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Friday, October 28, 2022

How was Halloween invented?

No tricks! Church trunk or treats are a Halloween tradition
Religion News Service: Trunk or treats have grown in popularity in recent decades, many hosted by churches as outreach to their surrounding communities.
Most faith groups agree US has gone astray. They don’t agree on the way forward.
Religion News Service: The research, released shortly before Election Day, sheds light on questions of race, sexuality, abortion and immigration as well as sentiments about the country’s origins.
45% of Americans say U.S. should be a ‘Christian nation’
Pew Research Center: But they hold differing opinions about what that phrase means, and two-thirds of U.S. adults say churches should keep out of politics.
In Pennsylvania governor’s race, faith surfaces in contrasting ways
Associated Press: In one of the most closely watched races in one of the most contested of battleground states, both gubernatorial candidates bring up religion. But in starkly different ways.
How was Halloween invented? Once a Celtic pagan tradition, the holiday has evolved to let kids and adults try on new identities
The Conversation: Built from a hodgepodge of diverse parts, Halloween is one such tradition that has been continually reinvented since its ancient origins as a Celtic pagan ceremony.

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