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Angry lawmakers challenge lineup at hearing: 'Where are the women?'updated: Fri Feb 17 2012 09:08:00

A pair of female Democratic lawmakers had a simple question Thursday about a controversial hearing on Capitol Hill.

Iranian pastor refuses to reject religion, faces executionupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 15:12:00

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, the head of a network of Christian house churches in Iran, could be executed as soon as midnight Wednesday in Tehran for refusing to recant his religious beliefs and convert to Islam, said the chair of a commission that monitors religious freedom around the world.

U.S. condemns Iranian pastor's convictionupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 14:27:00

The White House Thursday condemned the conviction of an Iranian pastor, who may be executed in Tehran for refusing to recant his religious beliefs and convert from Christianity to Islam.

Arizona church is house of prostitution, police sayupdated: Sat Sep 10 2011 08:03:00

A church called the Phoenix Goddess Temple has been accused of being a house of prostitution, and a six-month undercover investigation has resulted in the arrests of 20 women and men who worked there, Phoenix police said Friday.

Malaysia's first openly gay pastor to marryupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 22:41:00

Malaysia's first openly gay pastor has chosen Wednesday, coinciding with the country's Independence Day, to get married to his American partner in New York, barely a month after same-sex marriage became legalized there.

Jeffs objects frequently as sexual assault trial continuesupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 16:54:00

Polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs frequently objected to witness testimony as he faced sexual assault charges during his trial Tuesday in Texas.

Warren Jeffs asks to represent himselfupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 04:48:00

Warren Jeffs requests legal assistance so he can properly format his "writing" as he represents himself.

Sect leader warns of 'death' to 'those who prosecute the church'updated: Sat Jul 30 2011 04:48:00

A Texas judge warned Warren Jeffs against calling "for the jury's destruction" shortly after the polygamous sect leader said Friday during his sexual assault trial that those who prosecuted his church would face "sickness and death."

Two views on France's 'burqa ban'updated: Wed Jul 27 2011 09:08:00

Should France ban the wearing of veils covering women from head to toe?

Tattoos and freedomupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 09:10:00

Dennis Dwyer, a Vietnam veteran, author and tattoo artist, shares why he loves the Fourth of July.

Why U.S. is not a Christian nationupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 09:10:00

As America celebrates its birthday on July 4, the timeless words of Thomas Jefferson will surely be invoked to remind us of our founding ideals -- that "All men are created equal" and are "endowed by their Creator" with the right to "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." These phrases, a cherished part of our history, have rightly been called "American Scripture."

State TV: 2 dead and 60 injured in clashes involving Coptics in Cairoupdated: Sat May 14 2011 22:14:00

Violence erupted in the Cairo neighborhood of Maspero when pro-Coptic protesters clashed with unidentified men, leaving at least two people dead and 60 injured, state TV reported early Sunday.

Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door - Educator and Parent Guideupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 12:30:00

Watch or record "Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door" when it airs on CNN on Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. ET. By recording the documentary, you agree that you will use the program for educational viewing purposes for a one-year period only. No other rights of any kind or nature whatsoever are granted, including, without limitation, any rights to sell, publish, distribute, post online or distribute in any other medium or forum, or use for any commercial or promotional purpose.

Netanyahu: Egyptian extremists represent 'tremendous threat'updated: Mon Jan 31 2011 16:35:00

The possibility of Islamic fundamentalists taking power in Egypt represents a "tremendous threat" to three decades of cooperation between Egypt and Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters in Jerusalem Monday.

Merkel: Dialogue 'absolutely vital'updated: Mon Jan 31 2011 16:35:00

German Chancellor Merkel and Israeli PM Netanyahu stress the importance of peace to be maintained in Egypt.

Fortune: Biggest corporate stakes in Egypt's power shiftupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 16:20:00

The recent demonstrations in Egypt have rocked world markets and sent investors scrambling for the exits. It's not without reason. A possible revolution in the most populous and influential nation in the Arab world shouldn't be taken lightly given the possibility of an anti-Western government coming to power in Cairo.

Resist terror with more houses of worshipupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 12:28:00

With the recent deadly attacks on Christian churches, the maniacal terrorists of al Qaeda seem to be aiming at unraveling the neighborliness among Muslims, Jews and Christians throughout the Middle East that has existed for centuries.

Imam: We are proceeding with NYC Islamic centerupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 08:45:00

The imam at the center of an ugly controversy over an Islamic center near New York's ground zero broke his silence Tuesday, just hours after a broad coalition of Christian, Jewish and Islamic leaders denounced what they described as a rising tide of anti-Muslim bigotry across the United States.

Should Obama have weighed in on mosque?updated: Tue Aug 17 2010 11:06:00

Was it a political mistake for President Obama to have taken sides on the NYC mosque debate?

Obama courageous, then craven on mosqueupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 11:06:00

At a White House dinner last week -- an iftar on the occasion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan --President Obama delivered what many rightly considered a courageous speech in which he weighed in on the controversy surrounding the proposed construction of a mosque near ground zero.

Obama throws support behind controversial Islamic centerupdated: Sat Aug 14 2010 15:07:00

President Obama threw his support behind a controversial proposal to build an Islamic center and mosque near New York's ground zero, saying Friday that "Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country."

People.com: Why Julia Roberts Refuses to Get Botoxupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 19:32:00

"I want my kids to know when I'm pissed, when I'm happy," says the actress. "Your face tells a story"

Ghosts, spirits and Thailand's award-winning film directorupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 23:32:00

Not many winners of the Cannes Film Festival Palm d'Or thank ghosts and spirits in their acceptance speech.

Thailand's ghost-friendly filmmakerupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 23:32:00

Apichatpong Weerasethakul won this year's Palm d'Or. The Thai director tells CNN about his big win and facing censors.

Pope launches Middle East bishops groupupdated: Sun Jun 06 2010 11:29:00

Pope Benedict XVI launched a "special assembly" of bishops focused on the Middle East on Sunday, during a visit to the divided island of Cyprus.

Religious persecution is widespread, report warnsupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 09:55:00

The numbers are shocking: 12,000 people killed in a cycle of violence between Christians and Muslims stretching back more than a decade.

A four-hour trip through 'Riverworld'updated: Thu Apr 15 2010 15:35:00

If life were filled with historical figures facing perilous situations along an endless, winding river, then Syfy's "Riverworld," premiering this Sunday, would certainly promise an action-packed trip.

Intriguing people for March 5, 2010updated: Fri Mar 05 2010 10:43:00

David Paterson: The New York governor's communications director, Peter Kauffman, resigned Thursday.

Massachusetts college alters policy banning face coveringsupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 13:34:00

A Massachusetts college has modified a controversial security policy after criticism it infringed on the religious rights of students, a school official said Friday.

Pro-Darwin consensus doesn't rule out intelligent designupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 20:36:00

While we officially celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" on November 24, celebrations of Darwin's legacy have actually been building in intensity for several years. Darwin is not just an important 19th century scientific thinker. Increasingly, he is a cultural icon.

Actor blasts evolutionupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 20:36:00

Former teen idol Kirk Cameron is on a crusade to debunk evolution. CNN's Carol Costello reports.

Faith groups launch campaign in favor of health care reformupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 11:03:00

Religious groups in favor of health care reform have launched a national campaign to offset the loud opposition to President Obama's plan to overhaul the nation's health care system, organizers announced.

Experts: Many young Muslim terrorists spurred by humiliationupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 10:14:00

At first, no one seemed to notice the young man who walked into the hotel lobby at around 7:45 that Friday morning.

What to do when facing ethical problem at workupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 09:52:00

Here's a tricky one for you: Imagine that one day, you start to suspect that a woman you work with, the one with the new baby and the newly unemployed husband, is padding her expense account. What would you do? Report her to HR? Admonish her yourself?

Nations with worst religious tolerance namedupdated: Fri May 01 2009 11:55:00

A U.S. government panel listed 13 countries Friday as "egregious" violators of religious freedom.

U.S. 'extremely concerned' about Taliban movements in Pakistanupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 21:03:00

The United States is keeping a close eye on Pakistan after this week's Taliban surge into the Buner district brought them just 60 miles from the capital, Islamabad.

Taliban 'not going anywhere'updated: Fri Apr 24 2009 21:03:00

Former CIA officer Gary Berntsen says the Taliban may pull back for the cameras, but are still a major threat in Pakistan.

Texas board comes down on 2 sides of creationism debateupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 23:11:00

Dueling theories of how the universe was created got a split decision Friday night from the Texas Board of Education, which required examination of "all sides of scientific evidence" in new science standards, but rejected language requiring teachers to teach the "strengths and weaknesses" of scientific theories.

Science standards challenging evolution debated in Texasupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 12:16:00

The Texas Board of Education this week will vote on science standards that critics say seek to cast doubt on the theory of evolution.

Opinion: Tibet, the true and the falseupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 07:04:00

For most people in the world, freedom of religion is of such paramount importance and warrants all the legal and constitutional respect and protection. It is fair to say that this concept has been imbedded in numerous people's mind such that any accusation of its violation almost automatically triggers waves of condemnation.

Religion and politicsupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 22:56:00

D.L. Hughley talks with Frank Schaeffer, author of "Crazy for God," about religion and politics and how they intermix.

Time.com: Atheist Soldier Alleges Military Discriminationupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 22:00:00

An atheist soldier says in a federal lawsuit that his superiors required him to be present for Christian prayers

U.S.: Chinese targeted religious groups before Olympicsupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 21:37:00

The Chinese government increased its harassment of religious minorities before the Olympic Games, according to a U.S. State Department report released Friday.

After Bibles seized, U.S. group won't leave Chinese airportupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 10:56:00

Four members of a Christian group from the United States are refusing to leave an airport in China after authorities confiscated their 300 Bibles, the group's director said Monday.

Bush thanks troops in Seoulupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 00:36:00

President Bush meets with U.S. troops in Seoul and thanks them for the sacrifices they've made.

Bush chides China over human rightsupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 00:36:00

U.S. President George W. Bush expressed "deep concerns" over religious freedom and human rights in China on the eve of the 2008 Beijing Olympics in a wide-ranging Asian policy speech delivered Thursday in Bangkok, Thailand.

Atheist soldier sues Army for 'unconstitutional' discriminationupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 08:17:00

Army Spc. Jeremy Hall was raised Baptist.

Atheist soldier files lawsuitupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 08:17:00

A U.S. soldier claims he almost lost his life in Iraq because he didn't believe in God. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.

South Carolina plans license plate for Christiansupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 09:38:00

Unless a federal court intervenes, South Carolina drivers may soon be able to profess their Christian faith with a state-issued license plate.

Iran's arrest of Baha'is condemnedupdated: Sat May 17 2008 09:16:00

Six Baha'i leaders in Iran were seized and imprisoned this week, the religious group said. The act prompted condemnation and concern from the movement and a top American religious freedom panel.

Time.com: The World's Next Top Lamaupdated: Thu May 15 2008 23:45:00

A twentysomething may one day become the chief representative of the aspirations of Tibetan Buddhists. And he may be spending more time in America

U.S. ignores religious oppression, federal panel saysupdated: Fri May 02 2008 17:50:00

China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are among 11 countries that practice religious oppression, a federal commission says.

Conservatives claim Iran election winupdated: Sat Apr 26 2008 11:29:00

Iranian conservatives have said they captured most of the 82 parliamentary seats up for grabs in Friday's runoff election.

Time.com: Somalia Takes a Turn for the Worseupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 10:45:00

After a brief lull, the troubled African nation is seeing a rise in radical Islamic terror -- and the threat of another drought

Time.com: Why Pakistan Mattersupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 01:00:00

Benazir Bhutto's assassination has plunged the Muslim nuclear power into chaos. Now the Bush Administration must help undo decades of flawed U.S. policy to save Pakistan

Suspicion falls on Islamic extremists in Bhutto's deathupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 15:16:00

Suspicion swirled around Islamic extremists Thursday as news spread that former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto had been assassinated.

Bhutto had many enemiesupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 15:16:00

CNN's Peter Bergen says any number of groups and factions could have orchestrated the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

Tibetans storm Chinese embassyupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 23:24:00

Clashes at the Chinese embassy in India during protests against religious controls in Tibet.

Albright: Ignore religion 'at our own peril'updated: Mon Aug 20 2007 21:07:00

As U.S. secretary of state under former President Clinton, Madeleine Albright invested long hours in the Middle East peace process. She wrote about the relationship between politics and religion in her 2006 book, "The Mighty and the Almighty."

Candidates and religionupdated: Mon Jul 30 2007 00:44:00

Candidates and religion

Time.com: The Pope Reaches Out to Chinaupdated: Wed Jul 04 2007 12:20:00

In an attempt to reunify Chinese Catholics, Benedict XVI sends a conciliatory letter to believers in the People's Republic

Time.com: The Link Between Lebanon and Gazaupdated: Thu May 24 2007 16:45:00

The fighting in both places, says Robert Baer, may be a troubling sign that al-Qaeda is making new inroads

Camp conditions 'breeding ground' for militantsupdated: Mon May 21 2007 14:02:00

Squalid living conditions in Lebanon's refugee camps are partly to blame for the rise of the Islamic extremist group Fatah al-Islam, says Lebanon's former ambassador to the United Nations.

Falwell's legacy: faith, hate or Teletubbies?updated: Tue May 15 2007 18:49:00

"When I have children one day," Samantha Krieger of Dallas, Texas, wrote to CNN.com, "they will know of the legacy that Dr. Jerry Falwell left."

Dobbs: A call to the faithfulupdated: Tue May 08 2007 16:03:00

The separation of church and state in this country is narrowing. And it is the church, not the state that is encroaching. Our Constitution protects religion from the intrusion or coercion of the state. But we have precious little protection against the political adventurism of all manner of churches and religious organizations.

Amanpour: Radical, moderate Muslims battle for young English mindsupdated: Wed Jan 17 2007 11:01:00

When we reported the unprecedented suicide bombings of the London underground trains and buses in 2005, we were shocked beyond words that young British Muslims, born and bred here, would go to that extreme.

Lemony Snicket reaches 'The End'updated: Thu Oct 05 2006 10:18:00

He is finished with his voluminous fantastic drama.

Dobbs: Keep religion out of politicsupdated: Tue Sep 26 2006 15:50:00

We're about 40 days away from November's critically important midterm elections, and the campaign volume is rising.

Saudi Arabia promises to revise textbooksupdated: Thu Jul 20 2006 09:50:00

Saudi Arabia has promised a comprehensive review of all of its educational textbooks and to remove all language promoting intolerance, the State Department's ambassador for religious freedom said Wednesday.

What is terrorism?updated: Thu May 25 2006 11:11:00

I am out west in Utah, Nevada and Arizona looking for the other fundamentalist polygamist on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. The one whose name isn't Osama bin Laden. It's Warren Jeffs.

U.S. finds religious freedom threatened worldwideupdated: Wed May 03 2006 11:05:00

A U.S. government report warned on Wednesday that threats to religious freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan are mounting, and included Washington allies Saudi Arabia and Pakistan among countries "of particular concern" for religious intolerance.

Judge rules against 'intelligent design' in science classupdated: Tue Dec 20 2005 11:32:00

A Pennsylvania school district cannot teach in science classes a concept that says some aspects of science were created by a supernatural being, a federal judge has ruled.

CNNMoney: Camaro reborn: 700-horsepower, $427,000updated: Wed Nov 09 2005 10:43:00

If you missed your opportunity to buy a brand-new Chevrolet Camaro before General Motors stopped making them in 2002, here's your chance.

Lebanon detains UK-based clericupdated: Thu Aug 11 2005 07:32:00

A British-based radical Muslim cleric who praised the July 7 terror attacks on London's transport system has been detained by Lebanese security forces, according to a Lebanese army general.

Bishop Joseph Zen Talkasia Transcriptupdated: Wed Aug 03 2005 03:06:00

Airdate: July 30th, 2005

Syrian firefight leaves one deadupdated: Mon Jul 04 2005 20:09:00

Syrian security forces battled suspected terrorists early Monday outside of Damascus, resulting in the arrest of two members of a militant group, but leaving one member of the security force dead, Syria's official news agency (SANA) reported.

Immersing himself in a city of sinupdated: Thu Jun 09 2005 10:16:00

In his monologue "Swimming to Cambodia," the late Spalding Gray described an American expatriate gone native in "Thailand, the Pure Land."

U.S. drops China rights censureupdated: Thu Mar 17 2005 17:14:00

Citing "important and significant steps" by China to improve its human rights record, the State Department has said it will not introduce a resolution condemning Beijing this year at the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

Eric and the Islamistsupdated: Fri Feb 25 2005 06:58:00

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Parents sue to allow religious holiday messages in public schoolsupdated: Mon Dec 27 2004 12:54:00

Thanks to a last-minute court ruling, Jonathan Morgan was able to share the religious origin of the candy cane with his elementary-school classmates at this year's winter-break party at Thomas Elementary School in Plano, Texas.

Hersh, Pearl honored in Madridupdated: Mon Oct 18 2004 11:09:00

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh and Mariane Pearl, widow of slain reporter Daniel Pearl, were receiving journalism awards from the Spanish newspaper El Mundo on Monday.

The Catholic campaign of 2004updated: Mon May 03 2004 17:49:00

On the eve of the 1984 presidential campaign -- during which the support of legalized abortion by Catholic politicians would stir a major controversy -- Cardinal Joseph Bernadine of Chicago, an opponent of abortion, cautioned Catholics against turning abortion into a single voting issue: "Our moral, political and economic responsibilities do not stop at the moment of birth.

Vatican cardinal fuels religious dispute updated: Fri Apr 23 2004 12:08:00

Just hours before Sen. John Kerry was scheduled to discuss his support for legalized abortion at a large women's rights rally Friday in Washington, a top Vatican cardinal called on priests to deny communion to Catholic politicians like Kerry who take that stance.

Jordan thwarts 'massive attack'updated: Wed Apr 14 2004 00:59:00

Jordan's King Abdullah has praised his nation's security services for thwarting a terrorist plot he said would have killed thousands of civilians.

Girl's head scarf fuels debate on religious freedomupdated: Thu Apr 01 2004 10:29:00

(CNN) -- The U.S. Justice Department this week backed a Muslim girl's legal battle against an Oklahoma school district over the right to wear a head scarf in a public school.

Malaysia's mandate for moderationupdated: Mon Mar 22 2004 22:19:00

The stunning electoral victory by Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi last Sunday has given this unassuming politician a resounding mandate to steer his nation on a course of his own charting.

Bombs 'to split Spain from allies'updated: Tue Mar 16 2004 07:00:00

A document published months before national elections reveals al Qaeda planned to separate Spain from its allies by carrying out terror attacks.

Fortune: Is Saudi Arabia Headed For A Fall? Reports of its imminent demise are greatly exaggerated.updated: Mon Dec 10 2001 00:01:00

I am kneeling, awkwardly, in front of a sheikh. We are at an encampment in the desert near Riyadh, where a member of the royal family of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is receiving petitioners--Saudi ...

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Fortune: Karma chameleonupdated: Mon May 09 1988 00:01:00

Karma: ''Action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation.'' So says the new edition of The Random House Dictionary. Hmmm. Maybe an e...

Money Magazine: SHIRLEY'S BEST PERFORMANCE MacLaine may be out on a limb, but the tree she's shaking is full of money.updated: Tue Sep 01 1987 00:01:00

The public knew her first as the perky young star of the 1960s movie hits Irma La Douce and Sweet Charity and later as a member of the Hollywood Rat Pack and a champion of liberal causes. In recent...

Fortune: COVER STORY AMERICA'S MOST SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR An engineer, Ken Olsen learned how to manage by running a Sunday school. His updated: Mon Oct 27 1986 00:01:00

THOUGH he has not yet become a household name, Kenneth Harry Olsen is arguably the most successful entrepreneur in the history of American business. In 29 years he has taken Digital Equipment Corp....

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