Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    “I always want to tell people that Ferguson erupted at a time when it had the eyes of the world on it, much like Birmingham, Alabama, which is where I’m from—when people saw from all over the country, all over the world what racial oppression looks like,” says UCC Pastor Traci Blackmon, a Black Lives Matter leader. “That happened in Ferguson, too. But sometimes we get so caught up in that particular place that we don’t recognize that Ferguson is everywhere.” More

    August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “As a Shia, I see myself as a Muslim first. Yes, I am Shia, I’m very proud to be Shia, but when I consider myself and someone asks me what religion I am, I don’t say I’m Shia, I say I’m Muslim. And I think that’s how I identify, and I’ve always identified as that,” says Nazeen Zaidi. More

    August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “I’ll be praying for them, I’ll be chanting for them,” says nine-year-old Jalue Dorje when asked what he will do for people as the reincarnation of a 16th-century lama. More

    August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    To raise awareness of the global refugee crisis, the Olympic Committee is allowing displaced people to compete together under a single flag. The team includes refugees from Syria and Africa. More

    August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “This most traditional of women is a very modern saint,” says Rev. James Martin, SJ, author of “My Life with the Saints.” “She is a saint for doubters and seekers and people who wonder where God is in their lives.” More

    August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “We see increasingly the secularization of our culture, and the church is not really impacting the culture as it once did,” says Ken Ham, CEO of the Ark Encounter. “So what can we do to make an impact in the world? Well, why not build a Christian-themed attraction that the world is going to take notice of for the purpose of getting people talking about the Bible?” More

    August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “The income and wealth disparity in our nation that’s tearing us apart, the anger, the fear, the judgmentalness, the racism that we’ve seen in our country—it’s tearing holes in the fabric of our society,” says Sister Simone Campbell, leader of Network Lobby’s Nuns on the Bus project. “Can we step together into a future, as opposed to pulling apart for partisan gain?” More

    August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “By all rights we shouldn’t really even be here, you know. We should back out, tear out the roads, and leave it,” says Jim Smith, a Yellowstone visitor. “But at the same time humanity needs this. I think the most important thing I’ve learned from other people is that they feel at peace here.” More

    August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “I’m very interested in seeing some basic values return to the country. I care very deeply about life, I care deeply about marriage, I care deeply about religious liberty, I care deeply about issues of fiscal solvency,” says Reverend Jim Garlow, pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego. “The national debt is a biblical-moral issue to me, thou shalt not steal from future generations.” More

    July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “We are looking at the popularity of Facebook Live, Snapchat and Periscope, so churches want to be there where they can reach people,” says DJ Chuang, consultant and leading expert on social media, the Internet and the church. More

    July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

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