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  • Christians gather at Jerusalem church for lighting of 'holy fire'

    JERUSALEM – Thousands of people gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday for the lighting of the “holy fire,” an annual ritual marking the Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ...
  • U.N. peace envoy criticizes Israeli Easter security in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police refused to let the U.N.'s peace envoy to the Middle East, other diplomats and a crowd of Palestinians pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in the Jerusalem church that Christians revere as the...
  • Forgiving is difficult but key in Christianity, faith leaders say

    Forgiving is difficult but key in Christianity, faith leaders say
    Forgiveness is the cornerstone of the Christian faith: to be forgiven, you must forgive. "All of the stories of Jesus, all the parables, are all about forgiveness," said Bishop John Noonan, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando. "This is exactly...
  • Pope Francis' focus on simplicity attracts fans

    While many local Catholics are praising Pope Francis' influence on the Church, the pope is receiving kudos from some non-Catholics as well. Some, like Brother Tim Luken, who runs a food pantry out of Olivet Christian Church in Denbigh, like that the pope...
  • On L.A.'s skid row, the challenge of the Resurrection

    On L.A.'s skid row, the challenge of the Resurrection
    I go to Mass almost every Sunday, but I try to avoid the big holidays. Especially Easter. In most Christian churches, Easter is a kind of triumphalistic affirmation of Christian certainty. My sense is that the Resurrection is not a celebration; it is a...
  • Calls against hate as victims of anti-Semitic gunman in Kansas mourned

    LEAWOOD, Kansas (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners filled a church in Kansas on Friday to remember a teenager and his grandfather who were shot dead outside a Jewish community center last week in a suspected anti-Semitic hate crime. Adam Hamilton, the...
  • Politics in Hampton - April 19 , 2014

    Here is a list of public forums council candidates are expected to attend: Wednesday, March 19: The Sierra Club's York River Group hosted at Sandy Bottom Nature Center, 1255 Big Bethel road. Sunday, March 30: Aberdeen Gardens Historic Civic...
  • Conservatives vs. liberals in the cultural war

    Conservatives vs. liberals in the cultural war
    The "culture wars" have been a feature of American politics for almost a century, but recently a number of commentators have declared their end. Conservatives have lost, swept aside by a wave of enthusiasm for marriage equality and sexualized mass...
  • 74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

    74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum
    Working well with fellow representatives in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the Fire forum Thursday night. The roughly hourlong debate in the Costa Mesa...
  • In Theory: Should the Boy Scouts salute inclusion?

    One of the topics up for discussion at the national meeting of the Presbyterian Church (USA) this year is the suggestion that the Boy Scouts institute polices that allow membership and leadership in the organization regardless of gender and sexual...
  • Social Media Buzz: Science and Religion Collide as 'Transcendence' Takes on 'Heaven Is For Real'

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...