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On Dec. 25, atheists celebrate a different birthday

By KIMBERLY WINSTON Religion News Service Deck those halls with boughs of apples and top that tree with a finger puppet of Sir Isaac Newton. At least that’s what Robin Zebrowski does at her home in Beloit, Wis., where she and her husband, Joshua, observe the birthday of the great …

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The real God particle?

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 …

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Nativity story an invitation to examine immigration issues

By Blogger Mark Kadel As Christians around the world celebrate the birth Jesus Christ, we are reminded that his family also suffered persecution and oppression at the hands of those who were misinformed about their circumstances. As those of us who work with immigration issues and refugees know, Jesus and …

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

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 …

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