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  • Feral cats, abortion, and Genesis: Letters

    Many individuals assert that feral cats kill astronomical numbers of birds; however, if these numbers were true, the bird population would be in jeopardy. That's not what I see. Many cat lovers are animal lovers in general and therefore also care...
  • In Theory: Is morality tied to belief in God?

    A recent poll conducted Pew Research Center revealed that many people worldwide, particularly those who live in poorer countries, are of the opinion that one must believe in God to be a moral person. According to the Pew report that was issued in late...
  • Many faiths join to celebrate Earth Day

    Many faiths join to celebrate Earth Day
    A coalition of religious groups will gather in West Boca on Saturday on an ambitious mission: to save the Earth. The groups say they are taking small steps toward a sustainable and socially just planet, starting with a performance on Saturday of...
  • Religion and restraint [Editorial]

    Religion and restraint  [Editorial]
    It's a shame Carroll County's board of commissioners felt it had to hold a formal vote in order to prevent members from violating a federal court order against sectarian or denominational prayers at the opening of its meetings. Is it too much to ask for...
  • Ministering to mudslide survivors takes many forms

    SEATTLE Enio Aguero had never been to Oso, Wash., before late last month. But he recognized the faces. "Faces of hopelessness, trying to find out why or how this could happen," said the 53-year-old chaplain from Northern Virginia, a veteran of disaster...
  • As Santeria grows and evolves, the increasing focus on Africa opens rifts among the sects

    OSOGBO, Nigeria The worshippers flock from Miami, Venezuela, Brazil and other far-flung destinations on their pilgrimage into the heartland of the tribal faith. Alexandre Texiera Ramos flew from Sao Paolo to Lagos, then drove five hours to this dusty,...
  • Prayer — even by a citizen — shouldn't be allowed at Carroll meetings [Letter]

    Prayer — even by a citizen — shouldn't be allowed at Carroll meetings [Letter]
    David Holstein's letter accusing the American Humanist Association of suppressing free speech by filing a lawsuit against the Carol County commissioner's for allowing his brother to give a Christian prayer at their public meeting misses the whole point of...
  • Carroll prayer controversy gives Christianity a bad name [Letter]

    Carroll prayer controversy gives Christianity a bad name [Letter]
    I, too, have followed with some interest the Carroll County commissioners' escalating debate over Christian prayer at their meetings. However, I have a different opinion than Commissioner Robin Frazier and Bruce and David Holstein ("Free speech challenged...
  • Alternative answer to exam question stands up to scrutiny

    Years ago, when N.W., a reader in the Midwest, attended a liberal arts college, she and a friend decided to meet one of their distribution requirements by taking an introductory religion course focusing on nonwestern religions. It was, she writes, an...
  • Supreme Court won't hear appeal of New Mexico gay bias case

    Supreme Court won't hear appeal of New Mexico gay bias case
    WASHINGTON -- In a victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from a New Mexico photographer who claimed a free-speech right to refuse to shoot a wedding album for a same-sex couple. The photographer was charged with...
  • READER SUBMITTED: April Cultural Program Features The Zoroastrians

    The South Windsor Human Relations Commission will present the third in its series, "Getting to Know Your Neighbors: Culture and Customs in Our Community," on Thursday, April 24 at from 7 to 9 p.m. at the South Windsor Public Library. The monthly series...