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Protestantism

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  • L.A. Now Live: A daily conversation with The Times newsroom

     
    For the first time, Protestants no longer make up a majority of Americans, according to a new study out this week. The study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found that Protestants now make up 48% of......
  • Protestants lose majority in U.S. for first time; unaffiliated up

     
    Protestants, who have played a central role in the nation’s founding and development, no longer make up a majority of Americans for the first time in history, according to a new study released Tuesday....
  • More Roe and religion

     
    As the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision approaches, the public remains opposed to completely overturning the historic ruling on abortion. A new poll by the Pew Research Center finds that more than six-in-ten (63%) say...
  • A Catholic homecoming

    A Catholic homecoming
    As the queen mother of megachurches, Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington has become a refuge for spiritual seekers and people of faith who no longer feel inspired by the religious institutions that raised them. After the sex abuse scandal...
  • In Theory: Has the economy damaged the work ethic?

    Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
  • Michelle Huneven on Christmas past and present

    Michelle Huneven on Christmas past and present
    It's become a tradition at the L.A. Times Food section: Every year we run a Christmas essay by a noted Southern California writer reflecting the unique nature of the way we celebrate the holidays. This year's is by novelist Michelle Huneven, whose books...
  • The Rev. David Wilkerson dies at 79; founder of Teen Challenge ministry

    The Rev. David Wilkerson dies at 79; founder of Teen Challenge ministry
    The Rev. David Wilkerson, an evangelical pastor who founded the Teen Challenge ministry and wrote the best-selling book "The Cross and the Switchblade," died Wednesday in a car accident in East Texas. He was 79. Wilkerson's car smashed head-on into a...
  • Poll: Mitt Romney's faith could be a factor in GOP primaries

    Poll: Mitt Romney's faith could be a factor in GOP primaries
    A new poll suggests that Mitt Romney's faith could play a role in the 2012 Republican nominating race, with a sizable portion of respondents saying they believe that Mormonism is a non-Christian faith. The survey from the Pew Research Center for the...
  • PASSINGS: Poly Styrene, Huey P. Meaux, Morty Jacobs, Nawang Gombu

    PASSINGS: Poly Styrene, Huey P. Meaux, Morty Jacobs, Nawang Gombu
    Poly Styrene Singer in the punk band X-Ray Spex Poly Styrene, 53, the braces-wearing singer who belted out "Oh bondage, up yours!" with the punk band X-Ray Spex, died Monday, according to a statement on her website. Styrene, whose real name was...
  • At Family Leader forum, a more personal look at GOP hopefuls

    At Family Leader forum, a more personal look at GOP hopefuls
    A gathering of GOP presidential candidates on Saturday was unlike any other this year, when instead of finger-pointing and slashing at one another's records, they told deeply personal tales about faith, family and failures that left half of the six...
  • Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg at White House for immigration meeting

    Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg at White House for immigration meeting
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads a list of 19 so-called "stakeholders" who will meet with President Obama at the White House to discuss immigration reform Tuesday afternoon. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this story...