China wants to name the next Dalai Lama (The Infidel 2015-03-27)

March 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* A French-Canadian wins the Templeton Prize
More info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Vanier
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadian-disability-advocate-wins-17-million-templeton-prize/article23402659/
http://www.templetonprize.org/

* Would you let Castro chose the pope?
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/03/11/china-choosing-dalai-lama-is-like-castro-naming-the-pope-tibetan-exile-leader/


Money disappears as buddhist leaders protect each other (The Infidel 2015-03-26)

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Today’s news:

* The Enemy of My Enemy
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/03/02/syria-war-draws-in-christian-musician-and-seven-brothers/

* Resigning Buddha
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/03/02/activist-monk-seeks-buddhism-overhaul-in-thailand-over-corruption-fears/

* Hassan Chop!
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/03/02/in-holy-city-irans-rouhani-sought-clergys-backing-for-nuclear-talks/


Blasphemers get human rights activists’ attention in Saudi Arabia (The Infidel 2015-03-23)

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Today’s news:

* Saudi court gives death penalty to man who renounced his Muslim faith
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/02/27/saudi-court-gives-death-penalty-to-man-who-renounced-his-muslim-faith/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/11431509/Saudi-Arabia-court-gives-death-penalty-to-man-who-renounced-his-Muslim-faith.html
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-court-gives-death-penalty-man-who-renounced-muslim-faith-583331.html

* German Jewish leader warns against wearing skullcaps
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/02/27/german-jewish-leader-warns-against-wearing-skullcaps/
http://rt.com/news/235907-kippa-germany-antisemitism-muslims/
http://forward.com/articles/215506/german-jewish-leader-warns-against-kippahs-in-musl/
http://www.ibtimes.com/jewish-leader-germany-advises-avoid-traditional-jewish-kippah-muslim-majority-areas-1829092

* At Long Last, Captain Obvious…
More info:
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/conversion-charge-against-mother-teresa-stirs-national-protest/
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/02/27/indias-parliament-disrupted-over-hindu-leaders-remarks-about-mother-teresa/


Movie tries to save Hitler’s Pope’s reputation (The Infidel 2015-03-20)

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Today’s news:

* Catholics and Jews pan film defending wartime Pope Pius XII
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/03/03/catholics-and-jews-pan-film-defending-wartime-pope-pius-xii/
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.645151
http://www.jta.org/2015/03/02/news-opinion/world/new-movie-calling-pope-pius-xii-the-vaticans-schindler-screened-in-rome
http://cuapress.cua.edu/books/viewbook.cfm?book=SAPH

* Pakistan arrests parents for refusing children’s polio vaccinations
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/03/03/pakistan-arrests-parents-for-refusing-childrens-polio-vaccinations/
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/pakistan-polio-push-471-parents-arrested-refusing-vaccinate-kids-n316191


US citizenship a pipe “dream” for daughter of fundie parents (The Infidel 2015-03-19)

March 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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UPDATE:
Since the production of this video, Alecia’s father agreed to help her get her papers:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=884250734930746&id=882732628415890

Also, she now has a lawyer representing her:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=884058671616619&id=882732628415890

Today’s news:

* A trench in Iraq exacerbates Sunni fears of sectarian partition
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/02/19/a-trench-in-iraq-exacerbates-sunni-fears-of-sectarian-partition/
http://www.businessinsider.com/r-a-trench-in-iraq-exacerbates-sunni-fears-of-sectarian-partition-2015-2

* Nothing but a DREAMer
More info:
http://heavy.com/news/2015/02/alecia-faith-pennington-mom-lisa-dad-help-me-prove-it-youtube-video/
http://www.latintimes.com/accidental-dreamer-texas-born-alecia-faith-pennington-cant-prove-citizenship-lives-295446
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2015/0212/Alecia-Pennington-can-t-prove-she-s-an-American-or-even-exists.-What-would-you-do
http://www.commdiginews.com/life/alecia-faith-pennington-texas-girl-36366/

* Tolerance of our Intolerance Will Not Be Tolerated
More info:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/02/24/american-family-association-creates-bigotry-map-featuring-dozens-of-atheist-humanist-and-pro-lgbt-rights-groups
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/hate-map
http://www.afa.net/bigotrymap
http://www.charismanews.com/us/48457-over-200-groups-that-openly-display-an-antichrist-spirit


The church of England accused of double standard over low wages (The Infidel 2015-03-16)


The Infidel: Ancient tale rebooted from the villain’s point of view (2015-03-13)


The Infidel: Yemen jewish population dwindling (2015-03-12)


Rabbis without alibis (The Infidel 2015-03-09)

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Today’s news:

* Peeping Tom-ela
More info:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/19/rabbi-barry-freundel-pleads-guilty_n_6716292.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31545045

* Better Call Saul
More info:
http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2015/02/lakewood_rabbi_and_three_others.html
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/02/23/3653659/prosecutors-play-incriminating.html

* Indian Idol
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/02/15/indias-pm-modi-appalled-by-temple-built-to-worship-him/
http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/pm-narendra-modi-appalled-by-temple-built-to-worship-him-inauguration-cancelled_1545228.html


Exodus part two: 8,000 jews leaving Europe in 2014 (The Infidel 2015-03-06)

March 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Is There Really a Jewish Exodus from Western Europe?
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/43909/?place=uk-ireland
http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/02/2014-sees-spike-in-jewish-migration-to-israel/
http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/society/56246-141231-jewish-immigraton-to-israel-hits-ten-year-high-in-2014

* Myanmar Condemns UN Official for Using the Term Rohingya
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/43906/?place=thai-myanmar
http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13045-un-official-hits-back-over-government-statement.html

* Mormon Activist Excommunicated
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/02/11/prominent-u-s-mormon-activist-excommunicated-for-doubting-lds-doctrine/
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/john-dehlin-popular-mormon-podcaster-excommunicated-church-n303656

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Who gets the church building when the congregation splits into two? (The Infidel 2015-03-04)

March 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Thai-Grrrr
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/02/05/thailands-famous-tiger-temple-raided-for-suspected-wildlife-trafficking/
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/tiger-temple-thailand-raided-for-suspected-wildlife-trafficking/
https://news.vice.com/article/thai-authorities-raid-famous-buddhist-tiger-temple-for-alleged-wildlife-trafficking

* Breakaway U.S. Episcopal Churches in South Carolina Can Keep Property
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/02/05/breakaway-u-s-episcopal-churches-in-south-carolina-can-keep-property-judge/
http://www.thestate.com/2015/02/03/3967314/court-rules-breakaway-sc-episcopal.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/10/us/study-finds-that-percentage-of-protestant-americans-is-declining.html
http://thefederalist.com/2014/08/21/how-to-shrink-your-church-in-one-easy-step/

* At Argentinian Jewish Bomb Site, there is DéJà vu and Fading Hope for Justice
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/02/04/at-argentine-jewish-bomb-site-deja-vu-and-fading-hope-for-justice/
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/29/us-argentina-prosecutor-idUSKBN0L22JL20150129
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/10/nisman-apartment-dna_n_6655004.html


What motivates women to join the Islamic State? (The Infidel 2015-03-02)

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Today’s news:

* Heads Up
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/02/09/prophet-mohammeds-grandson-hussein-honoured-on-grounds-of-israeli-hospital/

* Be All That You Are Permitted to Be
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/02/05/female-jihadist-guide-dispels-myths-of-life-under-islamic-state-thinktank/
http://www.ibtimes.com/isis-releases-guide-female-jihadists-extols-virtues-sedentary-existence-women-1807484
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/02/05/islamic-state-women-guide-manifesto/22933085/

* WWVD? What Would Vishnu Do?
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/02/05/indian-christian-protesters-clash-with-delhi-police-after-church-attacks/
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/5/hundreds-of-indian-christians-arrested-during-protest-over-church-attack.html
http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2015/02/05/india-rounds-up-nuns-priests-as-christian-protesters-clash-with-police


After millennia of segregation, women assert themselves in their religion (The Infidel 2015-02-27)

February 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* How One Tibetan Buddhist Nun is Blazing a Trail for Other Women to Follow
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/43848/?place=china-taiwan
http://www.religionnews.com/2015/01/27/washington-state-tibetan-buddhist-nun-blazes-trail-women-follow/
http://sravastiabbey.org/about/endorsements.html
http://www.buddhapadipa.org/buddhism/female-monks-in-buddhism/

* Muslim Women Find Empowerment in Female-Only Friday Prayers
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/02/02/in-los-angeles-muslim-women-find-empowerment-in-female-only-friday-prayers/
http://people.opposingviews.com/muslim-women-mosques-6178.html
http://abcnews.go.com/US/1st-female-mosque-opens-us/story?id=28725435

* Iceland to Build Its First Temple to the Norse Gods in 1,000 Years
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/02/02/iceland-to-build-its-first-temple-to-the-norse-gods-in-1000-years/
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/02/iceland-temple-norse-gods-1000-years
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150202/odd-news/iceland-to-build-first-temple-to-norse-gods-in-1000-years.554500
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/03/iceland-norse-temple_n_6601236.html


Pope Francis has kind words for ostracized transsexual (The Infidel 2015-02-26)

February 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/43853/?place=israel-palestine
http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/society/58928-150125-israel-women-win-lawsuit-against-modesty-campaign-in-beit-shemesh

* Do You Want to Build a Snow Church?
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/43849/?place=eastern-europe

* Pope Francis Holds Private Meeting with Transsexual Man and His Fiancée
More info:
http://www.thebacklot.com/cool-pope-francis-has-private-meeting-with-trans-man-to-discuss-lgbt-politics/01/2015/
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/01/29/trans-man-rejected-by-his-catholic-church-so-pope-francis-invites-him-to-the-vatican-for-a-hug-video/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/the-pope/11371770/Transgender-man-invited-to-private-meeting-by-Pope-Francis.html
http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2015/01/26/pope-francis-holds-private-meeting-transgender-man-and-fianc-e
http://www.hoy.es/extremadura/201501/25/bendito-encuentro-entre-francisco-20150125003218-v.html
http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/01/25/transgender-man-private-audience-pope-francis/
http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2015/02/05/pope-has-kind-words-backers-anti-equality-measures-slovakia


Marvel’s new muslim superhero single-handedly defeats bigotry (The Infidel 2015-02-23)

February 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Northern Zombies & Heathen Worldviews
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/43799/?place=scandinavia
http://www.ted.com/conversations/19709/zombies_in_america_why_are_th.html
http://www.quora.com/Why-have-zombie-stories-become-so-popular-in-the-past-10-15-years

* Cardinal Fang, Fetch the Comfy Chair!
More info:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/01/images-child-abuse-found-vatican
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/vatican-reports-two-cases-of-child-pornography-possession-in-last-year-10016957.html
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/02/01/world/vatican-found-two-in-house-cases-of-child-pornography-in-2014/#.VM-1Fi4olmM
http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2015/02/01/vatican-discovers-two-cases-of-possession-of-child-pornography-within-its-own-walls

* The Wrath of Kamala Khan
More info:
http://toybox.io9.com/islamaphobic-bus-ads-in-san-francisco-are-being-defaced-1681857271
http://abc7news.com/religion/anti-muslim-ads-on-sfs-muni-buses-vandalized/492322/
http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2015/01/anti-islam-bus-ads-defaced-with-images-of-ms-marvel/


Divorce judge forces an Atheist and his son to go to church (The Infidel 2015-02-20)

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Today’s news:

* Christian Extremists Steal Statue of Celtic Sea God from Mountain Top in Northern Ireland
More info:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/christian-extremists-steal-statue-of-celtic-sea-god-from-mountain-top-in-northern-ireland-30929777.html
http://www.derryjournal.com/news/facebook-campaign-to-bring-back-stolen-sea-god-statue-1-6538279
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-30919259
http://www.derryjournal.com/news/game-of-thrones-sculptor-shocked-as-limavady-sea-god-statue-sabotaged-1-6535172

* Forced by a Judge to Go to Church
More info:
https://www.change.org/p/the-rt-hon-simon-hughes-mp-request-for-review-of-court-order-forcing-non-religious-parent-to-take-children-to-catholic-church
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/11355745/Judge-orders-father-to-take-his-children-to-church.html
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1406937249600304/

* Are Tourists Visiting the Wrong Side of the Jordan for Jesus’ Baptism?
More info:
http://www.worldreligionnews.com/religion-news/christianity/tourists-visiting-wrong-side-jordan-jesus-baptism


The sharia has not yet arrived in Texas (The Infidel 2015-02-19)

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Today’s news:

* Piercing PEGIDA
More info:
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/life/Anti+Islam+protests+fizzle+issues+remain/10822361/story.html
http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-join-anti-islam-rally-germany-worries-image-193024634.html

* Everything’s Bigger in Texas – Including the Islamophobia
More info:
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/01/27/hold-islamic-tribunal-confirmed-in-texas-its-voluntary-says-attorney/
http://www.westernjournalism.com/islamic-tribunal-using-sharia-law-texas-confirmed/#ZXcduqUbVhoEdG4C.97
http://www.stljewishlight.com/news/local/article_e734b6b8-894c-11e3-b396-0019bb2963f4.html
http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/shariatexas.asp

* Vouching for Sub-par Education
More info:
http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/creationism-spreading-schools-thanks-v


Turkey-Israel relations strained by the Palestinian question (The Infidel 2015-02-16)

February 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Let’s Talk Turkey
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/01/18/turkish-pm-davutoglu-says-israeli-provocations-radicalizing-muslim-world/

* Or I’m gonna fade away
More info:
http://www.latimes.com/local/great-reads/la-me-c1-immigration-priest-20150123-story.html#page=1

* He Said – He Said
More info:
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/religion-cannot-be-made-cause-of-conflict-president-pranab-mukherjee/


Yes, there are such things as conservative Atheist politicians! (The Infidel 2015-02-13)

February 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* The House has no closet
More info:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2913202/Veteran-Conservative-MP-James-Arbuthnot-comes-ATHEIST.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tory-james-arbuthnot-comes-out-as-an-atheist-claiming-mps-must-pretend-to-be-religious-9983538.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-30848534

* Terrorists Gather in Texas – and Some Muslims Are There Too
More info:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/01/watch-protesters-surround-conference-put-on-by-texas-muslims-you-are-not-americans/
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/01/17/jihad-watch-director-has-sharp-words-for-texas-conference-titled-stand-with-the-prophet-against-terror-and-hate/
http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/2015/01/16/garland-islamic-protest/21901109/

* What’s Black and White and Red All Over?
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/43740/?place=eastern-africa


OK representative making it hard for gays to get married (The Infidel 2015-02-12)

February 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Angela Merkel Vows to Protect Germany’s Jews and Muslims from Extremism
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/01/15/angela-merkel-vows-to-protect-germanys-jews-and-muslims-from-extremism/
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/14/israeli-newspaper-hamevaser-merkel-women-charlie-hebdo-rally

* Bigotry – Level: Expert
More info:
http://newsok.com/oklahoma-bill-would-put-an-end-to-marriage-licenses/article/5386633
http://www.towleroad.com/2015/01/anti-gay-oklahoma-lawmaker-wants-to-end-all-marriage-licenses-says-supreme-court-stuck-it-down-our-t.html

* Promises in the Dark
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/43738/?place=jordan-leb-Syria


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