Category Archives: religion

Looking for a Republican rabbi? Look far and wide.

The New York Times summarizes a recent survey examining the political preferences of the leaders of America’s most popular religions. (For what it’s worth, you won’t find Islam on the list, and the reason is mentioned in the story.) “It’s a … Continue reading

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God and the Games (I was interviewed for this story)

The 2016 Rio Olympics begin today. The Religion News Service published a story on the historical association between the Olympics and religion. I was interviewed for the piece. “The Olympic Games is the international sports event because of the diversity … Continue reading

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How simple (or is it?) to forgive

At Mass today, the priest reminded everyone in attendance of the power of forgiveness and showing mercy. He relayed the story of how then Pope John Paul II met with the man who weeks earlier had attempted to murder him. … Continue reading

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Islam remains the world’s fastest growing religion

The Pew Center’s FactTank takes a look at the latest data about who practices which religion. Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. The growth and regional migration of Muslims, combined with the ongoing impact of the Islamic … Continue reading

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Mike Huckabee: President Obama “pretends to be” Christian

CNN picks up the story from there. When asked on Newsmax TV’s “The Hard Line” on Tuesday about Ben Carson’s comments that a Muslim should not be president of the United States, the former Arkansas governor began by saying there … Continue reading

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Pew Research examines the diversity (or lack of) in America’s religions

The data suggest Seventh-Day Adventist congregations are the most diverse and the National Baptist Convention is the least. Seventh-day Adventists top the list with a score of 9.1: 37% of adults who identify as Seventh-day Adventists are white, while 32% … Continue reading

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Want to discriminate against gays? Go to Indiana!

The Indianapolis Star reports that Indiana’s governor has signed a controversial law that could allow same-sex partners to be discriminated against. “Today I signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, because I support the freedom of religion for every Hoosier of … Continue reading

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