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Debate renews over polygamy

17 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Supreme Court’s ruling last month in favor of same-sex marriage has renewed debate over polygamy and whether marriage should be restricted to relationships between two people.Just last week, a man from Montana said the Supreme Court’s decision inspired him to apply for a license to marry a second woman. Show More Summary

Dalai Lama getting his second wind

17 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Dalai Lama is not done. As the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism celebrates his 80th birthday in the U.S. this week, much of the non-Buddhist world sees a kindly, aging monk who preaches the gospel of compassion.Read full article >>

A D.C. priest might have what it takes to be a saint

17 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Although Aloysius Schwartz died 23 years ago, parishioners of the small Holy Name Catholic Church on 11th Street NE pray for him every Sunday, in hopes that they can one day call him a saint.He is known as “Father Al” and appears with a wide smile in the weekly bulletins spread among the pews where he grew up and decided to pursue the priesthood.Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

4 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

St. Columba’s Episcopal Church’s vestry announced the calling of the Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin as its new rector. Two of the church wardens stated that his selection was based on his “demonstrated love for children, an appreciation ofShow More Summary

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Sundays through Aug. 30, 8 and 10 a.m.: The National Cathedral’s worship service times are making a summer-only change. The first service, with Holy Eucharist, remains at 8 a.m. The 9 and 11:15 a.m. services will become one service at 10 a.m., with Holy Eucharist, guest musicians and the traditional coffee hour following. Show More Summary

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m.: Historic Pohick Church “First Saturday” tour. The Docent Guild will lead guided tours of the historic church. During the Colonial period, Pohick Church was the congregation of many of our country’s most prominent families, including the Washingtons, Masons and Fairfaxes. Show More Summary

Religion events from around the Washington area

3 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon: Our Local Bounty farmers market offers Maryland produce, food and jewelry. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-8469 or www.thomascroom.org/ourlocalbounty.Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

3 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon: Our Local Bounty farmers market offers Maryland produce, foods and jewelry. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-8469 or www.thomascroom.org/ourlocalbounty.Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

3 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Registration has begun for Camp Hanover Day Camp. The program runs Aug. 3 to Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Church of the Covenant, 2666 Military Rd., Arlington. The camp is open to children who are rising kindergarten to sixth grade. Show More Summary

Religion events from around the Washington area

4 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Registration has begun for Vacation Bible School from July 20-24 at Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. This year’s theme is “God’s Camp — Discovering Faith.” The cost will be $20, and $10 for a second child per family. Show More Summary

Religion events from around the Washington area

4 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 8 to 10:30 a.m.: All-you-can-eat monthly community pancake breakfast, featuring applesauce and regular pancakes. Proceeds go to the United Methodist Committee on Relief and the St. Paul’s Hunger Ministry. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. $6.50; $2 for ages 11 and younger; $18 family maximum. 301-933-7933. Read full article >>

Looking back and connecting faith, family and values

4 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Devin Gist, 25, is a physical trainer in the Arlington office of Egoscue, a postural therapy program. He lives in Herndon, where he attends a Lutheran church. This is an edited transcription of his interview with writer Laura Sessions Stepp.Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

4 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to noon: Volunteers are needed for a Stop Hunger Now meal-packaging event. The meals will be sent to areas of the world where food is scarce. Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-256-8330.Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

4 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 10:30 a.m.: The annual Anzac service will remember and honor those who died in 1915 in World War I’s Dardanelles campaign, in which the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps fought against the Turkish military. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-537-6200. www.nationalcathedral.org. Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

4 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: “An Anchor of the Soul,” a women’s retreat that will provide an opportunity for spiritual renewal, new friendships, rest and fun. Burke United Methodist Church, 6200 Burke Centre Pky., Burke. 703-250-6100. www.burkeumc.org. Read full article >>

Chaplains on front lines in struggle to heal ‘moral injuries’

5 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

War is such a constant in the American experience that most of us are all-too familiar with the names we have given its emotional consequences in the past century: shell shock; battle fatigue; operational exhaustion; and now, post-traumatic stress disorder. Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

5 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 12:30 p.m.: Carillon concert. Edward M. Nassor performs. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-537-6200. www.nationalcathedral.org.Saturday, 4 p.m.: Organist Paul Skevington performs works for the spring season on the Di Gennaro-Hart pipe organ. Show More Summary

Religion events from around the Washington area

5 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 10 a.m.: A Jewish chanting and meditation service is offered for those wanting to find personal meaning, experience the peace of Shabbat and connect to a deeper spiritual self. For children, a service designed to give an opportunity to connect to the spiritual aspect of Judaism through songs and stories is offered. Show More Summary

How I stood on principle and stepped on to a path to spiritual fulfillment

5 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Kathryn Burton, 66, is a certified association executive and consultant to nonprofit boards of directors and CEOs. She lives in Kensington, Md. This is an edited transcription of her interview with writer Laura Sessions Stepp.Read full article >>

She asked God, ‘Are you serious? If you don’t want me to do this I will stop.’

5 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Becky Zartman, 29, is assistant rector at St. Thomas’ Parish, an Episcopal church near Dupont Circle in Washington. She lives in Southeast Washington. This is an edited transcript of her interview with writer Laura Sessions Stepp.Read full article >>

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