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What Role Will Religion Play for Democratic Presidential Candidates in 2020?  Pacific Standard

Pete Buttigieg and Julián Castro have made their faith a pillar of their political platforms, signaling potentially larger shifts within American politics.

Religion calendar, Saturday, May 18 | Religion Calendar  Winston-Salem Journal

Special Activities. New Bethel Baptist Church, 1016 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem, will celebrate Women's Day with events today and Sunday. There will be a tea ...

Bill accommodating students' religion signed into law  KIRO Seattle

The holy month of Ramadan is meant to be a sacrifice. But for many college students, fasting all day has occasionally meant sacrificing good grades too.

Science would be well advised to avoid picking fights with religion  The Irish Times

Promoting science to replace religion often has the opposite effect, and scientists would be well-advised to stop picking futile fights.

?There are terrorists in all religions?  The Hindu

Kamal Haasan releases video after being denied permission to campaign in Sulur.

Examining Religion and Violence  The New York Times

This week's Australia Letter asks: Is religion making the world more violent? And how can we keep extremism in check?

Byrne: Democrats? infringement on freedom of religion ?truly radical and deeply troubling?  Yellowhammer News

"Unfortunately, the modern Democratic Party has decided that mandating its beliefs on everyone is more important than upholding the rights of people of...

Religion: A new start on life | Religion  Waco Tribune-Herald

Young men and women will line up this month robed in caps and gowns grinning at their friends. Their eyes scan the audience, peering past dangling tassels in ...

Upcoming Religion Events: May 18, 2019 | Religion  Longview News-Journal

A look at religion events happening across East Texas:

How ?Fleabag? Sold Thousands of Jumpsuits and Made Religion Sexy  The New York Times

LONDON ? In the first episode of season two of ?Fleabag,? which debuts on Amazon Prime in the United States on May 17, the heroine, played by Phoebe ...

Beyond belief An encouraging history of religion in America  The Economist

Sacred Liberty: America's Long, Bloody and Ongoing Struggle for Religious Freedom. By Steven Waldman. HarperOne; 405 pages; $28.99. A BENIGN ...

Where Does Religion Come From? One Researcher Points To  NPR

If you've taken part in a religious *service*, have you ever stopped to think about how it all came to be? How did people become believers? Where did the rituals ...

Entrepreneur markets interfaith meats to combat surge in religious hate crimes  Religion News Service

NEW YORK (RNS) ? After the latest wave of attacks at places of worship, from Poway, to Sri Lanka, to New Zealand and Pittsburgh, Mohammad Modarres felt ...

Religion Notes 05/18/19 | Religion  Leader-Telegram

'SENIOR SCAMS': The public is invited to attend "Senior Scams" at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 1221 Wesley Drive, Rice Lake.

Delving into politics and religion, Lifestyle News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

A month before his 80th birthday, Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki moves briskly around the stage of Victoria Theatre, fixing lights and adjusting actor positions ...

Flagstaff Religion News | News | azdailysun.com  Arizona Daily Sun

Christian Science Society of Flagstaff: 619 W. Birch Ave. We hold Sunday worship services and Sunday School (for children and young people up to the age of ...

War or kerfluffle? The debate over religion in the military  ReporterNews.com

It has been noted that there is a war being waged by religion on the military. I am a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, so I'll speak to what I know. There are ...

Texas Senate passes religious liberty bill that LGBTQ advocates fear licenses discrimination  The Texas Tribune

The measure moved quickly through the Senate after the LGBTQ Caucus killed a near-identical proposal on a procedural motion last week in the Texas House.

American University Cairo religion professor loses post in academic freedom fight  Religion News Service

CAIRO (RNS)? A Saudi billionaire whose father endowed a chair in comparative religion at the American University in Cairo has pressured the school to take ...

Local religion digest: Scottish Communion set for Sunday at Pennside Presbyterian  Reading Eagle

The 41st annual Celebration of Scottish Communion will take place Sunday at 10 a.m. at Pennside Presbyterian Church, 253 N. 25th St., Pennside. The *service* ...

Freedom of religion is precious; cannot be taken for granted  Enumclaw Courier-Herald

We are fortunate to have freedom of religion in the United States.

Religion in Quebec: The bigger picture  Montreal Gazette

Part One of a Gazette timeline: As debate over Bill 21 rages, Andy Riga takes a step back in time to track the evolution of religious faiths ? and controversies ...

Is This the Religious Left's Kairos Moment?  Religion & Politics

Ancient Greek had two words for time: kairos, meaning an opportune time, and chronos, meaning chronological or a set amount of time. Christian theology ...

Your Religion News: May 18, 2019  The Recorder

Pirkot to present story of All Souls UU building SundayGREENFIELD ? On Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Russ Pirkot, a 20-year member of the congregation of All ...

Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, May 18-25  LA Daily News

Find a spiritual experience this week at religious centers in the San Fernando Valley area. Here is a sampling of this week's services and special events.

A Liberal Law Professor Explains Why the Equality Act Would ?Crush? Religious Dissenters  National Review

The Equality Act would vastly restrict the ability of Americans to follow their consciences or religious faith.

Women say goodbye to sweet home Alabama  Religion News Service

It is 2031. My grandson, Noah, is about to celebrate becoming bar mitzvah. In the middle of the two of us studying his Torah portion together, Noah stops me.

Are yoga and mindfulness in schools religious?  The Conversation - US

Yoga and mindfulness are becoming more prevalent in America's public schools. But are they subtly promoting religion? A scholar who has served as an expert ...

Religious Minorities Across Asia Suffer Amid Surge in Sectarian Politics  The New York Times

The bombings of three churches in Sri Lanka highlighted the growing vulnerability of religious minorities across Asia, from Christians in Hindu-majority India to ...

Folau verdict aside, Labor threatens religious freedom in schools  The Age

Rugby Australia's verdict on its punishment for Israel Folau, due on Friday, will highlight broader religious freedom implications ? and these may have an impact ...

Israel Folau's fight for religious freedom leaves behind ugly mess  The Guardian

The sacked Wallaby's test case will prompt a lot of soul-searching about how rugby arrived at this point.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Challenges Religious Right On Specific Bible Passages  HuffPost

The freshman lawmaker from New York says if they want to follow the Bible, they can start by backing her bill.

Religion in Quebec: The tumultuous years  Montreal Gazette

Thirteen years later, the "reasonable accommodation" debate about religion's place in Quebec society rages on.

War on Crime a Pretext for Cracking Down on Religion  Bitter Winter

The CCP suppresses religious groups that aren't under its control under the pretext of "cleaning up gang crime and eliminating evil."

Religion Listings: May 18, 2019 | Religion  The Daily News of Newburyport

To see a complete listing of local religion notes, go to newburyportnews.com. To have religion notes listed for next weekend, please email them to ...

Religion notes: Events in Lincoln May 18-26 | Faith and Values  Lincoln Journal Star

Alpha ? 5:30 p.m. (Wednesdays). Soup supper, followed by Christian education, video presentations created by Anglican priest Nicky Gumble and small group ...

Amazon mistakenly told some sellers that it's now blocking ads with 'religious content'  CNBC

Amazon employees have been mistakenly taking down ads with religious *content*, causing some small sellers to take a direct hit on their sales. Multiple sellers ...

With measles cases still rising, what religion has to say about vaccination  Leader-Telegram

Each new update in the nationwide surge of measles cases takes Dr. Paul Offit back to the battlefield that was Children's Hospital of Philadelphia during a ...

Supreme Court conservatives are bickering over the death penalty and religion  Los Angeles Times

Conservatives on the Supreme Court are bickering over the timing of death penalty appeals and access to religious advisors. A solution: End the death penalty.

Wealthy Bay Area suburb gets housing religion: It?s allowing 11 affordable units  San Francisco Chronicle

The tony town of Danville celebrated building 11 units of affordable housing. It shows how far California has to go to build enough housing to ease the crunch.

We Are Taking Religious Freedom Too Far  The New York Times

We have a right to practice our beliefs, but we don't have the right to discriminate against others, or endanger their lives.

Freedom of Religion Doesn't Cut It  Foreign Policy

On Jan. 6, 1941, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ended his State of the Union speech by outlining a future based on ?four essential human freedoms.

Religion News: May 18 | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com  Northern Virginia Daily

Lutheran. St. John's Lutheran Church will hold ?Mocha and a Message,? a contemporary worship *service* with coffee and desserts, today at 6 p.m. at 3623 Back ...

Why a $45 Trump prayer coin is no joke  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? For centuries, Catholics have used rosary beads to aid them in the practice of prayer. Some American Protestants view their Bibles as a kind of ...

Future - How and why did religion evolve?  BBC News

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

Through religion, Cascade center for women works to replace substance dependency with faith  GoDanRiver.com

CASCADE ? As a team of 15 cleaned the cabin in Cascade, a group of women were on their way toward it through Tennessee. It will be their home for.

Report traces anti-Muslim Facebook astroturfing campaign to evangelical activist  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? A prominent far-right evangelical activist and author is behind a coordinated network of Facebook pages that is spreading extreme anti-Muslim and ...

Is China Conducting A Crackdown On Religion?  Forbes

In recent months, the persecution of religious groups in China has been making headlines. The picture that these news stories create is one of China as a state ...

Vatican, Catholic colleges weigh-in on emerging AI ethics debate  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? When Marquette University professor Shion Guha began planning a class last fall that focused on artificial intelligence and ethics, he assumed he ...

Religious Freedom: What?s at Stake If We Lose It  Daily Signal

Religious freedom preserves America's diversity, where people of different faiths, worldviews, and beliefs can peacefully coexist without fear of reprisal.

Comedian Pete Holmes On His Mass. Roots, Religion And The End Of HBO's 'Crashing'  WBUR

Comedian and Massachusetts native Pete Holmes isn't afraid to lay it all out there. His HBO show "Crashing," which recently wrapped up its third and final ...

Buddhism: Indonesia's oldest religion is also the least understood  Jakarta Post

How did Buddhism go from a major religion to such an obscure one in Indonesia?

Saturday, May 18, 2019: Fighting for the insignificant, religion binds us together, Fun Home a home run  Bangor Daily News

By Our readers. Letters submitted by BDN readers, edited and verified by BDN Opinion Page staff. Send your letters to letters@bangordailynews.com. ? May 17 ...

Vaccinations aren't about religion. They're about public health  Johnson City Press (subscription)

Those who are in favor of religious exemptions to vaccines that are otherwise mandatory before children attend school claim that the issue is about religious ...

?Religious Freedom in Islam? Review: Politics and Pluralism  The Wall Street Journal

After revoking the Edict of Nantes, and with it the civil and religious liberties that the law had afforded Protestants in his realm, Louis XIV boasted that France had ...

The do's and don'ts of religion reporting | The GroundTruth Project - The do's and don'ts of religion reporting  The GroundTruth Project

SHARE. May 2, 2019. By Wilson Liévano ˇ @wlievano. This column originally appeared in Navigator, GroundTruth's newsletter for early-career journalists.

?What I shared had nothing to do with religion?  The Asian Age

Dr. Sunilkumar Nishad, a Vikhroli based homeopathic doctor, is in the news as he became another victim in the ongoing attempts of curbing the freedom of ...

Nation in denial on religious revolution  The Australian

The Morrison-Shorten uproar over religion and LGBTI rights should concern all Australians given the parliament was deadlocked late last year with Labor ...

Stabbing of Jewish woman in Sweden 'not about religion,' says suspect's mom  The Times of Israel

Man said to commit attack amid psychiatric crisis, was released from institution a day prior; prosecutor says understands Israeli concern over reports suspected ...

Churchgoing American religion is starting to look less exceptional  The Economist

FOR ANYONE who studies Americans and their beliefs, the most startling phenomenon of recent times has been the rise of the religious ?nones?. About a ...

Church activities: May 18, 2019  Charleston Gazette-Mail

The 16th Pastoral Anniversary of Pastor Debbie Thomas will be celebrated on Saturday and May 25 at Nondenominational Fellowship Pentecostal Ministries, ...

ON RELIGION: Old fault lines in divided Methodism: part I  GoDanRiver.com

It was one of those General Conference debates in which the regional accents of the United Methodists at the microphones were part of the drama.

Editorial: Vaccinations aren?t about religion. They?re about public health.  Hartford Courant

Those who are in favor of religious exemptions to vaccines that are otherwise mandatory before children attend school claim that the issue is about religious ...

Everyone is given freedom of religion: PM  News 1st

COLOMBO (News 1st): The National Vesak festival was held today (May 18) for the second consecutive day at the Thelwaththe Ancient Thotagamu Ranpath ...

Is Juche the state religion of North Korea?  Big Think

Why on Earth would North Koreans worship the Kim family? If some observers are correct, its because the state religion tells them too. Juche is a political ...

What Mike Pence got wrong at Liberty University  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? This past weekend, Vice President Mike Pence, offering the commencement address at Liberty University, issued a warning to graduates of this ...

Amazon re-training employees after mistakenly blocking religious ads  Fox News

Amazon is retraining its staff after incorrectly blocking several Christian sellers from advertising online for crosses, Bibles, and religious symbols and statements.

Alyce Faye Bragg: Summertime was a carefree time for children  Charleston Gazette-Mail

The common oxeye daisies are blooming now, heralding the school term that is almost over. It seems that this flower (the day's eye) always bloomed whenever ...

Marianne Williamson's metaphysical campaign for president  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? Unless the Democratic National Committee moves the goalposts, New Age author and activist Marianne Williamson will be on stage for the party's first ...

For many Muslims, Ramadan is a built-in digital detox program  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? Unplugging from technology is trending right now. Apple has added a ?screen time? feature to help users track and reduce their smartphone usage.

The hollowing out of American religion  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? The biggest American religion story of the past decade has been the rise of the Nones ? those who answer ?none? when asked what their religion is.

Religion - News - recordonline.com - Middletown, NY  Times Herald-Record

Send religious events and ongoing listings at least two weeks before the event date, to: Amy Berkowitz, Times Herald-Record, P.O. Box 2046, Middletown 10940 ...

Election campaign goes to hell over religious debate  The Age

How can we have a civilised debate about hell, sin and religion?

A prosecutor ridiculed a couple's patron saint. So a court reversed their drug convictions  Courier Journal

A prosecutor lambasted defendants for worshiping the patron saint of narcotraffickers, "Jesús Malverde." Then an appeals court reversed the decision.

Pete Buttigieg, please don?t equate religion with morality  The Washington Post

People bring their morality to their religious texts; they don't get their morality from them.

Pete Buttigieg, a gay Christian, is driving the religious right nuts  CNN

The only Democrat talking at length about his faith in the 2020 primary also happens to be the only gay candidate in the race. And he's one of the few from a red ...

How the ?Spiritual but Not Religious? Are Driving Society?s Civic Decline  Daily Signal

Younger, religiously skeptical generations haven't realized that religion?unlike spirituality?is about far more than belief. It's about action.

'I support the law of the country': Debate over sexuality and religion creeps into election campaign  Sydney Morning Herald

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his ?faith is not about politics? as debate over freedom of religious expression and the targeting of gay Australians creeps into ...

Cave Inscriptions Shed Light on Cherokee History, Religion and Culture  VOA News

And they provide a glimpse into a game they played, probably one of the roughest on the planet.

India Proposes Controversial Bill Making Religion A Criteria for Refugee Citizenship  NPR

India wants to grant citizenship to refugees from nearby countries ? unless they're Muslim. Critics say making religion a criteria for citizenship violates India's ...

These Conservatives Want To Stop Fighting LGBT People  BuzzFeed News

They're planning a compromise bill in Congress that would offer some LGBT rights and religious exemptions.

Despite religious freedom concerns, House passes Equality Act  Catholic News Agency

The House of Representatives passed the controversial Equality Act on Friday, amid heated opposition from those who argue it would pose serious threats to ...

Why Quebec?s religious-symbols bill will fail  The Globe and Mail

Benjamin Berger is a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, and the incoming York Research Chair in Pluralism and Public Law. This week ...

The Satanic Temple is a real religion, says IRS  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? The Almighty may not think the Satanic Temple is a church. But the taxman has given it the thumbs-up. The Satanic Temple, which is featured in a ...

Not correct to link terror with religion: Navjot Kaur Sidhu  Business Standard

Read more about Not correct to link terror with religion: Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Business Standard. Disapproving the 'first Hindu terrorist' remark made by Kamal ...

New law requires professors in Washington to accommodate religious holidays  Religion News Service

SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) ? A new state law makes it easier for college students to take time off for religious holidays. Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5166 ...

Embarrassing Gaffes Continue to Show Media?s Ignorance of Religion  Daily Signal

The bottom line is that it's impossible to understand or explain the United States without at least a cursory understanding of the Bible and Christianity?not to ...

A profitable 'mismatch' pairs strict Islamic islanders and partying Western tourists  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? Gili Trawangan, a tiny island in Indonesia, became famous in the 1980s as a party island, close to crowded and touristy Bali but with no police ...

Bringing intellect to religious study  The Washington Post

Regarding the May 9 front-page article ?Teaching Scripture in public schools ?: Christians should be more scared than atheists when it comes to public schools ...

A fight over 'So help me God'? God help us  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? Some Democrats in Congress who now make the rules in the House of Representatives have proposed dropping ?so help me God? from the oath ...

The Jewish Museum's Discomfort with Religion  Mosaic

Menachem Wecker's essay on Scenes from the Collection, the latest permanent exhibition at the Jewish Museum of New York, is so wide-ranging in its erudition, ...

Erie-area Religion Calendar, May 18 and later - Entertainment & Life  Waynesboro Record Herald

A listing of events held by religious organizations around the Erie region.

Israeli health advocate pens prayer to encourage vaccination  Religion News Service

JERUSALEM (RNS) ? In early spring, as the worldwide measles outbreak was raging, an Orthodox Israeli woman wrote a prayer to encourage religious parents ...

A Changing World: Global Views on Diversity, Gender Equality, Family Life and the Importance of Religion  Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project

People see diversity and gender equality increasing in their countries but say family ties have weakened. Views on the importance of religion vary widely.

Religious Freedom Report Details Egregious Violations Of Human Rights  NPR

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has released its annual report in the aftermath of attacks on mosques in New Zealand, churches in Sri ...

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 ...

Religion News Service, AP and The Conversation launch global religion journalism initiative  Religion News Service

NEW YORK ? Religion News Foundation (RNF), Religion News *Service* (RNS), The Associated Press (AP) and The Conversation announced today the ...

Religious freedom in the spotlight, politicians clarify their positions ahead of federal election  Catholic Leader

Scott Morrison: ?I support the law of the country. I don't mix my religion with politics and my faith with politics.? Photo: CNS/Max Rossi, Reuters. HEADING into the ...

Deadly attacks in Sri Lanka tap into global anxiety about Christian-Muslim violence  Washington Post

The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, a Buddhist-majority country not known for religious violence or intolerance, are tapping into global worries about safety.

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday school days after breaking hip  Religion News Service

ATLANTA (AP) ? Former President Jimmy Carter plans to teach Sunday school this weekend just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip, ...