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Some Mormons Suggest Fasting to Help Romney’s Campaign  
09-28-2012From around the web
BY PEGGY FLETCHER STACK | SALT LAKE CITY SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) A number of Mormons seem to think that fellow believer Mitt Romney, now slumping in the polls, needs a little divine intervention for his performance at th...

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Poll: Obama Surges Ahead Among Catholic Voters  
09-28-2012From around the web
BY DANIEL BURKE (RNS) President Obama’s support among Catholic voters has surged since June, according to a new poll, despite a summer that included the Catholic bishops’ religious freedom campaign and the...

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Religious Groups Denounce Anti-Muslim Subway Ads  
09-27-2012From around the web
BY JEANIE GROH (RNS) Religious leaders are rallying against controversial ads placed in 10 New York City subway stations that insinuate that Muslims are savages. The ads, purchased by the American Freedom Defense I...

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After Shooting, Sikhs Push for More Legal Protections  
09-21-2012From around the web
BY JEANIE GROH (RNS) U.S. Sikhs are taking heart in a widely publicized Senate hearing on hate crimes and a pledge by the Justice Department to consider tracking hate crimes directed at their community.  The h...

Can Hip-Hop Be Holy? A Q&A With Monica Miller  
09-20-2012From around the web
BY NANCY HAUGHT | PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) Hip-hop's all the rage at universities and seminaries these days. Scholars parse its angry and often violent language. They sift out refrains of religious redemption or cleve...

Did Jesus Have a Wife? New Historical Discovery Raises Old Question  
09-19-2012From around the web
BY DANIEL BURKE (RNS) Dan Brown, your phone is ringing. A newly revealed piece of papyrus offers fresh evidence that some early Christians believed Jesus was married, according to a Harvard Divinity School professo...

The ‘Maverick’ Egyptian-American Copt Behind the Anti-Muslim Film  
09-14-2012From around the web
BY DANIEL BURKE (RNS) When inflamed mobs stormed the U.S. embassies in Libya and Egypt on Tuesday (Sept. 11), the media quickly looked to a likely spark. Florida Pastor Terry Jones ignited deadly riots by threateni...