Author Archives: D Andrew Kille

Do your actions belie your faith?

A study released by the Public Religion Research Institute in Washington this week suggests that Americans bring very different standards to how they evaluate religious violence. People were asked “when people claim to be ______ and commit acts of violence … Continue reading

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Religion in San Antonio

I find myself this week in San Antonio, Texas, at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion. Some 5,000 or so scholars of religion meet every year for sessions on hundreds of … Continue reading

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UCC celebrates Muslim Community

From the United Church of Christ newsletter: UCC Clergy support California’s ‘Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month’ August 08, 2016 Written by Connie Larkman United Church of Christ congregations and clergy in California are celebrating the Golden State’s bold show of … Continue reading

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Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

On Monday, the California State Assembly voted to approve House Resolution 59, officially declaring the month of August as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.” The resolution, introduced by Assemblymember Bill Quirk of Hayward, … respectfully acknowledges the rich history and … Continue reading

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Pluralism Sundays

For the past four years, the First Lutheran Church of San Francisco  has celebrated “Pluralism Summer,” a time to hear from leaders and followers of religious traditions beyond the Christian Circle. This year’s theme is “How Does Your Religious /Spiritual … Continue reading

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Turkey and the Gülen Movement

News reports from Turkey have noted that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly blamed the Hizmet (“Service”) movement and its exiled leader Fethullah Gülen for being a “shadow” subversive organization, and the instigators of the recent attempted coup. Erdogan has … Continue reading

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Farewell Examiner.com

Interesting synchronicity at work: as I mentioned in a recent post, I decided to return to the News & Notes blog after an extended and frustrating time with Examiner.com. The reasons for changing were piling up: every time I tried … Continue reading

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