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Faith and signs

A recent conversation with a good friend got me to thinking about faith and signs, and how hard it can be to have faith if you experience few signs. 336 more words


Apotheosis of Marie Laveau, Hoodoo-Voodoo-Vodou Icon

I knew that it was time to write this post after everyone in my classroom had seen the third season of the FX series American Horror Story… 1,239 more words

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Vodou in Mexico (Photo of the Week)

As promised, here is my first ever Photo of the Week. I’d like to release one every Friday, but I’m really terrible about remembering too keep my camera with me—or use it when I do have it. 219 more words


1949: Louis Armstrong, The Dew Drop Inn & A Little Cowboy Named Willie

“It was 1949. I know because Louis Armstrong was the King of Zulu. I remember my mother decided not to go see him because they said he was an ‘Uncle Tom.’ We lived in the Magnolia Project, across the street from the Dew Drop Inn, which was the heart of the city’s music scene. 32 more words

La religion traditionnelle, la religion la plus pratiquée en Afrique

Par Jean Rony.

La religion traditionnelle africaine “survit”, partout en Afrique, surtout par des syncrétismes avec l’islam et le christianisme. En effet, si une grande partie des africains sont aujourd’hui musulmans ou chrétiens, leur islam ou leur christianisme reste très influencé par la religion d’origine. 398 more words


Religion news roundup: Friction among traditional Santería followers; Malcolm Gladwell defines sacred and profane; Texas abortion clinics close; President Obama and Pope Francis met for the first time

This week (March 24-31) in religion news:

  • Whatever you may know it by — Santería, Lukumi, Vodou or Candomblé — the African-rooted religion is evolving. There are countless sects, but there is an ever-growing shift of focus to the traditional, African practice.
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