Faith: Christian

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    While the presumptive Republican nominee for president told evangelicals he is “a tremendous believer,” interfaith protests, vigils, and press conferences questioned the candidate’s religious claims and assertions. More

    June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “I was looking for a place where I could practice empathy,” says Randall Smith. “I’m looking for a place to practice tolerance. I’m looking for a place to practice compassion, love, truth. What I found in the Friends community is a place to do that that is safe, that is a very large tent. The great part of that is I ended up joining the most unorganized organized religion I could find.” More

    June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “We’re here as a sign of God’s presence,” says Father Edwin Leahy, headmaster of St. Benedict’s Prep School in Newark, New Jersey. “That’s who we are as monks. We take a vow of stability of place, so even though the neighborhoods change around us on a regular basis, we stay.” More

    June 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “This world is filled with so many problems you almost don’t know where to start. When you gather a bunch of people together there’s strength, and there’s encouragement in that…Instead of hearing a sermon, they come here and be the sermon,” says Grace Community Church senior pastor John Slye. More

    June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “At the end of the day I’m not depending on insurance, and I’m not depending ultimately on Samaritan [Ministries]. I’m depending on God. Samaritan is something I’m actually choosing because I believe it honors God,” says Jonathan Velez, a member of a Christian health sharing program. More

    May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “Spirituality has been my biggest value of this year, and I have learned so much about my faith. Within my work God is so intricately intertwined I don’t think I could separate the two,” says Megan Newman, a JVC participant. “I’ve just grown up in so many ways, and I’ve changed the way I’ll be a nurse forever.”
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    May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “There is a lot of wondering” among young Jesuit volunteers, says Father Rick Malloy, one of their chaplains. “There is a lot of thinking, and I have seen the fruits of it: “ruined for life.” They live their lives in a different way. This year goes very quickly, and there’s a real possibility of this impacting your life in ways that are transformative forever.” More

    May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “At its best, religious arbitration is an opportunity for two parties who have shared religious values to resolve those disputes in accordance with their religious values,” says Pepperdine University Law School professor and rabbi  Michael Helfand. More

    May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “If you were to identify Catholic prophets in the twentieth century,” says Georgetown University professor Chester Gillis, Daniel Berrigan “would be right there with Dorothy Day or Thomas Merton.” His activism, adds Gillis, is “rooted in prayer. It is done out of the commitment to the Gospel. That differentiates it from all the other secular movements” Daniel Berrigan, SJ died on April 30, 2016. He was 94 years old. More

    May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “Stereotypes lose their power because they’re replaced by true, authentic relationships,” says Rev. Josh Graves, pastor of the Nashville megachurch Otter Creek Church of Christ, describing his project of engagement between Christians and Muslims. “It’s very hard for people to care about people they don’t know. That’s just true of humans wherever you are on planet earth.” More

    April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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