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Theme Park Brawl after Head Scarf-Wearing Muslim Women Banned from Rides

Rye Playland in New York was forced to temporarily shut its gates to visitors August 30 when a mass brawl broke out after Muslim women were banned from rides unless they removed their headscarves.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 01, 2011 |
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Is the Church the Hope of the World?

As I read a letter from a volunteer, I couldn’t help wondering: is the church really the hope of the world?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 01, 2011 |
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Teen Boys Drink Most Sugary Drinks

On average, males ages 12 through 19 drink the equivalent of nearly two cans of soda each day.

Normalizing Pedophilia

Did you know there is a movement afoot to normalize pedophilia and declassify it as a psychiatric disorder.

New Yorkers More Spiritually Active Since 9/11

New York-area residents are more spiritually active since 9/11, a new survey shows, but the uptick in faith may be a matter of coincidence rather than a religious response to the terrorist attacks.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 01, 2011 |
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Hapless Conditions for Christians and Jews in Afghanistan

Christians and Jews from many nations, irrespective of their denomination, are seen as infidels by al-Qaeda and its allied insurgent bodies, including all groups of Taliban.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 01, 2011 |
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Who’s Afraid of a Woman President?

In light of Michele Bachmann’s candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, some are wondering how consistent it is for Christians to elect a woman to national office when they wouldn’t vote for her to serve as pastor of a local church. The question is a good one, and is more complicated than it first appears, to both sides.

Turkey Overturns Historic Religious Property Seizures

The Turkish government made a historic U-turn in state policy this past weekend, issuing an official decree inviting Turkey’s Christian and Jewish communities to reclaim their long-confiscated religious properties.

Clergy, First Responders Excluded from 9/11 Ceremony

On the heels of New York City's announcement that police, firefighters and other volunteers will not be invited to the 10th anniversary ceremony for September 11, religious leaders are now voicing their disappointment that priests, rabbis and ministers will likewise be excluded.

Doctors' Groups Say Teens Shouldn't Box

Teens and boxing are a bad combination, doctors say.

iDea: Would Steve Jobs Trade His Fortune for Good Health?

Would you trade every last bit of your fortune in exchange for good health and energy?

Joel Osteen, Church Sued by Band for $3M

According to The Christian Post, Joel and Victoria Osteen of Lakewood Church in Houston have been sued for copyright infringement by New York band The American Dollar.

Malaysia Church Raid Stokes Religious Tensions

A raid by state Islamic enforcers on a church function in predominantly Muslim Malaysia has stirred religious tensions and revived fears of growing Islamisation.

North Carolina Hurricane Recovery Sites Identified, Volunteers Ready

Less than 24 hours after Irene crashed ashore on North Carolina's coast, North Carolina Baptist Men (NCBM) staff and volunteers were already mapping out a plan of action, Baptist Press reports.

Pillow Talk Wearing Phone-Obsessed Teens Out

Eighty percent of teens polled say they sleep with their phones.

Contest: Faces of Life

Attention all pregnancy centers and clinics in the USA - or friends of those who invest in this important work:

A Most Curious Hero

One of the more telling cultural shifts of the last seventy-five years has been what some have called the “celebrification” of culture.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 29, 2011 |
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Libya: Gospel Prospects Called Hopeful

Baptist Press reports that it may be several years before the dust settles in Libya and Christians can hope for a clear way to the nation's hard-to-reach people groups.

Update: Christian Pastor in Iran Freed from Prison

ASSIST News Service has learned that Pastor Matthias Haghnejad was released from prison on bail on Saturday August 27.

Kids Multitask Using Multi-Screens

Children are using up to five screens at a time including mobile phones, laptops, games consoles and television because they are now bored with just focusing on one.

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