Religious Diversity News
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Posted to Religious Diversity News on August 27, 2019
ABINGTON, PA. — Jivaka.net — the recently-released project of C. Pierce Salguero, associate professor of Asian history and religious studies at Penn State Abington — is the product of a years-long survey of Buddhist temples and centers located in the Philadelphia area.
Source: Professor’s project surveys ‘lived Buddhism’ in Philadelphia | Penn State University
Posted to Religious Diversity News on June 17, 2019
Clergy and activists argue that religious communities have a role in the cannabis debate, even if their perspectives conflict.
Source: Religious communities consider how much faith to put in marijuana
Posted to Religious Diversity News on April 25, 2019
The words of the adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, are identical wherever it is sung, in every country where Muslims worship. “Hayya ‘alas salah” is sung around the globe five times a day, including outside a construction trailer parked in a remote lot at Philadelphia International Airport by a city taxi driver, Sylla Salif. “Hayya ‘alas salah.” “Come to prayer. Come to prayer.” As Salif sang recently, men washed their hands in streams of water from spigots, as is the Muslim custom to prepare for prayer
Source: Philly’s Muslim cabbies’ ingenuity and community build a mosque at the airport | Lexington Herald Leader
Posted to Religious Diversity News on December 6, 2018
Ever since 9/11, American Muslims have struggled with whether they should stay under the radar or assert their identity. Despite the discrimination that has risen to the surface since that terrible day, their ranks in the U.S. have grown substantially, and there are twice as many mosques operating today as there were in 2000. Yet the majority of those new sanctuaries have burrowed into existing buildings – former churches, synagogues, movie theaters, and storefronts.
Source: Philadelphia Muslims make a statement with opening of first purpose-built mosque | Lexington Herald Leader
Posted to Religious Diversity News on July 12, 2018
As African American churches sell their buildings and move, the ripple effect is being felt in both the neighborhoods where they relocate and those they vacate.
Source: As Philly neighborhoods gentrify, black churches lose their base and leave
Posted to Religious Diversity News on February 12, 2018
“Our Bible” is a new app that includes more than 300 devotionals, podcasts and essays geared toward LGBTQ Christians and progressive people of faith.
Source: Philly app creator offers digital sanctuary for Christians alienated by churches – Philly
Posted to Religious Diversity News on October 12, 2017
The 40-year-old found sanctuary at the United Methodist Church on Broad and Arch streets shortly after President Donald Trump was elected into office.
Source: After 11 Months Hiding in a Philadelphia Church, Undocumented Immigrant Javier Flores Garcia Goes Home – NBC 10 Philadelphia
Posted to Religious Diversity News on September 29, 2015
Francis made the unannounced visit on the last day of his six-day trip to the U.S., which will conclude with a huge Mass in Philadelphia.
Source: Pope Unexpectedly Meets With Victims Of Sex Abuse : NPR
Posted to Religious Diversity News on September 25, 2015
Papal-themed parties are taking place throughout Philadelphia and other cities where the pope will be visiting.
Source: Pope Francis’ Visit Offers a Reason to Party – The New York Times
Posted to Religious Diversity News on September 22, 2015
Production companies helping orchestrate the planning of Pope Francis’s visit have to balance the needs of bishops, pop stars, politicians and a million pilgrims.
Source: In Philadelphia, Putting on a Show for a Holy Headliner – The New York Times
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