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Hollywood normally does a poor job of portraying religion or comprehending regular religious practice, especially when it comes to Christianity. Why don’t they try to understand the culture? […] Read More

How U.S. adults perceive religion’s role in politics varies greatly based on the issue, a report found. Poverty was the only issue that a majority affirmed that religion should influence policy “a lot.” […] Read More

Vilifying one religion and magnifying another drags us into a cosmic conflict that will take generations to dismantle. Let us, instead, heed the call to return to the Bible’s fundamental message. […] Read More

While the church and organized religion ranked fourth in Gallup’s Confidence in Institutions report, they dropped another 3 points to an all-time low of 38 percent. […] Read More

“Violence promoted and carried out in the name of religion” must always be condemned, Pope Francis stated on Feb. 2 at a conference focused on this subject. “The religious person knows that among the greatest blasphemies is to invoke God as the justification for one’s own sins and crimes, to invoke him in order to […] Read More

Christians are often unsure about the appropriate relationship between religion and politics. Recently, I have been reading and thinking about their interplay, and two devout Episcopalian lawyers have been helpful in this regard. William Stringfellow graduated from Harvard Law School in 1956. He soon moved to a tenement in Harlem, New York City, where he […] Read More

Religion really can significantly improve your physical and mental well-being, new research has shown. In a compilation and comparison of 139 academic studies into the links between religion and well-being, Christian think tank Theos has shown there is now “overwhelming” evidence of a positive correlation between what people believe and how this affects both their […] Read More

U.S. confidence in national institutions remains near record lows, a Gallup poll found, with 10 of the 14 seeing a decade of decline in trust. “Americans’ confidence in key U.S. institutions has remained relatively low since 2007,” the report noted. “That year, the average for the 14 institutions Gallup has asked about annually since 1993 […] Read More

Confidence in every major U.S. institution, save for military and small businesses, polled below historic averages according to a new Gallup survey. “Americans’ confidence in all institutions over the last two years has been the lowest since Gallup began systematic updates of a larger set of institutions in 1993,” the report said. Forty-two percent of […] Read More

Islam is the fastest growing faith tradition and is expected to nearly equal Christianity in 40 years, according to a Pew Research Center study. Pew is projecting that Islam will increase from 1.6 billion followers (2010) to 2.76 billion (2050) while Christianity would increase from 2.17 billion to 2.92 billion. This would mean that the […] Read More