religious-issues

‘A true visionary’: Philly honors Germantown pastor’s community outreach with street renaming

BY: - January 2, 2020

The Rev. Alyn E. Waller has been senior pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church since 1994. He's extended the church's reach into the community.

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There was nothing Christian about Bill Barr’s speech at Notre Dame | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - October 24, 2019

A week or so ago, a dear cousin sent me an article which she had read and about which she felt uncomfortable. She asked me to read it and to provide her with my feedback. As requested, I perused the piece. It is no wonder she was concerned. What she sent me was the text […]

Bishop brings attention to South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis

BY: - October 19, 2019

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala visited Philadelphia this week, and had plans to meet with policymakers here and in Washington, D.C.

Historical marker unveiled for Philly’s Mother Bethel burying ground

BY: - October 3, 2019

The cemetery it honors was one of the top private interment locations for Black Philadelphians who were not permitted to be buried alongside whites.

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One nation under who? The Pa. House’s ‘In God We Trust’ bill raises questions | John L. Micek

BY: - September 24, 2019

"In God We Trust" legislation overreaches and leads one lawmaker, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, to question why it's even needed.

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How Trump’s appalling treatment of migrants is reviving the Christian Left | Opinion

BY: - August 28, 2019

Christian groups are focusing on immigration because welcoming strangers and caring for the vulnerable are embedded in the Christian tradition.

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Our crisis of mass shootings is a national spiritual crisis | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - August 11, 2019

Mass shootings are just one visible manifestation our anger and frustration.  In other words, if you are angry about politics, you are part of the problem.

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‘We should not allow history to repeat:’ How Pa.’s faithful are speaking up on the border crisis | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 22, 2019

'They are knocking at our door,' one Catholic pastor says. 'Their knocks have gone unanswered.'

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Ramadan 2019: Why it’s called Ramadan – six questions about the holiday answered | Opinion

BY: - May 8, 2019

There are many misunderstandings around Ramadan. A scholar explains the religious observance and its spiritual significance.

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Poway Synagogue Shooting: How safe is your house of worship? | Analysis

BY: - May 1, 2019

A national survey of over 1,300 congregations found that, like the synagogue in San Diego, most synagogues, churches, and mosques don't have security guards. Religious leaders struggle to balance security concerns with carrying out a mission to be open to the communities they serve.

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This is why they call it ‘Easter,’ and other things you didn’t know about the holiday | Analysis

BY: - April 21, 2019

Christian and non-Christian (pagan) elements have continued to blend together.