Battle Over Bibles: Q&A With Arizona School Board Mom Canceled Over Scripture Verse

  School board seats across the United States were arguably some of the most heated races of the 2022 midterm elections. For years, school board campaigns remained non-partisan. However, with education issues taking center stage regarding such contentious issues as transgenderism, school boards have emerged as new political and cultural battlegrounds between the political left […]

5 Facebook Groups To Join During Orthodox Awareness Month

  October is Orthodox Awareness Month. Orthodox Christian Fellowship, a leading Eastern Orthodox student organization, dedicated the month to raise awareness of OCF in the Orthodox community and among non-Orthodox students on college campuses nationwide. OCF is holding virtual events, in-person gatherings and prayer services on college campuses across the country. OCF encourages Orthodox Christians […]

5 Documentaries About Orthodox Christianity To Watch This Month

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  (REVIEW) Watching documentary films is never easy. Oftentimes, documentaries can be both intellectually challenging and culturally enriching — especially if they are about the church and faith.  Over the last couple of decades, documentaries with religious themes usually explore controversial topics and paint a dark picture of an organized religion. Orthodox Christian documentaries have […]

5 Orthodox Christian Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

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(REVIEW) Since its appearance in the mid-2000s, the podcast format has been one of the fastest growing media forms. According to Forbes, at the beginning of this year, there were 5 million podcasts with 70 million episodes available. As of today, that number is likely higher. Various news and entertainment outlets, religious organizations and churches […]

Mississippi And Illinois Rank Highest In Nation’s Religious Liberty, New Study Shows 

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WASHINGTON— The majority of Americans live with less than half of the legal protections of religious freedom available in other states, according to new research by the conservative think tank Center for Religion, Culture and Democracy. CRCD launched the Religious Liberty in the States Index on Sept. 14, which rates religious freedom in all 50 […]

From Alaska To Fiji — The Story Of One Family’s Spiritual Journey

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EAGLE RIVER, Alaska — Michael and Meghan Jones were seeing their construction business flourish in this rural suburb outside of Anchorage when they got a wild notion: Move to Fiji.  The motivation for this family with four young children to uproot and migrate from colder to warmer climate wasn’t the island lifestyle. Rather, it was […]

A Seminary That Serves As Kodiak Island’s Arctic Willow

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The Arctic Willow by Varlaam Shalamow  The willow flowers, packed in snow, The willow must hurry, To live like a bird, like a man If it really wishes to live.  KODIAK ISLAND, Alaska — Kassiana Sonday wakes at 5 a.m. most days to rush to the early chapel and help prepare for morning prayer at […]

The Beatles, Bees And Orthodoxy Animated In One Man’s Life

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The story of Joseph Dunham – A hippie in the Alaskan Wilderness EAGLE RIVER, Alaska – Shortly after I arrived at this picturesque Orthodox community 15 miles north of Anchorage, residents rushed to ask if I’d met and talked to a guy named Joe Dunham.  Several young Orthodox converts who live at the St. James […]

Why Pope Francis Could Make His First Papal Visit To Serbia

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BELGRADE, Serbia — In late November 2021, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the secretary of the Holy See for relations with states, visited Serbia. During his visit, he met with the country’s president and prime minister as well as recently-elected Patriarch Porfirije of the Serbian Orthodox Church. After meeting with the Serbian press, Gallagher said, “Pope […]

A Truly Catholic Law School in the Heart of Florida

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At Ave Maria School of Law, Catholic Legal Education is Alive and Well The relocation of Ave Maria School of Law to southwest Florida in the summer of 2009 marked a new era in the state’s position in legal education. Since then, Ave Maria Law has been an “unabashedly Catholic” institution of higher learning. Despite […]