Religion in the News: January 26, 2018

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Despite the overblown claims of some, religion is powerful and persistent, and it shows no signs of disappearing. It provokes heartfelt commitment, eloquent expression, forthright action, and intense debate. For both practitioners and observers—for everyone who wants to be informed about the world around them—religion is an intensely curious phenomenon that calls out for better understanding.

Part of that understanding involves reading about religion in the news. Check out the stories below, which focus particularly on the intense debate and heartfelt commitment of religious practitioners in the public sphere: