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Rev. Michael Nabors: To fight rogue religion, uplift others

Reverend Michael Nabors of the Second Baptist Church. Credit: Richard Cahan It is always dangerous to write about rogue religion and corruption operating under the guise of faith. I understand. But I no longer care about the danger. Because when narrow-minded fanatics use religion to support narrow-mindedness and bigotry, their religion becomes rogue. Over the […]

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LETTER: Freedom of religion, conscience in danger | Opinion

The American Revolution was initiated primarily for the cause of freedom of conscience and freedom of religion. Throughout the Dark Ages, the millions who died advocated freedom of conscience and freedom of religion. The Protestant Reformation, again where millions of people sacrificed their lives, was brought about by the inherent desire for freedom of conscience […]

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Ian Linden: Freedom of religion – touchstone of human rights

Professor Ian Linden All rights are equal but some rights are more equal than others. FIFA and Qatari authorities are rightly criticized for restrictions on LGBT rights and their treatment of migrant workers. But nothing is said about the abuse of religious freedom rights, a global problem as well as a local problem in Qatar […]

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Colorado Springs Shows Religious Animosity Against LGBTQ People Must Be Exposed

How horrifying that on the eve of the annual Transgender Remembrance Day yesterday, a man with an assault rifle killed at least five people and injured 25 others at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. Little is yet known about the opinions of the 22-year-old Colorado Springs suspect. But much is known about the wealthy […]

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Families Can Celebrate the Holidays with ‘Brown Baby Jesus’ | local religion

Black author Dorena Williamson’s new children’s book is a great holiday gift idea because it centers on Jesus and the family that surrounded him during his life. “Brown Baby Jesus” is a story of faith that spans generations and places, while examining Jesus’ upbringing and using essential biblical stories. Williamson’s story of Jesus does not […]

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Fight for the faith | Religion

One of the great thinkers in Church history was an African bishop named Augustine. In his infamous book “The Confessions”, Augustine wrote this prayer, “Command [O God] what you want, and give what you command. What was this theological titan praying to? Simply that God always provides what He commands to His people. The question […]

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Opinion of Matt Cunningham: Religion at risk in Northern Territory law change

THEY say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. It would perhaps be an overstatement to say that the Northern Territory Government landed in hell with its anti-discrimination legislationbut it certainly upset the believers. Changes to the law will mean that a faith school will no longer be able to exclude a job […]

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Religion: Part-Time Loyalty

Jerry Abercrombie greeted the congregation Sunday morning at Mill Creek Baptist Church, and we wished Becky Johnson a happy birthday. Becky was also recognized for her many years of faithful service to the church, and a luncheon was held after the morning service in her honor. A note of thanks was read from the White […]

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Churches Cooperate to Share the Pastor and Spread the Gospel | Religion

It may be a cliché, but it’s true: When God closes a door, He opens a window, according to Janet Barek, acting administrator of Beverly Hills Community Church. After former acting pastor Mickie O’Donnell left to form a new congregation, taking parishioners with her, the community church had to find a new pastor. Enter Wayne […]

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Why Are More Saskatchewan Residents Leaving Religion?

So what has changed over the past decade and why are more people in the province saying no to religious identity? The answer can be one of many things ranging from an increase in immigration to changes in family dynamics and society to controversy between many religions in the past and present. Sandra Dunham is […]

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Sir, it’s your religion that must stay in the closet

By now you’ve probably heard of the heterosexual rights bill that Congressman Bienvenido Abante recently proposed. It’s so funny it might seem crazy to call it dangerous, but we’ve elected a lot of jokes, so at this point it doesn’t seem far-fetched to assume that a bill as ridiculous as this- this could become law. […]

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Is Alex Pereira Muslim? – Let’s take a closer look at Pereira’s religion and ethnicity

Alex Pereira reigns supreme as the UFC world middleweight champion. A decorated kickboxer, Pereira has now conquered the world of mixed martial arts and is the first fighter to hand over a stoppage loss to Israel Adesanya. Although a lot is known about Pereira’s career in combat sports, there is little information about his personal […]

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Who were the winners of religious politics and who were the losers of the midterms of 22? —GetReligion

Power Up: the best reads of the week 1. Explanation: Laws and customs in Qatar before the 2022 World Cup: The autocratic country “has sought to present itself as welcoming to outsiders, but traditional Muslim values ​​remain strong in the hereditary ruled emirate,” says Isabel Debre of The Associated Press. Qatar “says it will ease […]

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Mountain View Community Church Celebrates Worshipers’ Home Countries | Religion

The Mountain View community church of today is vastly different from the one Guy and Lorrie Kneebone left Iowa to begin almost exactly 25 years ago. After meeting at Urbana High School for 13 years, the church now spans two campuses — one in Ballenger Creek and one in Urbana — and averages about 1,000 […]

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‘Religion is good for you’: A researcher’s startling data on the power of prayer and faith

A researcher who studies young people has discovered something amazing: those who pray and have a connection to God are more likely to thrive in happiness and mental health. Listen to the latest episode of CBN’s Quick Start podcast Dr. Josh Packard, executive director of the Springtide Research Institute, spoke to CBN’s Faithwire about his […]

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Courts don’t have a single definition of religion

By HANNAH SANTO Herbert Dettmer requested candles, salt and a small statue so he could continue to practice his beliefs while incarcerated in Virginia in the early 1980s. He was denied access to these items – considered contraband in prisons – although similar items were permitted at other religious ceremonies performed by prison chaplains. The […]

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Flagstaff Religion News November 12

BEACON UU SUNDAY SERVICE: “Yes, and… improvise a life” November 13 — Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 510 N. Leroux St., Flagstaff. (928) 779-4492. 10am-11am, ALL ARE WELCOME! You OWN Beacon. Spiritually open and intentionally inclusive since 1958. The perfect topic for us free-thinking UUs. How do we strike the right balance between practical planning and […]

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FFRF salutes ‘atheists in foxholes’ on Veterans Day

The Freedom From Religion Foundation on Veterans Day encourages Americans to honor all veterans, including “atheists in the foxholes” and other free thinkers who served our country with bravery and distinction, even though a religious cliché insists on their non-existence. More than 20% of the 39,000 members of the FFRF are veterans, and A quarter […]

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Researchers plot religion slide in US

AFFILIATION with Christianity is shrinking in the United States, and it may no longer be the majority religion in the coming decades, new research reveals. The Pew Research Center looked at the religious future of the United States, based on current trends. He found that there had been an acceleration in the trend of Americans […]

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Australia’s national broadcaster has no idea about religion

One of the great rhetorical tricks journalists at the taxpayer-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation like to shoot when accused of bias is to talk about voting. They will say that they voted for the two big parties, or that they don’t care who wins an election, or they don’t vote at all. But, of course, it […]

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“Exceptional” discovery of ancient bronzes in Italy

SAN CASCIANO DEI BAGNI, Italy – An extraordinary series of almost perfectly preserved bronze statues have been discovered at a natural spa resort in Italy. Twenty-four statues have been discovered in the Tuscan village of San Casciano dei Bagni, halfway between Rome and Florence. The area is known for a series of natural thermal pools […]

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Learn to Have Quiet Moments with God – Bishop Urges Christians | Religion

Christians were invited to spend quiet moments with God, to listen and hear God speak to them. The Most Reverend Dennis Debukari Tong, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Tamale, who launched the appeal, said hearing God’s voice requires silence in his presence, saying Christians must learn to spend quiet time with God . He […]

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G20 Religion Forum meets ahead of summit in Bali, Indonesia | National Catholic Registry

Called the R20 for short, this year’s first Religious Forum is set to resume with next year’s G20 in India and then the following year in Brazil. The Catholicism of Catholicism is what makes our faith so vital today. For too long, conversations about religion have forced worshipers to choose between commitments that shouldn’t be […]

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John Grady: Religion in the North

For me, there is nothing more boring than statistics, and I have always doubted Statistics Canada reports, because I questioned the reliability of the response from subscribers. Unfortunately, it’s hard to dismiss two separate recent reports from Statistics Canada’s 2021 Census. The first was recently reported by Alaska Highway News showing in and around Fort […]

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Guru Nanak assigned a universal role to his religion — The Indian panorama

By Dr Bhai Harbans Lal There is a striking verse in Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS), the Sacred sikh Writing. Its author, Guru Nanak was the founder of Sikhi-sm: To register– Guru Nanak Dev. SGGS, p. 150 Gurū samunḏ naḏī sabẖ sikẖī nāṯai jiṯ vadi▫ā▫ī.Guru, Divine Wisdom, is the bottomless Ocean, and all his WISDOM […]

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Flagstaff Religion News November 5

LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE LIVING CHRIST November 6 — 500 W. Riordan Road, 500 W. Riordan Road, Flagstaff. 928-526-8595. 10-11 a.m., Disciples of the Lutheran Church of the Living Christ are embraced by God’s unconditional love and enduring grace. We invite all to celebrate with us the love and presence of God in our lives […]

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Socio-economic and political impact of religion: G20 prepares to discuss religion at upcoming summit in Bali

Cathedrals and religious monuments across Europe tell a historic tale of the continent’s deep Christian roots, but in recent years the role of religion has visibly diminished, writes Lusaka-based journalist Lennox Kalifungwa. For many Europeans, faith no longer defines who they are as individuals and no longer has a meaningful collective role in society. However, […]

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Tales of Hope, Passion and Game (Aga Khan Centre)

IF ONE were to be told of a current football exhibition with female footballers as the main image, expectations would be high for an image of the Euro-winning Lionesses this summer. The very different focus of this exhibition becomes apparent as the key image features the Shimshali sisters – Sumaira Inayat and Karishma Inayat – […]

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Amish Member Leaves Religion After Hearing the Gospel and a Powerful Encounter with Jesus

An Amish member left his religion after hearing the gospel for the first time and powerfully encountering Jesus. Growing up in the Amish religion Vern Yoder was raised in an Amish community in Kentucky. In the Amish religion, young Vern felt he was never enough for God. At one point, the church disciplined him when […]

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The “Soto Zen” of the PMSO: a new religion whose time is over

Click here to support my practice of teaching Zen of which translations and writings like this are only one facet. If you are a regular reader, you know that I use the phrase “Post Meiji Soto Orthodoxy” or even its acronym “PMSO” quite often. So it seems that it would be good to unveil the […]

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How to Reclaim Religion from Fundamentalists – If You Can Survive It

There is a video meme of the actress Jamie Lee Curtis describing what theHalloweenThe film franchise talks about: ‘trauma’, ‘rage and trauma’, ‘female trauma’, ‘family trauma’, ‘generational trauma’, it says over and over again in a series of mixed clips. Despite its severity, “trauma” has become a buzzword. Jeanna Kadlec’s first book, “Hereticis a memoir […]

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Why less religion is better

Photo by Maik Kleinert: Over the years, religion, and especially Western religion, has proven to be not only ineffective, but also harmful. Many within the religion have fabricated the fear that leaving the religion will lead to something worse. It’s only in their minds, but it’s history and they stick to it. As I said […]

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Occult expert Allen Spraggett was an editor of Star Religion

Allen Spraggett March 26, 1932 — July 19, 2022 For more than three decades, Allen Spraggett, a man of God, popularized the paranormal across North America. The scholarly psychoanalytic journal once described the ordained minister, author, broadcaster, psychic researcher, astrologer, editor, and sought-after speaker as “Canada’s foremost authority on PSE.” Indeed, in 1978 and 1995, […]

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The people God wanted us to be | Religion

Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]

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Islam is now the second most popular religion in Canada | Spare News

This week’s Diwali festival in Moncton, New Brunswick was a celebration of a dream come true for the local South Asian community. Numbering around 2,000, many members of the community gathered in a rented space on Milner Road for the opening of a new Hindu temple in their town – a vision that took many […]

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Is Buddhism a religion? – Great Reflection

The conflict between science and religion is an old story. It goes back to Galileo, who faced the Inquisition for his heretical view that the Earth revolved around the Sun, not the other way around. In its modern version, the conflict revolves around Christian fundamentalism and its views on evolution. (It should be noted that […]

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What is the biggest religion in Fort St. John?

More than half of Fort St. John residents have no religious affiliation, census data shows More than half of Fort St. John and area residents have no religious affiliation, according to new census data released today. According to the 2021 census, 16,590 people said they had no connection to any religion or held other secular […]

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Creationism debunker interviewed on FFRF TV show on Sunday

Guest on Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Free Thought Matters” TV show the coming sunday is passionate about confronting and demystifying creationism. Aron Ra, former Mormon turned atheist, activist and science teacher, is the author of The Fundamental Lies of Creationism. He has lectured and debated around the world and produced impactful YouTube videos on skepticism […]

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There is no single “Latino vote” – religion and geography add to the diversity of voters

In this May 17, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to supporters after speaking at a rally in Carson, Calif. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP Almost 1 in 5 people in the United States today are Latinos, and “the Latino vote” has attracted important news coverage as their political voice grows […]

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Weekly ministry promotes religion among Deaf community in Mid-Missouri

The Bible Baptist Church has offered a second ministry experience every Sunday morning for the past 24 years. For many of those who participate, it is the first time in their lives that a church has engaged them. Michelle Campbell, who became deaf at age 2, said she and her deaf sister grew up in […]

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RELIGION: The Beauty of Being Broken Before God | Opinion

Have you ever wondered if God is listening to you? One of his many divine attributes is that he is omnipresent, which means he is everywhere at the same time. His presence constantly permeates the atmosphere, whether on earth, in heaven, or throughout the universe. This is how He knows everything that happens and every […]

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Nick Cave’s journey into religion, creativity and human frailty

Nick Cave Musician Nick Cave’s journey through mourning and contemplating death is personal, of course, but he casts a net, or a spell, to his audience, and even wider, writes LYN MCCREDDEN. WHETHER you love or despise Nick Cave, his book “Faith, Hope and Carnage” offers a lot. Much more than the stereotypes of the […]

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Conflicts and religion: Reverend Lekoana’s journey to unite all faiths

Rev. Shadrack Lekoana of the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa addressing over a hundred different faith leaders. Sandile Hlayisi of the Church of Scientology gives a religious workshop to over a hundred religious leaders from different faiths. Reverend Shadrack Lekoana delivering a sermon on unity and peace to the various religious leaders who attended […]

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Reader’s Opinion: Pushing religion into abortion debate is wrong – Duluth News Tribune

I think the anti-abortion movement is an attempt by a group of people to force everyone to obey the group’s religious view regarding abortion. I don’t think anyone should be forced to obey someone else’s religious views on abortion or anything else. It seems to me that those who oppose abortion should encourage the use […]

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“God Save the Animals” by Alex G – The Scarlet

Even if you haven’t heard of Alex G, chances are you’ve heard his works to some degree: through slowed-down, reverberant versions of his songs, such as “Treehouse” or “Mary “, on TikTok, guitar arrangements in several Frank Ocean songs on “Endless” and “Blonde”, on Jimmy Fallon, or in the score of a recent independent horror […]

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RELIGION: Ignoring God does not diminish our need for Him | Opinion

In the Christian faith, we are taught that each person will one day stand before God and have a discussion of how they lived. A few will argue, make excuses, try to justify, and attempt to present their case before the infinite judge and authority of all things. Many scoff and doubt that they are […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: People have a free choice in matters of religion | Columns

The Christians, Lately, in some places around the world, people have been killed for their belief in Christ. Many people think that the God of Christians is false. Many people also believe that the God of Christians is real. Whether you believe it or not, everyone should have the free choice to be a Christian […]

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Millstone Baptist Church will celebrate its 157th anniversary with an event on Sunday | Religion

Millstone Baptist Church will celebrate its 157th anniversary on Sunday at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served after the morning service. Known for serving the community for many years, Millstone was founded when a new church was built from old demolished materials and logs moved to the present site, where it now stands. The foundation […]

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The Recorder – Your Religion News: October 8, 2022

Sunderland Congregational Church SUNDERLAND — Our monthly Country Breakfast will take place today from 7am to 10am. Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. If you would like to join us online, please email randyc1897@gmail.com to login. The online Bible study group will meet on Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. To participate, send an e-mail to the […]

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Literature and religion | Literature and religion

Thriller thrillers Leona Foxx Jack London’s Wolves with Ted Peters Literature and religion Isaiah 11. The kingdom of peace. The Lion lies down with the Lamb. The field – called “Literature and Religion” or “Literature and Theology” – has fascinated me since my graduate studies. When I was a student at the University of Chicago, […]

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The impact of printing on religion: the printing of the Quran

This is the third column in a series that explores the impact of the invention of the printing press on religion. The first part is about the beginnings of printing technology in China and how it supported the spread of Buddhism. The second part shows how the introduction of the printing press in Europe made […]

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Stay on the boat | Religion

Greetings from The Springs! USBC seniors just returned from a trip to Washington, DC last week. We traveled to see all the historic sites in the capital and had a blast. By the way, I say “we” because I was accompanied by my husband, Anthony, who was also our great bus driver for the trip. […]

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Priest warns against using religion as campaign tool

The National Coordinator of the Progressive Pastors Platform, Reverend Adebayo Ayokunle, has called on religious leaders to encourage their members and supporters to campaign as Nigerians and not as Christians or Muslims, urging them to refrain from campaign only for candidates who favor their religion or ethnic group. According to Reverend Ayokunle in a statement […]

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Supreme Court religious rulings should affect members of all faiths

Joseph D. Steinfield lives in Keene and Jaffrey. He can be contacted at joe@joesteinfield.com. In 2020, the first year of the pandemic, the governors of several states, including Nevada, California and New Hampshire, issued regulations limiting the number of people who can gather in an indoor space. When religious groups challenged the Nevada and California […]

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Religious events in the San Fernando Valley, October 8-15 – Daily News

The Central Lutheran Church is holding a rummage sale, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on October 8, in Van Nuys. (Google StreetView) Here is a sampling of upcoming religious gatherings in the San Fernando Valley. October 8 Golden West Fair at the Carillon Church: The 71st fair begins with a pancake breakfast, from 8 […]

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Religion: In Brief, Calendar | Republican-American

Pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, chrysanthemums for sale by Holy Disciples WATERTOWN – The annual Holy Disciples Pumpkin Patch parish fundraiser is underway on the lawn of St. John the Evangelist Church, 574 Main St. Classic and specialty pumpkins, chrysanthemums, squash, and cornstalks are available at various prices and quantities. The patch is open Saturdays from […]

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Religious news October 6, 2022

Deep shame at CofE as hundreds of new sexual abuse cases come to light A review of 75,000 past abuse cases in the Church of England found 383 new cases, some of which were not treated by current safeguard standards. Most were against children and vulnerable adults, 242 involved clergy as perpetrators, and most of […]

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RELIGION: “You shall not steal”

“You will not steal.” Exodus 20:15 By this command, the LORD God forbids us to take or desire what rightfully belongs to another. Thus, we must not steal, steal or take property from others through dishonest means, including fraud, deception, unfair lawsuits, gambling, unfair labor or wages, unfair prices, etc. Instead of seeking dishonest gain, […]

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“God Save the Animals”, new album, religion and songwriting – Rolling Stone

Last year Alex Giannascoli was ready to change. After years of nomadic life around Philadelphia, the oracular singer-songwriter who plays the role of Alex G felt like settling down. So he and his longtime partner, violinist Molly Germer, bought their own house. “We had this old house and spent a few months removing wallpaper and […]

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2023: Nigerians should rise above feelings of ethnicity and religion – APC Chief

Yunana Shibkau, former Special Advisor for Christian-Muslim Dialogue to former Governor Ahmed Sani Yerima, advised Nigerians to get rid of ethnic and religious considerations in choosing the candidate for the 2023 presidential election. In an interview with Daily Trust, Shikabu advised voters to elect the next president on merit. Nigeria on the rise despite challenges […]

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Cecile Holmes, longtime religious journalist, dies at 67

(RNS) – Cecile Holmes, a veteran religious journalist, editor, journalism professor and interfaith champion, died in Columbia, South Carolina, on Thursday (September 29) following an illness. She was 67 years old. Holmes was a longtime correspondent for Religion News Service and served as a religious editor for The Houston Chronicle. She then taught journalism at […]

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China: Appreciation of “light religion”

Tushanwan Museum – artist view During a trip to Shanghai last week, I had the opportunity to visit the Tushanwan Museum, a place I had heard about a few years ago. Located just two blocks from St. Ignatius Cathedral in the bustling central district of Xujiahui, the museum is an example of what happens when […]

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Justin Bieber says he’s tired of religion and wants to know the love of Jesus

In Los Angeles, Justin Bieber tells fans he’s had enough of religion and wants to see the love of Jesus. “Tired of religion..” As one of the Freedom Experience performers on July 29, the pop star used the stage to preach about Jesus and the freedom he brought to his life. He says, “I’m tired […]

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Politicians must reduce the importance of religion in campaigns – President of Ondo APC

The President of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Mr. Ade Adetimehin, in this interview with PIERRE DADAtalks about the party’s preparation for the 2023 general election, among other political issues in the state and nation Campaigning for the 2023 general election begins today, how prepared is your party with regards to election activities? […]

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Religion has helped top sports leagues rise – and been in their shadow

Randall Balmer is an Episcopal priest and lifelong sports fan, but none of these facts really explain why he just published a book about sports and religion. Balmer, a professor of religion at Dartmouth College, published the book because he couldn’t stop thinking about sports radio. Specifically, how much people who call into sports broadcasts […]

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Buhari minister describes Nigerians as ‘too hungry’ to care about religion, others

Minister of State for Labor and Employment, Festus Keyamo has warned that Nigerians will not be swayed by their religious faith in the 2023 general election. Keyamo made the submission during a Channels Television interview on Sunday, September 25 Minister says citizens will focus on expected policies that would improve their lives rather than religious […]

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Christians, please listen. There is no national religion in America. | Opinion

By Linda Stamato The Founding Fathers abhorred the concept of a national religion. They believed that state support, in the long run, would harm the faith, not help it. We would do well to revisit their thinking and the experiences that gave rise to it, as we increasingly face a push to create a national […]

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Perspectives: Peace, Love and Joy | Religion

What does this mean for us? First of all, it’s about the kingdom of God, and walking in His Kingdom requires righteous living, living according to His standards. Earth standards might look like this: eat, drink and have fun. But we can surely see how this could lead to unhealthy results. Peace! Now many people […]

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Are Brigham Young’s sports controversies about sports, religion, or politics? —GetReligion

I have a journalism question, which will require time travel. Let’s go back to the soccer game 2021 between the Brigham Young Cougars and the Baylor Bears, which was played in Waco, Texas, an interesting town known as “Jerusalem on the Brazos.” After BYU’s first score, a significant number of Baylor students are heard chanting […]

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RELIGION: “Thou shalt not kill”

“Thou shalt not kill.” Exodus 20:13 Every human life is a creation of God, and every human life is precious to God. Why? Because God created man in his own image and Jesus Christ died for all people (Gen. 1:26-28; 2:7,21-22; 9:5-6; Psalm 139:13- 16; 1 John 2:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:15). Except when punishing wrongdoers […]

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Funding for SC religious schools unconstitutional, charges new FFRF lawsuit

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is today filing a major lawsuit against South Carolina officials on behalf of four Palmetto State citizens challenging the unconstitutional funding of a private religious school. “An upstate Christian organization raising money to build a $14 million boarding school for disadvantaged and at-risk youth has a surprising benefactor: the state […]

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Three Catholic Governors Who Ship Migrants for Politics Are Practicing a ‘False Religion’, Says Wallis – Baptist News Global

Claim to be faithful Catholics while sending disoriented refugees by plane and bus to other states is a case of “false religion” for the governors of Arizona, Florida and Texas, The residents said the magazine’s founder Jim Wallis during a virtual press briefing with American religious leaders. “There is nothing loyal, and certainly nothing Catholic, […]

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Discussion on ethics and religion: how can I convert to your faith?

Reverend Ray Lanning, retired pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America, responds: “’Conversion’ is a word with more than one meaning. There is the divine activity of the Holy Spirit in regeneration as He works faith in the heart using the preaching of the gospel. No human being has control over this operation […]

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Role of religion in Leicestershire riots? BBC journalists fell for the ‘word salad’ logic — GetReligion

I apologize for repeating this sobering anecdote, but – alas – it is relevant again. When “Blind Spot: When Journalists Don’t Understand Religionwas released in 2008, several authors participated in a world tour around events related to the issues addressed in the book. An interesting — or disturbing — forum took place with journalism students […]

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What is the condition of the Dalits who have adopted the Muslim-Christian religion? the government will know

The committee will only investigate those who have adopted a religion other than Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Ministry of Minority Affairs The central government will soon set up a commission that Converted Dalit And will conduct a survey of people in the hourly cast. In fact, this committee will only survey those who have hindu […]

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Prayer advice: Pride and partiality or pure religion?

daily writing Scripture: James 1:26-27 (NRSV), 2:1-4, 6a, 9a (CEB) and 4:6 (NIV citing Pr. 3:34) If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, his religion is worthless. The religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows […]

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Banditry is about money, not religion – Bishop Idowu-Fearon

Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon is the General Secretary of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC). Before that, he served the Anglican Church of Nigeria as Bishop of Kaduna and Archbishop of Kaduna Province. He served as Bishop of Sokoto, Director of St. Francis of Assisi Theological College in Wusasa and Provost of St. Michael’s Cathedral in Kaduna. […]

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Associated Press religious coverage receives support through AP collaboration with The Conversation US – The Examiner

“The Waltons” ran for nine seasons and 221 episodes, ranking second on the Nielsen charts. Half a century later, it still sparks nostalgia among loyal fans who can’t help but watch cable TV reruns, binge on episodes via streaming apps and follow past stars via social networks. Based on the life of its creator, Earl […]

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Don’t let religion divide us, Sanwo-olu urges Nigerians

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has urged Nigerians not to allow religious division, especially regarding the Muslim-Muslim APC ticket for the presidential poll. Sanwo-Olu gave the advice Thursday in Ikoyi, during the 96th anniversary conference of the Yoruba Tennis Club, on the theme: “The social club and the pursuit of national cohesion”. He said […]

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Government, religion and economy | Editorial

A working economy is about the economic system. Do the goods and services produced have value and are they capable of generating profits for the company, thus enabling decent wages and salaries for employers? Can people live comfortably? Are the cost and standard of living bearable? Are there workplaces for anyone looking for one, and […]

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Vietnamese authorities call ‘Jesus Church’ in northern provinces ‘bad religion’ — Radio Free Asia

UPDATED AT 2:19 AM EST 09/13/22 Vietnamese police and government authorities are trying to crack down on a religious group that is gaining popularity in the country’s northern provinces. On Monday, state-controlled media quoted Hai Phong city police as saying the “Jesus Church” is operating in many localities without permission. The government’s Committee for Religious […]

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Religion linked to greater sexual happiness according to a new study

Photo by Nguyễn Tân on Unsplash Source: Iona Institute Patrick Fitzgerald writes: One of the greatest articles of faith in modern liberal societies is that the sexual freedoms we now have have made people happier and more fulfilled. An accompanying belief is that we must slay the “dragon” of religious sexual repression in order to […]

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If we respect each other’s religion, many of our problems will go away: Zafar Sareshwala

Hindus and Muslims have lived together in India for over 1,000 years. Islam reached India shortly after its birth in Arabia. I visited India’s first mosque, the Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kerala, which was built in the 7th century. Growing up in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I never felt different just because I […]

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Religion and spirituality associated with higher levels of heart health in African Americans

By Marnita Coleman, Special to AFRO, mcoleman@afro.com Staggering statistics reveal a disparity in heart health in the African American community. While heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, the hospitalization of heart failure is twice as likely among blacks, but the table is turning. The Jackson Heart Study, a 20-year research project […]

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Narges Abyar selected for Religion Today panel

TEHRAN — Iranian director Narges Abyar has been selected for the jury of the 25th Religion Today Film Festival, which opens in five Italian cities on Wednesday. Director of the acclaimed dramas “Track 143”, “Breath” and “When the Moon Was Full”, Abyar is currently in Tatarstan, a semi-autonomous region in southwestern Russia, to accompany the […]

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Owaisi says ‘India doesn’t have one religion’ as Rahul Gandhi and preacher’s chat sparks row

Amid Rahul Gandhi’s conversation with a controversial pastor doing the rounds, AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi reacted on Saturday. Speaking to the media, the MP said the country “has no particular religion”. Highlighting how some compatriots believe in Allah, some in Bhagwan, some in Jesus and some in Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Hyderabad parliamentarian called diversity […]

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BYU Football: Religion Has Shaped BYU and Baylor’s Football Program

BYU and Baylor University have more in common than being part of the Big 12 Conference’s future. They’re also two religious schools — BYU is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Baylor is affiliated with the Texas Baptist General Convention — seeking the right balance between football and faith. Because […]

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Religious news of September 9, 2022 | Recent news

Culpeper PD victorious at BBQ Battle Fest at CUMC A culinary showdown of emergency service professionals, the first-ever BBQ Battle & Blues Festival turned out to be a scorching occasion last Saturday, September 3 at Culpeper United Methodist Church. Pit master competitors from Culpeper’s top emergency services, law enforcement, and fire and rescue services competed. […]

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AD Bruce Religion Center meets the spiritual needs of students

Activities & Organizations By Aly Ashry September 8, 2022 The AD Bruce Religion Center was built in 1965 to accommodate Christian and Jewish worshippers. However, the building now houses several religious organizations. |Ajani Stewart/The Cougar The AD Bruce Religion Center was built in 1965 welcome Christians and Jews. However, the building now houses several religious […]

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Antisemitism and religion | USC Holocaust Foundation

“Why the Jews? Join us as we explore this question again at the final event of the USC Shoah Foundation’s Scholar Lab on Antisemitism event series. This moderated discussion will feature Dr. Mehnaz Afridi of Manhattan College and Dr. Sara Lipton of Stonybrook University, who are members of the USC Shoah Foundation’s Scholar Lab on […]

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Senator proposes bill to end same-religion presidential ticket

Senator Kogi Smart Adeyemi announced the proposal at a conference on September 4. The Nigeria News Agency (NOPE) indicates that it is a “bill to amend the Elections Act 2022 and other related matters relating to 2022”. Following the choice by the presidential candidate and political godfather of Lagos, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, of former Borno […]