Bald Knob Cross of Peace Inc. is in search of a new executive director after its first and only director announced her retirement.
After a local radio station canceled his weekly broadcast last year, Pastor Eddie Bone started putting his Sunday sermons online. But hardly 100 people bothered to watch.
Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, a celebration at the end of Ramadan. Here's an introduction to this important feast and its partner, Eid al-Adha.
The suit was filed by the Thomas More Society, a conservative legal advocacy group, on behalf of Pastor Steve Cassell of Most Beloved Church in Lena, in Stephenson County. The complaint argues the governor’s order violates several provisions of both the state and federal constitutions.
Normally, the May 1 "Day of the Indoctrinator" ceremony attracts Valley of the Dawn members from across the globe. This year's a little different.
Thursday marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan for many Muslims. Here's a look at what traditions will remain in place, and how others might change.
This Ramadan, celebrations will look a little different, and organizations and individuals around the world are doing their part to make it special.
Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University, answers six questions about the significance of the Muslim month of fasting.
In medieval Europe Passover was a touchpoint for violence and libel against Jews.
With widespread closures and cancellations of festivals, faith-based groups have found themselves attempting to adapt.
Are you ready to give up caffeine for 40 days? What about your social media accounts? While giving up those things may seem hard for you, Chri…
Nativity scenes showing the birth of baby Jesus first originated in the small Italian town of Greccio. Today, some such scenes have taken a po…
I have a confession to make. I am a real, true-to-life, no-one-better-at-it than I, LOSER. Oh, I know that the letter or form or valuable article is in my office, the kitchen, or the sofa where I was reading it before supper was done. But I can’t find it!
I can usually keep my attention on positive, constructive activities. Maybe it’s partly a personality trait, although there’s likely some luck and privilege involved, too. I hope there’s skill to it as well, because if there’s an element of skill to being happy or at least content – that gives us some control.
Nearly 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious authorities or law enforcement, decades after the first wave of the church abuse scandal roiled U.S. dioceses, an Associated Press investigation has found.
People of the great faith traditions have a profound investment in the environmental crisis which threatens the life of God’s creation, our beautiful earth. The way we think about God can help us connect the dots of our environmental responsibilities.
Alienation of affection laws, sometimes known as "homewrecker" laws, allow the spouse to sue another person for "purposefully interfering with the marital relationship."
Listen, do, and live the word of God. This sounds so basic, but often we fail to grow by stopping at one step along the way. In James’ letter, we see all three are necessary if we want to grow in the Christian life.
Have you followed the “Blue Zones” movement started by the folks at National Geographic? A group of researchers studied areas where clusters of people lived to the age of 100 in relatively good health. They searched for commonalities, or lessons, these healthy people could teach the rest of us. They came up with lessons that include move and exercise naturally every day; know your purpose; down-shift, or have regular routines for relieving stress; eat moderately — stop eating when you feel 80% full and eat an early and light supper; eat very little meat and in small portions; prioritize time with family; and develop a close group of friends.
NORMAL — A Vatican exhibit of eucharistic miracles will be Oct. 1-6 at the Parish Hall of Epiphany Catholic Church, Normal.
One of the best gifts God gives to people in Jesus is a good conscience. A good conscience doesn’t just mean you feel good about yourself (like self-esteem, for example). Rather, a good conscience is what comes from the forgiveness of all your sins in the blood of Jesus Christ. You are accepted by God as his dear child and all the guilt and shame is taken away by the sacrifice of Jesus.
How do I develop my inner potential and at the same time contribute to the well-being of humanity? According to the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith, each individual has a “twofold moral purpose” in life. Our first purpose is to strive to improve our own inner character. The second is to have a constructive effect on those around us.
Some people believe that the spoils belong to those who hustle. They tend to think, “I’ve got to make things happen.” “If I don’t do it, it won’t get done.” “It all depends on me.”
Since I published my historical Jesus novel, "The Dead Sea Gospel," I have met with several local groups to discuss it and I’m discovering that there are many who feel a hunger to find out more about the historical Jesus of Nazareth. Indeed, there seems to be a need to form what I would call “Jeshuan study groups” both within and outside of churches.