The Bible is one of the two or three oldest books in the world, but unlike most of the ancient books, it is found not only in great libraries, but in almost every home of the civilized world; and it is not only studied by learned scholars, but read by the common people; and its many stories grasp and hold the attention of little children.
Here we present two public domain books of bible stories: The Wonder Book of Bible Stories, edited and arranged by Logan Marshall, and Bible Stories and Religious Classics, by Phillip P. Wells. We will add more bible stories to this site in the future!
According to a recent study, the fastest growing denomination in America is the “nones” — people who say that they have no religion. They now comprise 25 percent of the American population — more than Catholics (21 percent), and more than white ... (Sep 26, 2016, Religion News Service)
The ruling cited a crucial precedent that allowed faculty unionization at Catholic schools generally, but barred faculty holding “a specific role in creating and maintaining the school's religious educational environment” from joining a collective ... (Sep 26, 2016, The Nation.)
(RNS) Summer's gone, and with it the breezier reading of the beach and the hammock. In its place comes a more serious reading list — more literary, less lightweight. Here are seven books where religion plays a role — though not a proselytizing or a ... (Sep 26, 2016, Religion News Service)
Head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion, who is the host of the program, said the tragedy in Syria was imposed from the outside, and religious and national minorities fell its first victims, as "when strong ... (Sep 26, 2016, Interfax-Religion)
Although he is right that religion is a powerful belief system common to human societies, which leaders take advantage of to control people, he is dead wrong about acceptance of the science of anthropogenic global warming being a religion. This is a ... (Sep 26, 2016, Dissident Voice)
Two former military heads of state, Generals Yakubu Gowon and Abdulsalami Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar (III) and the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, are set to attend a summit on religious tolerance in ... (Sep 26, 2016, AllAfrica.com)
A Dutch citizen has been arrested for outraging religious sentiments after unplugging the amplifier used by monks to broadcast a sermon. Klaas Haytema, 30, of Wans in the Netherlands, is due to appear in court today. Mr Haytema is accused of ... (Sep 25, 2016, Myanmar Times)
A prominent Jordanian Christian writer was shot dead outside an Amman courthouse on Sunday, ahead of a scheduled court hearing for posting on social media a cartoon the government charged had offended Islam. Nahed Hattar was struck by three bullets ... (Sep 25, 2016, Wall Street Journal)
AMMAN, Jordan (Reuters) — A gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, witnesses and ... (Sep 25, 2016, Religion News Service)
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 September) — Extremism should not be identified with religion itself, Mindanao's lone Cardinal and the chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said in the panel discussion “Terrorism Denies God” during the “Thirst ... (Sep 25, 2016, Minda News)
The study's authors Brian Grim and Melissa Grim of Georgetown University and the Newseum Institute respectively, observe that even their most conservative estimates put the financial contribution of religion to the U.S. economy well beyond that of ... (Sep 24, 2016, Deseret News)
HUMANISTS have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a legal challenge to give pupils the right to opt out of religious observance in Scottish schools. The Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) is aiming to raise £30,000 to fund costs ... (Sep 24, 2016, Herald Scotland)