Category Archives: Interfaith

Obamacare, Medicaid and the social problem pastors won’t address

Amid all the political back and forth on the Affordable Care Act and whether it’s the savior of society, or a sign of the apocalypse, I came across a blog item taking pastors to task for not standing up for … Continue reading

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Love in the pews: would you convert for your soul mate?

Everyone hopes to meet their soul mate, assuming you believe in soul mates. That one person with whom every day will be a new adventure of self-discovery and joyous awakening. Sometimes just meeting that person isn’t enough. Then come the … Continue reading

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Interfaith cooperation thriving in York

The Emperor Akbar the Great was 13 years old when he ascended the Mughal throne in Delhi in 1556. At the end of his reign nearly 50 years later, the Mughal empire covered most of northern and central India. You … Continue reading

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Interfaith dialogue over dinner

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in Harrisburg will host an Amazing Faiths Dinner Dialogue at 6 p.m. Nov. 10. Participants will share experiences on matters of faith and spirituality and eat a meal prepared by the Sycamore House Community, followed by … Continue reading

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Gun protestors acquitted

Update: A Philadelphia judge acquitted 12 religious activists of trespass and disorderly conduct in protests at an allegedly rogue Philadelphia gun store, according to the AP. One by one, defendants in the daylong trial testified about what led them toward … Continue reading

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Gun-control activists on trial in Philly

Update. Religious leaders and other activists from the interfaith group Heeding God’s Call go on trial today in Philadelphia for their part in demonstrations at a gun store. The charges include conspiracy, obstruction and disorderly conduct. The activists were arrested … Continue reading

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Discussion on Muslims in America on WITF-TV

Episcopal Bishop Nathan Baxter of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania and Samia Malik, a member of the regional chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations, are among the panelists for an interfaith discussion called “Faith, Politics & Society: Muslims in … Continue reading

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Interfaith dinners in central Pennsylvania

Last Thursday, groups of 10 strangers met in private homes around central Pennsylvania to take part in the Amazing Faiths Dinner Dialogues. They shared a meal and discussed the role of faith or spirituality in their lives. During dinner, they … Continue reading

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Methodist pastor on Obama interfaith committee

I don’t usually comment on things such as news releases about campaign committees. But something landed in my inbox today that says a United Methodist pastor from York has joined the Obama-Biden campaign’s Interfaith Steering Committee in Pennsylvania. The Rev. … Continue reading

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Forum on ‘Muslims in America’ in Harrisburg

The Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University is the keynote speaker at a “Muslims in America” forum Wednesday evening at the WITF Public Media Center in Harrisburg. Billed as an “interfaith discussion of challenges facing Muslims in America,” Imam Yahya Hendi … Continue reading

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