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St. Brigid’s Church, on Lower East Side, Celebrates a New Beginning

St. Brigid’s Church, on Lower East Side, Celebrates a New Beginning | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
After 12 years and nearly $15 million, the St. Brigid’s Roman Catholic Church on the Lower East Side is once again a parish church. Worshipers gathered Sunday for the dedication of the renovated building.
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Video: Gospel of Intolerance

Video: Gospel of Intolerance | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
The filmmaker Roger Ross Williams reveals how money donated by American evangelicals helps to finance a violent antigay movement in Uganda.
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A new Jewish prayer for MLK Day - Religion News Service

A new Jewish prayer for MLK Day - Religion News Service | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
American synagogues have a new prayer for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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How 5 Older Workers Saw a Chance to Remake Their Careers

How 5 Older Workers Saw a Chance to Remake Their Careers | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
Many people aged 55 to 64, who had been dreaming of easy retirement, have had to remake their lives to find work during the recession and its aftermath.
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Stories for those clergy 50+ concerned about their future employment-HH

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Sustaining 21st Century American Judaism: Examining New Options

Sustaining 21st Century American Judaism: Examining New Options | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
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A HELPFUL SUMMARY OF TRENDS/CHALLENGES FACING 21ST JUDAISM.

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A Preliminary Theology of Social Networks

A Preliminary Theology of Social Networks | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
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My reflections about finding God in social networks.

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Kashrut in danger over New Year's Eve

Kashrut in danger over New Year's Eve | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
Jewish Scene: Haifa Rabbinate threatens to revoke local businesses' kosher certificates if they host parties on Christian holiday
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ANOTHER ABUSE OF THE ISRAELI RABBINATE

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The Global Religious Landscape - Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

The Global Religious Landscape - Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
A country-by-country analysis of data from more than 2,500 censuses, surveys and population registers finds that 84% of adults and children around the globe are religiously affiliated.
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Observation

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Is seat ID coming to a pew near you?

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Four women detained at Western Wall for entering with prayer shawls | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

Four women detained at Western Wall for entering with prayer shawls | JTA - Jewish & Israel News | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
Four women were detained at the Western Wall by Israeli police for trying to enter the site with prayer shawls.
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Kevin Youkilis’s Jewish Roots Provoke Fascination

Kevin Youkilis’s Jewish Roots Provoke Fascination | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
The family story of Kevin Youkilis, the hard-nosed 33-year-old veteran with the unusual batting stance, is filled with name changes and tales of persecution in Eastern Europe.
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Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg Doused, Maybe With Bleach, in Williamsburg

Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg Doused, Maybe With Bleach, in Williamsburg | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg is an outspoken advocate for child sexual abuse victims in the Satmar Hasidic community.
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Once-in-a-lifetime 12/12/12 date spawns mass weddings, superstitions

Once-in-a-lifetime 12/12/12 date spawns mass weddings, superstitions | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
From India to Las Vegas, superstitious lovebirds and numbers geeks are reveling in a once-in-a-lifetime Wednesday event: the date 12/12/12.
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Europe losing its memory

Europe losing its memory | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
Opinion: Op-ed: Day of remembrance highly disconnected from what European societies really feel about Holocaust
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A READ FOR HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY IN EUROPE

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Analysis of Israeli Election Results with Nahum Barnea | Israel Policy Forum

Analysis of Israeli Election Results with Nahum Barnea | Israel Policy Forum | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
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A thoughtful analysis from a veteran analyst-HH

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Obama: ‘Israel Doesn’t Know What Its Best Interests Are’

Obama: ‘Israel Doesn’t Know What Its Best Interests Are’ | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
Shortly after the United Nations General Assembly voted in late November to upgrade the status of the Palestinians, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that it would advance plans to establish a settlement in an...
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ANOTHER ON TARGET ARTCILE BY GOLDBERG-HH

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France Debates Gay Marriage Law

France Debates Gay Marriage Law | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
There appears to be broad support for gay unions in France, but when it comes to marriage, it may be another matter.
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Young Scientologists Face Control and Interrogation - Room for Debate

Young Scientologists Face Control and Interrogation - Room for Debate | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
Joining Scientology should be an adult decision, especially when it involves constant interrogation and potential separation from family. By Tony Ortega.
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New Churches Focus on Building a Community Life

New Churches Focus on Building a Community Life | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
As more Americans identify as “spiritual but not religious,” evangelicals are changing their focus to building inviting community spaces.
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AND BETTER TO LEASE SPACE THAN OWN

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6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d both agree that this is one of the most important days of their lives.
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The specific "rules" might not work, but the concept of "self-care" is critical for clergy longevity. HH

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Virtual grieving: Funerals via webcast

Virtual grieving: Funerals via webcast | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
MARGATE, FLA
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Anyone know of synagogues or churches do this?

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Dead Sea Scrolls online library launched

Dead Sea Scrolls online library launched | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
Travel: Library launched by Israel Antiquities Authority in joint venture with Google contains over 5,000 scans of sections of scrolls, exhibited in optimal resolution
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The Decline of Evangelical America

The Decline of Evangelical America | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
Evangelicals can use the crises facing America to refashion themselves into a more sensitive, spiritual and humble movement.
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What Didn’t Happen in Bethlehem

What Didn’t Happen in Bethlehem | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
It takes a strong imagination to approach Scripture literally.
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West Point cadet quits over religion

West Point cadet quits over religion | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
By Moni Basu, CNN

(CNN) – Military development. Academics. Athletics. Three pillars of Army values that cadets at America's most prestigious military academy live by.
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