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End of Boy Scouts? Christian Coalition Creates New Scouting Group

End of Boy Scouts? Christian Coalition Creates New Scouting Group

A Christian group is offering an alternative to the Boy Scouts of America for those upset with Scouting’s new policy on sexual orientation, but the new group’s policy is similar and more than 99 percent of Boy Scout units are still with the 100-year-old program.

The Religious Roots of the Civil Rights Movement

The Religious Roots of the Civil Rights Movement

A quick scan of the program of the March on Washington, which included three prayers, gospel music and four speeches by religious leaders, illustrates how religion played a central role in this seminal event and in the Civil Rights movement.

Accommodating the Religious Needs of a Workforce can Boost Morale

Accommodating the Religious Needs of a Workforce can Boost Morale

Private enterprise is becoming increasingly aware that accommodating the religious needs of employees can improve morale and the bottom line.

Study shows: “Spirituality” and “Religiosity” are Rarely at Odds

Study shows: “Spirituality” and “Religiosity” are Rarely at Odds

New research suggests that the idea of being “spiritual but not religious” rarely plays out in the way people define spirituality and live out their faith. Rather than being at odds, religiosity and spirituality often intersect in daily life.

Survey Finds Arab Spring did not Bring More Religious Freedom

Survey Finds Arab Spring did not Bring More Religious Freedom

The Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa have not led to an increase in religious freedom in a region where government restrictions and social hostilities against certain faiths were already high, a new report found.

Pentagon says Religious Proselytization is not permitted within the Military

Pentagon says Religious Proselytization is not permitted within the Military

The Pentagon confirmed that “religious proselytization is not permitted within the Miitary. A war over the religious freedom of military chaplains and the troops they serve is being waged in the Pentagon.

Comments suggest not many like Obamacare Rule on Birth Control

Comments suggest not many like Obamacare Rule on Birth Control

Public comments suggest not many like Obamacare rule on birth control. A sampling of the public comments submitted on the Obama administration’s latest proposal to mandate birth control at no cost through employer heath care plans indicates no one likes the accommodation for religious groups.

Rituals like Easter, Passover still carry Meaning Today

Rituals like Easter, Passover still carry Meaning Today

Millions of Christians and Jews around the world this week have been performing their respective rituals surrounding Easter and Passover, carrying on traditions developed over centuries that religion scholars say still carry meaning today.

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