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Prominent San Francisco evangelical church drops celibacy requirement for LGBT members  
03-17-2015From around the web
By KIMBERLY WINSTON (RNS) A prominent evangelical Christian church in San Francisco has announced it will no longer ask members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to remain celibate. “We...

Vatican drops image of bound woman after complaints  
03-16-2015From around the web
By ROSIE SCAMMELL | ROME (RNS) Following complaints, the Vatican’s cultural office has removed an image of a naked female torso bound in ropes that was used to advertise a women’s conference...

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Maureen on Growing Trends in American Religion  
03-16-2015Maureen's Corner
Maureen discusses a recent interview with PRRI's Robert P. Jones on the rapidly changing religious landscape of the United States. ...

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Maureen on Meeting with Afghan Clerics  
03-16-2015Maureen's Corner
The Interfaith Voices team was delighted to host a group of Afghan clerics for a discussion on producing radio about religion, encouraging interfaith dialogue, and advocating for women in faith traditions. Maureen reflec...

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The ‘Splainer: Who was St. Patrick, and would he drink green beer?  
03-13-2015From around the web
By KIMBERLY WINSTON For Catholics, Episcopalians and some Lutherans, March 17 is the Feast Day of St. Patrick. For the rest of us, it’s St. Patrick’s Day — a midweek exc...

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The Christian radio echo chamber: We are under siege by our enemies  
03-11-2015From around the web
By TOM EHRICH (RNS) On my recent 4,100-mile pilgrimage across the U.S., I occasionally used my radio’s “seek” function to find stations. I often stopped on a “Christian radio” st...

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Maureen Remembers a Dear Friend  
03-10-2015Maureen's Corner
Maureen remembers her dear friend, Brian Hammond, and celebrates the legecy he's left through the Loretto co-membership program. ...