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Polygamy lives on in Mormon temple sealings

While plural marriage has officially been banned by the LDS Church for more than a hundred years, the truth and lived reality for many modern Mormon women is actually far more complicated. Tracy McKay-Lamb is one of those women.

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – August 5, 2016

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1949 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on August 5, 2016 (check local listings). Noah’s Ark Park – Lucky Severson visits Noah’s Ark Park which opened in July in Northeastern Kentucky and talks to Park CEO Ken Ham and Park critics.  Ham claims it is the most authentic recreation of Noah’s Ark in the world, 510 feet long and seven stories from ground level to the bow. Critics object to tax breaks provided by the state and the statement of faith required of employees but Ham points to the number of jobs he’s created and the revenue the Park will bring to the area. Mother Teresa’s Legacy – On September 4th, Mother Teresa of Calcutta will become a Saint.

2016 Unity Walk Invites You to “Know Your Neighbor”

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC) will hold the 2016 Unity Walk. This year’s theme is “Know Your Neighbor.”

People of all faiths and cultures from around the Washington, DC region will walk down Embassy Row on Massachusetts Avenue and visit houses of worship and other religious centers in a public celebration of solidarity for everyone within our diverse community. Between 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., the breadth of our regions’ faith communities will be on view as houses of worship along Massachusetts Avenue open their doors and welcome walkers in an effort to promote greater interreligious understanding and education. Walkers will also participate in service projects throughout the afternoon. Each year, the event attracts over 1,000 people.

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Best Christian Workplaces Institute announces 2016 honorees

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. – 128 faith-based organizations and churches across the United States and around the globe have been named 2016 Certified Best Christian Workplaces by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI). The honor offers convincing, continued evidence that a healthy, flourishing workplace culture makes for effective organizations. “Certified” status represents the top 51 percent of 252 organizations whose employees completed the BCWI Employee Engagement Survey from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. The anonymous, online, 58-question survey provides an objective, quantifiable measure of workplace culture based on eight essential factors of health: fantastic teams, life-giving work, outstanding talent, uplifting growth, rewarding compensation, inspirational leadership, sustainable strategy and healthy communication.

Pope Francis announces the next location of World Youth Day!

 WYD PANAMA 2019!  Krakow, Poland (July 31st, 2016)

Pope Francis during the closing Vigil at Campus Misericordiae, the final mass and farewell of WYD Krakow 2016, announces the next location of World Youth Day 2019 will be in the Central American country of Panama. After months of speculation, it is official that all pilgrims from around the world will prepare for the next three years to meet in Panama to further their spiritual dedication to the Catholic faith. Pope Francis will leave Krakow the afternoon of July 31st and World Youth Day 2016 Krakow will pass the torch to the Archdiocese and official delegation of Panama.  For more information on World Youth Day 2019 Panama please visit:  

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