Religion - Page 7

Trying to bridge the gap between people of different faiths can be a daunting task. Even if you can identify some shared core values, the way you express those values may appear to be in opposition with another's express ...

Category: Religion Christianity

Your church should be a positive force within your community, but people also come to church to form interpersonal connections with others. Rather than focusing on the big picture, spend some time in small groups.

Category: Religion

Goats get a bad rap in the Bible, both metaphorically and literally.  But goats can represent a shortcoming of Christianity; picking out groups to be shunned and ostracized does not embrace the message of Jesus.

Category: Religion

Hosting an open mic night is a great way to help members of your congregation to come out of their shells and express creative talents that may otherwise go unnoticed, strengthening the relationships among members.

Category: Religion

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the CARES Act was estabilshed to provide financial relief to certain small businesses, non-profits, and churches.  But should churches turn down this assistance on principle?

Category: Politics Religion Political and Religious Controversy

In parts of southern Pakistan, Hindus are feeling pressure to convert to Islam, and there is some debate as to whether the conversions were forced, voluntary, or somewhere in between.

Category: Politics Religion Political and Religious Controversy

A new Hindu temple in India has been igniting controversy that has rippled overseas and reached areas as far as New York City. How can a temple in India be so controversial? Read on to find out.

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As requirements for face masks become mandatory, then optional, then mandatory again, some wonder about the purpose and effectiveness of anti-burqa laws.

Category: Politics Religion

The Hagia Sophia, an historic Mosque, has reopened for religious use. Is this a good move, or will the religious structure being used for worship once again be a cause of controversy?

Category: Islam Religion

A Nevada church attempts to fight for religious gatherings in the Supreme Court; if they succeed will this cause a spike in COVID deaths among Nevada churchgoers?

Category: Politics Religion