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Religion News Service
A Religion Journalist Comes Out  
05-22-2015Maureen's Corner
Maureen writes about her recent interview with former RNS Editor-In-Chief Kevin Eckstrom, in which he tells her the reasons behind his leaving....

Q&A with Charles Manson’s prison chaplain  
05-21-2015From around the web
By JONATHAN MERRITT (RNS) After a judge sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings, religious leaders in that city found themselves on both sides of the issue. Lawmaker...

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In Thomas Merton, conference panelists see a model for racial justice and healing  
05-20-2015From around the web
By RENEE K. GADOUA | LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) If the influential Catholic writer Thomas Merton were alive today, he would likely have strong words about police brutality and racial profiling. Back in 1963, ...

Pope Francis on Palestine  
05-14-2015Maureen's Corner
Maureen reflects on Pope Francis’ formal recognition of the state of Palestine....

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Pope Francis Welcomes a Female Archbishop  
05-13-2015Maureen's Corner
Maureen continues her analysis of Pope Francis' stance on women in the church. ...

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Christians lose ground, ‘nones’ soar in new portrait of US religion  
05-12-2015From around the web
By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN | WASHINGTON (RNS) The United States is a significantly less Christian country than it was seven years ago. That’s the top finding — one that will ricochet through Amer...

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Can you be a Christian without believing in Christ? (COMMENTARY)  
05-12-2015From around the web
By TREVIN WAX (RNS) The rise of the “nones” — Americans who no longer check a religious affiliation on demographic surveys — has stirred up interesting conversations among church lead...