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firstname.lastname@example.orgA local Scouting official said the organization will respect whatever decision is made when the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America votes this spring on whether to open membership to gays. On Feb. 6, the national group decided to postpone a...
Faced with intense pressure from two flanks, the Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday it needed more time for consultations before deciding whether to move away from its divisive policy of excluding gays as scouts or adult leaders. Possible changes in...
One can only hope that John M. Barry’s scholarly and compelling book, “Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul,” will become a literary success. It is fair to say that Williams’ contribution to American culture is...
Associated PressThe Southern Baptist Convention voted Tuesday to elect its first African-American president in one of its biggest steps yet to reconcile the 167-year-old denomination’s troubled racial past and appeal to a more diverse group of believers. á The...
email@example.comOn Easter, parents hide brightly colored eggs. Children dig through decorated baskets for chocolates and candies. Church-goers don new clothes and sing joyful songs about the power of God. Families gather to eat a holiday meal. Easter is the high point...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Flying a couple of thousand feet above a volcanic field in Arizona near the Painted Desert, it's fairly easy to spot the extinct volcano known as the Roden Crater. It stands alone in the field, apart from hundreds of other...
WASHINGTON — The immigration reform bill crafted by a bipartisan group of senators has deeply split the Republican minority even as lawmakers prepare to take the first votes on the proposal Thursday. Alabama's Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, a...
The chaplains at the Chicago area Adventist hospitals know the staffs' hands that dispense medication, perform surgeries and mop floors are crucial to carrying out the hospitals' mission. That's why, this month, many of those nurses, surgeons and...
The setting for August Wilson's magnificent "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" is a boardinghouse in 1911 Pittsburgh, but the spiritual location is a crossroads between the ghostly past and the forbidding future, slavery and freedom, despair and hope. The...
Tags: Rituals, Arts and Culture, Glynn Turman
A moment as mysterious as the sacred idea it celebrates – the crucified Christ's decent into Hades before his resurrection – arrived Saturday morning at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in a cascade of rose petals and a cacophony of bells,...
Thursday is the National Day of Prayer. It's not a public holiday. We won't get a paid day off from work. The mail will still be delivered. And banks will be open as usual. So what exactly is this special day? The National Day of Prayer is merely an...
Tags: Religion and Belief, Rituals, Islam
Adelle M. Banks writes for the Religion News Service that boths sides are unhappy with a proposal by the Boy Scouts to accept gay scouts, but not gay leaders: Conservative and liberal religious leaders may not agree on much, but both are expressing...
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