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'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.

Georgia Churches Split by Slavery Confront Painful Past

Dec 7
Two neighboring Baptist churches with a complicated history are working to forge a new relationship.

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.

Study: Americans Are Less Religious Than Ever

Nov 5
Fewer Americans participate in traditional religions according to a new study.

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.

Brother in Church Beating Death to Testify Against Half-Sister

By Carolyn Thompson | Oct 21
The surviving brother of a pair of teenagers viciously beaten during a church counseling session is scheduled to testify against his half-sister, who is among six people charged in the attack.

India's River Waters Cleanse Spirits at Hindu Festival

By Bernat Armangue | Aug 30
It's just water. But to the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that water is reverential.

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