Christianity

Newcomers From Russia Are Reviving a Church

December 24, 2010

Author: Nida Najar

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/25/nyregion/25metjournal.html?_r=1&ref=religionandbelief

Olga Komenko’s girlhood memories live within the walls of the domed and cupolaed Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity at Pennsylvania and Glenmore Avenues in East New York. There, she danced Thursday evenings away with other young parishioners at weekly socials, wrote letters...

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Buddhist Religious Leaders Bring Cheer to Elderly Folk

December 18, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Star

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=56,9762,0,0,1,0

A group of 40 Buddhist monks and novitiates displayed their spirit of giving and sharing by distributing food and provisions to elderly residents at Little Sisters of the Poor, Home for the Aged.

 

They were led by Mahindarama Buddhist Temple chief priest Ven E. Indaratana Maha Thera and Ven Dr K....

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Nativity Scene Draws Complaint

December 17, 2010

Author: Pam Tharp

Source: The Palladium-Item

http://www.pal-item.com/article/20101217/NEWS01/12170325

Franklin County's courthouse Nativity scene will stay in place this Christmas season, despite a complaint by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Franklin County Commissioner Tom Wilson said he won't end the 50-year-old manger scene on the courthouse lawn until a court orders it. The life-size Nativity scene is owned by the town of...

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Scientist Alleges Religious Discrimination In KY

December 17, 2010

Author: Dylan Lovan

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/7344501.html

An astronomer argues that his Christian faith and his peers' belief that he is an evolution skeptic kept him from getting a prestigious job as the director of a new student observatory at the University of Kentucky.

 

Martin Gaskell quickly rose to the top of a list of...

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Lutherans, Sikhs Break Bread Together And Learn What They Have In Common

December 14, 2010

Author: Jeff Parrott

Source: Sikhnet/The South Bend Tribune

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/lutherans-sikhs-break-bread-together-and-learn-what-they-have-common

It would have been easy Sunday for Kathy Coleman to dwell on the differences between the Sikhism religion and her own Lutheran faith.

 

After all, upon entering the Sikh Cultural Society of Indiana’s Gurudwara, or place of...

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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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