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Mormons Say Duty to Law on Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Faith - The New York Times

November 3, 2015
DENVER — Despite its deep opposition to same-sex marriage, the Mormon Church is setting itself apart from religious conservatives who rallied behind a Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, who cited her religious beliefs as justification for refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.STORIES FROM OUR ADVERTISERSIn a speech this week about the boundaries between church and state, Dallin Oaks, a high-ranking apostle in the church, said that public officials like Ms. Davis, the clerk in Rowan County, Ky., had a duty to follow the law, despite their religious convictions.“...
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Nostra Aetate 50th Anniversary | October 19, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

October 21, 2015
The 1965 Second Vatican Council declaration on the relation of the church to non-Christian religions transformed church doctrine about Jews and other faiths. Nostra Aetate had its roots "in the shame and realizations of Christians after the Holocaust for what has been done to Jews," according to Rev. Dennis McManus of Georgetown University.More →

Source: Nostra Aetate 50th Anniversary | October 19, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

New Chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary | October 16, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

October 21, 2015
Five years ago, the historic VTS chapel burned to the ground. Now a new chapel and chapel garden have been dedicated that are "fit for the 21st century and the future of the church…so many lives are formed in this space," says Rev. Ian Markham, dean and president of VTS. More →

Source: New Chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary | October 16, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

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