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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
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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

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