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  1. Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in RussiaRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

    Five years ago, a notoriously profane protest by a female punk band, Pussy Riot, in Moscow's main cathedral sought to satirise the growing rapport between the Russian state and the Orthodox Church, most especially the close regard President Vladimir Putin and the church's spiritual leader Patriarch Kirill have for each other. At the time, this was a relatively fringe concern; most Russians had other things on their minds - such as the country's economic problems, its deteriorating relationship with the West over Syria and the re-election of Putin to the top job after an interregnum as prime minister.


  2. Hal Ritter, Board of Contributors: Protests still viable part of being an AmericanRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Waco Tribune-Herald

    Much has been said regarding the civil rights of professional sports players who refuse to stand for the national anthem, an obvious demonstration of their dissent against racism and violence in our country. Dissent in the United States has a long and noble history.


  3. Swedish university launches digital archive of Nazi concentration camp survivor testimoniesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Local

    A digital archive of over 500 survivors' testimonies from a Nazi concentration camp will be launched in the southern Swedish city of Lund later this week. The archive includes interviews with women and children who were interned at the Ravensbruck camp in northern Germany, as well as documents belonging to survivors and Nazi officials.


  4. Vivian HodgesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Messenger

    Vivian Hodges, 97, died Monday, October 9, 2017 at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 312 N. Hancock, Lake City, Iowa.


  5. How to Identify a Cult, With Rick Alan RossRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 17 | Lifehacker

    In this episode we discussed cults: how they operate, how you identify one, what it's like to be in one, and how to get out. To that end, we spoke with author Rebecca Stott, whose book In the Days of Rain: A Father, a Daughter, a Cult details her childhood in the Exclusive Brethren, a cult that believed the world is ruled by Satan. 6 comments

  6. She always expressed her love for you'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 14 | Boston Herald

    ... she loved her husband ... That's what makes it so hard, makes it so difficult." LeRocque, a devoted Jehovah's Witness who grew up around Lowell, met her husband at a Kingdom Hall in Billerica and loved to bake, cook and go apple picking. Hundreds of ...


  7. Your Boss Shouldn't Get to Have 'Religious' Objections to Your Health CareRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 13 | Counterpunch

    When Obamacare - aka, the Affordable Care Act - became law in 2010, it mandated coverage of birth control without co-payments. Some employers didn't like the rule, and Hobby Lobby hated it so much that the company filed a lawsuit to stop it.


  8. Man who raped, tortured multiple women jailed for 27 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | ABC News

    A Central Coast man who raped and tortured a succession of women over more than two decades has been sentenced to at least 27 years in jail. The 53-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of 55 charges relating to the physical, sexual and psychological abuse of women he lived with between 1988 and 2014.


  9. When parents disagree on immunisationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    Rebecca Bredow spent five days in jail in the US for failing to immunise her son, despite a court order. The case of a US mother jailed for not vaccinating her son has highlighted the problems that can arise when parents disagree about whether to get children immunised.


  10. Q&A with Kathy Neal: Law requires reasonable accommodation of religious beliefs, practicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 |

    Q: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of an individual's religion. It protects all aspects of religious observance and practice, as well as beliefs, and applies to prospective employees and existing employees.


  11. Jehovah's Witnesses look in other directionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | San Diego Reader

    Attorneys for the Jehovah's Witness church appeared before a state appellate court yesterday in hopes of overturning the $4000 daily sanctions that a trial court ordered them to pay for refusing to turn over documents in one of two sex-abuse cases. Osbaldo Padron, a former parishioner of the Linda Vista Jehovah's Witness congregation, filed his lawsuit against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Jehovah's Witnesses' governing body, in 2013.


  12. Wait until a member of Jehovah's Witnesses joins an NFL rosterRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 12 | Dallas Morning News

    As more than one sports commentator has noted, the world of professional sports is a meritocracy. Therefore, anyone who can successfully compete at the highest levels of athletic endeavor can become a pro.


  13. Husband of Tewksbury woman killed in Las Vegas massacre praises people who tried to save herRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 |

    ... the grieving husband composed that described the loss of his wife, but also the life she led as a devout Jehovah's Witness and as a devoted mother of their daughter, Ali, who was not at the concert during the gunfire. "Rhonda and I had dropped Ali ...


  14. Empathy for the DevilRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 11 | StrongTowns

    Devon Zuegel is a software engineer, urban planning enthusiast and avid Strong Towns reader. Today we're sharing an essay she wrote, originally published on Medium .


  15. Corporations Shouldn't Get to Have 'Religious' Objections to Your Health CareRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 11 | Juan Cole

    Some employers didn't like the rule, and Hobby Lobby hated it so much that the company filed a lawsuit to stop it. Company owners said they didn't believe in contraception and claimed that covering it for female employees violated their religious freedom.


  16. Editorial: NFL protests: A nation and a sport dividedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 11 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Which isn't, by the way, soccer, especially since the U.S. team will not be playing in the next World Cup after a miserable flameout against the mighty Trinidad/Tabago squad. No, that would be American football.


  17. Do students have to stand for the Pledge, anthem?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 11 | WSOCTV

    The silent protest during the playing of the national anthem that started with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has spread not only around the National Football League, but, lately, to high schools, middle schools and even elementary schools around the country. Kaepernick began the protest first sitting, then kneeling as the national anthem was being played during pre-season play last year, saying he was doing it because he is bothered by police treatment of blacks in America.


  18. Liam Alexander James PeltonRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 11 | Wenatchee World

    Among other things, Liam loved to play in the dirt with his toy trucks, he loved watching the birds, blowing kisses, and eating right out of the garden. Liam loved everyone he met and endeared himself to them with his infectious laughter.


  19. SCOTUS Will Hear a Case About Public-Sector Unions, and Democrats Are TerrifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 11 | The Weekly Standard

    The upcoming Supreme Court case most threatening to the Democratic establishment will revisit the 40-year-old ruling that created public-sector unions as we know them today. Janus v.


  20. Veterans: 'I don't take the Torah lightly'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 11 | Jerusalem Post

    ... to ask questions. He attended the University of California at Riverside, despite the disapproval of the Jehovah's Witness community, which frowns on higher education. Along with his love of history, he was also developing an affinity for Jamaican ...