Catholics

Americans View Jews, Christians Warmly; Atheists, Muslims Get Cold Shoulder

07/16/2014
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WASHINGTON We like ourselves!

A new Pew Research survey finds U.S. adults feel most warmly about people who share their religion or those they know as family, friends or co-workers.

Why I Love Ash Wednesday

I live in Hoboken, a town of churches (and 1 synagogue – hi, Rabbi Scheinberg!) This small city’s Catholic character is obvious to any casual visitor, and certainly struck us strongly when we were scouting the place out and toured many apartments for sale above whose pristine beds, plumped up attractively for prospective buyers, sat crucifixes large and small. In fact, one of my neighbors has in her living room two huge portraits: one of Frank Sinatra, and one of the Pope.

A Catholic woman prays with an ash cross on her forehead in Washington, D.C. in 2012. Getty Images

iPhone Apps and Religion

I've written several times about how technology is changing the global Jewish community, but I haven't looked at other religious groups. Jamshid Ghazi Askar contacted me recently about an article he was writing on how different religious groups are using new technology like iPhone apps. It is interesting to hear how Mormons and Catholics are taking advantage of mobile apps in their faith communities.

Different faith groups take advantage of mobile technology and video streaming.

Which religious groups are most opposed to the "Ground Zero" Islamic Center? Hint: Not the Jews

American Jews are the group most opposed to the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero in Manhattan, right?

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