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August 20, 2013
Arthur Hirsch 's report ("Christian conversion effort raises ire among Jews," Aug. 19) is a timely reminder to us to celebrate the coming High Holidays with our deep commitment to our faith and our loyalty to our heritage. Molly Koch
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By Jonah Goldberg | October 6, 2014
Barack Obama had a choice between liberalism and the Democratic Party. He chose the latter and it cost him dearly. Liberalism, as an ideology, insists that government can do good and great things for the people and the world, if the people running the government are smart liberals.The Democratic Party says the exact same thing. But liberalism is an ideal, while the Democratic Party is that ideal's representative here in the real world, and in the real world political parties disappoint.
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NEWS
December 14, 2011
Cities are like gardens; we cannot command their growth ("The mayor's mission," Dec. 11). Families, like plants, need good soil in which to put down roots and flourish. The "good soil" of Baltimore has always been its churches and synagogues. These provided the moral and spiritual center around which families lived, neighborhoods grew and developed. Everything else - school improvement, crime reduction, entrepreneur investment, job creation, sanitation, family structure and functioning - depends on this moral and spiritual ground which, by the way, is not primarily the job of government.
SPORTS
Peter Schmuck and The Schmuck Stops Here | September 27, 2014
If there were such an academic discipline, Orioles manager Buck Showalter would have a Ph.D. in Roster Science. He has spent the past three years manipulating personnel at the major and minor league levels so deftly that the Orioles have averaged more than 90 victories and been in playoff contention for all but a couple of weeks last September, despite never being accused of having the best talent in the American League East. Clearly, he knows what he's doing, which should be comforting to Orioles fans who are waiting to see how he and executive vice president Dan Duquette configure the 25-man roster for the upcoming AL Division Series.
NEWS
June 18, 2013
In Sunday's opinion piece, Archbishop William E. Lori opines that he can't understand why as people become more educated, they turn away from religion ("Religious freedom under threat at home," June 16). But the answer is right there in his article, if only he took the time to read what he was writing. But I'll give him a hint. Mr. Lori used the word "faith" over and over, yet he doesn't seem to understand what the word means. Maybe a trip to the dictionary would help. Mine says faith is, "a strong belief ... based in spiritual apprehension rather than proof.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | June 1, 2014
In a prison in Khartoum, a dusty city on the banks of the ancient Nile in the African nation of Sudan, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim waits. She is not alone in her confinement. Her son is with her. He is 20 months old. Her daughter is there, too. She was born in that prison one week ago. Together with their 27-year old mother, they wait. Wait for her deliverance, wait for her execution by hanging. There is no middle ground. Ms. Ibrahim stands convicted of apostasy; she renounced Islam and became a Christian.
NEWS
May 4, 2011
Osama bin Laden was killed by an elite group of Navy SEALs and, like many people, my first reaction was "wow. " After that, however, things got a bit more complicated as I struggled with my human and patriotic feelings in the context of my faith. Politically and strategically, the United States achieved an important symbolic victory in the death of bin Laden. I remember well the night of Sept. 11, 2001, when our congregation put aside a previously scheduled event to pray for those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks.
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By Nina Beth Cardin | September 4, 2012
Once, years ago, while explaining the art of spiritual healing, a wise woman taught: "You can't speak of the spirit to someone lying in a wet bed. " Before invoking the awesome, the ethereal, the Ultimate, we have to change the sheets. The same holds true on a global scale. How can we speak about things of the spirit, about caring for each other, about peace and kindness and justice and mercy, when the world we are mucking around in is a mess? Healthy bodies and healthy cultures do not thrive in sick environments.
NEWS
June 2, 2014
An American cardiologist, Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar, was recently murdered in Pakistan for his faith ( "American doctor shot dead in Pakistan in suspected sectarian attack," May 27). He was an Ahmadi Muslim traveling back to his country of origin to volunteer his services at the Tahir Heart Institute in Rabwah, Pakistan, as many Ahmadi doctors do. A few days into his visit he was visiting the graves of other Ahmadis, including his father, when he was gunned down in front of his family by unknown assailants.
NEWS
March 4, 2013
"This is a team of faith," said Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin following his team's miraculous win over the Denver Broncos in the playoffs this year. Head Coach John Harbaugh likewise has asserted the same. As a follower of Jesus, I think the team's boldness is inspiring, and I appreciate how the coaches and players give glory to God. A month removed from Super Bowl Sunday, it still feels good to be on the side of humility and faith. Kevin Kane, Bel Air
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2014
Two years ago, when the Orioles unleashed the region's pent-up baseball passion with their first playoff run in years, they did it by walking baseball's version of a tightrope. They played a lot of nail-biters - winning 29 games by just one run. They snatched 16 of 18 in extra innings. They didn't nab a wild-card playoff spot until the last week of the season. This year has been a steadier march. These O's have seen no major streaks, good or bad, but they've won six or so games out of every 10, climbing to the top of the American League East, where they've been since early July.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2014
As people of different faiths gathered Sunday at the Baltimore Basilica for a prayer service for peace in Iraq, Archbishop William E. Lori implored the crowd to keep praying after news of the crisis no longer dominates headlines. "This suffering has deep, deep roots, and it will require our faithful attention for a long time to come," the Baltimore archbishop said during the one-hour ecumenical and interreligious service that included religious leaders from Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths.
NEWS
By William E. Lori | August 17, 2014
Sectarian violence in Iraq has worsened dramatically in recent days, especially for Christians in the war-torn nation, prompting Pope Francis to appoint an envoy to meet with religious and government leaders in Iraq as well as with those Christians who have been forced from their homes in fear. "The news reports coming from Iraq leave us in dismay and disbelief: thousands of people, including many Christians, driven from their homes in brutal manner; children dying of thirst and hunger in their flight; women taken and carried off; violence of every kind; destruction of historical, cultural and religious patrimonies," the pope said.
NEWS
Editorial from The Aegis | July 31, 2014
With very little notice being taken in Harford County, one of the most widely-observed holidays on earth was celebrated this week: Eid ul-Fitr. The movable feast was observed on Tuesday as people of the Islamic faith celebrated the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan, whose beginning and end each year also are variable. During Ramadan, Muslims fast during the daylight hours, perform works of service and generally renew their faith. For most people in Harford County, the observance of Ramadan and its traditions have been rather mysterious.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Maryland religious leaders issued a call for families to offer foster care to immigrant children from Central America as part of an effort to see that unaccompanied minors find shelter in homes rather than in barracks. Faith leaders who met with Gov. Martin O'Malley at the State House on Monday said as many as 2,000 children are expected to join more than 2,200 who have already found homes in Maryland, often with relatives, since the beginning of the year. Maryland has already taken in more of the immigrant children than all but a handful of large states.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley and a group of faith leaders agreed Monday that thousands of immigrant children who have poured into the United States should be housed in foster homes and other small settings, not large centers as the federal government has proposed. The governor invited about 50 religious leaders and others to meet at the State House in response to the crisis that has developed along the nation's southern border as tens of thousands of unaccompanied children - many fleeing violence in Central America - have entered the country seeking refuge.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2012
Just what is this little cub up to? Good thing its mama is there to catch him or her. The spectacled bear, just four months old, was playing at the zoo in Cali. (Tremarctos ornatus), born in captivity four months ago, is seen with its mother at the zoo in Cali Zoo in Colombia.
NEWS
September 26, 2013
Evidently the writer of the recent letter heralding a conversation between top diplomats ( "Talks with Iran a promising development," Sept. 25) has been taken in by the softened diplomatic rhetoric of President Hasan Rowhani of Iran, which has contrasted sharply with that of his predecessor. However, despite the more moderate tone of President Rowhani's speech at the United Nations, a careful examination of its contents shows that the Iranian agenda remains the same, namely attaining nuclear bomb and long-range missile capability as soon as possible and characterizing the U.S. and our allies as the perpetrators of terror while Iran is the innocent party.
NEWS
June 2, 2014
An American cardiologist, Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar, was recently murdered in Pakistan for his faith ( "American doctor shot dead in Pakistan in suspected sectarian attack," May 27). He was an Ahmadi Muslim traveling back to his country of origin to volunteer his services at the Tahir Heart Institute in Rabwah, Pakistan, as many Ahmadi doctors do. A few days into his visit he was visiting the graves of other Ahmadis, including his father, when he was gunned down in front of his family by unknown assailants.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | June 1, 2014
In a prison in Khartoum, a dusty city on the banks of the ancient Nile in the African nation of Sudan, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim waits. She is not alone in her confinement. Her son is with her. He is 20 months old. Her daughter is there, too. She was born in that prison one week ago. Together with their 27-year old mother, they wait. Wait for her deliverance, wait for her execution by hanging. There is no middle ground. Ms. Ibrahim stands convicted of apostasy; she renounced Islam and became a Christian.
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