Fear Of Religious Education Underscores The Need For It

Fear Of Religious Education Underscores The Need For It During the first week of his world religions class at Texas State University, religious studies Professor Joseph Laycock shows his students a slide of how McDonald’s, which serves customers in 119 countries, offers different menu items in different parts of the world. In Israel, the Golden […]

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Breaking down the Syrian refugee crisis

Breaking down the Syrian refugee crisis What’s happening? In Northern Africa and the Middle East, severe civil wars and major economic collapses are breeding instability: over 3 million people — many of them Syrian — continue to flee from their homes. Some of the refugees seek asylum in Europe, but the trip across the Mediterranean […]

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Tearing Down Inequality with the Strength of Our Differences

Commentary Kimberly N. Alleyne Publisher and Editor, The Harvest Magazine       Tweet: Religious and moral leaders, theologians, and laypeople from all faiths must not be remiss in their collective duty to stir a sea change. Several anniversaries have greeted the first half of 2015: the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to […]

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Misrepresenting Christians at Mount Zion

Misrepresenting Christians at Mount Zion Jerusalem, the Old City. Early morning, Shavuot. As I do every year, I go for a ritual bath in the old city mikve. This year a message is posted on the bulletin board that catches my attention. The message is in the traditional “question and answer” form, addressed to the […]

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Survey: Majority of Evangelical Christians See No Conflict Between Science and Religion

A recent AAAS conference brought together about 200 scientists, clergy, environmentalists, public health specialists, journalists, and people of faith for a wide-ranging discussion on how to improve the conversation between the religious and scientific communities. From: Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER), a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)  WASHINGTON, […]

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Michael Gilbert, Texas superintendent, to atheist group: ‘I will be praying for you’

March 12, 2015 Jessica Chasmar Displayed with permission from The Washington Times Michael Gilbert, the superintendent of White Oak, Texas, public schools, is standing in support of one of his principals for quoting Bible scripture over the school’s intercom – a long-running tradition that has come under scrutiny by atheist groups. A student at White […]

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There Is Light at the Other End — Hold On

Pastor Cheryl Mitchell Gaines, J.D.; M.Div. The Harvest Magazine contributor Reflective Essay If my life can be used to bring you glory Lord Jesus, use me.  If you can use anyone Lord, use me.  O, Lord.  I give you me again, and again, and again. After Robin Williams’s suicide, many African-Americans began to admit how […]

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A Call to Our High Priests to Play the Man!

Kimberly N. Alleyne | Publisher and Chief Editor | Commentary Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the Lord do that which seemeth him good. – II Samuel 10:12 (KJV) It has been said that a man carries the world on his […]

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