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Articles for Faith 

Feb 26, 2018

Lenten reflection

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Lent, the forty days (or forty-six days if you count Sundays) from Ash Wednesday to Easter, is a time of reflection, and for many, a time of abstaining. This year, instead of abstaining from chocolate, for example, (which is full of health-giving properties) you might consider abstaining from fear and anxiety. I may have more on that topic later.  

For your Lenten reflections, I…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith

Jan 22, 2018

Faith over Fear: Understanding Islam

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

You may have read in the Herald: "National and local experts and practitioners facilitate a training January 28-30, 2018, in Seattle, to educate, network and equip faith leaders to better advocate against a narrative of fear and divisiveness in our country. Training includes: Basics of Islam and Islamophobia,  How the rise in Islamophobia threatens us all,  Who American Muslims are,…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith

Jan 8, 2018

Science and Religion

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

In recent news, it was been announced that the administration is banning certain terms from being used by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in their 2019 budget proposal. Or maybe the CDC decided use of those words would prejudice their ability to get funding. Whichever was the case, you probably now know these terms by heart: vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus,…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith, General

Dec 25, 2017

Boxing Day to Epiphany

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

After you have opened all the presents and eaten your fill, what do you do? Are you done with Christmas for another year? Not so quick! Tomorrow is Boxing Day. I always observe it by saying "Today is Boxing Day", but in England, December 26 has a long history. Here is a bit about Boxing Day customs from the British newspaper, The Telegraph:

According to some Boxing…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith
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