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Arrested Afghan cleric defends marriage to six-year-old girl, saying she was a 'religious offering'

An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said on Friday, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country.<p>Mohammad Karim, said to be aged around 60, was held in central Ghor province as he claimed her …


Donald Trump Criticizes Muslim Family of Slain U.S. Soldier, Drawing Ire

Donald J. Trump belittled the parents of a slain Muslim soldier who had strongly denounced Mr. Trump during the Democratic National Convention, saying that the soldier’s father had delivered the entire speech because his mother was not “allowed” to speak.<p>Mr. Trump’s comments, in an interview with …

Donald Trump

3 Reasons why “Vikings” is the most religiously interesting show on TV

The History Channel's show offers a break from the entertainment industry's usual dreary secularism<p>At the prompting of some of my younger colleagues …


Muslim Community Takes A Page From African-American Churches To Get Out The Vote

After an election year filled with criticisms of the Muslim community, some mosques are urging their worshippers to vote. To do so, they're borrowing a strategy used by African-American churches.


Our America: Remarks To The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

<i>These are the prepared remarks "Our America": Brian Levin; Director, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, California State University, San Bernardino for the Annual Jalsa Salana Conference in Harrisburg, PA; July 30, 2016</i><p><b>A Star in The Constellation of American Faiths</b><p>Distinguished hosts and all …


Pope Francis and Over a Million People Attend Vigil in Poland

Part of the World Youth Day celebrations took place just outside Krakow where young Catholics from all over the world joined the festivities.

Pope Francis

In Opinion: An immigrant ban would shut out more Christians than Muslims

<i>This article was</i> <i>first published on the Cato Institute site.</i><p>When Secretary of State John Kerry promised to respond more vigorously to the worldwide …


Khizr Khan DNC speech: How important was it for Muslims in America?

A speech by a Muslim immigrant at the Democratic National Convention could represent a watershed for Muslims in America, as they increasingly move …

Democratic National Convention

Danger to Hindu religion from ‘protectors’, not conversions: BJP’s Udit Raj

BJP MP Udit Raj on Saturday claimed the Hindu religion is in “danger” not because of conversion but because of its “so-called protectors”.<p>The Dalit …


Gary Johnson: religious liberty is protected in the Constitution

posted at 8:31 am on July 30, 2016 by Taylor Millard<p>One of the places conservatives and libertarians keep poking at with Libertarian presidential …

Constitutional Law

Jurgen Habermas on the Vision of a Post-Secular Europe

Held insists throughout his essay that to forget the vital component of religion, which was at the root of science and democracy’s appearance in …

Big Ideas

Mainstream Religion Isn't A Good Fit For Our Family, And That's Okay

There is a framed photo in our hallway of my husband and me with our oldest niece. The frame reads, “My Godparents.”<p>Every once in awhile, one of my …


Supreme Court may be converting on religion

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's defense of religious freedom may be on the decline.<p>Still reeling from the death of its most devout justice, Antonin Scalia, the high court has put preventing discrimination above protecting religion in a series of cases over the past year, from same-sex marriage to …


Hundreds attend Hindu holiday celebration in St. Louis County

The Rath Yatra parade ended at Queeny Park

St. Louis

An After School Satan Club could be coming to your kid's elementary school -- yes, even in Utah

SALEM, Mass. — It’s a hot summer night, and leaders of the Satanic Temple have gathered in the crimson-walled living room of a Victorian manse in …


Russia Was So Afraid of Gay Marriage, It Kicked Out This Priest

A tea party was raided by Russian police and the media because they were terrified an American pastor was performing a gay marriage.<p>Camera crews were in step with police when they busted a tea party in the Russian city of Samara, arresting an American pastor who authorities said had plans to commit …


France church attack: Even if you are not a Catholic, this feels like a new and deeper wound

The killing of Père Jacques Hamel in his church in the Normandy town of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray last week is not the first time that the death of a French priest at the hands of Islamist extremists has sent waves of emotion across France. In March 1996 seven monks from the Cistercian monastery of …


Custom-Mittwoch: Triumph nimmt an Essenza - The Essence of Motorcycles teil. Dazu hat sich die Entwicklungsabteilung von Triumph eine Thruxton R vorgenommen, die zu einem Hybrid aus Café Racer und Superbike wird. Hier schon mal das Design-Rendering vorab.

The truth about loud pipes

Loud pipes save lives!<p>Actually, no they don’t, and it’s because of the Doppler Effect.<p>The theory is, loud pipes automatically make the rider safer, …


Normandy Mosque refuses to hold funeral for terrorist who killed priest

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France — A local mosque in the French town where an elderly priest was killed in a jihadist terror attack at a church on …


Religion and the 2016 Republican National Convention | July 22, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Religious groups have played an active role in this week’s Republican National Convention—both inside and outside the convention hall. Managing …


Streaming Church Services | July 22, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Many churches broadcast their worship services – edited, usually, and distributed over the air or on cable. Now, more and more churches are taking …


This Week in God, 7.30.16

First up from the God Machine this week is a look at the importance of one of the more inspirational messages delivered during the Democratic …


FIRST LOOK: 2017 Yamaha SCR950 Scrambler

Yamaha builds a scrambler based on the Bolt<p>When you’ve got a good thing, roll with it! That’s what Yamaha did with the Star Bolt, first introduced in …

Showstopper: Kiddo’s immaculate Bonneville custom

There’s hardly a Triumph Bonneville on the street that hasn’t been tweaked in some way. With hordes of aftermarket parts available for Hinkley twins, personalization is just a mouse click away.<p>But it takes more than a fat wallet and an internet connection to build a truly show-stopping Bonnie. You …



Suzuki’s opening shot in the two-stroke revolution<p>Even to remember the name ‘X6 Hustler’ puts a person on the suspected codger list, but there was …


Lost ancient Koran is 'most important discovery ever for the Muslim world'

An ancient copy of the Koran found at the University of Birmingham may have belonged to Abu Bakr, one of the world’s first ever Muslims.<p>Radiocarbon …

Ancient civilization

The Religious Homosexual

I grew up believing that if I live my life according to the bible, steering clear of sin, I’d go to heaven with Jesus. If I follow the ten …


Quarter Century - Half Caste Honda CB550 Galgo

Turning your passion for building motorcycles into a business isn't something everyone can achieve. For Dennis Karlsson it came about after the …


1983 Honda CB1100F

It’s the one motorcycle I’d keep if I could have only one.<p><b>NAME:</b> Jeff Gilbert <b><br>AGE:</b> 52 <b><br>HOME:</b> Burlington, Vermont <b><br>OCCUPATION:</b> Bike restorer, personal …