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Kentucky Legislation Focuses on the Bible

April 23rd, 2017

The Holy Bible is not only a religious text, but also one of the most beloved literary texts. Many biblical stories are common tropes in stories from all times. The story of Joseph and his colorful coat is now a … Continue reading

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Getting a Second Chance After Prison

April 21st, 2017

Hebrews 13:3 reminds Christians to “continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison.” In Matthew 25, Jesus tells his followers, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of … Continue reading

Jazz music holds an important role in the development of American culture

Jazz, Religion and Civil Rights

April 19th, 2017

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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Philadelphia Mosque Hosts Interfaith Peace Walk

April 17th, 2017

Al-Aqsa Islamic Society is a community of Muslims in Philadelphia that does much more than simply offer religious services. The society has partnered with many civic organizations to bring art, social services and unity to the City of Brotherly Love. … Continue reading

Psalm 23 from the Bible

Psalm 23 in Pop Culture

April 14th, 2017

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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Meditation for Beginners

April 12th, 2017

If you sometimes feel as if you’re drowning in a sea of information and electronics, it might be time to consider meditation. Meditation is not only for Buddhists. It does encourage you to be more peaceful and more mindful of … Continue reading

Saint Elmo's Fire

Why Is It Called Saint Elmo’s Fire?

April 10th, 2017

Not many people experience the phenomenon known as Saint Elmo’s fire. It’s a kind of a plasma that creates a faint glow, most commonly during a thunderstorm. The electricity in the air discharges near the ends of sharp objects, like … Continue reading

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Religious Views on Organ Donation

April 5th, 2017

April is National Donate Life Month. If you aren’t an organ donor, it might be time to consider making that decision part of your health directive. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, about 22 people die every day … Continue reading

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Health Equity, Public Health and Social Justice

April 3rd, 2017

If you’re like most Americans, you watched the debate over the American Health Care Act of 2017 with a lot of anticipation, whichever side you were on. It’s no secret that the healthcare system of the United States isn’t ideal, … Continue reading

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An Interfaith Celebration of Passover and Easter

April 1st, 2017

This year, families who have both Jewish and Christian heritage will experience an overlap of Passover and Easter. Is there a way to have an interfaith holiday without it turning into a celebration where the kids are looking for a … Continue reading