Category: Religion Calendar

Announcements

MN Alliance of Peacemakers Peace Essay Contest The Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP) announces the second annual LESLIE REINDL PEACE ESSAY CONTEST for Minnesota high school juniors and seniors.  Students will have the opportunity to think and write on one of three questions, ranging from innate cultural biases to developing one’s own peacemaking activity. The full list of topics, guidelines, […]

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Ongoing

Sharing Food *Living Spirit United Methodist Church 4501 Bloomington Ave. S. 612-721-5025 —Wednesday Supper, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. —Sunday Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. *New Creation Baptist Church 1414 E. 48th St. 612-825-6933 —Breakfast every second Saturday, 10 to 11 a.m. —Food Shelf, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. *Minnehaha United Methodist Church 3701 E. 50th St. 612-721-6231 —Food Giveaway, fourth Saturdays, […]

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Events

Spoken Word Workshop Friday, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m. Living Spirit United Methodist Church 4501 Bloomington Ave. S. Come to a spoken word performance/writing workshop with Joe Davis. Free admission. Beautiful Tree, Severed Roots Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sabes Jewish Community Center 4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St. Louis Park 55416 Or Emet will feature a screening of […]

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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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Do we consent to our government’s use of torture?  

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN Those of us who live in privileged milieus tend to think that evil doesn’t exist. I personally don’t like to think there is such a thing as evil. Yet, it is hard to think the demolition of the trade towers was not an evil act. And it is also hard to think that the atrocities carried on […]

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