Don't blame Islam for the Boston bombings. The Quran has clear injunctions against murder and violence.
He is a celebrity across eastern and central Africa, a gospel music star known to many as the "Dancing Priest." But for years he also was a keeper of painful secrets - his own and many others.
On April 21, Bah’ís in Thurston County and around the world celebrated a special Holy Day called Ridvan. This word is pronounced “Rezwan” and means paradise in Arabic. This marks the declaration of Baha’u’llah on April 21, 1863, and the beginning of the Baha’i Faith.
It’s time to start getting our hands dirty.
I’m investigating what it means to experience rest. I’ll have to admit, I have pushed this topic away for the better part of my life. I learned to work extra hard in college when I would put off study, only to feel the need to cram for a final.
Rabbi Avi Weinstein, head of Jewish studies at the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy:
Christian rock will fill Tacoma’s Temple Theatre tonight when the Newsboys headline the God’s Not Dead Tour. The evening also includes Building 429, All Things New and Campbell.
The president of a conservative Lutheran denomination has apologized for reprimanding a Newtown, Conn., pastor who participated in an interfaith prayer vigil in apparent violation of the church’s constitution.
Beijing – In a fresh challenge to Vatican authority, China has revoked the title of a new Catholic bishop in Shanghai who outraged Chinese officials by immediately dropping out of the government agency that oversees the country’s officially sanctioned church, religious officials said Wednesday.
Syed E. Hasan, Ph.D., Midland Islamic Council: The Quran, the divine message that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) some 1,400 years ago, is full of passages that offer guidance for a perfect and peaceful way of life, both for individuals and societies. In addition to emphasizing the essential virtues of honesty, love, truth, justice and compassion, the Quran has also established the framework for a wholesome, just and peaceful society by exhorting its followers to respect and treat all human beings equitably, not forcing religion on others, continually striving for betterment of oneself and the society, taking care of the destitute and needy, fair and honest business dealings; taking care of animals, plants and other nonliving components of the environment, and always standing up for truth and justice.