religion http://blog.wlrn.org en 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 2 By 2 and 2x4s: The Building Of Noah's Arks http://blog.wlrn.org/post/2-2-and-2x4s-building-noahs-arks There are just about 30 days — and 30 nights — left in South Florida's rainy season. That will not deter a monumental building task being attempted by a group of people near Miami.<strong></strong><p>The <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zTnGRabKsU#t=47" target="_blank">Hidden Ark project</a> was originally planned for a 5-acre spot just outside Hialeah, Fla., not far from the Everglades. In the spring, builders worked to create a one-tenth of a full-scale Noah's ark — imagine a 150-foot-long bathtub made of wood.<p>Carolina Peralta of Hidden Ark envisioned a theme park. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:42:06 +0000 Kenny Malone 21606 at http://blog.wlrn.org 2 By 2 and 2x4s: The Building Of Noah's Arks Pope's Visit: A Bumpy Test Run For Rio's World Cup, Olympics http://blog.wlrn.org/post/popes-visit-bumpy-test-run-rios-world-cup-olympics While the recent World Youth Day celebrations in Rio de Janeiro were a success for Pope Francis, they certainly weren't for the city government. Accusations of disorganization and transport failures have left residents wondering if Rio is really ready to host both the World Cup and the Olympics.<p>The TV images showed adoring Catholics <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/07/28/206316615/millions-gather-on-rio-beach-to-hear-pope-deliver-sunday-mass">swarming Rio's famous Copacabana Beach</a> to pray with the pontiff. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:05:46 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 18318 at http://blog.wlrn.org Pope's Visit: A Bumpy Test Run For Rio's World Cup, Olympics Abortion Drives Bigger Wedge Between Red And Blue States http://blog.wlrn.org/post/abortion-drives-bigger-wedge-between-red-and-blue-states Regional disparities over the abortion issue have grown during the past two decades, leading to an ever widening gulf between the nation's most conservative and most liberal regions.<p>A new <a href="http://www.people-press.org/2013/07/29/widening-regional-divide-over-abortion-laws/">Pew Research Center survey</a> reports that an eight-state region — Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma — has grown significantly more conservative when it comes to abortion, with opposition to legal abortion increasing by 12 percentage points since 1995-96. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:45:37 +0000 Frank James 18223 at http://blog.wlrn.org Abortion Drives Bigger Wedge Between Red And Blue States In First Public Mass In Brazil, Pope Francis Urges Humility, Charity http://blog.wlrn.org/post/first-public-mass-brazil-pope-francis-urges-humility-charity <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7QECA1DUMc</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:52:26 +0000 17960 at http://blog.wlrn.org In First Public Mass In Brazil, Pope Francis Urges Humility, Charity Jain: Couple Teaches South Florida About One Of The Oldest Religions http://blog.wlrn.org/post/jain-couple-teaches-south-florida-about-one-oldest-religions <p>South Florida’s small, tight-knit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/jainism/" target="_blank">Jain</a>&nbsp;community built a temple in 2009 to practice one of the world's oldest religions. In this holy space where a marble likeness of the Swami Mahavir smiles benevolently, families gather to teach their children about a faith that practices&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">spiritual independence and</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;non-violence towards all beings.</span></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:45:58 +0000 JoAnn Adkins 16417 at http://blog.wlrn.org Jain: Couple Teaches South Florida About One Of The Oldest Religions The Struggle Between The Haves And Have-nots http://blog.wlrn.org/post/struggle-between-haves-and-have-nots <p>07/10/13 &nbsp;- Wednesday's&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a> is with Stanford University cultural psychologists <strong><a href="http://www.cultureclashes.org/">Hazel Rose Markus and Alana Conner.</a></strong>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">They’ve co-authored </span><a href="http://amzn.to/1diNak7"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>CLASH:&nbsp; 8 Cultural Conflicts That Make Us Who We Are</em></strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They say there’s a clash between independe Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 17159 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Struggle Between The Haves And Have-nots