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Make faith great again: Hollywood celebrities finally talking about their religious beliefs  Fox News

At 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 ...

New Randolph College play mixes drama, humor and religion  Lynchburg News and Advance

In 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 ...

Slaves to religion: Brazil raids expose dark side of cults  Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After four years of silence, Ronaldo Soares received a startling text message from his estranged daughter ...

Take the religion out of regulation | TheHill  The Hill

Exactly whose welfare are cost-benefit analysts concerned with?

Frederick School Of Religion Starts Next Week  WFMD

It will offer nine different courses. Frederick, Md (KM) The 2019 Frederick School of Religion begins this coming Monday, February 25th. It's a series of classes ...

Climate change is 'a religion' that comes with a cost  The Advertiser

Sky 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 ...

Sex and religion | Culture  The Gazette ? Western University's Newspaper

There both similarities and differences among religious views on sex.

Ofsted says schools should teach pupils about same-sex couples  BBC News

All 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 Post

The 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 ...

Though religion and food are at loggerheads in India, a cookbook brings them together with humour  Scroll.in

With its light-hearted focus on culture, history and cuisine, 'Bhagwaan ke Pakwaan' is an ideal read for today's divisive times.

No, CrossFit isn?t a ?cult? ? why does the media still dismiss it?  South China Morning Post

Fitness celebrity Jillian Michaels is the latest figure to take a shot at CrossFit, which is still unfairly demonised despite having been around for two decades.

Cinderella's Closet to help teens with formal dresses Saturday  The Decatur Daily

Hundreds of formal dresses in a rainbow of colors and styles will greet teenagers at Cinderella's Closet on Saturday at Epic Church, 607 14th St. S.E..

Women's Commission Chair: This is a Matter of Law, Not Religion  Tempo.co English

The chair of Women's Commission said the Law for the Elimination of Sexual Violence could provide legal protection to victims.

Why we studied the possible links between religion and happiness, health and civic engagement  Pew Research Center

People 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 Post

HOLLYWOOD ? Actor Kristoffer Polaha revealed how exploring and testing religion led him back to Christianity and a true relationship with Jesus Christ.

Hate Hoaxes Are What Happen When Your Religion Is Identity Politics  The Federalist

When Christianity was still a baby religion, it dealt with its first case of hypocrisy. The Bible records the story in Acts 5: Ananias and Sapphira, a married couple in ...

Trump just promised to help religious adoption agencies that won?t work with gay parents. Here?s what he could do.  Washington Post

At Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump introduced a family he called ?inspiring to us all?: the Bucks from Michigan, who have adopted five ...

Sociologists study the impact religion has on child development  Science Daily

Do children raised by religious parents have better social and psychological development than those raised in non-religious homes? In a new study, ...

The Supreme Court Is Playing Favorites With Religion  ACLU

Last week, the Supreme Court permitted the state of Alabama to execute a Muslim man, Domineque Ray, without his religious advisor present. The court's 5-4 ...

When Religion Leads to Trauma  The New York Times

Some churches ?weaponize scripture and religion to do very deep damage on the psyche,? one pastor says.

What Science Can Learn From Religion  The New York Times

Hostility toward spiritual traditions may be hampering empirical inquiry.

Does a 40-foot Latin cross honoring World War I veterans violate the Constitution? The Supreme Court will decide.  USA TODAY

The Supreme Court considers whether a Latin cross to honor World War I dead violates the First Amendment.

RELIGION: Blessed are the poor  ThoroldNews.com

Recently, the Gospel reading for Sunday morning was a passage traditionally known as the Sermon on the Plain. It is recorded in the 6 th chapter of the Gospel ...

Analysis | How offensive have Trump's past comments on race and religion been? You tell us.  The Washington Post

President Trump raised a few eyebrows earlier this week when he criticized tweets by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) suggesting that American politicians ...

How a national emergency order endangers the 'other'  Religion News Service

People from Pittsburgh's New Light Congregation and Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church join members of Mother Emanuel Church to march in ...

As Americans disengage from religion, a California institution encourages questioning  Religion News Service

OJAI, 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 ...

Religion's Relationship to Happiness, Civic Engagement and Health  Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project

People who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than either religiously unaffiliated adults or inactive members of ...

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 ...

Iran should return to ancient teachings of Islam, a religion hijacked in 1979 by a dictatorial regime  Fox News

Many experts on the Middle East never thought they'd see the day the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates would be ...

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 ...

Senate panel advances bill broadening religious freedom protections  ktvo.com

A bill aimed at protecting religious freedom is moving forward at the statehouse, despite warnings from opponents who say it could open the door to ...

'Alien Religion': Tajik Customs Officials Burn 5,000 Baptist Calendars  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

A senior official in Tajikistan's Customs *Service* has confirmed that the authorities have confiscated and burned 5000 evangelical Christian calendars ordered by ...

Religion makes America give  The Week Magazine

Here 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, ...

Tax business denies service to gay couple, citing religion  Effingham Daily News

For 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.

'No magic formula' for approving religious diets in Pennington County Jail  Rapid City Journal

An inmate and former inmate are seeking $2 million in combined damages while arguing that their right to religious freedom was violated after they were denied ...

Cdl. Burke: Pope?s declaration saying God wills ?diversity of religions? is ?not correct?  Lifesite

February 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ? Cardinal Raymond Burke thinks the controversial statement in a joint Catholic-Muslim declaration signed by Pope Francis in ...

Men and women religious feel shame for failures on abuse  Vatican News

The abuse of children is wrong anywhere and anytime: this point is not negotiable.? This is what the leaders of men and women religious of the world ...

Abortion, death penalty, religion: Late-night rulings show new alliances at Supreme Court  The Washington Post

Late-night rulings that touched on abortion, the death penalty and religious rights provided new insight into the alliances on the reconstituted Supreme Court and ...

Volunteer religion teacher accused of indecent behavior with juveniles, sexual battery  KALB News

A Prairieville man, who volunteered as a religion teacher, has been accused of indecent behavior with juveniles and sexual battery.

Bossier Parish Schools, AU reaches agreement on federal lawsuit over religion in schools  KSLA

This resolution comes almost a year after the religious liberties watchdog group announced they would be filing a federal lawsuit against the Bossier City School ...

Christian tax preparer in Indiana refuses to serve lesbian couple, citing religious beliefs  Chicago Tribune

For four years, Bailey Brazzel says, she had employed the same tax preparer, Nancy Fivecoate of Carter Tax *Service* in Russiaville, Indiana. Fivecoate prepared ...

Woman claims discrimination by SC foster agency over her religion  WLTX.com

In an AP exclusive story, the woman says she was told she couldn't be a foster parent due to her religion.

Government allows SC foster care group to keep Protestants-only policy  Religion News Service

A room in one of Miracle Hill's three group homes for children in foster care in South Carolina. RNS photo by Yonat Shimron. (RNS) ? The U.S. Department of ...

Religious Roundup  Butler Eagle

BUTLER CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE. Butler Church of the Nazarene, 4410 Oakdale Road and Route 68, has Debby Shutak providing music Sunday.

Missouri Appeals Court Declines to Inquire into Religious Truthfulness in Ruling for Baptist Convention  Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Blog

Feb 21, 2019 | Blog |. Written by Don Byrd. Via Religion Clause, a state appeals court in Missouri this week resolved a longstanding dispute between the ...

China?s disdain for religious freedoms  BusinessLine

Its superpower status has allowed it to get away with persecution of religious minorities. India should leverage its soft power.

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 ...

UP budget 2019: Religion, cows among Yogi Adityanath?s 4 point development formula  The Financial Express

The budget aims to create a generous fusion between rural livelihood and cattle economy, women welfare, development of tourist destinations, modernization ...

Pipeline struggle reveals value of community to religious congregation  Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- For the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear the order's religious freedom claims in a legal ...

Call for 'Beyond Religion' Reporting Proposals from Campus Consortium Partner Students and Alums  Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

The Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium is offering two special reporting fellowships in 2019 focused on the role of religion in issues related to climate change ...

Launch of new resources to help companies embrace religious diversity  Religion News Service

Executive trainings and new index prepare executives for next D&I challenge. WASHINGTON ? The Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RFBF), the ...

Muslim, Jewish college presidents focus on common goals with Christian educators  Religion News Service

WASHINGTON (RNS) ? Like most college presidents, Ari Berman and Hamza Yusuf care about giving their students the best education possible in the ...

The Anti-Israel Religion  besacenter.org

Anti-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 ...

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 ...

Chechen religious leaders re-open landmark mosque in Syria  Washington Post

Religious 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 ...

Senators Can and Must Ask About Nominees' Religious Beliefs  Rewire.News

Questioning 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, ...

Provoked By Trump, The Religious Left Is Finding Its Voice  NPR

The 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 ...

Why is Nigeria cracking down on peaceful religious protests?  The Washington Post

The Nigerian government appears to be taking a hard line on religious opposition ? though not against the usual suspects. Even as the Boko Haram insurgency ...

After 9-year battle, Vellore lawyer gets no-caste-no-religion certificate  Times of India

A Snegha Parthibaraja, a lawyer,is the first in the country to get certified that she does not belong to any caste or religion. She said, "people wit.

Steph Curry's first film project is a powerful look at race and religion after the Charleston shooting  For The Win

WASHINGTON ? In one of the most powerful scenes of the new documentary Emanuel, Felicia Sanders described watching her son Tywanza, one of nine ...

In polarized Washington, a Democrat anchors bipartisan friendships in faith  Religion News Service

Sen. 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.com

A new study suggests that growing up in a religious household can be a mixed blessing for childhood development. The findings, published in the journal.

'More merciful than Yahweh': Jack Miles on God in the Quran  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? Ever since 9/11, Americans have been treated to a host of conflicting, often ill-informed, views about Islam and its deity, Allah. Some insist Allah is a ...

What Religion is 'The Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond?  The Cheat Sheet

'The Pioneer Woman' star Ree Drummond sometimes mentions faith, but what religion does she practice? Here's what we know about Ree Drummond's ...

Majority-Muslim Turkey Becomes Less Religious, Poll Says  NPR

Despite a rise in religious doctrine from the government, a recent survey shows a dip in the portion of people identifying as religious, compared with a poll in ...

Baltimore County hires outside attorneys for religious zoning lawsuits  Baltimore Sun

Baltimore 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 ...

Tim Tebow makes the Christian movie he's always wanted to see  Religion News Service

LOS ANGELES (RNS) ? Tim Tebow, the Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback now readying for his fourth season as a minor-league baseball ...

Religious people are happier than atheists, finds study  Times of India

It seems impossible to zero down on ways that can induce happiness but there may be a way to do that - and the answer lies in your religious beliefs.

Five things to know about religious freedom in the United Arab Emirates  The Washington Post

While the freedom of worship is enshrined in the constitution, the government maintains tight control over where religious activities can take place.

Conflict between brothers splits Uganda's thriving Abayudaya Jewish community  Religion News Service

MBALE, Uganda (RNS) ? During a recent Shabbat *service* here, Rabbi Gershom Sizomu led dozens of worshippers in a prayer for unity. Women sang psalms.

Popular Israeli band drops out of Eurovision rather than perform on Shabbat  Religion News Service

JERUSALEM (RNS) ? A popular Israeli band will appear in Eurovision 2019 when the international singing competition comes to Israel later this year.

Minority Muslims free to practise their religion in China, says Islamic group - Nation  The Star Online

BEIJING: 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 Times

Domineque Hakim Marcelle Ray wanted an imam by his side when he was executed. The Supreme Court said no.

Reclaiming Religious Freedom  Center For American Progress

Last 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 ...

MWL chief receives World's Religions Peace Award  Arabnews

RIYADH: The National Council on US-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) has awarded the secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul ...

In revering Trump, the religious right has laid bare its hypocrisy  The Guardian

The evangelical fortress around the president can look like a problem, but progressives can use that heresy to fight opponents.

Robots to ?be part of religious rituals? as AI-based religions grow | Daily Star  Daily Star

ROBOTS could be part of religious rituals and help humans to bury and mourn the dead in the future, it has been predicted.

Churches Must Stop Excessive Noise Making | Religion  Peace FM Online

Reverend Doctor Joseph K.K. Baisie, Assemblies of God, Greater Accra East Regional Superintendent, has pleaded with all churches in the country to watch the ...

African religion comprises of witches, satanists, spiritualists, spirit mediums  Bulawayo24 News

African religion comprises of witches, satanists, spiritualists, spirit mediums, healers, kings and queens. While Christianity remains as that or those institut...

Religious superiors admit denial, slowness to act against abuse  The Tablet

'We want to act with humility. We want to see our blind spots. We want to name any abuse of power'. Religious superiors admit denial, slowness to act against ...

An anti-vax religious group apologized for spreading measles in Japan  Quartz

The country is in the middle of its worst measles outbreak in a decade, with many of the cases traced to a religious group in Mie that doesn't believe in medicine.

Illuminating the 'light of the East' through religious tolerance  Arab News

In 2013, long before Pope Francis' historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula, the head of the Catholic Church said his thoughts often turned to the people of ?the ...

Faith Counts awarded major grant from Templeton Religion Trust  Religion News Service

Multi-faith platform promotes the pro-social value of faith. WASHINGTON ? Faith Counts, a nonprofit, multi-faith online platform, has been awarded a $900,000 ...

US Muslim leaders call on China to end persecution of Uighurs  Religion News Service

(RNS) ? More than 130 American Muslim leaders and scholars have signed an open letter condemning the Chinese government's continued persecution and ...

The Problem with the Latest Predictions for 'the Rise of the Religious Left'  Rewire.News

Not only are claims that the religious left is ?on the rise? as old as the contemporary religious right itself, but the framing of the religious left may actually further ...

Akron Beacon Journal: No time for religious liberty at the Supreme Court  NewsOK.com

Justice Elena Kagan described the decision as ?profoundly wrong,? and it is hard to see otherwise. She made her point in dissenting to a 5-4 U.S. Supreme ...

Religious studies in public schools? One Missouri lawmaker wants high school Bible classes  STLtoday.com

JEFFERSON CITY ? A state lawmaker who is a minister and dean of students at a southwest Missouri religious college wants public high school students to learn ...

Religious news, notes and happenings | Community  Independent Tribune

Saturday, Feb. 23. Lowesville Gospel Concerts at Living Word Ministries, 1062 Hwy. 16 S, Stanley (Lowesville), presents The 3 Heath Brothers, The Waymasters ...

Black history is world history: Exploring African diaspora mythos, religions  Tulane Hullabaloo

Black history is so massive and enriching, border lines and oceans cannot possibly measure it. During Black History Month, Americans recognize the hardships ...

Kansas bill claims LGBTQ community is a religion to justify every kind of discrimination against it  ThinkProgress

A group of seven Republican lawmakers in Kansas have introduced what is perhaps the most convoluted, if not cockamamie, attempt to roll back LGBTQ ...

Andrew Mackenzie finds new religion as BHP delivers on dividends  The Australian Financial Review

BHP exercised the recovered power of its balance sheet by maintaining the interim dividend, even though earnings were shaken by the vicissitudes of running a ...