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Everyone has questions they hate to be asked. High on my list is, "Are you religious?" I dread it especially if I sense that a "no" answer will prompt a barrage of other questions, some of them rhetorical. Usually, in those circumstances, I say something...
Almost always, I read Mona Shadia's columns with bemusement and incredulity. Her mixture of Islamic religious advocacy and sheer naïveté is mostly harmless drivel, like the rest of what is printed in the Independent. Yet what she writes and how she...
A tempest in a flowerpot over whether a Washington state florist should have to provide bouquets to a same-sex wedding has taken a new turn with a countersuit filed by the shop owner claiming her religious freedoms gave her the right to refuse. In an...
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will revisit the issue of church-state separation and decide whether a town council can begin its monthly meetings with a prayer from a Christian pastor. Thirty years ago, the court upheld a state legislature’s...
WASHINGTON — Long before Sept. 11, the war on terrorism and two pressure-cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon, a young Muslim from Egypt walked into the ballroom of a New York City hotel and shot to death an outspoken Jewish rabbi. El Sayyid A....
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email@example.comCongregation B’nai Abraham was founded more than a century ago, and over the years since there has been a rich history of Jewish life in Washington County that has been marked by Jews winning political freedom, the congregation moving through a...
Springfield is a long way from Istanbul — 5,660 miles, in fact — but Illinois state senators are considering a resolution that would criticize Turkey's treatment of the Eastern Orthodox religious hierarchy. Even though a majority of senators...
What if media coverage were 100 percent liberal? To the editor: What would the newspaper and television coverage of the political scene be like if instead of being just 90 percent with the liberal slant, it was 100 percent? There would no longer be a...
By the time the letter arrived, the grass on Benjamin Hawkes' grave had grown thick. Historians had chronicled how he transformed the Los Angeles archdiocese into a billion-dollar institution. His portrait had been etched into a metal plaque and bolted to...
Thanks to a push from local faith-based organizations and an assist from the Pasadena Police Department, 135 guns were taken off the streets Saturday at the Pasadena Area Gun Buyback and Peace-source Fair. More than a hundred gun owners drove up to...
PASADENA — Thanks to a push from local faith-based organizations and an assist from the Pasadena Police Department, 135 guns were taken off the streets Saturday at the Pasadena Area Gun Buyback and Peace-source Fair. More than a hundred gun owners...
Parents and caregivers of children with special needs can now get a free break, thanks to a new kids program at First Presbyterian Church of Eustis through a partnership with Nathaniel's Hope, an Orlando-based outreach organization. The church, at 117...
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