Religion Dispatches: Megachurches are not the only game in town. Smaller churches, operating in the urban context, are also attracting newcomers.
Baptist News Global: Mark Wingfield dispels some myths and misunderstandings about the state of the church in America today.
The New York Times: A majority of Israeli Jews marry within their own religious or secular subgroups, and they inhabit largely separate social worlds, according to the findings of a survey exposing the deep gulfs over the role of religion in Israeli politics and society.
Religion News Service: "The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America" takes a close-up look at end-of-life issues and how they are both helped and hindered by faith.
The Washington Post: The Michigan Catholic Conference is modifying its health coverage in a way that doesn't affirm gay marriage, but simply redefines who qualifies for health coverage in a way that could include same-sex couples.