Day: August 31, 2016

Season of Creation begins tomorrow with prayer

Season of Creation begins tomorrow with prayer

Tomorrow is a day of prayer for creation, a day marked first by the Orthodox Church in 1989 and now celebrated ecumenically. The Global Catholic Climate Change Movement’s site, SeasonofCreation.com, provides liturgical resources, prayers, petitions and more, and the Facebook page includes a signup for notifications and resources. From the website: And it has happened […]

From Texas to Massachusetts, vocal residents oppose Muslim burial grounds

From Texas to Massachusetts, vocal residents oppose Muslim burial grounds

The New York Times reported this week on a Muslim community’s attempt to buy land in a Massachusetts town – to create a cemetery for their loved ones closer to home, in particular closer to home than a cemetery that was beginning to fill up, and is 60 miles away. The group thought it had […]

Actor, Atheist, Believer: Gene Wilder and his particular faith

Actor, Atheist, Believer: Gene Wilder and his particular faith

A day after Gene Wilder died this week (at 83, from complications of Alzheimer’s) Religion News Service published “Gene Wilder’s Most Jewish Moments.” Coverage elsewhere has explored not only Wilder’s Jewish background, but a faith/non-faith approach to life that perhaps appropriately mirrored his comic/non-comic approach to art. From the RNS story, by Jeffrey Salkin (Martini […]