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Entries by Jahnabi Barooah from 02/2012

PHOTOS: HuffPost Editors' Most Sacred Images (Upload Your Own!)

Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion

We asked HuffPost editors and reporters to describe what was sacred to them -- by using photographs, not words. These amazing images reflect the rang...

Joanna Brooks Discusses Mormonism, American Politics

Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) Joanna Brooks is not what most people imagine when they think "Mormon." She is too liberal to supp...

Middle East Christians Keep Wary Eye On Arab Spring

Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion

By Oren Dorell and Sarah Lynch USA Today CAIRO (RNS) From her home, Samia Ramsis holds a key chain bearing the face of the Virgin Mary as visitors...

'Unbinding The Heart: A Dose Of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, And Unconditional Love' (EXCERPT)

Posted 02.02.2012 | Religion

The following is an excerpt from 'Unbinding The Heart' by Agapi Stassinopoulos. There was a game I used to play when I was four years old, with one...

"Stories From Another World": Vatican Organizes Science Exhibition In Pisa

Posted 02.02.2012 | Religion

By Alessandro Speciale Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Nearly four centuries after the Roman Catholic Church branded Galileo Galilei a he...

At National Prayer Breakfast, Obama Says Faith Mandates Him To Care For The Poor

Posted 02.02.2012 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama connected his faith with his policies toward the poor at the National Pray...

Mawlid Al-Nabi 2012: Muslims Celebrate The Birth Of The Prophet Muhammad (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.03.2012 | Religion

Mawlid al-Nabi (also Mawlid, Milad) is the observation of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. In 2012, Mawlid al-Nabi is observed on Feb. 4 by Sunn...

"Towards Healing And Renewal": Vatican To Host Global Summit On Sexual Abuse

Posted 02.04.2012 | Religion

By Alessandro Speciale Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Ten years after the clergy sexual abuse scandal erupted in the United States, Cath...

Fred Luter Poised To Be First Black To Lead Southern Baptist Church

Posted 02.04.2012 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) After months of urging from other Baptists around the country, the Rev. Fred Luter told his...

Muslims Petition Attorney General For NYPD Probe

Posted 02.04.2012 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) More than 30 Muslim and legal advocacy groups are urging New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderm...

Alison McCrary, Young Lawyer Fights For Social Justice On Her Way To Becoming A Nun

Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion

By Sheila Stroup Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Alison McCrary starts her mornings with prayer and meditation. Sometimes she writes in he...

Best Jesus Movies: Vote For Your Favorite Jesus In Film (BRACKET)

Posted 02.06.2012 | Religion

Jesus has shined many times on the silver screen, with depictions ranging from sacred to silly to scandalous. Oscar season is a great time to re-visi...

Bishops Must 'Cooperate' With Police On Sexual Abuse Cases, Said Cardinal William Levada

Posted 02.06.2012 | Religion

By Alessandro Speciale Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican's doctrinal chief on Monday (Feb. 6) told Catholic bishops from all ov...

U.S. Tourists To Israel Advised To Dress Modestly

Posted 02.06.2012 | Religion

By Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) The U.S. State Department is advising visitors to Jerusalem to dress modestly when visitin...

Healing On The Streets Ads Banned: Advertising Standards Authority Bans Ads Touting Divine Healing

Posted 02.06.2012 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Britain's powerful media advertising watchdog has banned a Christian group from claiming on its webs...

Chaplains Hear Call To Serve God While In Military

Posted 02.07.2012 | Religion

By Debra Rubin Religion News Service (RNS) Growing up in Kuwait, Asif Balbale thought he wanted to become a chemical engineer. He never imagined e...

Weight Loss: Rick Warren's New Purpose

Posted 02.07.2012 | Religion

By Lilly Fowler Religion News Service LAKE FOREST, Calif. (RNS) Megachurch pastor Rick Warren has become an outsized evangelical superstar: best-s...

Catholics Support White House Contraception Mandate

Posted 02.07.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) A majority of Americans, including Catholics, believe that employers should be required to provide hea...

"Towards Healing And Renewal": Vatican Holds Global Summit On Sexual Abuse

Posted 02.08.2012 | Religion

Feb. 6 marked the beginning of "Towards Healing And Renewal," a four-day Vatican global summit on sexual abuse. The purpose of the summit is aimed at ...

Air Force Removes 'God' From Logo: Rep. J. Randy Forbes Leads Objection To This Move

Posted 02.08.2012 | Religion

By Annalisa Musarra Religion News Service (RNS) Dozens of members of Congress are upset that the Air Force has removed the Latin word for "God" fr...

Contraception Mandate, Five Reasons Why Obama Is Losing The Fight

Posted 02.08.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The White House has surprised observers and disappointed some liberal allies by signaling that it is w...

Dementia, Brain Trauma Force Ethical Questions On Marriage And Love

Posted 02.08.2012 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Philip Weeks fondly remembers the days when his wife of 56 years, June, was a nurse and an artist w...

Best Jesus Movie: Vote For Your Favorite Jesus In Film (Round Two)

Posted 02.09.2012 | Religion

After two days of intense voting and commenting, we are now in round two of the Best Jesus Movie bracket challenge. There were a few close calls, and ...

Egyptian Christians Say Christian Political Party Is Not Solution To Attacks On Coptics

Posted 02.10.2012 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Despite continuous attacks on Coptic Christians, a delegation of Egyptian Christian lead...

Obama Prayer Day For Muslims Meme Found To Be False

Posted 02.10.2012 | Religion

By Caryn Shinske Religion News Service (RNS) The people behind a popular chain e-mail about President Obama and the National Day of Prayer might w...