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International Forgiveness Day

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Alexander Pope said, “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Merriam-Webster defines forgiveness as “to cease to feel resentment against (an offender).” Most of today’s world religions have some kind of teaching on forgiveness, which provides a tradition and practice … Continue reading

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Planning for a Father’s Day Without a Father

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Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Grandparent’s Day are all very nice holidays when you have a typical family, but what happens when a parent or grandparent has been abusive or passed away? Dealing with these holidays can be very difficult. … Continue reading

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Deepen Your Understanding of Ramadan

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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, but it’s also observed as a month of fasting in remembrance of the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. All adult Muslims are obliged to fast, except those who are … Continue reading

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Is Pentecost Relevant Today?

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After Easter, one of the most celebrated dates in the Christian church is that of Pentecost. This year, it falls on June 4, seven weeks after Easter. Pentecost is considered the day that the church was born. Biblically, it was … Continue reading

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Why Is June LGBT Pride Month?

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The first of June marks LGBT Pride Month. The reasons that Pride Month is so important to the LGBT community are many. The fight to earn civil rights has been hard and those who worked so diligently deserve to be … Continue reading

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Songs for Your Memorial Day

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Memorial Day marks the summer season, but the holiday has roots much deeper than just fashion rules and beach parties. If you can’t get out to a parade honoring the fallen soldiers who gave their life for America, maybe you … Continue reading

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

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Peacemaking is one of the key themes in the Bible. In Matthew 5:9, Jesus tells his followers, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” In Romans 12:18, Paul writes, “If possible, so far as it … Continue reading

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IDAHO for LGBT Rights

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On May 17, the international community remembers the date that the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from the “International Classification of Diseases.” For many people, it’s hard to even imagine a time when homosexuality was considered a disease, but … Continue reading

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