RELIGION

  • Can A Young Female Faith Healer In Blue Jeans Work A Miracle For Argentina’s Declining Catholic Presence?

    He raised his hands and asked the 110,000 faithful packing the stadium to pray with him for the three-year-old toddler who couldn’t walk without heavy braces on his legs. Within moments his mother removed the braces and the child freely ran, laughing, up and down the aisles. It was 1954 and American preacher Tommy Hicks had come to Argentina. The…

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  • Boy Scout Ron Hubbard Meets President Calvin Coolidge

    This article was written by Jerry L. Wallace and is published with his permission. At around noontime, on Thursday, March 20, 1924, Ron Hubbard met in the West Wing of the White House the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. Many young boys of the 1920s, seeing photos of the President greeting youngsters in the photogravure section of…

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  • The Gifts of Indigenous Religions

    Long, long ago, in the Dreamtimes, the Rainbow Serpent awakened from the depths of the earth. As he rose and uncoiled himself, valleys, mountains and canyons formed. As he slithered about his domain, lakes, rivers and creeks appeared in his wake, providing life-giving water to the new animals of the birthing earth. If you watch the sky after a cloudburst, you…

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  • Scientology Network Launches Its New Season Today With a Three-Hour Special Spotlighting Purpose, Humanity and Inspiration

    Scientology Network rolls out its new season with a three-hour special. It airs Monday, April 15, at 8 p.m. E.T./P.T. and throughout the U.S., Canada, and Latin America at corresponding times. For every other time zone, the special airs tomorrow, April 16, at 8 p.m.—with all network shows available in 17 languages. Among the shows that will air this season:…

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  • The Gifts of Hinduism – World Religion News

    On July 16, 1945, in a desert in New Mexico, American theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer witnessed the culmination of the project he had led for nearly four years: the first successful test detonation of an atomic bomb, the deadliest weapon ever devised. The first thought Oppenheimer had while watching it came from the ancient Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita:…

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  • The Gifts of Christianity – World Religion News

    If you live on this planet, the odds are about one in three that you are a Christian. The most populous religion on earth, Christianity is necessarily also one of the most diverse, spanning continents, cultures and races in a kaleidoscope of colors, beliefs and practices as multifarious as the world itself. Yet within the very many divisions, sects, branches…

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  • Church of England Leader Criticizes Migration Plan, Expresses Concerns Over Britain’s International Reputation

    As British politicians debate a bill aimed at deporting illegal migrants to Africa, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has warned that the action would diminish the international standing of Britain as it seeks to “outsource our legal and moral responsibilities for refugees and asylum seekers when other countries far poorer are already supporting multitudes more than we are now.”   …

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  • Adam and Eve, Barbie and Ken?

    Barbie” director Greta Gerwig was raised in the Unitarian Universalist faith, a liberal religion that describes itself as a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” It is a wide-tent movement, subscribing to no one scripture as the path to spiritual growth, instead drawing wisdom from all world religions, including Judaism and Christianity, and one’s own experiences. Gerwig brought that faith and what…

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  • Two Lawmakers Who Backed Same-Sex Marriage Banned From Rites By Greek Church Higher-Ups

    The Orthodox Church of Greece reacted strongly to this February’s passage of a historic bill allowing same-sex civil marriage, banning two lawmakers who voted in favor of the measure. The bishopric of Greece’s northwestern island of Corfu condemned the two for committing “the deepest spiritual and moral error,” saying in a statement, “For us, these two (local) lawmakers cannot consider themselves active…

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  • “We Are No Longer Invisible—Greece Is the First Orthodox Christian Country To Say Yes to Same-Sex Marriage

    Fourteen countries have Orthodox Christian majorities. On February 15, Greece became the first of them to legalize same-sex civil marriage. A bipartisan majority of 176 members of parliament approved the bill versus 76 nays, 46 absentees and two abstentions. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, whose government drafted the measure, called its passage “a milestone for human rights, reflecting today’s Greece—a progressive, and democratic…

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