Faith & Religion
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Deep impact

Religion | Research finds organized religion has a big economic benefit
by Evan Wilt
Posted 9/30/16, 01:00 am

More than three-fourths of Americans associate with a religious belief, and for Christians the blessings are spiritual and eternal. But what is religious belief worth to society in dollar terms? According to new research, religion benefits the United States’ economy with trillions in economic value each year.

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Our great big hope

Religion | From Cohen Gadol to Christ
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/30/16, 01:00 am

For observant Jews, sunset Oct. 11 to sunset Oct. 12 encompasses the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Jewish tradition holds to year-by-year predestination: On Yom Kippur God writes into the Book of Life what will happen to each person during the coming year. On and just prior to Yom Kippur, observant Jews try to straighten their paths, confess sins, and seek forgiveness from God and man.

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Israel: It’s complicated, yet magical

Religion | A two-week trip to a nation full of conflict and contradictions
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/24/16, 09:59 am

You can hear the Western Wall before you see it—the hum and murmur of humanity congregating at one of the most sacred places on earth.

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