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  1. Can There Be a Rational Compromise on the Pledge of Allegiance?

    Article Can There Be a Rational Compromise on the Pledge of Allegiance?

    (RNS) Yet another Pledge of Allegiance lawsuit has been filed, this time with New Jersey humanists challenging the requirement that each school day begin with recitation of the…

  2. If the Internet Isn't Killing Religion, What Is?

    Article If the Internet Isn't Killing Religion, What Is?

    (RNS) A smart professor in Massachusetts noticed recently that religion’s decline in America coincided with the rise of the Internet. He theorized that the two may be…

  3. ‘Blood Moon’ Sets Off Apocalyptic Debate Among Some Christians

    Article ‘Blood Moon’ Sets Off Apocalyptic Debate Among Some Christians

    (RNS) Could Tuesday’s “blood moon” event be connected to Jesus’ return? Some Christians think so. Around 2 a.m. EST on Tuesday (April 15), the moon will…

  4. What the Presbyterians Got Wrong on Israel

    Article What the Presbyterians Got Wrong on Israel

    NEW YORK (RNS) Some 2,000 years ago, a prospective Jew in ancient Israel asked Rabbi Hillel to teach him the whole Torah while standing on one foot. Hillel responded: "What is…

  5. ‘Homeless Jesus’ Provokes Debate on What It Means to Be Christian

    Article ‘Homeless Jesus’ Provokes Debate on What It Means to Be Christian

    DAVIDSON, N.C. (RNS) In a small college town 20 miles north of Charlotte, N.C., “Homeless Jesus” is provoking more conversation than a month of Sunday sermons. The…

  6. U.S. Evangelicals on the Defense over Uganda's New Anti-Homosexuality Act

    Article U.S. Evangelicals on the Defense over Uganda's New Anti-Homosexuality Act

    (RNS) American evangelicals are denouncing a new Uganda law that criminalizes homosexuality, reiterating a position that many have held for years but which has nonetheless drawn…

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