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Wednesday's Religion News Roundup: Mormon Boot Camp * Ramadan Smartphone * Mohel Union? - Religion News Service

Wednesday's Religion News Roundup: Mormon Boot Camp * Ramadan Smartphone * Mohel Union? - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Some Muslims are using smartphones in their Ramadan observances. A look inside a Mormon missionary boot camp. And will European mohels form a union?
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Polygamy ruling * Amish beards * Deceptive animals: Thursday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Polygamy ruling * Amish beards * Deceptive animals: Thursday's Roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
A federal judge issued a final ruling in a polygamy case. An appeals court overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish in beard-cutting attacks. Plus, some animals are being deceptive.
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from the Office of the General Assembly resources for discussion: GA221 on marriage

from the Office of the General Assembly   resources for discussion:  GA221 on marriage | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

“general assembly 2014 (RT @presoutlook: #PCUSA OGA creates Web page on marriage following #GA221 http://t.co/Hw4aC4Xfve)”

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YAVs at one of the new sites this... - PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer Alumni | Facebook

YAVs at one of the new sites this... - PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer Alumni | Facebook | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
“YAVs at one of the new sites this year--Washington DC! You can find their blogs at http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/yav/yav-stories/ (YAVs at one of the new sites this year--Washington DC!”
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Gaza: Some Secrets Few Will Say Aloud

Gaza: Some Secrets Few Will Say Aloud | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
How did Gaza become what it is? And what is it like to live there? The news media hasn't the patience to explain this and if they did, it might surprise their audiences.... (Gaza: Some Secrets Few Will Say Aloud.
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Desmond Tutu's four steps to forgiving others: An RNS interview - On Faith & Culture

Desmond Tutu's four steps to forgiving others: An RNS interview - On Faith & Culture | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
The Nobel prize winner offers advice on how to heal the heart after being hurt.
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Presbyterian Church Set Up Fund on Chibok girls

Presbyterian Church Set Up Fund on Chibok girls | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria has announced the setting up a special Fund in aid of victims of Boko Haram insurgency and other social upheavals. 
This according to the Church is to aid t...
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Choosing Headscarves * Vatican Justice * Defying ISIS : Tuesday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Choosing Headscarves * Vatican Justice * Defying ISIS : Tuesday's Roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Wearing a headscarf when your mom doesn't. Will the Vatican send the offending archbishop to the Caribbean? And one man's response when ISIS said "convert or die."
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Facing up to Ferguson

Facing up to Ferguson | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

Ferguson. - Northminster is now merged with First Presbyterian Church of Ferguson. The Stocks remain active in race relations work and a local ministerial alliance made up of several denominations that coordinates worship, education and social services for the community.


Since the shooting, the alliance is working with another group of local clergy, most of whom are black. That group is taking the lead in organizing marches and vigils.


“Faith communities have been really out there,” said Carleton Stock. “Black clergy have really been leading the way. They can really play a large role. There’s a lot of respect for clergy in the black community.”

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Mobile Uploads - PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer Alumni | Facebook

Mobile Uploads - PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer Alumni | Facebook | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
YAVs talking about how to live in community together as beautifully flawed human beings #yavprogram (YAVs talking about how to live in community together as beautifully flawed human beings #yavprogram http://t.co/w0ktthJ3iC)...
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Church sanctuary movement of 1980s revived in Tucson - azcentral.com

Church sanctuary movement of 1980s revived in Tucson - azcentral.com | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
azcentral.com Church sanctuary movement of 1980s revived in Tucson azcentral.com When Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto walked through the doors of Tucson's Southside Presbyterian Church this month,she followed in the footsteps of thousands of Latino...
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Go Figure — Presbyterians Today Magazine — Mission and Ministry — Presbyterian Mission Agency

Go Figure — Presbyterians Today Magazine — Mission and Ministry — Presbyterian Mission Agency | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Go Figure, Deborah Coe & Andrew Whitehead, What seminary can do for you (RT @UPSeminary: "Go Figure: What seminary can do for you," Deborah Coe & Andrew Whitehead http://t.co/31KY9sEr2G
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A hundred walked out of my lecture

A hundred walked out of my lecture | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
by Sue Blackmore   I’m still shaken by yesterday’s lecture and its aftermath. Oxford in the 21st century was, I’d fondly assumed, the epitome of somewhere...
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Susan Blackmore is a Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth. She is the author of several books includingThe Meme Machine.

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Woodbury, St. Stephen congregations released by Central Florida Presbytery

Woodbury, St. Stephen congregations released by Central Florida Presbytery | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Two Orlando area congregations have been granted dismissal from the Presbyterian Church (USA). During the June 3 meeting of Central Florida Presbytery, Woodbury Presbyterian Church and St. Stephen...
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Janet Edwards: Standing with LGBT people around the world | The Christian Century

Janet Edwards:  Standing with LGBT people around the world | The Christian Century | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

Today, 30 LGBT-affirming African religion scholars and faith leaders begin meeting in South Africa. The purpose of the consultation is to build an African faith foundation for the acceptance of LGBT people. It was organized by Kapya Kaoma of Political Research Associates and Michael Adee of the Horizons Foundation's Global Faith and Justice Project. Kaoma is an Anglican priest from Zambia; Adee is an elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).The PCUSA now officially stands with the LGBT people who are criminalized in 78 countries.

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Politics of American churches & religions in one graph - Religion News Service

Politics of American churches & religions in one graph - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
“Politics of American churches & religions in one graph Religion News Service Evangelical break-offs from mainline denominations are less favored toward government regulation of morality (e.g., Presbyterian Church in America, Lutheran Missouri...”
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Modeling faith — Presbyterians Today Magazine — Presbyterian Mission Agency

Modeling faith — Presbyterians Today Magazine — Presbyterian Mission Agency | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
How adults can make all the difference in the faith formation of youth - By Megan LeCluyse and Emily Chudy
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Wednesday Roundup: Invade Iraq? * Proof-texting * Magdalene=Maciel

Wednesday Roundup:  Invade Iraq? * Proof-texting * Magdalene=Maciel | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
The newest Catholic in Congress! Robbie George and Pat Robertson say the U.S. may need to invade Iraq -- again. A corrupt priest has the same initials as Mary Mags, so he's good. And pro tip to pols: be careful what bible verses you cite...
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Breaking News Letters from The Presbyterian Outlook’s Editor Jack Haberer and Board of Directors President Christopher Edmonston

Breaking News Letters from The Presbyterian Outlook’s Editor Jack Haberer and Board of Directors President Christopher Edmonston | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Dear Outlook Friend, With the blessing of the Peace River Presbytery, the congregation of Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in Naples, Florida, has extended to me the call to become their next pastor.  I have accepted.  I will be leaving my post as...
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After Killings Of Homeless People, Albuquerque Passes New Tax To Fund Services

After Killings Of Homeless People, Albuquerque Passes New Tax To Fund Services | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
A homeless veteran in Washington D.C. CREDIT: Shawn Davis After a spate of gruesome killings in Albuquerque’s homeless population this year, the City Council moved last week to pass a small but unique new tax to fund increased services for homeless...
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Resource in Hosting a Racial Justice Conversation

Resource in Hosting a Racial Justice Conversation | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Resource in Hosting a Racial Justice Conversation (Resource on hosting a racial justice conversation from #PCUSA @Presbyterian http://t.co/qalZazvFlT)...
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Napa quake * Foley, Brown funerals * 'Nats Mass': Monday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Napa quake * Foley, Brown funerals * 'Nats Mass': Monday's Roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
These are days that rattle the soul, not only the ground under Napa. But we can take a break and laugh at The Simpsons marathon
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What is the Church to do with #Ferguson, #MichaelBrown and #HandsUpDon’tShoot?

What is the Church to do with #Ferguson, #MichaelBrown and #HandsUpDon’tShoot? | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
A Resource for Hosting A Conversation

August 23, 2014
Friday afternoon staff gathered in the Chapel at the Presbyterian Center for a conversation.
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Remembering James Foley's Remarkable Faith

Remembering James Foley's Remarkable Faith | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
James Foley, an American journalist who went missing in Syria in November 2012, died at the hands of Islamic State militants.

Foley's friends and family remember a talented, generous and faithful person who "gave his life trying to expose the...
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Gay, Christian and celibate: The changing face of the homosexuality debate

Gay, Christian and celibate: The changing face of the homosexuality debate | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Gay, Christian and celibate: The changing face of the homosexuality debate (Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - News - Gay, Christian and celibate: The changing face of the homosexuality debate http://t.co/RVROgKrm1I)...
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Ghana Presbyterian Church offers health care to the poor

Ghana Presbyterian Church offers health care to the poor | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
The Jesus, Others and You (JOY), an evangelical team of the Christ Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has provided free health screening for 187 people at New Asuoyaa, near Koforidua...
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