Tag Archives: Faith-Based Organizations

Chef oversees free-meal restaurant

Erin Streicher works in a never-ending episode of “Iron Chef,” never quite knowing what the surprise ingredient may be.

Streicher is the chef at Women and Children’s Free Restaurant, in charge of preparing as many as 300 meals – all from donated food items – on any ordinary workday.

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Labor Day Retreat: Developing Meditative Concentration

A motionless figure seated cross-legged, eyes lowered, and radiating peace: this is, perhaps, the most universal image of Buddhist meditation. It may look simple, but that concentrated state comes from skilled instruction and lots of practice. Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in the Tibetan tradition, will offer training and practice during its Labor Day retreat

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Assemblies of God defies denominational decline

ORLANDO, Fla. (RNS) The Assemblies of God, a denomination rooted in rural and small town America, appears to have leaped into the 21st century with dramatic results.

At its General Council meeting this week (Aug. 5-9), the denomination touted its formula for defying the seemingly irreversible decline of other religious groups: contemporary music, arts and high-tech quality communication, outreach to young people, immigrants and ethnic minorities.

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