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  • 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...
  • Hollywood tries to win Christians' faith

    Randall Wallace didn't expect a rock-star reception when he went on the road to promote his faith-based drama "Heaven Is for Real" ahead of its Easter-weekend release. Yet at the First Assembly of God Church in Phoenix, 9,000 congregants greeted the...
  • Feral cats, abortion, and Genesis: Letters

    Many individuals assert that feral cats kill astronomical numbers of birds; however, if these numbers were true, the bird population would be in jeopardy. That's not what I see. Many cat lovers are animal lovers in general and therefore also care...
  • As Santeria grows and evolves, the increasing focus on Africa opens rifts among the sects

    OSOGBO, Nigeria The worshippers flock from Miami, Venezuela, Brazil and other far-flung destinations on their pilgrimage into the heartland of the tribal faith. Alexandre Texiera Ramos flew from Sao Paolo to Lagos, then drove five hours to this dusty,...
  • 'Vikings' creator on frightening, spiritual death

    'Vikings' creator on frightening, spiritual death
    If one thing is true in "Vikings," it's that you shouldn't cross Ragnar Lothbrok. (Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen Episode 207.) In "Blood Eagle," Thursday's episode of the History hit, Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) completed his revenge against Jarl Borg...
  • Catholic Reform Group Find Promise In Pope Francis

    HARTFORD — If he had been asked two years ago what the Roman Catholic Church needed, Voice of the Faithful President Mark Mullaney would have replied: a pope in the mold of reformer John XXIII. "John opened the windows, opened the doors, opened...
  • 'The Muslims Are Coming' — Bill Maher or not

    "The Muslims Are Coming!" Or so the recent film with that title warns us. This funny film includes an excerpt of Bill Maher saying about Muslims that "…We are dealing with a culture that is in its medieval era." Those who saw Maher's 2008...
  • In Theory: Is morality tied to belief in God?

    A recent poll conducted Pew Research Center revealed that many people worldwide, particularly those who live in poorer countries, are of the opinion that one must believe in God to be a moral person. According to the Pew report that was issued in late...
  • Many faiths join to celebrate Earth Day

    Many faiths join to celebrate Earth Day
    A coalition of religious groups will gather in West Boca on Saturday on an ambitious mission: to save the Earth. The groups say they are taking small steps toward a sustainable and socially just planet, starting with a performance on Saturday of...
  • Religion and restraint [Editorial]

    Religion and restraint  [Editorial]
    It's a shame Carroll County's board of commissioners felt it had to hold a formal vote in order to prevent members from violating a federal court order against sectarian or denominational prayers at the opening of its meetings. Is it too much to ask for...