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The Washington Post's Acts of Faith offers breaking and ongoing news, analysis and opinion about major religion stories.

In the District, the relatively young religion runs study groups for all ages every night.

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We should know the dangers of putting bullies in power.

  • Kirsten Powers
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Why the iconic Virgin of Charity means so much to Cubans and Pope Francis

Pope Francis will celebrate the first papal Mass in her shrine outside Santiago on Tuesday.

The sisters argue that the energy company is violating their religious freedom by taking their land by eminent domain for a pipeline.

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The label only serves to divide Christians.

  • Amy Julia Becker
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His congregation is identified with what's loosely called humanistic Judaism.

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Here's how I chose life.

  • Halee Gray Scott
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Merry Christmas, Mr. President. You’re fired!

  • James K.A. Smith
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The skyway to HEL is coming to an end for this Finnish airline.

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We needed this reminder of our unity, a Santa Rosa rabbi writes as she grapples with her community's catastrophe.

  • Rabbi Stephanie Kramer
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  • Oct 13
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I was pro-Constitution, pro-life, pro-military and pro-family values. Trump has made those values relics of the past.

  • Nancy French
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  • Oct 13
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Officials say a New York City man who told authorities that he disliked Muslims, Arabs and Hindus has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in a series of firebombings that damaged two houses of worship.

The Mormon church’s gradual embrace of the digital age for missionaries took another step forward Friday as the religion announced it is nearly doubling the missions where technology is allowed and swapping out tablets for smartphones.

Pope Francis on Friday joined the chorus of shock over the car bomb slaying of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, sending a note expressing his condolences Friday to the overwhelmingly Catholic island nation.

Pope sends condolences to Malta for car bomb slaying of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

House Speaker Paul Ryan poked fun at himself, the Senate’s top Democrat and even the Catholic church on Thursday night. But the top target of the speaker’s ribbing, as he faced hundreds of New York’s elite at a charity dinner that celebrates irreverence, was President Donald Trump himself.

Hundreds of pages of court records related to sexual abuse allegations against clergy members are being made public in response to an order from a New Mexico judge, marking the largest disclosure of such records since alleged victims began suing the Archdiocese of Santa Fe nearly three decades ago.

Prosecutors secured a relatively rare federal hate crime conviction punishable by a tough sentence on Thursday as a Florida man pleaded guilty to leaving a voicemail that threatened to shoot people at a mosque.

So far, the third time isn’t the charm for President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

The New England Patriots may have left Super Bowl LI with the Lombardi Trophy, but someone else is going home with presidential socks.

Leaders of a Minnesota mosque where a bomb went off this summer released security video of the incident, saying they hoped to jump-start an investigation that’s more than 2 months old.

A federal appeals court has found that a towering cross on a Maryland state highway median just outside Washington violates the U.S. Constitution.

Just hours before President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban was to take full effect, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the revised order, saying the policy has the same problems as a previous version.

The Latest on rulings to block the Trump administration’s travel ban hours before it was set to take effect: (all times local):

Pope Francis has deplored the Somalia bombing that killed more than 300 people.

A Peruvian woman has sought sanctuary for a second time in Colorado rather than board a Tuesday flight to her native country as ordered by U.S. immigration authorities, supporters said.

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