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4. Very few Americans see contraception as morally wrong

Pew Forum Religious News Headlines - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:54am
While a plurality of Americans say they think having an abortion is morally wrong and a substantial minority say the same about homosexual behavior, very few people – just 4% of all U.S. adults – think contraception is immoral. Even when it comes to Catholics who attend Mass weekly, just 13% say contraception is morally […]

Where the Public Stands on Religious Liberty vs. Nondiscrimination

Pew Forum Religious News Headlines - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:54am
The U.S. public expresses a clear consensus on the contentious question of whether employers who have religious objections to contraception should be required to provide it in health insurance plans for their employees.

3. Public split over bathroom use by transgender people

Pew Forum Religious News Headlines - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:54am
Americans overall are closely divided on the question of which public restrooms transgender individuals should be using. But similar to the other issues addressed in the survey, those who attend religious services on a regular basis lean somewhat more strongly toward the conservative position – in this case, that transgender people should be required to […]


Pew Forum Religious News Headlines - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:54am
This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Jessica Hamar Martínez, Senior Researcher Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Becka A. Alper, Research Associate Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Research Associate Claire Gecewicz, Research Assistant Nick Bertoni, Panel […]

Talking Points

UCC Daily Devotional - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 11:00pm

Vince Amlin

Turn on any cable news network or talk radio station and you'll hear the same stories told in the same way over and over. Politicians and pundits, journalists and broadcasters all seem to be reading from an identical script. Because they are.

American and Israeli Jews: Twin Portraits From Pew Research Center Surveys

Pew Forum Religious News Headlines - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 1:53pm
Pew Research Center has surveyed Jewish adults in Israel and the U.S. and has found deep bonds between them. Nevertheless, their experiences and perspectives are very different.

Cleveland congregation helps give voice to voters through registration drive

United Church of Christ - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 11:15am

As Democrats and Republicans debate the winner of the first presidential debate, UCC churches continue to work to make sure every voice is heard in the November election.


UCC Daily Devotional - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 5:56am

Tony Robinson

It is one of life's basics. You don't mock people who are vulnerable.

UCC advocates celebrate end of 52-year Colombian conflict

United Church of Christ - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 5:55pm

The last armed conflict in South America is finally over after five decades, more than 200,000 lives lost and 5 million people displaced. The United Church of Christ has spent two decades calling and working for an end to the violence in Colombia, and today church advocates share with the people of that country the joy of a peace agreement.


UCC Daily Devotional - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 11:00pm

Emily C. Heath

We stop doing the unique things that churches can do well, and start doing a mediocre job on what everyone else is doing. Then, we're surprised when it doesn't work.

September 25, 2016: Proper 21 (26) (Year C)

Lectionary Readings - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 1:00am
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 and Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 * Amos 6:1a, 4-7 and Psalm 146 * 1 Timothy 6:6-19 * Luke 16:19-31

The Better Angels of our Nature

UCC Daily Devotional - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 11:00pm

Richard L. Floyd

The truth is, after Election Day we will have new leaders, but many of the same old problems of race and class and injustice will remain.

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