: Why should France rebuild cathedral? Embers of Christianity still burn.  USA TODAY

God is not dead in Europe, but many are no longer following Him. Notre Dame Cathedral 's shell remains, in the hope that the structure may be rebuilt.

RELIGION NOTES: Friday, April 19 | Religion  YourGV.com

Halifax County NAACP 2019 King/Queen program Saturday.

Black women cracking 'stained-glass ceilings' with Jesus' 7 last words  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? Days before Good Friday, the Rev. Stacey Hamilton continued to contemplate what she would preach about some of the last words of Jesus: ?Truly I tell ...

Michael Crichton in 2003: Environmentalism is a religion - AEI  American Enterprise Institute

View related *content*: Carpe Diem. More than 15 years ago, Michael Crichton gave a talk to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on September 15, 2003 ...

On Religion: Priest, firefighters race to save the irreplaceable  Herald and News

As the flames rushed through Notre Dame Cathedral's wooden rafters ? each beam cut from an individual oak ? a squad of firefighters began a strategic ...

Emperor performs ritual to report abdication to Shinto gods  Religion News Service

TOKYO (AP) ? Emperor Akihito prayed at a Japanese shrine Thursday in a ritual to report his upcoming abdication to the Shinto gods. The 85-year-old emperor ...

How Columbine Brought Religion into Public Life  JSTOR Daily

In the aftermath of 1999's Columbine massacre, American media and politicians focused on the secret world of delinquent youth and how they might be saved.

Big Religion May Have Gotten Too Much Credit for the Evolution of Modern Society  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...

Religion department in search for new Christian Education professor  The Bluestocking

By Anna Wechter, Brandon Elledge, MK Kelly and Morgan Megna | Guest Writers. Getting ready for spring is always a stressful time. With summer in the air, ...

I?m not passing my parents? religion on to my kids, but I am teaching their values  The Washington Post

My children, a 3-year-girl and a 1-year-old boy, aren't baptized. Many people take issue with this parenting decision ? especially the people I know from my ...

Kevin Smith?s ?Star Wars? Theory Is that ?Rise of Skywalker? Means the Creation of New Religion  IndieWire

A lot of fans are buzzing about what the new "Star Wars" title could mean, but the indie director already has a prediction.

Easter truce a nod to sensibilities for rivals on religion tightrope  The Australian

For the first time since 1917, Australias federal leaders face the challenge of electioneering during Easter and trying not to offend the faithful or antagonise the ...

Evidence for ancient religion discovered in Lake Titicaca  National Geographic

Gold artifacts, precious shells and evidence of animal sacrifice in Lake Titicaca point to a belief system that helped organize the ancient Tiwanaku state, ...

Organized religion is losing its followers  The Washington Post

CNN reports, ?For the first time 'No Religion' has topped a survey of Americans' religious identity, according to a new analysis by a political scientist.

Irony Alert: Socialism Needs Religion to Work  Wall Street Journal

The only elements which help this economic system work are religion, limited community and the free opportunity to leave.

Why Does Religion Place Women In A Long Distance Relationship With God?  Mashable India

?I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.? - Susan B. Anthony (America ...

How Prominent Women Built and Sustained the Religious Right  Religion & Politics

In September 1983, Beverly LaHaye gave a press conference in Washington, DC, to announce that her four-year-old lobbying group Concerned Women for ...

Indonesia election: Another big democracy sees religious divide deepen  Quartz

Indonesian president Joko Widodo's Twitter account has been interspersing tweets that show him on a minor pilgrimage in Mecca with videos that show off new ...

Don't set up no-go zones for religion, says Orange Order  The Times

The Orange Order has accused Glasgow's SNP leaders of attempting to create ?religious no-go zones?.Councillors this week unanimously voted to reroute a ...

What's crazy about religion on Game of Thrones  Religion News Service

There's a scene in Season 2 of Game of Thrones in which a high priestess for whom red is the new black gives birth to a . . . thing. A smoke monster, writhing and ...

Religion Notes: End Times described in hieroglyphs discovered by Baylor prof  Baptist News Global

A Baylor University professor played a key role in discovering new insights into the puzzling breakdown of Maya civilization. Julie Hoggarth, an assistant ...

Scientists establish a link between religious fundamentalism and brain damage  Salon

A study published in the journal Neuropsychologia has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a brain region ...

Losing faith in religion leaves young trapped in painful search for ?meaning?  The Australian

Choosing a career provokes anxiety for young people. There are just so many choices, so many jobs, so many university and TAFE courses. Spoiled for choice ...

Talk of a rising religious left is unfounded. It already exists.  The Washington Post

In small but meaningful ways, the religious left lives on.

Short of electricity, food and water, Venezuelans return to religion  The Washington Post

CARACAS, Venezuela ? The lights in Petare had gone dark. Again. The people of Venezuela's largest slum were used to the blackouts that halt the flow of ...

4 facts about religion in New Zealand  Pew Research Center

New Zealand's small but growing Muslim population is in the news of late after a terrorist attack left 50 dead and dozens injured at two mosques in Christchurch ...

Is Religious Decline Inevitable in the United States?  ChristianityToday.com

If you take a course in the sociology of religion at any college or university, the professor will inevitably spend some time on what is known as secularization ...

State and Religion in Israel on Pesach  Algemeiner

The return of a right-wing government in Israel, heavily reliant on religious parties, is a matter of some concern because of the increasing encroachment of ...

Texas Republicans? Push for a Religious ?License to Discriminate? is Depressingly Familiar  The Texas Observer

Today's targets of religious discrimination are members of the LGBTQ community. Not long ago they were African Americans and women.

Survey: There are now as many Americans who claim no religion as there are evangelicals and Catholics  CNN

The non-religious edged out Catholics and Evangelicals in the long-running General Social Survey. The three groups remain within the margin of error of each ...

This is the best (and simplest) world map of religions  Big Think

Infographic world map showing both the size and distribution of the world's major religions (islam, christianity, judaism, buddhism, hinduism) as well as ...

What Hail Satan? director Penny Lane learned from her doc on Satanists  Vox.com

A documentary called Hail Satan? seems aimed squarely at provocation, which is fitting: Filmmaker Penny Lane (as her website URL proclaims, it's her real ...

Secular lobby advocates equality as religious leaders weigh in on election  The Guardian

Campaign aims to remind candidates that majority of Australians don't want religion to dictate social policy.

When parenting becomes a religion, college admissions officers become high priests  Washington Post

The dangerous leap from kids as 'legacy' to conceiving them as our pathway to eternal life.

Pete Buttigieg?s Abortion Extremism Hurts His Religious Appeal  National Review

He has zero appeal to religious conservatives because he holds to the Democratic party line on the right to kill viable, living unborn babies.

Pete Buttigieg Is Fighting, and Winning, a Battle Over Religion With Mike Pence  Rolling Stone

Pete Buttigieg is scheduled to officially announce his candidacy for president this weekend. The 37-year-old South Bend, Indiana, mayor has been steadily ...

Pete Buttigieg confronts Pence about religion ahead of 2020 bid  CBS News

Gay rights and religion are at the heart of a simmering feud between Vice President Mike Pence and potential Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

Deus Ex Machina: Religions Use Robots to Connect With the Public  The Wall Street Journal

The 15th century had the printing press. Today, a handful of religious institutions are developing interactive machines to share doctrine and converse with the ...

Religious Travel Can Foster More Understanding of Different Faiths  TravelPulse

Just a few weeks ago, I visited Israel, a holy land full of history and religious sites for those of the Judaic, Christian and Muslim faiths. Whether I toured Akko, ...

West African religions are on the rise in Maryland as practitioners connect with roots  Washington Post

The religions appeal to African Americans who have been struggling with questions of identity.

How Religion Supports and Guides Local Environmentalists  Shepherd Express

Through history, religion and science have often found themselves at loggerheads, but today many Milwaukee religious leaders are in harmony with scientific ...

Death v. Religion at the Supreme Court  Religion News Service

In February, by a vote of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court turned down a petition from a death row inmate in Alabama who asked to have his execution delayed so ...

Qanta Ahmed: Ilhan Omar is a disgrace to Islam and doesn?t represent my Muslim religion  Fox News

Rep. Ilhan Omar continues to be an embarrassment and a disgrace for me and other American Muslims with her outrageous, ignorant, anti-Semitic and now ...

Religion may no longer be a reason children avoid vaccines if this law changes  NJ.com

With 13 reported measles cases in the state and a massive outbreak in New York, two New Jersey state senators say they support eliminating the loophole that ...

Evangelicals helped get Trump into the White House. Pete Buttigieg believes the religious left will get him out.  The Washington Post

The gay mayor from Indiana says he thinks Democrats ? and the vice president ? have lost touch with religion.

What every Democratic presidential candidate needs to know about religious voters  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? Almost 60 years ago, on the evening after his midday announcement that he was running for president, Sen. John Kennedy was depressed. According ...

'Nones' now as big as evangelicals, Catholics in the US  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? In a shift that stands to impact both religion and politics, survey data suggests that the percentage of Americans who don't affiliate with any specific ...

?But ma'am? you have to put a real religion?  ABS-CBN News

?Huh? But what do you mean you weren't baptized?? Frowns. Glazed eyes. Confusion stamped all over their faces. As a Filipino without religion, and an atheist ...

A Simple Form of Spirituality Brings More Satisfaction Than Religion  Inverse

A study published Thursday in the journal 'Psychology of Religion and Spirituality' challenges the idea that being religious is the most consistent way to feel ...

Why Brunei's New Religious Hardening Matters  The Diplomat

The new Islamic laws are only the latest symptom of broader issues in the tiny, oil-rich sultanate.

Review: 'Hail Satan?' Is Devilishly Compelling  NPR

When they write the bible on the great trolls of history, the Satanic Temple should be on the cover. Founded in 2013 as a poke in the eye of religious ...

Hmong: Religious Persecution Continues in Vietnam  UNPO

In Vietnam, Hmong Christians continue to endure persecution by the Vietnamese authorities because of their religious beliefs. While Hanoi has implemented ...

Is religion good or bad for humanity? Epic analysis delivers an answer  New Scientist

A scientific review of 10000 years of history is finally revealing the unexpected truth behind religion's role in human civilisation.

The Last Jedi's message of spirituality over religion is a much-needed shift in the Star Wars saga  SYFY WIRE

The journeys of Luke Skywalker and Rey speak to a larger theme of religious deconstruction that values the individual connection over traditional beliefs.

Indonesia: Joko Widodo plays ?religion card? in election gamble  Financial Times

The most important character in the Indonesian election could be neither of the two main candidates but a 76-year-old cleric enlisted to bolster the religious ...

Religious Studies Class Visits NYC Museums - News  Hamilton College News

Students in ?Religion and Modern Art? recently explored the Guggenheim Museum, as well as several other places where modern art meets spirituality in New Y.

In Quebec, new bill targets religious Canadians in the public sector  Sydney Morning Herald

"How am I supposed to teach tolerance and diversity to my students, many of whom are immigrant kids, when the government is asking me to give up who I am?"

No, religion is not antithetical to liberalism  The Washington Post

Deeply religious Americans went for Trump because they feel surrounded and are looking for escape, not because they're prone to authoritarianism.

Our Easter Isn?t About Religion ? It?s About Family And Living Plastic-Free  CBC.ca

The good news is, there are lots of great ways to celebrate holidays while avoiding plastic entirely. Here's how we're doing Easter this year.

Religious conservatives grapple with how to respond to Buttigieg  NBC News

Religious conservatives are faced with a new challenge in responding to Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic candidate who is leaning into discussions on faith.

Different but the Same: Religious Persecution in China  Harvard Political Review

While religious intolerance has long been intertwined with China's history, measures of control have grown increasingly harsh under Xi Jinping. Since his ascent ...

Pete Buttigieg has broken through the noise on community and religion  The Washington Post

Pete Buttigieg has broken through the noise of a cacophonous Democratic presidential field by raising issues that usually fall by the wayside in an era when ...

Buttigieg responds to Pence: 'My problem is when' VP's 'religious beliefs are used as an excuse to harm' | TheHill  The Hill

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday once again took aim at Vice President Pence, arguing he uses religion as an excuse to "harm people ...

Future of decades-old CBS religion documentary program in doubt  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? The future of a decades-old CBS documentary series focused on religion is in doubt, as the network is potentially discussing cutting back or even ...

Faith-based bills advance in Texas in defiance of 'almighty dollar'  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? State Sen. Charles Perry recently stood on the floor of the Texas Senate in Austin defending a bill that would let state license holders assert their ...

Religious, civil rights groups ask Pompeo to request expert probe of US racism  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? Scores of religious and civil rights organizations have asked U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to request an evaluation by a U.N. expert of the ...

Quebec proposes ban on religious clothing for public workers  The Associated Press

MONTREAL (AP) ? A proposal to ban many public employees from wearing religious clothing is creating a fiery debate in the Canadian province of Quebec, ...

For The Left To Get Religion, They'll Have To Give Up Abortion And LGBT  The Federalist

Kirsten Powers recently made the case for an 'awakening of the Christian left.' But to get religion, the left will have to change.

Malaysia police likely behind religion-linked abductions: Inquiry  Al Jazeera English

The Christian pastor and Shia Muslim, who were kidnapped by masked men more than two years ago, are yet to be found.

Allow Israel Folau to express religious views  SARugbymag

Israel Folau should be able to express his religious views without fear of sanction from Rugby Australia, writes SIMON BORCHARDT. On 10 April, Folau posted ...

Religious Extremists Exploit Blasphemy Laws in Indonesian Election, Says USCIRF  United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2019. Religious Extremists Exploit Blasphemy Laws in Indonesian Election, Says USCIRF. WASHINGTON, DC ? Following ...

ECFA ousts Chicago-area megachurch Harvest Bible Chapel  Religion News Service

CHICAGO (RNS) ? The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, a Christian financial watchdog group, has terminated the membership of Harvest Bible ...

Openly Gay, Openly Christian Buttigieg Challenges the Religious Right  New York Magazine

South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg is openly gay and openly Christian, and in addition to his other qualities, presents a challenge to Trump and his religious right ...

Veil-Wearing Witness's Religious Concerns Trump Public Trial Rights  Reason

A Pennsylvania court decision said they can (though relying on cases generally allowing restrictions on Public Trial Clause and First Amendment trial access ...

Intolerance toward religion is 'insidious' and 'fashionable,' says speaker at event hosted by Utah's Orrin Hatch  Salt Lake Tribune

The man credited with sending conservative jurists to the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts paid tribute Thursday to former Sen. Orrin Hatch and the ...

Religion the flashpoint in free speech debate  Noted

Labour and the Greens may be buying themselves an extremely bitter and damaging fight over stricter hate-speech laws. They could well find during its bruising ...

The other Russian collusion story  Religion News Service

As we wait to learn exactly what's in the Mueller report, there's another Russia story that deserves our attention. It's about collusion between the Christian right in ...

Shattered statues and satanic symbols mark rise in attacks on French church  Religion News Service

The Saint-Jean Cathedral, foreground, and the Fourviere Basilica, top, are pictured in Lyon, central France, on March 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani).

The new religion: why trying to be perfect is doomed to fail  The Guardian

Deep down, we're using work, politics, family and romance to achieve our own salvation. But the truth is we're flawed.

So Yale Law School endorses anti-religious bigotry now?  USA TODAY

What starts in the ivory tower of academia ? including blatant discrimination against religious groups and students ? won't stay there for long.

New York has made waves of religiously diverse immigration work. How America can too.  Washington Post

In a year when Good Friday and the first night of Passover fall on the same day, and at a time when Americans are deeply divided over immigration, it's worth ...

Mayor Pete, lay off the Pharisees!  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? It was the summer of 1989. I was a doctoral student at Princeton Theological Seminary. I was not only the only Jew in that program; I might have been ...

On Capitol Hill, persecuted Muslims unite to protect religious minorities' rights  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? More than 125 members of the minority Ahmadi Muslim sect spent Monday (April 1) on Capitol Hill advocating for international religious freedom ...

Which countries have the 10 largest Christian and Muslim populations?  Pew Research Center

?Top 10? lists can often be helpful in displaying and illuminating data. For example, the two tables of countries with the largest Christian and Muslim populations ...

Hulu's 'Ramy' Is About Finding Religion When God Feels Like "A Dirty Word," Says Star Ramy Youssef  Bustle

Across film and TV, there have been a number of stories about young, first-generation Americans navigating the chasm between their two cultures. Often ? and ...

'Nones' Religious Group, Growing Nationwide, Has A Near-Forgotten History In The Ozarks  KSMU Radio

A national study has revealed new information about ?Nones.? Nones are people who, when asked about what religion they identify as, would answer, ?none,? or ...