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#MeToo, ‘Mary Magdalene’ focus on women’s stories in Bible as Easter nears

(RNS) — It seems like the women of Scripture are having a moment leading up to Easter (April 21), celebrated by many Christians as the day they believe Jesus rose from the dead.
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Gallup: Number of Americans who belong to a church or house of worship plummets

(RNS) — A new Gallup study found that only half of Americans belong to a church or other house of worship, down from 69 percent two decades ago.
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How a controversial Muslim figure helped ignite the controversy over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 comments

(RNS) — How did a video of Omar’s comments on the 9/11 terrorist attacks explode into such a massive controversy? Australia’s Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, who claims to be a Muslim reformer, lit the match.
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Chrissy Metz on ‘Breakthrough’: Everything happens as it should

(RNS) — The ‘This Is Us’ actress said she ‘wholeheartedly’ believes in miracles, including the one a doctor says occurred in the life of a boy whose true story is depicted in the movie, releasing for Easter.
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Telling the Passover story in the shadow of the Pittsburgh massacre

(RNS) — Joyce Fienberg wanted to make people feel loved and cared for. Her daughter-in-law is using that example to invite non-Jews to the seder table.
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IFTTT Loses Gmail Service

Much of the info in this post is from an article on engadget.  I became aware of the situation as I was working to build an IFTTT applet that would change my office lights to red if a website went down and I got an email about it from Uptime Robot….


Conservative rabbinical group selects new leader

(RNS) — Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal, 52, who has served his entire career at Shaare Torah, in Gaithersburg, Md., will lead the 1,700-member international organization of Conservative rabbis.
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Evangelicals issue principles on benefits, challenges of artificial intelligence

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The statement aims to help evangelicals proactively navigate their use of technology like smartphones and virtual assistants such as Siri or Alexa from a scriptural perspective that focuses on ethics about human dignity.
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UltimateSEO.net Launches As Sister Site Focused On Free SEO Tools

UltimateSEO.net Is Live Hosting Free SEO Tools Ultimate SEO has gotten a little more ultimate.  We continuing to offer our SEO information and topical articles and plan to expand into indepth discussions of stuff at the most minute details.  Great for those of us who love metrics and but our metrics…


‘We need to inspire the new, not just curse the darkness’

(RNS) — Spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson is running for president not just against Donald Trump but for a new politics based on love.
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