from FaithWorld:

U.S. working dads’ top priority is giving family love – survey

June 15, 2011

(Colt Groff, carrying his daughter Peyton Groff (L), and Jason Hill, carrying Trayson Groff, look at the smoke from the Wallow wildfire in Apache County, Arizona June 9, 2011/Joshua Lott )

from FaithWorld:

Q+A: Women’s rights in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban

June 13, 2011

(Afghan men and women teachers attend their graduation ceremony in Kabul March 30, 2011/Omar Sobhani)

from FaithWorld:

Liberal U.S. Catholics say their Church is not listening

June 12, 2011

(St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, 4 March 2005/Tom Heneghan)

Members of a liberal group of U.S. Catholics called on Sunday on Church leaders to open talks with their members on controversies ranging from the ordination of women to allowing priests to marry. Members of the American Catholic Council, meeting in Detroit, said they had grown concerned that the Church hierarchy was not listening to its members on issues such as the role of women, married clergy and the treatment of homosexuals.

from FaithWorld:

U.S. atheists sue to run bus ads for a God-free lifestyle

June 11, 2011

(Bus ad created with Bus Slogan Generator/Photo: Jon Worth c/o atheistbus.org.uk)

from Photographers' Blog:

Their scars, our scars

June 10, 2011

May 1, 2011

I’m on a plane from Los Angeles to JFK. About an hour before we touch down, the word goes out that the U.S. military has found and killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. I land, make a few frames at baggage claim of people watching television while I wait for my bag. Then it’s talk my way to the front of a very long taxi line and make my way to Times Square and the site of the former World Trade Center towers, which many now refer to as Ground Zero. I notice an air of celebration.

from FaithWorld:

“Mormon question” may again dog Mitt Romney’s U.S. presidential bid

June 10, 2011

(U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talks to supporters in Detroit, Michigan June 9, 2011/Rebecca Cook)

from FaithWorld:

Bin Laden deputy claims U.S. faces “jihadist renaissance” in Muslim world

June 9, 2011

(Ayman al-Zawahiri (R) and Osama bin Laden (L) during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir (not pictured) in this file photo image supplied by the Dawn newspaper on November 10, 2001/Hamid Mir)

from FaithWorld:

Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, aka Dr. Death, dies

June 3, 2011

(Dr. Jack Kevorkian poses at the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 29, 2010/Mario Anzuoni)

from FaithWorld:

Prayers and religious terms removed from Texas public school graduation

June 1, 2011

(High school graduates, 25 May 2007 /Chris Moncus)

A U.S. federal judge has ruled that a high school graduation in a suburb of San Antonio, Texas may not include an opening and closing prayer or the words "invocation" or "benediction." District Judge Fred Biery ruled on Tuesday that using those words would make it sound like Castroville's Medina Valley High School is "sponsoring a religion."

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Distraught family of DSK accuser looks to God

May 24, 2011

(Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn gestures during his bail hearing inside of the New York State Supreme Courthouse in New York May 19, 2011/Richard Drew)