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Religion

Religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a supernatural agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

Religion is often described as a communal system for the coherence of belief focusing on a system of thought, unseen being, person, or object, that is considered to be supernatural, sacred, divine, or of the highest truth. Moral codes, practices, values, institutions, tradition, rituals, and scriptures are often traditionally associated with the core belief, and these may have some overlap with concepts in secular philosophy. Religion is also often described as a "way of life" or a life stance. Read More

Headlines Around the Web

McCain shames Fox's Kilmeade

Sep 04, 2013 - Politico

True Religion agrees to $835m buyout offer

May 11, 2013 - Financial Times

BA employee wins right to wear cross

Jan 15, 2013 - Financial Times

Oil rulers toy with Armageddon

Oct 31, 2012 - Asia Times Online

Ann corrects Whoopi on LDS

Oct 19, 2012 - Politico

Secular org troubled by conventions

Sep 12, 2012 - Politico

Poll: More know Romney's religion

Jul 27, 2012 - Politico

Liberal blogger stabbed in the Maldives

Jun 05, 2012 - France24

Poll: Mitt tops Obama with religious

Apr 25, 2012 - Politico

The Reason Rally: Nonbelievers unite

Mar 12, 2012 - Politico

Brown, Warren face off?in the paper

Feb 25, 2012 - Politico

GOP seizes on contraceptives issue

Feb 08, 2012 - Politico

Faith in a family conglomerate

Nov 07, 2011 - Financial Times

Articles About Religion

A displaced child from minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State in Sinjar town, rests as she makes her way, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain
Girl Sold For $1,000, Escapees Told Of Horrific Days In The Captivity Of The ISIS

By IBTimes AU

The Human Rights Watch interviews Yazidi girls who were able to escape the ISIS. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS

An AIDS patient lies in bed at Buddhist temple Wat Prabat Namphu in Lopburi province, north of Bangkok September 4, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
Poll Shows 87% Of Canadians Highly Favour Doctor Assisted Suicide

By IBTimes AU

Euthanasia or doctor-assisted suicide is no longer considered a taboo subject in Canada. (Oct 10)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, SUPREME COURT

Ashton Kutcher And Demi Moore In File Photo Of Happily Married Days
Daughter Of Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Blessed By Demi Moore In Kabbalah Blessing Ceremony

By IBTimes AU

Demi Moore attended the blessed event to shower her love on the baby girl. (Oct 10)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD

Syrian Kurdish refugees wait for transportation after crossing into Turkey, near the southeastern Turkish town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province September 30, 2014. Tens of thousands more Syrians could be forced to flee their war-torn homeland if Islamic Sta
French Family of 11 Leaves France to Join ISIS in Syria

By IBTimes AU

France has opened an investigation into the disappearance of a family believed to have left the country for Syria to join the ISIS. (Oct 10)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, TUNISIA

Turkish Army Tanks On The Turkish-Syrian Border Near Suruc, Sanliurfa Province
Australian Super Hornets Now Bombing ISIS In Iraq

By IBTimes AU

Defence announced that the Australian Super Hornets had attacked its first target in Iraq. (Oct 09)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

Actor, writer and director Ben Affleck testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Ben Affleck & Bill Maher Get Involved In ‘Heated Debate’ Over Islam

By IBTimes AU

Ben Affleck called Bill Maher's comments on Islam "racist" on HBO's “Real Time with Bill Maher.” (Oct 07)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ

A Pair Of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles Fly Over Northern Iraq After Conducting Airstrikes In Syria
No Tax Increase With Australia’s Mission In Iraq—PM Abbott Says

By IBTimes AU

Prime Minister Tony Abbott rules out tax increase on Australia’s airstrikes in Iraq. (Oct 07)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

Natalie Dormer from the HBO series "Game of Thrones"
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Spoilers: High Sparrow In Leaked Pictures

By IBTimes AU

“Game of Thrones” is a popular TV show based in the fantasy world of Westeros. The show is currently filming its fifth season. (Oct 07)

A Muslim girl leaves the Lakemba mosque after prayers on Eid al-Fitr in Sydney
Newcastle Man Charged For Verbally Abusing Muslim Women

By IBTimes AU

A Newcastle man allegedly abused two Muslim women and threatened them. (Oct 07)

A groom exchanges rings with his bride during their wedding mass officiated by Pope Francis in St.Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, September 14, 2014.
Catholic Church Synod: No To Gay Marriage, But Possibly Yes To Baptism For Kids Of Same-Sex Couples

By IBTimes AU

Almost 200 Catholic bishops and some lay leaders would meet in the next two weeks in a synod that would have Pope Francis launch a major review of the church's teaching on family and result in changes towards marriage, living together and separation of couples. (Oct 05)