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Wild Goose Announces 2nd Site, “Wild Goose West,” for 2012

As many of you know, Wild Goose (www.wildgoosefestival.org) launched its debut festival at the intersection of justice, spirituality, music, and art in June 2011. Today, after much anticipation, we are pleased to announce we are expanding our festival …

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How to Read the Bible

2) The Hebrew scriptures, or the Old Testament, represent a religious tradition that is independent of the later Christian faith. The Hebrew scriptures aren’t about Jesus, although the Christian scriptures include many references to the Hebrew scriptures. To honor the fundamental differences between the two sets of scriptures doubles the spiritual significance of the entire Bible.

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Wild Goose West Announcement

The festival “at the intersection of justice, spirituality, music and art” debuted to 1,700 people on a 72 acre farm in North Carolina last year. This year, ticket sales for the 2nd annual event in North Carolina have …

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7 Religion Stories to Watch in the 2012 Battleground States

With the nominating contest all but over, attention now turns to the electoral map and the key states that will decide the Romney vs. Obama 2012 contest. While more than a few reporters are heading to Utah …

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Looting Leads Archaeologists to Oldest Known Mayan Calendar

On 21 July 1561, a crowd of indigenous farmers cried out in the town square of Maní, Mexico, as a Franciscan missionary set fire to dozens of fragile Maya books, or codices. Condemned by the missionaries as …

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Coming Out As a Heretic

Not religious, not spiritual, not atheist—what’s left?

Embracing heresy is a way of asserting my place—however tenuous—in this ancient tradition, while acknowledging that most of what I think and do will not pass creedal litmus tests. In a religion of more than two billion adherents, this is hardly a surprise.

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Progressive Books Study Guide #1

Click here for the Progressive Books Group Study Guide 1 of 10   Have You Been Left Behind? Book-Based Discussion Guides for Progressive Christians   Books Studied: Why Christianity Must Change or Die, John Shelby Spong The …

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One in seven thinks end of world is coming: poll

(Reuters) – – Nearly 15 percent of people worldwide believe the world will end during their lifetime and 10 percent think the Mayan calendar could signify it will happen in 2012, according to a new poll. The …

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United Methodists reject calls for divestment from Israel-related companies

(RNS) United Methodists twice rejected measures on Wednesday (May 2) that called for the denomination to divest from companies accused of contributing to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Neither vote was particularly close, with about two-thirds …

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Moses: A Stranger Among Us

This is a book about the Moses we don’t usually hear about – not in religious school or from the pulpit.

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Israeli Conservative Movement Will Ordain Gay Rabbis

Six years after its American counterpart, the Conservative movement’s Israeli rabbinical school voted last month to admit gay and lesbian students. It’s one small step for LGBT people, one foot-dragging schlep for the Jews. As progressives celebrate this milestone, …

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When Faith Meets Reason: Religion Scholars Reflect on Their Spiritual Journeys

In a slender book rich with large and profound ideas, Hedrick collects 13 essays solicited from scholars in religion (including himself) that answer the broad question of how faith is understood when it conflicts with reason, science, or scholarship.

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Asphalt Gospel, DVD

The amazing journey included dialogues with folks from across the spectrum of beliefs – including fundamentalist Christians, progressive Christians, moderate Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, pagans, atheists, agnostics, and others.

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