Commentary: We still have a long way to go in overcoming the often-lethal prejudice of the past.
Americans are all for religious freedom -- but disagree on who can claim it.
Diverse religious groups are recognized -- but Christians and Jews are significantly more welcome than atheists, and many don't see a welcome mat for Muslims. And not everyone means the same thing when speaking of a "Christian" nation.
So finds a new look at Americans' religious self-image, detailed in a LifeWay Research survey released Wednesday.
A small c catholic: If we Americans can manage religious harmony, we can be a model for countries that struggle with the challenges of religious pluralism and diversity.
NCR Today: Why should the Jews, of all minority groups in our culture, be begrudged the emotional space in the public arena to speak of their legitimate fears?
A small c catholic: In the last 50 years, Christians have worked to improve relations with Jews. Sometimes the conflict gets more tangled and less easy to solve.
Since his election, Pope Francis has made millions of friends and admirers. But he has acquired some critics, too. Then there are the extremely hostile, outspoken opponents who see him as a heretic or deceiver and speak with shrill and caustic voices. Not surprisingly, many of these come from the extremes of the religious traditions that Pope Francis talks a lot about -- Catholics and Jews.