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How to Celebrate Janmashtami. Janmashtami commemorates the…

How to Celebrate Janmashtami.<br>Janmashtami commemorates the earthly appearance of Krishna, who is described in India’s sacred writings as God Himself. …

Religion

Harley-Davidson rolls out new Milwaukee Eight engine

Promising more power, more comfort and more control, Harley-Davidson has unveiled a new engine called Milwaukee Eight, plus improvements in its motorcycles’ suspension systems.<p>But don’t worry. The new engine, whose name sounds like a new beer or Tarantino movie, will retain Harley’s traditional …

Milwaukee

Hispanics chart pastoral direction

Soli Salgado La Iglesia Hispana St. Louis Hispanic Catholics are organizing the V Encuentro, an evangelization effort meant to gauge pastoral …

Catholicism

2017 Yamaha SCR950 Motorcycle Photo Gallery

Did you get the memo? Café Racers are out; Scramblers are in. The new 2017 Yamaha SCR950 motorcycle is the latest factory-built take on the current custom bike trend, following hot on the trail of the successful Ducati Scrambler lineup that debuted in 2015.<p>Scramblers first bloomed in the late …

Café Racers

Benedict XVI's memoir to be published in English in November

Vatican City, Aug 22, 2016 / 11:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Benedict XVI's new memoir, a lengthy interview with German journalist Peter Seewald, is being …

This Custom Big Twin Cafe Racer Is Worthy of the Harley Name

The would-be rebels of the motorcycle world actually follow strict rules. One of them says that Harley-Davidsons are cruisers. Custom builders can …

Café Racers

Could Tutu's daughter return to ministry after Church same-sex vote?

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) is to debate a proposal allowing clergy in same-sex civil unions to minister in its parishes – and …

The Ukrainian church no one is allowed to enter

A Ukrainian village church has had its doors locked for the past two years because of a community dispute over the right to worship there.<p>Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have also fuelled divisions in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which split into a Moscow-led branch and a Kiev-led branch when …

Ukraine

Professor's new app helps atheists debate with believers: 'Can you support your positions about God?'

A philosophy professor has launched a new app seemingly aimed at helping atheists more easily communicate with believers about tough theological …

Atheism

Church of England court rules against comfy padded chairs in medieval church

A Church of England court has rejected a plea by parishioners in a medieval rural church to replace wooden pews with more comfortable padded chairs. …

'Women of the Wall' step up activities ahead of High Holidays

The "Women of the Wall" organization is planning a shofar-blowing seminar, free of charge, next week in Jerusalem. Women of the Wall works to break …

Religion

How To Read The Talmud With Strings Attached

How many guitars do you have?” a friend asked me recently, knowing that a new one was about to arrive.<p>“Oh, we don’t count them,” I told her jokingly …

Talmud

Religion is a topic as judge ponders releasing two defendants in polygamous sect fraud case

Depending on whose story you believed Monday, John Wayman and Seth Jeffs, two of the defendants accused of committing food stamp fraud to benefit the …

Religion

Hillary Clinton’s Religion Contradicts Her Abortion Stance

In a profile of Hillary Clinton’s religious life, <i>America Magazine</i>, a “national weekly Catholic magazine,” says Mrs. Clinton is a “lifelong Methodist …

Christianity

Islamic Extremist Pleads Guilty to Destroying Holy Sites in Timbuktu

PARIS — An Islamic extremist pleaded guilty on Monday at the International Criminal Court to destroying shrines and damaging a mosque in the ancient city of Timbuktu, Mali, in the court’s first prosecution of the destruction of cultural heritage as a war crime.<p>Prosecutors said that Ahmad al-Faqi …

Timbuktu

Ben-Hur Was Hollywood’s Epic $100M Mistake

The epic film flopped hard at the box office after studios tried to copy the success of 2004's The Passion of the Christ.<p>In 2004, Mel Gibson’s biblical film <i>The Passion of the Christ</i> hit theaters after a months-long, small-scale ad campaign that focused on church groups and evangelical leaders, …

Hollywood

Possible plea deal for Elgin Islamic leader accused of sex abuse

A possible plea deal is under consideration for the founder of an Islamic school accused of sexual abusing a former student and a former employee.<p>Mohammed Abdullah Saleem, an imam who founded the Institute of Islamic Education in Elgin, is charged with molesting a female student dozens of times …

Religion

In Russia, how one mainly Muslim region beat back radicalism

Tatarstan has had a problem with Islamic extremism. But the Russian republic has avoided the violence that consumed Chechnya, by both resisting …

Russia

Attack of the Closeted Church Queens

I grew up Pentecostal Apostolic, where the saints proclaimed to be wrapped up, tied up, tangled up in Jesus, washed in the blood of Christ, and …

Christianity

Sex and the single Christian: Why celibacy isn’t the only option

It isn’t fair that some folks remain single when they’d rather be partnered. Loneliness and longing can be meaningful, but usually that transformation from suffering to beauty can happen only if we attempt to live into this one wild life we’ve been given, to look for possibility, to open ourselves …

Christianity

The Future of the Mormon Church? It's Latino

The face of the Mormon church is changing.<p>On a soggy afternoon in Harlem, in New York City, a group of Latinos gather for their weekly church service. As the rain streams down outside, the mood inside the meeting house is cozy and welcoming. An elderly woman waves to a little girl seated nearby, …

Religion

The Castrating Knife of Christian Censorship

Speaking FRANK-ly About Jesus: Critique of alleged evidence of the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth.<p>(Ed. Note: This is the 19th post in Frank …

Censorship

Hungarian Jewish leader returns state award in protest

The president of Hungary’s main Jewish umbrella organization, Mazsihisz, has returned a high state award to protest the same award being presented to …

Zionism

Even Thought Target Is Installing Private Bathrooms, Conservative Christians Are Still Complaining

The American Family Association is <i>still</i> whining about Target’s trans-inclusive bathroom policy even though the company has <i>agreed to their demands</i>. It …

Religion

Venezuelan Jewish umbrella slams anti-Semitic magazine cover

Venezuela's umbrella Jewish organization slammed a weekly magazine with a recent cover blaming "rabbis" and "Israelites" for an illegal money …

Slander trial looms for Quebec author who criticized Muslim school

A slander trial is set to begin next month pitting a fiercely secular, feminist author against a private, Muslim school in Montreal she likened to …

Montreal

Nigeria’s president condemns religious violence after blasphemy killings

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to root out ethnic and religiously motivated violence after several people were burnt to death in …

Blasphemy

Watch: Radio host confronts Christian activist who said Tom Daley lost because he ‘turned gay’

Radio host Iain Dale has confronted the Christian campaigner who suggested that Tom Daley lost out on an Olympic medal because he “turned gay”.<p>The …

Tom Daley

Orthodox Synagogue Hires Female Spiritual Leader in First for Israel

• August 23, 2016<br>• by Julie Wiener<p>(JTA) — In a first for an Orthodox congregation in Israel, a woman has been hired as a spiritual leader at a Jerusalem …

Jewish Culture

Religious Diversity May Be Making America Less Religious

In the United States, diversity has generally been considered an asset. It is frequently cited by public figures as both a source of national pride …

Diversity