Faith

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New Mt. Olive Baptist Church has been in the middle of the Historic Sistrunk neighborhood, in Fort Lauderdale, for 100 years.

It's been there for so long that black people were welcomed there almost before anywhere else in Broward County.

With 11,000 members, it's also a political hotspot for the city, and candidates from different races often come there to try and woo voters.

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Students at Florida International University gathered to light white candles in honor of the lives lost in Pittsburgh after a gunman murdered 11 worshipers gathered in a synagogue for Shabbat services. As each flame was sparked, the names and stories of the fallen were read. 

Hillel FIU is a student-organization which aims to unite students and faculty through Jewish culture and education. Director Jon Warech invited the community of all faiths to stand together in moments of tragedy. 

Science and Christianity often seem at odds in the public imagination. But some churches have made part of their mission to lessen that tension by bringing science into Bible study.

The church marking the traditional site of Jesus' birth is getting an estimated $19 million makeover.

A layer of grime collected over the centuries has now been cleaned off, revealing dazzling mosaics from the 12th century.

Lisann Ramos

Florida International University hosted a panel discussion between leaders of different faiths Wednesday evening. The theme of this interfaith dialogue was “Love and Compassion is Our True Nature.”

Representatives from six different religions each spoke about compassion and how it relates to their practices.

The panel was put together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Paramahamsa Hariharananda’s journey to the West. He was born in India, studied all religions and worked and lived in Miami before passing away in 2002.

God vs. Atheism

Feb 18, 2013
http://www.jandersonthomson.com/

02/18/13- Monday’s Topical Currents features two leading figures in the God-versus-atheism debate.  We’ll speak with University of Virginia psychiatrist Dr. J. Anderson Thomson, author of WHY WE BELIEVE IN GOD(S):  A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith.  Also with us is prominent atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, author of THE SELFISH GENE.