Religious congregations are warming up to LGBT issues more and more, according to the results of a recent study out of Duke University.
Conducted by Duke sociology professor Mark Chaves, the National Congregations Study investigated the shift in acceptance of gay and lesbian congregants from 2006 to 2012 -- which rose from 37.4 percent to 48 percent in that time frame. Read More
via MUSLIM PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014: (Washington DC - 9/8/2014) - On Wednesday, Sept. 10, American Muslim Imams, leaders, and organizations will hold a national summit and press conference with national and regional community leaders. We have also invited law enforcement to the National Press Club to address the escalation […] Read More
by ELLA LIPIN for COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS (MIDDLE EAST MATTERS BLOG) on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014: President Barack Obama's expected announcement today of a long-term military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) follows an unusually grizzly few months of territorial conquest and seemingly barbaric behavior. To the outside world, this period […] Read More
Yes, American Jews, according to the 2013 Pew study, retain a strong sense of distinct identity, despite their distancing themselves from synagogue life and other forms of religious expression. What then is at the core of the American Jewish identity?
by CHRIS HELTNE for DUKE NEWS on AUGUST 25, 2014: DURHAM, NC – Imam Adeel Zeb has been named Duke University’s new Muslim chaplain and director for the Center for Muslim Life, beginning Sept. 20. He succeeds Imam Abdullah Antepli, who is taking on a new role with the university. “I am thrilled to be […] Read More
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