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An unusual new study examines the link between religious views and pet ownership.
"We're not trying to make everyone a Democrat, just to vote for one this time," the Rev. Doug Pagitt says.
It shows off the downside of the national trend for churches to creatively rebrand.
The congregation of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove donated $15,000 to pay off more than $1 million in debts, said the Rev. Joel Wight Hoogheem.
Archbishop pledges to continue initiatives to prevent clergy sex abuse of children.
Daughter will tell remarkable story of mother's survival at Minnesota's Holocaust remembrance event.
About half in both said they were "somewhat close" to the person leading their worship services. But faith in their advice differed widely by issue.
She was among the most ardent advocates at the Legislature for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which became a national model.
The Rev. Stephen Fichter presented the findings last week during a lecture at St. Mary's University in Minneapolis.
Individual churches would be allowed to decide whether to be inclusive.