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New Jersey lawsuit seeks to ban Pledge of Allegiance

The American Humanist Association is suing a New Jersey school district for its recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public classrooms.

The lawsuit, brought on behalf of a local family in central New Jersey, asserts the mandatory recitation of the pledge is discriminatory against nonbelievers because it includes the phrase “under God.”
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Nigerian Christians begin three-day fast after schoolgirls kidnapped

Christians began a three-day prayer and fasting period after Islamist Boko Haram militants kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria.
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'Under God' in pledge gets Americans' nod
In 1954, Congress added the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. Sixty years later, most Americans would like to keep it that way, despite ongoing legal challenges to the pledge. A lawsuit filed against a New Jersey school district in late March contends that reciting the phrase "under God" in the pledge creates a hostile environment for atheist students.
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Survey shows voters favor prayer, minus Jesus, at public meetings

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon rule on the constitutionality of prayer at public meetings. But a new survey finds U.S. voters clearly favor prayer – as long as the public prayer is generic and not specifically Christian.
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Army approves 'humanist' as religious preference

More than two years after first making his request, Army Maj. Ray Bradley can now be known as exactly what he is: a humanist in the U.S. military.
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WaterBrook Multnomah publishes pro-gay book
A publishing group known until now for its evangelical worldview released a book arguing for gay-Christian compatibility under a new imprint intended to avoid alienating its evangelical market.
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Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia.
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Adoption process can be difficult, but rewarding

Many challenges tested us during our adoption journey. Whoever said adoption isn't for the faint of heart wasn't joking. The process taught us a lot about perseverance, handling disappointment, relationships and depending on God.
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Is the Internet bad for religion?


A new paper draws an intriguing conclusion to a question scholars have wrestled with for several decades: Why are Americans dropping out of church? One reason? They’re logging on to the Internet.
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Eric Metaxas
Nobody expects the rainbow inquisition: A CEO is forced to resign
When a high-tech CEO was forced to resign because he supported traditional marriage, there was a backlash. But not from the folks you would have expected. Without question, Brendan Eich is one of the people who made possible the globally-connected world we take for granted. As the New York Times put it, Eich “has helped develop some of the web’s most important technologies.”
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James Martin
What Gethsemane teaches us about suffering
In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus utters his agonizing prayer, “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.” At this grave moment in the life of Christ, when he struggles to discern the will of the Father...
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David Jeremiah
High-definition Christian living
"Unfortunately, you're not getting justice today. You're getting the end of injustice." Those were the words spoken by Texas State District Judge Mark Stoltz to James Lee Woodard when he was released from prison after being locked up for 27 years and four months for crimes he didn't commit.
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Jesus and the films He inspires

"The Jesus Film," released in 1979, has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the "most translated film" in history, having been written in more than 1,200 languages.
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'Heaven is for Real' hits the silver screen

The captivating story of heaven from the eyes of a pint-size package— who reveals compelling details of his ethereal trip after a near-death experience—hit the big screen April 16.
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Spirit West Coast to host one-day festival in Ontario

Spirit West Coast returns to Southern California with a new format and a new location. The single-day festival will be held June 20 at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
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