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Factory Fresh: Auto Fabrica’s super clean SR400

At a glance, Yamaha’s re-issued SR400 is virtually indistinguishable from its vintage counterparts. Which is probably why it’s so popular.

It has all the charm associated with the iconic SR designation, with the added benefits of fuel injection and ‘new bike’ reliability. A combination that led Auto …

Exhaust Systems

In Israel’s army, more officers are now religious. What that means.

Eli, West Bank — A cease-fire had just gone into effect on Aug. 1 when Palestinian militants ambushed an Israeli reconnaissance team in southern Gaza.

Middle East

11 motorcycles that will make this summer awesome

Our friend JonB pinged us yesterday — “New job, new season, time for a new bike. What should I buy? HFL should do a buyer’s guide.” Good idea. Here’s …


The science is in: God is the answer

Eighteen years ago, Lisa Miller, now the director of clinical psychology at Columbia University’s Teachers College, had an epiphany on a New York …


Rider Comparo: 2015 Ducati Scrambler vs. Triumph Scrambler

Two Scramblers in name; two different directions in practice.

Photography by Kevin Wing

Most of the time, an awful lot of brainwork goes into …


Posted in: Motorcycle. Tagged: BikeEXIF, Café Racer, Corse Motorcycles, Custom, Ducati, Motorcycle, Photo. Leave a comment

” Anthony Warnock is an ex-WSBK/MotoGP mechanic and now runs Corse Motorcycles in Perth, Australia. His specialty is late model Ducatis, having …


X-Rays Reveal the Beautiful Guts Inside Classic Motorcycles

It’s safe to say Nick Veasy loves X-rays. From machine guns to airplanes, the photographer has spent years investigating the inner workings of modern …


Toowoomba mosque damaged by second suspected arson attack

A Queensland mosque has suffered its second suspected arson attack this year, prompting a spokesman to appeal to Australians to condemn anti-Islamic sentiments that are “polluting” public discussion.

The fire, which tore through the Toowoomba mosque on Friday morning, has prompted an urgent trip to …


Pope Francis Considering Stop In Cuba During U.S. Trip

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip in September but no decision has been made, the Vatican said Friday.

Francis has been credited with having helped the United States and Cuba reach their historic rapprochement by writing to the leaders of both …


Tennessee Senate shelves bill that would name Bible as state book

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) The state Senate referred the proposal to its Judiciary Committee, which is not scheduled to meet again this session.The …


Kenya’s Christians and Muslims divided over amnesty plan

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Although Muslim leaders say they, too, are victims of terror attacks, Christian leaders feel that Muslims have not been …


What Does A Motorcyclist Look Like?

When you think of motorcycles and the people who ride them, often a specific image comes to mind. Does that image look like any of the motorcyclists …

Women's Sports

The future of religion around the world, in one chart


Religion and Spirituality

By Bill and Cindy Perry
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,180. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and …

Sex workers, drug users, the outcast: how a radically inclusive church welcomes all

In the late afternoon of Easter Sunday, in the sparse basement of the Church of Saint Paul and Saint Andrew on New York City’s Upper West Side, Derisse David sat in a bright orange skirt and a paisley shirt, waiting for the sermon to begin. A former dominatrix brought up in a strong Baptist family …


Viral Video Appears To Show Sydney Train Passenger Defending Muslim Woman Against Hateful Rant

A commuter has been caught on camera defending a fellow passenger from a hateful tirade on a train in Sydney, Australia.

In the shocking video, an elderly woman is seen asking a Muslim woman: “Why are you wearing it [a head scarf] for a man who married a six-year-old girl?”

Shocked, Stacy Eden jumped …


Muslim women should be allowed to wear the veil in court, top judge suggests

Lord Neuberger, the President of the Supreme Court, says that judges should show respect toward different cultures

Judges should allow Muslim women to appear in court wearing a full-face veil, Britain’s most senior judge has suggested.

Lord Neuberger, the President of the Supreme Court, said it was …

Law (UK)

Vatican ends controversial investigation of U.S. nuns with olive branch

Cardinal Gerhard L. Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, is pictured in a Jan. 11 photo in Rome. Photo by Paul …

Olive Branch

Why Body Cameras Won’t Solve Police Brutality

Three days after police officer Michael Slager shot and killed Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina earlier this month a video surfaced …


Why Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s tale provides cover for US-led wars in the Muslim world (COMMENTARY)

(RNS) Media personalities, especially neoconservatives, have rushed to Hirsi Ali’s defense to legitimize their own anti-Islam bias and imperialist …

Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel in a New Way

For many years, I and many other people I know have had trouble commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. I can't bear to view the official state ceremonies on television, broadcast from Yad Vashem, with all their clichés and us-against-the-world ideology. I could not face the idea of our …


Tennessee House approves bill to make Bible official state book

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III said on Tuesday (April 14) that a bill under consideration in the legislature to make the Bible the …


Buddhists celebrate birthday - The West Australian

About 10,000 people are expected to attend a birthday party at Langley Park in Perth this weekend in honour of the founder of Buddhism, Sakyamuni …


Holocaust Remembrance Day: Shouldering an Inheritance of Grief

To be the child of Holocaust survivors is to grow up in the company of ghosts.

By the time I was born, our large German-Jewish family was reduced to an inverted pyramid. My father didn't remember his grandparents and never knew half of his aunts and uncles, but the lost generations were palpable in …


Mormon couple doesn't want to be part of Supreme Court gay marriage case

Josh Weed, a marriage and family therapist in the Northwest, has known he was gay since his teens, and Lolly was the first person he told. They’ve …

As March At Auschwitz Commemorates The Holocaust, Poles Reflect On Their Country's Attitudes Toward Jews

KRAKOW, Poland -- On April 16, 10,000 marchers, most of them Jews and Holocaust survivors from more than 12 countries, marched from Auschwitz I to Birkenau to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Yom HaShoah, the Israeli day of Holocaust remembrance. The event honors the 6 million Jews, as well as …


Toowoomba mosque fire: 'God forgive them,' Islamic leader says

Queensland's lead Islamic spokesman has asked God to forgive whoever carried out a suspected arson attack that "almost completely destroyed" a …


Joey Barton becomes member of National Secular Society

Joey Barton has become a member of the National Secular Society.

The Queens Park Rangers captain recently said Britain should become a secular state and if he were prime minister he would privatise religion.

He called for the disestablishment of the Church of England, saying the state should remain …

Joey Barton

Vatican Unexpectedly Ends Overhaul Of US Nun Group

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has unexpectedly ended its controversial overhaul of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a shift in tone and treatment of the U.S. sisters under the social justice-minded Pope Francis.

The Vatican said Thursday it had accepted a final report on its …


How terrible is David Gibson, anyway?

Maybe not quite as bad as Matthew Schmitz and others think, when you look at the facts. But we report, as they say -- you decide.The post How …

Planned Parenthood