Category Archives: Interfaith Minister Training

08Aug, 2017

Fictional Faiths: Creators, Religion and World-Building

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Fictional Faiths appear in popular shows from Doctor Who to Star Trek.

Fictional Faiths appear in popular shows from Doctor Who to Star Trek.
Crafting a fictional world is no easy task. To infuse these realms with realism, one must consider every aspect of their inhabitants’ daily lives, from commerce to relationships to religion. J…

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22Jun, 2017

A Deeper Understanding of Paganism

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Table with items commonly used in for rituals of paganism.

Table with items commonly used in for rituals of paganism.
The term “paganism” elicits many different connotations, depending on who you ask. Images based on stereotypes, such as people practicing “strange rituals” and “taboo” customs, are sadly conjure…

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06Jun, 2017

Some of the More Interesting Religious Practices

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Catholic Priest Performing an Exorcism

Unique Religious Practices: Catholic Priest Performing an Exorcism
Religion has been around for the duration of recorded history. Though the religions of the world have shifted and changed dramatically over the course of thousands of years, many remain some of the …

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28Mar, 2017

Breaking Misconceptions Surrounding Paganism

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breaking misconceptions about this ancient religion.

Educate yourself about Paganism to breaking misconceptions about this ancient religion.
When it comes to modern religions, there are some that seem to get a lot of negative press. Religion is an ancient practice and one that dates back to the earliest recorded mome…

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14Feb, 2017

A New Year of the Trees

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New Year for Trees festival

At New Year for Trees festival, appreciate trees, flowers and plants and to remember to take care of nature.
It’s just February, but most of us are anxiously awaiting warmer temperatures, fresh vegetables and flowers from the garden. Our new year might occur in J…

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31Oct, 2016

October 31 – More Than Halloween

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Halloween decorations on a porch

People celebrate Halloween with carved pumpkins on the porch for trick or treaters.
Strangely enough, Halloween is more likely to fall on Monday, Wednesday or Saturday than the other days of the week. For many people, Halloween marks the end of fall and the beginni…

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16Aug, 2016

International Spiritual Destinations

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Solomon's temple is a spiritual destination

Solomon’s temple is a spiritual destination for some travelers.
It’s summer, and practically everyone is thinking about vacation. It might be too late to pull off an international retreat to a spiritual destination this summer, but you can certainly begin t…

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08Jul, 2016

Improving your Church Diversity?

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Ways to improve the diversity of your church congregation.

Pew Research Center estimates that by 2050, the United States will be 47 percent Caucasian, 13 percent African-American, 29 percent Hispanic and 9 percent Asian. Schools, especially preschools, will become more diverse even more quickly, because the birth rates of …

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11Jan, 2016

Common Misconceptions About Judaism

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Misconceptions About Judaism

Misconceptions About Judaism
With the FBI’s Hate Crime report from 2014 identifying the Jewish community as the biggest target of hate crimes, it’s time to consider why people target Jews. Jews are often stereotyped because of generalizations of their religion….

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