Close to 3,000 religious leaders came together to march against White Supremacy in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 28. The event was dubbed the “One Thousand Ministers March for Justice” and religious leaders from across all faiths, from Protestant preachers to Jewish cantors to Catholic nuns, marched on a 1.7-mile route from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to the Justice Department.


The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network spearheaded the march, which was originally planned to protest the increased hate crimes, mass incarceration and discrimination and to call on the President Donald Trump administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to address those issues. The shift to protest White Supremacy came after violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a protest against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.


“We wanted to say this nation is in moral trouble,” Sharpton told those in attendance.


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STUDY SAYS


Most believe religion plays a role in causing war


According to a Pew Research Center poll, 65 percent of Americans believe that religion, in general, has either a “great deal” or “fair amount” to do with causing wars and civil conflict. Only 29 percent said they believed that religion has either “only a little” or “no” role in causing war.


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GOOD BOOK?


“Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to Be Noticed” by Sara Hagerty


Every heart longs to be seen and understood. Yet most of our lives are unwitnessed. We spend our days working, driving, parenting. We sometimes spend whole seasons feeling unnoticed and unappreciated. So how do we find contentment when we feel so hidden? In “Unseen,” Sara Hagerty suggests that this is exactly what God intended. He is the only One who truly knows us. He is the only One who understands the value of the unseen in our lives. When this truth seeps into our souls, we realize that only when we hide ourselves in God can we give ourselves to others in true freedom — and know the joy of a deeper relationship with the God who sees us.


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THE WORD


om: In Hinduism, the mantra of the divine. The ancient Sanskrit name for the absolute. All mantras begin with “om.”


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RELIGION AROUND THE WORLD


According to the CIA World Factbook, the religious makeup of Fiji:


— Protestant: 45 percent


— Hindu: 27.9 percent


— Other Christian: 10.4 percent


— Roman Catholic: 9.1 percent


— Muslim: 6.3 percent


— Sikh: 0.3 percent


— Other: 0.3 percent


— None: 0.8 percent


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