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Moon Alert. After 4 a.m. Chicago time, we have the “all clear” to shop and do business. The Moon is in Capricorn. ... Avoid controversial discussions about politics, religion or race today because they will only get you down. This is not a good day to ask for advice from professors and teachers because they, ...
Some of the sisters also may serve in parishes as teachers and directors of religious education programs and as extraordinary ministers of holy Communion to provide the Eucharist to the homebound. In years past, they taught in Catholic elementary schools. After the order became established in Chicago, ...

James Davis Sr.'s cousin said the two were supposed to attend the funeral of a mutual friend before the shooting, but he missed his flight to Chicago. If he had made it, he said, Davis might ... The somber reflections were broken up by moments of religious exaltation. As Pastor Justin Williams energetically ...
And what BGEA was publishing under Graham's name in 2012 was “religious right language coming out of the mouth of Billy Graham and Billy ... Graham then took over a Youth for Christ radio show in Chicago, preached at the organization's first youth rally in the city and became its first vice president.
Robert Webber, an Evangelical theologian and writer I got to know during my Chicago days, would have his Wheaton College students attend Roman Catholic and Episcopal liturgies during Holy Week. With few exceptions, he said, the experience enriched them spiritually and made Easter in their own ...
Across the country — from California to Chicago to Virginia — members of black churches have bought out theaters for screenings and dressed in their favorite ... professor, are also tapping into the movie's messages they hope will be particularly affirming to young people of a range of races and religions.

I ultimately can to the realization that for these individuals, the use of alternative treatments approached nearly religious convictions. So, my attacking their choice was as productive as attacking one's belief in Jesus or Allah. What does this have to do with guns? Much of the controversy surrounding the gun ...
Some of the Unification Sanctuary church members also wore crowns of bullets. They referred to the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle as a "religious accoutrement." The Chicago Tribune called the church service, which took place in Newfoundland, Pa., about 100 miles north of Philadelphia, "a religious event ...
Two prominent Chicago religious leaders also traveled to Springfield Wednesday to show their support for the legislation. Cardinal Blase Cupich urged lawmakers to adopt restrictions on assault weapons, referencing the teenage Florida school shooting survivors who have since issued a nationwide call ...
Tim Elder, Unification Sanctuary's director of world missions, told worshippers the ceremony was meant to be a blessing of couples, not "inanimate objects," calling the AR-15 a "religious accoutrement." The church has held at least one other ceremony featuring assault-style rifles. But Wednesday's event ...
President Donald Trump has been accused of promoting racial and religious intolerance. But it was the Trump administration that recently pointed out other nations that “infringe” on the rights of people to practice faiths as they like or that have “persecuted” certain religions. Under a 20-year-old law, the ...
At a Monday news conference, dozens of other religious leaders, including members of immigration advocacy groups Priests for Justice for Immigrants and the Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants, spoke out in support of Graf's hunger strike and committed to fasting for one or more days of Lent in solidarity, ...
Graf, formerly pastor at Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan and North Chicago, has continued to take Communion during the fast and said it's “strange” that he feels so good. “I think the spiritual journey helps, and feeling the support of others. The focus is obviously not on me or us — it's on Dreamers,” ...
Islam is one of the world's largest religions, with more than a billion Muslims across the globe, including hundreds of thousands in the Chicago area, where there ... According to Pew, “Religious conversions haven't had a large impact on the size of the U.S. Muslim population largely because about as many ...
On Saturday, survivors of last month's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, met with high school students from Chicago to discuss gun violence and its effects on ... “The platform us Parkland Students have established is to be shared with every person, black or white, gay or straight, religious or not, who has ...
The race for Illinois governor has been a rather spirited affair. When it comes to matters of the spirit, all of the candidates in the coming primary for governor profess some spirituality or religious affiliation. The incumbent, Republican Bruce Rauner, is Episcopalian, while his GOP opponent, Jeanne Ives, ...
During the joint committee hearing in Chicago, testimony illuminated both the pros and cons of allowing anyone over the age of 21 to have an ounce of pot ... Lawmakers are also heard opposing viewpoints from anti-drug coalitions, doctors who deal with addiction and members of the religious community.

Playwright Selina Fillinger wrote the original play “Faceless” while still a college student at Northwestern University in Chicago. Now, the play is showing through Feb. 4, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. On Monday's St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh talked about “Faceless,” which explores the story ...
At the same time, early scholars of world religions such as Paul Carus made Buddhist teachings readily accessible to Americans. He published “The Gospel of Buddha,” a best-selling collection of Buddhist parables, a year after attending the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893. This was the ...
Schneider and thousands of Chicago-area federal workers who were furloughed because of the federal shutdown are set to head back to work soon after ... Also, the agency's regional centers for immigrant investors shut down, as did operations to provide for nonministers in religious vocations and ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Sightings is sponsored by the Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Sign up to get Sightings in your inbox twice per week (on Mondays and Thursdays). You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Between or after ...
"Who would now identify conservative Christian political engagement with the pursuit of the common good? Rather, the religious right is an interest group seeking preference and advancement from a strongman — and rewarding him with loyal acceptance of his priorities. The prophets have become clients.
The Rev. Dennis O'Neill, founder of the Shrine of All Saints in Morton Grove. Testing by Oxford University scientists has found that relics at the shrine shrine could belong to St. Nicholas (inspiration for Santa Claus) and possibly St. Mildred — but not St. Thomas Becket.| Robert Herguth / Sun-Times.
When Art Rorheim became involved with the weekly club program at the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, following the religious urgings of his late brother Roy, little did he realize the instrumental role he would play in growing a youth ministry that would reach hundreds of thousands of children and teens ...
People who attend religious services semi-regularly are less likely to cheat on their spouses, recent data from the General Social Survey (GSS) suggests. The GSS is a project of the non-partisan independent research organization NORC, which has been tied to the University since 1947. According to the ...
In our first What Else Happened? episode of 2018, Rewire managing editors Regina Mahone and Kat Jercich discuss the disproportionately high rates of maternal mortality among women of color in Texas, the Trump administration's latest moves against trans students, and how Chicago is putting religious ...
By providing Presence Health millions of dollars in public funds, Chicago is supporting a system that limits access to health care in those very communities based on religious restrictions. Presence Health operates under religious directives enforced not by medical professionals, but religious leaders.
WASHINGTON — Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures on moral or religious grounds. Leading Democrats and ...
They asked me questions like my religious beliefs, whether I was Sunni or Shia and how would I identify an ISIS member. ... "Although it is illegal for law enforcement officers to perform any stops, searches, detentions or removals based solely on race, national origin, religion, sex or ethnicity, CBP officials ...
"Granted, there is all this insanity in the world and there are Muslims doing insane things, but the core of the religion is a beautiful, beautiful thing." The reporter interviews a hip hop artist inspired by Canon; a recent convert and a Yale religious studies professor to give us a view of why Canon is a player in ...
Fitzpatrick added, “This March for Life for Chicago bears witness to the fact that killing a child in the womb is never an acceptable solution to any problem. We call upon religious, civic and community leaders to renew every effort to build a nation and culture dedicated to protecting life at every stage and ...
FILE - In this June 11, 2017 file photo people attend the LGBTQ Chicago Equality rally in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. ... The case pits a university policy barring discrimination based on sexual orientation against the religious beliefs of a 10-member group called Business Leaders in Christ.
Among the perhaps surprising results of an online survey by Addictions.com of self-reported drug users: More than 3 percent of Protestants responding said they've bought “illicit substances at their place of worship." | AP. Robert Herguth · @RobertHerguth | email ...
Janeth Farias (left) and Julie Parry organize donated boots and shoes during Barrington Giving Day on Dec. 9, 2017. The charitable community event saw a large number of recipients, organizers have said. (Michael Schmidt / Pioneer Press). Todd ShieldsContact ReporterPioneer Press. While many viewed 2017 as a ...
But the most vocal opponents took issue with the idea of using tax dollars to subsidize a hospital system that operates with specific religious directives ... "For me, the issue comes down to, should the city of Chicago be providing a public subsidy—city tax dollars—to fund a hospital system that does not ...
Friday Five: Minister tax break, Mormon death, The Crown's religion, Trump's dirty words and more ... Religion story of the week: Chicago Tribune religion writer Manya Brachear Pashman delved into a recent federal court ruling that has received little attention but could have a big impact if it survives on ...
Ben Zeller, an associate professor of religion at Lake Forest College wrote a book about the Heaven's Gate cult in 2014 and worked as academic consultant ... Ben Zeller was a college sophomore studying messianic religions in 1997 when news broke of a strange and unfathomable tragedy: 39 men and ...
Judy Peterson, ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church and pastor at its flagship North Park University in Chicago, presided at the wedding of two men ... “This was not a flippant decision done with disregard for religious rules, but rather a discerned decision to stand with my brothers in the same way ...
Because the housing allowance is facing a federal court challenge, as Chicago Tribune religion writer Manya Brachear Pashman highlighted in a meaty ... Pashman not only quotes the judge's ruling and the plaintiffs who brought the lawsuit, but she reflects the concerns of various religious leaders who ...
... petition for parents or siblings. TPS recipients may also be eligible to apply for a Green Card as an immigrant worker sponsored by an employer or as a Special Immigrant, such as a member of a religious denomination coming to the U.S. to work for a nonprofit religious organization, among other paths.
A few months ago I read an article about a previous pastor of a mega church in Michigan, Rob Bell, a graduate of Wheaton College (Billy Graham's alma mater) who had been called the next Billy Graham by the Chicago Sun Times. The focus of the article was that Bell had angered so many evangelicals ...
“You know about Wheaton, Ill. We are very religious and conservative there,” Sanguinetti said. “And he was telling me about all the people that were dying and the fact that it knew no neighborhood and no class.” Drug use and gang violence associated with the drug trade have plagued Chicago for decades ...
And this year we became the story. But it's not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It's one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics or workplace. “So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault, because they — like my ...
The inaugural Theophany Blessing of the waters on the Chicago River was held on Sunday. (WLS). WLS. Monday, January 08, 2018 04:34PM. CHICAGO (WLS) --. St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church held Sunday its first blessing of the waters of the Chicago River. A gold cross was immersed in the river to symbolize the ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Sightings is sponsored by the Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Sign up to get Sightings in your inbox twice per week (on Mondays and Thursdays). You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Setting our sights for ...
The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in a legal fight over a Mississippi law that lets government workers and private business people cite their own religious beliefs to deny services to LGBT people. Opponents say the law could lead to discrimination against those who support same-sex marriage.
In 1970, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the tax exemption does not violate the Constitution's First Amendment ban on the government from making any law respecting an establishment of religion. In fact, the court said, not imposing a tax burden minimizes the government's interference with religious ...
In my religious tradition, Yom Kippur is a day filled with fasting and introspection, 24 hours dedicated to requesting and granting forgiveness. The message of the Day of Atonement is timeless: Those wishing forgiveness for the forgivable wrongs they've committed have the potential to be pardoned.
Chicago police fatally shot Quintonio LeGrier, 19, and Bettie Jones, 55, as officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a West Garfield Park residence Dec. ... Several black political and religious leaders called on Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx on Thursday to appoint a special prosecutor to ...
Various faith leaders for generations have stressed that worship isn't limited to rituals and prayers but encompasses a passionate devotion to the larger community outside the walls of the religious institutions they serve. In the Chicago area, a group of diverse spiritual leaders now plan to use a new series ...


 

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