MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. (RNS) Geraldine Brooks told the PBS television program “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly” that she returns to religious themes because she is drawn to the human quest for meaning.
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“While the Sandy Hook school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut horrified the nation last year, every month even more children are killed by guns. Since Newtown, some faith leaders and religious groups have supported new gun restrictions. Others have advocated a need both to use force and to have the guns to do so.”
The movie “Philomena” was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture, at the Academy Awards on Sunday (March 2). The real Philomena Lee, played by Judi Dench in the movie, speaks with Religion & Ethics Newsweekly about her journey.
Kim Lawton looks at the ways some churches are urging their members to avoid consumerism and practice more meaningful Christmas gift giving.
Lap steel and pedal steel guitars were embraced in worship in place of an organ. Today Robert Randolph is one of the most talented sacred steel musicians around.
“Roman Catholicism is the storehouse, the treasure house of the Christian tradition. It’s this whole notion of the blend of wisdom, of commitment, of knowledge, of holiness. That’s the church for me. That’s the church I’m waiting for.”
“God moves through the artist,” says Rev. Walter Smith, president of the HeathCare Chaplaincy in New York City, and the paintings, sculpture, and installations that result are “avodah”—a single act of both work and worship.
It began as a way to allow Jehovah’s Witnesses and others with religious prohibitions on blood transfusions to undergo surgeries.
Ten-time Grammy-award winning artist Bobby McFerrin believes music has a transcendent spiritual power.