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Faith and Aging

The gradual aging of American society has triggered wide and disparate conversations about Social Security, euthanasia, elder care, medical attempts to prolong life, and the attempt to attain immortality. The challenges of growing old are abundant and often frightening. How can we grow old gracefully? What do our faith traditions offer in support of this part of the life experience? How do they interpret the journey toward death?

Featured Panelists

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Side-by-Side Religion Comparison Tool

The Side by Side Lens allows you to create an easy to read comparison chart for up to three differing religious traditions.

Capitol & Cathedral

Mainline Protestants: Hidden in plain sight

Before you blame mainline decline on theology or politics, look at demographics.

Convention of States

When can the government stop you from selling your own land?

While the Senate Committee on the Judiciary grills Judge Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court will decide one of the biggest property rights cases of recent years.

Science On Religion

A computer model of atheism?

Will secularism continue to grow? Computer models suggest that the answer worldwide is "not really."

Religion Now

Love Trumps Nothing

By Kyle Sebastian Vitale. With the November elections, as with so many recent social conflicts, the word love has re-entered our national lexicon. Hashtags, t-shirts, and protests announce that “Love Trumps Hate.” Hurting voters express love for the refugee, the Muslim, the LGBTQIA+ through moving Facebook posts. Meanwhile, President-Elect Trump claims electoral victory to the [Read More...]

Religion Q&A

Religion and terrorism: How do IRA Catholics compare with ISIS Muslims?

HEATHER’S QUESTION: [Paraphrased]  I remember being shocked years ago that some Irish terrorist acts were carried out in the name of Catholicism. What were the reactions to that, compared with the support or denial of Muslims toward violent jihad today? THE RELIGION GUY’S ANSWER: The Guy can only sketch a few aspects of the religio-ethnic [Read More...]

World Religions: An Introduction to Five Major Traditions

Introduce your students to basic information about the world's largest religions - their origins, history, beliefs, and practices. Use this guide to Patheos' resources as you plan a learning unit around world religions.