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The food cupboard will start on August 15 for families in need | Religious News

The Fountain Hills Christian Ministerial Association (FHCMA) is hosting a food closet on August 15, providing boxes of essentials to families feeling the pinch of soaring gas, rent and food prices. “The motivation behind this was the thought that with prices going up, especially rent, a lot of these young families might need some help,” […]

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Real issues should guide our conversations, not religion, says Fredrick Nwabufo

Fredrick Nwabufo, columnist and media entrepreneur, called for disciplined conversations about the 2023 elections. Speaking in an interview on News Central Africa on Monday, the journalist urged Nigerians to question those who have stood to run for office on real issues, instead of sparking discussions around overriding interests. He said Nigerians are bound to repeat […]

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AI 2041 panel at #SBLAAR22 (and a conversation with #BlenderBot on religion)

One of my appearances on the program at the American Academy of Religion conference in Denver in November is on a panel discussion on the book AI 2041. The concept is the one that grabbed me right away: a book co-written by a science fiction author and a scientista collection of short stories and essays, […]

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RELIGION: Our character reflects what we love | Opinion

Most of us have heard that having lots of money cannot buy love or bring happiness. Since I’ve never been very rich, I’ll trust God on that one. Most people try to establish financial security, but it’s also common for those who succeed to experience frustration and disappointment. Ecclesiastes 5:10-12 gives us this divine insight: […]

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On Religion: Evangelicals Caught in the Political Crossfire |

It was the kind of quote from Pope John Paul II that was powerful and prophetic – but difficult to print on a political sticker. “America will remain a beacon of freedom to the world as long as it upholds those moral truths that are at the very heart of its historical experience,” he said […]

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Blessed Assurance: Auditioning in Our Own Language | Religion

Communication, especially effective communication, is the hardest thing humans try to do with each other. This has always been the case, ever since early humans got together in groups and tried to find ways to communicate and work together. These days, even with all the technology we have, we still find it difficult to communicate […]

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Muslim-Muslim ticket: Nigeria’s challenges beyond religion

A former governor of Edo State, Adam Oshiomhole, said the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has nothing to do with political decisions. He spoke as a guest on Arise TV’s morning show on Wednesday. The APC’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket had drawn widespread criticism across the country, with groups such as CAN frowning at its insensitivity […]

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Never forget: religion beyond sex and violence? | Events | Department of Theology

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET (US) | Reception 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET (US) | Program 1050 Rooms Jenkins Nanovic | Zoom Webinar In August, just over two decades after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, a group of scholars, […]

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Religion should be a “uniting force”

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, said religion should not divide Ghanaians but should rather be “a force of unity”. Launching the 175th anniversary celebrations of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ghana (EPCG), he called on Ghanaians to consider and utilize diverse religious inclinations as a force for good and […]

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Lewis: Constitutional Contradictions in Religion

The First Amendment to the Constitution reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of any religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or restricting freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people to assemble peacefully and seek redress from the government for their grievances. Simple enough, right? Well […]

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The politics of religion have in no way favored Nigerians – Emami

Your party, the APC, finally settled for a ticket of the same faith. The North seems to be at home with the Muslim-Muslim ticket. Don’t you think this is a problem in the Niger Delta region where you come from? Some of us even supported Shettima’s candidacy. We advised Asiwaju to go find a good […]

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2023 elections will be all about religion – Lawal, ex-SGF, warns APC

Babahir Lawal July 29 (THEWILL) — Former Federation Cabinet Secretary Babachir Lawal has said the 2023 elections will be all about religion, launched by the All Progressives Congress (APC). Lawal spoke at the APC Northern Christian Leaders Summit in Abuja 2022 on Friday. Absolving Christians from bringing religion into Nigerian politics, Lawal warned that the […]

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What should freedom of religion look like in public schools?

The Supreme Court’s decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District last month reignited the conversation about the place of religion in public schools. While many fear the decision will undermine the traditional separation of church and state in public education, Northeast experts agree K-12 schools need to do better to recognize and honor the identity […]

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Why religion should take a back seat on who rules Nigeria,

By Abba Dukawa Hunger and unspeakable hardship do not respect ethnicity orreligion. Just like the rain, whenever there’s a downpour, no one has a roofis always spared the reason why religion should not be a criteriawho rules the country. As the country gradually counts the months before a new election yearstill in 2023, the question […]

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The link through religion through iconography and festivals in Goa

The proper technical term for the veneration of Mary, in the Catholic Church, is hyperdulia. This means a higher level than dulia – the veneration of saints – but less than latria, degree of adoration reserved for the Holy Trinity. Marie is the only character who can receive hyperdulia. This subtle refinement of the gradations […]

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How Roosters Changed Uniforms To Fit Sonny Bill Williams’ Religion As Manly Pride Drama Continues

How the Roosters changed their uniform because it went against Sonny Bill Williams’ religious beliefs – as the Sea Eagles refuse to back down on the Pride jersey Cross-Code Superstar Sonny Bill Williams Opened Up About His Religious Beliefs Would not wear jerseys with gambling links – including Roosters sponsor Unibet In 2020, Unibet accepted […]

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Fashola endorses Tinubu, says religion should have no place in public space

Nigerian Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasholadeclared his support for choosing his former principal as his running mate ahead of the 2023 election. Mr Fashola, in an interview broadcast on Channels Television on Sunday, endorsed the choice of Kashim Shettima as the running mate of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu. MM. […]

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Arming religion for politics

It is said that man is both a physical and a spiritual being. In this bodily framework, he is aware of the need to prepare for the hereafter. He believes that if he wants to escape the punishment of his evil ways in this life in the hereafter, he must cleanse himself of all forms […]

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Religion: We Are Better Than That – Morgan Hill Times

My great-grandfather was a bishop in a small Christian denomination who started preaching on street corners. Crowds gathered to hear his message of God’s love. Eventually, he founded a church in Dayton, Ohio’s poorest district, conducting standing-room-only services. I look up to my great-grandfather, but I’m an Episcopal priest and we don’t usually preach on […]

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Notes on Religion: July 21, 2022

Outdoor Celtic music concert The Wilbraham-Sarah The Fiddler Outdoor Celtic Music Concert will be held Saturday, July 23 from 1-3:45 p.m. on the lawn of Christ the King Epiphany Church, 758 Main St., across from Rice’s Farm. Bring your garden chair and/or blanket. Admission is free, donations are accepted to support the Minnechaug Land Trust. […]

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Listen to Soccer Mommy’s dark cover of REM’s “Losing My Religion”

Soccer Mommy has shared a dark new cover of REM’s “Losing My Religion” – listen to it below. Sophie Allison shared the cover as part of Deezer’s new “InVersions 90s Project,” which features 16 covers of classic 90s tracks. Other project participants include Arya Starr, who covered TLC’s “No Scrubs.” , and Priya Ragu covering […]

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Religion influences views on abortion in El Paso after Roe v. wade

While surveys show that Americans remain more supportive of abortion access than they oppose it, the importance of religion in people’s lives often shapes their views on the topic, according to the experts. So when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month, many people with strong religious beliefs — especially Christian conservatives — […]

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The Recorder – Your Religion News: July 16, 2022

Sunday: Barry Deitz is a speaker BERNARDSTON — On Sunday, July 17, Bernardston Unitarians meet at the 1739 Unitarian Church on Church Street. Barry Deitz leads the service at 11:30 a.m. To attend via Zoom, send your name and email to 413-330-0807. Lynne Walker will provide our music. Our next summer service, August 7, welcomes […]

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Sunanda K. Datta-Ray | Keep race and religion apart in a Sri Lankan stimulus package

It is debatable whether Colombo would have put itself at the mercy of Beijing to this extent had it not been for the Indian factor. It seems distant, but newspaper footage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla attending a Hindu puja to unveil a massively expanded version of Ashoka’s Lion […]

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90 Day Fiancé Cast Members Who Have Converted to Their Partner’s Religion

90 day fiance Season 9 newcomers Yve Arellano and Mohamed Abdelhamed left fans spellbound last month after the pair visited a local mosque together in Yve’s home state of New Mexico. Mohamed revealed what he was looking for in a significant other, insisting that Yve is ready to convert to Islam because he doesn’t want […]

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Facts about Religion in America: Do Christians Face Discrimination?

Most Americans agree that Christians are treated worse today than they were in the past. Yet a significant minority think they complain too much. These are among the findings included in a new report on religious tolerance from Lifestyle Research, which regularly conducts surveys of American religious life. The data showed that even non-Christians are […]

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Could a “religion-free” calendar on the scale of the solar system be the future?

Chinese space scientists have proposed that the calendar should not have a religion or even Earth as its center. —NASA/Unsplash Space scientists come up with a timeline for not having religion or Earth as the center. In outer space, timing is a major challenge. Right now, the Greenwich meridian is the point of reference. Chinese […]

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Weiner & Paras Announce OpEdNews Features: Catholic Pelosi Religion Abuse, Great Britain Hong Kong Silence

Robert Weiner WASHINGTON, DC, USA, July 13, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Former White House spokesperson Robert Weiner and policy analyst Abby Paras just had two op-eds featured in OpEdNews. In the first article, they argue that the abuse of Nancy Pelosi by the Catholic Church through Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s refusal to give her communion due […]

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We are all responsible for protecting freedom of religion or belief

Religious freedom is under threat in many countries.(Photo: Unsplash/Gift Habeshaw) It is a known fact that violations against persons of religion or belief are indicative of violations of many other human rights in the same context. It is also now understood that the problem is beyond the ability of any individual, organization, community or even […]

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On Religion: Norm Macdonald Tackles Questions About Life Beyond | faith and values

Comedians frequently shoot taboo targets, but that wasn’t what Norm Macdonald was doing when he tackled Down syndrome while recording what became Netflix’s new ‘Nothing Special’ stand-up special. “I love people with Down syndrome,” Macdonald said, in an audienceless performance filled with his familiar pauses and puzzled expressions. “I wish I had Down syndrome, and […]

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Millions of Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha | Religious News

Millions of Muslims around the world – including countries like Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Kenya and Yemen – celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the biggest holidays in the Islamic calendar. . Known as the “Feast of Sacrifice”, the revered observance coincides with the final rites of the annual Hajj in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Eid al-Adha […]

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A person belonging to another religion cannot be prevented from entering the temple if he has faith in this Hindu deity: Madras High Court

Speaking strongly to a petitioner asking that non-Hindus should not be allowed to participate in the Kumbabishegam festival of Arulmighu Adikesava Perumal Thirukovil in Thiruvattar, the Madras High Court held that a person belonging to any religion should neither be prevented or prohibited from entering a temple. The petition was filed by a certain C. […]

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When it comes to abortion, do Catholics impose their religion on others?

A Reflection for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Deuteronomy 30:10-14 Colossians 1:15-20 Luke 10:25-37 Do Catholics try to impose their religion on others? Or, following the disappearance of Roe v. Wade, is an old prejudice being rearranged by those who perceive Christian moral teaching as personally limiting? “Keep your religion away from my […]

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Religion and State – OrissaPOST

AAccording to a Pew Research Center survey in March this year, 61% of Americans think abortion should be legal in most cases. Even so, the United States Supreme Court struck down the constitutional right to abortion established in its 1973 decision Roe v. Wade. No wonder the reaction was fierce. Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has […]

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Government ministerial meeting on freedom of religion or belief must be more than a forum for discussion

The International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB), to be held in London on July 5-6, will bring together government officials and members of civil society from around the world to discuss pressing global threats to the FoRB, and most importantly, how the international community can respond. This last point is crucial; […]

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The 4th of July and Revisionist History: What Really About Religion and Our Founding Fathers?

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” What to think of such a Declaration, almost 250 years later? Here are some thoughts. It is a […]

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Bob Dylan used to pick up hitchhikers to talk about religion

In the late 1970s, Bob Dylan shocked fans when the focus of his music shifted towards religion. Dylan was a born-again Christian, and his music showed that clearly. He released three explicitly Christian albums and spoke about his faith with the public. However, on a much more private and personal level, Dylan enjoyed talking about […]

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With the appointment of Draupadi Murmu, a boost for the religious demand of Sarna

This is seen as opposition to the ideological framework of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and a pushback against its agenda of subsuming Adivasis within the larger Hindu identity. Tribal community leaders and parties, including the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), have advocated the need for a separate Sarna religion code in the next census. Followers […]

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It’s not about religion – Daily Advocate & Early Bird News

preacher point By Pastor Timothy Johnson Jan. 22, 1973; the 1973-74 school year; and April 24, 1975 — keep those dates in mind. They are essential to the rest of the column. Abortion has been a hot topic in the news, on social media, and in private conversation since the Supreme Court’s recent choice to […]

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Queer artists claim religion for the children they were and those who remain

At 31, Grace Semler Baldridge is still a preacher’s kid. The musician, who spent her childhood growing up in a parsonage, never thought she would write an entire album about her religious upbringing. But when the pandemic left him with little time to focus on his music, the end result was an album Baldridge couldn’t […]

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Christianity is becoming a minority, but religion is on the rise

Australian census data released yesterday shows that – for the first time in our nation’s history – Christians are in the minority. The news that only 44% of Australians now identify as Christians – down from 74.6% in 1996 – sent Christianophobes into a frenzy. “Abandoning God” was trending on social media as atheists danced […]

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Religion should liberate people, not divide them

I grew up in rural upstate New York, where life was tough and often isolating. The people in our community were very poor, but we took care of each other. The neighbors extended love and support to my family. Yet there was a deep undercurrent of abandonment and anger. Far to the south, Confederate flags […]

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Roe falls, along with the four other biggest Supreme Court religion cases of 2022 — GetReligion

It happened. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wadethe landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Mark Sherman of the Associated Press reported: WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ended constitutional abortion protections that had been in place for nearly 50 years in a decision by his conservative majority to overturn Roe vs. Wade. […]

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Why Religion is More Than a Belief – A Defense of Cultural Mormonism

“‘Religion’ has long meant not only theology,” writes one scholar, “but also rituals, communities, and moral code.” (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Latter-day Saint worshipers attend General Conference in April 2022, when the conference center allowed half capacity amid the lingering pandemic. Religion scholar Matthew Bowman says there are reasons people go to […]

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Deeper Life launches empowerment program, says it covers all religions

The Deeper Christian Life ministry on Saturday launched an empowerment program, called Young Eagles Soaring, to train the country’s youth in job skills. The program attended by thousands of young people who cross religious lines was initiated by the Church Superintendent, Pastor Williams Kumuyi, at the grounds of Deeper Life Camp, Eyenkorin, Asa Local Government […]

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Nothing Was Usual About This Nigeria Pentecost Massacre – The Ukiah Daily Journal

The massacre took place during a Sunday mass, but it was no ordinary Sunday – it was the great feast of Pentecost, which marks the end of the Easter season. Moreover, the gunmen did not strike in northern Nigeria, where Christian communities are isolated in a predominantly Muslim region. The 30-minute attack took place inside […]

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Attend ‘Reconcilable Differences: Conversation About Religion and Science’ on June 30

It is often assumed that religious leaders and scientists have opposing worldviews, but what do the two groups really think about the dialogue between them? Do we have to choose between religion and science, or can there be common ground? Rejoin Alyssa Hasty, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and Associate Dean of […]

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Is America ditching religion – or just remixing it?

June 22, 2022 June 22, 2022 A new Gallup poll shows belief in God at its lowest level in America. Here’s everything you need to know: What does the new survey reveal? A record 81% of Americans answered “yes” to the question “Do you believe in God?” in a new Gallup survey released last Friday, […]

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Sahaj Yoga is a universal religion, it gives you peace: Pradeep Chauhan

On World Yoga Day, we speak to Sh. Pradeep Chauhan, Vice President, The Life Eternal Trust Delhi. Chauhan explains to us the aspects of yoga unknown to many, that is to say through the awakening of Kundalini. He adds that Sahaj Yoga is the greatest gift to humanity and thousands of people around the world […]

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The fanaticism of Christain Religion in Nigeria

Religion is the biggest threat afflicting Nigerian society. Surprisingly, our problem is not even politics but religion. Some religions breed sectarian groups, fanatics and extremists, those who can kill and cause mayhem and who would not fear to wipe out all of humanity or go all the way in the fight and defense of their […]

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Is Will Smith affiliated with a religion?

Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Even before the infamous Oscars slap in the face, Will Smith was probably the most famous movie star in the world. Starting out as a rapper turned comedian on the hit NBC sitcom The prince of Bel-Airhis ridiculous likeability catapulted him to stardom and a career as a top man. […]

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James Pence: A test of our faith | Religion

Three ladies were discussing the trials of aging. The former said, “Sometimes I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand in front of the fridge and I can’t remember whether to put it away or make a sandwich.” The second said, “Well, sometimes I find myself on the landing of the stairs […]

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Synagogue challenges Florida abortion law over religion

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A new Florida law banning abortion after 15 weeks with some exceptions violates Jewish religious freedom rights in addition to the privacy protections of the state constitution, a synagogue claims in a trial. The lawsuit filed by Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor of Boynton Beach argues that the law that takes effect […]

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The anti-trans hate machine brings its conspiracies to Europe

Right-wing media has been relentless in its attacks on trans people. In a single three-week window in March and April of this year, Fox News aired more than 170 anti-trans segments. And over the past few months and weeks, calling LGBTQ people “groomersand “pedophiles” have been deemed acceptable by the GOP mainstream, with high-ranking Republicans […]

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Religion and secularism at school revisited in two cases before the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will decide this month on two cases that could overhaul the law governing religion and schools. These cases raise both constitutional questions and the larger question of how Jews should navigate between the Scylla of secularism and the Charybdis of Christianity. Should we continue to strive to prevent Christianity from dominating public […]

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Killing in the name of religion – The Sun Nigeria

By Gilbert Ekezie The The Prelate of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, Dr. Samuel Chukwuemeka-Uche has frowned upon the gruesome murder of a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, by Islamic extremists in Sokoto recently. He said the relentless killing of Christians would no longer be tolerated and called on […]

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US Southern Baptist Churches Face ‘Apocalypse’ Over Sex Abuse Scandal | Religion

America’s largest Protestant denomination and second-largest Christian denomination is rocked by a sex abuse scandal that sheds a harsh light on one of the nation’s most politically powerful religious groups and renews attention to its past. racist. The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a collection of loosely affiliated member churches, with just under 15 million […]

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Vienna celebrates the new religion

Tower of St. Ruprecht, the oldest church in Vienna: Out with the Holy Ghost, in with the Zeitgeist Today was the big Pride Parade in Vienna. I have never seen a pride parade. The most striking things were all the kids there, especially the middle schoolers and teenage girls, all decked out in their rainbow […]

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Indonesian Minister of Religions tries to invite Pope Francis to Indonesia

06/09/2022 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – Indonesian Minister of Religions Yaqut Cholil Qoumas tries to promote Indonesia as a country of religious tolerance and inclusion. He recently reiterated his intention to invite Pope Francis to Indonesia to greet Catholics and witness to Indonesia’s religious diversity. “Before the pandemic, the pope had planned to come to […]

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You will fail if you choose the vice president of the same religion – CAN tells Tinubu, Atiku, Obi, others – The Whistler Newspaper

The Christian Association of Nigeria has rejected any intention to field presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the same religion by any political party in Nigeria, saying the 1999 constitution promotes religious balance. In a statement signed by lawyer Joseph Bade Daramola, national secretary of CAN, the association predicted that it would be a failure for […]

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Country Singer’s Debut Ranks Top 4; Karen Kingsbury Reigns

Coming behind Shannon Bream The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak, Amir Tsarfati’s analysis of the last book of the Bible, Reveal the revelation (Harvest Prophecy), debuts on our Religion Nonfiction bestseller list at No. 2. Books on Bible prophecy are attracting more interest, says Harvest Prophecy, and the publisher promoted Reveal revelations on […]

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Freedom of religion widely respected in SAR – US State Department

Freedom of religion is generally respected and protected in the Macao SAR, despite some instances where it could be restricted in extraordinary situations for national security reasons, a US State Department report says. The US State Department recently released its 2021 International Religious Freedom Report for China, which includes Hong Kong and Macau, with a […]

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State Support for a Religion Typically Causes That Religion to Decline, New Study Finds – Baptist News Global

Achieve government-supported religion status typically creates a dependency on political and financial support from the state that erodes the ability of faith groups to attract new followers and foster participation, a new study finds. “Furthermore, state involvement in the affairs of the privileged religion – which often goes hand in hand with official status and […]

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Legalese – Freedom of Religion – Your Local News

In my last legalese column, I talked about the First Amendment, specifically freedom of speech. I’d like to talk a bit more about the First Amendment, this time focusing a bit more on the Free Exercise of Religion section. To reiterate, here is the exact language of the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law […]

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Religious bulletin board, June 4, 2022 | New

Reading room available at Lancaster Church LANCASTER – First Church of Christ, Scientist, 44802 Fern Ave., maintains a reading room – a bookstore and library – at the east entrance which is open to the public 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. A wide selection of Christian material, including Bibles and […]

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No sense in the crazy world of politics and religion

I recently thought of the Christian Crusades when I read that Russian Patriarch Kirill I gave full blessing to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. In the 12th and 13th centuries, various popes offered all sorts of spiritual benefits, including the forgiveness of sins, to men who agreed to participate in one of the many armies […]

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Safran on religion and politics – The Australian Jewish News

JEWISH satirist, author and documentarian John Safran injected tongue-in-cheek humor and pointed ideas into a six-member Vivid Sydney panel discussion in the NSW Parliament on Tuesday titled “Do Politics and Religion Mix?”, moderated by the executive director of the Center for Ethics, Dr. Simon Longstaff. Asked what he thinks about the appropriate boundaries between bringing […]

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Need to be saved, send for Jesus first

Wayne Holly greeted the congregation as we gathered to worship at Mill Creek Baptist Church on Sunday morning. On Memorial Day weekend, we remembered those who fought for our freedom and the deaths of loved ones. Karen Gardner was celebrating a birthday and special prayers were asked for Molly and Louise. Shelley Hall taught the […]

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Churches as the biggest threat to religion?

We generally assume that the threats to Christianity come from outside – the forces of secularism, postmodernism, sexual revolution, etc., etc. – but what about threats to Christianity from within? He reacts to the report of sexual abuse and cover-ups among Southern Baptists, also in reference to the Roman Catholic Church scandal, the politicization of […]

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Americans’ erratic relationship with religion will be tested again after abortion ruling, experts say

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain Liz Cooper-Klish said the Bible ultimately led her down the path to becoming an atheist. After earning a Bible studies certificate at her church to learn more about her faith, Cooper-Klish said she found herself questioning her devotion as she examined how scripture and churches dealt with issues of society, including […]

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On Religion | Naomi Judd has faced demons and angels – Times-Standard

Naomi Judd thought she understood the ties that bind country music stars and their audiences – then an aggressive fan went to join the Pentecostal church the Judd family called home. “It really overwhelmed me,” Judd said, after signing hundreds of copies of her memoir ‘Love Can Build a Bridge’ in 1993. “I just don’t […]

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American Bishops, Three Popes, and the Soul of Nancy Pelosi – The Ukiah Daily Journal

After fierce closed-door debates over President Joe Biden and Holy Communion, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops managed to release a muted document last fall that did little to please the public. activists on both sides of the Church’s wars on abortion and to the benched politicians. But a passage from “The Mystery of […]

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Pence brings old-time Republican religion to Rockingham County GOP event

He may have campaigned in one of the most pro-choice states, governed by a pro-choice GOP governor, but former Vice President Mike Pence has not held back his old religious republicanism as he was on the Granite State stump on Thursday. Several speakers at the Rockingham County GOP Freedom Founders Dinner quoted New Hampshire poet […]

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India’s toxic mix of religion and politics

As the world’s largest democracy plunges into the abyss of communal violence, radical groups take the lead. This is so because the ruling BJP has made state support available to it. It’s a free-for-all contest as India sinks into remorse and mourns the death of secularism. Religious rhetoric and exclusion have now become permanent responses […]

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MAIN STREET MOVER: Cathy Sharbel, religion teacher at Holy Rosary Academy | News

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Archibald: When churches are the greatest threat to religion

This is an opinion column Catholic cover-ups have made priests the butts of jokes and altar boys their unfunny punchlines. Oh Lord. My United Methodists sold their motto as “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” Yet the whole denomination is on the about to split big so some can just slam those wide doors shut. […]

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We need respect for religion

As an atheist among the religious, I’m sick of the lack of respect. “I still hold you before God everyday.” This is a quote from a birthday card my sister received. I also received similar quotes from family members. Although the words on the cards are meant to be kind, I’m really tired of hearing […]

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305 Couples Say Their Vows in Multi-Religious Mass Wedding Ceremony in Chandrapur | Nagpur News

Chandrapur: Mangalashtak, panchsheel, holy matrimony and nikah hymns were sung separately in the presence of more than 50,000 guests as 305 couples wed in an unprecedented multi-religious mass wedding ceremony held in the city to mark Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav. A total of 162 couples from Hindus, 98 Buddhists, six Christians, two Muslims and 37 […]

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Chino Valley RELIGION | Religion

Living Word Assembly Pastor Victor M. Ruiz will continue his “False Teachers Exposed” series with a message titled “Tough Love” during Sunday services at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. which will be in person and streamed live on Facebook. Spanish service is at 1:30 p.m. Lutheran Church of Christ of Chino Pastor Roy Robbins will […]

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The Hartselle CAIN trio nominated for the K-LOVE Awards | Religion

Christian trio CAIN, a sister group from Hartselle, is up for K-LOVE Fan Awards Group or Duo of the Year and Song of the Year for “The Commission.” × This page requires JavaScript. Javascript is required for you to play premium content. Please enable it in your browser settings. kAmx?5:G:5F2=D 42? G@E6 7@C E96 32 […]

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Religion: Walking the El Camino – Morgan Hill Times

Just returned from walking El Camino, an 80-mile, seven-day pilgrimage from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. Since the 9th century, it has been one of the three great places of pilgrimage for Christians, along with Jerusalem and Rome. The road is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; more than 200,000 pilgrims walk there […]

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Karnataka governor gives assent to anti-conversion order – The New Indian Express

By PTI BENGALURU: Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot on Tuesday gave his assent to the order which gave effect to the Karnataka Right to Freedom of Religion Bill 2021, commonly referred to as the Anti-Conversion Bill. The bill was passed in the Assembly in December last year but was pending before the Council where the ruling […]

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Authorities: 1 killed, 5 injured in California church shooting | Religion

The shooting was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m. at Geneva Presbyterian Church in the town of Laguna Woods, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter. A man died at the scene and a fifth injured person suffered minor injuries, officials said. All of the victims were adults. Deputies arrested a suspect, an adult male, […]

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Deborah Samuel: Ruth Kadiri calls for laws that are above religion

Popular actress Ruth Kadiri reacted to the state of affairs in the country especially after the murder of Deborah Samuel Ruth in her statement stressed that a Nigeria cannot work unless the law is placed above religion The actress said the hands of the country’s political leaders are tied because the constitution is a mess […]

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All Religion and No Faith, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

Deborah Samuel Deborah is the latest to suffer this horrific fate in Nigeria. In three decades of such lynchings in northern Nigeria, no one has been brought to justice. There’s no reason to believe that Deborah’s case will turn out any different. Indeed, the police conveniently claim that the leader of the mob that killed […]

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National View: Politics and religion don’t belong together – Duluth News Tribune

A growing number of people believe that America is changing for the worse because it is moving away from its Christian roots. As Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, said, “If we’re going to have a nation under God, which we have to, we have to have a religion.” One nation under God […]

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Religious News: May 14, 2022 | Community News

The church organizes listening sessions COOPERSTOWN — St. Mary’s Church at 31 Elm St. in Cooperstown is participating in synodal listening sessions recommended by Pope Francis and designed to hear questions, hopes and dreams individuals may have for their churches. According to a press release, the results of the session will be used to help […]

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Buddhism, Humanism and Religion by Michael McGhee

PHILOSOPHERS should meditate. Words need time and a lot of silence to be well digested, to nourish us and to be transformed into a lived moral action. Michael McGhee was raised Roman Catholic and is now a practicing Buddhist. He is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool. It does […]

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COVID Pandemic: Is Religion Dying? Why Pastors Resigned During the COVID Pandemic

In the fall of 2021 — after more than a year of the pandemic and following a contentious presidential election — former pastor Eric Atcheson was standing in line on a Saturday morning when he realized he had to change his life. “I had gone out to get my wife and daughter cookies for breakfast. […]

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Richard DeRosset and the paintings

December 7, 1941 was the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. May 4, 2022 marked the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. This was a major naval engagement between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the naval forces of the United States and Australia. It was the first battle in history […]

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Ethics and religion discussion: why can’t I sell my body parts?

Reverend Ray Lanning, retired pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America, responds: “You seem to be unaware that contrary to laws, there is a horrible business of harvesting and selling human body parts that is flourishing all over the world, and no doubt to some extent in our own country. It is said […]

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‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ misses the mark, say religious scholars, but here’s how Latter-day Saints can learn from it

The FX/Hulu series “Under the Banner of Heaven” has generated a social media storm among members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as former Church members and observers. It tells the story of the gruesome 1984 murders of Brenda Lafferty and her 15-month-old daughter, Erica, at the hands of her […]

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RELIGION: Speed ​​limits and the law of gravity |

Nobody likes getting pulled over for speeding. When you see the flashing lights in your rear view mirror, your pulse races, you kick yourself, you may even verbally express your displeasure. As a teenager on a motorcycle trip through the plains of Indiana, the cop who pulled me over for going 85 mph asked me […]

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Kral: Let’s go to work | Religion

“See you later, Jesus. It’s time for me to get to work! This seems to be a common, if unconscious, description of what at least some Christians do when it’s time to do their job. The belief that Jesus is only interested in the periphery of what are commonly considered socially necessary (but morally neutral) […]

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Pastor Charges $700 Fee to ‘Take People to Heaven’ | Religion

An evangelist is in trouble after telling people he knows of a door to heaven from southwestern Nigeria that he can show them – for a fee. Pastor Ade Abraham was reported to police by one of his followers, who said the pastor charged him 310,000 naira ($750; £600) to view the supposed site in […]

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Church of Pentecost Membership Reaches Over 3.3 Million | Religion

The total membership of the Church of Pentecost in Ghana reached three million three hundred thirty-three thousand six hundred fifty-four (3,333,654) as of December 2021. This figure constitutes 10.8% of the total Ghanaian population of thirty million eight hundred thirty two thousand nineteen (30,832,019) as stated in the 2021 Population and Housing Census report by […]

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Turkey’s Jewish community lacks freedom of religion and belief

(May 3, 2022 / JNS) Non-Muslim citizens of Turkey, including members of the Jewish community, suffer from institutional violations of their freedom of religion and belief, 2022 report finds report entitled “A call to move from aspirations to actions: monitoring report on the right to freedom of religion or belief in Turkey”. the Detailed report […]

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Religion and murder: funky flashbacks aside, Hulu’s ‘Under the Banner’ shows promise

Hulu Miniseries Under the banner of heaven could end up being much better overall than its first two episodes – and that’s all I could see before review time. These episodes are pretty decent except for a weird storytelling flashback tactic that thwarts the momentum. Under the banner of heaven is a six-parter based on […]