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Wheaton students blast Christian college’s silence over Hastert abuse confession

(RNS) Gay students and supporters at Wheaton College, a top evangelical Christian school that counts former House Speaker Dennis Hastert among its …

This Week in God, 4.30.16

When John Boehner called Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh," the senator wasn't happy. But as it turns out, actual Satanists were even less pleased.

Queensland's Buddhist numbers swell

There are probably as many Buddhists in Brisbane today as Baptists, if the 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics data can be a guide.<p>In 2011, 42,227 …

Daniel Berrigan, priest and anti-Vietnam war peace activist, dies

Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam war, has died aged 94.<p>Berrigan died at Murray-Weigel Hall, a Jesuit health care community in New York City after a “long illness,” according to Michael Benigno, a …

Activism

Isis claims responsibility for Hindu man's killing in Bangladesh

Islamic State (Isis) has claimed responsibility for hacking to death a Hindu man on Saturday (30 April) in the city of Tangail in Bangladesh. The man …

Bangladesh

The Impoliteness of Talking About Religion

Why are Americans are often reluctant to discuss faith outside of their families?<p>There’s a grandmotherly American adage about religion—that it’s impolite to talk about faith in public. It’s as much a self-fulfilling prophecy as a social convention. If people decline to discuss religion out of a …

Religion

Europe's First Islamic Constitution? What Could Possibly Go Wrong? - The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast<p>STEP BACK<p>Europe's First Islamic Constitution? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?<p>A debate is raging in Turkey right now over what type of constitution the country should have in the modern world. Up for debate? Making it an Islamic one.<p>Calls by a top member of the …

Religion

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

One of the world’s most amazing bike shows is The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, held annually in Carmel, California. Over the past seven years, it’s steadily built a reputation as the place to see the very best motorcycles, from restorations to racers to full-on custom builds.<p>So we’re proud to be one …

Quail

The First Motor Vehicle To Cross America May Have Been Found Again

In 1902, ​George A. Wyman went through hell crossing the continent on a California motorcycle.<p>In 1903, at 2:30 in the afternoon of May 16, bicycle racer George A. Wyman left Lotta's Fountain in San Francisco atop a California Motor Company motor-bicycle. Nearly two months later, he arrived in New …

Motorcycles

Plato and Christianity

Published: 30 April 2016 (GMT+10)<p>Plato is often termed the father of Western philosophy. His ideas have had a massive impact on the West, including …

Western Philosophy

Openly gay rock singer changing tune on Mormon religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees is denouncing his faith in his latest music video.<p>The lead singer of the Provo-based band released the video Friday for a single titled "Trash," in which he appears …

Religion

Religion is the only hope for the American church

Author’s photo of the church at St. Joseph Abbey<p>I just finished breakfast with a man who has been one of my most important influences, Brian Zahnd. …

I saw the darkness of antisemitism, but I never thought it would get this dark

Racism is not a specific illness but a general sickness. Display one symptom and you display them all. If you show me an anti-Muslim bigot, I will be able to guess his or her views on the European Union, welfare state, crime and “political correctness”. Show me a leftwing or Islamist antisemite …

Anti-Semitism

Janus Motorcycles – “The Paragon”

Over the years, I have thought long and hard about the difference between mopeds and motorcycles. There’s the technical considerations regarding …

Janus

Harley-Davidson cracks the millennials' code with bikes, events

In 2015, for the eighth straight year, Harley was the No. 1 seller of highway motorcycles in the U.S. to adults ages 18-34, women, African-Americans …

When the Devil lived in the Richmond

Witches, warlocks, devil worshippers and underworld spawn, raise your goblets, for today, April 30, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Church of Satan in San Francisco.<p>Anton Szandor LaVey, a Marin County high school dropout turned carny turned spiritual leader, would not have …

Religion

Hindu man hacked to death in Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh say a Hindu man has been hacked to death on the heels of a spate of similar attacks in the South Asian nation.<p>Police officer Aslam Khan says authorities are investigating whether Saturday's attack of Nikhil Joarder in the central district of Tangail is connected to a 2012 …

Bangladesh

82′ BMW R100RS – Route 62 Customs

<i>Words by Martin Hodgson</i><p>With the boom in popularity of the R series BMW’s of late the men who designed and worked on its many incarnations must be …

Motorcycles

Honda CX500 ‘Twister’ by Wena Customs

<i>Written by Martin Hodgson.</i><p>There is a lot to be said about picking a model of motorcycle to customise that is already popular in the industry. Parts …

Honda

The Church Needs 'Lemonade'

<i>This post was originally published on TheSaltCollective.org</i><p><b>Intuition. Denial. Anger. Apathy. Emptiness. Accountability. Reformation. Forgiveness. Resurrection. Hope. Redemption.</b><p>If one were to put these words together on a Sunday morning, slip them into synthesizer led worship, announce them from …

Spirituality

HAND-BUILT: Motorcycle Paint, Part 5 of 5

So simple, yet so complex.<p>EXPERT: <b>Peter "Hot Dog" Finlan, Hot Dog Kustoms</b><p>Painting has a simplicity and approachability that many other crafts do not. …

Motorcycles

My plea to the left: treat Jews the same way you’d treat any other minority

Let’s imagine for just a moment that a small but vocal section of the left was consumed with hatred for one faraway country: barely an hour could pass without them condemning it, not just for this or for that policy, but for its very existence, for the manner of its birth, for what it represented. …

Israel

Renowned Buddhist grottoes offer VR trips

The Digital Dunhuang (e-dunhuang.com) offers virtual views of 28 of the Mogao Grotto caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and two of the Yulin …

The social cost of religious freedom

Australia affirms its commitment to religious freedom by affording religious organisations exemptions from anti-discrimination laws.<p>In light of the …

PRAËM X BMW S1000RR

Custom BMW S1000RR screams retro, but delivers knock-out punch of stock bike.<p>When we saw this beautiful custom-built <b>BMW</b> S1000RR flash across our …

BMW

Praëm BMW S1000RR - Getting Modern with Retros

We really like what we’ve seen so far from the guys at Praëm. Their first proper build, based off a Honda RC-51, was waaaay outside the box, and …

Motorcycles

John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz 'Lucifer,' Word Searches Dramatically Spike

Apparently some people had to look up the devil's lesser-known name.<p>John Boehner called Sen. Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh," and some people weren't quite sure what that meant.<p>Former House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday called Sen. Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh" -- which would have been a …

Ted Cruz

Diane Rehm wants a national discussion of right to die

(RNS) The talk-show host has written a memoir about her husband’s efforts to end his life with the help of a doctor's prescription.

Mormon leaders’ push to help refugees is an antidote to some members’ frustrations

<i>Refugees have been on Mormons’ minds this last month, after the</i> <i>inspiring women’s conference in March</i> <i>introduced a global effort for Mormons to help</i> …

World News

They're not secret anymore! The ancient Jewish catacombs in Rome that have been off limits for decades will finally open to the public

The Jewish catacombs in Rome are set to open to the general public for the first time this weekend, offering visitors a chance to explore the ancient …