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Twitter, texting, Facebook bring Malaysia’s street protests to worldwide audience

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He’s just a kid – a university law student  – but K. Sudhagaran Stanley is using the tools he has, the Internet, to demand change for his homeland. Last week, it put his life at risk — but he texted and […]

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Paying It Forward

posted by Sharon Kirk

The folks at Pay it Forward Foundation are working hard to make a difference in the world.  Some think they are crazy; they prefer to be called visionaries.  And visionaries they are!  With over 1 million Pay It Forward bracelets […]

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Ottawa Girls Hockey Team Earns Spirit of Sport Story of the Year

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The True Sport Foundation announced its Canadian Sport Award winners this week.  The national organization honoring individuals like speed skater Christine Nesbitt and world and national figure skating champion Patrick Chan; also singled out an Ottawa hockey team.  The Ottawa […]

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Search for Survivors on Italian Cruise Ship Continues

posted by Sharon Kirk

With 5 confirmed deaths and 30 reported injuries, six crew members and 9 passengers were still unaccounted for on the Italian Cruise Ship, Costa Concordia as of late Sunday. On Friday, the 13th , the ship carrying more than 4,200 […]

Online satisfaction index: Fox News beats ABC, USAToday, CNN, NY Times

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Fox News topped the list while America On Line’s Huffington Post scored dead last in a just-released American Customer Satisfaction Index ranking the public’s trust of Internet news and information sites. If there was a surprise, it was that for […]

Christian Leaders Send Letters to Obama on Iran’s Human Rights Violations

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Christian leaders on behalf of an estimated 25 million Americans sent letters to President Obama urging him and other dignitaries to take immediate steps to stop violating human rights, supporting terrorism and developing a nuclear program. A press release issued […]

Jews Pressure Facebook over Palestinian Page

(RNS) Facebook shut down a “Third Palestinian Intifada” page and similar groups this week, prompted by complaints from Jewish groups that the content had crossed the line from free speech to violent incitement. The campaign has raised questions about whether […]

World and Web Come Together for Japan Disaster Relief

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According to a report from The Guardian, 91 countries are offering assistance to Japan in the wake of the nation’s deadliest earthquake last Friday. Those countries include the United States, China, Bolivia, Pakistan and more. Also, several international humanitarian organizations […]

Emergent Church Leader Stirs Controversy over Heaven, Hell and Who Goes Where

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Rob Bell’s new book is ruffling some religious feathers, and it hasn’t even hit bookstores yet.The Founding Pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Michigan and one of the foremost voices within the “Emergent” post-modern Church movement was vilified on […]

Pope Warns Against False Online Profiles, Friendships

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By FRANCIS X. ROCCA c. 2011 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY – If you’re looking for the pope’s Twitter account, keep looking. There’s @Pope–Benedict, @popebenedictxvi, @Benedict XVI, @PopeBenedict XVI, @Benedict–XVI, @popebenedict–16, @JoeRatzinger and even @pope–benny–16, and none of them are […]

Muslim Seminary Ends Talks with Vatican over Pope’s Comments

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VATICAN CITY — The most prestigious religious university in the Sunni Muslim world has suspended dialogue with the Vatican to protest statements by Pope Benedict XVI denouncing violence against Christians in Egypt. The move, on Thursday (Jan. 20), came only […]

Update: Fla. Pastor Formally Banned from U.K.

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LONDON — A Florida pastor who sparked fury when he threatened to burn a pile of Qurans on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks has been officially banned from Britain for preaching religious extremism. The British government announced Thursday (Jan. […]

Blogger Takes on Campbell Soup Over Islamic Society Certification

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Blogger Pamela Geller, who was instrumental is raising objections to the Islamic community center near Ground Zero, is calling for a boycott of Campbell soup as a result of the company offering halal soups in Canada certified by the Islamic […]

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posted 9:08:12am Apr. 10, 2015 | read full post »

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Billy Graham: I know where I'm going
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posted 10:02:01am Oct. 24, 2013 | read full post »

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posted 2:41:26am Oct. 07, 2013 | read full post »

How can Christians defend themselves against today's random violence?
So, a crazed gunman opens fire and you’re caught in the middle. How can you survive? Heroes come in all sorts of packages. And they wield all sorts of defensive weapons. Such as guns and Jesus. Sometimes both at the same time. [caption ...

posted 2:53:48pm Sep. 27, 2013 | read full post »

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