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October 2009


Today's Picture: Southern Baptists in New England

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

(AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

Worshipers at the Redeemer Fellowship Church in Watertown, Mass., which is among a group of churches opened by Southern Baptists and other evangelicals in New England. The congregation meets in a former Congregational church, part of the mainline ...

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Video: Obama's Diwali Message

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

The White House has posted video of President Obama's message on Diwali, the pan-Indian holiday celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs. Interesting that most of Obama's direct messages to foreign populations—his public diplomacy—appear to revolve around religious ...

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Obama Celebrates Diwali

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

The U.S. press mostly ignored it, but the Indian news media are all over yesterday's White House celebration of Diwali, which the Oxford Dictionary of Hinduism describes as "a major pan-Indian festival celebrated around the day of the new moon in October-November."

Worth ...

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