from FaithWorld:

Top Kremlin aide says Putin is God’s gift to Russia

July 9, 2011

(Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin lights a candle as he attends an Orthodox Christmas service in the XIX century church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in Turginovo village, about 160 km. (100 miles) northwest of Moscow January 7, 2011/Alexander Zemlianichenko )

from FaithWorld:

Israel’s army chief under fire about God reference in memorial rites

June 27, 2011

(An Israeli army rabbi (L) recites prayers as he leads the funeral procession for a soldier killed in southern Lebanon, 1 Feb 2000/Jim Hollander. )

from FaithWorld:

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania turns to God for fiscal relief

By Reuters Staff
June 18, 2011

(The state capitol dome over Harrisburg, 24 December 2004/Pollinator)

 

Pennsylvania's debt-ridden capital of Harrisburg has tried every form of fiscal belt-tightening, from layoffs to furloughs to filing for bankruptcy. Now, it is turning to God.

from Unstructured Finance:

John Paulson and his god-like status

June 11, 2011

By Matthew Goldstein

By most objective measures, hedge fund magnate John Paulson isn't having a particularly good year.

from FaithWorld:

Pious Indians bank on holy deposits

By Reuters Staff
May 6, 2011

(An employee counts Indian rupee notes inside a bank in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura December 31, 2010/Jayanta Dey)

from FaithWorld:

Catholic-atheist meetings end with Pope Benedict appeal to youth

March 26, 2011

(Catholic-atheist meeting in the Grand Amphitheatre of the Sorbonne, Paris 25 March 2011/Tom Heneghan)

(Catholic-atheist meeting in the Grand Amphitheatre of the Sorbonne, Paris 25 March 2011/Tom Heneghan)

from FaithWorld:

Guestview: “Almost Christian” teens challenge U.S. parents and churches

By Guest Contributor
November 4, 2010

youth 2 (Photo: Shavon Gardner, 17, sings with the Redeemed Christian Church of God youth choir at Redemption Camp in Floyd, Texas June 17, 2009/Jessica Rinaldi)

The following is a guest contribution. Reuters is not responsible for the content and the views expressed are the authors’ alone. Elizabeth E. Evans is a freelance writer, columnist and priest-in-charge at St. Marks Episcopal Church, Honey Brook, Pennsylvania.

from Fan Fare:

Glee, God, Gays and Grilled Cheesus

October 7, 2010

gleeIt's hard to think of a primetime U.S. network TV show (not to mention a comedy) that has managed to combine  philosophical arguments about God, teen sexual angst, parents,  mental disability with music by Barbra Streisand, The Beatles and Billy Joel  into an hour of entertainment -- and still get in a few laughs along with the tears.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Want some novelty science with that whoopee cushion?

September 23, 2010

Okay, enough is enough.

I appreciate science as much as the next person. I understand there are at least 5,000 feet in a mile. I totally get it that Fahrenheit and Celsius are different scales, and that for instance minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit is, um, let's see, minus 40 degrees Celsius.

from FaithWorld:

Excerpts from pope’s London speech to Catholic teachers

By Reuters Staff
September 17, 2010

twickenham 2 (Photo: Nuns waiting for Pope Benedict at a Catholic school in London, 17 Sept 2010/Kevin Coombs)

Visiting a Catholic school in London on Friday, Pope Benedict said teachers should give their pupils not only marketable skills but also wisdom, which he said was inseparable from knowledge of God. Catholic schools and Catholic religious teachers play an important part in transmitting this wisdom, he said. He also stressed the need to protect pupils from sexual predators.