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Finance Minister cites Maimonides as a positive example of a working religious Jew.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid said Thursday the harshest cuts in his controversial budget were aimed at haredim in hopes of pushing them into the labor force.
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Priest suspended after allegedly copying sermons
A Cape Cod Episcopal priest has been suspended for allegedly plagiarizing more than a dozen sermons verbatim from a book.
Sat May 18, 2013
The Jersey Journal
Priest's return to ministry after sex-abuse confession draws new scrutiny, criticism
The Rev. Michael Fugee in 2003 after a jury in Bergen County found him guilty of aggravated criminal sexual contact.
Young women add to Mormon missionary ranks
Janeen Johnson, from Malta, Idaho, speaks up during a training exercise at Mission House for Middle Tennessee Latter-day Saints.
B.C.'s largest Ahmadiyya mosque opens in Delta
The Baitur Rahman Mosque will host inter-faith dialogue and community activities with people of all religions, officials say.
Afghan rape victims still subject to criminal charges: Women's rights legislation blocked
KABUL, Afghanistan - Religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience.
The Las Vegas Sun
Merkel and Francis talk about a 'strong' Europe
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, mindful of the weight of Christian voters in September elections, has discussed with Pope Francis how Europe's economy should better serve people.
Egyptians targeted with blasphemy charges
The pale, young Christian woman sat handcuffed in the courtroom, accused of insulting Islam while teaching history of religions to fourth-graders. A team of Islamist lawyers with long beards sang in unison, "All except the Prophet Muhammad." The case against Dimyana Abdel-Nour in southern Egypt's ancient city of Luxor began when parents of three of ... (more)
Russian musical tradition comes to Fenland, with a visit by the St Petersburg Blagovest Ensemble
RUSSIAN folk songs and Russian Orthodox sacred music will be performed by the St Petersburg Blagovest Ensemble, at a concert held in St Peter's Church in Wimblington on Sunday May 19 at 7.30pm. Bringing part of a rich Russian musical tradition to Fenland, the five-strong ensemble perform intensely spiritual Russian Orthodox church music, alongside ... (more)
Fri May 17, 2013
Hit-skip driver in fatal Amish buggy accident found
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the SUV involved in the May 13 hit-skip on CR 500 near TR 101 has been located.
General praises Staff Sgt. Francis G. 'Frankie' Phillips IV at memorial service
Sophia Phillips touches the casket of her father Army Staff Sgt. Francis G. "Frankie" Phillips IV during a memorial service Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Auburn.
River Front Times
Father Gary Meier, St. Louis Catholic Priest, Announces He is Gay
In 2011, a slender book came out called Hidden Voices: Reflections of a Gay, Catholic Priest .
Crowds break up gay rights rally in Georgia
Priests and thousands of other Georgians broke through police barricades and forced gay rights activists to flee on Friday, cutting short their rally to mark the international day against homophobia.
Holding banners saying "Stop Homosexual Propaganda in Georgia!" and "Not in our city!", the demonstrators swarmed into a square in central Tbilisi where about 50 Georgians were rallying in support of gay rights. Police escorted the gay rights supporters onto buses and drove them away to avoid violence.
Several people, including some journalists, received minor injuries, Georgian media said.
Parshat Naso: Biblical rehab
In this week's Torah reading we read about a unique observance: The rule of the Nazirite.
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Teenagers fast to fight global hunger
A group of teens from Lutheran Church of the Palms recently sacrificed a weekend during Lent to participate in World Vision's 30-Hour Famine - an event where teenagers fast for 30 hours, learn about global hunger and raise funds to feed and care for hungry children in their community and around the world.
Thu May 16, 2013
Cast Announced for Nobody Loves You at Second Stage Theatre - Rory...
Second Stage Theatre has just announced the casting for its upcoming production of the new musical comedy, NOBODY LOVES YOU.
The Catholic Sun Phoenix
Pope says there are no part-time Christians; faith is a full-time job
Catholics can't put their faith on a part-time schedule or rely on it just for the moments they choose; being Christian is a full-time occupation, Pope Francis said.
Nude artists can't disguise their silliness
That succinct email came from Robb S. Godshaw, 22, to the Post-Gazette. Mr. Godshaw is the less famous of two Carnegie Mellon University students recently charged with indecent exposure and is clearly a young man who believes in brevity, in both his words and attire.
Pope Blasts Global Financial System As 'Cult of Money'
Pope Francis has denounced the global financial system, blasting the "cult of money" that he says is tyrannizing the poor and turning humans into expendable consumer goods.
The Daily Record
Sex shame Cardinal Keith O'Brien to leave Scotland for several months, say Vatican
THE disgraced clergyman, formerly the most senior Catholic in Britain, will leave Scotland for "spiritual renewal, prayer and penance", according to a Vatican statement.