Sister Jane Frances Omlor and Mike Conner, director of the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin’s Earth Literacy Center, pose in front of the eco-friendly, energy-efficient straw-bale house. THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
Contrary to myth, Christianity's concept of marriage has not been set in stone since the days of Christ, but has constantly evolved as a concept and ritual. Prof. John Boswell, the late Chairman of Yale University’s history department, discovered that in addition to heterosexual marriage ceremonies in ancient Christian church liturgical documents, there were also ceremonies called the "Office of Same-Sex Union" (10th and 11th century), and the "Order for Uniting Two Men" (11th and 12th century).
By Kenya Vaughn
“It is God. It has nothing to do with me,” said the Rev. Dr. Freddy James Clark, pastor of Shalom Church (City of Peace). “And I think the moment I try to make it about me things, will probably go in another direction.”
(If you haven't seen the video of the act in question, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjCGlsoRMAo )
LGBT » Statewide gathering is a first for Utah.
By Melinda Rogers
The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Apr 21 2012 03:20 pm • Last Updated Apr 21 2012 11:59 pm
The note left on the door for Brigham Young University professor James Birrell suggested he was in for a lecture.
"Come see me immediately," a department chair wrote to Birrell, a longtime elementary education professor who, among other duties, taught a course on multicultural issues to aspiring teachers at the Provo school.
Saul Schottenstein Foundation B has made a grant to Seguin Services as the sponsoring agency for the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival in the Chicago metropolitan area (“ReelAbilities”). The contribution shall be used to assist Seguin Services in making the ReelAbilities Film Festival: Traveling Program available in Chicago, Illinois.
Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) April 22, 2012
by Debbie Cook, from San Diego Life in Photos Examiner
By Roy Hoffman, Press-Register
FAIRHOPE, Alabama -- In Sonya Bennett’s home, a short walk from Mobile Bay, a plaque with Arabic writing hangs over the door.
The script, says Bennett, means, “O Glory of the all Glorious,” and
is displayed in the home of every follower of the Baha’i faith
throughout the world.
by Stevenson Mugisha, 9 April 2012
Clerics from various churches in Kigali,
yesterday, called on Christians to avoid divisionism and hatred, in
their Easter message, as Christians worldwide marked the holiday.
Worshippers at St. Michel Cathedral after prayers yesterday. The New Times / John Mbanda.