Monthly Archives: March 2011

Historic York wants church building saved

Preservationists at the group Historic York Inc. want to protect a United Methodist building in York that’s been condemned. The city fire department ordered the demolition of Trinity UMC at 241 E. King St. after structural problems were found in … Continue reading

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At Yom Hashoah, a Torah is rededicated

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) will be observed at 7 p.m. May 1 at Temple Beth Israel in York Township. John Freund will speak about his experiences as a youth in Czechoslovakia, his time in the concentration camps of Theresienstadt … Continue reading

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Sightings: Disaster and the Rhetoric of Sacrifice

Was the tsunami and earthquake in Japan divine punishment? Scholar Yuki Miyamoto looks at the religious rhetoric surrounding the disaster and its aftermath in a recent Sightings column. Read it at the jump.

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Two weeks in Pa. religion news: March 27, 2011

Back from vacation and lots of news to catch up on … Due in part to opposition from black pastors and the Catholic church, Maryland legislators tabled a bill that would have legalized same-sex marriage in the Old Line State. … Continue reading

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Sightings: Newt Gingrich’s Comic Repentance

Religion scholar Martin Marty says Christian evangelicals were rightfully offended by Newt Gingrich’s ploy to court their vote in part by comparing his past adultery to King David’s. Read his column at the jump.

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The week in Pa. religion news: March 13, 2011

Philadelphia Catholic Archbishop Justin Rigali suspended 21 priests named by a grand jury as child molestation suspects. One writer notes the phone call the archdiocese made to the DA in 2009 that launched the whole investigation. In yet another lawsuit … Continue reading

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Episcopalians to celebrate royal wedding

Local Episcopalians will party like Brits to celebrate the royal wedding April 29. Joining them requires getting up before dawn, however. To coincide with the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London (which is five hours ahead), the … Continue reading

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‘Mennonite in a … Black Dress’ author to speak

Author Rhoda Janzen will read from her memoir, “Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home,” 7 p.m. March 22 at in Hostetter Chapel on Messiah College’s Grantham campus. The book describes how, not long after turning … Continue reading

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Jars of Clay to play concert in Shrewsbury Twp.

Christian rockers Jars of Clay will perform 7 p.m. April 16 in Shrewsbury Township. The Grammy Award-winning band, which broke into mainstream radio with its 1995 hit “Flood,” will play at Grace Fellowship Church in the former Kmart off East … Continue reading

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The week in Pa. religion news: March 7, 2011

In a painful loss for Albert Snyder of York, Pa., the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that the First Amendment protects even hurtful speech about public matters, saying picketers from the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church had a right to protest … Continue reading

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