WHO:Southwest Student Regional Minister Dr. Robert S. Muhammad, Muhammad Mosque No.45, Local Organizing Committee for Justice or Else, Activists, and Affiliated Community OrganizationsWHAT: Commemoration of the 50 Year Anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s Refusal to Step Forward for Military Induction and a Demonstration on Behalf of Freedom of Religion, Speech, the Press, and Peaceful Assembly WHEN: Friday, April 28, 2017, at 11 am CST WHERE: 701 San Jacinto Street Houston, Texas CONTACT: (832) 236-9956 or [email protected] Today, We Stand for and with Those Who Sacrifice for Causes Greater than Themselves – We Need Thousands of Muhammad Alis and Colin Kaepernicks! On Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11 am CST at 701 San Jacinto Street Houston, Texas, Southwest Student Regional Minister Dr. Robert S. Muhammad of Muhammad Mosque No.45, activists and community organizations invite the public to commemorate the 50 Year Anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s Refusal to Step Forward for … [Read more...] about 50 Year Anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s Refusal to Step Forward for Military Induction and to demonstrate on behalf of Freedom of Religion, Speech, the Press, and Peaceful Assembly.
White evangelicals' support for business owners' religious freedom depends on the religious affiliation of the business owner, according to Morning Consult executive features editor Anna Yukhananov. "If you ask the question 'does the religion of the small business owner matter?' that's when you get some differences," Yukhananov told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking" on Friday. "So if it's a Christian small business owner, or a Muslim, or a Jewish, or a Mormon small business owner, support among white evangelicals, in particular, starts to fall," she continued. Yukhananov was referring to a Morning Consult poll conducted in June during the Supreme Court's decision on a Colorado baker who refused to bake a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The survey found that 60 percent of white evangelicals said they supported allowing Christian small business owners in their state to refuse to provide product services to LGBT individuals if it … [Read more...] about Morning Consult Editor: White Evangelicals’ support of religious freedom depends on business owner’s religion
One July Fourth not too long ago, Ignacio Garcia’s clan gathered in Provo for a backyard barbecue and to watch an international soccer tournament on TV, which they had presumed would pit Mexico against the United States. Unfortunately, the U.S didn’t make the finals, so while playing patriotic American anthems, the Mexican-American family ate hot dogs and hamburgers but rooted for Mexico. Such split loyalties reflect their dual heritage as well as their conflicted feelings about Mormonism’s connection to the United States. Indeed, as 19th-century LDS pioneers were driven from their homes in Nauvoo, Ill., they were determined to leave the United States altogether for — you guessed it — Mexico. This month, as Americans celebrated Independence Day and as Utahns mark the arrival of Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, the inner tensions have expanded to include the whole globe. Given the Utah-based church’s push to become a … [Read more...] about Mormonism was born in the USA but, under Nelson, is quickly embracing its growing multiculturalism as it aims to become a truly global religion
The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, responds: “I think valuing their intelligence and advice, seeking their opinion, or asking for their wisdom are ways of showing true respect. Making space for our seniors to contribute and engage fully in activities is another. We need to remove barriers that would limit their participation in events. And finally to fully honor the season of life they are navigating is to see them as people with inherent worth and dignity. An elder's life is rich with many complexity. Daily they are learning lessens around letting go, self-acceptance, grief, inner peace and patience. Keeping all these things in mind would result in a greater respect of all of our elders.” Ty Silzer, a former pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America, responds: “Respect is contextual. I remember watching a show growing up where an animated character went to shake the … [Read more...] about Ethics and Religion Talk: How to show respect to elders
Later, I saw one of our physical therapists using it. I mentioned it to our supervisor, whose response was, “He has money, he’ll just buy a new one.” I suggested to the therapist that she return it, and now she is no longer speaking to me. What do I do now?” The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, responds: “While your response was appropriate your co-workers responses were misguided. One saw the mug's value in dollars but what if the real value of the mug was purely a sentimental attachment. The second co-worker was called to do the right thing but instead they responded with the cold shoulder. My sense there is the presence of shame, a very limiting response. Personally I would consider buying the elder man a new mug. We cannot make others raise to their best selves but when we are challenged as you have been I believe our best response is to rise. In the end you … [Read more...] about Ethics and Religion Talk: Returning a stolen mug