Legacy of Hope

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN I read FB posts too many times a day. I am shattered time and again by the evil afoot in our world. I despair. Then I remember my dear friend Rev. Harry Maghakian, who retired from pastoring Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church a few years ago, and died…

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Healing

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN Thirteen years ago, within a period of 18 months, Mary Bergerson’s losses were more than anyone could imagine. Her mom died of brain cancer, her soldier husband took his own life, her youngest brother died suddenly, her step-children were taken away because her disability eliminated her right…

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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…

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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,…

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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 …

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Bishop Fred Willis Washington

Bishop Fred Willis Washington, pastor of New Covenant Church of God in Christ (COGIC), at 42nd and Bloomington, is the first African-American president of the board of directors of the Minnesota Council of Churches (MCC). He took office at the beginning of 2015, following the two-year term of Bishop Larry…

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Lent & Holy Week

Quiet Wednesdays  & Tenebrae Service Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church 1620 E. 46th St. On Wednesdays through April 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the candlelit sanctuary will be open for prayer and meditation with labyrinth and readings. On April 3, Good Friday,  the church holds a Tenebrae service at 6:30…

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New Year is time to protect the Earth

War is one of the major enemies of our environment. Our Earth is being destroyed by war. War is waged with toxins like Agent Orange and dioxins, which have left several generations of Vietnamese children with horrible birth defects and American soldiers still suffering. Now Agent Orange rears its ugly…

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