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Where progressives and Evangelicals agree โ€“ clarify IRS rules on political speech

Feb 3, 2015 - 12:16 am .- An unlikely combination of political progressives and Evangelicals came together last week to demand more clarity in IRS regulations of political speech for churches and non-profits.

Global organization of religions proposed to counter terrorism

Sep 9, 2014 - 01:14 pm .- In a recent meeting with Pope Francis, former Israeli president Shimon Peres suggested forming an “Organization of United Relations” to counter those who use religion for terroristic aims.  

Pope Francis rejects false religiosity

Sep 7, 2013 - 10:01 am .- In his daily homily on Saturday, Pope Francis reflected on the question of authentic Christianity and rejected the practice of focusing more on devotions than on Christ himself.

Professor says religion, private life are public concerns

Jun 4, 2013 - 05:01 pm .- In a talk at the nation's capital, a U.S. scholar argued that so-called private entities – such as the family, religion and interpersonal interactions – involve and are in fact the core of public society.

Survey reveals strong US connection to local churches

Mar 5, 2013 - 02:04 am .- A new survey reports that Americans feel more connected to their local church than to any other institution in society.

Study finds 84 percent of world has religious affiliation

Dec 19, 2012 - 02:23 am .- More than 80 percent of people around the world – about 5.8 billion individuals – identify with a religious group, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

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