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Vatican mulling changes to election of new pope - Religion News Service

Vatican mulling changes to election of new pope - Religion News Service | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI is considering changing church law regulating the election of a new pope, but stopped short of saying whether he would authorize an earlier start to the conclave.
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Connecticut court affirms rabbinical prenup defending agunot | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

Connecticut court affirms rabbinical prenup defending agunot | JTA - Jewish & Israel News | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
In a precedent-setting ruling, a Connecticut judge determined that a religious prenuptial contract is enforceable in a secular court.
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Did gun control prevent Jews from stopping the Holocaust? - Religion News Service

Did gun control prevent Jews from stopping the Holocaust? - Religion News Service | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
(RNS) Many American Jews and others are fervently rebutting a claim made by gun rights activists: that gun control kept firearms from European Jewry, and made the Holocaust, if not possible, than more catastrophic than it would otherwise have been.
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White House Proposes Compromise on Contraception Coverage

White House Proposes Compromise on Contraception Coverage | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
Churches and religious organizations that object to providing birth control coverage on religious grounds would not have to pay for it.
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From Denny's To Charmin, Brands Try To Crack The Social Conversation

From Denny's To Charmin, Brands Try To Crack The Social Conversation | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
"People love bacon. Sooo much. Every time I post anything about bacon, it usually gets really good engagement." I'm chatting with Arielle Calderon, a 23-year-old Florida State University grad with black nails and a tattoo etched on her wrist.I've...
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A good read on why conversations are so important-applies to organizations, too

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On Eve of Super Bowl XLVII, Survey Finds Nearly 3-in-10 Americans Say God Plays a Role in Outcomes of Sports Events

On Eve of Super Bowl XLVII, Survey Finds Nearly 3-in-10 Americans Say God Plays a Role in Outcomes of Sports Events | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Likely to Tune in to Super Bowl   WASHINGTON — Even though only 3 percent of Americans identify as fans of the Baltimore Ravens (1 percent) or San Francisco 49ers (2 percent), 66 percent of Americans are likely to...
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SPORTS REALLY IS A RELIGION...

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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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France saw 58 percent rise in anti-Semitic attacks in ‘12, report says | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

France saw 58 percent rise in anti-Semitic attacks in ‘12, report says | JTA - Jewish & Israel News | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
France saw an increase of 58 percent in anti-Semitic incidents in 2012 compared to the previous year, according to a report by the French Jewish community.
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Hard to believe so soon after the Holocaust...

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What Do You Call a Retired Pope? And Is He Still Infallible?

What Do You Call a Retired Pope? And Is He Still Infallible? | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
In transforming an office with an aura of divinity into something far more human, Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign has rattled the Vatican hierarchy.
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Christian worker quits over 666 on tax form - Religion News Service

Christian worker quits over 666 on tax form - Religion News Service | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Walter Slonopas said he quit his job last week in order to save his soul, resigning after his W-2 tax form was stamped with the number 666.
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Talk about bad luck....

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Reform corrals broad array of groups into gun call-in | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

Reform corrals broad array of groups into gun call-in | JTA - Jewish & Israel News | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
The Reform movement corralled a broad array of religious denominations to call into Congress on Monday and demand action on gun violence.
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Kudos to the Reform Movement for putting faith into action!

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Friday's Religion News Roundup: Mahony silenced * Koch's epitaph * Superbowl saints & sinners - Religion News Service

Friday's Religion News Roundup: Mahony silenced * Koch's epitaph * Superbowl saints & sinners - Religion News Service | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
The abuse scandal finally catches up with retired L.A. Cardinal Roger Mahony. You're likely to find more sinners than saints this Sunday at the Superbowl. And the Vatican has a newfound appreciation for Amy Winehouse.
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SEE COMMENT BY ED KOCH

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VolunteerMatch: How Real-Time Data Visualization and Learning Improves Impact

VolunteerMatch:  How Real-Time Data Visualization and Learning Improves Impact | Religion and Life | Scoop.it
Last week, I had the pleasure of doing a Brown Bag Lunch Book Talk for Measuring the Networked Nonprofit hosted by VolunteerMatch at their offices.
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Suggestions for synagogues, churches & non-profits: become familiar with the term "big data"

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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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