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  1. What’s So Good About Original Sin?
    Perhaps it’s time for a new Puritanism. With fewer witch trials this time around, it could make the world a better place.
  2. What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing
    “I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up,” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer.
  3. L.G.B.T. Students in Oregon Were Bullied and Forced to Read Bible, Report Says
    A state investigation found “substantial evidence” of discrimination in North Bend, a conservative area on Oregon’s southern coast.
  4. Robert Jeffress, Pastor Who Said Jews Are Going to Hell, Led Prayer at Jerusalem Embassy
    The Dallas evangelical pastor played a prominent role in the opening ceremony, as did the Rev. John C. Hagee, a televangelist with a history of inflammatory remarks.
  5. Reconciling Faith and Modernity for Ramadan
    How does an observant Muslim living near the Arctic Circle fast from dawn to dusk when daylight lasts 22 hours?
  6. Modern Love Podcast: Linda Cardellini Reads ‘Signs, Wonders and Fates Fulfilled’
    The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” actress tells the story of a monk and a nun whose love crosses over into the earthly realm.
  7. The Pious Presidency of Jimmy Carter
    In his newest memoir, “Faith,” the 39th president reflects on his religious influences.
  8. How to Leave MS-13 Alive
    Gang members who left the notorious gang by embracing God give us clues about how to mitigate its influence.
  9. Indonesia’s Ancient Beliefs Win in Court, but Devotees Still Feel Ostracized
    Followers of traditional beliefs are often treated as outcasts, but adherents hope a court ruling will end discrimination against those who practice a faith outside Indonesia’s six official religions.
  10. China Bans Online Bible Sales as It Tightens Religious Controls
    The move aligns with a longstanding effort to limit the influence of Christianity in the country.
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