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If you are interested in magic, witchcraft, or faith healing, you’re probably familiar with the practices of Voodoo and Hoodoo. But are you aware these two belief systems are completely different from each other?

Category: Religion Spirituality

Leaders in religious organizations are often concerned about their church's growth or how well it functions. If you identify a problem area that you don't know how to handle, it may be time to call a professional. Church ...

Category: Religion

Leading a student ministry on a college campus is often invigorating. Students are discovering who they are and how they fit in the world, and most campus ministers consider it a privilege to be a part of that process. C ...

Category: Religion

Social media can be very useful when used well. Individuals use their accounts to check in with friends, even if it's just once a year when they get a reminder about their birthdays. Churches can use their platforms to b ...

Category: Religious Items

Communities of faith provide many benefits to their members. They give them a communal sense of purpose, allowing them to be a part of something bigger than themselves. They also offer a way to get closer to God or becom ...

Category: Religion

The sign of the cross is an integral part of Catholic and other liturgical traditions. It is performed by holding up the thumb or forefinger and tracing the shape of the cross in the air. In a recent address, the Pope r ...

Category: Religion

In the Catholic and other liturgical traditions, a large part of the church year is a season called Ordinary Time. It refers not only to the period of time between Epiphany and Lent but also to the many months between Pe ...

Category: Spirituality

The Eucharist, or the Lord's Supper, is a common practice in various Christian traditions. While the specific rituals vary greatly, they all include the same basic elements. Participants partake of some type of bread and ...

Category: Christianity

Anointing is the act of pouring or sprinkling a substance on a person's head or body for a particular purpose. The rite can be as simple as a small smear on the forehead or as robust as a thorough dousing of the entire b ...

Category: Religion

Most Americans might think of Halloween or Thanksgiving when thinking of fall celebrations. But there are a bunch of autumn holidays around the world, from Diwali to Dia de Los Muertos!

Category: Holidays and Observances