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  • A look at the Emergent Church movement
    The movement, organized with the help of a Twin Cities pastor, is being called one of three "channels the adversary is using to bring America down," according to an upcoming Values Voter SummitThe Daily Circuit, September 10, 2013
  • Reza Aslan calls Jesus 'most interesting person who ever lived'
    Author of "Zealot" says his role is to put figure of faith in a historical context.The Daily Circuit, September 3, 2013
  • Photos: Faith at the fair
    From Sunday morning church services to icons of Jesus, examples of Christianity abound on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.August 26, 2013
  • Churches changing bylaws after same-sex marriage ruling
    Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman. Although there have been lawsuits against wedding industry businesses that refuse to serve gay couples, attorneys promoting the bylaw changes say they don't know of any lawsuits against churches.August 24, 2013
  • US-born Jains make ascetic faith fit modern life
    Younger Jains who resist the elaborate rituals of their parents, which include meditating 48 minutes a day and presenting statues of idols with flowers, rice and a saffron-and-sandalwood paste, are trying to reinterpret the traditions of their religion for 21st-century American life.August 18, 2013
  • Maps: Location of proposed St. Cloud mosque
    The Islamic Center of St. Cloud wants to build new mosque, religious school, offices, retail and restaurant space on a 9.5 acre site in a residential area off Clearwater Road.August 14, 2013
  • Mosque proposal in St. Cloud tabled after hearing
    The Islamic Center of St. Cloud's proposal would include a new mosque, religious school, offices, retail and restaurant space on a nine-and-a-half acre site in a residential area off Clearwater Road.August 14, 2013
  • Planned St. Cloud mosque faces opposition
    Members of St. Cloud's planning commission will hear testimony today on a proposed mosque, school and retail complex that's facing some opposition from neighbors in a quiet, residential part of the city.August 13, 2013
  • Ky. creationist museum aims at wider audience
    The Kentucky museum where dinosaurs and biblical characters coexist has rolled out new exhibits and attractions -- some with no religious message -- to try to bring in new visitors.The Creation Museum has added a bug exhibit that would fit right in at a natural science center, an outdoor zip line course and a display examining whether the dragons of ancient tales were actually dinosaurs.August 11, 2013
  • At 100, Greaney church is memorial to homesteaders
    For a century, the steeple of St. Bridget's Catholic Church has stood sentinel over the fields in this corner of northern St. Louis County. Although the church closed 30 years ago, the building still is lovingly tended by a group of former parishioners. St. Bridget's has remained as a memorial to the Slovenian immigrants who settled the community -- and to Thomas Feigh, an Irish immigrant who donated the money to build the church.August 10, 2013
  • Arab atheists, though few, inch out of the shadows
    An openly self-described atheist is an extreme rarity in the Arab world, where the Muslim majority is on the whole deeply conservative. It's socially tolerated to not be actively religious, to decide not to pray or carry out other acts of faith, or to have secular attitudes. But to outright declare oneself an atheist can lead to ostracism by family and friends, and if too public can draw retaliation from Islamist hard-liners or even authorities.August 3, 2013
  • Controversial Westboro Baptist Church group protests same-sex marriage law
    Demonstrators from a controversial church in Topeka, Kan., came to Minnesota Thursday to protest the first day of same-sex marriage in the state.August 1, 2013
  • Should military chaplains have to believe in God?
    The United States military chaplaincy program has a proud heritage that stretches all the way back to the Continental Army during the American Revolution. But are they ready for an atheist chaplain?August 1, 2013
  • Pope says he won't judge gay priests
    Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip.July 29, 2013
  • Marriage license deadline today for Aug. 1 weddings, both straight and gay
    Today is the last day for Minnesotans to apply for same-sex marriage licenses and still manage a wedding on Aug. 1, when same-sex marriage becomes legal in the state.July 26, 2013

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