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Daniel Berrigan: 1921-2016 | May 5, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

“If you were to identify Catholic prophets in the twentieth century,” says Georgetown University professor Chester Gillis, Daniel Berrigan “would be right there with Dorothy Day or Thomas Merton.” His activism, adds Gillis, is “rooted in prayer. It is done out of the commitment to the Gospel. That differentiates it from all the other secular movements” Daniel Berrigan, SJ died on April 30, 2016. He was 94 years old. More →

Source: Daniel Berrigan: 1921-2016 | May 5, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

Supreme Court Contraception Mandate | March 25, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

“We Little Sisters of the Poor are a group of women who made religious vows to God. Now we find ourselves in a situation where the government is requiring us to make changes in our religious health care plan to include services that really violate our deepest held religious beliefs as Little Sisters,” says Sister Loraine Marie Maguire, Mother Provincial of the Little Sisters of the Poor. But Gretchen Borchelt, vice president for reproductive rights and health at the National Women’s Law Center, says, “Women deserve insurance coverage for birth control  no matter  where they work.” More →

Source: Supreme Court Contraception Mandate | March 25, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

Easter Flowers | March 25, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

Easter becomes “a very thin, generic festival,” says author Rev. Fleming Rutledge, without “looking into the grave and then saying we rejoice with the risen Christ.” Only then, she says, can flowers “give us the gladness that comes with the unrepeatable quality of the resurrection.” More →

Source: Easter Flowers | March 25, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

Wudu: Islamic Washing Before Prayer | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

“When it’s time for prayer we say, am I clean?” explains Imam Talib Shareef of the Masjid Muhammad Mosque in Washington, DC. The ritual ablution a Muslim performs before prayer, he says, starts with intentions: “I intend to make the ablution for preparation to stand in obedience before my Lord.” More →

Source: Wudu: Islamic Washing Before Prayer | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

Dems to colleagues: Bring Muslims to State of the Union 

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