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The Right Rev. William H. Stokes, the XII Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey speaks with the confirmands before he celebrates "A Celebration of the Holy Eucharist with Confirmation" at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Pennington.
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6 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post
Jewish law, halacha, states it is permitted, acceptable for women to read the megillah for other women and that they fulfill halachic obligation in so doing.
10 hrs ago | Sunherald.com
The report was released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
13 hrs ago | WGBH
Hisham Aidi's new book is a sort of musical tour around the world. It's called Rebel Music : Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture.
From the corner of his family's bustling courtyard, El Hadji Fally Diallo looked out approvingly at his large extended family.
A BBC investigation has found that the Ashraf-ul Madares madrassa in Kunduz province preaches that listening to radio, watching television and taking photos are un-Islamic activities and that women should not work outside their homes.
Malian masons on Friday began rebuilding mausoleums in the historic city of Timbuktu destroyed by Islamists during their occupation of the country's north, the United Nations said.
The new leader of Germany's Roman Catholic bishops is signaling support for allowing some divorced but remarried Catholics to receive Communion after a "penitential period."
The joke, Brendan Fay recalls, was that peace would come to Northern Ireland before gay people like him would be allowed to take part in New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade.
Lebanese security forces man a checkpoint in the northern port city of Tripoli on January 23, 2014 as the army deployed following clashes between supporters and opponents of Syria's regime.
A retired United Methodist bishop who performed a wedding ceremony for two Alabama men after they were refused permission to marry in the church now faces formal complaints over the ceremony.
Natan Gabbay takes a gulp of clear liquor and warms up on his shofar, the ram's horn trumpet that is sacred in Judaism.
House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he has invited Pope Francis to address a joint session of Congress when he visits the United States.
Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a court brief Thursday in support of a married gay couple who sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester for allegedly refusing to sell them a Northbridge mansion because church officials were concerned they would host gay weddings at the site.
Newspaper: With more than two dozen sexual abuse lawsuits pending, along with a breach-of-contract case filed by plaintiffs who settled with the diocese for $10 million in 2008, a number of Catholics are wondering: Is bankruptcy on the horizon? The church chatter might be important but BEHIND THE SCENES KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS have already noted that ... (more)
With all the tremendous, positive press that Pope Francis is getting, wouldn't it be nice if he could arrange to have an ecumenical, initial meeting with leaders of other Christian denominations...Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican/Episcopal, Coptic, Presbyterian, Methodist, etc.? It might only be for general discussions and not begin with ... (more)