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Moore scandal illustrates risks of close relationship between religion, politics
The Moore scandal showcases the ethical acrobatics required to keep religious convictions compatible with a political agenda, according to experts on religion and politics. Close associations between faith groups and political parties threaten the ...

Roy Moore Is Guilty Of Abusing Girls And Religion
After the women came forward with their charges of abuse and assault, Moore's “Christian” defenders went overboard using religious imagery to describe his situation. One bizarrely attempted to justify Moore's abuse of a 14-year-old by comparing it to ...

THREE+ME: Turkey Day with a side of religion
They say most kids' political affiliations and religious perspectives are based on the beliefs their families held as the kids were growing up. If you're of the Christian persuasion, the Bible puts it this way: “Train up a child in the way he should go ...

Photos of the Week: 11/10 – 11/16
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious practice around the world. This week's includes images from the Ministry of Fun Santa School in London; the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.; the “Sigd” holiday ...

What happens when you fall in love across the religious divide?
When we – a Muslim and a Christian – fell in love, we didn't think much about the differences in our religions. (People falling in love usually don't think much, full stop.) We figured what we did share – similar values, similar worldviews, and a ...

Religion Calendar
Deadline to submit items for the TimesDaily Religion Calendar is 5 p.m. Tuesday for publication the following Saturday. Information, however, may be submitted up to six weeks in advance. Email items to [email protected] Today. • Operation ...

Despite law, State Department misses deadline to name religious freedom violators
(RNS) — The U.S. State Department often misses its deadline to release a list of the world's worst violators of religious freedom — or doesn't release a list at all. This year, Congress had hoped to break it of the habit. In December, lawmakers ...

Yes, Buddhism is a Religion
Across all this space and time, Buddhists developed a wealth of approaches, practices, art, and literature in service to the religion's central claim—that there is suffering and a path toward the alleviation of suffering in nirvana. To reduce all of ...

Survey: More Americans choose no religion
A just-released look at the American family finds that more than one-third of those surveyed are atheist, agnostic, or "nothing in particular" and more than half rarely go to church. According to the American Family Survey, which asked about views on ...

Alabama high school officials face challenges related to religion
Faith and football — many Alabamians would say that they're both a part of the fabric of Alabama, at least historically speaking. But these days, getting the two to play well together isn't as easy as it used to be. School districts are faced more and ...

Religion That Worships Artificial Intelligence Wants Machines To Be In Charge Of The Planet
A newly established religion called Way of the Future will worship artificial intelligence, focusing on “the realization, acceptance, and worship of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence” that followers believe will eventually surpass human ...

Indonesia's Orang Rimba: Forced to renounce their faith
"After a while, we wanted to send our children to school, but the teacher wanted to see their birth certificates, and for that you have to have a state religion that the government recognises. "So we had a tribal meeting, and discussed what religion we ...

The Ruby Woo pilgrimage: Hear the pulpits roar
Stand by. You are about to hear pulpits roar. (Lisa Sharon Harper is an activist, author and the founder and president of the Freedom Road consulting group. The views expressed in this opinion piece do not necessarily reflect those of Religion News ...