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A Prayer for the Washington DC Tragedy
Prayer for Victims of Violence Loving God, Welcome into your arms the victims of violence and terrorism. Comfort their families and all who grieve for them. Help us in our fear and uncertainty, And bless us with the knowledge that we are secure in your love. Strengthen all those who work for peace, And may…
What Makes a (Very) Loving Wife
One of the dearest “church ladies” that I had the privilege to know died yesterday in hospice care. She was living with her daughter and son-in-law, and at an elderly age, she peacefully died in her sleep. As a widow, she left behind one daughter, a son-in-law, and countless grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When I was…
Bridging the Gap Between Indigenous Education and Western Science in Bolivia
Originally posted on Open Equal Free In Bolivia, a country which has one of the biggest maternal mortality rates at 190 deaths per 100,000 births, healthcare workers are making strides to bring cultural practices into the delivery room to give a more comfortable experience for expectant mothers. When hospital workers become better educated in cultural norms…
What’s It Like to Be a Sikh in America?
Sikhs can often be misunderstood to be Hindus because of the turbans they wear on their heads. Sikhism originate in India, and the men do not cut their hair but instead wrap it under their turban. They try to learn from a Guru, and according to Beliefnet, “moral purity is considered the chief basis of…
5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Minimum Wage
This summer, several fast food workers across America have staged one-day strikes to demand that the current Federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour, be raised to $15 per hour.
Is There Forgiveness in the Trayvon Martin Tragedy?
Oakland, California is a small city filled with diversity and a powerful history that continues to unfold in surprising ways. The “not guilty” George Zimmerman trial verdict left many Oakland residents angry, and some even took to the streets to join protests, a few of which ended in vandalism. I recently spoke to my pastor…
5 Reasons Why Young Women Shouldn’t Watch “The Bachelorette” (And Why I Just Did)
The rose ceremony. Tears. Group dates. Emotional rollar-coasters. 25 or so men all working to woo the heart of one woman. In other words…pathetic entertainment. So why does it entice so many women in the United States? I haven’t followed the show during this season, but I have to admit, I watched it my freshmen…
What Do People Pray About?
What do you say when you pray? How often do you pray? Odyssey Networks recently took to the streets to uncover what, and why, people say prayers.
A Prayer for a New Baby
The #royalbaby watch is underway, and throughout all the excitement, hope (and even annoyance for some), it’s a time to pray for the safety for the mother and child. But it’s also a time to remember the little ones born to families that do not want them. It’s a time to pray for children who…
New Yorkers React to the George Zimmerman Verdict
What did you think of the recent verdict from the George Zimmerman trial? Were you surprised, outraged, saddened, or something else? Watch what New Yorkers recently had to say, and share your own thoughts!
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