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  1. Virginia Beach teens turn grocery bags into mats for homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | The Virginian-Pilot

    Members of Girl Scouts Troop 475, which meets at Baylake United Methodist Church, made the mats as part of a service project to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award. Maylea Beasley, 12, and her sister Katrina, 14, use a homemade loom to weave plastic bags into mats that can be used to help protect homeless folk from wet conditions.


  2. Pro-life, Catholic groups barking over AIDS programRead the original story

    11 min ago | Washington Times

    Two Virginia pro-life organizations say a Catholic international charity has been promoting contraception in a Kenya program - and rebuffing their attempts to get American bishops to intervene. In response, Catholic Relief Services said the allegations "unravel quickly" and a federal report that initially misrepresented its work has been corrected.


  3. A first time for everything, and the blessing to go with itRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | The Jewish News Weekly

    The first day of school, a baby brother's new tooth, lighting the Hanukkah candles - these are a few of the many firsts that young children experience. A new picture book by Oakland author Joanne Rocklin, "I Say Shehechiyanu," helps children to see these wondrous firsts and appreciate them with a special blessing.


  4. Cardinal compares Islamic State to IRA: 'They are not real Muslims,...Read the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago |

    ... say 'they are not Catholic'. Cardinal Dolan's views are in line with President Barack Obama, who last month said religion was not responsible for terrorism and radical groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State had warped Islam into twisted ...


  5. Campaigners 'win the battle' after government u-turn on faith schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago |

    Campaigners say they have won the battle but the war is still to be fought after the government made a u-turn on its decision to allow a faith school to stay in a south Bucks village. Residents and councillors have been involved in a two-year fight against the decision to base the Khalsa Secondary Academy in Stoke Poges and this week it was revealed secretary of state, Eric Pickles, has agreed not to take their challenge to the high court.


  6. Senate panel passes anti-discrimination, religious rights billRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | KSL-TV

    A Senate committee unanimously endorsed a compromise bill Thursday intended to protect religious freedom and LBGT Utahns from discrimination in housing and employment. Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams, R-Layton, and Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St.


  7. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | Iobserve

    By Dave Luecking, Catholic News Service ST. LOUIS -- Sister Barbara Moore wanted to see the film "Selma," but by herself "because emotionally I knew it would probably be impactful."


  8. Will Viewers Dig Into USA's New Mystery Thriller?Read the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The series, co-created by Heroes ' Tim Kring and Homeland 's Gideon Raff , mostly takes place in Jersualem, where FBI Agent Peter Connelly is tracking a fugitive with local detective Golan Cohen . While on the case, Peter meets Emma , an American archaeology student who may be connected to Peter's suspect.


  9. Defending the Faith: Exploring complexities in the English language of the Book of MormonRead the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | Deseret News

    A conference to be held on the BYU campus Saturday, March 14, will examine English text of the Book of Mormon from several different angles, showing that some of the assumptions held about it by both critics and believers are mistaken. Recently, "Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture" published an article bearing the somewhat dry and intimidating title " The Implications of Past-Tense Syntax in the Book of Mormon ."


  10. Prominent Islamic Scholar Refutes Claims of ISIS's Links to IslamRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | ThinkProgress

    ... they are preachers at the gates of hell." He added, "We're not denying the fact that these people are motivated by 'religion,' but it's a perversion according to our own tradition." In The Atlantic article, Wood quotes Bernard Haykel of Princeton ...


  11. Curlers are a fervent lotRead the original story

    33 min ago | Nor'Wester

    I was thinking about doing a column on curling. I mean, we're all great curling fans, right, and we all understand the game and its many rules and regulations.


  12. Is a new Jewish Portland rising in the east?Read the original story

    38 min ago | United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

    She had lived in the city almost her whole life and owns a house on the city's east side. But Borkan craved a connection to Judaism, and she couldn't seem to find one that fit with her spiritual explorations into yoga and meditation.


  13. Mormon-backed anti-discrimination bill passes first test -- unanimouslyRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    By unanimous vote, a Utah Senate committee advanced a trailblazing bill Thursday that would bar housing and employment discrimination against the LGBT community statewide while also carving out narrow religious-liberty protections. SB296 - endorsed by the LDS Church and gay-advocacy groups - is a compromise measure that grew out of seven years of legislative debate and, more recently, weeks of backroom negotiations involving lawmakers, gay advocates and Mormon officials - all of whom stood side by side when the legislation was introduced.


  14. All Saints Academy principal let goRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | The Hudson Reporter

    The principal of the city's only Catholic grammar school has been relieved of his post and a temporary replacement has already been named, multiple sources confirmed on March 4. Joseph Moran was let go on Monday, March 2, according to an individual familiar with the situation. Sister Rita Marie Fritzen has been named the interim principal.


  15. Biblical archaeologist to speak about Temple Mount ExcavationRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Floyd County Times

    The University of Pikeville Alumni Association will host Israeli archaeologist Gabriel Barkay, Ph.D., to speak about the Temple Mount Sifting Project on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m., in Booth Auditorium, Record Memorial Building, level 5. UPIKE is pleased to host this event for the Eastern Kentucky community. The campus family, UPIKE alumni and the community are welcome.


  16. Good Muslims, bad Muslims and the lies the govt tells youRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Nation

    ... in Nan is just the latest example. Elsewhere, monks are demanding that Buddhism be recognised as the state religion. Both these groups have cited the conflict in the South to support their arguments. Never mind that Thai Muslims outside the deep ...


  17. Are TV Networks Scared of Scientology?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    ... a fraudulent cult in Germany and restricted in operating in other countries, won U.S. designation as a legitimate religion-and tax-exempt status-from the Internal Revenue Service in 1993 after filing some 1,400 lawsuits against the nominally ...


  18. Madonna: 'I'm not Jewish'Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

    ... and have more to do with the idea of being an Israelite, not Jewish. "The tribes of Israel existed before the religion of Judaism existed, so you have to do your history... Am I Jewish? I mean, some people would say, 'Well, you do a lot of things ...


  19. Bay area ties to the murdered Muslim studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 |

    ... inflammatory slurs because of how the media magnifies the actions of a few bad Muslims to stereotype the entire religion of Islam. The young students did not reach their maturity because of the hatred that is constantly flamed by the media each and ...


  20. Encyclical on ecology will appear this year, 'a critical year for humanity,' Vatican cardinal saysRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Catholic World News

    A forthcoming papal encyclical on the environment will be published during "a critical year for humanity," the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace told an Irish audience. Speaking on March 5 at St. Patrick's seminary in Maynooth, Cardinal Peter Turkson said that 2015 will be a vital year for discussions and decisions regarding the environment and global inequality: issues that he said are closely related.