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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Study Finds that Women of a Wide Range of Faiths Have Abortions, Celebrities may be Spiritual but Not Religious…

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Today’s Goodness:

The mission from today’s goodness reads “Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.” They claim that no one is more motivated or better equipped to create change than the person whose life and future is at stake, so they enable communities to help themselves by listening, assisting and connecting them with the resources that will help them turn crisis into opportunity.

Learn more at MercyCorps.org


Spirituality News & Posts:

1. Dennis S. Ross: Women Have Abortions Whatever Their Religion
“There’s an ongoing search for “common ground” on abortion, dreams of reaching an agreement that, once and for all, satisfies everyone involved. For those seeking this elusive “common ground,” a recently released Guttmacher Institute study holds the key. The study finds that women of a wide range of faiths have abortions, even when the “official” faith teachings are opposed…”

2. CNN Marquee Blog: Brad Pitt: Religious Upbringing was ‘Stifling’
“Although Pitt, a father of six, joked that his parenting style isn’t quite the same as the character he plays in Malick’s film [The Tree of Life], the story does raise a lot of the same questions about spirituality he had as a child. “Many people find religion to be very inspiring,” he told reporters. “Myself, I found it very stifling.”

3. Huffington Post:
Lady Gaga: Institutionalized Religion Impacts Values, Affects Teen Suicide

“Lady Gaga skirted controversy once the full lyrics and video to her song “Judas” were released, but she’s got more to say about organized religion. It may upset some people — especially those that felt uncomfortable with her act in the first place.”

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