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Updated on Nov 23, 2014. Posted on May 20, 2014
Diverse religious traditions share a common imperative to care for the marginalized, yet when it comes to people with disabilities, congregations have often struggled to adapt and be welcoming.
Updated on Jul 9, 2014. Posted on Nov 12, 2013
Faith communities are offering prayers and scrambling to help as the Philippines reels from a typhoon characterized by some climatologists as the most powerful ever to make landfall.
Updated on Jul 1, 2014. Posted on Sep 19, 2013
More than 30,000 Americans die each year from gun violence, yet gun control has not emerged as a significant agenda item for faith-based organizations seeking to affect public policy.
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Read a May 23, 2013, analysis at Religion News Service on how the Catholic Church is struggling to welcome openly gay members who are not allowed to take up ministry roles.
Read a May 31, 2013, story in the
Los Angeles Times about a openly gay bishop elected to a Lutheran church.
A July 2, 2012 article in IGN which investigates the claim that the video game
Asura’s Wrath is offensive to Hindus.
Oct. 19, 2009,
Religion Dispatches column by Rev. Irene Monroe about black churches’ failure to embrace young LGBT people.
The Crouch-Gregory book followd the publication of a similarly-themed book,
Understanding and Transforming the Black Church, by Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religious studies at Rice University in Houston. Pinn is also executive director of the Society for the Study of Black Religion, and he co-chairs the American Academy of Religion’s Black Theology Group. Pinn’s book is described as a “set of reflections seeks to offer new perspectives on what it might mean to be Black and Christian in the United States.” More news items on houses of worship
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Religion Online provides more than 3,000 articles and chapters full texts by scholars on religions around the globe.
123World has a religions page that provides links to resources on religions around the globe. Contact through the
The Reference Desk’s Religion page provides resources on all types of religion.
Religion Resources is a directory of Internet resources for all major religions. Contact Stan Taylor, director.
American Baptist Churches USA is an organization that encourages its members to dedicate themselves to church-planting, evangelizing communities and spreading the word of God.
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