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!
China has banned retired Communist Party members from believing in a religion or practising religious activities, state media report. China is officially atheist but says it guarantees religious freedom. However, serving Communist Party members are not ... (Feb 5, 2016, BBC News)
How Mannix's faith manifests itself outside of confession is never really clear, but religion, or its simulacrum, is at the heart of the story. Capitol Pictures is in the middle of shooting “Hail, Caesar!: A Tale of the Christ,” a “Quo Vadis” or “Ben ... (Feb 5, 2016, Forward)
A report on Ireland from the committee of independent international human rights experts, expresses concern that schools "continue to practise discriminatory admissions policies on the basis of the child's religion". It says that children "are not ... (Feb 4, 2016, Irish Independent)
"Religion is not just good, it is essential to society, and to you," Professor James Gaston, an associate professor of history at the Franciscan University of Steubenville [Ohio], said. "Religion is that kind of general agreement regarding the ... (Feb 4, 2016, 13WMAZ)
The new issue of Witches & Pagans magazine is out and it includes an editorial from Anne Newkirk Niven titled “When Nature Speaks, There Will Only Be One Question: Does Our Religion Work?” This is a reprint of a piece Anne did last August for Patheos ... (Feb 4, 2016, Patheos (blog))
(RNS) Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders dashed the hopes of some atheists when he declared he had “very strong religious and spiritual feelings” at a Democratic town hall. “It's a guiding principle in my life, absolutely, it is,” Sanders said ... (Feb 4, 2016, Religion News Service)
But if Hollywood has trouble telling stories about Muslims in other contexts, that's in part because the entertainment industry isn't very good at talking about the daily practice of religion, no matter what a character's faith is. Hollywood tends to ... (Feb 4, 2016, Washington Post)
For its defenders, laïcité is a way of ensuring the state's systematic blindness when it comes to religion. It is an official pretence not to notice whether or where somebody prays. For its detractors, this supposed neutrality is nothing of the sort ... (Feb 4, 2016, The Guardian)
The Iowa caucuses apparently taught us that "religion" (a reasonably vague term) is significant in American politics. In my recent posts, I've been musing about American religious life and particularly how much less religious, and particularly ... (Feb 4, 2016, Huffington Post)
Religion is a set of theological ideas about God that result in lists of directions, instructions, and procedures for governing daily life in the “correct way.” For an example of religion, see all 613 commandments and laws in the Old Testament. But ... (Feb 4, 2016, The Southside Messenger)
As students bring in the spring semester with new classes, the Religious Studies Department has added new courses to give students different alternatives to learning about religions. Eco-Feminist Theologies and Encountering the Gospel & Letters of John ... (Feb 4, 2016, Maroon)
“You're Jewish, but you've said that you're not actively involved with organized religion,” Cooper said. “What do you say to a voter out there who says— and that who sees faith as a guiding principle in their lives, and wants it to be a guiding ... (Feb 3, 2016, Raw Story)
The 2016 presidential race is being shaped by religion in a manner that is rare in American history. This has largely been the doing of the candidates themselves, who particularly in the run up to the Iowa Caucuses had eagerly depicted themselves as ... (Feb 3, 2016, Huffington Post)