In battleground states, Catholics a pivotal swing vote

For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner – whether Republican or Democrat – nearly every time. How they...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Faith and politics mix to drive evangelical Christians’ climate change denial

U.S. Christians, especially evangelical Christians, identify as environmentalists at very low rates compared with the general population. According to a Pew Research Center poll from May 2020,...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Religious tourism plummets as sacred sites close down

Religious tourism is among the oldest forms of planned travel and to this day remains a huge industry. About 300 million to 330 million tourists visit the world’s key religious sites every year,...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

What literature can tell us about people’s struggle with their faith during a pandemic

A recent Pew Research poll found that religious faith had deepened for a quarter of Americans because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some might indeed take solace in religion at a time of...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Monks, experts in social distancing, find strength in solitude

Need a habit to get through trying times? Try solitude. Ever since the rainy season retreats of the Buddha 2,500 years ago, sages have celebrated the transformative power of being alone. In...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Trinity Lutheran Church to reopen for in-person services

The Journal Trinity Lutheran Church will reopen for in-person services at 9 a.m. Sunday. The handicap ramp will be used as a one-way entry point. There will also be a “check-in” station at the top...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Faith leaders lead congregations through tumultuous time

NEW YORK – American religious leaders across faiths are grappling with the heavy burden of helping to heal two active traumas: rising civil unrest driven by the police killing of George Floyd and...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Slowly, surely, houses of worship emerge from lockdown

For the first time in two months, there was clapping, singing and fellowship inside Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff, Kentucky, as members of the congregation returned to the sanctuary May 24...

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Poll: U.S. believers see message of change from God in virus

NEW YORK – The coronavirus has prompted almost two-thirds of American believers of all faiths to feel that God is telling humanity to change how it lives, a new poll finds. While the virus rattles...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

With split delayed, United Methodists face a year in limbo

NEW YORK – Had there been no coronavirus pandemic, America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination would have convened this month for a likely vote to break up over differences about same-sex...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Poll: Most in U.S. back curbing in-person worship amid virus

WASHINGTON – Most Americans think in-person religious services should be barred or allowed only with limits during the coronavirus pandemic – and only about a third say that prohibiting in-person...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Pandemic, border crackdown hamper Catholics’ aid to migrants

NOGALES, Mexico – For years, Catholic-led, U.S.-based nonprofits have been at the forefront of efforts to support migrants and asylum-seekers along the Mexican border. Tough new border policies,...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

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