Laura Chapman

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National Day of Prayer: Let's pray that the church lives up to its responsibilities

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>The following oped is adapted from “America: Turning a Nation to God” by Dr. Tony Evans. Evans is honorary chairman of the National Day of Prayer on May 5 and chief organizer of The Gathering, a national solemn assembly of Christian leaders in the Dallas area Sept. 21.</i><p>Every four …

The bad religion of Republican plutocrats: We can’t afford to overlook the danger of their ideas

Much ink has been spilled on the violent orthodoxy of GOP social and foreign policy. But don’t forget the economy<p>In conservative circles, there has long been a self-satisfied conviction that liberals and left-wingers have little understanding of economic reality, and that, if unencumbered by …

These Millennial Muslim Women Are Clapping Back Against Stereotypes

"We cover dating, sex, women's health — anything that people refuse to talk about in the Muslim community."<p>"Kill them all, and let their Allah take care of them." Laila Alawa was just a teenager in Potsdam, New York, when she spotted a guy wearing that slogan on a T-shirt and hoped her 6-year-old …

Religious leaders object to religious objections law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dozens of Methodist leaders are objecting to Mississippi's new religious objections law, saying it violates their religious principles.<p>More than 30 ministers from around the state and nation published an open letter Monday saying the so-called "religious freedom" law goes …

LGBTQI

Canada must stop using 'racial discrimination as fiscal restraint,' Cindy Blackstock says

The gap is growing between the amount of money First Nations children receive for basic services compared to other Canadians, according to documents …

Canada

Makwa Sahgaiehcan man feels 'betrayed' after losing job for speaking out on vote-buying

A resident of the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation in Saskatchewan who spoke out about vote-buying has lost his job at the community's school for …

School Administration

Today is the one year anniversary of the Nepal earthquake

Today is the one year anniversary of the Nepal earthquake. We Honor Nepal by celebrating its people, culture & art.<p>Pictured is a Shakyamuni Buddha from Nepal. The historical Buddha, born Prince Siddhartha around 560 BC, spent his early years in the Shakya principality on the present-day border between India and Nepal. As an adult, in reaction to the suffering he observed beyond his palace gates, he renounced luxury and, for a time, practiced asceticism. He ultimately attained enlightenment …

Pakistan arrests Hindu leader in murder of Sikh politician

A district-level Hindu leader of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was arrested on Sunday in connection with the killing of a prominent Sikh …

New Light on Bosnian Jews During World War II

The fate of Bosnian Jews during the Holocaust has attracted significant attention from historians and other commentators. According to a standard work, <i>Bosnia: A Short History</i>, published in 1994 by the distinguished British scholar Noel Malcolm, 12,000 out of 14,000 Jews living in Bosnia-Herzegovina …

Challenges of Teaching the Bible to Other Women

Teaching the Bible as a woman to a group of other women comes with a unique set of challenges and anxieties. According to Melissa Kruger, Nancy …

Teaching

Jewish women pray at Jerusalem holy site, angering rabbi

JERUSALEM (AP) — A liberal women's group held a special Passover prayer service on Sunday at a Jerusalem holy site, drawing criticism from the site's …

Book Review: 'Siddhartha's Brain' smart take on meditation

"Siddhartha's Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment" (William Morrow), by James KingslandIt's a pleasure to read "Siddhartha's …

What is Christianity? Part 10

As Ninian Smart points out, there are secular worldviews as well as religious worldviews. According to Smart, a religion is a religious worldview as …

This Week in History: Jewish settler massacres Palestinians in Hebron mosque

Baruch Goldstein, the Brooklyn-born Orthodox Jew who took up residence in the settlement of Kiryat Arba, slaughtered 29 Palestinians and wounded 125 …

This Famous Italian City Just Banned New Ethnic Restaurants

Well-known as the setting for <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>,Verona is one of Italy’s most historic cities, home to magnificent theaters, churches, and castles …

Italy

I am a Christian from the Bible belt. But you may find my views surprising | Leah Sikes

Many students on my Christian campus support Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. But I don’t think religion and politics should mix<p>In election seasons, it’s easy to find yourself stuck in a labeled box against your will. As a student at Oklahoma Christian University, pollsters and political pundits assume …

You are the disease; the Buddha is the cure.

<b>FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE CONDEMNS MAN FOR HIS LACK OF CREATIVITY IN NOT BEING ABLE TO PRODUCE A BETTER CONCEPT OF GOD THAN THE CHRISTIAN ONE – WHICH HE</b> …

Missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada could number 4,000

Talks with indigenous communities before an inquiry into the missing and murdered women suggest figure is much higher than police estimate of 1,200<p>A Canadian government minister has suggested that as many as 4,000 indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered over the past three …

Out of My Mind: We Indians

The surprise is that with the rise of the BJP in power, ideas and attitudes which were less known or heard are now centre stage.<p>Written by |<p>At last, …