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The "I'm spiritual but not religious" community is growing, according to a blog post by CNN writer John Blake. It is growing so much, the blogger writes, one pastor has compared it to a "movement." In a 2009 survey by the research firm LifeWay Christian...
Let us not pray A hopeful wish for the end of religious exercises at the beginning of government meetingsChange of SubjectI wish atheist lawmaker Juan Mendez hadn't delivered his "prayer" to open the Tuesday afternoon session of the Arizona House of Representatives. Mendez, a freshman Democrat who represents Tempe, began by asking his assembled colleagues not to bow their...
I wish atheist lawmaker Juan Mendez hadn't delivered his "prayer" to open the Tuesday afternoon session of the Arizona House of Representatives. Mendez, a freshman Democrat who represents Tempe, began by asking his assembled colleagues not to bow their...
As a dance, flamenco is about style: The fire in the eyes, the exquisite vestments, the dramatic posturing. Orlando's Flamenco del Sol troupe has shrewdly noticed the similarity between the Spanish dance and organized religion. The result, "Misa...
As a young girl growing up in the South, I looked forward to the fourth Sunday of August. We called it "Homecoming" at my church in Hogansville, Ga. That was when folks who had moved away from our small, rural town seeking better opportunities in...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Flying a couple of thousand feet above a volcanic field in Arizona near the Painted Desert, it's fairly easy to spot the extinct volcano known as the Roden Crater. It stands alone in the field, apart from hundreds of other...
The setting for August Wilson's magnificent "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" is a boardinghouse in 1911 Pittsburgh, but the spiritual location is a crossroads between the ghostly past and the forbidding future, slavery and freedom, despair and hope. The...
The chaplains at the Chicago area Adventist hospitals know the staffs' hands that dispense medication, perform surgeries and mop floors are crucial to carrying out the hospitals' mission. That's why, this month, many of those nurses, surgeons and...
A moment as mysterious as the sacred idea it celebrates – the crucified Christ's decent into Hades before his resurrection – arrived Saturday morning at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in a cascade of rose petals and a cacophony of bells,...
Thursday is the National Day of Prayer. It's not a public holiday. We won't get a paid day off from work. The mail will still be delivered. And banks will be open as usual. So what exactly is this special day? The National Day of Prayer is merely an...
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MEDFORD, Mass. — She was remembered for her smile. Outside of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Krystle Campbell's second-grade teacher reached into her black purse Monday and pulled out a class picture from April 1991 — 21 sweet, gawky children,...
Israeli police detained five women for wearing prayer shawls at the Western Wall on Thursday, days after a new proposal emerged to set aside part of the holy site for men and women to pray together. Female worshippers at the sacred site are barred...
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