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Faith Communities Call for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons at NPT PrepCom in New York
The statement has been endorsed by 53 groups and individuals of Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist affiliations. The full text of the statement and list of endorsers can be found here. religionnews.com
This Secularist Favors Curbing Immigration to Check Population Growth
It may seem counter-intuitive to American secularists who loathe President Trump’s seemingly racist, obstructive immigration policies, but some of them apparently also want fewer incoming aliens. patheos.com
How the World’s Biggest Religious Festival Tracks 250K Missing People
This unique festival, popularly known as the Kumbh, drew its biggest-ever audience this year, with more than 150 million visitors — for comparison, 2.4 million Hajj pilgrims visited Saudi Arabia in 2018. ozy.com
Andy Street won’t be the last to confuse Sikhs with Muslims
Social media isn’t forgiving of politicians who suffer a slip of the tongue, especially when it comes to confusing a Sikh place of worship, a gurdwara, with a mosque. spectator.co.uk
How IFB Churches Handle Premarital Sex and Unwed Mothers
The Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church movement believes that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God. Within its pages, True Believers® will find everything they need pertaining to life and godliness. brucegerencser.net
The Psychology of Belief
How your brain distorts the world to support your emotional attachments to certain ideas. medium.com
10 Horrifying Cults That Committed Mass Suicide
Text version: toptenz.net
How a “Relationship With God” Torments Children
Modern Christians are absolutely in love with the phrase “It’s not a religion – it’s a relationship with God.”
When Religion and Vaccination Come Into Conflict
New York City has public health emergency on its hands in parts of Brooklyn.
Ultra-Orthodox Community Reacts to Measles Vaccine
Residents of a predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in New York could face fines for failing to be vaccinated against the measles
Pat Robertson Says “You Can’t Blame God”
If he exists and is not doing anything to help, he might as well not exist.
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