|2013-12-05||Beauty from the crypt: Mystery of Europe's jeweled skeletons|
Friedrich could never have passed muster. Think about it: He is supposedly a martyr from the Roman catacombs, but his name is "Friedrich" —that's not even a Roman name. It's a German name, it's not even Latin. Probably the only reason he was not destroyed is that the skeleton had been a gift to the monastery from Joseph II's mother, Maria Theresa.
|2013-12-05||Legion of Mary suspended by Irish university for 'homophobic' posters|
The National University of Ireland, in Galway (NUI Galway), suspended the Legion of Mary as a college society last week after the distribution of posters with the headline, "I'm a child of God. Don't call me gay."
|2013-12-05||Er, That’s What Islam Is… |
A visiting Saudi cleric issued a fatwa, from the Green Lane mosque in Birmingham, that supported his enemies in the congregation: not only did it explain that anyone who denied creationism was an apostate, who could (and should, in an ideal state) be killed, but that his support for women going bareheaded if they wished, and for a secular form of government, were also sufficient grounds for a death sentence.
|2013-12-03||Doctors in Tanzania seeing religious beliefs interfering with medical treatment|
Dr Mkiramweni said that evidence from daily practice was showing that there were some sects today that have gone as far as claiming to be able to resurrect humans, while others forbade transfusion opting to die because of the belief that they will go to heaven.
|2013-12-02||Sacred Shrines Become 'Ticking Time Bomb'|
"If the Israelis come here it will be more than an intifada," he said. What do you mean more than an intifada? "The whole region will be engulfed by war," the Grand Mufti insisted.
|2013-12-02||Muslim foster mum charged for ABUSING TO DEATH 18-yr-old girl who newly converted to Islam
Sharom Bee Ismail, 43, was alleged to have abused Nai Ah Nung, or her Muslim name Nur Salina Abdullah, in Kampung Belanga Pecah, Langkawi, between October and early last month.
|2013-12-02||Women should be empowered within Islamic paradigm’|
The participants said Islam was a complete code of life imparting guidance in all aspects of life including women issues. They called upon the Muslim governments for establishing women and family development ministries. They urged them to curb the dominance of western paradigm, terming it contradictory to Islamic values.
|2013-12-01||Temple Mount Closed After Jewish-Muslim Brawl|
The Jews visiting the site Sunday morning reportedly began singing Hanukkah songs and praying. In response a group of Muslim worshipers attacked them
|2013-11-30||How does prayer work?|
prayers are answered by various subtle-energies in the Universe. What is interesting is that even negative energies answer prayers,
|2013-11-27||Egypt's Latest Fatwas from Salafis and Brotherhood|
Other fatwas decreed that "it is unacceptable for women to turn the air conditioning on at home during the absence of their husbands as this could be used as a sign to indicate to neighbors that the woman is at home alone and any of them could commit adultery with her."
|2013-11-27||Pope says Catholic church must decentralise and tackle poverty|
He added that he prayed for secular leadership with a social conscience. "I beg the Lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor."
|2013-11-25||Court Confronts Religious Rights of Corporations|
“We see no reason the Supreme Court would recognize constitutional protection for a corporation’s political expression but not its religious expression,” Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich wrote for the majority.
|2013-11-24||Eradicating Islamophobia Conference in Atlanta, Georgia|
The conference—in line with the mission of IWIC—aims to promote the essence of the peaceful message conveyed by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
|2013-11-23||Watch how the major religions have conquered the entire world|
Christianity. Islam. Judaism. Buddhism. Hinduism. All the major religions have basically competed with each other in an epic, historical game of Risk.
|2013-11-22||Religious conflict rips through Central African Republic|
A cycle of violence in the Central African Republic is quickly degenerating into a religious conflict between Christians and Muslims,
|2013-11-21||British Muslims should stand up and say it: there is nothing Islamic about child marriage|
An imam in Birmingham, despite being told that the girl didn’t want to get married, could be heard saying: “She’s 14. By sharia, grace of God, she’s legal to get married. Obviously Islam has made it easy for us . . . We’re doing it because it’s OK through Islam.”
|2013-11-19||The 'dissenting' clerics killed in Afghanistan|
More than 800 religious scholars who confronted the Taliban by calling their insurgency un-Islamic and unlawful have been killed.
|2013-11-19||Islam's views on freedom to women has not changed: Kerala Muslim cleric|
On women's mobility, Musaliyar said they should travel only in unavoidable circumstances. These journeys should be for the purposes ratified by Islam.
|2013-11-17||Jeffrey Paul Lucas died Oct. 22, 2013, in Colorado Springs, at Penrose St. Frances Health Services in the Intensive Care Unit. Jeff was battling Stage Four Kidney Cancer; he was diagnosed in July of 2012 and was only given one year to live. In that year he went through various treatments for the cancer and eventually surpassed the time limit on his life. He was born on April 18, 1956 in Parkersburg, W.Va., to Ken and Helen Lucas who survive in Parkersburg. He is survived by his wife Dawn and his three daughters Amanda Lucas of Aurora, Colo., Eryn Thompson and husband Mike Thompson of Greeley, Colo., and Katrina Lucas of Colorado Springs, Colo.. He is also survived by his sister Cathy Paul and her husband Scott Paul of Charlotte, North Carolina and his brother Rob Lucas, and his fiancee Amy and Jeff's niece Anne of Parkersburg, West Virginia. He graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1974, and then went on to graduate from West Virginia University in 1978. After graduating, he started working at the United States Air Force and retired as a Captain. During the time in the Air Force he worked at Strategic Air Command as a Missile Launch Officer from Nov. 1978 to Nov. 1983. Once leaving he started his job at Air Force Space Command working as a Federal Civilian Employee as an Operations and Test Specialist. In his personal life Jeffrey married the love of his life Dawn Schwartz on May 14, 1983. Jeff and Dawn started their life together and soon then had three daughters Amanda, Eryn and Katrina. While growing up Jeffrey took an interest in Science Fiction. This interest covered a wide range of subjects including comic books, Science Fiction/Fantasy books and movies. Later in life his hobbies and interests started to include family genealogy, finding pictures and stories and sharing it with the newer generations. Jeff was actively involved in the Atheists/Humanist groups in the areas he lived in; for many years being the Treasurer of the Internet Infidels. The family is requesting that donations be made out to the Freethinkers of Colorado Springs. You can send a check to P. O. Box 62946, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80962-2946.|
|2013-11-16||Following religious clashes, Pakistan imposes curfew in northern city|
Anis said the Shiites dragged Sunnis out of the seminary, and shot and stabbed them.
|2013-11-15||New Kid on the Block: the Rise of Atheist Congregations|
So that atheists, surrounding by a population that on some level largely believes in spirituality, would therefore adopt some their practices for their own uses is not at all surprising. The question will be that if this ‘non-faith’ movement continues to grow, how will it fair and relate to the religious communities already established?
|2013-11-15||Catholic church carries out survey over views on sexual ethics|
Although there is no suggestion that the Pope intends to change formal doctrine or belief, the survey is being seen as a further sign of the Pope's intention to reform the top-down way in which the Church has been governed in the past.
|2013-11-15||Christianity at risk of extinction in areas of persecution, says Warsi|
"What we are seeing, sadly, is a sense of collective punishment meted out by local groups – sometimes states, sometimes extremists. [Christians] are seen as legitimate targets for what they perceive as actions of their co-religionists.
|2013-11-15||Syrian rebel 'beheaded in case of mistaken identity'|
They decry his immorality, saying he is a heathen - one of those who have threatened rape of men as much as women.
|2013-11-15||Rep. Gohmert upset Obama’s Israel policy not based on Biblical prophecies|
Gohmert also said that Obama had thrown his support behind Israel’s enemies, including the Muslim Brotherhood, and engaged in an apology tour of Islamic nations, a debunked but persistent right-wing claim.
|2013-11-15||Faith-based Schaibles plead “no contest” in death of child|
They need to be talked about, they need to be made examples. Faith in lieu of medical care is NOT acceptable in today’s society. Your religious beliefs do not outweigh the rights of the child to proper care
|2013-11-15||2 LDS sister missionaries attacked in Kosovo
The identities of the missionaries was not released by the LDS Church
|2013-11-14||Sri Lanka religious 'extremism' causing tensions|
Sri Lanka's long civil war, arising out of ethnic tensions between the majority Sinhalese and the Tamil minority, disfigured the country's politics and hobbled economic growth.
|2013-11-14||At a Catholic Hospital, a Dispute Over What a Doctor Can Do – and Say|
Demos was reprimanded and told (in the words of the complaint) that he was “not permitted to recommend an abortion, nor is he permitted to even discuss the possibility of terminating a pregnancy with a Mercy Regional patient, regardless of the circumstances.”
|2013-11-14||#Lookadouche: Texas High School Students Revolt Over Sexist Speaker|
Bible-based dating guru and motivational speaker Justin Lookadoo. Using the age-appropriate hashtag #Lookadouche, students called attention to Lookadoo's retrograde Dateable Rules, which say "dateable girls know how to shut up" and "dateable guys keep women covered up."
|2013-11-14||Catholic fringe disrupts Kristallnacht ceremony|
A small group disrupted Tuesday night's ceremony by shouting the rosary and the "Our Father" prayer, and spreading pamphlets saying that "followers of false gods must be kept out of the sacred temple."
|2013-11-12||Young Nebraska Muslim accused of using a crowbar to attack his sister – because she’s a lesbian|
Tuma believes his sister’s relationship with another woman is a disgrace to her family and against their Muslim beliefs.
|2013-11-10||Christian history taught 1st in Volusia|
Sixth-graders focus on ancient civilizations, while 10th-graders pick up the history around the early Middle Ages. Because Mohammed, the founder of Islam, wasn’t born until about 570 A.D., the chapter on Muslim civilizations is found in the second book.
|2013-11-09||Methodist pastor faces trial for son's gay wedding|
Schaefer could have avoided a trial if he had agreed to never again perform a same-gender wedding. That's a promise he said he couldn't make — because three of his four children are gay.
|2013-11-08||Oregon Christian College Student Body President 'Comes Out' As Atheist|
“He’s a man of very high character and respect,” Fuller said about Fromm. “He’s a great advocate for our student body, which is exactly what he’s supposed to be and do.
|2013-11-08||Swastikas, Slurs and Torment in Town’s Schools|
They have reported being pelted with coins, told to retrieve money thrown into garbage receptacles, shoved and even beaten. They say that on school buses in this rural part of the state, located about 90 minutes north of New York City and once home to a local Ku Klux Klan chapter president, students have chanted “white power” and made Nazi salutes with their arms.
|2013-11-08||Senate Bill on Bias Against Gays Finds Support in Mormons|
The church has also embarked on a public relations campaign to soften the perception that it is homophobic. It has even created a website called MormonsandGays.org, which points out that while acting on same-sex attraction is a sin, “With love and understanding, the Church reaches out to all God’s children, including our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters.”The church has also embarked on a public relations campaign to soften the perception that it is homophobic. It has even created a website called MormonsandGays.org, which points out that while acting on same-sex attraction is a sin, “With love and understanding, the Church reaches out to all God’s children, including our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters.”
|2013-11-07||Here's What We Know About The 2.4% Of Americans Who Are Atheists|
Some adults who describe themselves as atheists also say they do believe in God or a universal spirit, according to Pew Research Center surveys. At the same time, some people who identify with a religion (e.g., say they are Protestant, Catholic or Jewish) say they do not believe in God.
|2013-11-07||School bus driver and Christian preacher fired for leading students in prayer in violation of Supreme Court ruling|
‘They are trying to take away every right the Christian has to express our Christian belief in this supposed to have been Christian nation,
|2013-11-07||Government shutdown just the start for America's Biblical revolutionaries|
Barton's God is mad at America. But it isn't hard to see that Barton is doing the judging. He really doesn't like the electorate that returned Barack Obama to power. He doesn't like our diverse, pluralistic society that worships many Gods and no God. He doesn't like our nonsectarian public schools. And if he bothered to study the works of some of our Founding Fathers, such as Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine, he probably wouldn't like them, either.
|2013-11-06||Israel's ultra-orthodox Jews in a strop after Knesset raises marriage age|
Some ultra-orthodox lawmakers accused the Knesset of discrimination, The Jerusalem Post reported. In the ultra-orthodox community, arranged marriages are customary, some involving minors less than 17.
|2013-11-06||‘Human cloning, change in gender un-Islamic’|
The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Tuesday declared human cloning and changing of gender as un-Islamic acts while announcing its recommendations on a range of issues.
|2013-11-05||Gay High Schooler Suspended for Ripping Pages Out of the Bible|
his classmates started bullying him in Spanish class by telling him he was going to hell for being gay. Smith, who had his Bible with him, started tearing out pages of the Book of Leviticus, which he said many classmates quote when they taunt him.
|2013-11-03||Fatwa forbids Muslims from traveling to Mars|
Sheikh Ali al Hemki, a member of Saudi Arabia's board of religious scholars, has issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from traveling to Mars
|2013-11-03||Sports day with al-Shabaab: Somali terror group's 'hearts and minds' effort features musical chairs and an egg-and-spoon race|
In 2010, two suicide bombers from al-Shabaab killed up to 67 people watching the World Cup final on TV in Kampala, Uganda.
|2013-11-03||At Least 55 Die as Rival Sects Clash in Yemen|
Apart from the Salafi-Houthi conflict, Yemen is struggling with secessionists in the south and with militants of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which has plotted attacks on American airliners and sites in Saudi Arabia.
|2013-11-03||Jesus statue in Syria rises 105 feet above civil war|
So why put up a giant statue of Christ Jesus in the midst of such setbacks and so much danger? Because "Jesus would have done it," organizer Samir al-Ghadban quoted a Christian church leader as telling him.
|2013-11-03||HE MAY BE DEPORTED! Famous Islamist 'ALLAH FOR ALL" Tariq Ramadan in KL on Wed|
The writer—whose real name is Adnan Oktar and who had achieved cult status among Muslim here for his rejection of Darwinism—said such a ban would inevitably lead to an environment of severe oppression, despite Putrajaya’s repeated claim that it only applies to local Catholic newspaper The Herald.
|2013-11-03||Attack on Nigerian wedding convoy kills 30|
The road runs alongside forests that are a known hideout of Islamist militants from the Boko Haram terrorist network.
|2013-11-02||Atheist marriages may last longer than Christian ones|
According to research by the Barna Research Group over a decade ago, American divorce rates were highest among Baptists and nondenominational “Bible-believing” Christians and lower among more theologically liberal Christians like Methodists, with atheists at the bottom of the divorce pack.
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