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  • Top Financial Lessons from the Pope

    He chastised the wealthy, but what about the poor? Pope Francis's financial frugality.
  • Meet Obama’s New Rabbi

    Once named the most influential rabbi in America, David Saperstein has forged strong bonds with America’s religious groups—who are thrilled to see him nominated as Obama’s ambassador for religious freedom.

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  • The Last Tisha B'Av: A Tale of Jewish-Muslim Reconciliation

    A Tale of New Temples [By Rabbi Arthur Ocean Waskow & Rabbi Phyllis Ocean Berman.* This year, the Jewish Fast of Tisha B'Av (Aug. 4-5) and its memory of bloodshed and destruction of the Holy Temple/s in Jerusalem comes in the midst of bloodshed between the two families of Abraham -- a destruction…

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  • Islamic State Militants Destroy Prophet Jirjis Mosque, 14th Century House Of Worship

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group blew up a mosque and shrine dating back to the 14th century in Mosul on Sunday, local residents said, the latest casualty in a week that has seen a half dozen of the Iraqi city's most revered holy places destroyed.Mosul residents said the…

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  • Why Are There So Few Ramadan Marketing Campaigns?

    With a drought of federal holidays until Labor Day and many workers on vacation, retail sales tend to slow down during this stretch of the summer, when seasonal promotions are rare. In July, retailers might halfheartedly put up too-early back-to-school sales or uninventive mid-summer specials.…

    The Atlantic
  • Indian senior community part of growing niche

    TAVARES, Fla. (AP) — When Arun and Usha Pancholi were deciding where to spend their retirement years, they wanted a place that combined the culture and camaraderie of life in India with the comforts and conveniences they had grown accustomed to after nearly five decades in Minnesota and Ohio.

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    I-Team: Women as priests

    Monday at 10, the I-Team exposes the growing demand for change in the Catholic Church.

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  • Islamic State video wages psychological war on Iraqi soldiers

    By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State, the al Qaeda spin-off that seized wide swathes of Iraq almost unopposed last month, has released a video warning Iraqi soldiers who may still have some fight in them that they risk being rounded up en masse and executed. Iraq's army unraveled…

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  • Do We Stand With Israel?

    I've found, as a rabbi in a progressive American Jewish community, that our willingness to see the humanity in the face of "the other" far surpasses our historical willingness to see our own family's faces in the same way. It's an interesting dilemma.

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  • Pope Francis Becomes First Pope To Visit A Pentecostal Church In Outreach To Evangelicals

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism's greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe.Francis flew by helicopter Monday to visit the under-construction Pentecostal Church…

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  • ETI, Satan and Salvation: An Alien in My Church Pew

    I'd welcome an alien in my church pew any Sunday, as an astrobiologist who is also a pastor. However, none have shown up as yet. One problem is that Ken Hamm and his fundamentalist friends tell me that extraterrestrials don't exist. Another problem is that Michael Zimmerman of the Clergy Letter…

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  • Satanic Temple seeks Hobby Lobby-style exemption from anti-abortion laws

    If Christian business owners cannot be compelled to violate their faith, why should the same protection not apply to Satanists? That's the argument the Satanic Temple is making to claim that, in the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, women who share their beliefs should not be forced…

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  • Don't laugh loudly, Turkish deputy PM tells women

    One of the most senior members of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government sparked an outcry on Tuesday after declaring that women should not laugh loudly in public. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, one of the co-founders of the ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party…

  • Turkish PM Erdogan returning Jewish American award

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004, after the group asked for it back because of comments he made regarding the conflict in Gaza.

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  • In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans…

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  • State Dept. Respects Religious Liberty In Countries Overseas, But Not In The US

    Sen. John Kerry spent more than 20 minutes discussing the religious crises overseas during the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom, advocating religious freedom for all and declaring religious liberty to be “a universal value… ingrained in every human heart… a birthright of every…

    The Daily Caller
  • Gold, diamonds feed Central African religious violence

    By Daniel Flynn NDASSIMA Central African Republic (Reuters) - Three young rebels, their AK47s propped against wooden stools in the afternoon heat, guard the entrance to the giant Ndassima goldmine carved deep into a forested hilltop in Central African Republic. The mine, owned by Canada's Axmin,…

  • The Spiritual Significance Of The Declining Catholic Wedding

    It’s an iconic image: the white dress, the church bells, the priest, the traditional vows repeated by an earnest, fresh-faced couple. Many elements of the archetypical American wedding echo the formality and traditions of the country’s largest single religious tradition, Roman Catholicism. But…

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  • France Welcomes Iraqi Christians Seeking Asylum From Islamic State Insurgents

    PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Monday it was ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by the al Qaeda offshoot group now ruling the region to either covert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death.Islamic State insurgents seized large swathes of northern Iraq last…

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  • Papal first: Francis visits Pentecostal church

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism's greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe.

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