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New Year’s Around the World: How Different Religions Celebrate

In America, the “holiday season” consists of all the major holidays beginning with Halloween and ending with New Year’s Day. However, in today’s diverse society, it’s worth noting that not everybody celebrates ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

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Will Your Decision To Be Cremated Ban You From Heaven?

Devout Christians and Catholics might tell you that your decision to be cremated will result in your eternal ban from heaven. Worried parents or grandparents may try to evoke fear by asserting that God cannot raise tho ...

Category: Ceremonies Funerals Religion

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The Dos and Don’ts for a House Divided by Mormonism

According to a recent report, Mormons of the millennial generation are leaving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in droves. The rate at which they are exiting is double that of the rate at which their paren ...

Category: Religion

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How To Tell Your Family You’re Muslim

There are several misconceptions regarding Muslims, several of which are damaging to the Muslim population. From assuming that all Muslims are “Arab” to believing that Muslims are violent in nature, individuals who w ...

Category: Islam

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5 Tips for Coping With Grief During the Holidays

For many people, Christmas music, festive decorations and holiday parties all serve to incite feelings of joy and good cheer. However, for many others, they only serve as painful reminders of what was lost. If you, like ...

Category: Aid Health and Wellness

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Archbishop of Canterbury Joins Other Faith Leaders in the Fight Against Homelessness

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, joined faith leaders of eight other communities to condemn the “tragedy” of homelessness. Last week, he became one of ...

Category: Aid Religion

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5 Purposeful Ways To Keep Christ in Christmas This Year

Christmas, a holiday that began as a Christian take on pagan celebrations, has since turned into one of the most financially stressful and commercial holidays of the year. As you find yourself frantically trying to come ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Jesus Christ Pagan

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Giving Children a Chance To Discover Their Own Faith

In November, Crosswalk.com published an article about parenting called “Should You Force Your Kids to Go to Church?” The article was pro-church, but the author, Jennifer Waddle, did provide a flip side for ea ...

Category: Religion

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Is the Song “12 Days of Christmas” a Christian Primer?

If you’re totally tired of Christmas music, it’s completely understandable. Many stores start piping Christmas music through their speakers right after Halloween. The song “The 12 Days of Christmas&rdqu ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Christianity

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Hymns for the LGBTQ+ Community

The classic hymns are controversial in many ways. Modern Christians often don’t like to think about the traditional warfare of the past. A lot of hymns are extremely patriarchal, and some hymns refer to handicaps i ...

Category: Morality Religion

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