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“It’s a stately vessel floating on the Rhine River and somehow it looks vaguely familiar,” reports the German news site Deutsche Welle. “Plumbing one’s memory, it does indeed resemble illustrations from childhood picture books about the Bible.” “That’s just what Dutch […]

  Companies managing the Sinai conduit that transports Egyptian natural gas to Israel have hired several Beduin tribes to protect the pipeline. Lines have been sabotaged three times in July, five times since January. North Sinai Governor Abdel Wahab Mabrouk told  the […]

New York City’s off-beat tabloid the Village Voice is running a series of what it considers to be the top 25 people behind the decline of the late L. Ron Hubbard’s Church of Scientology. “On Friday,” writes Voice staffer Tony Orega, “we started a […]

“Let’s start with the obvious: There were more than a few believers who could accurately be described as ‘fundamentalists’ at the Gov. Rick Parry’s combination prayer rally and pre-White House campaign trial balloon festival,” observes the GetReligion.org website. “Let’s start […]

Celebrating their team’s 109th anniversary, Spain’s premier professional soccer team Real Madrid took the field in Guangzhou, China, a few days ago against — yes, count ‘em — 109 young soccer players from local teams. To see the video, CLICK […]

“Ground Zero is a graveyard,” writes Rabbi David Wolpe in the Washington Post‘s On Faith section. “Yes, it is a national site and a place of competing interests, and a reminder of a peril facing our country and the world. […]

“In my previous article,” writes Beliefnet’s Dr. Jack Kerwick, “I wrote about George S. Schuyler, a great conservative who also happened to have been black. Since his death in 1977, he has, unfortunately, been forgotten. It is with an eye […]

Most people would agree that a church should be able to preach the tenets of its particular faith. No government agency should have the authority to force an Assembly of God church to teach the Book of Mormon — or […]

“So let me see if I understand this:” writes a U.S. Army colonel serving in Afghanistan. “The Defense Department is proposing to let people who choose to live a homosexual lifestyle serve ‘openly’ in the armed forces, but won’t allow Christians […]

The shells bobbed in the surf, not far from clay bowls, rotting limes and waterlogged rags that had washed back ashore, flotsam from previous Hindu ceremonies to mark festivals, births, deaths and everything in between. However, the location was not […]

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