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The Vee Two Ritorno is an externally faithful reproduction of the factory NCR race engine used by Mike Hailwood to win the 1978 Isle of …

Isle of Man TT

The Transhumanist Future Has No Pope

Everywhere I look, Pope Francis, the 266th pope of the Catholic Church, seems to be in the news—and he is being positively portrayed as a genuinely progressive leader. Frankly, this baffles me. Few major religions have as backwards a philosophical and moral platform as Catholicism. Therefore, no …


The Saints March In: The Donald and the Pope

As the summer began and for many months before that, it seemed that the 2016 presidential election would be mind numbing and dreary.On the plus side, …


Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins Slam Muslims: ‘To Hell with Their Culture’

The HBO host and evolutionary biologist teamed up to unload on Islam and Muslims, condemning liberals who give Islam ‘a free pass.’

It was Science Night on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and evolutionary biologist/atheist/Ahmed Mohamed truther Richard …


10 Ways Right-Wing Christians Are Destroying Christianity

I've written about how millennials are leaving organized religion and its associated anti-LGBT animus in droves. As a result, the only religions holding on to membership (barely) are ones with super-high birth rates and very conservative views. In the process, conservative faiths are becoming …


Finding Path to Inclusion Through Exclusion at an Oakland Meditation Center

OAKLAND, Calif. — If you are a white American who used the Internet between 2008 and 2010, you probably remember “Stuff White People Like,” a satirical but painfully accurate blog about the clichés of the Caucasian, NPR-listening set. Among the things white people liked, according to the blog: …


The Catholic Church’s South American shame

Priests accused of sexual abuse in the States are getting a second chance in countries like Colombia and Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The Catholic Church has allowed priests accused of sexually abusing children in the United States and Europe to relocate to poor parishes in South America, a …


Pebble Time Steel Review: Too Little Too Late

Kevin Purcell10/03/2015

The Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel slowly shipped out to Kickstarter backers all summer long and then became available to …


1927 Indian Scout "Wall of Death" Racer

The Wall of Death was originally called the Silodrome, but carnival attendees are a fickle bunch and they were easily distracted by the competition …

Freak Show

The Pursuit of Perfection: Eastern Spirit’s CX500

Three years ago, Poland’s Eastern Spirit Garage exploded onto the custom scene with one of the best Honda CX500s ever built. Its immaculate lines even inspired automotive designer Charlie Trelogan to write a hugely popular guide, How To Build A Cafe Racer.

Lukas and Sylwester from Eastern Spirit are …


Milonga - A short film by Cafe Twin

Hajj crush: how crowd disasters happen, and how they can be avoided

My story comes from the Notting Hill carnival in 1999, though you may have your own. It was sunny and there wasn’t really a plan, other than to wander the streets and enjoy ourselves. Towards the end of the day, we came to a crossroads flooded with thousands of people. Like everybody else, we …

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Our Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough

Another mass shooting, this time at a community college in Oregon.

It is long past time for gun reform. Get in your pulpit. Go knock on a door. It is time, and it is up to us.

As religious people, most of us know what to do when confronted with a disaster. We take up donations. We show up. We bring …


Roman Catholics hold candlelit procession through city

10:48 03 October 2015

The Roman Catholic procession through Norwich


Hundreds of Roman Catholics led a candlelit procession through the streets …


Why James Bond is a religion

I was sitting at my desk, immersed in the role of the Calvinist church in Dutch history, the steady single flame of my concentration holding impressively steady, when it suddenly occurred to me that I hadn’t seen From Russia With Love for a few months. I hopped up from the chair to fix this. The …

James Bond

What Must I Believe to Be a Christian?

When somebody claims the title "Christian" for themselves, whether they are progressive or conservative or another "-ive," chances are you can infer at least a few of their beliefs.

They believe that Jesus was God, that is almost beyond question; they probably also believe that Jesus -- the "Son" -- …


Why It Matters That Ahmed Mohamed Is Both Black and Muslim

Like Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old teenager from Irving, Texas arrested for bringing a clock to school, I grew up Sudanese and Muslim in America, though of a different generation. My family moved to the United States from Khartoum in 1990, when I was 12 years old. In the mid '90s, when I attended …


5 themes Mormons can watch for in this weekend’s LDS General Conference

Will Mormons get an apostle of color this weekend, someone who represents the broadening international base of the LDS Church? And four other …


Letting Go

Last week I learned that a friend is giving up golf. Now, you may not care for golf, but this is a big deal. Doug is in his early 80s, he's always been a pretty good golfer, and in his retirement he would play four or five times a week, maybe more.

Within twenty-four hours I'd heard several of …


Caught in the spotlight: Christian leaders who mishandle sexual abuse disclosures - Rhymes with Religion

A few months ago I wrote about the deceitful, but all too successful, ways sex offenders in the church act when confronted with abuse allegations. …


Jerusalem Youth Chorus | October 2, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly


Assessing U.S. Visit of Pope Francis; Jerusalem Youth Chorus
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The Multi-Faceted Role of Religion in the 2016 Campaign

Listen to a podcast of the Ticket 2016, during which I talked about religion in the 2016 presidential campaign with Austin, Texas NPR affiliate KUT’s …


Vatican: Pope's only 'audience' was with gay former student – not Kim Davis

The Vatican has confirmed that the only “real audience” Pope Francis had while he was in Washington last month was with a gay former student and his longtime partner – a day before the pontiff met Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to grant same sex couples marriage licenses …


No rest for a weary pope: Back in Rome, Francis faces a bigger test than U.S. trip

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(RNS) Pope Francis returned to Rome Monday (Sept. 28) …

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At the Ground Zero Multi-faith Service With Pope Francis

I was honored to have been invited by New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan to attend the recent multi-faith prayer service at the World Trade Center with Pope Francis. It was a deeply moving experience and an example of how all of the world's faiths might work together toward humanity's common …


Roseburg killings: How should Christians respond? (COMMENTARY)

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According to early reports, Chris Harper Mercer, the …


The Deep Roots Of Mormon Feminism: An All Together Conversation With Joanna Brooks

An extraordinary conversation about the past, present and future of Mormon gender equality.

Mormons from around the world will tune in to the 185 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint happening on October 3rd and 4th, 2015.

Over the past year, three of the senior …

Women Leaders

75 percent of Republicans 'less likely' to vote for Muslim

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon seeking …


Incense in churches safe from new substances bill, say ministers

Home Office ministers have had to offer reassurance that the waft of incense in Britain’s cathedrals will not leave church authorities facing criminal charges under the government’s proposed new blanket ban on legal highs.

Leading voices in the Church of England and the Catholic church, including …

Church of England

Hearing Echoes Of The Past, Jews Are On The Front Line Of The European Refugee Crisis

Heartbreaking images of men, women and children risking everything for a better life continue to dominate the news as well over 500,000 migrants and refugees have entered the European Union in the first eight months of this year alone.

In the face of such a serious humanitarian crisis, it is not …