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There are and always will be wise leaders who speak the hard word of truth into ears who would prefer the easy words of the soft lie....
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Earlier this month, I dinged Reuters for a "two-sided news story" that really only told one.

I argued that the piece on "a new battleground of religious freedom"  was framed almost entirely from the perspective of same-sex marriage activists.

This week, Reuters reported on two Idaho pastors opposed to gay marriage:

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On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto held a conference on the Ecumenical Patriarchate entitled Reflecting on the Past; Looking toward the Future. The conference was opened by His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios of Toronto, followed by two personal Video Messages by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (in Greek and in English). The presentations by various scholars and specialists covered the historical and ecclesiastical role of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, its missionary work and struggle for religious freedom, as well as the persistent efforts of its Archons of the Order of St. Andrew to serve the needs and promote the rights of Orthodox Christians throughout the world.

 

Click here[1] for the Greeting By His All-Holiness in Greek.

Click here[2] for the Greeting By His All-Holiness in English.

 

 

 

References

  1. ^ Click here (www.patriarchate.org)
  2. ^ Click here (www.patriarchate.org)
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WASHINGTON (RNS) In the wake of Washington's "peeping rabbi" scandal, some Jewish women say a focus simply on hardware isn't enough to keep mikvahs safe and sacred....

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We would be wise to remember that our faith was passed down to us through great men and women of faith. Forgetting them is like forgetting our childhood: we lose a vital piece of who we are....
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The truth is out there, but does Scientific American want to find it?

I recall Scientific American as a stodgy but respected journal. It bristled with challenging but intriguing titles like "The Large-Scale Streaming of Galaxies" and "Branching Phylogenies of the Paleozoic and the Fortunes of English Family Names."

But one of the newest titles -- "Did Jesus Save the Klingons?" -- just doesn't have the same ring....

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In significant events last week, the Evangelical Church of the River Plate (IERP) and the Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil (IECLB), two member churches of the World Council of Churches (WCC), held leadership elections while reflecting on issues of diversity, communion and challenges posed by the emerging contexts of urban

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A major meeting Pope Francis convened to help the Catholic Church improve its outreach to diverse modern families ended Saturday with a summary paper that removed earlier, revolutionary language that cited the value of same-sex and divorced families....

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Review of Christopher Birchall. Embassy, Emigrants, and Englishmen: The Three Hundred Year History of a Russian Orthodox Church in London. Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Publications, 2014. In Embassy, Emigrants, and Englishmen, Christopher Birchall has produced the definitive history of Russian Orthodox presence in London. The book is unlikely to...
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