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Religion

Religion calendar, Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2016

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Clergy corner, Oct. 28, 2016

Managing Editor Jeff D'Alessio's weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders — in the pulpit and out of it.

This week: PRO or NO: The debate over Halloween.

Once upon a time, there were no ghouls, goblins, devils or demons that might give a pastor pause on Oct. 31.

Oh, yes, Stone Creek Church Pastor GARY GROGAN remembers it well.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Oct. 23, 2016

In Part 5 of our continuing series leading up to Election Day, we asked experts on 10 new topics: What’s the one question you’d love to ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump before Nov. 8?

On Islamophobia in America

Don Follis: Voting with your life is ultimate test for humility

Way back in the day I had a chance to apply for a public relations job at faith-based college in Kansas, my home state. The president of the school asked me to apply. He said he liked my self-assurance and thought I might be a good fit. The position involved making presentations to high school students and traveling to places like Denver, Albuquerque and Phoenix.

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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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.