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URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/modern-muslim
Filed Under:Religion / Islam
Posts on Regator:1266
Posts / Week:6.9
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Vatican meeting on family walks back liberal language on gay couples, divorce

last weekReligion / Islam : On Faith

A major meeting Pope Francis convened to help the Catholic Church improve its outreach to diverse modern families ended Saturday with a summary paper that removed earlier, revolutionary language that cited the value of same-sex and divorced families. Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Community flea market, fish fry, bake sale and scout open house with demonstrations of camping skills by the Scouts with visitor game participation. Oxon Hill United Methodist Church, 6400 Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill. Admission, free. 301-292-4497. Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: A craft festival with handmade items, video games, clowns, face painting and more. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 5203 St. Barnabas Rd., Temple Hills. 301-894-9100. Saturday, 8-11 a.m.: Pancake breakfast. All-you-can-eat monthly community pancake breakfast featuring buckwheat and regular pancakes. Show More Summary

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Fall Festival. The Women of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) of the Lutheran of Our Redeemer will host a bake sale, a flea market and delicious foods. Outside flea market spaces are available at $10 per space. Show More Summary

Jimmy Rollins and Living Waters Worship Center are born again in a spirit of service

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

One Sunday morning when Jimmy Rollins was 37 years old, he stood before the church his parents had spent most of his life building, and what he saw was a sea of black. The church had a handful of white members, but Living Waters Worship...Show More Summary

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: A yard sale will be held. St. Michael’s Truth Lutheran Church, the south campus, 4915 St. Barnabas Rd., Temple Hills. 301-894-3556 or 301-249-6222. Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon: “Our Local Bounty” farmers market is open again, offering a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Show More Summary

Pope Francis compares ‘savage attacks’ on Christians to persecution of Jews

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Christians are suffering the same “savage attacks” once suffered by Jews, Pope Francis told a delegation of prominent Jewish leaders, according to the head of the World Jewish Congress. Ronald S. Lauder led a delegation of 40 Jewish leaders who met Francis at his Santa Marta residence late Wednesday to mark Rosh Hashanah, the upcoming Jewish new year. Read full article >>

Gene Weingarten on his book ‘Me & Dog’: A world without God can be wonderful

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

My Pulitzer Prize-winning Post colleague Gene Weingarten is known for exploring morality in both somber and extremely silly ways, including a piece on parents who mistakenly leave their children to die in hot cars and another that asks whether it’s possible to steal a fart. Read full article >>

Cardinal welcomes lifting of ban on gay banner by N.Y. St. Patrick’s Day parade

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

NEW YORK — After years of strong resistance, organizers of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade said this week that gay men and lesbians will be allowed to march under their own banner for the first time, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan — the parade’s grand marshal next March — has welcomed the move. Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 8-10:30 a.m.: Pancake breakfast. All-you-can-eat monthly community pancake breakfast featuring gingerbread and regular pancakes. Proceeds will be given to the Family Discovery Weekend at West River United Methodist Center, the St. Show More Summary

Rev. Jasmin Sculark to be installed as permanent minister at Jericho City of Praise

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

For nearly four years, Jericho City of Praise, one of the largest churches in the Washington area, has been the object of a power struggle between the son of the sanctuary’s late founders and elders who took control of the church after the second of the two founders died in 2010. Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon: Our Local Bounty farmers market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-8469 or www.tthomascroom.org/ourlocalbounty. Read full article >>

The debate over what Pope Francis meant when he talked about U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis is making news again in what has become his signature pattern — passionate comments, followed by intense debate about what he really meant. This time the topic is U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. During a news conference aboardShow More Summary

Bishop T.D. Jakes talks about his new book as well as staying grounded in his faith

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

For years, Bishop T.D. Jakes has been considered one of the country’s leading television evangelists. His ministry attracts millions of viewers every week. But the pastor of Potter’s House in Dallas is also a movie producer and the author of 30 books. Show More Summary

Survey: Most Americans see migrant Central American children as refugees

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Most Americans say the waves of children crossing into the United States from Central America are refugees fleeing danger at home. And they say the United States should support these children while reviewing their cases, not deport them immediately. Read full article >>

In a D.C. rabbi’s e-mail, revelation and relief: ‘I am a gay man’

3 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The leader of one of the Washington region’s most visible synagogues on Monday came out as gay, telling his thousands of congregants in a brutally personal e-mail that a lifelong effort to deny his sexuality was over and that he and wife of 20 years would be divorcing. Read full article >>

For many Catholics, a disconnect between church teachings and family life

3 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Helen Gordon still feels pained when she recalls how other Catholics ostracized her parents after their divorce in the late 1960s. She also remembers being “shredded” by a priest during confession when she was about 11 because she had missed Mass as her father was dying. She went to confession only once more. Read full article >>

Zafar takes over as special representative for Muslim communities

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Is there a tougher job description than Shaarik Zafar's? As the State Department’s new “special representative for Muslim communities,” the boyish-looking Texas lawyer is America’s ambassador to Muslims around the world during a summer of non-stop grim headlines from Gaza, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq. Show More Summary

Commentary: Why Jews should care about what happened in Ferguson

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

There is a warzone in America’s heartland. Most of us are far from the armored police vehicles rolling down the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. But the battle there is being fought all over this country, and just because it is not the...Show More Summary

Praying for peace and justice in Ferguson

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

How are we to understand Michael Brown and Ferguson from the point of view of faith? Speaking as a Christian, I would begin with the premise that any attempt to understand the Michael Brown story must start from respect for him, his body and his story. Show More Summary

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