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Enjoy a Historic Tour of Charleston Through the Churches

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In 2015, Charleston, South Carolina, made headlines when nine people were killed in a church by a white supremacist. The shooter targeted the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, which is one of the oldest black congregations in the U.S. Charleston … Continue reading

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Jazz, Religion and Civil Rights

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and although the style of music was considered rebellious when it was created, jazz was instrumental to the women’s liberation movement and to the civil rights movement in America. But religion also holds a place … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 in Pop Culture

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The King James Version of Psalm 23 reads: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he … Continue reading

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Enjoy a Religious Poem This April

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During April, National Poetry Month, explore some poetry that you might not otherwise pick up. Most people are familiar with the poetry of the Bible, the Psalms or Song of Solomon, but there are so many other religious poets who … Continue reading

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Irish-Americans and Their Impact on Society

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There has been a lot of focus on women in March, but the month is also when we remember the impact that the Irish-Americans have had on American history. President Donald Trump just announced Irish American Month, saying, “Irish Americans … Continue reading

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Some Great Films for Women’s History Month

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March is all about women’s history. If you’re looking for a movie to watch one evening, here’s a list of some great flicks about women making a difference. Some of these movies are funny, while others are more poignant, but they’ll all empower you as you remember the stories of these real and fictional women. Continue reading

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Honoring Our Hispanic Neighbors

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What do Sonia Sotomayor, Cesar Chavez, Laurie Hernandez, Selena, Gloria Estefan, and Pitbull all have in common? If you said that they all have a Hispanic background, you’re right. Hispanic Americans trace their roots back to Central or South America, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Religion for Humanity

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contributed by Kenneth Montville, Norfolk Atheism Examiner As far back into our history as we can go, humans have always maintained some semblance of religion or spirituality. Myths, superstitions, cults and spiritual beliefs exist in every culture on every continent … Continue reading

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