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Baptists, citing another tradition in the South, denounce Confederate flag

Two recent, very different, actions illustrate that although those in power have tried to repress it, the tradition of fighting racism in the South runs as deep as the racism itself.

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This week in history: American Humanists organize

Humanism is an ethical worldview based on rationality and scientific reasoning and rejects divisive superstitions and stereotypes.

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We asked a Muslim: Women’s rights in Islam

"Ask a Muslim" is a monthly series, that is free and open to the public, that addresses the public's questions surrounding Islam today.

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Catholics and Evangelicals not voting as blocs in 2016 elections

The 2016 presidential campaign has revealed previously submerged splits within two major groups of religiously oriented voters.

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Religious right’s latest attack on working women’s privacy reaches Supreme Court

The latest religious-based challenge to contraceptive care has hit the Supreme Court.

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Black Radical Tradition conference features Dr. Cornel West, other activists

A steering committee including grassroots activists, organizers, educators, scholars, and faith leaders, convened a conference on the Black Radical Tradition.

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In Bay Area, leaders of many faiths condemn Islamophobia

Expressing solidarity with Muslims under attack, he declared, "If any mother has to fear for her child going to school, our community has failed."

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Today in history: Catholic pacifist David Miller burns his draft card

The Catholic pacifist affiliated with the Catholic Worker movement, attended a rally held near the Armed Forces Induction Center in Manhattan.

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Up-close with the “pro-lifers” - and the need for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood remains the only resource in terms of OB/GYN care for hundreds of thousands of women with few to no other options.

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Today in history: Jesse Jackson is born

Born on this date in 1941 in Greenville, S.C., he is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician, and columnist.

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