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Pakistan outcry over flogging of girl by Taliban

Isambard Wilkinson
April 2, 2009

The Telegraph

Diplomats and human rights campaigners have condemned a peace deal between the Pakistan government and Taliban militants after harrowing video footage revealed a teenage woman begging for mercy during a public flogging.

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Judge orders records of priests accused of molestation released

Victoria Kim
April 2, 2009

Los Angeles Times

He overrules attorneys for the Franciscan order and the alleged molesters, who argued that personnel documents should remain private due to privilege and constitutional issues.

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Polygamist ranch life revealed in documents

Associated Press
April 2, 2009

Print: msnbc

It was a year ago that the outside world got its first glimpse beyond the battered green gate of the YFZ Ranch. And the view was mesmerizing.

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Religion and human rights: The meaning of freedom


April 1, 2009

Economist

Why freedom of speech must include the right to “defame” religions

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Plea Deal Includes Resurrection Clause

Dan Morse
April 1, 2009

Washington Post

Mother to Testify Against Alleged Cult and to Go Free if Son Rises From Dead

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Earl Paulk dies at 81; progressive evangelical’s legacy fell to sex scandals

Associated Press
April 1, 2009

Los Angeles Times

It was revealed in 2007 that Paulk, co-founder of Chapel Hill Harvester Church in Georgia, was the biological father of his brother’s son. He was dogged by accusations of sex misconduct for decades.

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Newly hatched chickens can count

Ian Sample
April 1, 2009

The Guardian

Chicks can add and subtract small numbers shortly after hatching and without receiving any formal mathematical training

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In Quiverfull Movement, Birth Control Is Shunned

Barbara Bradley Hagerty
March 31, 2009

NPR

In Quiverfull Movement, Birth Control Is Shunned

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The Quiverfull movement: creating children to be soldiers of Christ

Pamela Dolan
March 31, 2009

STL Today

The Quiverfull movement: creating children to be soldiers of Christ

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Gay clergy’s hopes dashed by Presbyterian decision

Times Staff And Wire Reports
March 29, 2009

Los Angeles Times

The church uses a technical ruling to block a lesbian deacon’s longtime attempt to become a priest. She might appeal.

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Pope distorts evidence about condoms, claims Lancet

Stephen Bates
March 27, 2009

Guardian.co.uk

Medical journal calls for pope’s ‘outrageous and wildly inaccurate’ claims over HIV/Aids to be retracted

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Condom flap highlights pope’s message mess

Associated Press
March 26, 2009

msnbc

Despite YouTube, Pope Benedict is struggling with his message

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Creationism in the classroom

Jerry Coyne
March 26, 2009

Guardian.co.uk

Evolution is a scientific fact – except, perhaps, in Texas, where the school board is trying to cast doubt on it

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Religious education in Germany: God and Berlin


March 26, 2009

Economist

A referendum next month may import religious teaching into Berlin’s schools

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Muslim education: A long, long lesson


March 26, 2009

Economist

For Muslim youngsters, studying their faith is a time-consuming business

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A consistent but harsh Catholic Church


March 24, 2009

Lost Angeles Times

A Brazilian excommunication case stirs worldwide indignation.

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Israeli army rabbis criticized for stance on Gaza assault

Richard Boudreaux
March 24, 2009

Los Angeles Times

Some Israeli soldiers say military rabbis cast the offensive against Hamas rockets as a fight to expel non-Jews.

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What do you get if you divide science by God?

Mark Vernon
March 23, 2009

BBC News

A prize-winning quantum physicist says a spiritual reality is veiled from us, and science offers a glimpse behind that veil. So how do scientists investigating the fundamental nature of the universe assess any role of God, asks Mark Vernon.

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Health surgeries and post offices to be put in churches


March 23, 2009

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5041516/Health-surgeries-and-post-offices-to-be-put-in-churches.html

Health surgeries post offices and day care centres should be put in churches under plans published in a report backed by Culture Secretary Andy Burnham. /// post offices

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Pope to Muslims: Religion rejects violence

By The Associated Press
March 19, 2009

MSNBC

Praises coexistence between Islam, Christianity to huge crowd in Cameroon

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