religious-issues

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This Hanukkah, learn about the holiday’s forgotten heroes: Women | Opinion

BY: - December 1, 2021

The bravery of a young widow named Judith is at the heart of an ancient book that bears her name. The heroism of a second woman, an unnamed mother of seven sons, appears in a book known as 2 Maccabees.

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The many stories of Diwali share a common theme of triumph of justice | Opinion

BY: - November 4, 2021

Sometimes called the Indian festival of lights, Diwali is arguably the most important holiday of the year for South Asian families.

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Did Pa. Supreme Court Justice David Wecht herald the death of God? | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - September 16, 2021

I have a book coming out in a few weeks that argues that America’s deep divisions are the fallout from the Death of God proclaimed by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in 1882. But, I am asked, how can God be dead when most Americans say that they believe in God and almost half of Americans […]

Meet Pauli Murray: The civil rights activist you’ve never heard of

BY: - September 14, 2021

Pauli Murray worked alongside some of the biggest names in the Civil Rights movement but many have never heard of them. A new film tells their story.

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I was an evangelical and an anti-vaxxer. Here’s what changed | Opinion

BY: - August 6, 2021

I’m deeply embarrassed by my former participation in both movements. I can say unequivocally that I never want to be so out of touch with reality again.

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Could the Golden Rule sway some vaccine skeptics? A new poll points to yes | Thursday Coffee

BY: - July 29, 2021

Hesitancy is down, according to a new poll. But significant barriers still remain.

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Americans are deserting the pews. How one simple step could reverse it | John A. Tures

BY: - July 29, 2021

Isn’t it true that you miss 100 percent of the fish you don’t cast your line out for?

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With debate over communion: Yet another reason for the Catholic church to lose members | Dick Polman

BY: - June 28, 2021

The church opposes the death penalty on principle, but has never sought to deny communion to Catholic politicians who support it.

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America won’t find God. But we might find something else | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - May 4, 2021

We can’t and won’t all find God. But we can reconnect with each other within a beneficent universe.

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Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday | Analysis

BY: - April 4, 2021

Since the days following the winter solstice gradually become longer and less dark, it was ideal symbolism for the birth of “the light of the world” as stated in the New Testament’s Gospel of John.

Leaders in Philly, nationwide honor Black Muslims during virtual town hall

BY: - March 3, 2021

Organizers said the event was an effort to celebrate the history of Black American Muslims, with an added focus on current social justice efforts and issues.

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How self-proclaimed ‘prophets’ from a growing Christian movement provided religious motivation for the Capitol rioters | Analysis

BY: - January 20, 2021

White evangelical leaders have provided religious justification and undying support for Trump’s presidency, including his most racially incendiary rhetoric and policies.