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  • 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...
  • 'Captain America' sequel shatters records with $96.2-million debut

     'Captain America' sequel shatters records with $96.2-million debut
    Superhero sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" soared in its opening weekend to a record-breaking $96.2 million in North America and a worldwide total to date of $303.3 million. The $170-million 3-D film, starring Chris Evans as the shield-...
  • One marriage — two religions

    When I think of what being Jewish means to me, one word always comes to mind: family. There is the family I was born into and the one I now share with my wife. Twenty years ago when I married Sue, a Christian, we both agreed to honor our individual...
  • 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...
  • Catholic Lay Group Has Convention In Hartford Saturday

    Voice of the Faithful, a lay organization pushing for structural reform in the Roman Catholic Church, has its first overall assembly in two years in Hartford on Saturday. More than 200 people are registered to attend the conference at the Connecticut...
  • Miss. governor signs religious freedom bill; civil rights groups dismayed

    Mississippi's governor signed into law Thursday a measure that allows individuals and organizations to sue the government over laws that they feel thwart their ability to practice religion. “I am proud to sign the Mississippi Religious Freedom...
  • Faith and Values: Spiritual autobiographies and church community stories

    My mother is a voracious reader but no longer reads memoirs — she distrusts them and believes the genre is too prone to fabrication. Additionally, Mom thinks every memoir could simply be titled "It's All the Mother's Fault." Having read a lot of...
  • School-prayer story more hype than substance

    School-prayer story more hype than substance
    This week's award for America's most overblown story comes to us out of Seminole County, where parents say a school worker tried to stop their 5-year-old from praying before she ate lunch. In response, the parents did what all good parents would do...
  • Elderly care facility for Jehovah's Witnesses under construction

    Bulldozers and backhoes are busy at work in Salisbury Township, clearing trees and brush to make way for a retirement complex for aging Jehovah's Witnesses. The $6.5 million Legacy Place Cottages — to be at 2051 Bevin Drive, near the southern...