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'Noah' blockbuster has almost everything going for it, except diversity

The new “Noah” movie has everything you’d expect in a biblical blockbuster. But the Rev. Wil Gafney sees something missing: a hint of ethnic diversity. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Book review: 'Families and Faith' shares multigenerational study of how religion is passed down

Religious beliefs are among the most important traditions society can pass on, but America is more secular than it has ever been. This 35-year study explores how religion is passed on from one... Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Tragic past, rebirth in Berlin's Jewish community

The epicenter of the Holocaust, the city where Hitler signed the death warrants of 6 million Jews, seems an unlikely candidate for the world's fastest growing Jewish community. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Ex-Palestinian prisoner teaches Hebrew, tolerance

Facing a classroom of Palestinian 10th graders, Hebrew teacher Esmat Mansour asks his students who is for and against learning the language. A few raise their hands in favor, others against and he... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Jewish Mormons celebrate two cultures, eye one faith

Jewish members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met Thursday night in Salt Lake City to celebrate Jewish and LDS cultures, asserting their religion is in linear descent from Old... Read more »

April 5, 2014

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Defending the Faith: A witness for the Book of Mormon witnesses

William McLellin left the LDS Church an embittered man in 1838. But he maintained his faith in the Book of Mormon for the remaining 45 years of his life — partly as a result of his confidence... Read more »

April 3, 2014

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Jim Bennett: 'Noah' gets God wrong

The fatal flaw of the “Noah” movie is that its director, who doesn’t believe in God, doesn’t understand him, either. Read more »

April 3, 2014

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Mozilla CEO's Prop 8 support sparks controversy

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich recently had an exclusive Q&A with CNET where he spoke about religious rights and politics. Read more »

April 2, 2014

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Pope Francis calls traditional marriage an icon of God’s love

Pope Francis stressed the importance of marriage between a man and a woman at his general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday. Read more »

April 2, 2014

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Coming to even more theaters near you: the Christian-based film, 'God's Not Dead'

The independent Christian-based film "God's Not Dead" is opening across the country in hundreds of new theaters. Read more »

April 2, 2014

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Clergy housing under fire in austere age

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Whether it's Catholic clergy on both sides of the Atlantic or an evangelical preacher building a gated manse in North Carolina, pastoral housing is getting closer scrutiny, with some clerics... Read more »

April 2, 2014

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Sainthood rites for John Paul II, John XXIII to be broadcast to 3-D movie theaters around the world

While millions of pilgrims are expected to attend the Catholic Church’s first-ever double canonization at the end of April, the Vatican is preparing its most ambitious TV and social media... Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Bishops celebrate Mass along Mexico border

Roman Catholic leaders made a rare visit to the border and celebrated Mass on Tuesday in the shadow of the fence separating the U.S. and Mexico, offering Holy Communion through the steel barrier to... Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip

Less than a week after President Barack Obama discussed immigration reform in a meeting with Pope Francis, a delegation of Roman Catholic leaders is visiting the U.S-Mexico border Tuesday to raise... Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Sectarian prayer at town council meeting? Supreme Court may decide this week

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A small upstate New York town council's predilection for praying "in Jesus' name" at meetings may be approved, or stricken, by the Supreme Court of the United States in a ruling this week. Read more »

March 31, 2014

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Town's regular moment of prayer is at the center of Supreme Court case

A town board in upstate New York moved efficiently through its March meeting agenda: roll call, the Pledge of Allegiance, a moment of prayer. Read more »

March 29, 2014

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Superhero comic with Muslim elements faces backlash from Saudi leaders

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The grand mufti and his council in Saudi Arabia issued a fatwa against "The 99," a Muslim superhero comic. Read more »

March 28, 2014

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Obama, Pope Francis give distinctly different accounts of meeting Thursday

President Barack Obama and the Vatican gave distinctly different accounts of the president's audience with Pope Francis on Thursday, with Obama stressing their common ground on poverty and... Read more »

March 27, 2014

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Photo gallery: Historical meetings of popes and US presidents

President Barack Obama met with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican on Thursday, holding a nearly hourlong audience with the pontiff. The president and pope both appeared tense at the... Read more »

March 27, 2014

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US lobbies Vatican for pope visit in 2015

Where should Pope Francis visit next year? Read more »

March 25, 2014

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High court seems divided over birth control rule

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Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of... Read more »

March 25, 2014

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Justices tackle health law birth control coverage

Supreme Court justices are weighing whether corporations have religious rights that exempt them from part of the new health care law that requires coverage of birth control for employees at no... Read more »

March 25, 2014

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Pope taps women, victims for sex abuse commission

Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday, signaling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission's course and... Read more »

March 22, 2014

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Visiting monk teaches Utahns how to 'listen for God' throughout day

Brother James Michael Dowd is visiting from the Episcopal Holy Cross Ministry in New York. He is teaching people how to apply lessons from the monastery in their own lives. Read more »

March 21, 2014

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Opportunity, risk seen in Obama's meeting with pope, advisers say

The White House announced in January that Obama would meet Francis during a European trip. Both the President and Michelle Obama will be there, as well as National Security adviser Susan Rice and... Read more »

March 20, 2014

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