Gallup: 44 percent of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in "the church or organized religion" today, with Catholics' confidence significantly lower than Protestants'.
Huffington Post: Seminary education centers on thinking about the "why" of existence, and making it come alive in a vision for both what the world is, and could be, says Union president.
The New York Times: The misconduct of the financial industry no longer surprises most Americans.
Religion News Service: While some celebrate approval of same-sex blessing, conservatives threaten to take "drastic" steps to distance themselves from the Episcopal Church.
Businessweek: Mormon leadership says sprawling church-owned corporate empire helps spread its message, increases economic self-reliance, and builds the Kingdom of God on earth.