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Atheists Lack Standing to Challenge Colo. Day of Prayer

Every year since 2004, Colorado's governor has recognized a "Colorado Day of Prayer." This isn't terribly unusual in itself; since 1952, Congress has established a "national day of prayer" and most other states do the same thing. But the Freedom from Religion Foundation doesn't like it. They object to the......

In Light of Michael Brown, We Must Connect the Dots

First and foremost, my continued prayers for peace and comfort go to the family and friends of Michael Brown, as well as the parents of every child our nation has lost due to gun violence. As we learned about the grand jury's decision last night, the results for most of us were not surprising, but disheartening nonetheless. Show More Summary

In Light of Michael Brown, We Must Connect the Dots

First and foremost, my continued prayers for peace and comfort go to the family and friends of Michael Brown, as well as the parents of every child our nation has lost due to gun violence. As we learned about the grand jury's decision last night, the results for most of us were not surprising, but disheartening nonetheless. Show More Summary

Lost Wilkie Found

A generous legacy from art teacher Miss Marcia Lay has helped The National Gallery in London buy Scottish artist David Wilkie's A Young Woman Kneeling at a Prayer Desk (1813). The painting was lost for more than 140 years. London-based art dealer Ben Elwes recognised the painting as a Wilkie when he saw it in the catalogue for a sale in New York. Show More Summary

Defenders of Muslim Prayer at National Cathedral Miss the Point

In the wake of the November 14 Muslim prayer service in Washington’s National Cathedral, Christian figures have rushed to defend the event in an effort to show how open-minded and tolerant they are. The Reverend Susan Russell watched...Show More Summary

Scholar Finds Islamic Supremacist Themes In National Cathedral Sermons

A prominent researcher of Islam evaluated the sermons delivered at last week’s first-ever Muslim prayers at the Washington D.C. National Cathedral, and found several instances of extremist sentiments. Dr. Andrew Bostom, whose job demands...Show More Summary

New Zealand Parliament to Vote on Updating, but Not Eliminating, Daily Prayer

If your local government is considering some changes to its traditions regarding public prayer, it might be worth your time to consider what's happening in New Zealand's national Parliament (below) right now. Speaker David Carter has...Show More Summary

Veterans’ service honored with parades, concerts — and prayer

  Today, on Veterans Day, our nation’s 19.6 million veterans will be honored with numerous concerts, including one in Washington this evening, as well as many parades and picnics. Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services suggests one more way to honor these men and women for their service: With prayer. “Veterans […]

National Cathedral to Host Muslim Prayer Service

The historic Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time Friday. The prominent Episcopal cathedral often hosts national events, such as presidential funerals, and has hosted Muslims at various interfaith services in the past. Show More Summary

Looming Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict Prompts Calls for Prayer, Overnight Vigils

Ferguson, Missouri, — and perhaps the entire nation — is bracing for a grand jury decision on whether or not police officer Darren Wilson will be indicted for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. At least one Christian and social justice...Show More Summary

National Cathedral to host Islamists

(Paul Mirengoff) The Washington Post reports that the Washington National Cathedral will host a Muslim prayer service this Friday. The cathedral, part of the Episcopal Church, has long been the site of important services, including memorial services for presidents, some of whom are buried there. Show More Summary

Muslim Friday Prayer To Be Offered At National Cathedral

"This is a dramatic moment in the world and in Muslim-Christian relations." [ more › ]

Veterans’ service honored with parades, concerts — and prayer

  Today, on Veterans’ Day, our nation’s 19.6 million veterans will be honored with numerous concerts, including one in Washington this evening, as well as many parades and picnics. Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services suggests one more way to honor these men and women for their service: With prayer. “Veterans […]

-National Cathedral to Host a Friday Muslim Prayer Service

The National Cathedral in Washington DC is going to host a Muslim prayer service on Friday. About 100 Muslim leaders are expected to attend the service which will be  closed to the public. Here’s the story from the Washington Post: Washington National Cathedral, known for presidential funerals and other major spiritual services, will host a […]

Ben Carson Kicks Off Bid For Presidency Of Country He Says Is ‘Like Nazi Germany’

Ben Carson, the popular conservative activist who rose to national prominence in 2013 when he delivered a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast that was widely hailed in conservative circles, is apparently running for president, and kicking off his campaign this weekend with an hour-long infomercial for himself. Show More Summary

Ben Carson officially changes party affiliation to the GOP

Ben Carson, the surgeon who confronted President Obama at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, has been making waves as a conservative spokesman ever since. Fans of the black pediatric neurosurgeon have been calling for him to run for...Show More Summary

Atheists Go Ballistic After Nurse Survives Ebola Then Thanks God and Praises Prayer

Nina Pham is one of two nurses who contracted the deadly Ebola virus after treating Liberian national Thomas Duncan, who lied his way into this country with the deadly disease.

Cowboys and Indians, Yes. Indians and Occupiers? Let's Think About That

This past summer, DC politicos and residents woke up to a surprising sight: Cowboy ranchers and Native Americans sharing an encampment on the National Mall with prayer ceremonies and offerings to each other. The occasion: a "Reject and...Show More Summary

Dallas Nurse Thanks God After Being Declared Ebola-Free; Receives Hug From Obama

Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola after treating Liberian national Thomas Duncan in Texas, said she believes in the power of prayer, after she was declared virus-free and released from Md. hospital Friday. She also met President Obama at the White House, and received a hug.

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