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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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Boy Scouts to Allow Transgender Kids

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The Boy Scouts of America will now allow transgender boys to join its ranks. Serving about 2.4 million boys and young men just in the United States, the organization has been around since 1908. The early years were not easy. Segregation … 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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Political Poetry: Taking A Stand

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“We are a nation of immigrants, a quilt of many colors, and we’ve managed over more than two centuries to create a way of life that allows for a reasonable degree of upward mobility, that prizes individual liberty, promotes freedom … Continue reading

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African-American Church Leaders Who Made a Difference in Civil Rights

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As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and prepare for African-American history month in February, let’s talk about other noted leaders in the civil rights movement who may not have gotten as much attention as King, but … 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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