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#OMG! Mother Teresa and the revenge of the religious evangelicalists! Or ... - GetReligion (blog)

Google News - Spiritual Cults - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:16

#OMG! Mother Teresa and the revenge of the religious evangelicalists! Or ...
GetReligion (blog)
Thus, too many journalists tend to "project their own biases into their religion coverage,” automatically associating religion with “fundamentalism, violence, scandals, homophobia, dying churches, repression, exotic rituals, political ambition, cults ...

EXCLUSIVE: Downtown's former Scientology building to be converted to ... - Cincinnati Business Courier

Google News - Scientology - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:54

Cincinnati Business Courier

EXCLUSIVE: Downtown's former Scientology building to be converted to ...
Cincinnati Business Courier
The downtown Cincinnati building that was once the home of the Church of Scientology of Ohio is set to undergo a $6 million renovation into market-rate apartments. The building, located at 211 W. Fourth St., will be completely renovated into 39 ...

No, Tom, we shouldn't go rogue in supporting and arming Anbar's tribes - Foreign Policy (blog)

Google News - Twelve Tribes - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:12

Foreign Policy (blog)

No, Tom, we shouldn't go rogue in supporting and arming Anbar's tribes
Foreign Policy (blog)
America should stand with Baghdad if we mean to see our project there during the last twelve years have any purpose other than spilt blood and lost treasure. Haider al-Abadi must be pressed to publicly reconcile with the Sunni tribes not yet in ISIL's ...

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Who Are the Hippies? - National Review Online

Google News - Religous Cults - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:04

Who Are the Hippies?
National Review Online
The inducement of ecstasy and ecstatic visions has indeed been the function of a number of drugs (mescal, hashish) employed by religious cults in the past, which the hippie cult rather curiously resembles, though in a loose way. The hippies, with their ...

The Count Basie Orchestra performs Monday night at LBC - LancasterOnline

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 07:19

The Count Basie Orchestra performs Monday night at LBC
LancasterOnline
... a great mix of music that you can simply sit and listen to and enjoy with world-class soloists,” he says, “or get up and dance your best dance to.” The Count Basie Orchestra performs Monday at 7 p.m. at the Lancaster Bible College's Good Shepherd ...

BWW Reviews: Theater for the New City's 40th Annual Thunderbird American ... - Broadway World

Google News - Twelve Tribes - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 06:25

BWW Reviews: Theater for the New City's 40th Annual Thunderbird American ...
Broadway World
Keeping the traditional dances, stories, and music of more than ten Native American tribes--from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest, and Great Plains regions alive--the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers brought the spirit of ...

Joe Nocera commentary: Scientology's infamous chilling effect thawing - Columbus Dispatch

Google News - Scientology - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 05:42

Joe Nocera commentary: Scientology's infamous chilling effect thawing
Columbus Dispatch
What brings this to mind is Alex Gibney's fine new HBO documentary about Scientology, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which is based on the book Going Clear by Lawrence Wright. (Disclosure: I played a small role in Gibney's 2005 ...

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Column: Scientology's chilling effect - Bend Bulletin

Google News - Scientology - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 03:15

Column: Scientology's chilling effect
Bend Bulletin
What brings this to mind is Alex Gibney's fine new HBO documentary about Scientology, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” which is based on the book “Going Clear” by Lawrence Wright. (Disclosure: I played a small role in Gibney's 2005 ...

Nuclear Deterrence is a Deadly Game - Breaking Israel News

Google News - Religous Cults - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:31

Nuclear Deterrence is a Deadly Game
Breaking Israel News
Today, of course, we are already dealing with ISIS and other apocalyptic death cults that will never conform to ordinary notions of decisional rationality in world politics. Nuclear deterrence should be properly examined vis-à-vis national or state ...

AP PHOTOS: Manhattan ringed by ice - Lynchburg News and Advance

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:45

Lynchburg News and Advance

AP PHOTOS: Manhattan ringed by ice
Lynchburg News and Advance
With a view of Brooklyn in the background, ice surrounds the Brooklyn Bridge, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in New York. A wide swath of the country is experiencing record-breaking temperatures while other areas are expecting more winter precipitation Tuesday.

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No relief: More cold, snow, ice, wintry mix for much of US - Lynchburg News and Advance

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:13

Lynchburg News and Advance

No relief: More cold, snow, ice, wintry mix for much of US
Lynchburg News and Advance
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Walter J. Coles. ... He was a member of New Chapel Baptist Church and a self-employed carpenter. Ardie was an .... He loved his ...

Mate Factor brings new brew to Savannah - Savannah Morning News

Google News - Twelve Tribes - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 22:59

Savannah Morning News

Mate Factor brings new brew to Savannah
Savannah Morning News
Their signature drinks include moca mint and vanilla hazelnut yerba maté lattes, items such as Hot “Not” Chocolate, which uses carob syrup instead of cocoa, and their specialty — maté teas. The shop is owned and operated by members of the Twelve ...

Maté Factor brings new brew to Savannah - Business In Savannah

Google News - Twelve Tribes - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 22:17

Savannah Morning News

Maté Factor brings new brew to Savannah
Business In Savannah
Stringer and other Twelve Tribes members knew they wanted to come up with something distinct from all the other maté in South America, so they built a maté processing plant in Brazil to take advantage of the local cultivation and to support the ...
Mate Factor brings new brew to SavannahSavannah Morning News

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Maté Factor brings new brew to Savannah - Business In Savannah

Google News - Twelve Tribes - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 22:02

Maté Factor brings new brew to Savannah
Business In Savannah
Stringer and other Twelve Tribes members knew they wanted to come up with something distinct from all the other maté in South America, so they built a maté processing plant in Brazil to take advantage of the local cultivation and to support the ...

Trash collections delayed by storm - Winston-Salem Journal

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 21:27

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Trash collections delayed by storm
Winston-Salem Journal
Garbage, recycling and yard waste collections were canceled Tuesday because of the snow. Tuesday collections have been rescheduled for Wednesday. Collections for the rest of the week may be delayed by road and weather conditions. Residents should ...
Alaska stems confusion over legal pot but still has misstepsLynchburg News and Advance

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10 Things to Know for Wednesday - Lynchburg News and Advance

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 21:23

Lynchburg News and Advance

10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Lynchburg News and Advance
A Southern California passenger rail timetable shows the cancelled schedules of the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner at Union Station downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, after three cars of a Southern California Metrolink commuter train derailed and ...

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Jamaica passes act decriminalizing small amounts of pot - Lynchburg News and Advance

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 21:05

Jamaica passes act decriminalizing small amounts of pot
Lynchburg News and Advance
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica lawmakers have passed an act to decriminalize small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry on the island. The drug has long been culturally entrenched but ...

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Defense tells jury 'American Sniper' defendant was insane - Lynchburg News and Advance

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 20:17

Lynchburg News and Advance

Defense tells jury 'American Sniper' defendant was insane
Lynchburg News and Advance
Former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh, center, enters the court for his capital murder trial at the Erath County, Donald R. Jones Justice Center in Stephenville Texas, on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Routh, 27, of Lancaster, is charged with the 2013 deaths of ...

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Obama nominates 1st US ambassador to Somalia since 1991 - Lynchburg News and Advance

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 19:48

Obama nominates 1st US ambassador to Somalia since 1991
Lynchburg News and Advance
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat to be the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in more than two decades, filing a post that has been vacant since war forced the closure of the American embassy there. Obama on ...

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Death Notices for February 24 - Tulsa World

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 19:26

Death Notices for February 24
Tulsa World
Visitation 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Serenity Funeral Home, and memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Conley, Michael D., 72, retired Tulsa Fire Department chief, died Sunday. No services planned. Cremation Society. Cook, Helen ...

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