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Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
Russ Rankin writes in the LifeWay website that most pastors believe in God, but not global warming: While many churches are acting "green," the majority of pastors disagree global warming is real and man made. The percentage of skeptics has dropped...
The Religion WorldAs the world awaits the announcement of the new pope, a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the General Social Survey finds that the percentage of U.S. Catholics who consider themselves “strong” members of the Roman Catholic Church...
A buzz came over St. Mary's Catholic Parish in West Chicago last week, as smiling members drifted in, stopping to watch staff hang up yellow bunting to celebrate the new pope announced on March 13. The occasion brought in Linda Helminiak after work, who...
We Americans have long told ourselves that we are a God-favored people, a churchgoing, moral people. But last week when the old cardinals of Roman Catholicism looked for the future of their church, they looked south. And what we Americans heard, as if for...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGA conversation with Irish folk singer Tommy Sands reveals yet one more reason why he is known by many as the “Bard of Peace.” The man who has dedicated his life to the struggle for peace in Northern Ireland has a voice that, even in...
The recent death of an Irish terrorist has raised the possibility of a resolution of a tangled legal controversy pitting the U.S. Department of Justice against a college that sponsored a research project about the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland. But it...
The Religion WorldAs the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision approaches, the public remains opposed to completely overturning the historic ruling on abortion. A new poll by the Pew Research Center finds that more than six-in-ten (63%) say...
Abortion rights, once a key political wedge issue dividing society, are now so accepted that only 1 in 5 people call it critical and a majority of those younger than 30 don’t know that Roe vs. Wade was the Supreme Court case that helped make...
Tags: Abortion, Social Issues, James Holmes, Elections, Politics
There may be no clearer reflection of this moment in American religious life than the tensions surrounding prayers at President Barack Obama's inauguration. Efforts by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to bridge the conservative-liberal divide by...
Most postmortems of the 2012 elections have focused on its implications for the future of the Republican Party, the rise of the Latino vote or the continued polarization of the country by party and region. But here’s a takeaway you probably haven&...
Tags: Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Buddhism, Politics, Paul Ryan
Starting with our founding fathers incorporating into our constitution the clause, "Freedom of Religion" in 1777, did they ever think 235 years later there would be more than 1,584 religious organizations, registered in the United States? My facts...
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