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Largest single cash donation in the Vietnam education center’s 37-year history

Largest single cash donation in the Vietnam education center’s 37-year history

 
The fund has been trying to raise money to build the underground Education Center at the Wall since 2003. With the Lilly donation, the fund said it now has $42.5 million of the $130 million it needs to raise.
 

All Are Welcome Means Nothing

All Are Welcome Means Nothing

 
"Clearly, the world has changed.
It’s changed for church leaders too—radically.
So what happens when church leaders are unaware of what’s going on around them?
It’s simple. Church leaders who are out of touch never touch the culture.
Missing the change around you means you will:

Business and Religion

Business and Religion

A Washington Post article reports, "The justices agreed with a lower court that Barronnelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Wash., violated a state civil rights law that bars discrimination in public businesses on the basis of sexual orientation. The court also ruled that the law does not infringe on her free speech.""

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The Devil You Know: The Effect of Belief on Mental Health

When it comes to mental health, the devil you know appears to be much more dangerous than the devil you don’t. Belief in the existence of powerful supernatural evil beings was one... read more >

lay Membership Ministers Stepping Up

lay Membership Ministers Stepping Up

Read "America's New Ministers" including Christ Episcopal Church's Katie Runde story. She does art during the day and plays saxophone at night and on Sunday she gives the sermon or listens to another lay leader. [[Cover story]

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Impact of Nonreligious People in the World Today

From differing perspectives, people wonder: • Are nonreligious people significantly different from religious people, and is this something societies should be worried about? • Should schoolteachers, immigration officers, lawyers and others who... read more >

Silence in Japan, A Conversation With Martin Scorsese On Faith and Film

Silence in Japan, A Conversation With Martin Scorsese On Faith and Film

Martin Scorsese, at Fuller Studio’s screening of his new film Silence, a story of Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan based on the novel by Shusaku Endo. Sponsored by the Brehm Center’s Reel Spirituality initiative, the film created space to reflect on faith, suffering, and more, and we’re excited to share with you our conversation with the Academy award winning director. Watch a teaser for the event.

 

 

Religious Laws in Seven Muslim Majority Countries

Religious Laws in Seven Muslim Majority Countries

US President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration (January, 2017) bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for the next 90 days and suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days.

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Howard Rhodes: Despair, Democratic Hope, and Donald Trump

While there is no simple connection between white despair and Trump’s victory, the relationship should not be ignored. By any account, Trump’s election is a breathtaking indictment of our government... read more >

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INC Christianity: America's Fastest Growing Christian Community

INC Christianity is led by a network of popular independent religious entrepreneurs, often referred to as “...

Muslim Pakistani Immigrants Donate $15 Million to The University of Notre Dame

“We came as immigrants, and this country has given us so much,” Mrs. Ansari said in an interview ahead of the...

Protestant News From New York City

One out of every four adults (26%) in the NYC Metro area identify as Protestant. Most of these Protestants are...

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017 - 07:30 am
This is the 20th anniversary of the Lives of Committment at Auburn Seminary.

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