Christianity

Hialeah Churches Set to Honor San Lázaro

December 13, 2010

Author: Laura Isensee

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/12/13/1971382/hialeah-churches-set-to-honor.html

Kneeling on a purple vinyl cushion, 22-year-old Vicky Valdez lit a candle and bowed her head in silent prayer before an image of San Lázaro, one of her beloved saints.

The statue of an old, sick man — robed in purple, leaning on crutches and flanked by two dogs —...

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Indian Church, Archdiocese Clash Over Mass Elements

December 13, 2010

Author: Rose French

Source: The Minneapolis Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/111828634.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DU2EPaL_V_9E7ODiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr

Buffalo hide adorns the altar. Sage is burned to help cleanse the heart, soul and mind. Ojibwe and Lakota languages are used in many of the prayers and songs. Traditional Indian elements like these...

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In the Philippines, a Struggle to Reconcile Faith and Love

December 10, 2010

Author: Carlos Conde

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/10/world/asia/10iht-phils.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

Surrounded by votive candles and flowers, the couple looked resplendent, both wearing Indian kurtas, holding a bouquet together, positively in love.

It was the wedding night, in the garden of a friend’s home in a Manila suburb, of...

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How Should Christians Cope With 'Christmas Wars?'

December 8, 2010

Author: Douglas A. Hicks

Source: The Washington Post

http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/12/return_of_the_christmas_wars.html

Welcome back to the "December dilemma" death match -- the 2010 edition. In this corner are the self-proclaimed defenders of Christmas, ready and organized to denounce anyone who says "Happy Holidays." In the other corner are a more motley crew of retailers,...

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Nativity Scenes Sent to All 50 Governors

December 6, 2010

Author: Katie Glaeser

Source: CNN Belief Blog

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/06/nativity-scenes-sent-to-all-50-governors/

This supposedly peaceful time of year has the capacity to create tension - Christmas light rivalries and fights over whether religious decorations should adorn government spaces.

 

But the conservative Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights says it is just trying...

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Inhofe Makes Big Picture Protest of Hometown 'Holiday' Parade

December 6, 2010

Author: Ben Terris

Source: The National Journal

http://nationaljournal.com/congress/inhofe-makes-big-picture-protest-of-hometown-holiday-parade-20101206

Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and the Acres of Love Alpaca farm, are taking a stand. Neither will participate in Tulsa’s holiday parade this year after officials changed its name from the Christmas Parade of Lights to the Holiday Parade of...

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Reflections of Religious Understanding

December 2, 2010

Author: Alicia M. Moulton

Source: Bringham Young University Alumni News

http://magazine.byu.edu/?act=view&a=2701

Andrew J. Kosorok (BFA ’04) leans over a panel of glass, on which he etched an intricate floral motif. This piece is called Al-Mu’mim, Inspirer of Faith. It represents the growth of God’s creations as they react to trials and blessings.

 

The Harold B. Lee Library recently displayed eight of Kosorok’s...

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Fort Worth Pastors Call for Bus Boycott Over Signs

December 2, 2010

Author: Shirley Jinkins

Source: The Star-Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/12/02/2674421/fort-worth-pastors-call-for-bus.html

A group of Fort Worth African-American pastors is calling for a passenger boycott of city buses displaying advertising signs that they say are offensive to Christians.

 

The disputed signs read "Millions of Americans are Good Without God" and were paid for by the...

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2010 Nov 09

National Council of Churches & Church World Service Centennial Gathering

Tue Nov 9 (All day) to Thu Nov 11 (All day)

Location: 

New Orleans, LA, USA
From November 9-11, the Centennial Gathering of the National Council of Churches and Church World Service took place in New Orleans. A celebration of 100 years of the modern ecumenical movement, hearkening back to its birth at the 1910 World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh, the event convened an array of national and international ecumenical partners to vision the future.  Dr. Eck provided leadership as chair of the NCC’s... Read more about National Council of Churches & Church World Service Centennial Gathering

Montana Supreme Court Rules District Wrong to Bar Butte Student's Speech

November 19, 2010

Author: John Grant Emeigh

Source: The Missoulian/The Montana Standard

Wire Service: AP

http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_f5a44b32-f462-11df-a6b7-001cc4c002e0.html

The Montana Supreme Court of Friday sided with a Butte High School valedictorian who was barred from speaking at her 2008 graduation because she made references to God or Jesus in her speech....

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