Religion

Religion

Clergy corner, Oct. 21, 2016

The debate portion of this NC-17 presidential campaign is officially over, leaving just 18 days until America elects its 45th commander-in-chief. And then what?

We asked area faith leaders what one word they would use to describe the tone of the Trump-vs.-Clinton race and what fears they have about nasty becoming our new normal.

Religion calendar, Oct. 21-27, 2016

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Clergy corner, Oct. 14, 2016

Nothing makes clergy members count their blessings quite like a mission trip to a place with horrific conditions. With Haiti hurting — again — after getting hammered by Hurricane Matthew, we asked area pastors and sisters to tell us about their most unforgettable visit.

Religion calendar, Oct. 14-20, 2016

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Events

Think fast: Yom Kippur and the Cubs

CHAMPAIGN — One unofficial tradition of Yom Kippur that you won't find in any religious publication goes something like this:

Chow down before the sun sets on Day 1 of the holiest of Jewish holidays.

Women take center stage during Hindu holiday of Navaratri

CHAMPAIGN — To mark a Hindu holiday that celebrates women, it's common to decorate a house with elaborate dolls of goddesses and sometimes ordinary people as well.

The festival is called Navaratri — in Sanskrit, "nava" is nine and "ratri" is nights — and on the 10th day, there's celebration of victory, said Subhalakshmi (Subha) Kumar.

Don Follis: Comparing presidential race to another 'campaign'

A young pastor pondering the complexity of helping parishioners think about the presidential race playfully proposed giving me a million dollars if I could I make a case for each of the presidential candidates.

"People are confused," he said.

Clergy corner, Oct. 7, 2016

Story time
with THE REV. MARK ELLIOTT
St. John Lutheran, Champaign

"My congregations have always been very kind and patient with the length of my sermons. However, as a father of four, my children were not always so patient.

Religion calendar, Oct. 7-13, 2016

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Religion calendar, Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2016

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