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Exeter Religious Services for Christmas Eve, Day

Here are some religious services being held in Exeter Christmas Eve and Day. Did we miss any? Leave us a comment below.<p>Christmas Eve: 4 p.m., 7 p.m., …

WH: We're confident we know more about religious fidelity than a bunch of nuns, or something

It didn’t take long for the Obama administration to respond publicly to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s temporary injunction against HHS for …

'Spiritual but Not Religious': A Rising, Misunderstood Voting Bloc

No, they're not just atheists.<p>Spirituality is a big story in politics. Maybe as big a story as religion. It’s been more than a decade since evangelicals helped George W. Bush win the White House, and we’ve gotten used to the idea of the “values voter,” of religion as a political force. But while …

Why do schools sideline religious education?

Religious education just isn't taken seriously at school. It is undervalued and unappreciated. Merged with citizenship and social studies, it sits huddled in a corner at the edge of the humanities office. But it can teach students valuable ways of thinking that help at university and later on in …

Spiritual or religious activity may protect against depression by thickening brain cortex

Meditation and other such spiritual or religious practices may help prevent depression by prompting a thickening of the brain cortex, researchers …

Most And Least Religious States In 2013, Gallup

What does Mississippi have to say to Vermont? Not much when it comes to the religiosity of their citizens.<p>Every year since 2008 Gallup has conducted interviews and polls in order to gauge the religious appetites of Americans according to state. The findings from 2013 fall in line with previous …

Inter-Religious Studies: A Field of Its Own

Surreal in its normalcy, I found myself this week enjoying a fabulous panel at the Jewish Theological Seminary on the "Future of Judaism and Islam on American Campuses." It was a deeply moving conversation, but felt hardly out of the ordinary to have an Imam, a rabbi, and even a Muslim scholar of …

How to Lead (and Preach) Through Your Weaknesses

Jesus was definitely an iconoclast, continually challenging the conventional thinking of His day. Twenty different times Jesus said, <i>“You’ve heard it</i> …

Hilarious Church Signs Compilation

Proper FHB faithhub_belowtitle<p>Here’s a little church humor for you. Sometimes it takes a little something extra to get the attention of passers-by. …

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Eastern Townships

It seems fitting that the Eastern Townships originated in 1796 when the British granted land to Loyalists fleeing the United States after the American Revolution. Today, this region, which borders the U.S. for more than 186 miles, is a popular all-season vacation destination for New Englanders …