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Atheists launch anti-Christmas billboards

But the billboards posted by the American Atheists group prompt a local church to purchase a pro-Christmas ad of their own.

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Rabbi confirmed as U.S. ambassador for religious freedom

The Senate has confirmed Rabbi David Saperstein, making him the first non-Christian to hold the job.

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‘Sacred Journeys’ weds new pilgrims to old paths

At a time when membership in organized religion is shrinking, the number of spiritual or religious pilgrims has never been larger — more than 200 million per year.

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Why Jews skipped Hanukkah and wrote Christmas songs

White Christmas, Let It Snow and I’ll Be Home for Christmas are among the Christmas songs written by Jews. Why didn’t they write any similarly iconic songs for Hanukkah?

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Will Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ disappoint Christians? Maybe …

The problem? The Christianity that is central to Olympian and prisoner-of-war Louis Zamperini’s life is almost entirely absent from the film.

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1 in 3 Americans want divorce between clergy, civil marriages

Such a church-state split — endorsed by some Catholic and evangelical leaders — is showing popularity in two new surveys.

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