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  • End of World Sale: Everything Must Go by May 21! Friday, 20 May 2011 | 1:13 PM ET
    May 21, 2011 Judgement Day

    May 21 is the new doomsday and everyone is preparing in their own special way: Believers are out spreading the word. Atheists are planning a picnic. And some entrepreneurial types are offering to buy your stuff.

  • Make My Bed? But You Say the World’s Ending Friday, 20 May 2011 | 10:15 AM ET
    Participants in a movement that is proselytizing that the world will end this May 21, Judgment Day, gather on a street corner on May 13, 2011 in New York City. The Christian based movement, which claims thousands of supporters around the country and world.

    the New York Times reports.

  • 14 spectacularly wrong predictions Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 1:09 PM ET
    Titanic

    Even the most intellectually gifted prognosticators did not foresee key forces that would cause paradigm shifts in society.

  • Preachers Line Up Against May 21 Leader Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 11:46 AM ET
    Julie Baker walks the streets proselytizing with other believers that the world will end this May 21, Judgment Day in New York City. The Christian based movement, which claims thousands of supporters around the country and world, was founded by the Oakland, Calif.-based Harold Camping.

    Talk about defending the brand: Christian writers are coming down on end of the world predicter Harold Camping with the fervor of Disney lawyers quashing a Mickey Mouse painting at a daycare center.

  • Poll: How Do You Think the World Will End? Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:40 AM ET

    No one is sure if the world will really end, at least not next year. Presumably at some point, though, it will. How do you think it will happen?

  • If the Sky Is Falling, Gold Is Rising Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:38 AM ET

    "Gold has been a useful store of value for 6,500 years,” says one observer of the gold bug crowd. “Uncertainty causes people to see stable value, and gold provides that confidence.”

  • Apocalypse 2012 Explained — For Now Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:36 AM ET

    The 2012-ers have pulled together archaeology, New Age spirituality, UFO stories about extraterrestrial, and left-field understandings about science to produce a prophecy that something Really Big will happen on December 21, 2012. Read our FAQ — everything you need to know about Apocalypse 2012.

  • The Numerology and I Ching of Apocalypse 2012 Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:36 AM ET

    Some  believe Dec. 21, 2012 — 12/21/2012 — will see a cataclysmic set of events that mark either the end or rebirth of the world.

  • Notorious Doomsday Prophets Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    December 21, 2012 -- the end date in the ancient Mayan calendar. Will it bring the Apocalypse? See some of the most notorious prophets and doomsday groups in history.

  • And Now, Bible Trading Cards for Kids Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 3:29 PM ET
    Bible Trading Cards

    Creaton by Design, a New Jersey-based art and imaging development company, hopes to give the Bible a 21st century makeover by creating Bible-based trading cards with high-tech graphics. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Pope to Issue Bank Norms Amid Laundering Probe Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 9:10 AM ET
    Pope Benedict XVI

    The Vatican planned to issue new rules Thursday designed to make its financial transactions more transparent after a money laundering probe resulted in the seizure of 23 million euros ($30.21 million) from a Vatican account.

  • Christmas Miracle for Construction: New Churches Rising Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 | 12:19 PM ET
    San Miguel Archangel Catholic Church, in Texas. Photo by Cindeka Nealy/Reporter-Telegram.

    It's been a rough year for commercial contractors. Unless they've made a "niche" business in churches.

  • Muslims Report Rising Discrimination at Work Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 10:17 AM ET

    At a time of growing tensions involving Muslims in the United States, a record number of Muslim workers are complaining of employment discrimination, from co-workers calling them “terrorist” or “Osama” to employers barring them from wearing head scarves or taking prayer breaks. The NYT reports.

  • NYC Mosque Investor Rejects Trump's Buyout Offer Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 6:20 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk by 45 Park Place in Manhattan, the proposed site for an Islamic center and mosque in New York City. Jewish community leaders, rabbis and others gathered in front of the building where the Cordoba Initiative Mosque and Cultural Center would be housed to support the plan.

    Donald Trump's offer to buy an investor's stake where a mosque is planned near ground zero is falling flat.

  • Muslim Employee Says Disney Banned Her Hijab Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 5:20 PM ET

    A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at a Disneyland restaurant alleges her employer sent her home without pay after she refused to remove her head covering in front of customers.

  • Obama Strongly Backs Islam Center Near 9/11 Site Saturday, 14 Aug 2010 | 8:44 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama delivered a strong defense on Friday night of a proposed Muslim community center and mosque near ground zero in Manhattan. The NY T reports.

  • Irish Nuns Sue Morgan Stanley over Bond Deal Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 7:56 AM ET

    A group of nuns from Ireland are suing Morgan Stanley, alleging improper actions by the investment bank that led them to lose at least 5 million euros ($6.4 million), about 80 percent of their total investment, a filing by Stuarts Law showed.

  • QUIZ: George Foreman Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 11:31 AM ET

    How much do you know about modern-day Renaissance man George Foreman? Take our quiz and find out.

  • Legalize Pot? Blacks Split Over California Vote Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 10:54 AM ET
    Marijuana plants

    How black voters in California decide on Proposition 19, which would allow anyone 21 and over to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, could be critical to its success or failure.

  • Pakistan To Monitor Google, Other Sites for Blasphemy Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | 11:27 AM ET

    Pakistan will start monitoring seven major websites, including Google, Yahoo and Amazon, for sacrilegious content, while blocking 17 other, lesser-known sites it deems offensive to Muslims, an official said Friday.