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Entries by Josh Fleet from 01/2012

Atheists Face Uphill Climb With New Political Party

Posted 01.03.2012 | Religion

By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service How viable is a political party with the word "atheist" in its name? Troy Boyle, a corporate lega...

Vatican Launches Catholic Home For Frustrated U.S. Episcopalians

Posted 01.03.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service American Episcopalians upset with their denomination's acceptance of gay and female clergy can now convert t...

Epiphany 2012: Dates, Customs And History Explained (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion

The Feast of the Epiphany, marking the end of the 12 Days of Christmas, is generally observed on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Epiphany -- which is vari...

No Religion: U.K. Christians Lose Ground As Unbelief Grows

Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Christians in England and Wales are losing ground about as fast as nonbelievers are gaining it, acco...

Victims' Group Refuses To Turn Over Names In Abuse Suit

Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion

By Tim Townsend St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS (RNS) The director of a leading victims' advocacy group refused to answer some questions or turn...

Romney's Evangelical Problem Starts With Theology

Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service The good news for Mitt Romney: he won the Iowa caucuses. The bad news for Romney: evangelicals remain reluct...

Parshat Vayechi: The Weekly Torah Portion Explained (VIDEO)

| Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion

Israel calls his favorite son to his side, saying, "Joseph, if I've found favor in your eyes, swear that you will not allow me to be buried in Egypt. Carry me out of Egypt. Bury me with my fathers."

For Many, A Life Of Losing Religion

Posted 01.05.2012 | Religion

By Cathy Lynn Grossman USA Today When Ben Helton signed up for an online dating service, under "religion" he called himself "spiritually apathetic...

In Academia, Islam Remains A Risky Third Rail

Posted 01.05.2012 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service A recent spate of campus controversies involving professors who made provocative statements about Muslims s...

Religious Athletes: Top Ten Prayerful Players

Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion

For the love of the game, or the love of the Lord? While sports may be religion for some spectators, the athletes who play them often submit to a h...

Would Mormons Try To Influence A Romney White House?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion

By Matt Canham Salt Lake Tribune WASHINGTON (RNS) When Switzerland passed new employment rules that ban foreign religious groups from sending unpa...

A Devotion By Jimmy Carter: Make Peace

Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion

The following is excerpted from "Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations from the 39th President." “Blessed are the peacemaker...

Saint Marianne Cope's Work With Lepers Started Small, Left Big Legacy

Posted 01.10.2012 | Religion

By Renee K. Gadoua Religion News Service Barbara Koob moved from Utica, N.Y., to nearby Syracuse in the summer of 1862, when she was 24, to enter ...

Parshat Shemot: The Weekly Torah Portion Explained

| Posted 01.12.2012 | Religion

A new king arises in Egypt. This king does not know Joseph. All he sees is this nation before him, this foreign nation, more numerous than his own. And he is fearful.

Why Don't Famous Jews Thank God Like Tim Tebow?

Posted 01.13.2012 | Religion

My question isn't why these people think God or Jesus has anything to do with their success, or why a higher power would feel compelled to intervene i...

Tebow And Local Woman Form Unlikely Friendship

Posted 01.17.2012 | Religion

Even though the football season has ended for Denver quarterback Tim Tebow, his star still shines bright in the household of Kelly Faughnan, whose ser...

Colbert: Does God Want Us To Have Sex 7 Days In A Row?

Posted 01.18.2012 | Religion

Only Stephen Colbert can turn the Sermon on the Mount into a double entendre. In his latest iteration of "Yahweh or No Way," Colbert doles out div...

Parshat Vaera: The Weekly Torah Portion Explained

| Posted 01.19.2012 | Religion

God speaks to Aaron and Moses, telling them to take the Children out of Israel according to their tribes. Moses and Aaron work as one person to fulfill God's charge.

Religious-Themed Business Course Canceled At Iowa State University

Posted 01.20.2012 | Religion

Iowa State University canceled a business management course that some faculty say would have advocated an evangelical Christian point of view and used...

The J-Word: Why Jesus Is Taboo in Polite Jewish Conversation

| Posted 01.24.2012 | Religion

Though we may not admit it, Jews are fascinated by Jesus. Some are now reclaiming him as a devoutly Jewish sage. But old wounds aren't healed by a couple generations of cultural acceptance.

Victoria's Secret vs. The Bible: Redefining Beauty Through Proverbs 31

Posted 01.24.2012 | Religion

When Baylor University college student Alex Eklund, a freshman from Wildwood, saw Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Nov. 29, he posted a Facebook st...

Anthony Graziano Arrested In Firebombings Of 2 New Jersey Synagogues

Posted 01.24.2012 | Religion

PARAMUS, N.J. — The suspect in two firebombings of New Jersey synagogues is a virulent anti-Semite who was so intent on sowing fear and destruct...

Gender Equality Elusive In Jewish Salary Survey

Posted 01.25.2012 | Religion

This article first appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. By Jane Eisner and Maia Efrem The Forward The Forward’s third annual survey of 76 na...

Craig Finn Makes Friends With Jesus On Solo Album

Posted 01.25.2012 | Religion

With some time off from the Hold Steady and his creative juices still flowing, frontman Craig Finn needed a challenge. Rather than stay home in Brookl...

Phoenix Art Museum Exhibit 'Sacred Words And Images: Five World Religions' Poses The Deep Questions Of Meaning

Posted 01.26.2012 | Religion

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- In the light of the Orme Lewis Gallery in Phoenix Art Museum, the brilliantly illustrated pages of the 18th century Chinese Quran se...