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Coptic Christian Imprisoned for Handing Out Bibles Inside a Mall in Egypt

An Egyptian Christian who was arrested in early August for handing out Bibles to Muslims at a mall is likely to remain jailed indefinitely after a …

Egypt

11 Christian Missionaries Crucified and Beheaded

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“Who Created God?” and Other Questions Asked by Religious Doubters

September 21, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p><b>Seth Stephens-Davidowitz</b>, writing at the <i>New York Times</i>, tries to make sense of Google trends on topics relating to …

Your Religion Doesn’t Absolve You From Parenting: Kaitlyn’s Story

Your Religion Doesn’t Absolve You From Parenting: Kaitlyn’s Story<p>September 24, 2015 by Alix Jules<p>Again. Another family fractured by religion, again. …

Why Doesn't God Answer My Prayers?

The question in the title of this post is a damn good one. It is one which many religious believers have asked themselves. If you are here now …

Iraq: Four youths beheaded by Isis for refusing to renounce Christian faith

Four Christian children in Iraq, under the age of 15, have been beheaded by Isis, after they refused to renounce their Christian faith and become …

Sawan Masih: Pakistani Christian gets death penalty for blasphemy

<b>A Pakistani Christian man has been sentenced to death for blasphemy, in a case which sparked fierce rioting in the eastern city of Lahore last March.</b><p>Sawan Masih was convicted of using derogatory remarks against the Prophet Mohammed in a row with a Muslim friend.<p>Hundreds of Muslims attacked the …

The One Thing BuzzFeed's Viral Video on Christianity Is Totally Missing

A video went viral this weekend and we think you should know about it. Watch it here:<p>The video highlights young adults who are passionate, have a …

Cowardly brutality exposed: The viral video that should change the Israel/Palestine debate forever

<b>(YouTube/Bilal Tamimi)</b><p>A stun grenade flipped into faces of a child and his family. We should never discuss this debate the same way again<p>Saree Makdisi<p>September 22, 2015 10:57pm (UTC)<p>It’s no wonder that this video clip went viral earlier this month. It shows a masked Israeli soldier throwing a …

Israel

Why there’s an urgent need for a moratorium on gene editing

In April 2015, a paper by Chinese scientists about their attempts to edit the DNA of a human embryo rocked the scientific world and set off a furious debate. Leading scientists warned that altering the human germ line without studying the consequences could have horrific consequences. Geneticists …

Genetics

Biosciences Get Defense Secretary's Attention

At the recent DARPA Wait What? conference, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said lifesaving technologies are a priority for his department.

DARPA

Women Won the Right to Vote 95 Years Ago Today - Ms. Magazine Blog

<i>In celebration of Women’s Equality Day, the Ms. Blog is reflecting on the events of the pivotal day that secured women’s suffrage: August 26, …

From Iraq to North Dakota: The Global Sex-Trafficking Crisis - Ms. Magazine Blog

Recent reports have surfaced about the sexual enslavement of women and girls by the so-called Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL), an …

Meet Kate Berlant, The Comedian Who Refuses Categorization

Welcome to the absurd, surreal, New Age-y, feminist, musical, Twitter-filled world of Kate Berlant.<p>"Do you guys steal?" a woman asks nonchalantly, sauntering around a lit stage. She's got big hair and bright lipstick, but she's not playing the part of sexed-up vixen. She's not trying to be a …

Comedy

What Bible verse does Donald Trump have memorized?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump says he loves the Bible and is prepared to quote scripture.<p>The billionaire businessman's religion has become a campaign issue since his Republican rival Ben Carson cited his personal faith as a key difference between the two of them last week. In an interview with …

Donald Trump

Ben Carson’s religion, explained

Carson hasn’t shied away from fusing his politics and his faith.<p>When Ben Carson was 14, he tried to stab his friend to death.<p>At the time, Carson, now …

Religion

Why the modern civil rights movement keeps religious leaders at arm’s length

<i>Rahiel Tesfamariam is a social activist and former columnist for The Washington Post.</i><p>On Aug. 10, the day after the one-year anniversary of Mike Brown’s killing in Ferguson, Mo., I was arrested with nearly 60 other faith leaders for blocking the entrance of a St. Louis federal courthouse in an act …

Black History

The Myth of Christianity Founding Science and Medicine

"In religious orders and in all the realm among rich and poor <br>That prayers have no power to hinder these plagues.<br>For God is deaf nowadays and deigns …

Christians in Pakistan Continue Faithfully Even in the Face of Horrible Persecution

This article showed up in my inbox the other day and reading through it broke my heart. It is yet another example of the dangerous proposition of …

Bangkok's Homeless Are Turning These Decommissioned Airplanes Into Makeshift Homes

Somewhere in the outskirts of the Thai capital, unused airplanes stored in a private field have become homes for three poor families. This is the …

In Joshua Tree, a Desert Blooms

On a sauna-hot afternoon in Yucca Valley, a town 12 miles west of Joshua Tree National Park, Ryan Schneider, a painter from Brooklyn and a recent …

The 'Prime' Window for Each Top-5 Player in the NBA Right Now

Link to Media<p>There is nothing permanent about NBA superstardom.<p>Certain players inhabit the league's topmost echelon for years, sometimes for more than a decade, sustaining a reign that often feels like it won't ever end.<p>But it will end.<p>No matter the player, no matter his level of fame, there is no …

Basketball

Mexico Photos

See photos of Mexico (including Chichén Itzá, beaches, Mexico City, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

These Gorgeous Photos Get You Up And Close And Personal With Bees Before They’re Gone

Excuse me, bee, you’ve got a little pollen on your face.<p>For 10 days–almost without sleeping–Sam Droege did nothing but take incredibly detailed photos of bees.<p>Each fuzzy hair, and sometimes a tiny scrap of pollen, is clearly visible, using a technique that stitches together dozens of extreme …

Insects

How Many Calories Should I Eat to Get a Six Pack?

Six-pack abs are considered by many to be the epitome of health and physical appeal. Getting that muscular, defined look for your belly requires a …

This Powerful Makeup Tutorial Does So Much More Than Teach You How to Apply Eyeliner

<i>Marie Claire has introduced us to Reshma</i>, who is without question one of the most inspiring beauty bloggers ever. She's an acid-attack survivor who bravely decided to post a "beauty tutorial" that sends the world an important message about the effort to ban the sale of over-the-counter concentrated …

Not in my Name - Muslims against ISIS