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Entries by Jahnabi Barooah from 12/2011

One-Third of Shelter Residents Are Newly Homeless

Posted 12.01.2011 | Religion

By Josef Kuhn Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Nearly one in five clients of Christian rescue missions said they were victims of physical vi...

2012 Candidates Asked to Sign Religious freedom pledge

Posted 12.01.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) An advocacy organization for persecuted Christians has asked the 2012 presidential candidates to si...

World AIDS Day 2011: The Beginning of the End of AIDS

Posted 12.01.2011 | Religion

By Josef Kuhn Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A star-studded array of political and religious leaders -- from President Obama to rock legen...

Rachel Held Evans, Author, Experiments With Living Like A 'Biblical' Woman

Posted 12.02.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) Living like a biblical woman, as Christian author Rachel Held Evans discovered, can be a real pain in...

December Religious Holidays: It's The Most Wonderfully Holy Time Of The Year

Posted 12.02.2011 | Religion

By Nancy Haught Religion News Service (RNS) A quick glimpse at a calendar is one way to see how religiously diverse the United States has become. ...

Mohamed Mohamud: Terrorism Case Comes Together Against Muslim-American 'Wannabomber'

Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion

By Bryan Denson Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) A year ago, a tall, skinny teen named Mohamed Mohamud stepped out of an SUV just north ...

Bodhi Day 2011: Commemorating The Enlightenment Of The Buddha

Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion

Bodhi Day is a Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the Buddha achieved enlightenment, translated as bodhi in Sanskrit or Pali. Bodhi Day i...

Church-Based Civil Unions? Church Of England Says No

Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) New laws that allow same-sex civil unions to be performed on religious premises took effect in Engl...

Christmas Trees: The World Lights Up For The Festive Season (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion

Decorating a Christmas tree is one of the most celebrated holidays traditions around the world. It is claimed that the tradition of decorating an ever...

Christmas Trees From Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.06.2011 | AOL

Decorating a Christmas tree is one of the most celebrated holidays traditions around the world. It is claimed that the tradition of decorating an ever...

Muslim And Hindu Exchange Students, Jewish Teens Engage In Interfaith Activities

Posted 12.06.2011 | Huffington Post

On a balmy November night, a busload of eighth-graders spilled out onto Massachusetts Avenue NW, the girls tentatively pulling on head scarves they ha...

'The Last Testament,' Book By David Javerbaum Raises Eyebrows

Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion

By Piet Levy Religion News Service (RNS) Note to believers everywhere: God apparently wants a do-over. The first couple was Adam and Steve, not...

'Gospel Trail': Israel Inaugurates Path Following Jesus' Footsteps From Nazareth To Galilee (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion

By Michele Chabin Religion News Service GALILEE, Israel (RNS) Perched on Tel Kinrot, a hill above the Sea of Galilee, Winston Mah turned his face ...

Mainline Protestants Seek Reforms, Stir Anger

Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) A list of the Episcopal Church's 75 commissions, committees, agencies and boards spilled over eight Po...

Rowan Williams Says Jesus Would Be Siding With Occupy Movement

Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says Jesus would have joined protesters from the anti-corpor...

Billy Graham Released From Hospital

Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) Evangelist Billy Graham returned to his North Carolina home Tuesday (Dec. 6) after a six-day stay in ...

Feast Of Immaculate Conception Of The Most Blessed Virgin Mary: A Holy Day Of Obligation For Catholics (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.08.2011 | Religion

Click through the slideshow to see famous paintings of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: December 8 is the Feast Day of t...

'Shiny Objects' By James Roberts Examines Why Do We Spend Money On Happiness We Can't Afford?

Posted 12.08.2011 | Religion

By Yonat Shimron Religion News Service (RNS) James A. Roberts was watching an ABC News Nightline episode on basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal rec...

Marianne Cope, Catholic Nun On The Verge Of Sainthood

Posted 12.08.2011 | Religion

Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Catholic nun who worked with lepers is on the verge of becoming Hawaii's second canoni...

Hanukkah Music: Young, Hip Jews Leading A Makeover

Posted 12.08.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) Put on your boogie shoes -- the new Hanukkah songs are here! What last year seemed like a happy co...

Santa Claus At Christmas: Yes Or No? (POLL)

Posted 12.08.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) When the Rev. John McCausland crafted his Christmas Eve sermon at his Episcopal church in Weare, N....

Lowe's Among Companies That Have Pulled Ads From TLC's 'All-American Muslim' Reality Show

Posted 12.09.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Lowe's, the national hardware chain, has pulled commercials from future episodes of "All-American Mus...

Gary Haugen, Death Row Inmate In Limbo After Oregon's Execution Ban

Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion

By Helen Jung Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) In planning for his death, Gary Haugen decided weeks ago he would take just one possessio...

'Fashion Icon': The Virgin Mary's 700-Year-Old Wardrobe On Display At Exhibition In France (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion

"Fashion Icon," an exhibit on display at Lyon's Fabric Museum (Musée des Tissus) features elaborate dresses made for the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus f...

Pope Benedict To Visit Cuba, Mexico Next Year

Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion

By Alessandro Speciale Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI confirmed on Monday (Dec. 12) that he will travel to Cuba and Me...