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Melissa Mathison dies at 65; screenwriter of ‘Kundun’

Mathison’s film credits also include “The Black Stallion” (1979), “The Escape Artist” (1982) and “The Indian in the Cupboard” (1995). “Kundun” (1997), a movie about the Dalai Lama’s childhood and growth into a young man, reflected her decades-long interest in Tibet. She received an Oscar nomination for her work on Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.,” which was… Read more »

Richard Gere: Buddhism calms me

Richard Gere uses Buddhism to “dominate” the anger that used to plague him. The 66-year-old star became interested in the religion when he began asking big questions about the universe and science as a young man. His 15-year-old son Homer is currently considering the same things, and Richard wonders if he might embrace spirituality too…. Read more »

Ten Hollywood Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Their Religion

“We’re not all crazy right-wingers.” Actress Mayim Bialik recently talked about being religious in Hollywood. “I think in general it’s never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles,” the actress, who is Jewish, told Fox News in an interview published on Aug. 21. There are many celebrities in Hollywood who… Read more »

RIP Wes Craven (remembering him with his words on faith)

Wes Craven passed away. In his memorey here is an excerpt from “Wes Craven on Film, Fear and Faith Asked if he considered himself a religious person now, Craven responded, “I don’t do anything in an organized way.” Rather, he has come to see filmmaking as the most significant way to express his beliefs and… Read more »

5 Bollywood actresses who changed their religion

Did you know there are plenty of Bollywood actresses who left their religion and adopted other faiths. Even the most notable of Bollywood actresses have left their religion, mostly for love and marriages. Here are five Indian actresses who changed their religion:- 1. Nargis Dutt 2. Amrita Singh 3. Sharmila Tagore 4. Nagma 5. Ayesha… Read more »

Dartmouth’s Religion faculty discuss the value of a liberal arts education

“I think the academic study of religion is a portal to the liberal arts.” “Our [religion] students come out particularly well-schooled in their writing skills…their oral communication skills, and in their critical thinking skills.” “Above all, [the study of religion] provides insight into what it means to be human.” These observations, and more, by Religion… Read more »

Christian chaplain fired for preaching compassion and love over violence of American Sniper

O February 10th, MidAmerica Nazarene University’s (MNU) chaplain Randy Beckum gave his morning sermon, which wasn’t unusual – it was his job. But what was different that day was the response to the sermon – as one student paper put it, the sermon sparked an “outcry” and a torrent of criticism particularly on social media…. Read more »

Amy Kohn Explores Love And Religion In ‘a Courtship’

Kohn’s documentary explores Christian courtship, a highly conservative Christian alternative to dating. Drawing inspiration from “Amour” and “Love is Strange,” Amy Kohn’s documentary “A Courtship” exposes the intimacy of relationships and the thorniness and beauty of love while exploring the practice of Christian courtship. A highly conservative alternative to dating, courtship is a process in which… Read more »