Religion News in Brief

Religion News in Brief
11/21/2014 10:10 PM EST
SATURDAY, NOV. 22 St. Luke's sets Christmas Bazaar CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> The Christmas Bazaar at St. Luke's parish hall will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a free luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All the proceeds will go directly towards the food pantry, beaver cross scholarships and families for Christmas. 
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Daily cycle of giving in 'most generous' Myanmar
11/21/2014 10:09 PM EST - Associated Press HLAING THARYAR, Myanmar (AP) — "The food cart is coming!" the hungry little boy shouts, his face lighting up. More than 100 people sitting in the grass and beneath the dark midday shadows of giant trees turn to look at the nearby Buddhist monastery. As a monk moves through the gates with a huge pot of rice and curry, orphans, homeless children and jobless men and women Full Story

Cupich becomes archbishop of Chicago
11/18/2014 10:12 PM EST - Associated Press CHICAGO >> Blase Cupich became the archbishop of Chicago on Tuesday after his predecessor handed him a bishop's staff and relinquished the chair that symbolizes the leadership of the nation's third-largest diocese. During a Mass, the transfer of power was completed as Cardinal Francis George, who is retiring as he battles cancer, stepped aside after being the spiritual Full Story

Right-to-die advocate's mom blasts Vatican remarks
11/18/2014 05:01 PM EST - PORTLAND, ORE. (AP) >> Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to criticism from the Vatican of Maynard's decision to end her life early under an Oregon law written to let terminally ill patients die on their own terms. Days after Maynard's Nov. 1 death at age 29, the Vatican's top bioethics official called her choice "reprehensible" and said physician-assisted suicide should be Full Story

Sikh student says Army rules bar him from joining ROTCAP
11/14/2014 08:56 PM EST - MINEOLA, N.Y.>> A Sikh college student has sued the Army, saying he cannot join the Reserve Officer Training Corps unless he violates his religious beliefs by removing his turban, shaving and cutting his hair. The group United Sikhs and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday in Washington, D. Full Story

Religion News in Brief
11/14/2014 08:55 PM EST - See Heaven's Gates & Hell's Flames BENNINGTON >> Green Mountain Christian Center will present Heaven's Gates & Hell's Flames Nov. 16, 17, & 18, Sunday through Tuesday, at 7 p.m. "Heaven's Gates & Hell's Flames" is a high impact, compelling drama designed to make people consider where they will spend eternity based on the Biblical revelation of life beyond the grave. Full Story

After girls' jihadi quest, a focus on outreach in Denver
11/14/2014 08:53 PM EST - DENVER >> Gathered under the fluorescent lights of an austere Denver mosque, a group of parents stared at a photo projected on a wall in front of them. It showed a knife, a gun and a phone. Some seemed perplexed. "You can kill someone with a gun or a knife, but a phone might get me 10 more recruits," said Seamus Hughes of the National Counterterrorism Center, who traveled from Washington, D. Full Story

Pope mulls removing marriage annulment charges
11/07/2014 08:36 PM EST - VATICAN CITY >> Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced the hardships Catholics can face when seeking marriage annulments, revealing he once fired an official who tried to charge thousands of dollars for one. Francis told participants at a Vatican course for officials dealing with annulments that as bishop of Buenos Aires, he was dismayed to learn that some faithful needed to travel hundreds of Full Story

Religion News in Brief
11/07/2014 08:33 PM EST - Worship at Second Congregational BENNINGTON — JOIN US IN WORSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP THIS SUNDAY MORNING AT SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, ON HILLSIDE STREET. WORSHIP BEGINS AT 10 A.M., AND INCLUDES A TIME FOR THE CHILDREN IN ALL OF US. CHILDREN UP THROUGH GRADE 5 ARE THEN DISMISSED FOR GODLY PLAY, WHILE NURSERY CARE IS PROVIDED THROUGHOUT WORSHIP. Full Story

Politcs fuels religious riots in India
11/07/2014 08:32 PM EST - NEW DELHI — First, the rumors start. Maybe a Muslim man threw garbage outside a temple, or a Hindu boy teased a Muslim girl. No one has any names or specifics, but that doesn't stop people from taking the rumors as fact. Crowds gather on both sides. Slogans are shouted, stones are thrown. A car goes up in flames. Full Story

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Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird. Full Story
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'Mad Men' creator to receive honorary Int'l Emmy

NEW YORK (AP) — "Mad Men" stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery will be presenting a special award at the International Emmys Gala to the show's creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner who's preparing the final episodes of the 1960s Madison Avenue ad agency saga slated to air in spring 2015. Full Story