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  • Published
    March 6, 2010

    Lutheran church welcomes gay, transgender people

    PORTLAND – St. Ansgar Evangelical Lutheran Church recently voted unanimously to become a Reconciling in Christ congregation. The vote was taken at the congregation’s annual meeting on Feb. 7. With the vote, St. Ansgar became the first congregation in Maine with RIC status. Lutheran churches in the Reconciling in Christ program incorporate into church documents […]

  • Published
    March 6, 2010
    CHIRAC

    Head scarf tests store policy

    How inclusive should employers be when a worker's appearance clashes with an image?

  • Published
    February 20, 2010

    Rearranging the furniture mirrors life

    In our 1928 Dutch Colonial, there are old cast-iron radiators, and in the long, narrow living room, there is one long radiator beneath a double window. The vestibule opens right across from the door to the kitchen, and there really is no way not to have that divide the space into one small space to […]

  • Published
    February 20, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    This Weekend Labyrinth Weekend, 10th anniversary with workshops and open walks. All events are free. Open walk times are noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Workshops are: ”Labyrinth 101,” 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday; ”Right Brain/Left Brain and the Labyrinth with Mandala Making,” 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday; ”Introduction […]

  • Published
    February 20, 2010

    Faith complicates mom’s life-or-death decision

    WASHINGTON – Maribel Perez breathes in short puffs, panting almost, through a hole cut into her trachea and covered demurely with a patch of white gauze. Clear tubes connected to a noisy machine in the living room of her small Alexandria, Va., apartment pump pure oxygen into her nostrils. Twice in the past two years, […]

  • Published
    February 20, 2010

    Worship Spotlight: Peoples United Methodist Church

    HISTORY: The first Methodist society was formed in 1839, led by the Rev. Jesse Stone in ”Point Village” (Willard Square), then part of Cape Elizabeth. In the late 1840s, this church split to become two congregations, one on Route 77 and the other in Ferry Village, which was named the Peoples Methodist Church in 1888. […]

  • Published
    December 31, 1969

    Churches moving to divest from fossil fuels

    Supporters say religious divestment could pressure fossil fuel companies doing business as usual.

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