Religion

Quote of the Day: Robert P. George

By Yonat Shimron “Let’s hope it doesn’t come to the need to send American troops. But if it does, we’re going to have to stop them. We’re going to have to fight them somewhere. Do we want to fight them in New York? Or in Washington, D.C.? Terrorist attacks? Or should we fight them and defeat them in The post Quote of the Day: Robert P. George appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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US Muslims ask John Kerry for protection on Mecca pilgrimage

By Lauren Markoe (RNS) After last year’s attack on U.S. citizens in Mecca, a coalition is petitioning the State Department to better protect pilgrims who undertake the Muslim hajj. The post US Muslims ask John Kerry for protection on Mecca pilgrimage appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Polish diplomat raises extradition for Vatican official accused of sex abuse

By Josephine McKenna VATICAN CITY (RNS) Poland’s ambassador to the Holy See has forcefully condemned the alleged sexual abuse of children by a Polish-born former archbishop and Vatican diplomat, and said Warsaw is considering a fresh request to extradite Jozef Wesolowski to face trial in his homeland. The post Polish diplomat raises extradition for Vatican official accused of sex abuse appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Christian

Alabama Megachurch Builds $26 Million Entertainment Center with Bowling Alley, Night Club

By Heather Clark BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A megachurch in Alabama recently held an open house to celebrate the opening of its $26 million dollar, six-dome entertainment center, which some are stating is far from biblical Christianity and the example of the early Church. Faith Chapel Christian Center in Wylam, near Birmingham, completed the project on it 137-acre campus last year, all of which was funded by the tithes and offerings of its more than 6,400 members. The facility is located in a depressed area where a number of residents are low-income. “We believe we can really meet the needs of the community,” leader Michael Moore, author of the book Rich is Not a Bad Word, told AL.com. “It will bridge people from the world to the Kingdom.” According to reports, the facility features—among other amenities—a 12-lane bowling alley, a basketball court, a fitness center, a banquet hall and cafe, a teen dance club, and an adult alcohol and smoke-free night club. “People may not want to come to a church, but they’ll come to a bowling alley,” Moore explained. “People have needs other than spiritual needs. There’s a need for safe, clean, uplifting, family-oriented entertainment.” He said that the open house held in July served in part to …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Religion

MLK’s daughter seeks nonviolent Ferguson response

By Elisa Crouch BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. (RNS) Bernice King and others from the King Center in Atlanta are meeting with Missouri high school students to help them channel anger over the police shooting of Michael Brown into positive change. The post MLK’s daughter seeks nonviolent Ferguson response appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Christian

Reagan Judge Diatribe: State Marriage Laws ‘Based on Hate, Savage Discrimination’

By Heather Clark CHICAGO – During a federal hearing regarding amendments in Indiana and Wisconsin that enshrine marriage as being between solely a man and a woman, a judge appointed by then-President Ronald Reagan went off in a diatribe declaring his view that laws barring same-sex “marriage” are “based on hate.” Attorneys for the states appeared for oral argument on Tuesday in front of a panel of thee judges with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Richard Posner, 75, also an abortion advocate, drilled both attorneys as he continually sought to shoot down any argument in favor of the marriage amendments. He interrupted Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher eight seconds into his presentation. “All this is a reflection of biology: men and women make babies; same sex couples do not,” Fisher said. “It’s purely utilitarian. … Men and women make babies and there has to be a social mechanism to deal with that, and marriage is that mechanism.” Posner rejected Fisher’s statement, saying that it included the “ridiculous idea that two 80-year-old cousins marrying will be a model for young couples.” “Do you criminalize fornication? Would you like to?” Posner later asked. “And why do you prefer heterosexual adoption?” “If we redefine marriage, I don’t know what …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Education

Financial Gift to Help Expand Program for Children with Autism

By jdonzelli FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University is very proud to announce that its Mailman Segal Center for Human Development has received a substantial financial gift to help young children. The gift comes from The Kapila Family Foundation and is earmarked for MSC’s Starting Right Program, which will now be renamed the Kapila Family Starting Right Program. The Directors of the Foundation are Soneet and Prabodh Kapila. “We are thankful to the Kapila Family Foundation for their generous support of the work we’re doing,” said Roni Cohen Leiderman, Ph.D., Dean of NSU’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development. “This will support program growth and the provision of services to more students and their families.” The current Starting Right program, which began in 2005, was created for children ages 21-36 months who exhibit delays in developing language and social skills. The program is designed to increase communication, social and school readiness skills and provides caregivers with techniques and strategies that are used both in the classroom and at home. During their time in the classroom, children and their caregivers participate in various activities together – from story and music time to art and sensory play – all of the actions encourage …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Religion

Father Knows Best: So many bad things are happening. Where has God gone?

By Martin Elfert I’m so troubled by all that is happening in our world. The forest fires this summer, the airplanes being lost or shot down, the fighting in Gaza. Where has God gone? The post Father Knows Best: So many bad things are happening. Where has God gone? appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Invade Iraq? * Proof-texting * Magdalene=Maciel: Wednesday’s Roundup

By David Gibson The newest Catholic in Congress! Robbie George and Pat Robertson say the U.S. may need to invade Iraq — again. A corrupt priest had the same initials as Mary Mags, so he’s good. Pro tip to pols: careful what Bible verses you cite. The post Invade Iraq? * Proof-texting * Magdalene=Maciel: Wednesday’s Roundup appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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