Tag: religion

Ethical Reflections with Rev. Ian Markham: Toleration and political disagreements

The word toleration is often misunderstood. Often the word is applied to people who “enjoy hanging out with different types of people.” In truth,...

Ethical Reflections with Rev. Ian Markham: We all need to become...

The first U.S. case of COVID-19 was diagnosed on Jan. 20, 2020, meaning this pandemic in America is about seven months old. When the shutdown...

Houses of worship contemplate reopening

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] When restaurants got the green light to resume in-person dining, many jumped at the opportunity to reopen their doors. When...

Prayers during a pandemic

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] During difficult times, people often turn to their religious communities for support, but conditions under the coronavirus pandemic continue to...

Your Views: Religion no factor in slaughterhouse opposition

To the editor: City Councilor Del Pepper’s remark about the Halal poultry butchery, that “we need to share with our Muslim friends and neighbors that...

Letter to the Editor: Faith wins out over religious hate

To the editor: I am writing this letter in response to the article written by you in the Nov. 8 Alexandria Times, “Alfred Street Baptist...

St. Mary Catholic Church in Old Town named a basilica

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] St. Mary Catholic Church has been named the first basilica in Northern Virginia. The Holy See, the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the...

Letter to the Editor: George Washington should be honored, not vilified

To the editor: I recently read that the Rev. Dr. Noelle York-Simmons and the vestry of historic Christ Church decided to take the plaques representing...

Christ Church decision provokes significant response from inside – and outside...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Christ Church’s decision to relocate plaques honoring two of its most famous members, George Washington and Robert E. Lee, from...