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Great advice for Mormon sister missionaries

With tens of thousands of Mormon sister missionaries now serving around the world, where are they going to get the low-down on what to expect out in the field? This inspiring new book of personal essays offers some honest advice.

World Vision U.S. Headquarters in Federal Way, WA

Will World Vision flip-flop = lawsuits?

I understand World Vision’s original decision to hire Christians in same-sex marriages had nothing to do with the threat of lawsuits. But that doesn’t mean the decision’s reversal in the face of widespread evangelical outrage won’t invite them.

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Survivors Petition Governor & General Assembly

Schererville, Indiana — Sexual assault survivors and supporters have collected almost 1,700 petition signatures in less than three weeks to eliminate the statute of limitations (SOL) on sexual assault in Indiana. They have added the members of the State Senate and House to receive their petition, along with Governor Mike Pence. The Governor’s Director of Policy for Criminal Justice, Christina Trexler, received the petition of over 1,000 signatures collected in the first four days of their petition drive in a meeting March 13, 2014 with survivors’ advocates Joy Evans Ryder, Jason Benner, Cheryl Lewis Colsten, Keith Morris and Anita Carpenter, CEO of the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault (INCASA). “April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” added Ryder. “We hope to double our supporters and petition signers by the end of April.

Quote of the Day: New York Times film critic A.O. Scott

“‘Noah’ is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). ‘And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and only Noah remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.'”
— New York Times film critic A.O. Scott, concluding his review of “Noah.”

US President Bush talks with Saudi Prince Salman, right, brother of Saudi King Abdullah, while watching a traditional sword dance at the Al Murabba Palace and Natural History Museum in Al Janadriyah, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008.

Just how crazy is Saudi Arabia? 9 WTF headlines from March alone

As President Obama visits the land of cheap oil and oppression today, he needs to know one thing. On the nutty scale between Charlie Sheen and Amanda Bynes, Saudi Arabia is off-the-charts Dennis Rodman insane. Here’s a quick rundown of this month’s most absurd Saudi headlines showing just how crazy crazy can be.