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Oklahoma Author Awarded Ownership of Microfilm Lunar Bibles

By Justin Juozapavicius | May 5
A Texas state agency has withdrawn its ownership claim to 10 microfilm Bibles that Apollo astronauts took into space, ceding them to an author who says they were left to her by a NASA chaplain.

Church Led by Gay Pastor Dismisses Homophobic Protester

By Brittany Ferrendi | Mar 6
In a livestream clipped by Pink News, an unidentified man walked in front of the service members and called openly gay Pastor Don Frueh an "abomination." He wore a shirt that read "FEAR GOD," and added, "I can't find a wife in this homosexual city."

Ex-Congregants Reveal Years of Ungodly Abuse

By Mitch Weiss | Feb 28
From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: Years of terror - waged in the name of the Lord.

Pope Francis: Native People Have Rights Over Their Lands

By Nicole Winfield | Feb 17
Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts with the Trump administration.

'Jesus Walked Here' :: Dr. Elizabeth McNamer on the Evidence and Significance of Bethsaida

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 13
The Biblical city Bethsaida is one place we know the historical Jesus walked and performed miracles. Dr. Elizabeth McNamer has led groups of volunteers at the archaeological site for twenty years. In a chat with EDGE, she discusses her book.

Under IS Rule, Mosul Descended into Darkness, Dread, Pain

By Lori Hinnant | Dec 14
The Associated Press interviewed more than two dozen residents who have left Mosul since Iraqi troops began retaking outlying districts last month. They gave a glimpse into life in a place that has been virtually sealed off from the outside.

Pope Taps New Cardinal for Newark as He Remakes U.S. Church

By Nicole Winfield and Rachel Zoll | Nov 10
Pressing his campaign to remake the U.S. Catholic church, Pope Francis on Monday tapped one of his new cardinals, Joseph Tobin, to replace the Newark archbishop who has been criticized for allegedly mishandling sex-abuse cases.

Private Library of Hebrew Writings to be Sold

By Verena Dobnik | Nov 15
Sotheby's is offering what experts consider the world's most important private library of Hebrew books and manuscripts, collected by a London diamond dealer.

Tempest in a Coffee Cup: What's Starbucks Flap All About?

By Adam Geller | Nov 14
The brew-haha of supposed outrage that has spilled forth since the Starbucks coffee chain served up what looked, at first glance, like a seasonal throwaway is increasingly hard to figure.

Religious Americans Keeping the Faith, But Changing with Time

By Rachel Zoll | Nov 3
The survey also found nearly every major religion was notably more accepting of same-sex relationships, including among groups that have been most vocally opposed to gay marriage.

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