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Jean Vanier wins Templeton Prize


Vanier is best known as the founder of L’Arche, a global network of communities where those with and without disabilities live side by side as equals.

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White Christians now a minority in 19 states


That’s one finding of the Public Religion Research Institute’s “American Values Atlas” of data about Americans’ opinions, identities and values.

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Young Brits reject religion, approve of atheist politicians

In marked contrast to the U.S., public figures who disavow belief in God tend to win approval from a growing number of British people.

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In Egypt, atheists considered ‘dangerous development’


They’ve been targeted at cafes, harassed on the streets and fired as part of a broader backlash by society and the state against atheism and blasphemy.

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Muslim women in Los Angeles start mosque of their own

Dozens of women gather for Muslim prayers in what is being dubbed the first women’s-only mosque in the United States.

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IRS urged to clarify rules on political endorsements from pulpit


Religious and secular advocacy groups jointly call for greater clarity by the Internal Revenue Service regarding nonprofits and political activity.

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