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Ask a Baha’i: Would a Christian need to pray to Bahá’u’lláh, not Jesus, if converting to the Baha’i faith?

If I followed the teaching of Baha’i would I need to change my lifelong relationship with Jesus? I wonder how can I, as a lifelong Christian, focus my prayers from Jesus to Bahá’u’lláh?

Whitworth Campus Ministries Pressured to Step Off the ‘Narrow Ridge’

The conflation of theological beliefs and political beliefs is not unique to Whitworth University. Mark Killian, who specializes in sociology of religion at Whitworth, said that religion and politics “have always been intertwined.” Read how Whitworth walks this "narrow ridge" by not taking political stances.

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A bill being debated in the legislature would pause hospital system consolidation to preserve patient access to specific forms of care. Opponents argue, “God Bless mergers.”

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Whitworth Campus Ministries Pressured to Step Off the ‘Narrow Ridge’

The conflation of theological beliefs and political beliefs is not unique to Whitworth University. Mark Killian, who specializes in sociology of religion at Whitworth, said that religion and politics “have always been intertwined.” Read how Whitworth walks this "narrow ridge" by not taking political stances.

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Ask a Baha’i: Would a Christian need to pray to Bahá’u’lláh, not Jesus, if converting to the Baha’i faith?

If I followed the teaching of Baha’i would I need to change my lifelong relationship with Jesus? I wonder how can I, as a lifelong Christian, focus my prayers from Jesus to Bahá’u’lláh?

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Sex Is ‘Divine’: How Pope Francis Is Recasting Catholic Church’s Views on Intimacy

In his decade as pope, Francis has tried to usher in a more positive, frank approach to the topic of sex in the Catholic Church, urging the institution to reckon with the real-life experiences of faithful today and addressing topics ranging from pornography, abstinence and dating apps to orgasms.

New Pew Research Finds U.S. Atheists Are Mostly Young, White Males

New statistics from the Pew Research Center show atheists are mostly male (64%), mostly under the age of 49 (seven-in-ten compared with about half the U.S. adults overall (52%)), more likely to be white (77% vs. 62%) and have a college degree (48% vs. 34%).

Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday Coincide this Year: What’s a Catholic to Do?

For the first time since 2018, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day. It has happened three times in the last century – 1923, 1934 and 1945 – and will happen again in 2029 for the final time this century.

Super Bowl LVIII: Inside Sin City’s Christian Quarterback Duel

The Feb. 11 Super Bowl showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers may be contested at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas — known as Sin City — but it will feature two very pious quarterbacks. 

Elon Musk Visits Auschwitz after Uproar over Antisemitic Messages on X

Elon Musk, who has been accused of allowing antisemitic messages on his social media platform, X, visited the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp on Monday.

After 20 Years, Terry Mattingly Bids Farewell to GetReligion

For the last 20 years, Terry Mattingly has been best known as editor of GetReligion.org — a website dedicated to promoting and critiquing religion coverage in the mainstream media. He recently announced that the site — which launched on Feb. 1, 2004 — will shut down next month.

Religious Leaders to Mark MLK Day with Early Start for 2024 Voter Mobilization

For Black church leaders and multiracial coalitions, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, less than 300 days from Election Day, has come to represent the unofficial start to voter mobilization efforts.

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Ask a Baha’i: Would a Christian need to pray to Bahá’u’lláh, not Jesus, if converting to the Baha’i faith?

If I followed the teaching of Baha’i would I need to change my lifelong relationship with Jesus? I wonder how can I, as a lifelong Christian, focus my prayers from Jesus to Bahá’u’lláh?

Ask a Bahá’í: How Do Bahá’ís Get Clergy?

There are no clergy in the Bahá’í Faith. Each person is enjoined by Bahá’u’lláh — the Promised One of all Religions, who founded the Bahá’í Faith — to investigate truth for ourselves, to learn and not rely upon “the knowledge of [our] neighbor” and “see with [our] own eyes.”

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Faith and Wellness: The Impact of Spirituality on College Mental Health

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Journalism Ethics’ Development in the Digital Age

The role of ethics in digital age journalism Journalists have access to a wide range of technologies that help them collect information. They can present the information in multiple ways and formats. They may choose to present it in the form of videos or audio. Others may choose to write texts or publish photographs. Media houses might not wait to process the gathered information. They could be under pressure due to urgency and competition. If they are late to publish or air the story, they might have lost viewership already. In this kind of environment, ethics is necessary. Journalists need to protect data and people’s privacy whenever necessary. The challenges might be many but ethics plays an important role in digital journalism. Ensuring stories remain credible The masses have access to huge volumes of information daily. Despite the volumes, journalism and ethics cannot be separated. They need to create clear lines between the truth and lies. They must show which sources are genuine and which ones are not. Ensuring they uphold transparency People get bombarded with fake stories all the time. The media landscape is more complicated today. Media houses should not be under pressure to conform to the poor standards. They need to prove their information sources to build trust from audiences. Disseminating accurate data Stories can be posted from the furthest corner of the world and reach another furthest corner in an instant. The readers rarely confirm how accurate the information is. They just consume it and react based on what they read. Journalism ethics require reporters to disseminate accurate information. It affects people’s reactions and could destabilize societies. Conclusion The work of journalists in the digital age is more challenging. It is harder to observe their code of ethics due to pressure to disseminate reports. Furthermore, their stories can be distorted and changed online by people with evil motives. No matter the challenges, ethics plays an important role. It guides journalists to ensure their reports are accurate and credible. They need to confirm their sources and share them with other professionals in the field before releasing information.

What to Gift to a Baby Christening?

Christening is a special religious ceremony that marks an important milestone in the baby’s and parents’ lives. Choosing a great gift for parents and adults is not an easy task, as it requires you to know the preferences and quirks of each person. But how do you choose a thoughtful present for a tiny baby? These top recommendations will help you select a meaningful and personalized present to mark this big occasion in the child’s life.

Religion and Cannabis: Key Points You Should Know

Religiously conscious people are interested in the intriguing topic of cannabis and religion. This is an attempt to find out if using cannabis is allowed or prohibited by their religion. Although there has always been a complicated and nuanced relationship between religion and cannabis, it is crucial to comprehend how your religion views cannabis. We will examine the viewpoints that several religions have on cannabis in this article. 

Group Missions: Maximizing Success through Collaboration

Group missions, also known as short-term mission trips, provide an opportunity for youth and adults to engage in both domestic and international community service projects. These trips are designed to have a maximum impact on the communities served while also fostering personal growth and development for the participants. Since 1990, organizations such as Golden Rule Travel have been facilitating these transformative experiences for thousands of participants each year.