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Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, And New World Identities Symposium

on April 3, 2017 - 9:23pm
 
UNITARIUM CHURCH News:
 
The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos is pleased to present “Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition & New World Identities,” a special lecture-recital on Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) Romanceros, Coplas, & Kantigas, at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 8. 
 
This program was previously presented at the New Mexico History Museum’s Fractured Faiths Symposium, as part of their six-month special exhibit in the fall of 2016.
 
The event features Los Alamos soprano Christina Martos and pianist Debra Ayers performing works by Ofer Ben-Amots, an Israeli-American composer

Second Saturday Sales At Shop On The Corner

on April 2, 2017 - 5:06pm
The Shop on the Corner. Courtesy photo
 
TOTH News:
 
The Shop on the Corner Thrift Store at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will begin having Saturday sales on the second Saturday of each month.
 
The hours will be the same as the Wednesday hours: 8:30 a.m. to noon. The first “Second Saturday Sales” is April 8. The intent is to attract more customers from the local community who might not be able to take advantage of the Wednesday sales.
 
The Shop is in a new space at the Church, where the former Teen Center used to be on the corner of Canyon Road and Diamond Drive.
 

Fr. Glenn: To Judge Or Not To Judge ... That Is The Question

on April 2, 2017 - 6:12am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos
 
As I re-read my column from last week, it sounded a bit pompous. Sorry about that; judgment weakens when you procrastinate and then frantically try to meet a deadline.

Speaking of “judgment”, isn’t that one of our favorite pastimes—to make snap judgments of people … whether it be because of their clothing, their demeanor, their opinions or whatever, thus setting ourselves up as the supreme authority of what is acceptable? We disdain those of lower socio-economic status.

Pastor Granillo: Seeing Light

on April 2, 2017 - 6:05am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock

Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” John 9:39 (NIV)

Eigengrau is the color that the human brain “sees” when we are in complete darkness. Apparently, it’s a shade of gray instead of black, as I would have expected. Even though no light actually exists, the brain still tells us that we “see” some light.

In a similar manner, cognitive scientists have shown that, in the absence of light, many people actually believe that they can still see their

Marriage Announcement: Chandra Kluk & Jon McDonald

on April 1, 2017 - 7:10am

Chandra Anne Kluk and Jon Peter McDonald wed Aug. 13, 2016 at IHM Church. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Chandra Anne Kluk and Jon Peter McDonald were married Aug. 13, 2016, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Los Alamos. Rev. Glenn Jones of IHM presided over the double-ring ceremony with Deacons John Sutton and John Heal assisting. Brandon Kluk, brother of the bride, and Diana McDonald, sister of the groom, sang “Set me as a Seal” during the lighting of the Unity Candle. 

A reception followed at Cottonwoods on the Green, which included a dinner catered by Pawel and Dorota Listwan,

Open Book: And God Said...

on March 31, 2017 - 9:56am

By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
Los Alamos

 
The Humanities class at our high school includes a unit about world religions, and it’s been fun to participate as one of the invited speakers who speak about their religious tradition.

Each year, the students are very polite and inquisitive about my lecture on Judaism, and I am totally exhausted by the end of the day. I have no idea how a teacher can do this, five days a week, month after month.

I try to start my lecture with two apologies: Judaism accommodates a spectrum of observance and philosophies so I can’t help but color the presentation by my own

Bill Safeguards Faith-Based Community Centers

on March 31, 2017 - 7:14am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Brian Mast (R-FL), Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and John Katko (R-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation today to increase penalties for making bomb threats, and provide $20 million in additional funding to the Department of Homeland Security to safeguard faith-based community centers.

The bill, which already has the support of 28 other members, would provide $20 million in additional funding to the Department of Homeland Security under the existing State

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