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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 - 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

Peter Lynagh
What Happens When You Give Up Sex For 12 Months? – Dialogue With Peter Lynagh – Exclusive

By IBTimes AU

Peter Lynagh gave up sex for a noble cause. (Sep 01)

SYRIA-CRISIS-BEHEADING
Egyptian Feminist Receives Death Threats, The Truth Behind Her Bold Statement To ISIS

By IBTimes AU

After uploading a controversial picture to her Facebook account, Egyptian feminist Aliaa Magda Elmahdy is reportedly receiving a number of death threats. (Aug 28)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Canada's PM Harper stands on the front deck of the HMCS Kingston on Eclipse Sound near the Arctic community of Pond Inlet
Declassified CIA Report Reveals Friction Between US And Canada Over Arctic Sovereignty, Harper Orders Troops to Defend the North Pole Against Russian Dominion

By IBTimes AU

A report that has been declassified by the U.S. CIA has revealed the battle on sovereignty over the Arctic region has caused a friction in the relations between the U.S. and Canada. (Aug 28)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA

Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond greets Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in central London
Tony Abbott Declares ISIS as World's 'Most Effective Terrorist Movement' Amid Terrorism Fears

By IBTimes AU

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and ASIO head David Irvine have assured the Muslim community that Australia is fighting terrorism and not Islam. Mr Abbott warned Australians of the possibility of terror acts happening in the country and other Western nations. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

Girls sleep on the floor of a classroom in a United Nations-run school hosting internally displaced Palestinians
School Student Faces Suspension for Saying ‘Bless You’ to Peer Who Sneezed

By IBTimes AU

A young student was suspended from school after saying “bless you” to a classmate’s sneeze. (Aug 22)

CHINA-TRIAL
'Evil' Chinese Cult Begins Recruiting In Australia – Sydney Pastor Warns

By IBTimes AU

The "evil" Chinese cult Eastern Lightning, also called Church of Almighty God, is operating in Australia, a Sydney pastor warns (Aug 21)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Iraq Security
Beheading of US Journalist Triggers Outrage: France Moots Joint Assault on Islamic State

By IBTimes AU

Brutal killing of the U.S. journalist is becoming a wakeup call for drastic action against the Islamic ultras. (Aug 21)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, GERMANY

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, march in a demonstration at the Iraqi-Turkish border crossing in Zakho district
Australia to Accept 4,400 Refugees from Iraq & Syria

By IBTimes AU

Australia is going to accommodate 4,400 refugees from Syrian and Iraq. (Aug 18)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

A Christian Woman, Who Fled From The Violence In Mosul Two Days Ago, Holds Her Daughter As Her Baby Sleeps At A School In Arbil, In Iraq's Kurdistan Region
ISIS Kidnaps, Sells Women as 'Sex Slaves' While Obama Declares U.S. Mission Not Over Yet

By IBTimes AU

A spokesman from the Kurdish forces said ISIS has kidnapped Yazidi and Christian women to be turned as "Sabaya" or "war booty slaves." He added that ISIS also plans to sell the women. (Aug 18)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ

People have been flocking to join ISIS. A file picture of an ISIS training camp/Reuters
ISIS Is A Zionist Plot; A Jew Is Leading The Group - Reports Claim

By IBTimes AU

The terrifying group, ISIS, is a product of a Zionist plot according to a Dutch employee while reports claim that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a Jew (Aug 14)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, ISRAEL, TWITTER, MANAGEMENT