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Immunization Through Faith? That Might Just Go Viral

While many parts of the United States have ordered churchgoers to stay home during the coronavirus, some church leaders are still holding services and telling their congregation that faith in God will protect them

Category: Faith Healing Morality

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A Collection of Good News Stories Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic

It seems like all anyone talks about these days is the coronavirus. While it’s good to stay informed, too much exposure to daunting news can be bad for your mental health and overall well-being. It may boost your spiri ...

Category: Uncategorized

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The Reason Behind No-Meat Fridays During Lent, and Why Fish Is Okay

Lent comes with a lot of rules, especially if you’re a devout Catholic. One such rule is that you may not eat meat on Fridays. However, you can replace the meat in your diet with fish, but why is that? The rules may se ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion

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Getting Married, Social Distancing Style

With much of the country social distancing or under shelter-in-place orders, it seemed that weddings wouldn't be possible for some time. One ULC minister in NYC found a creative way to go ahead with one anyway.

Category: Weddings

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Florida Pastor Arrested for Defying County's Stay-At-Home Order During Coronavirus

Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne was charged with two misdemeanors after disregarding a county stay-at-home order and continuing to hold services in his megachurch while coronavirus cases increase in Florida.

Category: Freedom of Religion

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Tips for Making the Most of the Final Days of Lent

For many people, the final days of lent are excruciating. Regardless of how devout of a follower you are, abstaining, fasting and doing for 40 days and in the name of Jesus Christ can be downright tiring. As the end of L ...

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Practicing Self-Care During Coronavirus

Schools are closing. Millions of people have been told to leave the office and work from home. The grocery store shelves are bare, and toilet paper is a rare commodity. To add insult to injury, citizens are being told t ...

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Churches Buck Coronavirus Precautions

Many churches still place their congregations at unnecessary risk of coronavirus by continuing to hold in-person services, choir rehersals, and fellowship gatherings. When does "religious freedom" go too far?

Category: Health and Wellness

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Be a Responder During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Where To Volunteer, Give Blood and Donate

If you're one of the lucky ones who can work from home, you may want to consider donating to some of your favorite causes or supporting local businesses. Donating a little money, food, or time can go a long way.

Category: Aid Health and Wellness Morality

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5 Simple Ways To Care for Others During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has upended life as we know it. Kids can’t go to school. Adults can’t go to work. Fears that the economy will crumble are rampant. And people are forced to go without — without toil ...

Category: Aid Health and Wellness Morality

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