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Trump Administration Revealing More Clearly Philosophical Intent on Foreign Policy
By John Breslin, Special to Religica
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Cabeza Prieta

Humanitarian worker on trial for leaving food, water for migrants, placed near the bones of the dead
By John Breslin, Special to Religica
Photo courtesy: Cabeza Prieta, Arizona
Credit: Fish and Wildlife Service


St. Sebastian's Church (Negombo)

Christians “most persecuted” religious in the world, according to UK report
By John Breslin, Special to Religica
Photo by Wikimapia

syringeConcern, skepticism, expressed over rise in religious vaccination exemptions
By John Breslin, Special to Religica
Photo by Pixabay

Three heart shapes made from woodTrans activists of faith launch campaign to highlight violence against the community
By John Breslin, Special to Religica
Photo by Human Rights Campaign

bladensburg crossSupreme Court set to ponder “Januslike” first amendment
By John Breslin, Special to Religica
Photo by The American Legion

Question. Courtesy of PixabayReligion very important to majority of Americans, differs from Europe
By John Breslin, Special to Religica
Photo by Pixabay

Photo courtesy HRAM.MIL.RU and BBC News

War hardware to form steps of grand new army cathedral planned in Russia
By John Breslin, Special to Religica
Photo by HRAM.MIL.RU and BBC News

Letter: Nationalism is anathema to Christian faith
Religion News Service | August 21, 2019

Two million people, 300 escalators, one holy mission. What is the Haj?
The Sydney Morning Herald | August 8, 2019

Understanding Christians’ climate views can lead to better conversations about the environment
Religion News Service | August 6, 2019

‘I prefer non-religious’: why so few US politicians come out as atheists
The Guardian | August 3, 2019

Christian leaders condemn Christian nationalism in new letter
Religion News Service | August 3, 2019

‘I felt the calling aged three’: The women who devote their lives to God
The Sydney Morning Herald | July 21, 2019

Uttar Pradesh Child Prodegy has Written 125 Books at Age 12
The Times of India | July 19, 2019

Lebanese Losing Faith as Politicians Fumble over Economy
Associated Press | July 19, 2019

Americans Have Little Confidence in Religion, Congress, New Media
The Jerusalem Post | July 19, 2019

Humanists are Being Persecuted Too
The Guardian | July 19, 2019

Worshippers in hard hats arrive at fire-ravaged Notre Dame for the cathedral’s first mass since blaze destroyed it’s roof and spire
Daily Mail | June 15, 2019

Sikh Elders won’t let anyone demolish mosque in Ludhiana village despite zero Muslim population
Daily Sikh Updates | June 14, 2019

Greenville couple sues Trump administration and SC governor over foster-care practice
Greenville News | May 30, 2019

Do humans have a “religion instinct?”
BBC | May 29, 2019

Drug warrant served at Rastafarian church raises questions about religious legal protections
WMTV | May 29, 2019

Narendra Modi and the BJP’s desire to advance Hindu interests won’t help India realise its ambitions
South China Morning Post | May 28, 2019

Maine governor signs bill eliminating religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions
WSBT | May 24, 2019

Religious scholar killed, 16 wounded in Kabul mosque blast
Dawn, Pakistan | May 24, 2019

Lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans are less religious than straight adults by traditional measures
Pew Research Center | May 24, 2019

Students come together to celebrate diversity
The Star Online | May 23, 2019

Free after 17 years, ‘America Taliban’ John Walker Lindh remains a 9/11 enigma
IOL South Africa | May 23, 2019

NPR Story Explores the Fractures Surrounding “Religious Freedom” Today
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty | May 22, 2019

Garcetti said he backs U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Now religious groups want an apology
Los Angeles Times | May 21, 2019

Sant Kabir and spiritual rationalism in Narendra Modi’s India
This Week in Asia | May 21, 2019

Many Americans see religious discrimination in U.S. – especially against Muslims
Pew Research Center | May 17, 2019

LGBTQ Equality Act passes House, pushing back on Trump’s religious freedom policies
Roll Call, The Source for News on Capital Hill | May 17, 2019

California ‘confession bill’ viewed as violation of religious liberty
National Catholic Reporter | May 17, 2019

Trump’s ICE Targets Lutheran Minister, Betty Rendón
Patheos | May 16, 2019

Donnie Edward Johnson’s last words include: ‘I commend my life into your hands’
Commercial Appeal, Part of the USA Today Network | May 16, 2019

Texas Senate Passes Religious “Association” Bill as State Legislative Deadline Approaches
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty | May 16, 2019

NY Agency Opposed to Gay Couples Adopting Loses Suit
Courthouse News Service | May 16, 2019

Israel Folau’s rugby union contract terminated as punishment for players’ code of conduct breach
ABC News Australia | May 16, 2019

Man killed in anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka, three weeks after Easter bombings
South China Morning Post | May 15, 2019

SIS lambasts Kelantan religious dept: Stop obsessing about what women wear
The Star Online | May 14, 2019

Episcopal bishops, U.S. religious leaders issue Religious Declaration of Unprecedented Human Emergency
Episcopal News Service | May 13, 2019

Madeleine Festival isn’t just filled with religious music
The Salt Lake Tribune | May 12, 2019

Religious leaders come together for annual Interfaith Dinner
WKYT | May 11, 2019

Snapshots of Ramadan across Asia reveal changing lives of Muslims
South China Morning Post | May 11, 2019

Aasia Bibi leaves Pakistan, ‘safely reunited’ with family
Dawn | May 11, 2019

New musical brings a message of religious tolerance to the LA stage
89.3 KPCC | May 8, 2019

The US government just officially recognized the Satanic Temple as a religion
Business Insider | May 7, 2019

New research untangles the links between religion and support for redistribution
PsyPost | May 6, 2019

In Iraq, religious rap meets a chorus of controversy
France 24 | May 6, 2019

States seek to cut off religious exemptions for vaccination
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | May 6, 2019

Religious Faith: To Share or Not to Share
MedPage Today | May 6, 2019

Pope outlines ‘code of conduct’ for interfaith dialogue, friendship
Crux | May 6, 2019

U.S. religious centers buy more insurance after raft of shootings
Reuters | May 2, 2019

Japan Emperor Naruhito vows to uphold Akihito’s legacy by ‘always standing with the people’
The Straits Times | May 1, 2019

Daughter of Honey and Barry Sherman continues their legacy by supporting world gathering of Holocaust survivors
The Star | May 1, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence to visit Louisiana, faith leaders of burned St. Landry churches
Shreveport Times | May 1, 2019

Michigan residents leaving the Catholic Church as many turn away from religion
Michigan Live | April 30, 2019

USCIRF Releases 2019 Annual Report and Recommendations for World’s Most Egregious Violators of Religious Freedom
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom | April 29, 2019

A stolen 400-year-old Bible returns to the US after being missing for decades
CNN | April 26, 2019

For a more equal and still diverse Indonesia, all of Asia should hope Joko Widodo’s second term is successful
South China Morning Post | April 26, 2619

‘The religious heart of France’: Duke professors react to Notre-Dame burning
The Chronicle | April 24, 2019

BYU and Baylor study: Religious couples report greater sexual satisfaction
Deseret News | April 23, 2019

Ministry of Religious Endowment renaming mosques across Egypt
Al-Monitor | April 23, 2019

A Scholar of Extremism on How Religious Conflict Shapes Sri Lanka
The New Yorker | April 23, 2019

When Christians Are Under Attack, Muslims and the Left Need to Defend Them
The Intercept | April 22, 2019

Digging up the dead: the Thai ceremony to pamper neglected human remains – helping their spirits to ‘move on’
South China Morning Post | April 21, 2019

Panel Rules Congress Can Reject Atheist Bid to Give Prayer
Courthouse News Service | April 19, 2019

5 facts about Buddhists around the world
Pew Research Center | April 19, 2019

BJP is not against any religion: Rajnath Singh
The Times of India | April 18, 2019

The heritage of Notre Dame – less European than people think
Yerepouni News | April 18, 2019

Is Religious Decline Inevitable in the United States?
Christianity Today | April 17, 2019

Backlash follows proposed Quebec ban on yarmulkes, religious clothing
South Florida Sun Sentinel | April 17, 2019

Indonesia elections: Personality, religion and politics | April 17, 2019

Let reason, not religion, govern the aid-in-dying issue. Legislators should not impose their religious beliefs on secular law
The CT Mirror | April 16, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Could Return to Vendors’ Religious Liberty Objections to Same-Sex Marriage
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty | April 15, 2019

Is There Really a ‘Rise’ of the Religious Left?
Relevant | April 12, 2019

AAAS Program to Expand Science Engagement in Diverse Group of Seminaries
American Association for the Advancement of Science | April 12, 2019

Pope Benedict Emerges From Retirement To Claim Abuse Crisis Started With Sexual Revolution
Huff Post | April 11, 2019

The Top 4 Religions of the World
World Religion News | April 10, 2019

Little-Remembered Religious Preachers Get Their Due In ‘American Messiahs’
NPR | April 10, 2019

Dear Science and Religion: We Need to Talk
The Humanist | April 10, 2019

Cardinal Parolin: Religious freedom continues to be violated around the world
Vatican News | April 5, 2019

Texas prisons ban all chaplains from execution chamber after Supreme Court ruling
USA Today | April 4, 2019

Hints of mysterious religion discovered in world’s highest lake
National Geographic | April 1, 2019

Ban on wearing religious symbols is ‘moderate’, says Quebec premier
National Post | March 31, 2019

American Religion Has Never Looked Quite Like It Does Today
Huff Post | March 30, 2019

‘Texas 7’ lookout man gets last-minute stay of execution
CHRON News | March 29, 2019

How a homeless man with incurable cancer taught a Stevens Point church about God and love
Wausau Daily Herald | March 28, 2019

Measles Causes County to Bar Unvaccinated Minors in Public
Courthouse News Service | March 27, 2019

Cyber-muftis, digital fatwas – the ongoing transformation of religious authority
Daily Sabaah Op-Ed | March 27, 2019

Texas Senate Committee Approves Sweeping Religious Exemption Bill
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty | March 27, 2019

Hagia Sophia can be reverted to a mosque: Erdoğan
Hurriyet | March 25, 2019

Religious leaders grapple with age segregation
Star Tribune | March 22, 2019

America’s Changing Religious Landscape – It’s Not Good!
Prophecy in the News | March 22, 2019

Former chaplains suing US Navy, claiming religious discrimination in promotion process
WBTV 13 News | March 22, 2019

Statement from Bawa Jain, Secretary-General of the World Council of Religious Leaders
Cision PR Wire | March 22, 2019

What is the mission of a religious university?
The College Fix | March 21, 2019

Home Office refuses Christian convert asylum by quoting Bible passages that ‘prove Christianity is not peaceful’
Independent | March 21, 2019

In Nigeria, Daughters of Divine Love give hope to abandoned children
Global Sisters Report | March 18, 2019

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack
Associated Press | March 18, 2019

After Christchurch shooting, Jewish communities share in trauma and healing
Religion News Service | March 18, 2019

Why Americans Go (and Don’t Go) to Religious Services
Pew Research Center | March 17, 2019

To New Zealanders and Muslims Everywhere
The Interfaith Observer | March 15, 2019

Pakistan seizes religious schools in intensified crackdown on militants
Reuters | March 7, 2019

Tibetan religious activity slashed, Lhasa mayor confirms
South China Morning Post | March 7, 2019

Americans’ drinking habits vary by faith
Pew Research Center | March 6, 2019

Following conflict, a turn to the divine
The Harvard Gazette | March 5, 2019

Ninth Circuit Orders New Look at Mosque Surveillance Case
Courthouse News Service | March 1, 2019

Local United Methodists grapple with denomination decision on gay clergy and same-gender weddings | March 1, 2019

In an Era of Religious Refusals, the Do No Harm Act Is an Essential Safeguard
ACLU | February 28, 2019

Together in prayer: Religious leaders show support for undocumented immigrants in sanctuary
Daily Hampshire Gazette | February 27, 2019

Argument analysis: Peace cross appears safe, if not stable
SCOTUS Blog | February 27, 2019

Muslim Detainees Say ICE Interferes With Their Religious Practices
Courthouse News Service | February 27, 2019

For Russia’s Jehovah’s Witnesses and China’s Uighur Muslims, politics trump religious freedom
Get Religion | February 12, 2019

Religious leaders express support for the movement to unionize
Elon News Network | February 11, 2019

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers pleads not guilty to Tree of Life massacre that killed 11
The Ledger | February 11, 2019

Women religious organization issues statement on abuse of sisters  | February 11, 2019

Impact of Quebec mosque shooting on Muslim community
Global News Canada | February 7, 2019

The Media’s ‘Religious Left’ Is Erasing Marginalized Communities of Faith
Sojourners | February 6, 2019

UTSA sociologists study the impact religion has on child development
UTSA | February 6, 2019

Study finds Muslim-majority countries lack, but hold surprising potential for, religious freedom
Notre Dame News | February 1, 2019

Are religious people happier, healthier? Our new global study explores this question
Pew Research Center | January 31, 2019

US Oil Lease Near Sacred Park Pushes Forward
Courthouse News Service | January 31, 2019

Jehovah’s Witness Faces Prison in Russia
Human Rights Watch | January 30, 2019

Muslim inmate scheduled for execution next week says Alabama violating his religious rights
NBC News | January 29, 2019

Student cracks theologian’s baffling religious code
BBC News | January 28, 2019

Foster home allowed religious exemption
Greenview News | January 23, 2019

Jesuits weigh in on debate over politicians applying religious test to judicial nominees
America Magazine | January 23, 2019

Pastor, hundred of others, face charges in Zimbabwe
Channel NewsAsia | January 23, 2019

Campus religions organizations work to connect students
Northern Star Media | January 21, 2019

What did Hebrew Israelites have to do with the stand-off at Lincoln Memorial | January 21, 2019

Judges block expansion of religious exemptions to HHS mandate  | January 15, 2019

Split between Ukrainian, Russian churches shows political importance of Orthodox Christianity
Pew Research Center  |  January 14, 2019

Why Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj is festival to end all festivals
The Guardian  |  January 14, 2019

Former Spokane Valley firefighter who used work email for religious group wins Supreme Court
KREM2  |  January 11, 2019

Texas Republicans Reject Removal of Leader for Being Muslim
Courthouse News Service  |  January 11, 2019

Shaheedi Sabha: Will not tolerate attempt to create rift between communities, says Amarinder Singh
Indian Express  |  December 28, 2018

Hui poet fears for his people as China “sinicizes” religion
National Post  | December 27, 2018