By Lawrence Krauss December 28, 2012.
Why must it be a natural expectation that any national tragedy will be accompanied by prayers?
By Jessica Gresko November 21, 2012.
Print: The Huffington Post
It happens every week at meetings in towns, counties and cities across the U.S. But citizens are increasingly taking issue with public prayers before civil meetings.
By Herb Silverman May 3, 2012.
Print: The Washington Post
There would be no need for a National Day of Reason if there were not a government-endorsed National Day of Prayer.
Harvard Medical School February 15, 2012.
Print: Science Daily
Results from the largest study on intercessory prayer performed at Harvard in 2006 show that prayer bestows no benefit on patients, and patients who knew that others were praying for them fared worse.
By Christopher Hitchens August 29, 2011.
Does the Texas governor believe his idiotic religious rhetoric, or is he just pandering for votes?
By Todd Starnes June 3, 2011.
Print: Fox News
In response to a lawsuit by an atheist family, a federal judge has ordered a Texas school district to prohibit public prayer at a high school graduation ceremony.
By JAY REEVES September 20, 2010.
Print: Associated Press
Christopher Hitchens, suffering from cancer, is not participating in “Everybody Pray for Hitchens Day”.
Nigel Bunyan December 20, 2009.
Print: The Telegraph
A Christian teacher was sacked within hours of offering to pray for a sick pupil during a home mentoring visit. Olive Jones, 54, said yesterday that she has been made a victim of religious persecution for discussing her faith with the child and her mother, who complained about her behaviour. After she was sacked, she was told the family had strongly objected to her approach because they are non-believers, and that a formal complaint had been lodged about her.
MENSAH M. DEAN October 8, 2009.
Print: Philadelphia Daily News
Two Pennsylvania parents now face criminal charges due to the death of their infant, as a result of bacterial pneumonia. This death could have been prevented by consulting a physician and the use of Tylenol or an antibiotic, however the parents elected to try and combat the illness with prayer, rather than medicine.
Alastair Jamieson September 1, 2009.
Couples are being encouraged to pray together before sex in a new book published by prominent church group Catholic Truth Society.
Jon Swaine August 7, 2009.
A law allowing 16-year-olds to opt out of prayers in assembly devalues and marginalizes religion in schools, warns Dr. Barry Morgan, the Archbishop of Wales.
May 14, 2009.
Students from Newnham College Cambridge University will no longer say a traditional Christian grace before dinner instead using a secular version.
Marie Jackson March 9, 2009.
“Lord God, we live in disturbing days: across the world prices rise, debts increase, banks collapse, jobs are taken away, and fragile security is under threat.”
Dan Gilgoff February 24, 2009.
U.S. News & World Report
A New Tradition for Obama’s Presidential Events: Opening With a Prayer
Jeffrey Kluger February 14, 2009.
Most folks probably couldn’t locate their parietal lobe with a map and a compass. For the record, it’s at the top of your head — aft of the frontal lobe, fore of the occipital lobe, north of the temporal lobe. What makes the parietal lobe special is not where it lives but what it does — particularly concerning matters of faith.
Martin Beckford and Caroline Gammell February 13, 2009.
Christianity is not just something that happens between consenting adults behind closed doors a bishop has said as support grows for the receptionist who faces the sack in a row with her school over religion.
Susan Blackmore February 6, 2009.
The largest scientific study of the effects of prayer showed that it could, in fact, be harmful
January 8, 2010.