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Dear @POTUS: The Nun Who Tweets a Daily Prayer to President Trump - The New York Times
Catholic sisters have long prayed for world leaders. This one just happens to do it using a very public platform.
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3 hours ago by noiseguy
[fr] Page d' accueil du musée du Vivarais Protestant de Pranles
"Niché au creux d'une superbe forêt de châtaigniers, au coeur du Parc Naturel Régional des Monts d'Ardèche. Le musée est implanté dans une belle maison forte du XVe siècle classée Monument Historique."

"Cette maison forte du 15ème siècle est la maison de famille d’Étienne Durand. Les murs de cette maison sont les témoins d'événements dramatiques. Ils abritent une famille de Résistants protestants, revendiquant la liberté de conscience face aux interdits royaux au 18ème siècle.

A son retour de la Tour de Constance, Marie Durand doit s'endetter pour réparer sa maison qui a subi des pillages de toutes sortes. A sa mort, le bien est vendu. En 1931, la maison est léguée à la Société d'histoire du Protestantisme Français qui en est propriétaire, elle est actuellement gérée par une association."

"La famille Durand est au centre du protestantisme au 18ème siècle. Elle est connu[e] surtout par deux de ses représentants, Pierre l'un des Pasteurs de la restauration des Églises, qui mourut martyr à Montpellier, et sa sœur Marie, la célèbre prisonnière de la tour de Constance.

La résistance opiniâtre de Marie Durand et de tous ceux qui ont lutté pour obtenir la liberté de conscience, dépasse de beaucoup le protestantisme : C'est la marche non violente vers la liberté religieuse, plus largement la liberté d'opinion, le respect des différences et au-delà, le chemin vers la laïcité chèrement acquise."
protestant  religion  history  museum  france 
yesterday by eric.brechemier
The Vanishing
In the summer of 2014, the Islamic State occupied Christian cities and villages across northern Iraq, appropriated Christian homes, and destroyed farms of Christian families. When Islamic State commanders separated men from women and imposed jizyah, or extortion taxes, their purpose was extreme: they meant to subjugate the Christians or drive them away from the land. Mar Mattai is some twenty miles from Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, where more than one hundred thousand Christians were displaced from their homes. One of the children led me to a wall at the edge of the monastery and pointed below to the brown, dusty tracts of fields that lie at the edge of a region once known as Mesopotamia, the land between two rivers. From above, I saw how exposed the road to Mosul was.
The Christians here have endured invasions by Persians, Kurds, and Turks, but they have recovered after each persecution. This is, in part, their tradition: they believe in their sacred right to their land. Mosul is part of the Assyrian triangle, recorded in the Book of Genesis, and the plains of Nineveh—where the Hebrew prophet Jonah is said to have preached after he was spat out by a giant fish in the eighth century bc—are situated on the outskirts of Mosul on the east bank of the Tigris River.
Press_Column  Islam  religion  Race/Immigrants  War_stories 
yesterday by seatrout
My Jewish Learning - Judaism & Jewish Life
My Jewish Learning is all about empowering Jewish discovery for anyone interested in learning more. We offer thousands of articles, videos and other resources to help you navigate all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life — from food to history to beliefs and practices.
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yesterday by sahara
Isaiah 40 KJ21 - "Comfort ye, comfort ye My - Bible Gateway
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: “Prepare ye the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain.

5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.”

6 The voice said, “Cry!” And he said, “What shall I cry?” “All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field.

7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it; surely the people is grass.

8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”
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