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Kanye West: What Religion Is the Rapper and Does He Have His Own Church?  Showbiz Cheat SheetKanye West's Sunday *Service* has been raising questions about the rapper's beliefs and devotion. Find out what religion he identifies with, and more!
Religion's blurred lines  Duke ChronicleIn comparison to the shiny, publicized culture of other religions, my religion felt different, like it was hiding in the shadows.
ESSAY: WHAT IT MEANS TO 'GET' RELIGION IN 2020  Sight MagazineUS Catholic commentator CHARLES C CAMOSY, in an article first published on Religion News *Service*, looks, writing for the US context, at the implications ...
Religion in the age of Trump  Religion News Service(RNS) — “They hate religion,” wrote New York Times columnist Timothy Egan recently in a column titled “Why People Hate Religion,” “because, at a moment to ...
Rev. Nick Utphall: Dane County Multifaith Council is a way for religion to unite, not divide  Madison.comAt the end of August, a group of more than 30 clergy and religious leaders from around Dane County stepped away from busy schedules of work and summer to ...
Religious Crusaders at the Supreme Court’s Gates  The New York TimesConservative justices appear eager to take on a subject at the heart of the country's culture wars.
In push for race and religion, Malaysian opposition formalizes pact  ReutersMalaysia's two oldest political parties signed a charter of formal cooperation on Saturday, presenting arguably the largest political platform for the majority ...
Faith and grace: Where was religion during the Democratic debate?  Deseret NewsBeyond one shoutout to faith-based values and a short Bible verse, candidates failed to draw upon religion as they laid out their visions for a better future.
AI will transform religion with robot priests like this one  Vox.comA new priest named Mindar is holding forth at Kodaiji, a 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. Like other clergy members, this priest can deliver ...
Why People Hate Religion  The New York TimesThe charlatans and phonies preen and punish, while those of real faith do Christ's work among refugees.
BBC asks: What is the future of religion? Does organized religion have a future?  GetReligionTHE QUESTION: This cosmic theme is raised by a British Broadcasting Corporation article under the headline, “Tomorrow's Gods: What is the Future of Religion ...
Richard Dawkins: ‘Brexit is now a religion. They don’t mind if they destroy the country’  The Irish TimesThe atheist biologist has written a new book about God but what really worries him is closer to home.
The Real Reason Kanye West Doesn't Believe in Religion  Showbiz Cheat SheetEvery week, Kanye West hosts Sunday services for his celebrity friends. But even though he enjoys the *service* and discussion of God, West insists that he ...
Christian Website Condemns Religious Indoctrination… by Muslims | Hemant Mehta  PatheosI was shocked to see LifeSiteNews — a Catholic website that usually promotes conservative beliefs, opposes abortion rights, and argues against LGBTQ ...
Religion is Dangerous to Drowsy and Wicked People  National Catholic RegisterSomeone has said, “Truth is dangerous, and religious truth is the most dangerous of all.” The positive reading of this dangerous quote is that religious truth is a ...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Has climate change become a religion?  Newstalk ZBIs it just me or has climate change become a religion? I ask this because I opened the newspaper this morning to be confronted by a campaign that virtually.
UK Appoints New PM Envoy for Freedom of Religion & Belief  GOV.UKRehman Chishti MP to succeed the current envoy, Lord Ahmad, to further the government's work to promote the UK's firm stance on religious freedom and ...
What atheists and agnostics know about religion: 5 key findings  Pew Research CenterAtheists and agnostics know more about religion than most other religious groups, while those with no particular religion are among the least knowledgeable.
Robert Kirby: Divorcing strictly over religion violates my articles of faith  Salt Lake TribunePeople divorce for a lot of reasons. Most are probably valid — abuse, infidelity, finances, insanity, extraterrestrial-ism, whatever. Having a partner cheat on you is ...
Sisi protects religion, culture from extremism: Saudi minister  EgypttodayCAIRO - 15 September 2019: Saudi Arabia's Minister of Islamic Affairs Abdul Latif Al-Sheikh described on Sunday President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as an inspiring ...
ALFORD: Baptist kid chose interesting item to represent his religion  The Sentinel-EchoMy good friend Seymour Wattenbarger, a Baptist preacher in Kentucky's Appalachian region, offered up a tale so funny that I just had to share it with you.
Life in Malawi suggests Marx was right about religion – Susan Dalgety  The ScotsmanNearly everyone has faith of some kind in Malawi, a country where only 11 per cent of the workforce has a formal job with a regular salary and employment rights ...
Putting the R-word in politics: How religion has become the sleeper issue of the 2019 election  National PostIn the controversial context of an election, the best thing to say about religion is nothing, but nicely. So the present campaign is unusual for Canada.
Doctors are 'professionals' and should leave religion out of it  BioEdgeAs if to illustrate Rosamond Rhodes's thesis (see other BioEdge article), Udo Schuklenk argues, also in the Journal of Medical Ethics, that doctors should not use ...
UN Chief Launches Effort to Protect Religious Places, Worshippers  Voice of AmericaThe Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has launched an effort to protect religious sites around the world. His announcement Thursday ...
When Islam Is Not a Religion in America  ChristianityToday.comMuslim lawyer who helped Hobby Lobby and Hosanna-Tabor win at the Supreme Court details the difficulties Muslims face in securing the freedoms that US ...
Parenting after faith shift, progressive Christians look for new resources  Religion News Service(RNS) — When reading Christian children's books with his three children, Matthew Paul Turner found himself having to think on the fly. Turner would do “a quick ...
Religious discrimination bill could legalise race hate speech, Law Council warns  The GuardianPresident Arthur Moses says proposed law contains a 'narrower' protection for racial discrimination than exists under section 18C.
Impossible for party leaders to be devout followers of any religion  Toronto StarThe reality of religion and politics, Opinion, Sept. 12. I agree with much of what Michael Coren has written here, however, he focused his arguments on the ...
What is the religious discrimination bill and what will it do?  The GuardianAustralia's religious discrimination bill has a broad meaning including religious observance, dress and expression of religious belief.
UN calls for eliminating violence against religion  Vatican NewsThe International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion and Belief was observed by the United Nations for the first time ...
Trump says Democrats are 'not big believers in religion' during North Carolina rally  CNNPresident Donald Trump cast Tuesday's special election in North Carolina and the 2020 presidential election as a fight for the status quo, describing Democrats ...
In St. Louis, mapping how religion is lived — in sanctuaries holy and profane  Religion News ServiceST. CHARLES, Mo. (RNS) — Perched on his mat in the back corner of the room, Adam Park performed a series of yoga poses just like the others: ...
In push for race and religion, Malaysian opposition formalises pact  FirstpostKUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's two oldest political parties signed a charter of formal cooperation on Saturday, presenting arguably the largest political ...
Jacqui Lambie says she sees no case for religious discrimination bill  The GuardianTasmanians 'seem satisfied' with existing law and 'don't really want this changed', key crossbench senator says.
Interfaith Voices: We need the best of what religion can offer  Albany Democrat HeraldIn the undergraduate religious studies course I teach at Oregon State University, more than half of the students voice a similar question during introductions.
Beating boy to death, asking him to chant religious slogans insult to Hinduism: Karan Singh  India TodayAddressing a gathering during the launch of a book written by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Singh said, "Beating a defenceless boy to death and asking him to ...
Muslim religious body to form a committee to draft a roadmap to modernise Madrasas  Economic TimesNEW DELHI: Thirty five years after a proposal was made to introduce “modern education” in Indian madrasas and was strongly opposed and rejected, the Jamiat ...
Duke University's student government rejects Young Life over LGBTQ policies  Religion News Service(RNS) — Duke University's student government has denied the Christian organization Young Life official status as a student group on campus, citing its policy on ...
Religious schools should be required to enrol a mix of religions: Hindu Council  Sydney Morning HeraldReligious schools should be required to admit a certain percentage of teachers and students from other religions so children can learn about other faiths, the ...
What role will religion play in the Democratic debate? Ask Pete Buttigieg  Washington ExaminerNo 2020 Democrat has been more vocal about his religion than Pete Buttigieg. The mayor of South Bend, Ind., is a member of the Episcopal Church and an ...
Religion Listings: Sept. 14, 2019 | Religion  The Daily News of NewburyportTo see a complete listing of local religion notes, go to newburyportnews.com. To have religion notes listed for next weekend, please email them to ...
Ken the Hen Gender Ambiguity Chicken explains the religious discrimination bill  The GuardianIt's special treatment for the most marginalised victims: older white male Christians!
Why so many non-religious Europeans pay church taxes  The EconomistIN THE Old Testament, priests are told to take a tenth of every believer's crops as a tax to support the faith. In these latter days, they can outsource the job to the ...
Pete Buttigieg: Lawmakers Must Treat Religious and Non-Religious People Equally  PatheosMayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Cory Booker, more than the other Democrats, have been talking about their personal faith ever since stepping onto the campaign ...
Interfaith group pledges to use religion's influence to address climate change, poverty  Religion News ServiceLINDAU, Germany (RNS) — The international interfaith organization Religions for Peace introduced its first-ever female and first-ever Muslim secretary-general ...
Z'ers more about relationships than religion  The Herald BulletinGrowing up in a home that valued attending church and prayer, Cannon and Caden McClain went along with their family's weekly ritual.
Religion Calendar  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-GazetteMUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT. Christway Missionary Baptist Church, 4324 Potter St., will hold its annual Fall Revival with Ronnie Miller-Yow at 6 p.m. Sunday ...
UNPO urges EU to designate Pakistan as violator of religious freedom  India TodayHighlighting the deplorable conditions of minorities in Pakistan, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) on Thursday urged the European ...
After Dorian, Baptist leader and Bahamas native sees devastation, resilience  Religion News Service(RNS) — The president of the historically black Progressive National Baptist Convention traveled to the Bahamas island of Grand Bahama this week to assess ...
Outgoing Religions for Peace leader reflects on decades of interfaith cooperation  Religion News ServiceLINDAU, Germany (RNS) — William Vendley, the outgoing head of Religions for Peace, said religions must learn to be “bilingual” in the future — becoming ...
Religion News: Sept. 14 | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com  Northern Virginia DailyBrethren. Antioch Church of the Brethren will host a concert by The Promisedland Quartet at 7 p.m. today at 23502 Senedo Road, west of Woodstock. No ticket ...
LGBT Advocates Warn Australia's Religious Freedom Bill 'Hands a Sword to People of Faith'  NewsweekThe announcement of a religious-freedom bill comes three months after rugby player Israel Folau was fired for claiming "Hell awaits" gay people.
China: Ban on Tibet Religious Activity Toughened  Human Rights WatchA Chinese Communist Party notice banning retired Tibetan government employees from taking part in religious activities violates China's commitment to ...
Do Australians lack protection against religious discrimination?  ABC NewsLiberal backbencher Trent Zimmerman says that in Australia there is no protection in place that prohibits discrimination against someone because of their ...
“Religions for Peace” pledge concrete actions for common good of mankind  Vatican NewsBy Robin Gomes. The 10th World Assembly of "Religions for Peace", the world's most representative, multi-religious gathering of religious communities, ...
Pete Buttigieg has called climate change a religious crisis — but is he brave enough to do it in evangelical Texas?  The IndependentAt the recent CNN town hall on climate disruption, the big-screen backdrop behind the hosts and the candidates did not read “Climate Change,” it read “Climate ...
When Faith Comes Up, Students Avert Their Eyes  The AtlanticIn college classrooms, where almost anything is up for discussion, religious ideas are met with awkward silence.
No One Needs Religion to Live a Moral Life  PatheosOne of the most common criticisms of atheism is that you need God to have a sense of morality. How can you tell right from wrong without some objective ...
Adam Devine on The Righteous Gemstones, What's Up with Keith & Kelvin  Collider.comFrom creator/executive producer/writer/director Danny McBride, executive producer/director Jody Hill and executive producer/director David Gordon Green, the ...
Williamson And Buttigieg Are The New Proselytizers Of Politicized Religion  The FederalistBy sowing contempt for cherished traditions and replacing them with nihilism and a theology of self-will, Pike's legacy includes the growing spiritual vacuum in ...
Rastafarianism is a religion, Kenyan court rules  The East AfricanSchools ordered not to expel students who keep dreadlocks.
TFRL announces inaugural cohort of national Religious Literacy Fellows  Religion News ServiceNEW YORK — The Foundation for Religious Literacy is honored to announce the inaugural cohort of national Religious Literacy Fellows. Grantees were ...
The reality of religion and politics  Toronto StarIt is important to understand the often tumultuous and polarizing role of religion in the policies of our federal leaders.
Pastor, author and mental health advocate Jarrid Wilson dies by suicide  Religion News Service(RNS) — Jarrid Wilson, a California church leader, author and mental health advocate, died by suicide Monday evening (Sept. 9) at age 30. Wilson, known as a ...
Trump says Democrats are 'not big believers in religion'  CNNPresident Trump told a crowd at a rally in North Carolina that Democrats are 'not big on religion' and that is one reason why voters need to show up for the 2020 ...
Pete Buttigieg: Religious left is 'stirring'  Religion News Service(RNS) — Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has garnered a lot of attention for using God-talk during his presidential campaign. From regular ...
Opinion | The intolerant new religion that is perceived victimhood  LivemintIn July, the city of Berkeley in California decided to purge gender from its law books. “Manhole" would now be “maintenance hole". No “sisters" or “brothers"; only ...
Women may find it tougher to get an abortion if the religious discrimination bill becomes law  The Conversation AUDoctors who won't perform abortions on religious grounds may have stronger legal protection and may not be compelled to refer women to an alternative ...
Canada's Trudeau says he could one day challenge Quebec ban on religious symbols  ReutersOTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said for the first time he might challenge a decision by the province of Quebec to ban ...
Ruling Expected In Phoenix Religious Exemptions Case  KJZZThe Arizona Supreme Court will decide Monday how much leeway — if any — business owners have to refuse to serve certain customers based on religious ...
Gothic Platformer Offers Brutal Combat With A Side Of Religious Trauma  KotakuBlasphemous, the indie platformer that Spanish studio The Game Kitchen crowd-funded two years ago, is now available on every major gaming platform. While I ...
Religious education can begin at an early age  Cleveland Jewish NewsAccording to a 2013 study by Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life, 67% of surveyed Jews attended a Jewish day school or participated in ...
World Religions Conference expected to be a 'harmonious' event in Waterloo  KitchenerToday.comWaterloo is preparing to welcome many faiths to the City for the upcoming 39th annual World Religions Conference. Started in 1981, the World Religions ...
Which religions support gun control in the US?  Religion News ServiceWith mass shootings becoming a regular occurrence in the United States and gun control efforts largely stalled in government, it's worth dissecting which ...
Religion Digest Sept 14 | Faith  Index-JournalVision Ministries Inc., 1043 Phoenix St., will have Noonday Prayer every Tuesday in September. Doors open at noon. For information, call 864-344-8752 or ...
For many religious Americans, the word 'liberal' has become taboo  Religion News Service(RNS) — The Rev. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, has made himself into a cable news celebrity by denouncing Democrats as “godless” ...
Race and religion issues holding back progress, says ex-Sabah CM  Free Malaysia TodayBernard Dompok says the two issues are preventing the country from reaching its full potential.
The religious discrimination bill should not allow the far right to have their way  The GuardianWe need our white allies in the queer community to stand with us as we call for balanced religious discrimination protection.
Religion Notes: Sept. 14-22 | Faith and Values | journalstar.com  Lincoln Journal StarBrock's Boutique — 9 a.m.-noon, Oct. 5. Free clothing and meal, donations accepted, all proceeds go to flood victims. Havelock Christian Church, 6520 Colfax ...
Scholars discuss religion in Kelowna after being denied access to United States  Global NewsScholars have come to Kelowna for a three-day conference, in partnership with UBC Okanagan and the International Council for Middle East Studies, ...
UN Chief Launches New Plan to ‘Counter Hate, Religious Violence’  Asharq Al-awsat EnglishAmidst a global call by Secretary-General António Guterres to “reaffirm the sanctity” of religious sites and keep worshippers safe, the UN Alliance of Civilizations ...
Trailblazing sociologist of religion Wade Clark Roof dies at 80  Religion News Service(RNS) — American scholars who study faith are grieving the passing of Wade Clark Roof, 80, a sociologist of religion who leaves a towering legacy as an ...
Lawsuit: LA Sheriff's Department denied Muslim inmates' religious needs  Religion News ServiceLOS ANGELES (RNS) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is being sued by three Muslim inmates who said they were denied access to religious ...
The lonely atheist: why renouncing your religion in Saudi Arabia can be deadly  New StatesmanFor Rana Ahmad, doubting the existence of God meant leaving her family behind – and becoming a refugee.
Pope to clergy and religious in Madagascar: 'be a sign of His living presence'  Vatican NewsBy Linda Bordoni. Pope Francis wrapped up his two-day Apostolic Visit to Madagascar on Sunday evening at Antananarivo's Saint Michel College, an institute ...
Religious Groups Are Giving Plant-Based Eating a Boost  ForbesSpiritual groups have a huge potential to support many more people in altering their diets for the good of the planet, for animals suffering in factory farms, and for ...
Business fears Israel Folau religious freedom law  The Australian Financial ReviewBusiness warns that the proposed religious freedom law poses 'significant' commercial challenges and will give employees too much latitude to use social ...
Religious unrest in Mozambique – in pictures | World news  The GuardianPhotographer Marco Longari visits northern Mozambique, an area devastated by cyclones and riven by an Islamist insurgency.
Karl Marx and Religion  CounterPunchKarl Marx is widely regarded as one of the most sophisticated theorists of human history. Marx was above all a scientist. He used the term historical materialism ...
In the name of crackdown on 'illegal publications', China suppressing religious liberties, dissent  The New Indian ExpressNon-approved Bibles, books on Islam or about Xinjiang and Tibet, and about South Korea Christianity, are key targets during inspections.
Sikh man denied entry at posh Delhi restaurant over religious attire  India TodayA Sikh man from Delhi alleged he was denied entry to Delhi's We Qutub restaurant due to his religion and the attire he wore. Param Sahib -- a Sikh -- took to ...
Woman religious makes inroads in eradicating cholera in Haiti  Crux: Covering all things CatholicMIDDLETOWN, Kentucky - As Sister Larraine Lauter held the tiny hand of an infant patient at a cholera clinic in Verrettes, Haiti, two years ago, she made a silent ...
Democratic Party embraces nonreligious voters, criticizes 'religious liberty' in new resolution  Fox NewsThe Democratic National Committee (DNC) passed a resolution praising the values of "religiously unaffiliated" Americans as the "largest religious group within ...
Reflecting on my religion: how the ritual of Ashura reshaped my idea of suffering  ProspectEven after my faith has faded, the markings of Ashura are still etched on my mind.
Imams son appointed UK envoy for religious freedom  The News InternationalLONDON: Britain will have a new envoy dedicated to overseeing efforts to bring faith communities together and promote religious tolerance, international media ...
Enjoy barbecue | Religion  The MountaineerPlains United Methodist Church, 2029 Newfound Road, Canton, will be holding a barbecue fundraising event from noon to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept 21.
In some Christian circles, a new #oncegay movement makes a comeback  Religion News ServicePastors Ken William, center left, and Elizabeth Woning, center right, of Redding, California, in a group photo with other members of their CHANGED group.
Pakistan will disintegrate further if it continues religion-based politics: Rajnath Singh  Economic TimesUnion Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hit out at Pakistan over its religion-based politics in a gathering held in Gujarat's Surat on September 14. Singh said ...
Darwinism, Judaism and the Clash between Science and Religion  AishThe opposition between religion and science that is assumed to be fundamental by secular liberals is, in fact, foreign to Judaism.

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