Posts Tagged ‘America’

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Pottery Shard Containing Oldest Hebrew Text Ever Found is Being Deciphered in America

December 5, 2008

potter-shard-hebrew-542.jpgResearchers gathered recently in a small darkened lab near Santa Barbara, nervously pacing as a digital camera snapped hundreds of images of a shard of pottery resting a few feet below the lens.

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Are We in a Post-Evangelical America?

November 14, 2008

Just as “race” has a whole new meaning in America this week, so, too, does “faith.” For at least four decades, white evangelicals have been the religion-and-politics story in this country.

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Farrakhan: Obama’s Win Brings ‘America New Beginning; Warns of Racial Tensions’

November 10, 2008

louis-farrakhan4.JPGAfter months of silence about his support for Barack Obama, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said in an address Sunday that the new president-elect has a God-given capacity to handle any burdens he’ll face as the nation’s leader. 

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Churches Across America Reflect on Obama Election Victory ‘God Has Vindicated the Black Folk’

November 10, 2008

shirley-caesar-williams.jpgJubilation, pride and relief permeated pews and pulpits at predominantly black churches across the country on the first Sunday after Barack Obama‘s election, with congregrants blowing horns, waving American flags and raising their hands to the heavens.

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From Uncle Tom’s Cabin to “I Have a Dream”: New Book Discusses Race, Religion and American Politics

November 7, 2008

American political history is marked by four great transformative periods, says American religious historian Mark Noll in his new book, God and Race in American Politics: A Short History (Princeton University Press). And in three of the four periods, “potent combinations of race and religion were the engines that drove political change.”

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Sudanese Christian Refugees Appreciate Freedom to Worship in America

November 6, 2008

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Bol Lam Puk, a native of the Sudan, goes to church on Sunday openly
worshipping God in his own way. He has not always been able to do that. In fact, it is an act that could have meant persecution in Sudan.

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