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A bill aimed at codifying students’ religious expression is awaiting a signature from Florida Governor Rick Scott.

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As fighting continues in the Middle East, halfway around the world in Tallahassee, people with cultural ties to different sides of the conflict are planning a meal together. Subscribers to three faiths will meet Thursday at the Temple Israel Jewish synagogue to celebrate the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

It'll be the first time Temple Israel hosts a Ramadan fast-breaking dinner.

“And I am very, very proud of the culture of our congregation that is open to and embraces that type of event," Rabbi Jack Romberg says. 

411 Teen: Jerusalem Baptist Church

Jan 15, 2014

Join host Dr. Liz Holifield for "411 Teen", a locally produced program created with teen input for a teenage audience. Guests provide insights into topics that concern adolescents.  This week, Dr. Liz discusses the role of religion in America with members of Tallahassee's Jerusalem Baptist Church.

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Religious displays at the Florida Capitol this this month are being touted as expressions of the religious freedom guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. But the displays are inviting debate over how separate is separate enough when it comes to church and state.  

The Florida Nativity Scene Committee’s Pam Olsen led the group’s Christmas celebration during the first week of December.

She said, “We get to celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ, the babe in the manger, and that’s what it’s all about today.”

Local school children sang several Christmas carols.

Perspectives: God Squad

Dec 20, 2012

The subject is religion in politics and public policy and three members of the Village Square’s “God Squad” bring their unique views to the subject. On the program, Reverend Betsy Oulette of Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Reverend Dave Killenn from St. Johns Episcopal Church, Rabbi Jack Romberg of Temple Israel and Liz Joyner, executive director of the Village Square.

A federal judge Tuesday tossed out a challenge by Florida and six other states over part of the federal healthcare overhaul law requiring coverage for birth control in insurance plans. Many religious organizations objected to the requirement. But  the judge ruled the states don’t have legal ground to sue.

This is the first in a series of stories on losing faith.

Teresa MacBain has a secret, one she's terrified to reveal.

"I'm currently an active pastor and I'm also an atheist," she says. "I live a double life. I feel pretty good on Monday, but by Thursday — when Sunday's right around the corner — I start having stomachaches, headaches, just knowing that I got to stand up and say things that I no longer believe in and portray myself in a way that's totally false."