religion http://blog.wlrn.org en As Ramadan Comes To A Close, Local Muslims Come Together To Break Fast http://blog.wlrn.org/post/ramadan-comes-close-local-muslims-come-together-break-fast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is coming to a close. During Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day -- no food or drink.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They break the fast with a meal after sundown called </span>iftar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. <em><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/unique-eats-ramadan-edition">(See our Unique Eats: Ramadan Edition.)</a></em></span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:26:00 +0000 Carla Javier & Jephie Bernard & Selima Hussain & Constanza Gallardo 36101 at http://blog.wlrn.org As Ramadan Comes To A Close, Local Muslims Come Together To Break Fast Sholom & Mohamed: Brothers In Spite Of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sholom-mohamed-brothers-spite-israeli-palestinian-conflict <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mohamed </span>Ghumrawi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Sholom<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Neistein<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have been friends for six years.</span></p><p>Sholom is Jewish. Mohamed is Muslim and of Palestinian descent.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:04:21 +0000 Selima Hussain 36106 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sholom & Mohamed: Brothers In Spite Of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Why So Many Latinos Are Leaving Catholicism – And Religion Altogether http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-so-many-latinos-are-leaving-catholicism-and-religion-altogether <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To </span>gauge<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> how dramatically things have changed in the Latino community, look no farther than the gold chain around Marisol Medina’s neck.</span></p><p>The necklace, which Medina’s devoutly Roman Catholic mother gave her, once held a cross – which has been replaced by a globe.</p><p>“It represents my shift from religion,” says Medina, “to the world, which I now believe in more than the cross or religion.”</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 05:06:09 +0000 Tim Padgett 33008 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why So Many Latinos Are Leaving Catholicism – And Religion Altogether South Florida Hosts Interfaith Discussion On Compassion http://blog.wlrn.org/post/south-florida-hosts-interfaith-discussion-compassion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida International University hosted a panel discussion between leaders of different faiths Wednesday evening.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The theme of this interfaith </span>dialogue<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was “Love and Compassion is Our True Nature.”</span></p><p>Representatives from six different religions each spoke about compassion and how it relates to their practices.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:20:56 +0000 Lisann Ramos 32792 at http://blog.wlrn.org South Florida Hosts Interfaith Discussion On Compassion Festivus Man Wants To Bring Satanic Prayer To Deerfield Beach http://blog.wlrn.org/post/festivus-man-wants-bring-satanic-prayer-deerfield-beach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chaz Stevens is a South Florida activist who passionately disagrees with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. In a five-to-four split, the high court ruled that opening a town board meeting with prayer was constitutional.</span></p><p>So to poke fun at the decision, Stevens has asked Deerfield Beach to allow him to read a Satanic prayer to open a commission meeting.<br /><br />The prayer goes like this:</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 23:49:13 +0000 Wilson Sayre 32429 at http://blog.wlrn.org Festivus Man Wants To Bring Satanic Prayer To Deerfield Beach A History Of The World At The Time Of Jesus http://blog.wlrn.org/post/history-world-time-jesus <p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper & Paul Leary 31537 at http://blog.wlrn.org A History Of The World At The Time Of Jesus Take A Photo Tour Of South Florida's First Mormon Temple http://blog.wlrn.org/post/take-photo-tour-south-floridas-first-mormon-temple <div id="full_story" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 0px 4px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 18.001798629760742px;"><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Wednesday allowed media to tour the church's new temple in Broward County. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:40:52 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 29836 at http://blog.wlrn.org Take A Photo Tour Of South Florida's First Mormon Temple More Mormons? Time For A Temple http://blog.wlrn.org/post/more-mormons-time-temple <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first Mormon temple in South Florida is scheduled to open this spring in Davie to serve the region’s growing Mormon population.</span></p><p>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ membership in South Florida has almost doubled in the last six years, to around 25,000, according to church officials.</p><p>All those Mormons have had to go to Orlando or farther to hold important religious ceremonies, like marriage, performed in a temple.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 22:58:53 +0000 Arianna Prothero 26714 at http://blog.wlrn.org More Mormons? Time For A Temple A Religion of One’s Own http://blog.wlrn.org/post/religion-one-s-own <p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 26389 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Religion of One’s Own Group Unveils Satan Statue Design For Oklahoma http://blog.wlrn.org/post/group-unveils-satan-statue-design-oklahoma <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A satanic group unveiled designs Monday for a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan it wants to put at the Oklahoma state Capitol, where a Ten Commandments monument was placed in 2012.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:56:22 +0000 Sean Murphy -- Associated Press 26168 at http://blog.wlrn.org Group Unveils Satan Statue Design For Oklahoma Christians, Atheists Say 'Keep Capitol A Free-Speech Zone' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/christians-atheists-say-keep-capitol-free-speech-zone <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Christians and atheists may have found a little common patch of ground, the rotunda of the Florida Capitol as a space to express themselves.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The threat of a lawsuit is hovering over the state's rejection Tue, 07 Jan 2014 03:46:40 +0000 Jim Turner - News Service of Florida 26113 at http://blog.wlrn.org Christians, Atheists Say 'Keep Capitol A Free-Speech Zone' MIAMI HERALD: Miami Beach Church Seeks Financial Salvation http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-herald-miami-beach-church-seeks-financial-salvation <p>In dire financial straits, the church that has stood on the corner of Lincoln Road and Drexel Avenue for almost a century is considering leasing out a chunk of its historic property for $100 million.<br /><br />Early plans call for Tristar Capital to build a multistory building on the Miami Beach Community Church’s small courtyard fronting the Lincoln Road Mall.<br /><br />As a historic property in a historic district, it could be difficult to get city approval for development on the site. As a congregational church, its members also have to approve the deal.<br /> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:48:31 +0000 Christina Veiga 25327 at http://blog.wlrn.org MIAMI HERALD: Miami Beach Church Seeks Financial Salvation Anti-Church And State Group Adds Seasonal Banner To Capitol http://blog.wlrn.org/post/anti-church-and-state-group-adds-seasonal-banner-capitol <p>The Madison, Wis., group Freedom From Religion Foundation has brought in a seasonal display for the first-floor rotunda of the Florida Capitol, days after the Florida Prayer Network put up a privately funded nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus Christ.</p><p>The foundation, a non-profit that advocates for non-theists and promotes the separation of church and state, proclaimed its "Bill of Rights nativity" banner as a counter to the nativity scene.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:29:13 +0000 News Service of Florida 24764 at http://blog.wlrn.org Anti-Church And State Group Adds Seasonal Banner To Capitol Cuban Shrine In Miami Celebrates 40th Anniversary http://blog.wlrn.org/post/cuban-shrine-miami-celebrates-40th-anniversary <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-fareast; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">This past weekend The Shrine of Our Lady of Charity, or La Ermita de la Caridad, celebrated its 40th anniversary&nbsp;since it&nbsp;opened in Miami with funds fro Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:08:08 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 24463 at http://blog.wlrn.org Cuban Shrine In Miami Celebrates 40th Anniversary Why So Many Latinos Are Becoming Muslims http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-so-many-latinos-are-becoming-muslims <p>Most Latinos know the country is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month right now. What far fewer Latinos know is that next week marks&nbsp;Eid&nbsp;al-Adha, one of Islam’s most sacred holidays.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Tim Padgett 21838 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why So Many Latinos Are Becoming Muslims