A Public Religion Research Institute poll has found that less religious people are less likely to head to the polls this election season to vote. According to the Institute—if the findings from this survey hold true--it could potentially spell trouble for the Obama campaign. That's because voters who are less religious are more likely to support the president and Americans who identify themselves as religiously unaffiliated are the fastest growing segment in America's religious landscape.
The Israeli Defense Forces for the first time ever, has promoted a female Arab to command a combat unit. 20 year old Mona Abdo was born to a Christian family living in the Haifa area.She joined the IDF when she turned 18. The pioneering young soldier said that her Jewish comrades-in-arms had been very supportive, and that more than a few Arab young women told her that thanks to her example, they, too, had a desire to join the IDF, but were still afraid of the social backlash.
Police say a New Jersey mother went too far protecting her daughter from alleged school bullies.
Marci Rubin reports.
The Church of England has launched a campaign to harness the goodwill spirit seen during the London Olympics. The 2012 Games inspired hundreds of churches to host free community events like big screenings, family festivals and sports competitions. But the Church doesn't want it to end there, so it's sending out a "call to change" to 20-thousand clergy this week. It's in the form of a booklet entitled: "Love Life; Live Lent - Be the Change!". It aims to lead people through simple daily activities to make small but revolutionary changes to the world around them during Lent 2013. An adults version and kids version will be made available .
Two little girls in Tennessee made a sacrifice for a schoolmate suffering from leukemia.
The children decided to give up their birthday parties in favor of raising money for the other child's family.
A growing number of health-care workers in British Columbia are resisting a mandatory flu shot, arguing that it is an issue of personal choice. And now, a union representing thousands of health-care workers in the province, is telling them they have a right to opt out.The union issued a statement that health-care workers may wish to avoid vaccination for many reasons including "philosophical or religious objections." In August, B.C. became the first jurisdiction in Canada to legislate mandatory flu shots for healthcare workers.