Book of Old History
Radar reveals San Francisco's buried Presidio (San Francisco Chronicle)
Archaeologists are using cutting-edge technology - including ground radar and laser scanning - to uncover vanished walls and dwellings of the original Spanish Presidio of San Francisco, one of the two oldest European settlements in the Bay Area. The other is...
Fox Valley religious notes (Daily Herald)
Country Covenant Church: On Sundays, the Rev. Mark Harder leads worship at the 10:30 a.m. service at Country Covenant Church, Route 47 and McDonald Road in Elgin.
Political gambit, Palace says of MILF 'jihad' (GMA News)
Calling it a political gambit, Malaca�ang on Saturday dismissed the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)'s claim that religious leaders in Mindanao were calling for a jihad against the government.
Cook County religious notes (Daily Herald)
The Ministry of New Beginnings, a Catholic-oriented, nondenominational, social support organization for separated, divorced, widowed and single persons, meets at 7:30 p.m. Mondays in the Hughes Center in front of St. Matthew's Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
Scripter finds basic instinct to change (The Kansas City Star)
Conversion for Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas happened while sitting on a curb crying. And not just crying but also, to his shock, praying about his alcohol and nicotine addictions and his newly diagnosed throat cancer.
Karnataka churches vandalised (BBC News)
Two churches are vandalised in the southern Indian state of Karnataka as tensions continue over conversions to Christianity.
?Politics sort of is the Jewish religion? (The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles)
Blaming Judaism for his father?s peculiarities, the first Jewish member of Congress converted to Christianity to hide his heritage and preserve his political career.
Debtor's Prism (WallStreet Journal via Yahoo! Finance)
Since ancient times, the notion of debt has been deeply interwoven into our culture, literature and social structure. Margaret Atwood looks at the history and meaning of being in hock.
Religious freedom worsens in Jordan, Algeria: US (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Religious freedom took a turn for the worse in the last year in China, Egypt and Iran, but also in normally more tolerant countries like Jordan and Algeria, the State Department said Friday.
Lithuania ' town: religion meets national identity (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
SILUVA -- Tens of thousands of pilgrims have descended on this tiny town to celebrate the "apparition" of the Virgin Mary 400 years ago, predating even the better-known miracles at Lourdes and Fatima.