Christianity

Acts of Faith

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Address: Second Presbyterian Church, 5 North Fifth Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-514-4460
Website: http://www.theactsoffaith.org/
Mission: Acts of Faith is a faith inspired theatre festival that aims to leads people to explore their faith more deeply and to recognize that, even in their...

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United Methodist Church Donates to Sand Creek Massacre Learning Center

February 22, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Country Today Media Network

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/02/united-methodist-church-donates-to-sand-creek-massacre-learning-center/

To recognize how the United Methodist Church (UMC) played a role in the Sand Creek Massacre, it has donated $50,000 to the National Park Service for the development of the Sand Creek Massacre...

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Anglican Parish In Va. Settles Property Dispute With Episcopalians

February 20, 2011

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/20/AR2011022004136.html?nav=rss_religion

A tiny, 133-year-old conservative Anglican parish near Leesburg has agreed to settle its part of a bitter, costly land dispute with the Episcopal Church. The case drew national attention in 2006 when a cluster of like-minded parishes in Virginia...

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Vatican Embarks On Unlikely Space Quest

February 20, 2011

Author: Duncan Kennedy

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12518714

After centuries of mistrust between religion and science, a new website has been set up by the Vatican and Italy's scientific community.

 

The website has information on everything from astronomy to theology, from space missions to philosophy and art.

 

It is being run jointly by the Vatican and the Italian Space...

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Scrutiny Of a Saintly Life Finds a Home Here

February 18, 2011

Author: Edward Eveld

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/02/18/2665852/scrutiny-of-a-saintly-life-finds.html

Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey ministered to the poor and the sick in France and Turkey for decades. She died 95 years ago, but her work at the site of ruins in Ephesus brings Christians and Muslims together today, which seems miraculous in these times.

 

Clearly she...

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Interfaith Fellowship Day Speakers Build Bridges and Embrace Diversity

February 18, 2011

Author: Faith Hampton

Source: The Sun News

http://blog.cleveland.com/sunmessenger/2011/02/interfaith_fellowship_day_spea.html

Building bridges and embracing diversity was an easy topic for the speakers at the Interfaith Fellowship Day on Feb. 7.

 

The event was at Executive Caterers of Landerhaven.

 

Illene Rosewater, planning committee co-Chair, said this was the event’s...

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Theologians Discuss Reconciliation

February 17, 2011

Author: Isha Flores

Source: The Dartmouth

http://thedartmouth.com/2011/02/17/news/religion

To bring about peace between Christians and Muslims, the followers of both religions should realize that they worship the same God and that their greatest enemies are not each other, according to Miroslav Volf, a theology professor at Yale University Divinity School, and Ingrid Mattson, a professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford...

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Ten Commandments In School Stirs Fight In Va. District

February 17, 2011

Author: Kevin Sieff

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/16/AR2011021603808.html

Nearly 12 years ago, in the aftermath of the shootings at Columbine High School, officials quietly posted the Ten Commandments on the walls of Giles County public schools. It was a natural reaction, said residents of this rural county peppered with churches, to such an alarming moral...

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Come…Read My Sacred Texts As If They Were Yours…

February 14, 2011

Author: Kelly Figueroa-Ray

Source: State of Formation

http://www.stateofformation.org/2011/02/come%E2%80%A6-read-my-sacred-texts-as-if-they-were-yours%E2%80%A6/

In an earlier post, I offered a reflection on the types of inter-religious encounters that, although often well intentioned, tend to be reductive and ultimately unhelpful in the development of inter-religious dialogue. This does not...

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Unitarians Turn Tragedy Into Lesson In Tolerance

February 11, 2011

Author: Travis Loller

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/11/AR2011021104261.html

When an out-of-work truck driver opened fire in a Tennessee church because it welcomed gay and multiracial families, the congregation met that hatred with love. In the process, it inspired a national campaign centered around Valentine'...

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