Adelle M. Banks writes for Religion News Service.
Never before has a U.S. stamp celebrated anything Hindu.
But coming soon to a post office near you: a stamp marking the Hindu holiday of Diwali.
The new forever stamp is scheduled to be featured at a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony on October 5 at the Consulate General of India in New York City.
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(RNS) After the long debate before gay marriage was made legal in 2015, a survey shows that since then Protestant pastors have rarely been asked to officiate them.
The U.S. State Department’s annual report on religious freedom around the world raises concerns over laws passed by countries that restrict religious freedoms, particularly highlighting measures against blasphemy and apostasy.
Tim LaHaye, a creator of the Left Behind series, who was once named the most influential American evangelical, died July 25 in the San Diego area at age 90 after a recent stroke.
He and his wife of 69 years, Beverly LaHaye, were active in religious broadcasting and publishing, education, and conservative political organizing.
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