A Wall of Separation From Religion in the U.S.

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Does separation between religion and government exist in the U.S.A. anymore? Do we have freedom from religion?

Living on a Prayer

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Alexander Lowe examines the role that religions and faiths could play as uniting, rather than dividing, forces.

LGBT Youth & the Tyranny of Christian Conversion Therapy

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Conversion Therapy is a problem of religion and society, not a problem of gender and sexual identity.

Because He Reads the Bible

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Dakota Garilli expertly explores the age-old tensions between religion and sexuality, parents and children.

But Who Is Mary? My Daughter Starts Catholic School

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There were a few things William Lucas Walker had to explain to his non-Catholic daughter after sending her off to an all-girls Catholic school.

Hugged and Kissed by History

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Who was Lolita? History becomes more complex when you know the players up close and personal.

Myth or Method in Religious Education

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What will it take to renew people’s interest in religion as a subject of study, even if they don’t take it as a faith?

Being An Atheist Is Not A ‘White Thing’ And It’s Not A Bad Thing. I’m Proof Of That.

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Darrin Johnson decided that atheism was the right path for him. Here’s how.

Buddha

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In this tight little poem, Hansa Bergwall captures the ambivalence some men feel towards religion.

I’m Not Anti-Christian, But Religion Shouldn’t Have A Place In Political Discussion

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This isn’t a slam on religion; it’s a call for inclusive political debate.

The Duality of Being a Gay Christian

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Being a gay Christian in Mississippi has meant a lot of soul-searching for Glenn Garner.

Dear Pope Francis, We Need to Talk About Gender

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When Pope Francis visits the USA in 2015, Warren Blumenfeld wants him to be ready to explore sex, gender, and family.

Reflections of a Catholic at a Congregationalist Church Camp: ‘We Are All Aliens”

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Ethan Keller describes his time as a counselor at a Congregationalist camp, and the impact that had on his life.

Julion Evans Doesn’t Get a Funeral

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Pastor T.W. Jenkins denies the grieving family of Julion Evans the right to a funeral.

Here’s What You Need to Know About Hell

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Seminary graduate N. C. Harrison discusses the enduring concept of hell.

Biography of a Heretic

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Daniel W.K. Lee challenges parental expectations and a son’s subtle pressure to conform.