Cathy Lynn Grossman, Religion NewsService

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Past articles by Cathy:

An atheist philosopher leaves the door open to religion's power

CHICAGO (RNS) — Asma argues that religion is an emotional survival toolbox that resides in the limbic brain, headquarters of human emotions as true as love, or grief or fear. → Read More

A Buddhist psychiatrist’s advice on facing trauma, troubles and Trump: Let it go

(RNS) — 'Buddhism has been called the most psychological of the world’s religions and the most spiritual of the world’s psychologies,' says Mark Epstein. → Read More

Cardinal Law’s death prompts apologies – and anger

(RNS) — When most prelates die, the remembrances do not begin with apologies to the victims of sexual abuse. → Read More

Kids’ holiday books: Christ, candelabras — and critters

(RNS) — Some are clearly rooted in religious messages, while others focus on family, kindness and generosity in ways that may appeal to interfaith and secular families – and everyone else. → Read More

Americans see more jingle, less Jesus in Christmas celebrations

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The survey captures how 'too many people think Christmas is about a mall and not a manger,' said Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. → Read More

5 faith facts about Doug Jones: Quiet Christian

(RNS) — The Associated Press, Fox News and other media outlets Tuesday night (Dec. 12) called the Alabama Senate race for Jones. → Read More

Supreme Court cake case laced with clashing ideas of religious liberty

'We can’t take for granted what ‘religious freedom’ is and what it protects,' says Tisa Wenger, an associate professor of American religious history at Yale. → Read More

Cue the religion scholar! Representing faith on the big and small screen

(RNS) — Try boiling down 400 years of religious history into a few seconds. → Read More

Forged in Waco’s fires: The FBI and religion scholars reflect on their 25-year relationship

(RNS) — After a 1993 fire, accidentally triggered by federal authorities, killed 75 members of an obscure Christian sect in Waco, Texas, one of the 'lessons learned' was this: Call in religion experts in a crisis where faith is a factor. → Read More

Religion scholars turn activist in the shadow of Trump

(RNS) — The president did not attend the annual American Academy of Religion meeting, but he took top billing on the scholars' agenda. → Read More

An Orthodox Jewish woman takes the helm of Chicago Divinity School

(RNS) — For Laurie Zoloth, every word and deed, from academia to social action to raising chickens in her backyard, is seen through the prism of Deuteronomy 16:18-20 — 'Justice, justice shall you pursue.' → Read More

GOP Congressman cites Bible verses calling gays ‘worthy of death’

(RNS) The Georgia Republican's choice of Bible quotes condemning homosexuality infuriated several colleagues. → Read More

Biden and Boehner, teary and grateful, receive high Catholic honor

Boehner, who described himself as “a regular guy who used to have a big job,” for his part praised Biden for coming to the table, no matter how strong their differences, while they searched for elusive common ground. → Read More

Americans see immigrants more favorably than do some presidential candidates

Fifty percent of Americans have a favorable view of newcomers from other countries. → Read More

Franklin Graham wants your heart, not your vote

(RNS) Franklin Graham, the hellfire evangelist who's turning election-year rallies into prayer meetings, quotes his daddy -- and Donald Trump. → Read More

Franklin Graham wants your heart, not your vote

(RNS) Franklin Graham, the hellfire evangelist who's turning election-year rallies into prayer meetings, quotes his daddy -- and Donald Trump. → Read More

2015 was 'worst year' for Christian persecution, says Open Doors

Iraq is in second place on Open Doors’ 2016 World Watch List, a ranking of the top 50 most dangerous places in the world to be a Christian. It’s the first of 35 countries on the list where Islamic extremism “has risen to a level akin to ethnic cleansing.” → Read More

What will Donald Trump say next about Muslims?

And how will Ted Cruz and other Trump rivals respond in tonight's GOP debate? Check our 5 faith facts on the candidates for their backgrounds. → Read More

‘Own it!’ Terrorism is an Islamic issue, say some Muslims

“Terror is a Muslim issue, an Islamic issue within the house of Islam,” said M. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, “and we must own it” to fight it. → Read More

The megachurch boom rolls on, but big concerns are rising too

Change is coming to American megachurches — those behemoths for believers that now dot the religious landscape. There are more participants in megachurch worship than ever. → Read More