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Secular Student Alliance has seen growth at religiously affiliated colleges

Nearly four in 10 young adults ages 18 to 29 are religiously unaffiliated — or nones — and are four times more likely as young adults a generation ago to identify this way, according to a study by the Public Religion Research Institute. Among college students surveyed by Trinity College, 32% identified their worldview as religious; 32% as spiritual; and 28% as secular.

Foster mother of more than 100 children works to recruit Latino families

With two biological children at home already, Noemi Amezcua, then not yet 30, asked her priest how she could get more involved in her community.

Urban oil well to be shut down, cleaned up after pressure from LA faith activists

After years of advocating by community and faith organizations, the city of Los Angeles is officially requiring an oil and gas company to close and clean up a neighborhood drill site.

California initiative aims to transform care for dying

Through the Whole Person Care Initiative, all the Catholic bishops of California, the California Catholic Conference and the Alliance of Catholic Health Care have come together to create a statewide commitment to transform palliative and end-of-life care.