Spiritual Matters

Who’s burning black churches?

Who’s burning black churches?

| July 9, 2015

Arsonists hit at possibly five, six southern congregations in recent weeks By Bethania Palma Markus Special to the NNPA from The Westside Gazette At least five black churches burned overnight recently and three have been attributed to arson. The recent shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME was perhaps the deadliest attack on a black church since […]

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Freedom

Freedom

| July 9, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Just a few weeks ago, many African Americans celebrated Junteenth. June 19, 1865 is affectionately known as Juneteenth. Most people know it as “Freedom Day” as it commemorates the emancipation of African American citizens all over the United States. This is indeed a cause for a celebration. We have just […]

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we wait for grace – a meditation on charleston/in memoriam for the charleston 9

we wait for grace – a meditation on charleston/in memoriam for the charleston 9

| July 8, 2015

© 2015 omowale-ketu oladuwa          blinded by hatred, the alleged killer could not see the grace surrounding him            ––president barack obama, eulogy for clementa pinckney, south carolina it is difficult to imagine, (denamrk vesey), what infatuation could have prompted you to attempt an enterprise so wild and visionary. you were […]

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Obituaries: July 8-14 edition

Obituaries: July 8-14 edition

| July 8, 2015

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Anglican cathedral in Zanzibar to house anti-slavery museum

Anglican cathedral in Zanzibar to house anti-slavery museum

| July 7, 2015

(GIN)—The Anglican Diocese of Zanzibar is moving forward with plans to complete the repair and preservation of  the century-old Christ Church Cathedral and create a heritage center to display the history of slavery in Zanzibar and current human trafficking realities in East Africa and worldwide. The church embarked on the project in October 2013 in […]

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Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

| July 7, 2015

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle Dylann Storm Roof on June 17 walked into Emanuel AME Church through a side door without facing any resistance or questions. He sat with members of the congregation about an hour as they conducted a weekly Bible study session then pulled out a .45 […]

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Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

| July 3, 2015

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle Dylann Storm Roof on June 17 walked into Emanuel AME Church through a side door without facing any resistance or questions. He sat with members of the congregation about an hour as they conducted a weekly Bible study session then pulled out a .45 […]

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Control

Control

| July 2, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Do you like to have control over everything? Do you lose peace when situations are out of your hands? If so, this article is for you. I know of many people who struggle with control issues. These are the people who seem to so easily “lose their religion” every time […]

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Obituaries: July 1-7 Edition

Obituaries: July 1-7 Edition

| July 1, 2015

   

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Understanding real ‘love’ in the midst of the same-sex marriage debate

Understanding real ‘love’ in the midst of the same-sex marriage debate

| June 30, 2015

Editor’s note: As people continue to debate the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision that states were obligated to allow same-sex marriages throughout the nation, we recently were made aware of the writings of someone in the spiritual community that discussed the issue on a spiritual, rather than political, societal or “religious” perspective. The following thoughts, […]

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