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2011: A year of taking it to the streets

09/14/13By KEVIN ECKSTROM Religion News Service 2011 was supposed to be the year the world ended. Twice. But after evangelist Harold Camping’s doomsday predictions failed to materialize, all eyes are now on 2012 when, according to an ancient Mayan calendar, we need to once again prepare for the end of the world as we know it. Jesus was pretty clear: …

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Looking at immigration from a biblical perspective

09/14/13 Welcome back!   I hope the previous posts have helped clear some misconceptions about immigration policy in the United States.   Today we are looking at answer to some common Biblical questions about immigration.   What does the Bible say regarding the way that we think about immigration issues?   First of all, there is a strong biblical mandate …

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The real God particle?

09/14/13 Perhaps you've heard the recent announcement by a group of physicists that they have seen hints of a subatomic particle called the Higgs boson. You may have even heard it called the 'God particle' because it's so important.   So what's the big deal? Throughout the past century, a model of the basic building blocks of matter has been …

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Group joins Occupy Spokane through street meditation, looking within

09/14/13 They didn't wave signs or urge passersby to sound their horns. This time, the protesters were silent. They sat on stools or on the ground, hands folded loosely in their laps, eyes closed with a candle flickering by their side. Others cupped the candle in their hands and quietly paced the Occupy Spokane triangle. All of them were meditating, …

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Friday’s Religion News Roundup: Pink Bibles, Tebowing and Gingrich on celibacy

09/14/13 Christopher Hitchens, the acid-tongued atheist and lovably roguish essayist, has met his maker (or not) at age 62. Saith Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a friend and sparring partner: “He was religion's most vociferous enemy but you could not help but develop an affection for him due to his warmth, wit, and, bizarre as it may sound, humility.” WaPo sits in on …

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Thursday’s Religion News Roundup: Iraq war ends; 2011’s top religion story; “menorahments”

09/14/13 The killing of Osama bin Laden and the reactions it provoked in faith communities was the top religion story of the year, according to a Religion Newswriters Association survey. Congress's hearings on radicalization amongAmerican Muslimswas voted the No. 2 story, followed by the indictment of Catholic Bishop Robert Finn of K.C. on charges of failing to report the sexual abuse of a child. In …

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