As Easter dawn breaks across the world, many will gather at sunrise services and in traditional services later in the day to celebrate the news that, “He is risen.”
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The Rev. Holly McKissick, Peace Christian Church UCC, Kansas City, Mo.: It’s human nature: testing the limits of God’s peaceful creation.
WASHINGTON — A year after the Boston Marathon bombing, which authorities said was carried out by two Muslim Chechen immigrants, a Muslim American group Monday announced a plan to help steer susceptible members in their communities away from radical Islamic ideology.
HACKENSACK, N.J. — One of loneliest places in church these days is the confession line. The act of confessing one’s sins, a requirement for Catholics, has sharply fallen over several decades with evolving views on sin, penance and the stature of the priesthood.
JERUSALEM — The crowd that gathered at the recent grand opening of Cinema City hadn’t come for the movies. They were there in droves to protest a government regulation that keeps the 19-screen multiplex closed each week from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.
Vatican City — Pope Francis on Thursday opened pre-Easter celebrations by praising priestly celibacy, urging Catholic clergy to rejoice in their “ever renewed fidelity to the one bride, to the Church.”
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Clergy of different faiths, joined by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, delivered messages of hope and unity Thursday before more than 1,300 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.
SANTA ANA, Calif. — Worship requires neither proper place nor proper clothing. For believers, the same could be said of God’s grace.
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