Twenty different ex-Mormon women shared their stories of leaving the church and acknowledging their sexuality following the disclosure that Mormon elders expected the children of married LGBTQ people to disavow their parents in order to participate in the Mormon church. How do these stories broaden our understanding of sexuality and the dignity of human lives?
Day: January 4, 2016
In Burns, Oregon, a self-styled militia has used weapons and threats of violence to occupy federal land which was originally set aside for the Northern Paiute tribe but later turned into the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. At least one member of the group has visited a local Episcopal/Lutheran church, sparking fear and worries.
The Faith Communities Today 2015 survey finds that small churches are in danger of failing, working with low numbers of attendees and limited resources, but some remain stable and vibrant despite having scarce resources. This includes many Episcopal churches, which often have weekend attendance below 100 members.
Image of Muslim employees praying from CBS News story The employees, who worked at a Cargill meatpacking plant in Colorado, were fired when they stopped coming to work after they and their employer could not come to an agreement on prayer-time. According to a company spokesperson, the dispute was over simultaneous prayer; the company claims it allows …
In lighter news, a Roman Catholic Priest has issued an apology for riding a hoverboard during a Christmas Eve Mass. Father Albert San Jose was applauded by his parishioners, but suspended by the Diocese of San Pablo, in the Philippines, on the basis of disrespecting the sacrament. Video: NPR has the whole story on their blog, the two-way. …
Sometimes the less-dramatic versions of Exodus and deliverance deserve a share of the limelight.