Monthly Archives: August 2015

(Almost) everything you wanted to know about healing prayer, but were afraid to ask! By Tony Lobl, C.S. – Friday, 07 August, 2015

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  (Almost) everything you wanted to know about healing prayer, but were afraid to ask! by Tony Lobl   When I was a teenager, I experienced an unexpected moment of spiritual awareness as I lay in bed, deeply troubled by a doctor’s prognosis. I wasn’t praying as such, yet I suddenly became aware of a divine presence, loving me. That calmed my… Read more »

Who, then, are the “poor in spirit” – Thursday, 06 August, 2015

  “Conflict and persecution are the truest signs that can be given of the greatness of a cause or of an individual, provided this warfare is honest and a world-imposed struggle. Such conflict never ends till unconquerable right is begun anew, and hath gained fresh energy and final victory.” [Extract from “Message to The Mother Church” for June, 1900] Mary Baker… Read more »

CSMonitor: Toronto Film Festival: Which of these movies will become Oscar contenders? (+ Stonewall Trailer) – Wednesday, 05 August, 2015

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  THE CULTURE CULTURE CAFE Toronto Film Festival: Which of these movies will become Oscar contenders? In the past several years, many Oscar nominees and winners have been screened at the Toronto Film Festival. Which of the movies appearing at the festival this year will go on to triumph at the Oscars ceremony? By Molly Driscoll, Staff writer JULY 29, 2015   Some… Read more »

CSMonitor: Can churches lead on racial harmony? – Tuesday, 04 August, 2015

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        USASOCIETY Focus Can churches lead on racial harmony? The grace shown by the members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., revealed the power of faith to promote racial harmony under the most trying conditions. Other congregations believe they also have a crucial role to play. By Carmen K. Sisson, Correspondent AUGUST 1, 2015   But there is… Read more »

Thousands Rally in Israel to Protest Antigay Stabbings – Monday, 03 August, 2015

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  “Too often in the history of religion, people have killed in the name of the God of life, waged war in the name of the God of peace, hated in the name of the God of love and practiced cruelty in the name of the God of compassion. When this happens, God speaks, sometimes in a still, small voice… Read more »

A Prayerful Response to Jerusalem Gay Pride Attack – Saturday, 01 August, 2015

Extremist Suspected Of Jerusalem Gay Pride Attack Appears In Court The suspect was convicted of a similar attack that wounded several people at a gay pride parade in 2005. Posted: 07/31/2015 11:00 AM EDT | Edited: 07/31/2015 12:08 PM EDT TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An anti-gay ultra-Orthodox extremist suspected of stabbing revelers at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade appeared in court on… Read more »