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Tibetan monk dies in Chinese prison

The revered Tibetan monk, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, 65, died in prison in China where he was serving a 20-year sentence for alleged connections to a ... Read More
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Hospitals, care centers employ laughter as treatment for health problems

Hospitals, care centers employ laughter as treatment for health problems

Laughter is a bright part of any day, and now hospitals and health organizations are making efforts to incorporate it into their patients' care for ... Read More
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Unveil and deliver truths of the Bible

Unveil and deliver truths of the Bible

One of my favorite movies is “The Book of Eli.” In the movie, Denzel Washington portrays a lone, nomad warrior in a post-apocalyptic world who ...

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Updated: jul. 27, 2015 5:30 p.m.
New film profiles little-known Jewish philanthropist who built African-American schools

New film profiles little-known Jewish philanthropist who built African-American schools



Although credited with establishing Sears, Roebuck & Company as a leading American retailer, Julius Rosenwald's name has largely been unremembered in the decades since he ... Read More
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Childhood pretend play connected to religious switching, study finds

Childhood pretend play connected to religious switching, study finds

A child's imagination during pretend play can take them from a walk around Mars to a picnic in Neverland. However, his or her travels ... Read More
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Cosmic humility: The spiritual side effects of viewing Earth from outer space

Cosmic humility: The spiritual side effects of viewing Earth from outer space

Writing in Medium about a new image of Earth released July 20 by NASA scientists and dubbed the "new Blue Marble," astronaut Scott Kelly said ... Read More
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Do contraceptive rules make religious groups 'complicit in evil?'

Do contraceptive rules make religious groups 'complicit in evil?'

Does requiring a group of Roman Catholic nuns to sign a piece of paper stating their objection to providing contraception coverage make them complicit in ... Read More
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Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

WASHINGTON — An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts ... Read More
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Improve others' perception of us

Improve others' perception of us

The other day, I was talking to a neighbor whom I hadn’t spoken to for a while. I asked her if she had been ...

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Updated: jul. 25, 2015 6:30 p.m.
Times may change; God doesn't

Times may change; God doesn't

Ten years ago, this week my family moved to Pembroke. I began my job as the pastor at First Baptist Church in Pembroke, and my ...

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Updated: jul. 24, 2015 6:30 p.m.
School district and secularists settle school prayer lawsuit

School district and secularists settle school prayer lawsuit

A federal lawsuit filed against a school district in Georgia for allegedly violating First Amendment rights by allowing football coaches to lead students in prayers ... Read More
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Do God's will to obtain eternal life

Do God's will to obtain eternal life

Jesus said, “Not everyone that saith unto me ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my ...

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Updated: jul. 23, 2015 6:30 p.m.


New film profiles little-known Jewish philanthropist who built African-American schools



Although credited with establishing Sears, Roebuck & Company as a leading American retailer, Julius Rosenwald's name has largely been unremembered in the decades since he ... Read More
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Christian schools take stance on homosexuality policies

Christian schools take stance on homosexuality policies

With same-sex marriage now legal across the country, the question has surfaced about whether religious-affiliated schools will accommodate gay or lesbian students, staff and faculty ... Read More
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Pope Francis taps media-savvy priest for key Los Angeles role

Pope Francis taps media-savvy priest for key Los Angeles role

Father Robert Barron may be ready for his close-up. The media-savvy Roman Catholic priest whose public television series "Catholicism" drew wide acclaim, has been named ... Read More
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The title of Harper Lee’s new book comes from the Bible

The title of Harper Lee’s new book comes from the Bible

Last Tuesday, book readers and literature enthusiasts alike celebrated across the country as “Go Set a Watchman” — the sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To ... Read More
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Jesus is best hope in world for Christians

Jesus is best hope in world for Christians

What is hope? In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it is defined as “a confident expectation that a desire will be fulfilled; wishful trust; something which one ...

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Updated: jul. 20, 2015 5:30 p.m.
Religious freedom experts worry about their First Amendment rights after marriage ruling

Religious freedom experts worry about their First Amendment rights after marriage ruling

Long-held American views of religious liberty may be rapidly shifting in the wake of a June 26 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the ... Read More
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Is religion failing? The Dalai Lama has a surprising answer

Is religion failing? The Dalai Lama has a surprising answer

It isn't just American demographers and church planters who are concerned about the rise of the "nones," or the spiritually unaffiliated. Tenzin Gyatso, the ... Read More
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God is faithful and as assured as the sun

God is faithful and as assured as the sun

One time, when I was traveling by plane, we had risen above a storm system with the thick clouds below us. I had the window ...

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Updated: jul. 18, 2015 5:30 p.m.
Religion doesn't exclude scientific fact

Religion doesn't exclude scientific fact

Have you heard about the so-called war between science and religion? There are many individuals in both camps who are convinced that the two can ...

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Updated: jul. 17, 2015 5:30 p.m.
Muslims celebrate completion of Ramadan fasting during Eid al-Fitr

Muslims celebrate completion of Ramadan fasting during Eid al-Fitr

Many of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims will be spending Friday celebrating the completion of Ramadan, a month-long observance of fasting from dawn ... Read More
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Adventists celebrate Ellen G. White 100 years after her death

Ellen G. White, whose visions helped shape the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was remembered worldwide on the centennial of her July 16, 1915 ... Read More
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Follow God's book, don't write your own

Follow God's book, don't write your own

Man sees the need for standards in everyday life. The mechanic knows there are standard-size parts. And the seamstress knows the number of inches in ...

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Updated: jul. 16, 2015 5:30 p.m.
What God, Lord Ganesha and green tea have in common with Katy Perry

What God, Lord Ganesha and green tea have in common with Katy Perry

Katy Perry has caused somewhat of an uproar in the news with her desire to purchase a former Los Angeles Catholic convent.
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Non-Muslims get a glimpse of Islam's holiest night of the year

Non-Muslims get a glimpse of Islam's holiest night of the year

Wrapping up the holy month of Ramadan, 1.6 billion Muslims around the world are amping up their worship during the last 10 days of ... Read More
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Circuit court rules contraception mandate doesn't violate religious freedom

Circuit court rules contraception mandate doesn't violate religious freedom

The government's health care law mandating contraception coverage does not impinge on the religious liberty of an order of Roman Catholic nuns and Christian ... Read More
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Pope commits to studying critiques of his criticism of capitalism

Pope commits to studying critiques of his criticism of capitalism

After a weeklong South American visit in which he delivered direct criticism of "unbridled capitalism," Pope Francis returned to the Vatican on Monday pledging to ... Read More
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Choose to love like God loves

Choose to love like God loves

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may ...

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Updated: jul. 14, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Japanese Buddhists celebrate Obon Festival

Japanese Buddhists celebrate Obon Festival

Japanese Buddhists around the world celebrates their ancestry Monday with the Obon Festival.
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Zion Missionary Baptist celebrating 150 years

Zion Missionary Baptist celebrating 150 years

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Updated: jul. 14, 2015 7:00 a.m.
The psychology behind Islamic State group's Western recruits

The psychology behind Islamic State group's Western recruits

In the summer of 1995, Mubin Shaikh traveled throughout Pakistan, volunteering with a missionary group in the sweltering summer heat.
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Episcopal leaders vote on same-sex liturgy, revised marriage definition

Episcopal leaders vote on same-sex liturgy, revised marriage definition

Episcopal Church leaders adopted rituals for same-sex marriage ceremonies, making it the third mainline Protestant denomination in America to do so.
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The significance of the last 10 days of Ramadan

The significance of the last 10 days of Ramadan

Muslims throughout the world are observing Ramadan, also known as the month of fasting. Given the atrocities committed during this month by so-called Muslims, I ... Read More
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Faith-based prison seminaries help 'moral rehabilitation' of inmates

Faith-based prison seminaries help 'moral rehabilitation' of inmates

Darryl Waters says he was raised by devout Christian grandparents in the quaint bayou community of Gibson, Louisiana.
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