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Rabbis urge teaching of empathy to counteract religious hate

December 5, 2019

By Gary Fields ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK  — At a time when anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise worldwide, schools should take steps to teach empathy as an antidote to racism and religious hatred, several rabbis attending a recent international conference said. The religious leaders praised a pilot project in El Paso, Texas, that requires…

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Spirit Bathing for the Worried and Beleaguered

November 29, 2019

By Patricia Adams Farmer We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure, but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world. — Jack Gilbert, A Brief for the Defense For all who feel deeply about the world, for all who mourn a…

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Kanye West talks about serving God during visit with Osteen

November 22, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Kanye West  (Photo: Everett Collection / shutterstock) By Juan A. Lozano Associated Press  HOUSTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he’s no longer in the service to fame and money but “in service to God.” West…

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The PIHN 21th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner — an evening that celebrates pottery, fall soups, giving thanks, and community

November 15, 2019

With chilly weather, nothing satisfies like a bowl of hot soup! United Lutheran Seminary and Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN) join together in hosting the 21st annual Empty Bowl Dinner on Wednesday November 20. The event will be held in the Brossman Center-Benbow Hall at the Lutheran Theological Seminary located at 7301 Germantown Ave. Attendees…

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2019 HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

November 8, 2019

The Coalition Against Hunger Caring for Friends (Formally Aid for Friends) 12271 Townsend Rd, Philadelphia PA Contact: Lynn Trombetta at [email protected], call (215) 464-2224 or visit the Caring for Friends volunteer page. How to Help: Make friendly phone calls to homebound clients; sort and re-stock food; clean floors and freezers; extra kitchen help needed Tuesdays…

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Meditation apps proliferate, even if what they provide is not enlightenment

October 24, 2019

By Caitlin Yoshiko Kandill Religion News Service (RNS) — Search your smartphone’s app store for “meditation” and you’ll get more than 1,000 results. There’s Headspace, which offers beginner courses on how to meditate; Simple Habit, which features short, mostly five-minute guided meditation sessions such as “letting go of work worries” and “mini retreat for moms”;…

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‘Our rights come from God Almighty’: President Trump reassures Christians at Values Voter Summit

October 18, 2019

by Mikaela Mathews ChristianHeadlines.com contributor  President Donald Trump appealed to Christian leaders this weekend at the Values Voter Summit, reminding the audience of his commitment to preserving religious freedom. “Our rights come from God Almighty, and they can never be taken away. Together we will protect those God-given rights,” he said, as reported by CBN…

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Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists Announces its 2019 President’s Award Honorees

October 18, 2019

Distinguished former 6abc senior reporter Vernon Odom and groundbreaking former television anchor and newspaper journalist Linda Wright Moore will be honored PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 8, 2019) – The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) has selected two extraordinary journalists to receive the President’s Award at the organization’s annual awards and scholarship gala on Saturday, November…

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