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7 Ways to Think about Earthquakes and God

An atheist considers the options.

In Syria, some see a sign of the End Times

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs after a Syrian Army tank shell exploded in the Salah al- Din neighbourhood of … Continued

A rival to Miss World will crown a pious Muslim woman

RNS () — After hardline Islamists voiced opposition to the Miss World contest now being staged in Muslim-majority Indonesia, a … Continued

Late-night cross-country prayers help a mother find solace, faith

CRANFORD, N.J. — Every Friday at 2 a.m. JoAnne Whalen’s cell-phone alarm goes off and the 60-year-old wakes up in … Continued

Oklahoma Muslims aid in tornado relief in bid to build bridges

Oklahoma is probably one of the tougher places to be a Muslim in America, but Muslims have stepped in to … Continued

Natural disasters and climate change

Guarding a neighborhood after the Oklahoma twisters. (Brennan Linsley/AP) Pastor Mark Driscoll, who ministers in Seattle, told a Catalyst gathering … Continued

Where was God in Oklahoma?

Teachers carry children away from Briarwood Elementary School after a tornado destroyed the school in Oklahoma. (Paul Hellstern / Oklahoman … Continued

Computer simulator preps military chaplains for the battlefield

ORLANDO, Fla. — The animated figure on the computer screen moves carefully among the wounded, darting from one fallen figure … Continued

State of the Union: How we remain divided

JIM WATSON AFP/GETTY IMAGES The US Capitol stands lit ahead of US President Obama’s State of the Union address in … Continued

SIDEBAR: Muslim views of the Apocalypse

Muslim and Christian views of the Apocalypse are remarkably similar, albeit with a different ending. As in the Bible’s Book … Continued

Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall: Obama and the arc towards inclusion

POOL REUTERS President Barack Obama arrives at his second inauguration at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in … Continued

Poll: More than one-third of Americans see signs of end times in extreme weather

WASHINGTON — More than a third of Americans believe the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI joins Twitter, plans mobile app

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican unveiled Pope Benedict XVI’s Twitter account on Monday (Dec. 3) as it announced a series … Continued

An open letter to religious conservatives

Dear Christian Right: GETTY IMAGES Supporters of President Obama cheer as they wait for the president to appear on stage … Continued

Nontheists respond to Hurricane Sandy

BLOOMBERG Debris covers the front steps of a home destroyed during Hurricane Sandy in Union Beach, N.J., on, Nov. 3, … Continued

Did God send Hurricane Sandy?

AP Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown on Oct. 30, 2012, in New York. Fire officials … Continued

Unnatural disasters

Natural disasters can bring out people’s best. As Hurricane Sandy roared across the Northeast, people joined together to pile sandbags; … Continued

Obama: ‘American comes together

“Whether it’s fires in Colorado or flooding in the northern parts of Florida, when natural disasters like this hit, America … Continued

Utah storehouse at top of Mormon food chain

SALT LAKE CITY — At the new Utah Bishops’ Central Storehouse, pallets loaded with food wait to be ferried to … Continued

What the devil?

Satan made an appearance on “Saturday Night Live” last week, all duded up in his red tie and cape, to … Continued