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Tag Archives: Doctrine & Practice

Eating encourages effective interfaith interactions

On Sunday afternoon, I joined my mom, my sister and my sister's husband at the first (hopefully annual - or even more frequent?) Faith Feast: An Intercultural Progressive Dinner, put on by Spokane Faith and Values, a non-profit dedicated to increasing interfaith communication and understanding.
I've been interested in interfaith work for years, an interest that was piqued, though not initiated, by Project Conversion

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What’s so “super” about the Super Mitzvah (or Golden Rule)?

Although the Mitzvah (commandment) “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18) that appears in the scriptural portion that was read in all synagogues worldwide this last Saturday (April 20) is but one among 613 religious obligations that are noted in the Torah, it has been dubbed “The Golden Rule” or the “Super Mitzvah.”

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Raising the human consciousness

Our teaching which is based on “The Science of Mind” written by Ernest Holmes in 1926 and edited in 1938 is about the empowerment of the individual and, therefore, the evolution of the human spirit or consciousness.

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A continuous evolution

In the world of “Pokemon,” a popular video game by Nintendo, a Charmander evolves into a Charmeleon. In the next stage of its evolution the Charmeleon will one day evolve into a Charizard.

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A Catholic commentary on the writing of the Torah: Part I

The first five books of the Hebrew Bible are often known as “Torah,” which means “The Law.” This title indicates the shared Jewish and Christian tradition that Genesis through Deuteronomy represents a cohesive divine revelation to ancient Israel in the Sinai desert following the Exodus event and giving of the covenant. Most Bible scholars agree that the Torah resembles legal codes and treaties found among neighboring ancient Near Eastern cultures and have documented correlations between Torah and legal codes of the Babylonian, Assyrian and Hittite Empires.

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