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Remembering the Father of Jesus in March

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Mary, the mother of Jesus, gets about 15 days each year dedicated to some facet of her memory. In September, her birthday is celebrated. On August 22, the feast day is called “The Queenship of the Virgin Mary,” acknowledging the … Continue reading

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Progressive Christians Speak Out Against Discrimination and Injustice

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When they hear the word “Christian,” many individuals in the United States picture right-wing conservative fundamentalists. Their increased involvement with politics, along with the creation of groups such as the late Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority and the anti-LGBTQ Family Research … Continue reading

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Are You Fasting for Lent?

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The season of Lent begins on March 1, following Mardi Gras on February 28. The first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday. Many denominations hold a service for believers as a way of beginning the season. Ministers bless each … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom Bills Challenge Separation of Church and State

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The United States Constitution was written to allow for the free exercise of faith by its citizens as well as avoid state-mandated religion. The question of balancing religious freedom with civil liberty has been particularly salient in the first decades of the … Continue reading

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Religious Persecution Around the World in 2016

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In the United States, it’s the FBI that watches the number of hate crimes each year. The last year the data was available, the most persecuted group in America based on religious hate was the Jews. Muslims are a close … Continue reading

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Why Do Christians Get Baptized?

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Baptism is first mentioned in the New Testament in reference to John the Baptist. Matthew recounts: “People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized … Continue reading

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Millennials and Christmas Holidays

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The holidays might be over, but we should discuss how millennials face the Christmas season. If you haven’t seen the “Hipster Nativity Set,” you might want to take a minute and search for it on Google. It features wise men … Continue reading

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The Episcopal Church Goes Green

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The Episcopal Church has made many strides in social justice throughout the years, most noticeably, giving the LGBT+ community a place to worship and get married in the church. Another outreach that the Episcopal Church is on the forefront is … Continue reading

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