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    • Egypt TV says ousted president Morsi dies in court June 17, 2019
      CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country's first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, collapsed in court during a trial and died Monday. The post Egypt TV says ousted president Morsi dies in court appeared first […]
      Samy Magdy
    • The Trebek effect: The benefits of well wishes June 17, 2019
      (The Conversation) — As a practicing physician who teaches large numbers of medical students and residents, I believe that sharing well wishes benefits us in all sorts of ways that are not reflected in medical outcomes. The post The Trebek effect: The benefits of well wishes appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Richard Gunderman
    • Archbishop Elpidophoros to be Enthroned June 22 in New York June 17, 2019
      NEW YORK — His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will be enthroned as the seventh Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan (337 East 74th Street, NYC). Archbishop Elpidophoros was elected unanimously by the Holy and […]
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    • New statistical summary of studies on illegal Drugs show shocking results June 17, 2019
      DUBLIN — Releasing data that he recently shared speaking at an academic conference in Dublin. William Jeynes, a senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton and a Harvard graduate, noted some shocking results. The study was a meta-analysis, which is a very highly regarded statistical approach. This is because a meta-analysis statistically combines all […]
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    • Care Net’s CEO responds to Senator’s accusation: ‘Pro-life and Racist Morally the Same’ June 17, 2019
      Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s controversial comments spark Care Net President & CEO Roland Warren to release video explaining why he’s not a racist LANSDOWNE, Va. — The leader of one of America’s largest pro-life organizations today reacted to U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) controversial remarks comparing pro-life beliefs to racism – and suggesting pro-life views are […]
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    • Equal or complementary? Gender roles in faith traditions June 16, 2019
      “While the Baptist faith and message says that, ‘The office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by scripture,’ there are many who call themselves ‘complementarians’ who are more flexible when it comes to women teaching men, or even preaching.” – Emily McFarlan Miller   An old debate about complementarianism resurfaced around this year’s […]
      Jonathan Woodward
    • The incredible shrinking Mormon American family June 15, 2019
      New research shows that U.S. Mormon families are still larger than the nation’s, but the difference is smaller than it used to be. The post The incredible shrinking Mormon American family appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Photos of the Week June 14, 2019
      (RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes images from Eid al-Fitr, the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Samaritan holiday of Shavuot, the funeral of Leah Chase and more. The post Photos of the Week appeared first on […]
      KC McGinnis
    • In new book, Muslim doctor encourages Christians to ‘love thy neighbor’ June 14, 2019
      (RNS) — Facing his rural neighbors who feared the Muslim in their midst, Ayaz Virji spoke to them in a school auditorium. Now his talk is a book titled "Love Thy Neighbor." The post In new book, Muslim doctor encourages Christians to ‘love thy neighbor’ appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Emily McFarlan Miller
    • There’s more to wellness than looking pretty June 14, 2019
      (RNS) — Wellness culture is about more than beauty. It’s about something even more complicated: purity. The post There’s more to wellness than looking pretty appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Tara Isabella Burton