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Religious beliefs give strength to the anti-abortion movement – but not all religions agree

Most anti-abortion rallies have signs and banners with religious admonitions such as “pray for life” and “pray to end abortion,” but in actuality, America’s religious community is divided over the issue of abortion.... Read more»

‘Never forget': Survivors want Holocaust education for younger generations

Seventy-five years after the atrocities of Auschwitz, memories of the Holocaust are fading for younger generations who learn little about genocides in school, according to education advocates who believe they have the answer: Make it Arizona law to teach about the horrors of the Nazi’s “Final Solution.”... Read more»

The faith of James Foley and Steven Sotloff

The religious faith of both journalists is inspiring many who mourn them.... Read more»

Mormon church apologizes for baptizing Jewish dead

Mormon church leaders have apologized to the family of the late Holocaust survivor and Jewish rights advocate Simon Wiesenthal after a researcher discovered that his Jewish parents were posthumously baptized by Mormon church members in Arizona and Utah.... Read more»

Analysis

Anti-Christian attacks spark exodus from Iraq

A steady exodus of Christians from the Middle East and — most dramatically — from Iraq since the October slaughter of 57 churchgoers in Baghdad, has a long and layered history.... Read more»

In the West Bank, a new road to peace?

ST. GEORGE'S MONASTERY — Gathered in the chapel of this outpost in the Judean Desert on Tuesday, the Orthodox priests chanted "Lord, have mercy" in Greek, in a service of blessing for a new road that makes the venerable building accessible to the growing number of tourists willing to dare a visit to the troubled Holy Land.... Read more»

Could a new Bible quell hatreds?

“The Restored New Testament” seeks to restore the original message after centuries of distortion that feeds hatred among religions with a shared heritage.... Read more»

Analysis

Why religious education matters

Opinion: Despite the fact that Americans claim to be a highly religious people, a Pew Research Center poll released late in September reveals how little Americans know about religion. This knowledge gap has real-world consequences. Americans need some religious schooling.... Read more»

Comic: Religion

The Obama Seder

President Obama, Jewish? Who knew?!?... Read more»2