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Religion in the News: February 16, 2018

Religion unites. Religion divides. Religion takes part in peace. Religion plays a part in violence. Religion is neither wholly positive, despite the prognostications of some evangelists. Nor is religion wholly negative, despite the prognostications of certain evangelists. Religion is. The

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Religion in the News: February 9, 2018

Religion news isn’t confined to the U.S. It’s a global phenomenon with impact in places across the continents. You’ll see that clearly in this week’s religion news round-up. You’ll also notice the prevalence of religion in popular culture — in

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Religion in the News: February 2, 2018

It no longer seems surprising that religion rears its head in politics — on both the right and the left — and especially in the United States. But you may be surprised that religion pops up on your social media

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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

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Religion in the News: January 12, 2018

New year, new stories…many centering on religion and many more with religion angles. Get ready, because we are kicking off this year’s “Religion in the News” post with a whole slew of religion headlines: Looking back on religion in 2017,

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Religion in the News Recap – 2017

This week’s Religion in the News not only looks back on the week that was in “religion news,” but also to the entire year. Recently, religion reporters voted on the Top Religion News Stories of 2017. Many of these stories were

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Religion in the News: December 8, 2017

Religion remains relevant. Just look at the headlines. The discipline of religious studies remains relevant to interpret those headlines. Why? Because religious literacy is severely lacking these days. Check out these “Religion in the News” headlines and see the religion

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Religion in the News: December 1, 2017

It’s cold outside…well, maybe not in Florida…but the religion news is heating up. Here are a few headlines from the world of Religion in the News this week: HERe’s where evangelicals are giving money (Christianity Today) every day glory and indigenous

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Religion in the News: November 17, 2017

Remember that ole’ “secularization thesis?” You know the one, that idea that traditional religions would go by the wayside in the industrialised world? Well, anyone who still reckons that’s the case hasn’t read the headlines recently. In fact, this week we’ve

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