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An old, popular story among orthodox Christians in present day Palestine states that, before Jesus ascended up to heaven, he left his footprint engraved in this stone located at the Ascension Chapel on the Mount of Olives. Because of their … Continue reading
Discovered in Tel Beersheba, Palestine, this four-horned altar was probably used for animal sacrifices. Fugitives or asylum seekers in biblical times, as part of their ritualistic practices, would grab its horns for personal protection. We Know Them When We See … Continue reading
The formal study of religion and its various, cultural manifestations is as justifiable an undertaking as any other attempt to comprehend other experiences or practices in our societies. Why? Ideally and for all practical purposes, it gives us the privilege … Continue reading
As a human experience with very specific cultural characteristics or in its more institutionalized faces throughout the history of humankind, religion has caught the attention of the inquisitive, restless minds of an increasing number of people, especially among men and … Continue reading
Dios no está aquí. Está en la calle buscándote. God is not here. God is out on the street looking for you!
Dios vive en el santuario de un corazón confiado y agradecido God dwells in the sanctuary of a trusting and grateful heart
Dios está en medio de la comunidad que se reúne en su nombre