A proselytizing student at Cascade High School in Everett, Wash., has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against Everett Public Schools, alleging administrators impinged on his First Amendment rights by suspending him for repeatedly handing out Christian tracts and preaching to other students on campus and during school activities.
ORLANDO, Fla.-Worried about facing national ridicule if a Satanic group is allowed to give out coloring books to children, the Orange County School Board moved Thursday toward preventing any outside group from distributing religious materials on campus.
Lama Chuck Stanford, Rime Buddhist Center: All beings experience some form of bliss. Even animals experience pleasure and bliss. The problem is that most of the bliss we experience is "conditional" bliss; that is, it is generated in response to some object of pleasure.
Joseph Smith, Mormon church founder and prophet, took as many as 40 wives, at least one as young as 14, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have acknowledged in a series of essays posted as guideposts for the faithful.
Elder Donald D. Deshler, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: I have witnessed the power of prayer repeatedly throughout my life. There is no doubt, whatsoever, that God hears and answers our prayers.
CHICAGO – When North Side Lakeview neighborhood youths Ariana Handelman and Marc Luban have their bat and bar mitzvahs this fall and turn 13, they won’t celebrate with an extravagant party at a hotel or country club.
Elder Donald D. Deshler of the Seventy, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: We learn in this parable that God permits both wheat (the good crop) and tares (the weeds) to grow together until the time of the harvest (the final judgment).
“We’ve lost the real Jesus – or at least exchanged him for a newer, safer, sanitized, ineffectual one,” Jefferson Bethke writes. “We claim Jesus is our homeboy, but sometimes we look more like the people Jesus railed against.”
On a recent Saturday at North Philadelphia, Pa.’s, landmark Episcopal Church of the Advocate, worshipper gathered in a jubilant, crowded service to mark the 40th anniversary of the ordination of women as priests. It is not too fanciful to imagine that the dead were gently jostling the living.