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Today’s Teens Approach Religion in Their Own Way

A recent story by the Huffington Post takes a look at the unique religious standing of today’s teens. Some see millennials as too shallow and self-absorbed to be abele to understand and accept the nuances of religion. However, while this group isn’t seen as overtly religious, that doesn’t mean that they do not have a […]

Religion in the USA

The belief of religion has played a major role in the development of the United States. It is one of the reasons why America’s forefathers thought it was imperative to separate church and state. It allows all Americans to practice their faith without persecution. Although a majority of Americans called themselves Christians, there are roughly […]

Will Same-Sex Ruling Affect Tax Status, Religious Rights?

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the country. Now that that has happened, there are religious organizations that fear they will be compelled to change their view of the institution of marriage as being between a man and a woman. At stake for many is the definition of liberty […]

South Carolina Church Meets for First Time Since Shootings

Last Wednesday, a white gunmen entered a historic black church in Charleston, South Caroline and opened fire, killing nine people. On Sunday, the Emanuel AME Church held its first worship services since the vicious attack. The suspected gunmen, identified as 21-year-old Dylann Roof, was captured the following morning during a traffic stop in North Carolina. President […]

Report: Almost Half of Atheist Children Find Religion

According to the Pew Research Center’s study on America’s religious landscape, about 10 percent of kids who grow up in the country do so without any religious affiliation. In other words, roughly 1 in 10 kids in the U.S. are atheists. However, the study also finds that about half of those atheist children eventually find […]

Research Suggests Christianity in the U.S. Is Shrinking

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans who identify as Christians is dwindling. The study also shows that people who don’t identify with any religion in particular, in other words agnostics and atheists, are swelling in numbers. The PRC’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study was made available earlier this […]

Is the West Doomed to Become a Religious Wasteland?

A recent study by the Pew Research Center shows a future that could be quite desolate when it comes to religion. In the study, one out of every six Americans surveyed claimed no religious affiliation of any kind. That still means that 83 percent of the respondents say they are affiliated with one religion or […]

Disasters Give Religion a Chance to Shine

Compassionate service is a core tenet of most, if not all, religions. Faiths across the world are known for their eagerness and adeptness when it comes to organizing volunteer efforts for those in need. Natural disasters are never a good thing, yet they remind people—whether they themselves are religious or not—that the world could be worse […]

Backlash Follows Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

Indiana is at the center of controversy over a “religious freedom” bill that the state’s governor signed into law last week. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act states that the government can’t “substantially burden” someone’s ability to follow their religious conviction, unless there is proof of compelling reason to impose such a burden. Many see the […]