Comedy Central’s Daily Show host (and one of America’s top 50 influential Jews) Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” — essentially a giant eyeroll at Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally and Al Sharpton’s “Reclaim the Dream” counter-march two months ago — is all set for tomorrow in Washington, D.C. The big question seems to be whether there…

I happen to be a big fan of Halloween, but plenty of people — particularly some Christians — see the holiday as all trick, no treat. And with Oct. 31 falling on a Sunday this month, it seems the debate has gotten even scarier, with a Louisiana parish even going so far as to ban…

Christine O’Donnell and Michelle Obama don’t agree on much, but they do believe in the power of prayer — specifically, at the polls.  Though trailing Democrat Chris Coons in Delaware’s U.S. Senate race, O’Donnell says God wants her to win this election. In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network this week, the Republican candidate and Tea Party…

Tons of Catholic news to report today, so here’s some links from Religion News Service’s daily roundup: Catholic Bishops from the Middle East summoned to Rome by Pope Benedict XVI demanded that Israel end its “occupation” of Arab lands. Benedict called on Islamic countries in the Middle East to guarantee freedom of worship to non-Muslims. Israel said the meeting was hijacked by enemies of the…

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Nicole Neroulias is a correspondent for Religion News Service, a secular news and photo service devoted to unbiased coverage of religion and ethics. A graduate of Cornell University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she has previously written for The New York Times and other media outlets. She and her family live in Seattle.

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