On May 3, 2017, I found myself standing in front of the office of Homeland Security in Salt Lake City, Utah, bullhorn in hand, leading a prayer vigil. Every major news outlet in the state along was there with cameras, notebooks, and reporters. What had brought me—a mild-mannered Latter-day Saint grandmother and a children’s book writer—to this place?
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Studying religion would seem to be immune to the current trends in higher education, focusing instead on theological concerns. That impression, however, is inaccurate. Religious studies—one of the most “woke” disciplines on America’s college campuses—is an ideological wolf in sheep’s clothing, luring students, parents, and alumni into a false sense of security.
Few Americans say their house of worship is open, but a quarter say their faith has grown amid pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic, which has transformed virtually every aspect of public life in America, also has touched a very intimate part of Americans’ lives: their religious faith and worship habits.
On Tuesday, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2020 annual report, naming the world's worst religious freedom violators -- while noting some who have improved too.
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