Assistant Religion Editor, Huffington Post
thedailybeast.com — WHEN THOMAS Joiner was 25 years old, his father-whose name was also Thomas Joiner and who could do anything-disappeared from the family's home. At the time, Joiner was a graduate student at the University of Texas, studying clinical psychology. His focus was depression, and it was obvious to him that his father was depressed.
guardian.co.uk — Two men yesterday engaged in a horrific act of violence on the streets of London by using a machete to hack to death a British soldier.
huffingtonpost.com — Does teaching yoga in public schools violate the separation of church and state? That's what two parents are contending in a lawsuit against Encinitas Union School District in California. The parents, represented by The National Center for Law & Policy (NCLP), are suing their children's school district over " civil rights violations resulting from its inherently and pervasively religious Ashtanga yoga program," ABC News reports.
observers.france24.com — Five Yemeni nationals convicted of murder and of belonging to a criminal organisation were decapitated and hung by the shoulders from cranes on Tuesday in the city of Jizan, in southwestern Saudi Arabia. According to our Observer, this macabre scene is intended to terrorize criminals and illegal immigrants.
motherjones.com — On March 14, 2009, 31 weeks into her pregnancy, Nina Buckhalter gave birth to a stillborn baby girl. She named the child Hayley Jade. Two months later, a grand jury in Lamar County, Mississippi, indicted Buckhalter for manslaughter, claiming that the then-29-year-old woman "did willfully, unlawfully, feloniously, kill Hayley Jade Buckhalter, a human being, by culpable negligence."
usccb.org — An Overview of Specific Examples Pope Benedict XVI spoke last year about his worry that religious liberty in the United States is being weakened. He called religious liberty the "most cherished of American freedoms." However, unfortunately, our most cherished freedom is under threat. Consider the following: HHS mandate for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs.
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