Laurie Goodstein

New York Times

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National religion correspondent for the New York Times

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Climate change activists have an influential new ally who could bring along more than a billion followers.

Pope Francis Goes Green, but Will the Flock Follow?

Climate change activists have an influential new ally who could bring along more than a billion followers.

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A leadership group of American nuns  supports President Obama's healthcare reform , even though the US Conference of Bishops call it a threat to religious liberty.

The Vatican, American Nuns and the Politics of Healthcare Reform

A leadership group of American nuns supports President Obama's healthcare reform , even though the US Conference of Bishops call it a threat to religious liberty.

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In Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Sheboygan, Wisconsin and Temecula, California, plans for Islamic mosques have generated  heated opposition .  But the objections are different from those…

The 'Mosque at Ground Zero' and Religious Freedom

In Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Sheboygan, Wisconsin and Temecula, California, plans for Islamic mosques have generated heated opposition .  But the objections are different from those…

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