Category: Religion Calendar

A prayer for Easter

BY ED FELIEN May the spirit of Jesus the Christ, the savior, the messiah, the revolutionary* inspire all of us on April 9, Palm Sunday, the feast day of the first Peoples March to throw money-changers out of the Temple, to help us renew our dedication to the purification of the Temple. “No man can serve two masters: for either […]

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Announcements

Lutheran Blind Center The Lutheran Blind Center was started April 23, 2016, at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3430 E. 51st St. On the third Saturday of every month blind people of the Minneapolis area are invited to Faith Church for a two-hour event, from 12 to 2 p.m.,  that includes a meal, Bible study and fellowship free of charge. Help […]

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Ongoing

Adoption Support Group for Teens and Parents Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church 4101 37th Ave. S. The Adoption Support Network holds monthly support groups for parents and teens who have been adopted. Adoptive parents are provided with a confidential, nonjudgmental environment where they can support each other and share resources. Teens are invited to […]

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Events

Loving Our Neighbors, A Speaker Series on Faith, Culture and Justice Mondays, April 17 – May 22 & June 5, 7 p.m. Living Table United Church of Christ 3805 E. 40th St. Join your friends and neighbors for a series of inspiring talks about how different cultures and religions inform people about seeking justice for all. The ideas will help […]

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Consider this

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference. –Elie Wiesel (1928 – 2016) Another church fights the system to shelter homeless people. Earlier this year, a United Methodist congregation in La […]

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Pilgrimage

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN Montserrat is a Benedictine monastery about 48 kilometers outside of Barcelona, Spain, the last 10 of which are pretty much straight up some very craggy mountains by way of a narrow road full of hairpin turns. Of course, there is also the option of hiking up, as pilgrims have done for centuries.  Montserrat is the heart of […]

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Tawfiq Islamic Center on Minnehaha Avenue to open soon

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN The Tawfiq Islamic Center on Minnehaha Avenue at 24th Street, now under construction, will open in July, after Ramadan. There will be a grand opening for the wider community. Executive Director Oumer M. Wako says they would like to share their culture with the neighborhood. And their food shelf, which they will reinstate once construction is over, is […]

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Lunafest for Peace

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN Lunafest is almost here. See six internationally acclaimed fun, inspiring, thought-provoking short films by, for and about women at the Riverview Theater on Wednesday, April 27,  7 p.m. (Men love the films, too!!) Proceeds benefit local Minnesota peacebuilding and the Breast Cancer Fund.  Basic tickets are $25, or $40 with VIP Birchwood afterparty until 11 p.m. Go […]

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Houses of Worship Directory

Zen COMPASSION CHANTING FOR DIFFICULT TIMES 3212 18th Ave. S. 612-822-9520 compassionchanting@fastmail.com Baha’i BAHA’I CENTER OF MINNEAPOLIS 3644 Chicago Ave. S. 612-823-3494 Minneapolis.Bahai@gmail.com www.mplsbahai.org Baptist NEW CREATION BAPTIST CHURCH 1414 E. 48th St. 612-825-6933 UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH 1219 University Ave. S.E. 612-331-1768 www.ubcmn.org Catholic CHURCH OF THE HOLY NAME 3637  11th Ave. S. 612-724-5465 CHURCH OF ST. ALBERT THE GREAT […]

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A Book about a Lynching in the Family

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN It is a gift to all people who read books and learn from them that author Karen Branan had the skills and heart to pursue the truth when she discovered a horrible crime in her family’s history.  In 1912 in Harris County, Georgia, three black men and one woman, all innocent, were lynched under the watch of […]

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