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The Religion and State (RAS) project

The Religion and State (RAS) project

The Religion and State (RAS) project is a university-based project located at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. The general goal is to provide detailed codings on several aspects of separation of religion and state for 183 states on a yearly basis between 1990 and 2014. This constitutes all countries with populations of 250,000 or more, as well as a sampling of countries with lower populations.

Except This Foreigner, An on Scripture Feature

Except This Foreigner, An on Scripture Feature

Oct. 9, 2016 Except This Foreigner, An ON Scripture Feature. A reflection by Eric D. Barreto with a focus on Luke 17:11-19 (Oct 09, 2016) On Scripture Video.

October Liturgy Letter Sermon Resources

Downward Dog: Finding God in a Dog a focus on Philippians 2:1-13

Faithfulness and Fidelity in the Liturgy Letter Newsletter for 20th Sunday after Pentecost

Faithfulness and Fidelity in the Liturgy Letter Newsletter for 20th Sunday after Pentecost

Faithfulness and Fidelity

Those who trust God are called to acknowledge their dependence and live blamelessly (Psalm 8 and Psalm 26). Job is an example of faithfulness, even in the midst of suffering (Job 1:1, 2:1-10). In all things we must follow Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12). This includes honoring faithful relationships between men and women (Genesis 2:18-24 and Mark 10:2-14). Jesus calls his followers to receive the ways of God's kingdom like little children, in innocence and purity (Mark 10:14-16 and Psalm 8). 

International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the growing humanitarian crisis and the challenges that religious groups face as they seek to bring hope, peace, and reconciliation in this war-torn region. [Read more].

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Struggling in the valley of dry bones?

Listen and subscribe to Faith & Leadership's podcast, Can These Bones. The Rev. Laura Everett and the Rev. Bill Lamar talk to leaders inside and outside of the church, finding where others are discovering hope and seeing Christian institutions thrive. [Listen now}.

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

Here are some sermon resources and art work for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018 (Year B) from the Liturgy Letter:

Bob Smietana New Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service (RNS).

Bob Smietana New Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service (RNS).

Religion News Service (RNS), an independent, nonprofit source of global news on religion, spirituality, culture and ethics, has appointed Bob Smietana as its new editor-in-chief.

The Benefits of Awareness of Mortality

The Benefits of Awareness of Mortality

"In becoming forcibly and essentially aware of my own mortality, and of what I wished and wanted for in my life, however short it might be, priorities and omissions became strongly etched in a merciless light and what I most regretted were my silences. Of what had I ever been afraid?"

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Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists for 2018

Eight of the county’s most accomplished and philanthropic teens are in the running for a full-ride scholarship.The...

How to Help with A Religious Response to Global Warming

"The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming...

Sharing Deep Stories Despite Politics

“We all have deep stories, whatever our politics, but we’re not fully aware of them. They’re dreamlike and are told...

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