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Wikipedia’s edit wars and the 8 religious pages people can’t stop editing

(RNS1-JULY 24) The "Jesus" article on Wikipedia is the fifth most-edited page on the site, with more than 25,000 revisions. For use with RNS-WIKI-RELIGION transmitted July 24, 2014. RNS graphic by Tiffany McCallen and Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey Jul 24, 2014

When he was a student at Brigham Young University three years ago, Anthony Willey came across a Wikipedia page on Mormons.

“I am”

Christi Ortiz Jul 24, 2014

I cried out, I cried out to the Lord

“Come to me, come to me”

Stripping Kings of their Crowns: Mark Driscoll, the Fury of Achilles and King David

Mark Driscoll, preaching pastor of Mars Hill Church

Eric Blauer Jul 24, 2014

The Mars Hill storyline reminds me of Achilles in Homer’s ‘The Iliad.” A great warrior whose ego and anger are legendary.

Meriam Ibrahim, finally freed from Sudan, meets with Pope Francis

(RNS1-JULY 24) Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was nearly executed for apostasy for marrying a Christian man, and her daughter, Maya, meet Pope Francis at the Vatican after arriving in Italy on July 24, 2014, en route to the United States. For use with RNS-MERIAM-ITALY transmitted July 24, 2014. Photo courtesy L'Osservatore Romano

Josephine McKenna Jul 24, 2014

Pope Francis met Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman spared a death sentence for apostasy in Sudan, at the Vatican on Thursday (July 24) after she was flown to Rome by the Italian government following a vigorous international campaign to free her.

Ask An Atheist: How can I find other atheists in the area?


Jim Downard Jul 24, 2014

We’ve got two main organizations locally, the Inland Northwest Freethought Society (affiliated now with the national Freedom from Religion Foundation) and the Spokane Secular Society.

BRIEF: Gonzaga announces finalists for faith-based, million-dollar award


Tracy Simmons Jul 23, 2014

After searching the world for great faith-based humanitarians, Gonzaga University today announced three finalists for the 2014 Opus Prize: Sister Tesa Fitzgerald of Hour Children in Queens, New York; Gollapalli Israel, of the Janodayam Social Education Centre in Chennai, India; and the Rev. Joseph Maier, of the Mercy Centre Human Development Foundation in Bangkok.

The Wisdom of a Sharp Axe

Eric Blauer photo

Eric Blauer Jul 23, 2014

The whole experience put me into a more attentive state concerning the edge of my own life.