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Tiny religious sect thrives in Chicagoland despite cultural clash
Aug. 27, 2014
Jains hold many tenets that seem to clash with American culture right now: strict non-violence, honoring multiple viewpoints and not being materialistic.
Mormon feminists rally behind ousted leader
Aug. 13, 2014
The church’s recent excommunication of a prominent feminist has left some women reeling. But they’re also seeing signs of more visibility for women in the church.
'Sacred spaces' give tech workers a break
Jul. 24, 2014
Airports and hospitals have long had prayer rooms. Now some of Chicago’s busiest tech firms are adding places for quiet reflection.
A big tent revival, minus the preacher
Jul. 16, 2014
Agnostics, atheists and humanists across the Chicago region are looking for a sense of community and a way to give to charity in a church-like setting, but without God.
Passing through: Union Station as Amish transit hub
Jul. 7, 2014
The nexus of rail lines provides an opportunity to meet our regional neighbors.
Quinn supporter links Republicans to KKK
Jun. 12, 2014
With Illinois’ Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn silently at his side, an outspoken Chicago clergyman connected the GOP to the Ku Klux Klan on Thursday and suggested Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner stands for “evil.”
Chicago's Polish Catholics express renewed pride after canonizations
Apr. 28, 2014
Thousands of Poles flocked to masses, overnight vigils and marches to celebrate two new pope saints. Polish and Vatican flags are waving all over the city.
Fish fry dinners bring food, community to Catholics during Lent
Apr. 15, 2014
Churches across Chicago and the nation are carrying on a time-honored way to skip the meat during Lent. It’s the Friday fish fry, and it’s growing in popularity here again.
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