Religious Groups' Official Positions on Same-Sex Marriage

WEB RESOURCE In recent years, same-sex marriage has been a contentious subject within many religious groups in the U.S. Here is an overview of where 16 religious groups stand on this issue that was written in July 2010.

Religions and Environment

WEB RESOURCE This ReligionLink site provides a database of resources for journalists and others about the relationship between religious and various social issues. This set of articles is on Religion and Environment.

Religion: Law and Courts

WEB RESOURCE There are an increasing number of social issues, especially those with human rights implications, that demonstrate the deep connections between religion and law/court decisions. This is a database of some of those issues.

Religious Liberty in Public Schools

WEB RESOURCE This article by Charles Haynes of the First Amendment Center provides an overview of the challenges of religious liberty has been dealt with in public schools over the last 150 years.

Portrait of Jews in America

WEB RESOURCE This article from PEW Forum provides results from surveys about what being "Jewish" means to American Jews. It also links to other topics such as social and political views, and attitudes towards Israel.

Celebrating Christmas and the Holidays (Christmas), Then and Now

WEB RESOURCE This PEW Research Religion and Public Life article is a survey of how Christmas is perceived and observed by Americans. About half of Americans view the holiday as religious while a third see it as more of a cultural holiday. There are many other interesting statistics here.

Most white evangelicals approve of Trump travel prohibition and express concerns about extremism

WEB RESOURCE This Pew Research Center article by Gregory A. Smith provides the statistics on various religious groups and President Trump's policies on travel and refugees from the Middle East. A separate chart rates how radical American Protestants and Catholics think that Muslims are in the US.

God on their side? Neo-Nazis and religion

God on their side? Neo-Nazis and religion By ReligionLink Editor With the furor over Confederate statues, the parading of swastikas on the streets of Charlottesville and controversial statements about neo-Nazis from President Trump, extremist groups with racist ideologies have come under the microscope. What's there isn't pretty, especially in terms of religion. While the vast majority of religious groups, denominations and leaders have denounced race-based supremacists - white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Klansmen and the like - many such groups and their leaders have roots in religion - Christianity, Islam and Judaism. And the link isn't limited to white groups; there are racially-oriented supremacist, nationalist and separatist groups of African-Americans, Muslims and others. This edition of ReligionLink looks at the religious ideology that motivates some racial extremist organizations.