Religious Notes January 12, 2022

The Reverend Bristol Reading began serving as the new pastor of Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 1807 Field Ave., on January 3. Reading was ordained on December 4 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. She studied theology at Loyola University…

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Religious institutions object to city’s effort to restrict their use of property

A proposed package of zoning regulations regarding the accessory uses of churches, synagogues and other religious institutions ran into vociferous opposition at a public hearing before the Saint Paul Planning Commission on October 29. More than 50 people turned out…

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New rules on auxiliary uses for religious institutions reviewed

Day care centers, preschools, adult education classes and a variety of nonprofit groups lease space from churches, synagogues and other faith-based institutions in Saint Paul. How those uses are regulated in the future is the focus of proposed rules that…

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Biblical scholar Penchansky pens new book on the Qur’an

Dr. David Penchansky’s new book may seem like something of a departure for a scholar of the Hebrew Bible and Christian Old Testament. Titled Solomon and the Ant: The Qur’an in Conversation with the Bible, the book is a fascinating…

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New parish of the Old Catholic Church established in St. Paul

Women priests shepherd 'inclusive' Holy Presence. The Reverends Colleen Woodley and Joan Flood described the membership of the Old Catholic Church in Saint Paul as small but mighty. The two women priests started the new parish last October and, after…

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Religious Notes December 9, 2020

“Be the Light,” a virtual Hanukkah event that celebrates the Jewish concept of tikkun olam (repairing the world), will be offered on Thursday, December 10, by the Jewish Community Center. The program will begin at 4:15 p.m. with a candle…

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Religious Notes May 13, 2020

Or Emet will host an online program titled “Surviving Trauma: Freud, Anti-Semitism and the Spanish Flu Pandemic ” from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17. The program will be presented by Or Emet congregation member Ellen Chazdon, a longtime practicing…

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