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GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should avoid taking wrong turn on road of faith and life

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should avoid taking wrong turn on road of faith and life

“Congress has never passed legislation with the specific purpose of reducing Americans’ religious freedom. It should not consider doing so now.”

August 27, 2014 1:25 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Israel defends its right to exist

GUEST COMMENTARY: Israel defends its right to exist

Many people are quick to judge Israel in its defense against Hamas in Gaza. Hamas' mission is not to achieve political gain but create an Islamic caliphate throughout the entire region. In their charter, it states clearly that their extremist stance is uncompromising with regard to Israel. I…

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Ecumenical movement stirs stagnant religious waters

Have you ever wondered what makes a body of water so repugnant? What causes it to transform from the deepest blue of the Caribbean Sea or the freshest streams of the Rocky Mountains to such murky bleakness?

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
CHARLES HAYNES: In a world of sectarian violence, what can be done?

CHARLES HAYNES: In a world of sectarian violence, what can be done?

Last week, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — the extremist movement now occupying large swaths of territory in the region — forced the last Christians out of the Iraqi city of Mosul.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

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July 05, 2014 12:00 am
Munster rabbi prepares to commemorate international Jewish icon

Munster rabbi prepares to commemorate international Jewish icon

MUNSTER | Hundreds of thousands of people from around the world are set to gather Tuesday in a New York City borough of Queens to honor the 20th anniversary of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson’s death.

June 28, 2014 9:41 pm Photos

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Black Oak Baptist Church marks 75th anniversary

Black Oak Baptist Church marks 75th anniversary

GARY | When Senior Pastor Bob Parnell began working at Black Oak Baptist Church in 1989, other men of the cloth told him if he wanted the church to succeed, he needed to move it out of Gary.

June 25, 2014 7:12 pm Photos

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YOUNG VOICES: Debate what's true, not who is right

YOUNG VOICES: Debate what's true, not who is right

“People have a right to their own beliefs.”

May 19, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: True conservatives know when to keep hands off

MARC CHASE: True conservatives know when to keep hands off

Sometimes failure creates the perfect opportunity to get back to one's roots — to discard the distractions of ill-advised ventures.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Look forward to the future, even in the wake of tragedy

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Look forward to the future, even in the wake of tragedy

On Wednesday of this past week, many Americans took time to remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. It was truly a heartbreaking day as more than 3,000 lives were taken, and their families continue to grieve their loss. Our prayers continue to go out to the Lord for comfort to all of t…

September 15, 2013 12:00 am
RailCats' Adam Klein elects to play on Yom Kippur

RailCats' Adam Klein elects to play on Yom Kippur

GARY | Adam Klein was 18 years old when L.A. Dodgers outfielder Shawn Green opted not to play on Sept. 26, 2001.

September 12, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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PHIL WIELAND: The religious right's fight is so wrong

It's encouraging to know our state government will spend tax dollars to defend our freedom of religion, as long as it is the "right" religion. Did I say encouraging? I meant scary.

August 09, 2013 12:00 am

Trinity Lutheran School holds registration starting Sunday

HOBART | School registration will be from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran School, 891 S. Linda St.

August 01, 2013 12:00 am

Local priest gets audience with 'pope of the people'

Like many people who meet Pope Francis I, a region priest says he was struck by the pontiff's humanity when the two met last month in Rome.

June 15, 2013 7:00 pm
Orthodox faithful celebrate Easter Sunday

Orthodox faithful celebrate Easter Sunday

VALPARAISO | Decorating the kouvouklion, or tomb of Christ, with colorful flowers on Friday morning is a Holy Week tradition for Connie Zaharias.

May 04, 2013 9:51 pm Photos

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Lake Station chamber to host prayer breakfast on Saturday

LAKE STATION | There will be a citywide prayer breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Edison High School, 3304 Parkside Ave.

March 31, 2013 12:00 am
Methodist Hospitals Recognized as Health Care Organization of the Month by Studer Group

Methodist Hospitals Recognized as Health Care Organization of the Month by Studer Group

Methodist Hospitals were recognized as Health Care Organization of the Month in January, 2013 by the Studer Group, for the hospitals' accomplishments and improvements in patient experience.

February 07, 2013 12:00 am

Trinity Lutheran School will present 'Technicolor Promise'

HOBART |  The musical "Technicolor Promise"  will be presented at 6 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran School, 891 S. Linda St.

January 27, 2013 12:05 am
Group takes anti-abortion message to Valparaiso

Group takes anti-abortion message to Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Some 60 people gathered on the north lawn of the Porter County Courthouse on Saturday to protest the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

January 19, 2013 11:01 pm Photos

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Church attorney: Important works overshadowed by pastor's sex scandal

HAMMOND | Many good works of the First Baptist Church of Hammond are being overlooked in the wake of a federal sex scandal involving its former head pastor, a church attorney said in a written release.

January 15, 2013 3:00 pm
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