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Lent 2013: Why Americans give up and give during Lent Season

Lent 2013: Why Americans give up and give during Lent Season

The season of Lent is fast approaching, but more than those within the Catholic faith are marking the observance. The concept of giving up and giving for Lent resonates with people of many faiths and those with no religious affiliation at all.

Birth Control Mandate: Systematic Disrepect Toward Religion?

Birth Control Mandate: Systematic Disrepect Toward Religion?

Many of the legal pleadings construct a narrative of a government orchestrated disregard for individuals and groups that can’t provide insurance coverage for contraceptives without going against their religious beliefs.

Positive Results from Religious Freedom Briefing in Washington

Positive Results from Religious Freedom Briefing in Washington

USA ― Christians from all over the former Soviet Union were in Washington, D.C. Wednesday for a briefing on Religious Freedom issues in that part of the world. It was hosted by Russian Ministries and their partnering organizations.

President Obama to Talk About His Faith at Prayer Breakfast

President Obama to Talk About His Faith at Prayer Breakfast

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at the annual National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. It’s a chance for influential Americans and foreign dignitaries to hear the president talk about his faith, as he did last year. It is also one of a number of controversial events with religious overtones on Washington’s political calendar.

Obama Calls on Boy Scouts to Open its Membership to Gays

Obama Calls on Boy Scouts to Open its Membership to Gays

The president told CBS television Sunday that the Boy Scouts is a great institution that exposes young people to opportunities and leadership. He said no one should be barred from that.

US: Bible Studies are Breaking Out Across the Country

US: Bible Studies are Breaking Out Across the Country

Barna Research just released a study highlighting the most Bible-minded and least Bible-minded cities in the United States.

Religion May Play More of a Role for America’s Baby Boomer Generation

Religion May Play More of a Role for America’s Baby Boomer Generation

A Gallup pollster predicts that religion will have a more prominent place in American society as a new generation of seniors hits retirement age in the next 20 years. His reasoning: history shows that as people age, they become more religious.

God, Religion and your Mental Health

God, Religion and your Mental Health

Psychologists at Baylor University are conducting research that they hope will give therapists some tools that can help people in pain find healing based on their belief in God.

Conflicting Rulings on Contraception Mandate Might Send Issue to Supreme Court

Conflicting Rulings on Contraception Mandate Might Send Issue to Supreme Court

A host of conflicting rulings over Obamacare’s contraception mandate means the contentious issue, which has pitted religious organizations and devout business leaders against the government, is headed to the Supreme Court, legal scholars say.

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