Can the Church save the planet? Green energy shows the way
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:47:27 GMT - Churches across the UK are being encouraged to swap their homes and churches to renewable energy.
What the names of God tell us about his character
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:19:41 GMT - The names of God point to the different facets of his character, and teach us about the One we worship.
Iraqi Christians boycott peaceful coexistence conference, demanding 'concrete change' for religious minorities
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:07:32 GMT - Iraqi Christians have boycotted a conference organised the government to promote peaceful coexistence of religious communities.
Last Byzantine church in Ankara fights for survival
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:30:49 GMT - The last remaining Byzantine church in Ankara, Turkey, is fighting to survive as the crowded city continues to spread.
Former homeless and ex
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:38:49 GMT - Men and women who found faith at a homeless centre in Halifax are to feature in a series of short dramatic films for Lent and Easter launched by the Church of England today.
Pope tells missionaries of mercy: Abandon the 'cudgel of judgement'
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:36:27 GMT - Priests must abandon the "cudgel of judgement" when hearing confession, Pope Francis said in a homily to his specially appointed "missionaries of mercy" before their send-off.
Syria: Suffering reaches 'almost medieval scale' as one million people live under siege
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:59:45 GMT - More than double the number of civilians are living in beseiged towns in Syria than the UN has recorded, according to the aid organisation Siege Watch.
Love Lent? 5 ways to make it more biblical
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:57:42 GMT - I have, to be honest, always been a bit ambivalent about giving things up for Lent.
Ash Wednesday: How liturgy breathes life into worship
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:47:34 GMT - Harry Farley explores the bizarre, stark but powerful nature of the Anglican imposition of ashes service.
What can we learn from Elijah? #3: God doesn't need convincing
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:10:29 GMT - Elijah's encounter with the prophets of Baal teaches us the power of grace over works.
4 reasons why honesty is good for our souls
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:00:00 GMT - We all need friends who will challenge and encourage us when life gets hard.
Trump and Sanders ride US anti
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:31:05 GMT - Sanders and Trump thrashed traditional US politicians in a display of anti-establishment power.
First Catholic service in centuries takes place at Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:41:01 GMT - With clouds of incense and exquisite choral music, the first Roman Catholic service for more than 450 years was last night celebrated in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.
'Jesus' banned in NASA? Christian group fights alleged religious prohibition in space agency's communications
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 23:59:00 GMT - A group of Christians working in the space agency is fighting a supposed directive from NASA attorneys to refrain from using the name "Jesus" in their club's announcements, which appeared in the Johnson Space Centre (JSC) newsletter.
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America could fall to Islam, just like the mighty Byzantine Empire of old, biblical scholar warns
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 23:26:00 GMT - For all its greatness, America could collapse and be defeated by Islam just like what happened to the thousand-year-old Byzantine Empire, biblical scholar Eddie Hyatt warns.
Obama 'spoke a lot of nonsense, some of it dangerous,' in Baltimore mosque speech, radio show host points out
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 23:01:00 GMT - The media didn't report it, but U.S. President Barack Obama "spoke a lot of nonsense, some of it dangerous," when he spoke at a mosque in Baltimore last week, according to nationally syndicated radio show host Dennis Prager.
Gospel for Asia faces lawsuit for 'fraud and misuse of charitable donations'
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:43:49 GMT - Gospel for Asia, the second largest mission organisation in the US, is facing a lawsuit for fraud and misuse of charitable donations.
8 reasons why many modern marriages fail
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:07:00 GMT - Why do marriages made in today's modern age often end up in divorce while marriages made in the past seem to last for a lifetime? Christian blogger Dave Willis suspects that it's because society is missing the whole point of marriage, and because of this, families are being built without a solid foundation.
Wife Of Islamic State Leader Charged In U.S. Hostage's Death
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:17:07 +1100 - The United States on February 8 charged the wife of an Islamic State (IS) leader killed last year with contributing to American hostage Kayla Mueller's death.
Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, also known a
Uzbek President Calls Homosexuality 'Vulgar' Western Habit
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:17:23 +1100 - Uzbek President Islam Karimov has lashed out at homosexuality, calling it a "vulgar" manifestation of Western culture, in a new attack against gays in the former Soviet Union.
Uzbekistan punishes hom
Lamar Odom goes hiking with Khloe and Kim Kardashian
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 06:45:02 +1100 - LOS ANGELES -- Lamar Odom got outdoors with Khloe and Kim Kardashian on Sunday.
The 36-year-old former NBA player joined his 31-year-old estranged wife and 35-year-old sister-in-law on a sunny hike ne
California doctor sentenced for the overdose deaths of three patients
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:45:03 +1100 - LOS ANGELES -- A California doctor was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for the overdose deaths of three of her patients. in a case that could change how doctors prescribe medication.
Arielle Kebbel joins 'Fifty Shades Freed'
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 01:45:03 +1100 - LOS ANGELES -- Arielle Kebbel will join stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in the conclusion to the Fifty Shades of Grey series, Fifty Shades Freed.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Ballers
Traditional leaders want answers from Mandela over conversion to Islam
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:00:22 +1100 - Johannesburg - Eastern Cape traditional leaders want answers from Nelson Mandela's grandson Nkosi Zwelivelile 'Mandla' Mandela about why he reportedly converted to Islam when he married a Muslim woman
Pope tells priests: dont be smug
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:04:29 +1100 - Vatican City - A specially-recruited group of priests have last-minute instructions from Pope Francis before fanning out through the world to show a more merciful face of the Catholic Church to sinner
Battle royale in Britains maddest match
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:11:53 +1100 - Ashbourne - Britain's craziest game of football unleashed chaos on Tuesday as several thousand townsfolk tussled for a ball in a heaving melee that can last for eight hours.
The Royal Shrovetide Footb
Taiwan developer held over quake building collapse
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:11:45 +1100 - Tainan - The developer of a Taiwan apartment complex that collapsed during a strong earthquake was arrested on Tuesday, as rescuers reported hearing signs of life in the rubble where about 100 people
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EFF marchers arrive at Concourt
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:08:27 +1100 - Johannesburg - The roars of EFF supporters broke through the solemnity of advocate Gilbert Marcus's argument in the Constitutional Court for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela who has come under fire ov
Judgment reserved in Nkandla ConCourt application
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:07:16 +1100 - Johannesburg -Judgment was reserved in the EFF and DA's application to the Constitutional Court for an order that President Jacob Zuma pay back some of the R246m spent on his home in Nkandla.
No new trial for priest guilty of sex tourism
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:52:21 +1100 - Pittsburgh - A federal judge refused to grant a new trial for a Pennsylvania priest who claimed federal prosecutors wrongly withheld evidence in his sexual tourism case.
The 70-year-old priest, Joseph
Chad's President to Seek Fifth Term
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:00:17 +1100 - Chad's President Idriss Deby said Tuesday that he would run for a fifth term in April's election and promised to restore term limits if he wins.
Deby seized power in a 1990 coup.
Term limits were scra
The voice for the invisible and voiceless
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:57:36 +1100 - "One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered."?
As a college sociology professor, I am expected to inspire and stimulate my
HRW Wants Egypt to Condemn Minister's 'Hate Speech'
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:04 +1100 - A human rights group wants Egypt's president to condemn comments by his justice minister that appeared to advocate the mass killing of Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
In a letter Monday to President Ab
Now, France asks Facebook to stop sending user data to US
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:43:01 +1100 - London, Feb 10 (IANS) In another setback to Facebook in Europe, the French data protection authority has ordered the social networking giant to stop sending user data to the US and comply with the Eur
Dortmund oust Stuttgart 3
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:01:01 +1100 - Berlin, Feb 10 (IANS) Dortmund progressed for the third consecutive time into the semi-finals after beating Stuttgart 3-1 on the road in the German Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Borussia Dortmund fol
Nida Fazli passed away on Jagjit's birth anniversary: Kavita Seth
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 06:01:04 +1100 - Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Singer Kavita Seth says that she is deeply saddened by the demise of noted Urdu shayar Nida Fazli but noted he passed away on his friend, singer Jagjit Singh's birth anniversary.
Pakistan approves draft law on Hindu marriages
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 23:19:01 +1100 - Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) Pakistan's National Assembly (NA) committee has approved a draft law on Hindu marriages, paving the way for registering marriages in the minuscule religious minority of the cou
Kings XI appoint Miller as skipper
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 18:29:01 +1100 - Chandigarh, Feb 9 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab, one of the eight competing franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL), on Tuesday appointed South African David Miller as their captain for Season 9 of the
This Tripura rapper fights discrimination with music
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:31:01 +1100 - Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) Alcohol, women and parties are not his "taste" when it comes to rapping. Borkung Hrangkhawl, who hails from the northeastern state of Tripura and is a politician's son, likes to
'Equal participation in solar projects can empower women'
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:35:01 +1100 - Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) Women in Indian villages can challenge patriarchy and discriminating gender roles if their participation in solar electricity projects, from planning, implementation to maintenan
Goa BJP wants assembly polls in January 2017
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:45:01 +1100 - Panaji, Feb 8 (IANS) Less than two weeks after poll authorities recommended the second week of December as tentative period for holding state legislative elections, state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar
Goa Police writes to Google for terror suspect's online history
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:31:01 +1100 - Panaji, Feb 8 (IANS) Goa Police has written to internet giant Google's headquarters in India seeking information about the online searches conducted by 44-year-old Sameer Sardana, the son of a retired
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