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The Deleted Blog Posts of Raif Badawi, Who Faces Death for “Insulting Islam,” Will Be Published in a New Book

We still don't know the fate of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi. He received 50 lashes of a 1,000-lashes punishment for "insulting Islam," though the flogging has been indefinitely delayed. He currently faces a re-trial that could result in a death sentence if Badawi is found guilty.Now, a collection of the blog posts that got Badawi in trouble is set to hit German bookstores.

Ramana Maharshi and Self-Enquiry

INTRODUCTION Considering that Buddhism originated in India, that the Buddha was Indian, perhaps an explanation as to why it may be interesting—and important—to Buddhist Geeks everywhere to have a general introduction to the ancient milieu of scientific, transformative spirituality that India has produced is not necessary. Show More Summary

Amanda Knox Makes Emotional Statement Hours After Being Cleared of Murder Charge

Italy's highest court has ended Amanda Knox's long, high profile legal saga on Friday, March 27 as it overturned her murder conviction.

Roma Downey, Mark Burnett Underline Women's Roles in the Church and the Ongoing Persecution of Christians in 'A.D. – The Bible Continues'

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are bringing women in the Bible to life while shedding light on the persecution of Christians both past and present with "A.D. – The Bible Continues."

'Transformers' Cinematic Universe in the Works

Paramount Pictures has big plans for the "Transformers" franchise. Beyond plans for more film sequels, Paramount wants to create a "Transformers" Cinematic Universe, much like the one created by Marvel. The company is negotiating to get the help of Akiva Goldsman, writer of "A Beautiful Mind" to put their plan into action.

Evangelicals Dominate the Fastest Growing UMC Churches; Will They Make a Difference?

Len Wilson helpfully took the time to compile a list of the 25 fastest-growing large U.S. United Methodist congregations.

Three Facts You Need to Know about the Fight in Indiana

Last week Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed their state ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act’ into law. The law is nearly identical to the federal law introduced by Senator Charles Schumer, passed 97-3 by the Senate, and signed by President Clinton in 1993. The law protects the freedom of all people of faith to live, breathe, and practice their [...]

Rogue Catholic bishops plan to grow schismatic challenge to Rome

3 hours agoReligion : FaithWorld

Two renegade Catholic bishops plan to consecrate a new generation of bishops to spread their ultra-traditionalist movement called "The Resistance" in defiance of the Vatican, one of them said at a remote monastery in Brazil.

The Legend of Zelda News: 'Zelda' on Wii Not Happening in 2015

Nintendo is not able to keep its promise to release "The Legend of Zelda" on its Wii consoles before the end of 2015. This much was revealed by the game's producer Eiji Aonuma through a video announcement last March 27.

'The Walking Dead' News: Spinoff Series Titled 'Fear The Walking Dead'

The long untitled "Walking Dead" spinoff series has gotten itself a title. It is now officially called "Fear the Walking Dead," according to a report in Forbes. Aside from a title, the new series also aired its first trailer after the season five finale of "The Walking Dead."

NFL's Benjamin Watson Praises God for His Family, Shares Photos of Infant Son on His 2nd Birthday

Outspoken Christian NFL player Benjamin Watson recently posted photos of his infant son on Facebook and remarked about how every time he thinks of his son, he's reminded of how deserving God is to receive the utmost highest praise from believers.

'Sherlock' Season 4: Show Co-Creator Says Upcoming Season Will Deal With 'Consequences'

The cast and crew of "Sherlock" has been keeping mum about the show's fourth season for quite some time now, but in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, "Sherlock" co-creator Steven Moffat offered some clues to fans on what to expect when the show comes back.

'Better Call Saul' Season Finale News: Vince Gilligan Talks Show's Future, Co-Creator Teases Season Finale

Things are definitely getting more exciting as the first season of AMC's hugely-popular TV show series "Better Call Saul" continues with this week's penultimate episode titled "Pimento." And just like its parent show "Breaking Bad," Bob Odenkirk's prequel story of the criminal attorney, Saul Goodman, just keeps getting better as it nears its season's culmination.

Karrueche Tran Says 'There's No Making Up Right Now' With Chris Brown

Weeks after Karrueche Tran broke up with Chris Brown after it was revealed that the singer fathered a nine-month old baby girl with an aspiring model named Nia, Tran finally opened up about her failed relationship to Iyanla Vanzant in an Oprah Winfrey Network exclusive interview on Saturday night.

Homeless Veteran Claims 'Well-Known' Christian Seattle Seahawks Player 'Belittled' Him Then Offered Him $20 Which He Refused

A 58-year-old homeless veteran traveling through Washington state with his dog called "Legacy" has reportedly alleged that a well-known Christian player from the NFL's Seattle Seahawks "belittled" him for being homeless in front of four other players and then tried to offer him $20, which he rejected.

Sexual Abuse Case in Illinois – Open Letter From Ulema Regarding Rights of Media and Public Discussion

4 hours agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Editor’s Note: In the nearly two months since the former president of the Institute for Islamic Education in Elgin, Ill, Mohammad Abdullah Saleem, was charged with criminal sexual abuse for an incident involving a 23-year-old woman (which occurred in April 2014). A Cook County grand jury recently handed down an eight-count indictment against Saleem on charges [Read More...]

BG 170: Enlightened Society

Episode Description: This week we’re joined by the President of Shambhala, Richard Reoch. Along with overseeing the Shambhala organization, Richard is also a long time human rights, activist, and environmental leader. With this unique...Show More Summary

Up in Smoke: A Buddhist pot-smoker on quitting weed

Pot use is having its moment, finding new acceptance across America. So why, after a long love affair with weed, has this Buddhist kicked it to the curb? The post Up in Smoke: A Buddhist pot-smoker on quitting weed appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Atheists Who Attended a School’s “Good News Club” Meeting Respond to a Volunteer’s Concerns About Their Reporting

Yesterday, I posted about how some atheists who had started a "Young Skeptics" group had gone to a meeting of a local elementary school's Good News Club -- a Christian group -- to find out what exactly was being taught to children. Referring...Show More Summary

'Castle' Season 7 News, Spoilers: Beckett and Castle Tackle Case of Murdered Personal-Injury Attorney

ABC's hit police procedural TV drama series "Castle" continues this week with an episode that will tackle on the murder of a certain personal-injury attorney. Meanwhile, talks about the show's season 8 remains in "limbo."

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