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    What happens if computers become capable of human intelligence and moral decision-making? A growing grassroots movement uses social media to organize “flash mobs” that fill empty pews and collection plates at struggling urban churches More

    April 17, 2015 | Comments

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    “Artificial intelligence is the ultimate powerful technology, because if we ever succeed in making machines that are much smarter than us and keep amplifying their own intelligence, there’s basically no limit to how much we can figure out with their help. There’s also no limit to the extent we could mess up,” warns MIT physicist Max Tegmark. More

    April 17, 2015 | Comments

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    “People in the community get to value something they weren’t familiar with before and realize what we have that’s so worth preserving,” says Margaret Dick, a member of Buffalo’s Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church. Only about 100 people attend morning mass, but when Buffalo Mass Mob gathered there, almost 650 people attended. More

    April 17, 2015 | Comments

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    Increasing violence against Christians around the world is renewing calls for better religious freedom protection in places like the Middle East and Africa; a congregation of deaf Roman Catholics is fighting the Archdiocese of New York’s plan to close their parish to save money; and the opening of a new museum dedicated to the history of Jews in Poland prompts Holocaust survivor Dasha Rittenberg to revisit the country she grew up in. More

    April 10, 2015 | Comments

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    “We have not seen these kinds of attacks on Christians all over the world in a long time,” according to Rev. Thomas Reese, SJ, a member of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. “We have to focus the attention of the world on the crisis that Christians face, and we need governments to recognize this is an issue they have to deal with.” More

    April 10, 2015 | Comments

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    “This is their spiritual home,” says Rev. Patrick McCahill of St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Parish on New York City’s Upper East Side. “They will use that term all the time. It’s where they belong. It’s where they feel comfortable. It’s where they can communicate easily, where they’re accepted for being who they are.” More

    April 10, 2015 | Comments

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    “Hatred doesn’t always have to be passed on from generation to generation,” says New York filmmaker Menachem Daum. “Perhaps no one is more qualified to set such an example than Poles and Jews.” More

    April 10, 2015 | Comments

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    Some high-tech entrepreneurs and investors want to merge faith with technology; a popular evangelical author describes finding joy in the midst of cancer and Holy Week; and a rabbi and a pastor lead their Jewish and Christian faith communities in celebrating the Passover values of justice and freedom found in the Exodus story. More

    April 3, 2015 | Comments

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    “I think God created us to be inventors. He created us to have passion, to have dreams and visions, to push the envelope of invention and new creation,” says Pat Gelsinger, one of the wealthiest and most powerful people of faith in Silicon Valley. More

    April 3, 2015 | Comments

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    “This is a joy that stands up and says, ‘Even in the midst of darkness and loss, I will still fight back and rejoice,'” says the evangelical author of “Fight Back with Joy,” a memoir of her journey from grief to joy despite breast cancer. More

    April 3, 2015 | Comments