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Monthly Archive for June, 2010

Before leaving on summer vacation to check out the new Harry Potter theme park, the Pope gave us a teaser of his autumn plans: Pope Benedict XVI is creating a new Vatican office to fight secularization and “re-evangelize” the West — a tacit acknowledgment that his attempts to reinvigorate Christianity in Europe haven’t succeeded and [...]

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21st Century Religion Apps

I was pretty excited when I saw an article about how apps are bringing religion into the 21st century. I’m pretty familiar with the 21st century, so I imagined changes like abandoning belief in “infallibility” of centuries-old, mistranslated texts embracing equal rights for women accepting that evolution is the best paradigm for understanding biology eliminating [...]

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Pork Street Party

The “tolerance”-driven Islamicization of Europe proceeds apace, with the cancellation of the first annual “Sausage and Booze” party: Police said the party, called “Sausage and Booze,” could have been viewed as a provocation in the Goutte-d’Or neighborhood of northern Paris, where many Muslims pray on the streets because there are not enough mosques. Alcohol and [...]

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Unable to make up her mind about a pending “civil unions” bill, Hawaii’s governor is doing what any sensible person would do — getting advice from dueling rabbis: Rabbis Itchel Krasnjansky and Peter Schaktman hail from different branches of Judaism and hold starkly contrasting views on whether same-sex couples should be permitted to form civil [...]

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The Claremont School of Theology is in the news for its ambitious plans to create a new interdisciplinary theology program: At a press conference this morning, we announced our agreement to co-create the first graduate consortium in the world that will provide theological education for Christians, Jews, Muslims, as well as students from other faith [...]

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Times aren’t just tough for mortgage brokers and incumbent Senators. No, the economic downturn has hit closer to home (assuming you live near a church): According to the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches, there are more than 600,000 ministers in the United States but only 338,000 churches. Many of those are small churches that [...]

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A recent poll in the UK revealed that the man on the street doesn’t think much of Islam: # 58% associate Islam with extremism # 50% associate Islam with terrorism # Just 13% associate Islam with peace Part of the problem is that people are getting information from completely biased sources: # 57% obtain most [...]

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Whether you’re in favor of interfaith marriage or opposed to interfaith marriage, the Washington Post has got both good and bad news for you. First, the good (or bad) news: interfaith marriages are occurring at higher rates than ever! The bad (or good) news: they’re also failing at higher rates than ever! The former shouldn’t [...]

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