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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Political Identity and the Problem of Democratic Exclusion – Opinion – ABC Religion & EthicsImages Democracy, particularly liberal democracy, is a great philosophy of inc
Political Identity and the Problem of Democratic Exclusion – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 hours ago
Images Democracy, particularly liberal democracy, is a great philosophy of inclusion. Rule of the people, by the people, for the people; and where "people" is supposed to mean (unlike in earlier days) everybody - without the unspoken restrictions... Read more
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Daily Mail
Vatican carry out clean up operation on its bank accountsVatican auditors close 5,000 'suspect' bank accounts after investigation finds
Vatican carry out clean up operation on its bank accounts
Daily Mail / Posted 20 hours ago
Vatican auditors close 5,000 'suspect' bank accounts after investigation finds secret slush funds used for possible insider trading and tax evasion 5,000 Vatican bank accounts have been suspended following clean-up Three-year investigation carried... Read more
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The Chicago Maroon
On and Around Campus April 29 – May 5the European Union in an era filled with terrorism, nationalism, and financial
On and Around Campus April 29 – May 5
The Chicago Maroon / Posted yesterday
the European Union in an era filled with terrorism, nationalism, and financial crisis. The event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics and the France Chicago Center. A Conference in Celebration of the Career of Thomas Holt 10 a.m.–6... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Maaori King Awarded City's Top Honourlargest retail complex in New Zealand - to setting up tertiary scholarships and
Maaori King Awarded City's Top Honour
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
largest retail complex in New Zealand - to setting up tertiary scholarships and colleges.Kiingi Tuuheitia is responsible for establishing the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development , a post-graduate college that works in partnership... Read more
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News.com.au
Vatican cracks down on tax cheatsRene Brulhart, president of the Vatican Financial Information Authority (right)
Vatican cracks down on tax cheats
News.com.au / Posted yesterday
Rene Brulhart, president of the Vatican Financial Information Authority (right) with Tommaso Di Ruzza, director of the Vatican Financial Information Authority. Picture: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini UP to 5000 suspicious accounts at the Vatican bank... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Vatican cracks down on tax cheatsRene Brulhart, president of the Vatican Financial Information Authority (right)
Vatican cracks down on tax cheats
The Courier Mail / Posted yesterday
Rene Brulhart, president of the Vatican Financial Information Authority (right) with Tommaso Di Ruzza, director of the Vatican Financial Information Authority. Picture: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini UP to 5000 suspicious accounts at the Vatican bank... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Girls, Young Women Take a Chance and Check Your HIV Statushappy after screening her health, Mwantumu Abdallah (22) who is a resident of K
Girls, Young Women Take a Chance and Check Your HIV Status
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
happy after screening her health, Mwantumu Abdallah (22) who is a resident of Kakola in Kahama thanked the government for taking care of girls and at the same time launching a new HIV testing and counseling campaign for highly vulnerable... Read more
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The Morning Call
Classical: Camerata Singers to explore modern choral music in AllentownAmerica's choral music heritage is a kaleidoscope of cultural and religious inf
Classical: Camerata Singers to explore modern choral music in Allentown
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
America's choral music heritage is a kaleidoscope of cultural and religious influencess. On Saturday in Allentown, the Camerata Singers, directed by Allan Birney, will explore selections from three of the country's premiere choral music composers:... Read more
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Deseret News
Tobi Kahn's soulful art is for Jews � and non-Jews tooworked silver-painted peg, a unique miniature sculpture soon to join 48 others.
Tobi Kahn's soulful art is for Jews � and non-Jews too
Deseret News / Posted 2 days ago
worked silver-painted peg, a unique miniature sculpture soon to join 48 others. Kahn was on deadline. “I want it done before Pesach,” he remarked. On the second evening of Passover, during which Jews recall God’s deliverance of their ancestors... Read more
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NJ.com
What Tuesday primary election results mean to Trump, Clinton and moreeliminated from getting to the 1,237 delegates needed to win the Republican nom
What Tuesday primary election results mean to Trump, Clinton and more
NJ.com / Posted 2 days ago
eliminated from getting to the 1,237 delegates needed to win the Republican nomination outright, but they could force a contested convention if Trump doesn't reach that number beforehand. Here is what political experts had to... Read more
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Ekklesia
WCC panel discusses ideas on European identityto the idea of a 'European identity'? And, within a broad-minded vision of secu
WCC panel discusses ideas on European identity
Ekklesia / Posted 3 days ago
to the idea of a 'European identity'? And, within a broad-minded vision of secularism, how can churches and other religious communities contribute? In this context, what is the role of Switzerland? A panel of religious leaders,... Read more
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Evening Standard
Should we celebrate a replica of the destroyed Palmyra Arch?This month, a spectacular stone arch was unveiled in Trafalgar Square by Boris
Should we celebrate a replica of the destroyed Palmyra Arch?
Evening Standard / Posted 4 days ago
This month, a spectacular stone arch was unveiled in Trafalgar Square by Boris Johnson. For two days only Londoners were able to see a replica of the Triumphal Arch from Palmyra, one of the monuments Islamic State (IS) deliberately destroyed while it... Read more
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The Jewish Week
Shalom, Amigo! New study Sheds Light On Latino Jews In USin Latin America and they don’t really fit here either,” said Rabbi Juan Mejia,
Shalom, Amigo! New study Sheds Light On Latino Jews In US
The Jewish Week / Posted 4 days ago
in Latin America and they don’t really fit here either,” said Rabbi Juan Mejia, a Colombian-born convert to Judaism who now works in Oklahoma and speaks and writes about Latino Jews. In Latin America “they were religiously deviant in mostly... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Painting illuminates past, present and futurewas among the last of the silent epic films. At the inaugural Academy Awards, “
Painting illuminates past, present and future
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 6 days ago
was among the last of the silent epic films. At the inaugural Academy Awards, “Wings” won best picture. The first award for best director, however, went to Frank Borzage for “Seventh Heaven.” Borzage was the son of Tyrolean immigrants who... Read more
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Mashable
How two refugees created a design agency that's changing the worldshelving units are haphazardly packed with supplies; dark, reclaimed wood desks
How two refugees created a design agency that's changing the world
Mashable / Posted 6 days ago
shelving units are haphazardly packed with supplies; dark, reclaimed wood desks with metal legs are pushed together to form long working spaces, flanked by contemporary office chairs on wheels. Founded in 2001, Hyperakt's 15-person team has... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Helping Senators Think More Clearlyit sometimes proves the opposite. A hearing that was held last week of the Sen
Helping Senators Think More Clearly
Acton Commentary / Posted 6 days ago
it sometimes proves the opposite. A hearing that was held last week of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works consisted of Senator Barbara Boxer of California, Alex Epstein, the President for the Center for Industrial Progress,... Read more
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Adelaide Now
50 ways to live a longer lifeare important factors in living longer. There are many surprising, sexy and si
50 ways to live a longer life
Adelaide Now / Posted 6 days ago
are important factors in living longer. There are many surprising, sexy and simple ways to make sure you’re in this life for the long haul, as Rosie King discovers. Physical activity, whether walking, running or, yes, sex, is your friend when it... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
50 ways to live a longer life50 ways to live longer: Surprising, sexy and simple ways to make sure you’re in
50 ways to live a longer life
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
50 ways to live longer: Surprising, sexy and simple ways to make sure you’re in this for the long haul | DailyTelegraph SearchUse keywords to search content on this website SearchUse keywords to search content on this website Exercise, fresh air... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Traditional, Religious Institutions in Nigeria - Implications for National SecurityTraditional and religious institutions had played and continue to play varied a
Traditional, Religious Institutions in Nigeria - Implications for National Security
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Traditional and religious institutions had played and continue to play varied and dynamic roles in various parts of the world, including our country, Nigeria. These institutions provided the cohesion and harmony required to sustain the functionality... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
John B. Sutton, retired Maryland Institute College of Art dean of students, diesJohn Bradley Sutton, a landscape and marine painter and a retired Maryland Inst
John B. Sutton, retired Maryland Institute College of Art dean of students, dies
Baltimore Sun / Posted 8 days ago
John Bradley Sutton, a landscape and marine painter and a retired Maryland Institute College of Art dean recalled for his wisdom and calming ways, died of pneumonia complications Friday at the Fairfield Nursing Center in Annapolis. He was 90. Born... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Ted Cruz And ISIS Totally Agree On This Bad IdeaDespite its supposedly religious grounding, the Islamic State's monetary policy
Ted Cruz And ISIS Totally Agree On This Bad Idea
The Huffington Post / Posted 8 days ago
Despite its supposedly religious grounding, the Islamic State's monetary policy is more likely part of a broader attempt to cast the group as the leader of a struggle against Western domination. In this narrative, the dollar is “representative of... Read more
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The Christian Post
Queen Elizabeth Celebrates 90th Birthday, Credits Strong Christian Faith for Remarkable Lifefaith and how central following Jesus Christ is in her life. Prime Minister Da
Queen Elizabeth Celebrates 90th Birthday, Credits Strong Christian Faith for Remarkable Life
The Christian Post / Posted 8 days ago
faith and how central following Jesus Christ is in her life. Prime Minister David Cameron called her "a rock of strength for our nation," Reuters reports. And close to 1,000 beacons will be lit later in the day to celebrate the occasion. "All of... Read more
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York Daily Record
Silent no more: The murder of Lillie Belle Allena dusty road in East Manchester Township, Donnie Altland stopped running away.
Silent no more: The murder of Lillie Belle Allen
York Daily Record / Posted 10 days ago
a dusty road in East Manchester Township, Donnie Altland stopped running away. He made peace with his family, asked God for forgiveness, pulled a .22 pistol out of his pickup and squeezed a bullet into his temple. The secret he held for three... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Arranged marriages for central Ohioans work well in some subcultures Summer Mirza was so nervous the first time she met her now-husband in 2009 th
Arranged marriages for central Ohioans work well in some subcultures
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 10 days ago
Summer Mirza was so nervous the first time she met her now-husband in 2009 that she couldn’t look at his face. Instead, she kept her eyes on his shiny shoes. Five days later, she... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Ted Cruz rallies supporters at Towson American Legion postoften finds the nominees have already been decided by the time its voters go to
Ted Cruz rallies supporters at Towson American Legion post
Baltimore Sun / Posted 11 days ago
often finds the nominees have already been decided by the time its voters go to the polls. But competitive contests for both the Democratic and Republican nominations mean candidates have been visiting the state in advance of the April 26... Read more
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Newsmax
Most Americans Turn to Prayer for HealingWhen Americans are sick, they don't just turn to doctors and drugs for help: A
Most Americans Turn to Prayer for Healing
Newsmax / Posted 11 days ago
When Americans are sick, they don't just turn to doctors and drugs for help: A new study found that 9 out of 10 have turned to prayer at some point in their lives. What's more, many of them also practiced laying on of hands. "The most surprising... Read more
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Raw Story
Fracking debate looms over New York primary as Trump complains about banFor seven years, fracking roiled New York. Back in the summer of 2007, when the
Fracking debate looms over New York primary as Trump complains about ban
Raw Story / Posted 13 days ago
For seven years, fracking roiled New York. Back in the summer of 2007, when the gas industry started knocking on doors in Delaware County, a faultline ran right through the home of Mark Dunau and Lisa Wujnovich. In 2014, the state announced a ban,... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
On the faultline: New York fracking ban leaves state divided as primary loomsFor seven years, fracking roiled New York. Back in the summer of 2007, when the
On the faultline: New York fracking ban leaves state divided as primary looms
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 13 days ago
For seven years, fracking roiled New York. Back in the summer of 2007, when the gas industry started knocking on doors in Delaware County, a faultline ran right through the home of Mark Dunau and Lisa Wujnovich. In 2014, the state announced a ban,... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Video: Rev. Robert Sirico tangles with Sen. Barbara Boxer on Energy, EnvironmentOn Wednesday, the Rev. Robert A. Sirico, co-founder and president of the Acton
Video: Rev. Robert Sirico tangles with Sen. Barbara Boxer on Energy, Environment
Acton Commentary / Posted 13 days ago
On Wednesday, the Rev. Robert A. Sirico, co-founder and president of the Acton Institute, testified at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public works. The hearing aimed “to examine the role of environmental policies on access... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Angry and frustrated upstate New York swings behind Trumpcalls himself a left-leaning Republican and a construction worker who elected B
Angry and frustrated upstate New York swings behind Trump
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 14 days ago
calls himself a left-leaning Republican and a construction worker who elected Barack Obama have in common? They're voting for Donald Trump. US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's supporters are often portrayed as undereducated,... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Going roguethe governor of Georgia, insiders say, is to enlist the boss of the power compa
Going rogue
Namibia Economist / Posted 14 days ago
the governor of Georgia, insiders say, is to enlist the boss of the power company or a big bank. In the case of the state “religious-liberty” bill passed last month, the lobbyists were more eclectic but equally effective. The bill would have... Read more
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Deseret News
Shalom, amigo! New study sheds light on Latino Jews in USin Latin America and they don’t really fit here either,” said Rabbi Juan Mejia,
Shalom, amigo! New study sheds light on Latino Jews in US
Deseret News / Posted 15 days ago
in Latin America and they don’t really fit here either,” said Rabbi Juan Mejia, a Colombian-born convert to Judaism who now works in Oklahoma and speaks and writes about Latino Jews. In Latin America “they were religiously deviant in mostly... Read more
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The New Yorker
Hiroshimawhen the atomic bomb flashed above , Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the person
Hiroshima
The New Yorker / Posted 15 days ago
when the atomic bomb flashed above , Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the personnel department of the East Asia Tin Works, had just sat down at her place in the plant office and was turning her head to speak to the girl at the next desk. At... Read more
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Deseret News
Supreme Court to review proposals to resolve contentious contraception casesSupreme Court justices want to avoid a 4-4 tie in the latest challenge to the A
Supreme Court to review proposals to resolve contentious contraception cases
Deseret News / Posted 15 days ago
Supreme Court justices want to avoid a 4-4 tie in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, but some observers see a proposed compromise between the Obama administration and religiously affiliated nonprofits as possibly... Read more
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NBC News
What it means to be white, according to white peopleFilmmaker Whitney Dow has blue eyes, wears round glasses and is in his mid-fift
What it means to be white, according to white people
NBC News / Posted 15 days ago
Filmmaker Whitney Dow has blue eyes, wears round glasses and is in his mid-fifties. He fits the bill for a "cliché-looking northeastern white guy." And he finds there's some discomfort in that. "How I actually live my life and the experiences I've... Read more
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Namibia Economist
New briefs further complicate Supreme Court contraception battlean extraordinary order to the lawyers arguing on rival sides of Zubik v Burwell
New briefs further complicate Supreme Court contraception battle
Namibia Economist / Posted 16 days ago
an extraordinary order to the lawyers arguing on rival sides of Zubik v Burwell, the latest tussle over Obamacare and religious liberty. Apparently divided 4-4 after hearing arguments in Zubik on March 23rd, the justices floated a Solomonic... Read more
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CaptivaSanibel.com
BIG ARTS’ Rauschenberg Celebration featured artists’ work and lifeFor the three days of April 4-7, fortunate artists who signed up for BIG ARTS'
BIG ARTS’ Rauschenberg Celebration featured artists’ work and life
CaptivaSanibel.com / Posted 16 days ago
For the three days of April 4-7, fortunate artists who signed up for BIG ARTS' Robert Rauschenberg Celebration week were able to experience fully what the famed artist was about, both on canvas and in life. BIG ARTS offered a high quality... Read more
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The Manila Times
National Artist conferment rites at MalacañanApril 13, 2016 8:06 pm Conferment rites for the new national artists will be h
National Artist conferment rites at Malacañan
The Manila Times / Posted 16 days ago
April 13, 2016 8:06 pm Conferment rites for the new national artists will be held on afternoon of April 16 at Malacañan Palace. A performance tribute will follow at 6 p.m. at the Main Theater of the... Read more
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Aljazeera
The women dying for an abortion in Sierra Leonein unbearable pain, she took her straight to hospital. They arrived just in tim
The women dying for an abortion in Sierra Leone
Aljazeera / Posted 16 days ago
in unbearable pain, she took her straight to hospital. They arrived just in time and a safe post-abortion procedure was performed. Kamara was one of the lucky ones. Many other women and girls who visit traditional practitioners for what are... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Democratic Resilience Amid Global Turmoiltheir countries have experienced sustained economic growth, the benefits have b
Democratic Resilience Amid Global Turmoil
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
their countries have experienced sustained economic growth, the benefits have been very unequally shared. Nigeria is at the forefront of these discordant processes. National elections were successfully conducted in 2015 despite the persistence of... Read more
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Salon.com
Sam Brownback declares war on Kansas: This is how extremists gut a state — and democracy(House) and Local Government (Senate), to name but a few, seem cruelly named af
Sam Brownback declares war on Kansas: This is how extremists gut a state — and democracy
Salon.com / Posted 17 days ago
(House) and Local Government (Senate), to name but a few, seem cruelly named after what the ultraconservatives have marked for displacement or destruction. Gov. Sam Brownback’s march to zero income taxes, combined with legislation designed to... Read more
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The Chicago Maroon
On and Around Campus April 8-April 141100 East Hyde Park Blvd, 8:20 p.m. Become a part of the national conversation
On and Around Campus April 8-April 14
The Chicago Maroon / Posted 18 days ago
1100 East Hyde Park Blvd, 8:20 p.m. Become a part of the national conversation about racial discrimination in both law enforcement and legal prosecution with Jamie Kalven and activist and UChicago Law Professor Craig Futterman, who was involved... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Praying for options: Religious schools dominate NC voucher programCenter School, she joined an emerging trend in North Carolina: Families using p
Praying for options: Religious schools dominate NC voucher program
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 19 days ago
Center School, she joined an emerging trend in North Carolina: Families using public money to send children to private religious schools. This year, the state has spent $12 million on Opportunity Scholarships to help families of modest means... Read more
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Radio Angulo
I Listen to my Hands, Said Retired Nurse in Holguinme quite well. I either work with nature, flowers, landscapes, or issues on rel
I Listen to my Hands, Said Retired Nurse in Holguin
Radio Angulo / Posted 21 days ago
me quite well. I either work with nature, flowers, landscapes, or issues on religion, history, politics... Some of my works have been shown in national exhibitions, as the religious ones in Santiago de Cuba. I feel flattered my pieces have... Read more
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Variety
New Arab Movies Tackle Terrorism, War & More Topical ThemesEver since the Arab Spring in 2011 sparked a wave of uprisings that fueled hope
New Arab Movies Tackle Terrorism, War & More Topical Themes
Variety / Posted 21 days ago
Ever since the Arab Spring in 2011 sparked a wave of uprisings that fueled hopes of transformation and transition from dictatorships to democracies, Arab directors have felt compelled to depict the complex changes going on in their nations. Now, some... Read more
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The Hindu
Madurai-based poet S. Ravikumar on his artand filmmaker S. Ravikumar talks about his tryst with colours and his interest
Madurai-based poet S. Ravikumar on his art
The Hindu / Posted 23 days ago
and filmmaker S. Ravikumar talks about his tryst with colours and his interest in poetry writing S. Ravikumar smelt art for the first time in the lumps of clay his grandfather worked with, inside a hovel in Goripalayam. Watching his potter... Read more
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Breitbart
Rome Offers Jubilee-Year Course in Exorcism and Demonic Possessiondisturbances and problems of a psychological nature. The course, which runs Ap
Rome Offers Jubilee-Year Course in Exorcism and Demonic Possession
Breitbart / Posted 23 days ago
disturbances and problems of a psychological nature. The course, which runs April 4-9, is organized by the Sacerdos Institute in collaboration with the Group for Socio-religious Research and Information (GRIS) and the International... Read more
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The Jewish Week
Jewish Clergy, Christian SettingA first-year rabbinical student from Providence, R.I., who works as an executiv
Jewish Clergy, Christian Setting
The Jewish Week / Posted 24 days ago
A first-year rabbinical student from Providence, R.I., who works as an executive in a new Jewish research institute, Lex Rofes says he has informally learned some basics of Christian thought from Christian clergy he has met in recent years. Starting... Read more
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The Atlantic
How One Texas Cheerleading Squad Started a Huge Religious-Liberty FightTex.—The cheerleaders in Kountze, Texas, have been painting Bible verses on the
How One Texas Cheerleading Squad Started a Huge Religious-Liberty Fight
The Atlantic / Posted 24 days ago
Tex.—The cheerleaders in Kountze, Texas, have been painting Bible verses on the banners they hold up at football games for nearly four years. Players line up on Friday nights behind a big stretch of unrolled butcher paper, busting through it as... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Better late than never: Orac comments on the hijacking of evidence-based medicinemost famous article, “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False“, back in
Better late than never: Orac comments on the hijacking of evidence-based medicine
ScienceBlogs / Posted 24 days ago
most famous article, “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False“, back in 2005, I was hooked. I even used it for our surgical oncology journal club. This was long before I appreciated the difference between science-based medicine... Read more
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