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  • The Year in Cinematically-Pimped God

    From biblical epics like ‘Noah’ and ‘Exodus’ to Kirk Cameron and sexy Jesus, 2014 witnessed a crop of films unashamedly adulterated with faith-driven narratives and godlyish themes.

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    Western Europe’s tallest building

  • Daily Meditation: Light The Candle For Kwanzaa

    We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.Today's meditation features "The Kwanzaa Song" by William Scott, also known by the name Djoser Pharaoh.…

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  • South Dakota's Jewish community small, tight-knit

    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The first Jews to settle in what is now South Dakota established themselves in Deadwood during the Gold Rush more than 150 years ago, finding a niche selling hardware, groceries, dry goods and more. By 1920, the state was home to some 1,300 Jews.

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  • Ukraine's Greek Catholic Church looks to boost sway – by equiping military

    As the train bringing the wounded soldier home from the front line grinds to a halt, the crowd on the platform bursts into patriotic song. Maj. Ruslan Androsyuk’s three-year-old son jumps into his arms, unsteadying him as he limps from the carriage.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Muslims ditch Sri Lanka president ahead of snap polls

    Sri Lanka's main Muslim party Sunday quit the government and pledged support to the opposition in a move seen as the biggest setback yet to President Mahinda Rajapakse's re-election bid.

  • ‘Exodus’ Will Not Be Released In UAE; Ban Follows Similar Moves in Egypt And Morocco

    Exodus, Ridley Scott's epic retelling of the story of Moses, will not be released in the United Arab Emirates after censors in the country objected to what they described as historical and religious inaccuracies. The move follows on from similar decisions in Egypt and Morocco. "We found that there…
  • Change Marches on in Tunisia and Egypt Despite Obstacles

    Two events this week underscore the correction taking place in the march for change in the Arab region known as the Arab Spring, which began nearly four years ago. Tunisia, the first stop in that march, has returned to secularism -- in the sense of separating religion from the state -- after the…

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  • Third priest killed in dangerous southern Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A priest was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head, his diocese said Friday, marking the latest in series of abductions, attacks and highway robberies against Roman Catholic clerics in an area of southern Guerrero state dominated by drug cartels.

    Associated Press
  • We Have a Marriage Crisis

    Coming of Faith brings the voices of Muslim American women to the world through multidimensional storytelling and empowerment initiatives. This post was originally published on Coming of Faith.There is a marriage crisis amongst Muslims and I think that is putting it lightly. I am even having…

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  • Egypt bans biblical epic 'Exodus,' 20th Century Fox says

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Egypt has banned Hollywood's big screen biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings," a 20th Century Fox spokesman said on Friday. The studio owned by Twenty-First Century Fox Inc declined to give a reason for the ban, but films that depict biblical figures have been prohibited…

  • Pope gunman visits John Paul II tomb

    The Turkish man who shot and injured former Pope John Paul II in 1981 has laid flowers on the late pontiff's tomb in the Vatican. Mehmet Ali Agca told police he felt he needed to make the gesture, Italian media report. It comes 31 years to the day that the Pope visited Agca in prison and forgave…

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  • Egypt axes 'Exodus' film, citing historical mistakes

    Egypt has banned the Hollywood biblical epic movie "Exodus: Gods and Kings" citing historical inaccuracies, the culture minister said Friday, a day after a similar move by Morocco. The film relates how Moses helped Israelite slaves flee persecution in Egypt under the Pharaoh Ramses by parting the…

  • ‘Exodus’ Banned In Egypt & Morocco, May Face Other Middle East Struggles

    Ridley Scott's Exodus has been banned in Egypt after the country's head of censorship objected to a number of “historical inaccuracies” in the epic Biblical tale. Deadline first reported weeks ago that Fox's revisionist take on Moses and his flight from Egypt would struggle to get past censors in…