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Friday, October 30, 2015

Day of the Dead matters so much to Mexicans

Former Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook sentenced to seven years in drunk-driving death of cyclist
Baltimore Sun: The sentence came at the end of a two-hour hearing in which the wife, mother and sisters-in-law of Thomas Palermo directed their grief and anger at the disgraced clergywoman.

Chik-fil-A challenged for sponsoring LGBT-themed film festival
Baptist News Global: Three years after evangelical Christians designated a day in support of Chik-fil-A’s defense of traditional marriage, the Southern Baptist-owned fast food chain is taking heat online for sponsoring what is billed as the world’s first faith-based LGBT film festival.

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Confronting the roots of violence
Religion News Service: The former chief rabbi of Great Britain discusses his new book, “Not in God’s Name.” In it he says, “The greatest threat to freedom in the post-modern world is radical, politicized religion.”

Pastor spends 30 days living with the ‘hungry, homeless and destitute’
Christian Examiner: Bishop Jerry L. Pierce Sr. answered God's call to minister to the homeless by living among them in a tent outside for a month. Pierce has befriended his new neighbors but worries about them with the onset of winter weather.

Why the Day of the Dead matters so much to Mexicans
Fox News Latino: Monica Serrano says that observing the Day of the Dead felt like a tradition she was outgrowing. But when her grandmother died, Serrano took part in building a traditional altar, topped with her grandmother’s picture. “This is what Dia de Muertos teaches us Mexicans; it’s about remembering the dead and doing so with joy.”

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