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'Heaven Is For Real' opens on top; 'Transcendence' awaits

It is Holy Week, which ends with Easter and the box office doesn't always play in to that as much as it once did. But, "Heaven Is For Real" got an early jump on the weekend while "Transcendence" enters Friday.

Op-Ed: Top 5 Atheist Books of 2013

2013 was a very good year for books and though narrowing them down to five is no easy task, it seemed only right to provide some must read material to start your new year off right.

Martina McBride wins big at ICM Faith, Family and Country Awards

On Oct. 24, the annual ICM Faith, Family and Country Awards took place at The Fellowship at Two Rivers in Nashville, Tennessee.

New York police label mosques 'terrorism organizations'

New York - In a move angering countless Muslims and civil rights activists, the New York Police Department has labeled mosques as "terrorism organizations," allowing informants to spy on imams and anyone attending prayer services.

McGarrigle documentary captures songs of faith, family, and love Special

New York - Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle passed away in 2010. A year later, a series of tribute concerts were organized. Filmmaker Lian Lunson captured the New York edition, and, with insightful interviews, turned it into a feature-length documentary.

Faith in God, family's battle with cancer inspire Arizona pitcher Special

Tucson - There hasn’t been a day. There hasn’t been a day in his baseball career that James Farris hasn’t pitched for his teammates, coaches, school and fans.

An inside look at the books, films and life of Tee Ashira

Carolina - During her career, Tee Ashira has completed novels, produced motion pictures and has dedicated her time to philanthropy. Her work combines the important elements of her own life: family, faith and love.

Tee Ashira – Combining art and faith into projects of passion

Carolina - It’s very rare that entertainers truly maintain a number of talents. In this day and age, it could be difficult to discover someone that writes, acts, directs, produces and even volunteers. One artist is leading life by faith: Tee Ashira Hobson.

Faith breeds social good in Africa Special

Nigerian Akin Adelakun was once a drug addict who suffered several mental disorders due to substance abuse. But his encounter with Christ has made him a campaigner against drug abuse among young people.

Movieguide Awards spotlight values, faith and family

Universal City - In "It's a Wonderful Life," George Bailey shouts, "Families, I don't want the families over here," and then went full steam into a breakdown.

Jedi the most popular alternative religion in the UK

While its popularity has waned just a little over the years, "Jedi" is still the most popular alternative faith in the United Kingdom, and still does well among the more traditional religions.

U.S. Protestants in minority for first time in history

A new poll released today shows that fewer Americans consider themselves to be Protestant, making those that do a religious minority for the first time in history.

Multiculturalism should be abandoned, says expert

London - Professor Ted Cantle, an expert on community cohesion, argues that state funding of multiculturalism is turning Britain into a divided society.

Barack Obama praises George W. Bush as a man of faith

Barack Obama heralded George W. Bush over his faith in God. While the President did not agree with his predecessor on a lot of things, he respected him as a good man.

Oscar Week gets a spiritual infusion

There are untold stories of faith in Hollywood and come Feb. 24, celebrities will gather to proclaim it. The Gospel Goes to Hollywood Awards Luncheon will take place in conjunction with the historical Taglyan Cultural Complex.

Faith to live, SPCA denies euthanasia rumors about the dog

Brantford - The pit bull named Faith was never going to be euthanized and was in no danger of dying, says the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Canada.

Hero canine Faith is facing death in Ontario Special

Brantford - An Ontario woman credits a stranger dog named Faith with keeping her alive after she passed out due to a rare heart condition on a busy road in Brantford, Ontario.

A Valentine asking your politicans to love the planet Special

Policy makers in the US will be receiving Valentine’s cards asking them to love the planet. Interfaith Power and Light, an organisation that harnesses faith in the fight against climate change is asking congregations to mail senators a Valentine.

Texan entrepreneur talks about his book, faith, forgiveness Special

When looking for ideas to write about I've found a number of stories recently that I feel deserve to be told and Sebastian K. Young's is one of them.

Op-Ed: Beck Did King And America Proud

If there was ever any doubt that we, the American people, are on the verge of reclaiming our nation, that doubt was put to rest at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial yesterday, when hundreds of thousands of patriots stood for restoring honor to our land.

Christian woman stops Florida robbery with faith?

Pompano Beach - When a man tried to rob a Metro PCS cell phone store at gunpoint in Pompano Beach, Fla., store manager Nayara Goncalves, 20, calmly talked to the man about Jesus and her faith until the suspect left, empty-handed after thanking and apologizing the woman.

Cigarettes might contain pig blood

Traces of pig's blood could be included in some cigarettes, warns an Australian academic. He also cautions that religious groups would find its hidden presence "very offensive".

National day of mourning held in Haiti on Feb. 12

Port-au-prince - One month after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, which killed approximately 230,000 people, the nation is holding a national day of mourning. The January 12 quake also left 300,000 people injured and about one million homeless.

Black Nazarene Image Draws Millions of Devotees to Manila

Thousands of devotees flocked to Manila since 8:30 a.m. Saturday to join a day-long procession of the Black Nazarene, an annual religious event that draws Christian believers to the miraculous image of Jesus Christ.

Attacks on Jehovah's Witnesses on the Rise?

In many countries religious freedoms appear to be under attack. This is not restricted to one particular religious group, but Jehovah's Witnesses appear to be targeted due to their stance on military and political issues.

Are Catholics Losing the Faith?

Could some Catholics be losing faith in their religion? According to a new report released by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Affairs, Catholicism in America is shedding more members than any other traditional faith.

Staff Faces Firing If They Talk About Religion at Work

It's one thing to separate church and government, but what about work and religion? There is a bit of a wrangle over the matter at the National Health Service in Great Britain. Staff face dismissals if they talk about their faith with patients or staff.

The Dems Decide To 'Go With God'

Taking a page from President George W. Bush and the Republican Party, the Democratic National Committee, at their convention in Denver, Colorado, have embraced God in all His glory by having a choir belt out a gospel song to open up their 2008 convention.

Op-Ed: Politicians Should Keep Religion Out of Their Campaigns

For too long, American presidential candidates lure voters with the promise of a faith-based term. But Barack Obama and John McCain have the chance to break from tradition and widen the space between church and state.

Romney Emphasizes Importance of Religious Freedom

Mitt Romney is emphasizing the importance of religious freedom. As a Republican hopeful for the Presidency, Romney seeks to dispel skepticism about the public about his faith. He wants to defend religious freedom.
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