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Measles outbreak prompt state lawmakers to reconsider religion...  Duluth News TribuneRecent measles outbreaks in states such as Washington, New York and New Jersey have cast a spotlight on a group of Americans who receive exemptions from ...
Does Religion Still Matter When We Need It Most?  WNPR NewsReligious scholar Elaine Pagels , trusted the Gospel of Thomas to get her through the almost unbearably painful years after the death of her six-year-old.
Make faith great again: Hollywood celebrities finally talking about their religious beliefs  Fox NewsAt a time where it seems like your career could be at stake if you publicly mention your religious affiliation, seeing celebrities come out of their biblical closet on ...
Slaves to religion: Brazil raids expose dark side of cults  Thomson Reuters FoundationData is scarce on the number of people who are enslaved by or rescued from slavery in Brazilian cults, but forced labor is rife in certain groups.
Climate change is 'a religion' that comes with a cost  Daily TelegraphSky News host Peta Credlin says climate change is 'a religion', and that 'anything other than slavish adherence to the doctrine of global warming is an open ...
A Military Judge Said It's Okay for Commanders to Promote Religion at Ceremonies  PatheosThis is a dangerous ruling that sets an awful precedent.
New Randolph College play mixes drama, humor and religion  Lynchburg News and AdvanceIn the new play “Black Chicken,” written by Randolph College graduate Travis Byram, 14-year-old Randi Colby is afraid to tell her religious parents that she's an ...
Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy  Brookings InstitutionThe discussion of Islam in world politics recently has tended to focus on how religion is used by a wide range of social movements, political parties, and militant ...
Albany Area Religion Bulletin | Faith  The Albany HeraldThe Albany Area Religion Bulletin is a weekly compilation of church and faith-based events in Albany and southwest Georgia and is published on Fridays.
The Outlook Podcast: Religion vs Sexuality  NewshubDan Lake, Nick Francis, Matt Fistonich, Michael Kooge.
Forget egos, look for common threads in religion  Free Malaysia TodayMalaysians are still mired in religious controversies despite knowing that it will not augur well for the continued peace and co-existence in a multi-religious ...
Future rabbis plant with Palestinians, sow rift with Israel  messenger-inquirerAT-TUWANI, West Bank (AP) — Young American rabbinical students are doing more than visiting holy sites, learning Hebrew and poring over religious texts ...
Though religion and food are at loggerheads in India, a cookbook brings them together with humour  Scroll.inWith its light-hearted focus on culture, history and cuisine, 'Bhagwaan ke Pakwaan' is an ideal read for today's divisive times.
Prison Religion, Anna Von Hausswolff and Mono added to Supersonic Festival 2019  FACTSupersonic Festival, which takes place on July 19 – 21 at Birmingham Town Hall, has added more names to its 2019 edition.
Guns, religion and climate change intensify Nigeria's deadly farmer-herder clashes  Los Angeles TimesIn Kaduna state, farmers and cattle herders have long clashed over land, but new factors mean more bloodshed. It's a central theme in the presidential race.
Effort, religion and bacon-infused waffles lead Daniel Michalski to success  Indiana Daily StudentDaniel Michalski's life on the track has been a journey filled with both highs and lows. Now a graduate transfer at IU, Michalski's first taste of track and field didn't ...
UAB Gospel Choir to perform in Decatur | Religion  The Decatur DailyThe University of Alabama in Birmingham's Gospel Choir, under the direction of Decatur native Reginald Jackson, will perform at schools and churches in north ...
Economy and Religion — the case of Atif R. Mian  Daily TimesAs the course of Pakistan's economy is in need of some serious reforms and policies, we have blinded ourselves by the curtain of religion. Time after time ...
Ofsted says schools should teach pupils about same-sex couples  BBC NewsAll children must learn about same sex couples regardless of their religious background, the head of Ofsted says. Hundreds of parents protested outside a ...
Why the retreat from religion runs through the market square in Helmsley  Yorkshire PostThe retreat from religion appeared last night to run through the market square of a picturesque town on the edge of the North York Moors. In a debate for our ...
Seg. 1: Humorists Vs. Religion. Seg. 2: Wrestling In KC  KCURSegment 1: A historic look at the conflict between faith and satire. From court jesters of the medieval era to comedians of the modern day, humor and.
Why we studied the possible links between religion and happiness, health and civic engagement  Pew Research CenterPeople who regularly attend a house of worship are more likely to be happy and civically engaged than those who do not, according to a new Pew Research ...
Hollywood actor puts religion to test and says it led him to a relationship with Jesus Christ  Christian PostHOLLYWOOD — Actor Kristoffer Polaha revealed how exploring and testing religion led him back to Christianity and a true relationship with Jesus Christ.
Troy Dew of Faith Assembly of God, Quitman  Meridian StarName: Troy Dew. Church: Faith Assembly of God, Quitman. Number years attending church: Lifelong churchgoer. Ministries: Youth and children's ministries for ...
Trump just promised to help religious adoption agencies that won’t work with gay parents. Here’s what he could do.  Washington PostAt Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump introduced a family he called “inspiring to us all”: the Bucks from Michigan, who have adopted five ...
Should the state leave religion alone?  The HinduThere is no simple yes or no answer to this question. Much depends on what we mean by the term religion.
What Science Can Learn From Religion  The New York TimesHostility toward spiritual traditions may be hampering empirical inquiry.
Sociologists study the impact religion has on child development  Science DailyDo children raised by religious parents have better social and psychological development than those raised in non-religious homes? In a new study, ...
15 times people have seen religious figures in everyday items  KTRK-TVDo you see the religious figures in these random objects?
Pope demands 'concrete' response to abuse crisis at Vatican summit  Religion News ServiceVATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis on Thursday (Feb. 21) opened a highly anticipated four-day meeting on his church's ongoing sex abuse crisis by calling ...
When Religion Leads to Trauma  The New York TimesSome churches “weaponize scripture and religion to do very deep damage on the psyche,” one pastor says.
Fat and happy: the comforts of practicing a religion  Religion News Service(RNS) — People who are active in their religious congregations tend to be happier, a new Pew survey finds. But that advantage doesn't extend to their waistlines ...
Indepth promo: Gay issues, conversion therapy, religion in heated debate  Malta Independent OnlineGay issues, including the controversial conversion therapy, were the main topic of this week's edition of Indepth, presented by The Malta Independent ...
As Americans disengage from religion, a California institution encourages questioning  Religion News ServiceOJAI, Calif. (RNS) — They come by the dozens, making their way past groves of orange trees and converging on a low-slung white house with a gnarled pepper ...
Controversial 'religious freedom' bill gets another look at Iowa Capitol  Des Moines RegisterRepublican lawmakers have reintroduced a bill at the Iowa Capitol that they say will protect religious rights but that critics warn could allow businesses in the ...
Provoked By Trump, The Religious Left Is Finding Its Voice  NPRThe Trump administration has inspired a new activism on the part of liberal religious groups. Like the Moral Majority of the 1980s, they fear an assault on their ...
Bibi just made life much harder for Diaspora Jews  Religion News ServiceNow you've really gone and done it, Prime Minister Netanyahu. You've gone and totally jumped the shark. I am referring to his decision to merge the ...
China’s disdain for religious freedoms  BusinessLineIts superpower status has allowed it to get away with persecution of religious minorities. India should leverage its soft power.
Books explore Merton the writer, Religion 101 and Antarctic ice  National Catholic ReporterDuring Lent, Trappist Fr. Thomas Merton was irate when the Passion was read in what he described as an "extremely trite and pedestrian English version," albeit ...
Religious engagement on the wane for variety of reasons  Otago Daily TimesRon Gilder ponders Christianity and its role in society. A short time ago I was watching a BBC Religious programme on YouTube. A group of women and men ...
Brain changes related to religion and spirituality could confer resilience to depression  PsyPostNew research published in Brain and Behavior provides evidence that religious and spiritual beliefs lower the risk of depression because they're ...
'Alien Religion': Tajik Customs Officials Burn 5,000 Baptist Calendars  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyA senior official in Tajikistan's Customs *Service* has confirmed that the authorities have confiscated and burned 5000 evangelical Christian calendars ordered by ...
Grief hides in the church bathroom  Religion News Service(RNS) — A friend of mine recently lost her daughter, an 8-month-old baby who was just beginning to get to know the world around her. I saw my friend at church ...
Tulsi Gabbard: Religious bigotry is un-American  Religion News Service(RNS) — I am proud to be the first Hindu American to have been elected to Congress and now the first Hindu American to run for president. While the headlines ...
Indiana tax preparer refuses to serve lesbian couple on religious grounds  Washington PostFor four years, Bailey Brazzel says, she had employed the same tax preparer, Nancy Fivecoate of Carter Tax *Service* in Russiaville, Ind. Fivecoate prepared the ...
Senate panel advances bill broadening religious freedom protections  ktvo.comA bill aimed at protecting religious freedom is moving forward at the statehouse, despite warnings from opponents who say it could open the door to ...
China’s War on Religion  The Epoch TimesFor religious believers in China, things are rapidly going from bad to worse. And the Chinese Communist Party ...
Religion makes America give  The Week MagazineHere are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web: Burned by a hot startup. When a well-funded big company goes bust, ...
How to have productive disagreements about politics and religion  The Conversation - USResearch suggests people intuitively draw a distinction between what is known and what is believed. Recognizing the difference can help in ideological ...
Religion and Spirituality Book Deals: February 13, 2019  Publishers WeeklyDutch extreme athlete Wim Hof, known as the Ice Man, brings a book on his methods to Sounds True; WaterBrook buys a stand-up comedian's debut; and more.
Religion briefs  Troy Daily NewsShabbat services plannedPIQUA — Congregation Anshe Emeth will be observing Shabbat with services on Saturday, Feb. 23. Services will begin at 10 a.m..
Tax business denies service to gay couple, citing religion  Effingham Daily NewsFor the last four years, Bailey Brazzel has gone to Carver Tax *Service* in Russiaville, Indiana to have her taxes done by Nancy Fivecoate, who runs the business.
Rep. Renee Erickson seeks protections for prayer, religious speech in public schools  Salina JournalRep. Renee Erickson says she knows from personal experience that protections are necessary for students and faculty members who want to pray in public ...
Efforts Being Made To Create "Inhuman Religion" In India: Mamata Banerjee  NDTV NewsIn an apparent attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday alleged that efforts were on to introduce an "inhuman" religion in the ...
Abortion, death penalty, religion: Late-night rulings show new alliances at Supreme Court  The Washington PostLate-night rulings that touched on abortion, the death penalty and religious rights provided new insight into the alliances on the reconstituted Supreme Court and ...
UTSA sociologists study the impact religion has on child development  UTSA Today(Feb. 6, 2019) -- Do children raised by religious parents have better social and psychological development than those raised in non-religious homes? In a new ...
Call for 'Beyond Religion' Reporting Proposals from Campus Consortium Partner Students and Alums  Pulitzer Center on Crisis ReportingThe Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium is offering two special reporting fellowships in 2019 focused on the role of religion in issues related to climate change ...
Organizers Of Religious Events Shall Undertake That There Will Be No Denigration Of Any Other Religion: Madras HC [Read Order]  Live LawSadly, on display are sporadic instances when every religious group competes to dominate with shameless quest its supremacy over the other. The Constitution ...
Alexa responds to minister's sermon, orders toilet paper  Religion News ServiceOKLAHOMA CITY (The Christian Chronicle) — When Phil Brookman preaches, even Alexa listens — and dutifully obeys. Brookman, a minister for Memorial ...
The Anti-Israel Religion  besacenter.orgAnti-Israelism is the modern face of anti-Semitism and just as toxic. Anti-Israelism is a modern-day religion in that it demands unquestioning adherence to a ...
Woman claims discrimination by SC foster agency over her religion  WLTX.comIn an AP exclusive story, the woman says she was told she couldn't be a foster parent due to her religion.
Cdl. Burke: Pope’s declaration saying God wills ‘diversity of religions’ is ‘not correct’  LifesiteFebruary 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke thinks the controversial statement in a joint Catholic-Muslim declaration signed by Pope Francis in ...
British attitudes on national identity and religious minorities not unique in EU  Pew Research CenterOn issues including national identity and religious minorities, views among UK adults align very closely to general opinion across the EU.
'Ministry has prepared me': Baltimore's new police commissioner describes religious 'calling' to take job, asks for clergy's help  Baltimore SunStanding before a crowd of more than 75 religious leaders at a meet-and-greet for clergy on Thursday, acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison ...
Culture, religion and gender equality  Daily TimesGender equality is simply defined as equality in access to opportunity, political, social and economic spheres for all genders. For instance the Constitution of ...
Muslim, Jewish college presidents focus on common goals with Christian educators  Religion News ServiceWASHINGTON (RNS) — Like most college presidents, Ari Berman and Hamza Yusuf care about giving their students the best education possible in the ...
Is Cannabis Against Your Religion?  LeaflyReefer Madness—the movie—was famously produced by a church. But do the world's religions really forbid the enjoyment of a plant?
Senators Can and Must Ask About Nominees' Religious Beliefs  Rewire.NewsQuestioning federal nominees on religion has been decried as a violation of the Constitution's ban on religious tests. But not only does it do nothing of the kind, ...
Missouri Appeals Court Declines to Inquire into Religious Truthfulness in Ruling for Baptist Convention  Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty BlogFeb 21, 2019 | Blog |. Written by Don Byrd. Via Religion Clause, a state appeals court in Missouri this week resolved a longstanding dispute between the ...
Steph Curry's first film project is a powerful look at race and religion after the Charleston shooting  For The WinWASHINGTON — In one of the most powerful scenes of the new documentary Emanuel, Felicia Sanders described watching her son Tywanza, one of nine ...
Pamplin Media Group - Fritz: Non-religious rights should be protected  Portland TribuneThe City Council will consider an ordinance from the commissioner on Feb. 13 and is expected to vote on it two weeks later.
Why is Nigeria cracking down on peaceful religious protests?  The Washington PostThe Nigerian government appears to be taking a hard line on religious opposition — though not against the usual suspects. Even as the Boko Haram insurgency ...
Christian group wins religious freedom case against University of Iowa: 'Ruling is a win for basic fairness'  Fox NewsA Christian student group that was kicked off campus for requiring its leaders to embrace Christian religious beliefs won a federal court case against the ...
Chechen religious leaders re-open landmark mosque in Syria  Washington PostReligious leaders of Russia's republic of Chechnya have inaugurated a re-opened landmark mosque in Syria's Homs, once the symbol of the rebellion against ...
In polarized Washington, a Democrat anchors bipartisan friendships in faith  Religion News ServiceSen. Chris Coons, D-Del., speaks to reporters after a briefing of the full Senate by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, at the Capitol, on May 18, 2017, ...
How Does Religion Impact Child Development?  PsychCentral.comA new study suggests that growing up in a religious household can be a mixed blessing for childhood development. The findings, published in the journal.
In revering Trump, the religious right has laid bare its hypocrisy  The GuardianThe evangelical fortress around the president can look like a problem, but progressives can use that heresy to fight opponents.
Religion vs. Free Speech  Gatestone InstituteCourts and government bodies still find it hard to make useful distinctions between gratuitous, racist, or violent speech about Islam and Muslims on the one hand ...
Fifty years later, Catholic Church reckons again with unbelief  Religion News Service(RNS) — Fifty years after it held the world's first international conference examining the rise of atheism and secularism, the Vatican is joining forces with a British ...
Mike Pence has inserted religious considerations into setting of foreign-policy priorities  MarketWatchIn the first two years of the Trump presidency, Vice President Mike Pence has worked to put religion at the heart of key diplomatic efforts, steering hundreds of ...
Reclaiming Religious Freedom  Center For American ProgressLast month, the most religiously diverse U.S. Congress in our nation's history was sworn into office. For proponents of religious liberty, this was an incredible ...
Minority Muslims free to practise their religion in China, says Islamic group - Nation  The Star OnlineBEIJING: Minority Muslims in China are not being discriminated or persecuted by the Chinese government, says China Islamic Association (CIA) vice-president ...
Is Religious Freedom for Christians Only?  The New York TimesDomineque Hakim Marcelle Ray wanted an imam by his side when he was executed. The Supreme Court said no.
Dying for a better Sudan: On the politics of privilege, religion and peaceful uprisings  Middle East EyeThe youths putting their lives on the line every time they step outside to protest deserve to be active participants in forging a new political agenda.
Arab, religious parties last of record-high 47 slates to register for elections  The Times of IsraelProcession of candidates come before Central Elections Committee amid flurry of last-minute mergers and splits.
Conflict between brothers splits Uganda's thriving Abayudaya Jewish community  Religion News ServiceMBALE, Uganda (RNS) — During a recent Shabbat *service* here, Rabbi Gershom Sizomu led dozens of worshippers in a prayer for unity. Women sang psalms.
African religion comprises of witches, satanists, spiritualists, spirit mediums  Bulawayo24 NewsAfrican religion comprises of witches, satanists, spiritualists, spirit mediums, healers, kings and queens. While Christianity remains as that or those institut...
How highly religious Americans view evolution depends on how they’re asked about it  Pew Research CenterEvolution remains a contentious issue. When asked about it, highly religious Americans' responses can vary depending on how the question is asked.
When senators ask a nominee about their religious beliefs, they should give this simple answer  Washington ExaminerDemocratic senators have a new habit of asking judicial and executive branch nominees about their religious beliefs during confirmation hearings. Asking such ...
Why some young Muslim women are leaning into arranged marriages  Religion News Service(RNS) — Last month, Muslim matchmaking app Muzmatch hit 1 million users around the world. The co-founders of the so-called halal dating tool claim that at ...
Baltimore County hires outside attorneys for religious zoning lawsuits  Baltimore SunBaltimore County is set to spend up to $1.5 million on private attorneys to defend itself against a series of federal lawsuits claiming religious discrimination ...

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