Religion & Spirituality
[LESS INFO] 1 VIEWS | ADDED 15:20:19 10/26/12
At Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, Muslim children sit in tents, pray, throw stones, and make seven circuits around a replica of the Ka'ba as part of a mock Hajj, the traditional pilgrimage to Mecca.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 21:25:04 10/12/12
“Many campaigns have run away from religion in the past, trying to say there’s a separation of religion and state, whereas in Minnesota we have embraced the idea that a person of faith can and should opposed the amendment,” says University of Minnesota Law School professor Dale Carpenter.
[LESS INFO] 73 VIEWS | ADDED 14:30:31 10/05/12
“It’s an expression of the love for our Torah, our teachings. It’s also a great way to begin the New Year,” says Rabbi David Shneyer, spiritual leader of Kehila Chadasha and the Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Center of Greater Washington.
[LESS INFO] 3 VIEWS | ADDED 21:30:25 09/28/12
The militarized island of Mindanao is the only area of the Philippines with a significant Muslim presence. It is also the place where international civilians are working with local civic groups to monitor a ceasefire and advance the peace process.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 18:25:19 09/21/12
Some pastors say their job is not to endorse political candidates. It is to make sure that their church members vote and "that they understand what's at stake," says Pastor Jeffery Daniel.
[LESS INFO] 1 VIEWS | ADDED 17:44:25 09/21/12
Many Vietnamese priests came to the US to escape war and persecution and to help struggling Catholic parishes in small rural communities that don't have enough priests.
[LESS INFO] 2 VIEWS | ADDED 21:17:48 09/14/12
Religious leaders came out strongly in their opposition both to demonizing another’s religion and to deadly violence.
[LESS INFO] 13 VIEWS | ADDED 20:13:58 09/14/12
In advance of the Jewish High Holidays, “You pray the selichot , and you leave with the melodies on your lips and your mind throughout the whole day. The music stays in your heart.”
[LESS INFO] 11 VIEWS | ADDED 20:10:53 09/14/12
Mormons, according to religious studies scholar Stephen Davis, believe in “continuing revelation” and rely on more than just the Bible. But evangelical Christians, he says, would never accept the Book of Mormon as the word of God.