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Genesis Week encourages inspiration and spirituality through music

The Maroon

November 21, 2013

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Genesis Week is an annual week of events brought to students by the Genesis Gospel Choir. This year's annaul Genesis Week held by the Genesis Gospel Choir featured opportunities for artsistic expression, physical and spiritual wellness...

Brief: Angola prison puts on a play about Jesus

Associated Press

November 20, 2013

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ANGOLA, La. (AP) - Lawrence Jenkins, a convicted killer serving a life sentence for murder, directed a play about Jesus Christ at Louisiana State Penitentiary. Assistant Warden Cathy Fontenot said that both male inmates at An...

Brief: Pastor is convicted after officiating gay marriage

Associated Press

November 20, 2013

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SPRING CITY, Pa. (AP) - Frank Schaefer gets to keep calling himself a Methodist pastor - at least for the next 30 days. The United Methodist clergyman was convicted of breaking church law for officiating at his son's same-sex weddi...

Brief: Nuns rally against immigration laws

The Maroon

November 20, 2013

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Hundreds of Catholic nuns will gather on campus to rally for comprehensive immigration reform on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. The demonstration aims to show the sisters' support for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in...

Religious institutions provide relief

JESSICA DEBOLD

November 20, 2013

Filed under Christianity, Faith

Churches and temples in New Orleans are getting the community involved with Typhoon Haiyan relief by partnering with charity organizations that can provide appropriate aid. The Typhoon Haiyan is being called "the most devasta...

Brief: Genesis Gospel Choir hosts week of interactive events

The Maroon

November 13, 2013

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The Loyola Genesis Gospel Choir will provide activities and treats for students during the annual Genesis Week event. Starting on Monday, Nov. 18, students can attend events ranging from guest speaker to an open mic night. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, s...

Brief: Student to serve orphans in Haiti

The Maroon

November 13, 2013

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Izabela Gasparri, English writing senior, will be heading to Haiti post -graduation for a service mission with the Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. Her team will work closely with Haitian ministers and American missionaries to ...

Brief: The Vatican holds a silent prayer for the Philippines

Associated Press

November 13, 2013

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VATICAN CITY (AP) - Two days following the disaster, Pope Francis led tens of thousands of people at the Vatican in silent prayer for the victims of the typhoon that ravaged the Philippines on Friday, Nov. 8. The Philippines has t...

London professor shares knowledge of religious cults

JANEICIA NEELY

November 13, 2013

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Understanding a minority religion takes attention, reliable information and a willingness to relate to various perspectives, Eileen Barker, professor emerita of sociology with special reference to the study of religion at the Lon...

Brief: Athiest churches gaining popularity

Associated Press

November 13, 2013

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - It looked like a typical Sunday morning at any mega-church on Nov. 10. The only thing missing was God. Nearly 36 gatherings, dubbed "atheist mega-churches" by supporters and detractors, have sprung up aroun...

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