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Rites of Passage

Currently in the Public Square 

Surprising Faith

Millennial Weighs in on Pew Study

The Millennial nones, have had the freedom to choose our own religion. We are not expected to go to church on Sundays. So we choose not to.


10 Marks of Fundamentalism

Think of it as like, a magazine quiz. IF you answered mostly YES...then you might be a fundamentalist.

Muslimah Media Watch

Muslim Sportswomen: A Lazy Trope

We're all rooting for the young skateboarders of Skateistan, but they will not succeed because of a misinformation campaign about how bad it is "over there."

Secular Cinephile

A Playground of Feminist History and Ideas

She's Beautiful When She's Angry, illuminates the feminists of the 1960s and 1970s and their work in the forward march of women's rights.

Looking Closer

Tomorrowland? or Tomorrow-Bland?

I hoped that Brad Bird would experience a much more positive response to his own passion project —the long-anticipated Tomorrowland.

Ellen Painter Dollar

When Love Outlasts Death

I thought about love crossing even the boundary between life and death when I read Janis Heaphy Durham's memoir The Hand on the Mirror.


Oldest Son Of A Quiverfull Family Reflects On The Duggars

I'll admit I feel out of place surrounded by the many responses to the Duggar discussion.

I Have to Sit Down

Would Your Kids Know What to Do If Someone Molested Them?

It's a good world, but there are bad people in it. You can't change that, but you can make sure your kids know what to do if someone is behaving badly.

Diary of a Wimpy Catholic

A Palm for Romero, A Finger Wagged at the World

The Church's decision to beatify Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez as a martyr shows just how relevant it can keep itself.

Patheos Video Gallery

1On the Street: 2016 Presidential Election 2Racism in America: What Do People Think? 3Addressing the rise of religious violence and the role that faith leaders have in working to a solution. 4FACTS ABOUT VIOLENCE IN AMERICA 5FACTS ABOUT FREE SPEECH AROUND THE WORLD 6Faith Communities and the Tradition of Civil Rights and Social Justice Activism