religion

6:50 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Planned Ordination of Womanpriest moved because of harassment

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Bishop is warning Catholics not to participate in Saturday's ceremony
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
THREE OAKS, MI -- Lillian Lewis, who is to be ordained as a priest Saturday by a dissident Catholic group, says harassing phone calls have forced relocation of the ceremony. The event originally was to be held at the First Congregational Church in Three Oaks, where Lewis resides.
Religion & Culture
7:51 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Be part of pagan traditions at the Winter Solstice celebration

The 2001 Winter Solstice altar at People's Church in Kalamazoo
Credit courtesy of Diane Melvin

Saturday is the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. To celebrate, People’s Church of Kalamazoo will do a solstice ritual based on pagan traditions. The event is Friday night at 7 p.m., with a potluck at 6 p.m.

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6:36 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Bill would allow adoption agencies to refuse placements based on religious, moral objections

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Proponents say bill promotes religious freedom, opponents call it state-sanctioned discrimination
LANSING - Adoption agencies could refuse to place children in homes based on religious or moral beliefs, according to a bill that will be considered by the state House on Wednesday.
Theatre & Religion
7:05 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Mime to minister at Gospel in the Park

Mime and Kalamazoo Valley Community College student Cer Bolten
Credit Vickie Wooden

Every year, Kalamazoo hosts Gospel in the Park as part of the Black Arts Festival. On Sunday, Bronson Park will be filled with gospel choirs, dancers, guest ministers, and a mime. That’s right—a mime. Progressive churches are using something called Mime Ministry, where silent gesturers act out the words in a gospel song.

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Film
12:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

REEL Faith and Sexuality film series starts Tuesday at Kalamazoo College

A film series called REEL Faith and Sexuality begins Tuesday night at Kalamazoo College. It’s co-sponsored by The Faith Alliance of the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center. The Faith Alliance is a gathering of religious leaders in the community who seek full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons in public and religious life.

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