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RELIGION: Back Home | Opinion

Now that Russia has withdrawn its troops from kyiv to concentrate its invasion in the east, the Ukrainians are returning home to the capital. Despite continued airstrikes on the city and warnings from the mayor not to return, thousands of people make the dangerous journey every day. According to a report by Hannah Allam in […]

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Religious News | News, Sports, Jobs

50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY: The People’s Chapel Church of God, 2145 Hillman St., Youngstown, will celebrate its 50th anniversary at 10.30am and 5pm on Sunday. The theme is “June 19. The morning service speaker is Pastor Elisabeth Smith of Gate of Heaven Church in Canton, and the evening service speaker is Pastor Joseph Glover […]

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David Carlson: Religion, nationalism an unsavory mix

carlson A lesser known aspect of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is the crisis the war is causing in the Orthodox Christian world. Most people know that Russia is primarily an Orthodox country, but few may have noticed how close Moscow Patriarch Kirill has been to Putin over the years and how supportive the Patriarch […]

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REM’s Michael Stipe Reveals the True Meaning of “Losing My Religion”

You’ve probably heard REM’s “Losing My Religion” hundreds or thousands of times in your lifetime and almost always naturally assumed it was an autobiographical tale written by singer Michael Stipe. But it’s amazing how a single word can change perspective, and in a conversation with producer Rick Rubin for the Broken Record podcast, Michael Stipe […]

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Scottsdale Bible Church opens local campus | Religious News

ScottsdaleBible Church (SBC) has launched a new Fountain Hills campus at 15202 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. with services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. This is SBC’s fourth campus, joining existing campuses in Scottsdale, North Phoenix and Cave Creek. SBC Fountain Hills offers Bible studies, worship, and comprehensive programs for all ages, including Discovery Kids […]

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You will see the son of man seated at the right hand of power

The high priest questioned him again and said to him: “Art thou the Christ, the Son of the blessed? And Jesus said, “I am; and you will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, […]

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Interfaith Trolley offers inspiration and a whirlwind tour of religion in America

CHICAGO (RNS) – In America’s third-largest city, it’s possible to take a crash course in world religions in just a few miles – from the majestic and ecumenical Christian Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago on the Chicago’s south side at the humble Masjid Al-Taqwa, which meets in a converted stable, still under […]

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White men less likely to accept link between science and religion: report

While research indicates opinions on whether science and religion can overlap are changing, white men are among those ‘most likely’ to hold ‘a negative view’ on the subject, according to a study released on Monday. “‘Science and Religion’: Moving Away from the Shallow End” was developed over three years by researchers at the UK-based Christian […]

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Mumbai CPN leader wants to chant all religious mantras outside PM’s house

New Delhi: A leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Mumbai wants to “sing prayers of all religions” outside Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s house if it reduces “inflation, unemployment and famine”. NCP leader Sharad Pawar’s colleague Fahmida Hasan Khan has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah asking for permission to read namaz, hanuman […]

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The light of the world | Religion

Human beings are familiar with the experience of day and night. Light and dark are used as metaphors. The light symbolizes what is good. Dark symbolizes what is not good or bad. If a person does not understand something, they are said to be “in the dark”. Conversely, if you have an understanding regarding a […]

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Ramadan: Hagia Sophia a glimpse into Turkey’s modern transformation | Religious News

Istanbul, Turkey – With the end of twilight covering this city, the sound of Isha’s prayer breathes heavily around the Hagia Sophia complex. As Muslims and non-Muslims – some tourists, some not – make their way to the ancient wonder, many wait to pray and also experience the special tarawih prayers that resume in the […]

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After Easter: 40 days with Jesus | faith and religion

Background text: John 20:24-31 Devotional Text: 1 Corinthians 15:3-6 Christ is risen! On the third day, as Jesus predicted, he rose from the dead! It was his resurrection that brought the truth he had spoken to his disciples into full understanding at last. The soldiers who guarded the tomb of Jesus were the first to […]

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Earth Day 2022: why religion is crucial in tackling Africa’s climate crisis

This year’s Earth Day comes against a grim backdrop. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that it is “now or neverto avoid irreversible global warming. This news particularly hits my African continent. Although we produce only four % of global carbon emissions, the lowest of any region in the world, […]

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Atlanta Braves to help raise awareness of Baptist ministries in Georgia | Religion

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Holy Days Converging in April Trigger Interfaith Celebrations | local religion

The springtime collision of religious holidays inspires a series of interfaith events. In Chicago, there’s the Interfaith Trolley Tour coming April 24, in which a trolley will make stops at places of worship of different faiths. In cities across the country, Muslims invite people to interfaith iftars so they can break their daily Ramadan fast […]

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RELIGION: getting things done

For years I had heard the old axiom, “If you want something done, ask a busy person”, but I didn’t understand the concept. It made no sense to me. Busy people should be left alone to finish what they are already doing… right? I know a lot of busy people and I’ve heard how hard […]

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Freedom from Religion Foundations lawyer comments on Elizabethton’s crosses | News

ELIZABETHTON — Many people in Carter County have spoken out about the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s request to end the display of three city of Elizabethton crosses atop Lynn Mountain. One person who spoke loudly in the letter that sparked the controversy didn’t say much about the controversy. Karen Heineman is a lawyer and Patrick […]

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Stop using religion for political gain, Presidency warns religious leaders and politicians

Shehu noted that, from his pulpit, Kukah devoted his Easter message not to the death and rebirth of Christ so that man could be saved — but to the damnation of government in the most anti-Christian terms. According to him, Kukah neglects the teachings of the Bible in James 1:26:If someone thinks he is religious […]

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Smithsonian exhibit explores intersections of science and religion

Many people assume there is a conflict between science and religion, but a new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History aims to show that the intersection of the two in American culture is broader than the conflict. The one-year exhibition – “Discovery and revelation: religion, science and making sense of things” […]

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Christians celebrate Easter Sunday with joy | Religion

The atmosphere at the Assemblies of God Church, Chapel of Salvation at Awudome Tsito was one of joy as they marked Easter Sunday which signified the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Dressed mostly in white, they danced and sang praises to the risen Lord. Some of the devotees who spoke to the Ghana […]

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Scarlett Moffatt reveals she’s ‘really confident’ about the role religion plays in her life

Scarlett Moffatt has shared how “really confident” she is about the role religion plays in her life. The former Googlebox star, 31, revealed earlier this month that she is now a Christian after embarking on a “thought-provoking” spiritual pilgrimage. And while Scarlett has admitted that she hasn’t always been able to express her beliefs via […]

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Faith vs Works | Religion

I recently wrote an article on judgment in which the scriptures prove that mankind will be judged by their works or deeds, whether good or bad. It is never mentioned that we are judged only by our faith. That should tell us something if we are logical. The doctrine that we can be saved by […]

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Father, Forgive Them: An Easter Homily | faith and religion

Background text: Romans 10:8d-10 Devotional Text: Luke 23:34 This week we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, the Christ. In doing so, we look at his words from the cross in Luke 23:34, as he cried out, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing!” And they drew lots to share his clothes. […]

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Realism does not consider religion, only power

John A.Tures This is a column by John A. Tures, professor of political science at LaGrange College. He is a regular contributor to the Savannah Morning News. Throughout the Russian invasion of Ukraine, I received several emails extolling either realism or a noted realist scholar. The sender usually adds a few words of enthusiasm about […]

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“He is Risen: A Special Easter Celebration” | Religion

The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, Bells at Temple Square and the Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble present a global online concert, “He Is Risen: A Special Easter Celebration”. The stream is available worldwide wherever the internet is available and is streamed in English and 24 additional languages. The program focuses on the joy, hope and […]

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RELIGION COLUMN: What If It Hadn’t Happened – The Clanton Advertiser

By PASTOR RANDY REID | Clanton First Assembly of God Alright, I admit it. I’m a fan of the holidays. I always was. Growing up, some of my fondest memories are those that happened on vacation. And given that I was raised as the son of a pastor, many of my vacation memories are set […]

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RELIGION: Without the Resurrection…

This Sunday is Easter, a harbinger of spring and a holiday full of many unique traditions: Decorated hard-boiled eggs and Easter egg hunts, sweets (especially chocolate ones), chicks and bunnies that have been dyed of different pastel colors, and flashy new clothes. While all of this has its place, for those of us who are […]

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How Religion Evolved – The Story of Human Belief by Robin Dunbar

Later this year, the results of the 2021 UK Census will be released. While 77% of people said they belonged to a religion in 2001 and 68% in 2011, this time around half of us are expected to be religious. Religion has been on the wane for centuries. Much of Western Europe reports similar levels […]

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We proclaim that his death gave us new life | Religion

Greetings from The Springs! USBC just celebrated a great evening of prayer and witness last Wednesday, which was the perfect precursor to Palm Sunday. Pastor Robert L. Terrell, Jr. walked heavy, as some would say, with his Sunday, April 10, sermon. First, we looked at the last week of the life of our Lord and […]

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Humanities: Religion and government | Opinion

Letters: Religion and Government Founders wanted religion out of government To those who believe this country was founded as a Christian nation, I suggest you read the works of our founding fathers, especially Paine, Jefferson, and Franklin. They were so concerned about the country becoming a theocracy that they specifically defined the separation of church […]

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Religion was never an issue between my late wife and me – Senator Folarin

Teslim Folarin, the senator representing the Central Senatorial District of Oyo and the gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the Congress of All ProgressivesAPC in Oyo State says he never had a problem with his late wife, Angela, religiously despite the fact that he is a Muslim and she is a Christian. Angela was a […]

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Jesus welcomes little children | faith and religion

Basic Text: Matthew 18:1-6, 10 Devotional Text: Galatians 3:26-29 This week we continue to look at little children as Jesus called them to himself, and how he used children as an example for those who would follow and believe in him. This is the third and final installment of this series on children. Beginning with […]

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Church Events – April 7, 2022 | local religion

Mid-week services – St. John’s Lutheran Church, 812 E. High St., Hicksville, will be offering midweek services during the Lenten season each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. the abundance of God”. Each week will focus on five divine attributes: faithfulness, mercy, compassion, forgiveness and love. Each service is designed for sustained reflection on […]

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Review: Bad Religion, Slaughterhouse Openers Illustrate the Power of Punk Rock

By Taylor D. Waring For the spokesperson’s review Legendary punk rock veterans Bad Religion played their first Spokane gig in their 40-year Knitting Factory career on March 30, and the night was filled with catchy punk riffs and plenty of hoops. Bad Religion enjoyed the crowds so much that vocalist Greg Graffin promised to return […]

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The timely truth for this week is… SILENCE | Religion

Recently, in a post during Sunday morning worship, I shared an anecdote about a monastery deep in the woods. The monks of this remote location followed a rigid vow of silence. Their vow could only be broken once a year – at Christmas – by a monk. This monk could only utter one sentence. One […]

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He is king | Religion

It was the start of spring break, our church attendance was down on Sunday. We pray that everyone will have a safe week and be back to church soon. We miss each and everyone when they are out. If some are sick, our prayers are with them. We hope they are better soon and will […]

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Supreme Court reflects nation’s deep division over Constitution and religion

United States Supreme Court There is a deep political divide in the Supreme Court of the United States and in the country over the Constitution and religion. Liberals have long interpreted the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment as best understood through Thomas Jefferson’s metaphor that there should be a wall separating church and state. […]

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Organized religion provides a balance to the uncritical acceptance of easy “groupthink”

Cardinal Newman once observed that if religion tends towards “feeling and taste”, and if “it is the right of each individual to have him say exactly what pleases him”, then such a religion becomes “so personal” and “so private” that we must necessarily ignore it. In his Apologia pro Vita Sua he writes: “Religion, as […]

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General Conference Summary of the Saturday afternoon session | Religion

April 2022 general conference continued Saturday afternoon with messages of hope, conversion, and eternal connection. During the session, new Relief Society and Primary general presidencies were held, beginning August 1. Six new General Authority Seventies were also maintained. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles told the worldwide assembly that each […]

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Interfaith Voices: Joy—Fascinating, Hard to Define | Religion

Joy. I’ve had a bit of a fascination with it over the years. Mainly because it can be elusive in our attempts to define and know it. Some concepts are not easy to define, due to their vastness. Joy seems to be like that. It’s bigger than some kind of giddy, happy, tasty thing, just […]

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Religion: The Promise and Magic of Spring | Local News

The grass finally has a tint of green. Birds migrate. The geese fly above our heads; a robin perches on the fence with its proud red chest; the sparrows explore the birdhouse, prepare to build their nest; the red-winged blackbirds are back in the swamp. It’s time for my spring column. Two years ago I […]

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Religion makes complex war harder to understand

The geopolitical landscape of the war in Ukraine can be difficult to understand, and for many this issue was made even more perplexing by Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow’s endorsement of the Russian invasion. To help people understand the situation, a panel of experts was convened by the Center for Christian Engagement at St. […]

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ON RELIGION: The slap, the rumors and the wise words of Denzel Washington | Faith

Moments after the Oscar slap was heard around the world, Will Smith cuddled up during a commercial break with Denzel Washington, another of the Best Actor nominees. No one could hear what Smith discussed with the man who is both a top gamer and the rare Hollywood superstar who, after years in the press spotlight, […]

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False religion and no moral compass: Fierravanti-Wells Morrison skewers

Outgoing Liberal NSW Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells made very clear statements about Scott Morrison’s trickery last night. Wearing a prominent cross around her neck, she seized the moment to nail down what Morrison’s apparent belief in Pentecostal Christianity really means and to expose the hypocrite she considers to be. Fierravanti-Wells, a member of the right-wing Catholic […]

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What role does religion play in your life?

When you were younger, did you attend religious services or participate in religious observances with your family? Did you belong to some sort of religious community? What about now, as a teenager? Has religion played an important role in your life? If so, in what ways? In her recent opinion essay, “I followed the lives […]

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You meant it for evil; God meant for good | Religion

Rev. Dr. Mary S. Minor It seems like as a people we are going backwards instead of forwards. Our voting rights are threatened. The Senate will not pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. Our history is silenced. Our lives don’t matter. You wanted it for the bad! God can reverse it for our good. […]

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Southern Baptists, Race and the Table Gap – The Ukiah Daily Journal

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. faced a barrage of questions about race and politics during his landmark 1960 appearance on NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” but one of the most memorable exchanges involved a question directly on the life of the church. “How many whites are members of your church in Atlanta?” asked a […]

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Martinsville Area Church News: March 25 | Religion

Christian Churches in the South Central Virginia Area/Churches of Christ Ladies will hold their annual retreat on Friday April 1 and Saturday April 2 at the Pittsylvania Christian Service Camp, 1232 Oxford Road, Chatham. Friday registration and dorms will open at 5:00 p.m. with a 6:00 p.m. dinner prepared by Wanda Ashley of A Taste […]

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We are called to walk in the light

We were greeted by Wayne Holly, who opened our Sunday morning service with a prayer at Mill Creek Baptist Church. Special prayers have been asked for Becky, Don, Debbie and Clyde. Ms McCaine shared thanks and praise. The business meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. and the Wednesday evening Bible study will begin at 7:00 […]

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Why the future of the world’s largest religion is female – and African

Eds: This story was provided by The Conversation for AP customers. The Associated Press does not guarantee the content. (THE CONVERSATION) In early 2019, Bill and Melinda Gates released a list of facts that surprised them the previous year. Number four on their list: “Data can be sexist.” “There are huge gaps in global data […]

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Language cannot be bracketed by religion: Akhtar

Prominent lyricist Javed Akhtar on Tuesday regretted the way the Urdu language is bracketed as the language of Muslims. Akhtar, addressing the inaugural session of the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet on the lawn of the Victoria Memorial here, stressed that the language could not be associated with any particular religion and had universal appeal. […]

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Wheels Strike Wood at Imperial Community Church | Religion

IMPERIAL — The Imperial Community Church (ICC) opened its doors to families and their children for its inaugural Pinewood Derby Family Race at their gymnasium on Saturday, March 19 at Imperial. Families entered through the “doors” of the gymnasium as one of their little ones proudly held their pine race car and handed it to […]

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The new Derby Life.Church store will open at the end of the month | Religion

Life.Church Derby (2801 N. Buckner St.) will welcome people through its doors for the first time this month, just weeks before Easter services. The third Life.Church location in the Wichita area, the first Life.Church Derby services will be held March 27 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. “We love being part of this community, and […]

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We Are All Instruments in God’s Orchestra | Religion

Editor’s note: Local pastors partner with us to bring a message of hope and comfort to readers twice a week. Look for it on Sundays and Wednesdays. This world we live in seems filled with interesting and amazing events. Some people call them coincidences, but when believers consider how the circumstances seem to fit together, […]

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Church News: Local churches announce upcoming events | Religion

Resolve Men’s Conference The Resolve Men Conference will be held Saturday, April 30 at Watersprings, 4250 S. 25th E., Idaho Falls. The conference is brought to you by TheREV, a leading Christian radio station serving Southeast Idaho and Western Wyoming. Our goal is to be a vehicle for spreading positive change in our local communities […]

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Should religion be excluded from the school curriculum? Gujarat Government’s Inclusion of Bhagavad Gita Draws Mixed Responses

The Government of Gujarat announced on Thursday March 17 the introduction of Shrimad Bhagwad Gita into the curriculum of all public schools in grades 6 to 12. Gujarat Education Minister Jitu Vaghani made the announcement to the Assembly during the discussion on the education budget and said that this is part of the implementation of […]

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Notes on Religion: March 17, 2022

Interfaith Prayer Service for Ukraine Springfield – Christ Church Cathedral invites its parishioners and community to a special evening prayer service on Saturday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Cathedral Music Director, Todd Beckham, and a special reflection will be given by Shaikh Mirza Yawar Baig of the Islamic Society of […]

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Nearly 40% believe religion makes America stronger: poll

By Michel GryboskiSenior Church Editor | Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Participants raise their hands in worship during Franklin Graham’s Route 66 “God Loves You” tour in Springfield, Missoui, September 23, 2021. | The Billy Graham Evangelical Association Nearly four in 10 adults living in the United States believe religion makes the country stronger, while less […]

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Religion and politics collide on new election website | Government

During the municipal primary election in February, several voters at the polls said they informed their decision that they used Vote Saint Joe – a conservative-leaning religious website designed specifically for this year’s election. Its creator, Josh Blevins, is the senior pastor of Grace Calvary Chapel. He said he couldn’t find enough information about the […]

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People pray for peace and Putin during an interfaith service | Religion

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Richard Rose non-believers, religion and the season of Lent

My Christian friends tell me that Lent is a time to face difficult problems in order to better understand and improve oneself. In the spirit of Lent, let’s look at what non-believers think about religious traditions. Any discussion of what nonbelievers think must begin with the reality that not everyone thinks. Christians are familiar with […]

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Mark of the Beast | Religion

Throughout my life, I’ve heard this term come up time and time again. It seems to have been raised whenever there is a major public concern, or something new of major importance is happening. Like when food prices and everything else went from all individually marked with a price tag to barcode scanning. This was […]

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Church News | Religious | bedfordgazette.com

Schellsburg United Church has announced two upcoming events. A free lunch will be served to go only from noon to 2 p.m., or while supplies last, on March 13 at the church. The menu will include a fried fish sandwich, fries, coleslaw and chocolate pudding. No pre-orders will be taken. Check Facebook for more information […]

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What is the “good news”? | Religion

The term “good news” is often used by Christians in reference to their faith. The good news is central to Christianity, and it has both symbolic and literal meaning in reference to the New Testament. According to the online Bible reference Bible Odyssey, “good news” is the literal translation of the Greek word “euangelion.” It […]

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Church Events | local religion

Mid-week services — St. John’s Lutheran Church, 812 E. High St., Hicksville, will be offering midweek services during the Lenten season every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. abundance of God. Each week will focus on five divine attributes: faithfulness, mercy, compassion, forgiveness and love. Each service is designed for sustained reflection on the […]

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Letter: Birth Certificate Legislation Is Immoral | Religion

Growing up in southwestern Oklahoma in the 1950s, it was pretty much obvious that you would be any evangelical, most of whom were Pentecostals, Baptists, or Methodists. We had a few other denominations in the area, even a few Catholics and Seventh-day Adventists. Obviously not all of them were what is now traditionally called evangelical […]

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False accounts of the alleged war between science and religion

An obvious possibility(Photo from Wikimedia Commons public domain) *** I was delighted a while ago to discover that the British ITV detective/mystery series Midsomer Murders (1997-) has, at least in the past, featured a character named “Dr. Dan Peterson. Who, I wondered, could they have hired to represent a person with such a solemn name […]

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Highest Intent Founder Brendon Wilder Left Religion and Found Cannabis

Countless people around the world practice religion, and it influences their beliefs and even their livelihoods. Some find religious beliefs an essential way to find meaning outside of themselves or to understand their role or destiny in the world. For Brendon Wilder and his wife, owners of a new cannabis brand based in Oklahoma Highest […]

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Ethics and religion discussion: How important is ethnicity in casting?

Submitted to an Ethics and Religion panelist: “Recently, comedian Sarah Silverman said that Jewish actors should be cast for Jewish roles. People in underrepresented subject positions, such as queer artists or artists of color, are often denied the opportunity to play “universal roles” because of this identity. So when a role is specifically written for […]

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Does Killing Eve’s Villanelle really find her religion?

Photo credit: Parisa Taghizadeh/BBCA the last season of Kill Eve asks deep questions about her fashion-loving killer, Villanelle: Does she have a moral compass? What is his sense of humanity at this point? And perhaps more importantly, what would she look like as Jesus Christ in drag? In the season premiere, a vision of God […]

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Defending Religion in Ukraine – Russia’s Putin Twists Common Christian Roots to Justify War

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! “Please pray for Ukraine,” my friend said. In view of the Washington Monument, she shared photos her family members just texted to a Kiev bomb shelter. While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is not a religious war per se, religion is a strong subtext. Ukraine and Russia are […]

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What the Well-Dressed Christian Wears | Religion

The apostle Paul asks Christians to “put on” Christ (Romans 13:14) as they strive to follow Yeshua (Jesus). Paul taught that when we were baptized, we had already “put on” (been clothed with) Yeshua (Galatians 3:26-27). The Greek word used is “enduo”. Enduo is translated as “to put on” or “dressed”. It indicates a depression […]

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Can religion and faith fight against eco-desperation? | earth beat

Scientists regularly study the continuing degradation of the Earth’s environment and track the changes caused by global warming. Economists warn that escalating disasters are hurting people’s quality of life. And policymakers are focused on crafting rules to reduce the health and environmental effects of humanity’s growing footprint. What is the role of philosophers and believers […]

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Alliance Region Religious Briefings for March 5

LABYRINTH WALK – Trinity Covenant Episcopal Church will celebrate the first day of spring at noon on March 21 with a Welcome Spring Maze Walk. The ritual walk will include prayers, scripture readings, meditation and poetry. The outdoor maze is in the churchyard at 1200 S. Union Ave. The event is open to the public. […]

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Letter: Churches fail to meet people’s needs | Religion

I would like to react to Fr. Frank Lioi’s article on declining church attendance. He says this is due to “a long-standing pattern of secularization in the United States.” I think his first two questions are related. If indeed the “nones,” as he calls them, rejected religion, it may be because religious institutions failed to […]

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Offer them Christ | Religion

Editor’s note: Local pastors partner with us to bring a message of hope and comfort to readers twice a week. Look for it on Sundays and Wednesdays. A few months after the death and resurrection of Jesus, two of his disciples went to the temple for the time of the afternoon prayer. Peter and John […]

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“Holy Bibles”, NFT for the Global Christian Community By CoinQuora

Pioneers of NFTs for Religion: “Holy Bibles”, NFTs for the Global Christian Community The global NFT space has imploded from $340 million in 2020 to $40 billion in 2021. Despite explosive growth of 170,000%, in sectors as diverse as sports, music and collectibles , a vast market remains untapped: religious content. The Christian industry in […]

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Religion in Ukraine: What Orthodox Christians in the United States pray for

JONES, Okla. — At a small country church 20 miles east of Oklahoma City, Ukrainian and American flags flutter outside. Inside, Reverend Stepan Bilogan preaches and prays in his native language while a member of the choir translates his Ukrainian words into English. Founded immigrants St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church – the only Ukrainian Orthodox […]

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Nigeria: Religion should unite us, not divide us – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai said there are 54 ethnic groups in Kaduna State and his main duty is to unite the people to collaborate and move the state in the right direction. The governor also said his administration does not promote any sectoral or religious agendas as his political opponents widely claim, indicating that places of […]

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Japan’s Shinto religion goes global with followers online

American Kit Cox, 35, works as an electrical engineer and enjoys cycling and playing the piano. But what some might find surprising about Cox, who was raised as a Methodist, is that she practices the Japanese religion known as Shinto. While Cox’s interest in Shinto was originally sparked by her love of Japanese popular culture […]

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Interfaith Voices: Remembering that we are dust | Religion

“Remember that dust thou art and unto dust shalt thou return” or “Repent and believe the gospel”. This Wednesday, March 2, Catholics and other Christians around the world will go to church and hear these words as ashes are either sprinkled on their heads or drawn to make a black cross on their foreheads. By […]

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Religious news, February 26, 2022 | News

Editor’s Note: Faith-based institutions in the area should send event submissions at least two weeks prior to the event to Kokomo Tribune Religion Calendar, 300 N. Union St., PO Box 9014, Kokomo, IN 46901, or email ktnews@kokomotribune.com. The deadline is Wednesday noon. Be sure to include your event details and the church’s address and phone […]

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Mardi Gras explained | Religion

At this time of year, churches begin to offer a Mardi Gras meal: usually a pancake breakfast or supper, hence the day’s other name, Pancake Tuesday. Many may recognize the most common name for the day: Fat Tuesday. If that still doesn’t ring a bell, almost everyone has heard of Mardi Gras, which literally translates […]

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OMG! This is the real name and religion of superstar Nayanthara

Few people know that Nayanthara was actually a Christian, details inside ” class=”lazy img-responsive” data-src=”https://www.iwmbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/priyanka-chopra-vs-nora-fatehi-who-carried-the- dramatic-outfit-better-2-920×518.jpeg” width=”920″ height=”518″ alt=”OMG! This is the real name and religion of superstar Nayanthara” /> Nayanthara, one of the popular South Indian TV actresses, has now set another benchmark in the industry with each of her outstanding presentations in films. […]

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Tabernacle Choir Presidency Announces Bold Future Initiatives | Religion

Michael O. Leavitt, president of the Tabernacle Choir in Temple Square, addressed a virtual audience of members of the Choir organization on Thursday night announcing four new high profile goals that will set a bold and historic direction for the renowned Choir and Orchestra. . Leavitt and his advisers, L. Whitney Clayton and Gary B. […]

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What we need in India is freedom of religion

As Karnataka’s high court debates its controversial decision to temporarily ban nonconformist attire that could provoke a religious backlash, head coverings of all kinds have a long and controversial history. Home to the largest Muslim population in Europe, the French Senate last year voted to ban girls under 18 from wearing the hijab in public. […]

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US Supreme Court weighs in on conflict between religion and LGBT rights

The names of companies and law firms listed above are auto-generated based on the text of the article. We are improving this feature as we continue to test and develop in beta. We appreciate feedback, which you can provide using the feedback tab on the right side of the page. WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – […]

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TERRY MATTINGLY: Influential Catholic Cardinal: Wrong Catechism on LGBTQ Doctrine | Religion

It is not every day that a prince of the Roman Catholic Church, and a strategic Jesuit ally of the pope, openly rejects centuries of Christian teachings that oppose the fundamental doctrines of the sexual revolution. “Church positions on same-sex relationships as sinful are wrong,” Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg said in a recent interview […]

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Cartoon on Ahmedabad slams verdict in case which is not against any religion: BJP; Congress welcomes removal by Twitter

A day after Twitter removed a cartoon tweeted by the Gujarat BJP unit over a court verdict sentencing 38 people to death in the 2008 serial Ahmedabad explosions, the ruling party on Monday claimed the cartoon was based on real photographs and did not target any religion or community. But the opposition Congress and some […]

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Detroit FBI chief says mosque fire suspect not religiously motivated

Speaking inside a mosque in Dearborn, the FBI Detroit bureau chief revealed that his investigation so far into a mosque fire and police shootings last week showed the suspect was not motivated by politics, ideology or religion. Detroit FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Josh Hauxhurst addressed worshipers Saturday at the Al-Huda Islamic Association, a […]

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Mob violence in the name of religion must end: CSJ

– LAHORE, Pakistan: The Center for Social Justice (CSJ) and the Peoples Commission for Minority Rights (PCMR) have expressed grave concern over the growing trend of mob violence in the name of religion, and strongly condemned the extrajudicial execution of at least 85 people (1986-2022) since the enactment of strict blasphemy laws introduced during the […]

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Grade 6 students complete the Comparative Religion Unit

A highlight of Schechter Boston’s 6th grade social studies curriculum is a unit on Comparative Religions that focuses on “How Are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Similar and Different?” » Students first learned about the common origin story of these three religions and also explored common characteristics of all religions (e.g., sacred text, holy days, belief […]

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Martinsville Area Church News: February 18 | Religion

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1527 E. Church St., Ext., Martinsville, will mark the start of the Lenten season by marking the foreheads of worshipers with ashes during an Ash Wednesday liturgy at noon on March 2. The Holy Communion service begins the 40-day season of reflection and preparation for Easter. On Facebook at www.facebook.com/holytrinitymartinsville. Forest […]

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Violence in the Name of Religion and the State Assembly Election – The Sangai Express

L LuingamIt is said that religion has been the cause of many wars on this planet. The greatest number of wars in the world have been fought in the name of religion. As far as Christianity is concerned, the history of Christianity has been written in blood. Shortly after the crucification of Jesus Christ, all […]

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Hijacking History: Why What We Teach Matters

(duncan1890/Getty Images) KAthleen Wellman’s new book begins with a quote from historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. “History is to the nation what memory is to the individual,” he wrote in the New York Book Review in 2004. “As a person deprived of memory becomes disoriented and lost, not knowing where he has been or where he […]

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What’s behind the hijab escalation in India? | Religious News

Bangalore, India – The hijab ban in colleges in the state of Karnataka in southern India has sparked a major argument amid growing concerns that attacks on Muslim symbols and practices are part of the broader Hindu far-right agenda of imposing majority values ​​on minorities. The country’s 200 million Muslim minorities fear the hijab ban […]

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Christians who oppose masking have ‘the spirit of the antichrist’, says religion teacher

Obery M. Hendricks Jr., a religious teacher at Columbia University, noted last week that Christians who refuse to wear masks are possessed by “the spirit of antichrist”. “These people are not fulfilling their gospel responsibility. They are raping him. They are spitting in his face,” Hendricks said. “It’s anti-biblical. It’s anti-Christian. And I’ll go further…what […]