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URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/modern-muslim
Filed Under:Religion / Islam
Posts on Regator:1283
Posts / Week:6.7
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Daily through Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.: Epiphany, an Episcopal Church in Herndon, hosts a hypothermia shelter for Fairfax County’s homeless. Operated by FACETS, a Fairfax County-based poverty relief organization, the shelter can serve as many as 49 homeless men and women. Show More Summary

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will sponsor a dinner on Christmas from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. for those who are alone or in need. Volunteers are needed to feed the expected 1,600 people. Some will be fed...Show More Summary

Myles Munroe, evangelist, author and lecturer, remembered as font of wisdom

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

People anticipated something special every time Myles Munroe spoke. Whether it was a beautifully crafted sermon in front of thousands or the quiet advice he offered heads of state and corporate leaders, Munroe, a globally admired evangelist with ties to the Washington area, was known to offer a unique, simple wisdom. Read full article >>

What are megachurches without their star pastors?

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Can a megachurch survive the departure of its megastar pastor? For Seattle’s Mars Hill Church, it’s an open question. Mars Hill announced last week that it would dissolve the network of 13 churches across the Northwest that took root...Show More Summary

What is the mikvah all about?

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Last month, D.C. police charged Barry Freundel, a prominent Modern Orthodox rabbi from Kesher Israel Congregation in Georgetown, with secretly video­taping naked women at his synagogue’s mikvah. So what is a mikvah, anyway, and does it have anything to do with sex? We explain. Read full article >>

Sound of silence: After decades as haven, a Va. spiritual retreat will close in 2015

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

“Tell me again why you’re going on this week-long silent retreat?” my daughter Mary Elizabeth asks, still trying to get her arms around the concept. “So you can hear yourself think, right?” Almost, except not. Read full article >>

Need a place to find silence or meditate?

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Where to turn to find silence and learn to meditate: Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) 202-986-2922 Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Stephen Ministry introductory workshop. This half-day, three-session workshop is designed to help congregations catch a vision for strengthening their caring ministry through equipping laypeople as caregivers. Show More Summary

Seven takeaways of the Vatican synod on family life

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis and senior Catholic leaders wrapped up their two-week Vatican summit on the challenges of modern family life Sunday without reaching a consensus on some hot-button topics. So, where does that leave Francis’s papacy and the church? Read full article >>

Philadelphia Archbishop Chaput ‘disturbed’ by debate on gays, remarried Catholics

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

NEW YORK — Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, a leading culture warrior in the U.S. hierarchy, says he was “very disturbed” by the debate over church teachings on gays and remarried Catholics at this month’s Vatican summit, saying it sent a confusing message and “confusion is of the devil.” Read full article >>

First Baptist Church of District Heights, Md., seeking souls in humble places

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Ever since Bobby Manning became pastor at the First Baptist Church of District Heights, he has wanted to be an integral spiritual part of his working-class Prince George’s County community. But he knew that if he wanted to achieve his goal, he would have to get out from within the four walls of his church and touch people where they lived, worked and played. Read full article >>

Finding healing and acceptance after same-sex love collides with religion

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

It’s hard to come out as gay. It is even harder when your parents are profoundly committed conservative Catholics, your brother is a prominent priest who represents traditional church views on Fox News, and you were raised to believe that everything the church teaches is true. Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 8:45 a.m. to noon: “The Quest for Character” conference. New York Times columnist David Brooks and “Christianity Today” executive editor Andy Crouch what it means to live a life of character, how to have lives filled with meaning and not just accomplishments and more. Show More Summary

Religion events from around the Washington area

4 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Daily, 10 a.m.: Cathedral Creche Exhibition, an annual display of Nativity scenes from around the world. Open daily through Jan. 6. Washington National Cathedral, lower-level crypt outside Bethlehem Chapel, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org. Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

last monthReligion / Islam : On Faith

Washington National Cathedral and Covenant Baptist Church/United Church of Christ are partnering their Thanksgiving efforts again to provide dinners for families in Wards 7 and 8. The Poor Roberts Foundation will provide all of the needed turkeys. Show More Summary

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Church bazaar. An assortment of homemade items for you, your home and family comes from a wide variety of local skilled crafters. A home-cooked lunch and baked goods will be available. Bazaar at Mill Creek Parish United Methodist Church, 7101 Horizon Ter., Derwood. 301-926-9024. Read full article >>

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Saturday, 8-11 a.m.: Pancake breakfast. All-you-can-eat monthly community pancake breakfast featuring pumpkin-flavored pancakes and the regular pancakes. Proceeds benefit the Society of St. Andrew (an agricultural gleaning program in Southwest Virginia) and the St. Show More Summary

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

2 months agoReligion / 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

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