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BBC: Religion & Ethics

  • Learning disability care 'failing'

    Learning disability care 'failing'

    People with learning disabilities are being kept in hospitals too far from home for too long, a report commissioned by NHS England finds.
    - 26 Nov 14, 9:23am -
  • Blair charity award faces criticism

    Blair charity award faces criticism

    A Save the Children decision to give former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair an award for his anti-poverty work is criticised by some charity workers.
    - 26 Nov 14, 3:05am -
  • Pastor auctions car for charity

    Pastor auctions car for charity

    A Newport pastor is auctioning his classic car to raise money for three charities after having it valued on the Antiques Roadshow.
    - 26 Nov 14, 2:30am -
  • VIDEO: Mobile showers for the homeless

    VIDEO: Mobile showers for the homeless

    A new initiative in San Francisco offers the city's homeless population mobile showers and toilets in a converted bus.
    - 25 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested

    Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested

    A senior Bangladeshi politician who criticised the annual Hajj pilgrimage made by Muslims to Mecca is arrested in Dhaka for insulting Islam.
    - 25 Nov 14, 9:28am -
  • Pope complains of 'haggard' Europe

    Pope complains of 'haggard' Europe

    Pope Francis warns that Europe appears "somewhat elderly" and less and less a protagonist, in a speech to EU politicians in Strasbourg.
    - 25 Nov 14, 8:29am -
  • The story of India's slave brides

    The story of India's slave brides

    The BBC's Akanksha Saxena and Neha Sharma meet Indian women who were trafficked when they were children, married off and treated as slaves.
    - 25 Nov 14, 2:43am -
  • The strange world of the 'head shop'

    The strange world of the 'head shop'

    Cannabis is illegal and yet in the UK shops selling cannabis paraphernalia operate openly on the High Street.
    - 24 Nov 14, 10:12pm -
  • The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher

    The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher

    Aimee Semple McPherson was one of the most glamorous women in the US in the 1920s - but there is still one unexplained mystery in the evangelist's life.
    - 24 Nov 14, 7:19pm -
  • VIDEO: 'End of life care needs more effort'

    VIDEO: 'End of life care needs more effort'

    Professor Atul Gawande of Harvard University on why more effort needs to be made to improve the last stage in people's lives.
    - 24 Nov 14, 7:15pm -

Essential Connection Magazine

  • Considering a GAP year?

    Considering a GAP year?

    Most high school seniors scramble to fill out college applications and cram for ACT’s and SAT’s, all while trying to apply for as many scholarships as humanly possible. Why? College is just what you do after high school, right? Well, not everyone…
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  • March Reviews // Tech

    March Reviews // Tech

    iPad Mini Apple, Inc. http://www.apple.com ec’s grade: A+ When CEO Tim Cook announced the newest member of the Apple family, the iPad Mini, a few months ago, it was met with mixed reactions. However, since it’s release, the new smaller iPad has p…
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  • Expecting more from your spiritual life

    Expecting more from your spiritual life

    Your teachers don’t care if you cheat on a test. Your boss doesn’t care if you give away free food. Your coach doesn’t care if you win or lose and just wants everyone to have high self-esteem. Your parents don’t care if you break curfew as lo…
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  • Movie Reviews // March

    Movie Reviews // March

    Wreck-It Ralph Walt Disney Animation Studios, 2012 Starring John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch Ralph is the bad guy in an arcade game named for its hero, Fix-It Felix. Day after day, he terrorizes the game’s denizens, while Felix swoops in to repair the wr…
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  • 5 Tips to step out of your sibling’s shadow

    5 Tips to step out of your sibling’s shadow

    So, how do you blaze your own trail when your brother or sister has gone before you? Check out the following tips: 1. Pursue your own interests. Jeremy’s older brother was the quarterback for his high school football team and led them through two w…
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  • March Music Reviews

    March Music Reviews

    Matt & Toby Matt & Toby Tooth & Nail Records www.facebook.com/mattandtoby ec‘s grade: B+ Matt & Toby is a side project from a couple of the guys from Emery. I’ve always enjoyed Emery’s harder stuff, but have always been a bigger fan of their mo…
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  • March Read Through the Bible

    March Read Through the Bible

    Earlier this year, we invited you to join us on a yearlong journey through God’s Word. This month, you’ll finish reading Numbers and Deuteronomy and begin reading in Joshua in the Old Testament. For your NT readings, you’ll dig into the Gospel…
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  • A note from the editor: March 2013

    A note from the editor: March 2013

    The most devastating moments  of my life have often had to do with unmet expectations. The friend who didn’t respond the way I thought she would to a significant change in our relationship. The guy I liked who I expected to like me back, but he di…
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  • Boundary Lines

    Boundary Lines

    This month, ec‘s cover story, “Rules of the Road” by Jennifer Denning, had to do with the boundary lines God sets in the lives of those who follow Him. Her advice? “Don’t spend your life always pushing against God’s boundaries, convinced…
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  • February Reviews: Movies

    February Reviews: Movies

    Chasing Mavericks (2012) ec‘s grade: B+ Young Jay Moriarty doesn’t have much going for him; his father abandoned him, his self-destructive mother can hardly function on most days, and he sees little in life worth pursuing. That is, until he cross…
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First Things: On the Square

  • newAmerica’s Quiet Carnage
    America is all too content with its carnage. Especially the subtler kinds. Especially the carnage inside. A deep, hard-to-pinpoint angst saps and drains the morale of our children: It is the quiet carnage of the cult of success. Continue Reading…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Mar 18, 6:00am -
  • The Abortion Exception
    On March 20 the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) vs. Becerra, a case that challenges the constitutionality of a 2015 California law that forces “crisis pregnancy centers”—which…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 10:50am -
  • An Open Letter to Pro-Life Sidewalk Witnesses
    Recently, Charlotte Allen recounted her experience as a pro-life witness outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, D.C. I write in response to her story, in hopes that one of the men or women who volunteer as Charlotte did, praying for a…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 6:00am -
  • Behind the Curtain of Assisted Suicide Advocacy
    The United States assisted suicide movement claims that it wants only a limited “reform” of law and medical ethics, restricting what it euphemistically calls “aid in dying” to competent adults with terminal illnesses for whom nothing else can…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 6:00am -
  • Holy Madness
    Surely somewhere in Emile Durkheim or Max Weber is a reflection on religiosity and March Madness. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament brings out the fanatic in every fan, and inspires behavior that would be puzzling to the uninitiated—for instan…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 6:00am -
  • Decline is a Choice (Partly)
    Ross Douthat is right to say that the decline of the Oscars was overdetermined—but the rapidity, extent, and shamefulness of that decline was a matter of choice. Hollywood, like so many of our elites, has chosen short-term advantage (and sometime…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 6:00am -
  • Liberal Integralism
    I’m baffled when people warn of the dangers of “Catholic integralism.” Last year, the Jesuit magazine La Civiltà Cattolica published an attack on American Catholic conservatives, charging them with “integralism.” More recently, commentat…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 6:00am -
  • Learning from the White Rose
    Seventy-five years ago last month, Sophie and Hans Scholl and their friend Christian Probst were executed by guillotine at Munich’s Stadelheim Prison for high treason. Their crime? They were the leaders of an anti-Nazi student organization, the Whi…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 6:00am -
  • Is There a Saving Truth?
    This is the fourth in a series of reflections by Cardinal Müller on questions of present importance in the life of the Church.  Continue Reading »
    - 6 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 6:00am -
  • Using Christ to Sell Cars
    In his brilliant critique of late-twentieth-century American culture, Technopoly, the late Neil Postman described what he called “the great symbol drain.” A technological culture such as ours, he wrote, devoted to efficiency and consumption, ha…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 6:00am -

L.A. Times: Religious News

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PBS: Religion

  • PBS NewsHour Podcasts and RSS Feeds
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    - 12 Mar 14, 4:19pm -
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Plugged In

  • Another Win for Wakanda (and Black Panther)

    Another Win for Wakanda (and Black Panther)

    Yes, King T’Challa moonlights as Black Panther, the nation of Wakanda’s sacred protector. But his titular movie is proving to be something of an Iron Man at the box office. Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther continues to dominate at the multiplex,…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 12:30pm -
  • Plugged In Movie Awards 2018: And the Winners Are …

    Plugged In Movie Awards 2018: And the Winners Are …

    Yes, after long last, it’s time to unveil the winners of Plugged In’s highly respected, uber-prestigious movie awards—both our official selections and the movies that you thought were truly tops. This year’s movie award tourney was particula…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Mar 18, 11:09am -
  • Talking About the Oscars

    Talking About the Oscars

    It’s Academy Awards season. And since we Plugged In types so often find ourselves in a theater seat with a popcorn bucket and notebook in hand, it’s only natural that we’d have an opinion or two about the Best Picture noms. But this year, whil…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Mar 18, 2:41pm -
  • Culture Clips: The Red Carpet (and Red Sparrow) Edition

    Culture Clips: The Red Carpet (and Red Sparrow) Edition

    And the Oscar goes to … Jennifer Lawrence! No, no, that can’t be right. The actress isn’t even nominated for anything this year. But, as last year’s Oscar telecast taught us, sometimes mistakes can be made, even on moviedom’s biggest night…
    - 19 days ago, 28 Feb 18, 2:07pm -
  • Mourning the Olympics’ End

    Mourning the Olympics’ End

    My family is in mourning. Or withdrawal. Or maybe both: After 17 days of nonstop coverage, the 2018 Winter Olympics have come to a close. To look at the headlines, we might be one of the few families grieving the completion of this quadrennial compe…
    - 20 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 12:24pm -
  • Black Panther Takes Two

    Black Panther Takes Two

    The reclusive African nation of Wakanda may have weapons that make ours look like stone spears, but it says it has no interest in fighting anyone. ‘Course, judging from the box-office standings, there’s more than one way to conquer the world. Bl…
    - 21 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 11:56am -
  • A Conversation With Kirk Cameron on Media Discernment (Part II)

    A Conversation With Kirk Cameron on Media Discernment (Part II)

    Yesterday, we posted the first part of an interview I had with Kirk Cameron who just so happens to be releasing Connect, a film about the need for media discernment and technological awareness, next week through Fathom Events. We continue today with…
    - 24 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 11:23am -
  • A Conversation With Kirk Cameron on Media Discernment (Part I)

    A Conversation With Kirk Cameron on Media Discernment (Part I)

    Have you ever experienced a “chance” meeting with someone that, looking back, you’re certain was a divine appointment? I had one earlier this year. I had received an email about a Fathoms Event film called Connect, coming out two nights only,…
    - 25 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 11:48am -
  • Culture Clips: Remembering Billy

    Culture Clips: Remembering Billy

    A giant has passed. Billy Graham, the evangelist who travelled the world inviting millions to follow Jesus Christ, has died at the age of 99. Christianity Today, the magazine that Graham himself founded, invited prominent evangelicals to weigh in on…
    - 26 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 3:20pm -
  • Celebrities Doing Good

    Celebrities Doing Good

    “Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.” — Mother Teresa I love to see good things happen. In a day and age when it seems that negativity permeates news and social media, it’s nice…
    - 27 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:58am -

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