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Enjoy a Historic Tour of Charleston Through the Churches

May 1st, 2017

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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Pew Research Releases Facts About How Abrahamic Faiths View Scripture

April 27th, 2017

Two of the biggest religious festivals ended a few days ago. The Christian Easter celebration is over, as is the Jewish Passover. Both of these celebrations rely heavily on biblical scripture. Pew Research offers information about how people in the … Continue reading

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Why Honesty Day?

April 25th, 2017

Zig Ziglar said, “Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life — all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.” April 1 is a day of pranks and jokes. … Continue reading

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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