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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.  Worship of Mary (Jane) focus of new church The Guardian profiles a new church in Colorado where worship is dedicated to marijuana: yes, the International Church of Cannabis is lighting up its building and welcoming pot-aficionados. Featuring the stunning artwork of legendary painter Kenny Scharf, the church’s building boasts ping-pong, board games ...

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Is Iraq about our selfies?

Number one Squadron F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares for take off. Photo by Australian Department of Defence.

“So much death! What can men do against such reckless hate?” asks a despairing Théoden, faced with the pitiless onslaught of the orcs in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. There’s an unnerving echo of the battle for Middle Earth in the media coverage of the unfolding Middle East crisis. Unlike the wearisome conflicts in South Sudan, Gaza, Ukraine ...

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