religion http://kuow.org en Creative Or Analytical? Ask A Wiccan! http://kuow.org/post/creative-or-analytical-ask-wiccan <p>Meghan O'Kelley and Noah Phillips Reardon attend a Wiccan gathering at Edge of the Circle Bookstore on Capital Hill. Listen as they discover and share the ancient secrets of palm reading.</p><p>RadioActive<em>&nbsp;is KUOW's program for high school students.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kuow.org/programs/radioactive">Listen to&nbsp;</a></em><a href="http://www.kuow.org/programs/radioactive">RadioActive</a><em><a href="http://www.kuow.org/programs/radioactive">&nbsp;stories</a>, subscribe to the&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kuow.org/rss">RadioActive</a><em><a href="http://www.kuow.org/rss">&nbsp;podcast</a>&nbsp;and stay in touch on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/RadioActiveYouthMedia">Facebook</a>.</em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:10:12 +0000 Meghan O'Kelley & Noah Phillips Reardon 38915 at http://kuow.org Creative Or Analytical? Ask A Wiccan! The Fasting 5K: No Food, No Water, No Problem For Muslim Runners http://kuow.org/post/fasting-5k-no-food-no-water-no-problem-muslim-runners With the sun lingering on the horizon and the Capitol in the distance, runner after runner completed a 3-mile loop around the National Mall and was met with cheers and high-fives. Standing in two parallel lines with hands outstretched, the crowd of mostly 20-somethings formed a celebratory human bridge for their fellow runners to pass under as they crossed the finish line.<p>In five cities across America on Saturday — D.C., Boston, New York, Houston and Huntington Beach in Southern California — runners wearing bright red t-shirts with the words "Fasting 5K" raced to the finish line at sunset. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:54:29 +0000 Rund Abdelfatah 38626 at http://kuow.org The Fasting 5K: No Food, No Water, No Problem For Muslim Runners Pope Reportedly Says That 1 In 50 Clergy Are Pedophiles http://kuow.org/post/pope-reportedly-says-1-50-clergy-are-pedophiles Calling the church sex abuse scandal a "leprosy in our house," Pope Francis tells an Italian newspaper that 1 in 50 Catholic clerics are pedophiles.<p>In an interview with Eugenio Scalfari<em>, </em>the 90-year-old founder of<em> <em>La Repubblica</em></em>, Francis is quoted as saying that advisers in the Church "reassure me" that the problem amounts to "about 2 percent."<p>"This data should hearten me but I have to tell you that it does not hearten me at all. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 38156 at http://kuow.org Pope Reportedly Says That 1 In 50 Clergy Are Pedophiles The Changing Relationship Between Israel And American Jewry http://kuow.org/post/changing-relationship-between-israel-and-american-jewry <p>Marcie Sillman talks with journalist Lesley Hazleton about the disparate ways young and old Jews regard the actions of Israel, and what this means for their future. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:08:02 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Matthew Streib 37986 at http://kuow.org Is Mars Hill Church Shrinking? http://kuow.org/post/mars-hill-church-shrinking <p>David Hyde talks with Warren Throckmorten, writer for the religion news site Patheos, about Seattle-based Mars Hill Church's recent layoffs and increased drives for donations. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:26:44 +0000 David Hyde & Matthew Streib 37765 at http://kuow.org The Story Of Joseph Smith: Founder Of The Mormon Church http://kuow.org/post/story-joseph-smith-founder-mormon-church <p>David Hyde talks to Alex Beam about his new book "American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and The Fate of The Modern Church." Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:26:25 +0000 David Hyde & Amina Al-Sadi 37577 at http://kuow.org Local Mormon Woman On Ordination: 'I Have Always Felt Very Empowered' In The Church http://kuow.org/post/local-mormon-woman-ordination-i-have-always-felt-very-empowered-church <p></p><p>David Hyde talks with Carolyn Sudds, a Seattle Mormon critical of the organization Ordain Women. The group is advocating for women to be allowed access to the Mormon priesthood. Last week, Hyde interviewed Ordain Women member <a href="http://kuow.org/post/womens-advocate-says-excommunication-will-haunt-mormon-church">Natalie Kelly about the excommunication </a>of the movement's founder. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:22:44 +0000 David Hyde & Matthew Streib 37578 at http://kuow.org What's A Caliphate? http://kuow.org/post/whats-caliphate The Islamic caliphates had a long and glorious run, but in the 21st century, they seemed consigned to history. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:01:00 +0000 editor 37336 at http://kuow.org What's A Caliphate? Women's Advocate Says Excommunication Will Haunt The Mormon Church http://kuow.org/post/womens-advocate-says-excommunication-will-haunt-mormon-church <p></p><p>Earlier this week <a href="http://kuow.org/post/mormon-church-excommunicates-advocate-female-priests">Kate Kelly,</a> the founder of a group advocating for women to be ordained into the Mormon priesthood, was excommunicated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for apostasy.</p><p>“For Mormons it’s really the equivalent of spiritual death,” said Natalie Kelly, a Seattle-based member of that group, Ordain Women. She is not related to Kate Kelly. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:50:52 +0000 David Hyde & Matthew Streib 37159 at http://kuow.org Women's Advocate Says Excommunication Will Haunt The Mormon Church Congregation Of Christian Brothers Crumbling Under Sex Abuse Settlements http://kuow.org/post/congregation-christian-brothers-crumbling-under-sex-abuse-settlements <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Jason Berry, author of "Lead Us Not Into Temptation" and contributor to the National Catholic Reporter, about the long history of sex abuse in the Catholic church and one organization that is crumbling in the wake of sex abuse settlements. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:31:23 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 37127 at http://kuow.org Methodists Reinstate Minister Who Officiated At Son's Gay Marriage http://kuow.org/post/methodists-reinstate-minister-who-officiated-sons-gay-marriage A Methodist minister in Pennsylvania, who was defrocked last year for presiding over his son's same-sex wedding, has been reinstated by the church.<p>A nine-person appeals panel of the United Methodist Church ordered Frank Schaefer's pastoral credentials restored, saying "the jury that convicted him last year erred when fashioning his punishment," according to The Associated Press.<p>"I've devoted my life to this church, to serving this church, and to be restored and to be able to call myself a reverend again and to speak with this voice means so much to me," an exultant Schaefer told the AP.< Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:24:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 37012 at http://kuow.org Methodists Reinstate Minister Who Officiated At Son's Gay Marriage A Pagan Primer On The Evolution Of Solstice Celebrations http://kuow.org/post/pagan-primer-evolution-solstice-celebrations <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Reverend Belladonna Laveau&nbsp;of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church about the pagan history behind the summer solstice and how modern Wiccans&nbsp;celebrate the longest day of the year. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:01:22 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Matthew Streib 36783 at http://kuow.org A Pagan Primer On The Evolution Of Solstice Celebrations Can Comedy Wake Up Your Soul? http://kuow.org/post/can-comedy-wake-your-soul <p>Marcie Sillman talks to Imam Jamal Rahman, one of the three Interfaith Amigos, about his new book "Sacred Laughter Of The Sufis: Awakening the Soul with the Mulla's Comic Teaching Stories and Other Islamic Wisdom." Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:15:57 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 36577 at http://kuow.org Can Comedy Wake Up Your Soul? SPU Student President: 'Truth Is Confusing, And Frustrating And Angry' http://kuow.org/post/spu-student-president-truth-confusing-and-frustrating-and-angry <p>Lisa Brooks talks with Seattle Pacific University Associated Students President Isaac Gundersen about faith and the aftermath of Thursday's campus shooting. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:52:25 +0000 Lisa Brooks & Hannah Burn 35930 at http://kuow.org SPU Student President: 'Truth Is Confusing, And Frustrating And Angry' 'I Can Love My Neighbor And Punch Him In The Face' http://kuow.org/post/i-can-love-my-neighbor-and-punch-him-face <p>Ross Reynolds interviews Bryan Storkel, the co-director of a new documentary called "Fight Church" about cage fighting Christian ministers, and Preston Hocker, one of those ministers who is known as the "Pastor of Disaster."&nbsp; Fri, 16 May 2014 17:43:55 +0000 Ross Reynolds 34585 at http://kuow.org 'I Can Love My Neighbor And Punch Him In The Face'