City councilors take turns inviting a local clergy member to start regular council sessions with a prayer. Over the years, the council has been led in prayer by priests, ministers, rabbis and imams. Today, Councilor Charles Yancey invited a member of a local Hindu congregation to lead the council - for the the first time that Yancey said he could remember in his 31 years... Read more
All Lives Matter
BY Deb CH 2014
You may think I deserved to die
My family still will mourn, grieve, and cry
Do they have the right
Or just pretend I did not exist
Innocent victims in harms way
Never to live another day
Such a damn shame we say
Police running to save a life
Soldiers facing war and strife... Read more
Cardinal SeÃ¡n Oâ€™Malley, Metropolitan Methodios, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston, and the Reverend Laura E. Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, last night issued a statement on the murder of five people at a Jerusalem synagogue, which included a rabbi from the Boston area:
The senseless killing of people in any place must always be denounced, but that these brutal... Read more
Michael Ford, 66, of Cambridge could get five years in federal prison when sentenced on an identity-theft charge related to the 2008 theft and sale of a 17th-century diary from Old South Church.
In a guilty plea on Monday, Ford acknowledged that he used somebody else's driver's license to cash a $750 check from a Harvard Square bookstore for James Hull's diary, the US Attorney's... Read more
God Sees Red
Look at my people, my created
Killing, angry, murder at the drop of a pin
Some don't realize the trouble they're in
Jealousy, revenge, hate
Hastening the death rate
I look at my children
I see red
Their blood - red
My anger - red
My Son's Blood - red
Shed for their sins
My... Read more
Especially, you know, that one.
Ed. note: A couple years ago, the kidlet's World History class covered Islam (also Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity). Those outraged Revere parents, or at least the one quoted by WHDH, can take solace in knowing she did not start wearing a niqab or quoting the Koran at inopportune times.... Read more
Jared spotted these stickers in Mattapan today.
JB Parrett photographed a homeless man on the steps of Arlington Street Church yesterday.
The Boston Business Journal reports the church, caught between the sale of its Back Bay headquarters and the continued decay of its planned headquarters in the South End, is setting up temporary digs in Quincy Center.
You can find her sometimes in the lobby of the Forest Hills Orange Line station. Like the Jehovah's Witnesses, she just stands there, but instead of having a copy of the Watchtower in an outreached hand, she just holds... Read more
[D]escribes the "Great Controversy theme" between Jesus and Satan, as played out... Read more
The minister and eternal political candidate is at it again, distributing fliers that accuse the backers of the Sept. 28 Open Streets - in which Blue Hill Avenue between Warren and Dudley streets will be shut to traffic for an afternoon festival - of being godless Commies who have managed to dupe certain other "Judas ministers" he won't name in working to sap the... Read more
"As a comms person myself, I can really appreciate a good PR campaign, and the best Iâ€™ve seen in a long time is the new effort by U.S. right-wing evangelicals to completely whitewash their own history of involvement with Ugandaâ€™s Anti-Homosexuality law."
MassLive reports on plans to move the tiny Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel from Northern Avenue to space next to the Children's Museum, to make way for Yet Another Mega-Development.
The Unitarian Universalist Association, based in Boston, today unveiled a new logo, as part of an overall branding strategy (yes, of course churches these days have branding strategies):
Our new logo, for many, will be the first introduction to who we are. Itâ€™s meant to entice a person to learn more. And itâ€™s doing just that. Our random testing groups of UUs and non-UUs... Read more