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A European church Doherty stumbled upon while traveling through Europe.

OPINION: The mass delusion of American Christian oppression

Virginia Doherty, Opinion Writer September 7, 2023

Christians were — and are — persecuted. In 2022, numbers collected by Open Doors revealed that 1 in 7 Christians face high levels of persecution. That adds up to over 360 million, which is the highest...

H2O Church invites students to in-person men’s and women’s retreat

Hannah Mayer Reporter March 16, 2021

This month, H2O Church is offering a socially distanced version of their yearly men’s and women’s weekends. Women’s Weekend and Manmaker are one day, in-person retreats that give students the opportunity...

Jarrod Williams, associate pastor of Redemption Chapel, speaks during a Sunday service on Feb. 14, 2021. This photo was taken from one of Redemption Chapel’s livestreamed services.

Redemption Chapel aims to have more in-person services, maintains virtual services for safety

Hannah Mayer Reporter February 19, 2021

Editor’s note: This is the second of a five-part series that looks at how local places of worship are handling the pandemic. Part one, part three and part four can be found here. “How do we start...

Brennan poses with Anne Lamotts author photo on the back of a copy of Bird by Bird.

OPINION: Leave politics out of this? No thanks.

Lyndsey Brennan Opinion Writer February 10, 2021

I didn’t used to be a political person. Ten years ago, as an undergraduate in college, I idolized the author Anne Lamott for her writing about spirituality. I bristled, however, any time she veered...

Students sit six feet apart at the Kent State Newman Center during a church service on Tuesday, Feb. 2. 

Newman Center offers virtual Mass, works to reintroduce in-person services

Hannah Mayer Reporter February 3, 2021

Editor's note: This is the first of a five-part series that looks at how local places of worship are handling the pandemic. Part two, part three and part four can be found here. Participating in community...

Panelists discuss Christianity, race

Helen Yablonski April 18, 2018

Three speakers from completely different Christian backgrounds came together to speak on the idea that Christianity is not the “white man’s religion” Monday night.“Christianity does not belong...

Stephen DAbreau

Opinion: The ‘War on Christmas’

Stephen D'Abreau December 7, 2016

The War on Christmas has nothing to do with Starbucks. The real political battle for Christmas is over the soul of the celebration and the spirit of the season, and the enemy is consumerism and social...

Opinion: Religion’s role in the Democratic Party

Mackenzie Kloepfer Kent State College Democrats April 20, 2016

When one thinks of how religion is associated with politics, the Republican Party is the party that comes to mind as relevant. According to recent polls, religion is seen as “very important” in the...

The moderator and panel hosts start the evening off with talk on religious backgrounds at a Respect for Sacred vs Freedom of Speech event on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015.

University library hosts night to unify religion leaders

Kelly Powell November 4, 2015

The Kent State University Library hosted its “Respect for Sacred vs. Freedom of Speech” event Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.“This talk is like a tango: It always takes two,” said Peter Haas, Abba Silver...

Coexistence in the form of a study group

Skye McEowen March 4, 2015

Religion, a significant cornerstone of human culture, is often portrayed today with some sort of conflict. Some people can’t seem to look past the difference in fundamental beliefs, and instead, use...

Campuses around the world unite in day of prayer Thursday

Skye McEowen February 24, 2015

College students around the world and at Kent State are preparing for National Collegiate Day of Prayer Thursday, Feb. 26.The National Collegiate Day of Prayer, originating in the 19th century, is a day...

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