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ReutersLONDON, June 14 (Reuters) - Britain and Northern Ireland will unveil an agreement on Friday aimed at removing physical walls separating Catholic and Protestant communities in the British province over the next 10 years. The agreement comes as Northern...
The Hartford CourantUPDATE: The FBI will begin tracking hate crimes specifically against Sikhs and Hindus in 2015, pending approval by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, the agency said. The decision was made Wednesday by an advisory board that governs the FBI Uniform...
In a recent, exhaustive study of anti-Semitism, the German scholar Clemens Heni explains the significance for Christian theology of the story of Ahasver, a Jewish shoemaker in Jerusalem who, legend has it, refused Jesus a resting place as he made his...
Tags: Israel, Philosophy, Jerusalem (Israel), Judaism, Nazareth
Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
Russ Rankin writes in the LifeWay website that most pastors believe in God, but not global warming: While many churches are acting "green," the majority of pastors disagree global warming is real and man made. The percentage of skeptics has dropped...
The Religion WorldAs the world awaits the announcement of the new pope, a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the General Social Survey finds that the percentage of U.S. Catholics who consider themselves “strong” members of the Roman Catholic Church...
A buzz came over St. Mary's Catholic Parish in West Chicago last week, as smiling members drifted in, stopping to watch staff hang up yellow bunting to celebrate the new pope announced on March 13. The occasion brought in Linda Helminiak after work, who...
We Americans have long told ourselves that we are a God-favored people, a churchgoing, moral people. But last week when the old cardinals of Roman Catholicism looked for the future of their church, they looked south. And what we Americans heard, as if for...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGA conversation with Irish folk singer Tommy Sands reveals yet one more reason why he is known by many as the “Bard of Peace.” The man who has dedicated his life to the struggle for peace in Northern Ireland has a voice that, even in...
The recent death of an Irish terrorist has raised the possibility of a resolution of a tangled legal controversy pitting the U.S. Department of Justice against a college that sponsored a research project about the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland. But it...
Abortion rights, once a key political wedge issue dividing society, are now so accepted that only 1 in 5 people call it critical and a majority of those younger than 30 don’t know that Roe vs. Wade was the Supreme Court case that helped make...
Tags: Social Issues, Politics, Abortion, Elections, James Holmes
The Religion WorldAs the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision approaches, the public remains opposed to completely overturning the historic ruling on abortion. A new poll by the Pew Research Center finds that more than six-in-ten (63%) say...
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