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  • 'Heaven Is for Real' director Randall Wallace: 'Braveheart' of faith

    'Heaven Is for Real' director Randall Wallace: 'Braveheart' of faith
    For those familiar with Randall Wallace’s cinematic oeuvre, the Oscar-nominated writer-director’s efforts can be understood to fall into two distinct categories: films following heroes on do-or-die missions and those following heroes who...
  • Atheist son may find his way up the mountain yet

    Q: What can you say to a 16-year-old boy who's an atheist? My wife and I were both brought up as Catholics, and we raised our two sons that way. They had all the appropriate sacraments -- baptism, first communion, confirmation, etc. After the younger...
  • Britain a 'Christian country'? Careful there, prime minister!

    Britain a 'Christian country'? Careful there, prime minister!
    Prime Minister David Cameron is under fire for suggesting that Britain “should be more confident about our status as a Christian country.” That assertion came in a column the Tory leader wrote for the Church Times, an Anglican publication....
  • Community college applicant alleges he was rejected because of religious beliefs

    Community college applicant alleges he was rejected because of religious beliefs
    A prospective student at the Community College of Baltimore County sued school officials in federal court this week, contending that he was denied admission to an academic program based on an expression of his religious beliefs. Brandon Jenkins, who is...
  • New Jersey humanists challenge 'under God' pledge in schools

    An anonymous family of New Jersey atheists is asking a state judge to find that the words “under God” should be stricken from the Pledge of Allegiance. The lawsuit, filed Monday, is nearly identical to one brought in Massachusetts by an...
  • Church re-energized under Pope Francis, Peninsula Catholics say | With Video

    Church re-energized under Pope Francis, Peninsula Catholics say | <span style="color:#ff0000"><b>With Video</b></span>
    For Alise Larder, the decision to become a Catholic is a long time coming. The Williamsburg resident, who was raised Baptist, said she started the formal process to become a Catholic about three years ago. However, before completing the process, she...
  • Christians who fled Syria marking Easter in Chicago area

     Christians who fled Syria marking Easter in Chicago area
    Each time Edeette Chukro crosses herself at St. Mary's Assyrian Church in Roselle, she prays for her brother and sisters left behind in war-torn Syria, where it is no longer considered safe to make the sign of the cross outside their village. On Sunday,...
  • Chan Lowe: The truth about charter schools

    Chan Lowe: The truth about charter schools
    The conviction that divine right is on one’s side can be a laudable motivator in the cause of good, but it can also rob people of perspective, and impel them to act in irrational ways.   The Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades, for example, may...
  • British PM accused of fueling division with Christian talk

    LONDON (Reuters) - A group of scientists, academics and prominent writers accused British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday of stoking sectarian divisions through his repeated description of Britain as a "Christian country". The public figures,...
  • Muslim group urges new way of dealing with radicals

    Muslim group urges new way of dealing with radicals
    Seeking a way to prevent violence like last year's deadly Boston Marathon bombing, an Islamic advocacy group Monday announced a plan aimed at helping U.S. mosques identify and reeducate radicals. The Muslim Public Affairs Council — which long...
  • Hollywood's Growing Faith in Christian Movies

    Sony's Christian drama "Heaven Is for Real," which opens Wednesday, is the latest offering in a year with an uncommonly large slate of religious-themed wide releases. Although there's long been a robust DVD market and numerous indie releases, more...