Religious Diversity News
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Posted to Religious Diversity News on September 29, 2015
The Catholic Church’s stand on marriage, divorce, and contraceptives can seem out of step with the modern world—even to Catholics. Those who want to see reforms, such as making the process for obtaining an annulment easier, have been encouraged by recent statements of Pope Francis. But unhappy Catholics are still leaving the Church, and bishops will have to decide at a meeting in Rome next month on the family in the Church and in the contemporary world what to try to do about it. More →
Source: Pope Francis and Family Issues | September 25, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS
Posted to Religious Diversity News on September 22, 2015
Father Manuel Dorantes of the Church of the Immaculate Heart in Chicago tells NPR’s Linda Wertheimer what his mainly poor, Latino parishioners hope to hear from Pope Francis on his U.S. visit.
Source: Latino Chicago Parishioners Hold High Hopes For The Pope’s Visit
Posted to Religious Diversity News on August 23, 2015
(RNS) “We are really a community for Jews who don’t reduce their Judaism to narrow political nationalism,” said Rabbi Brant Rosen, the leader of the new Tzedek Chicago.
Source: In Chicago, a new synagogue seeks Judaism minus Zionism – Religion News Service
Posted to Religious Diversity News on August 17, 2015
The US has more people in prison than any other country in the world, and a disproportionate number of them are African Americans; and faith groups like Urban Village Church in Chicago are reaching out and welcoming transgender individuals More →
Source: America’s Incarcerated; The “T” in LGBT | August 14, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS
Posted to Religious Diversity News on August 7, 2015
When Rabbi Capers Funnye Jr. enters an unfamiliar synagogue at dawn to join the daily recitation of Hebrew prayers, his presence inevitably prompts questions.
Source: Chicago rabbi set to become chief of black Jews group – Chicago Tribune
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