The survey of 38,000 Muslims in 39 countries finds most believe their faith should shape not only their personal lives but society and politics as well.
The prayer vigil, scheduled for seven o’clock, comes as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments on two cases.
“The last two Popes were elected at 78 and 76 [years old],” Allen said. “Dolan is only 63 which means this might not be his last bite at the apple.”
Institutions such as hospitals, clinics and medical or nursing schools could refuse to perform procedures.
Pastoral leaders representing more than 1,700 faith communities – parishes, churches, congregations and mosques – have signed onto the letter.
The lawmaker is State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago), who came out of the blue with it when he was speaking with a group of ministers.
The Reverend Jerry Bennett of the Illinois South Conference of the United Church of Christ in Highland says he supports the measure because Jesus loved all people.
“If we’re telling our kids God is this kind of Santa Claus figure out there who knows if you’re naughty or nice…how accurate is that of a description of God?” he said.
No one can equate to God. And, it’s about time someone stood up to Jamie Foxx and his ilk to teach them that – or at least try to teach them that.
The newly elected 113th Congress includes the first Buddhist to serve in the Senate and the first Hindu to serve in either chamber.
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