religion

Clergy take to pulpits to decry religious and racial hate

A coalition of Vermont spiritual congregations spread its message statewide over the weekend during a “Sabbath of Listening and Healing.”

Faith community stands with Muslims in wake of hate mail

“We will not panic or be afraid. These are trying times, but we’ve been through them before,” said Farhad Khan, president of the Islamic Society of Vermont. It received an anti-Muslim letter Dec. 1.

‘Longest Night’ service aims to bring light to dark times

An annual Brattleboro program to comfort people grieving a death, divorce or other trauma is adding this year’s polarizing politics to its list of reasons for existence.

Evangelist urges crowd to make ‘Christian voice’ heard at polls

Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, did not advocate for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump during his Statehouse prayer rally, but he said the difference between the parties was “night and day.”

Billy Graham’s son leading Statehouse prayer for America

Evangelist Franklin Graham will lead a prayer vigil Wednesday on the Statehouse steps in Montpelier. Graham, the son of Billy Graham, runs the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which is holding prayer rallies in all 50 states this year. Vermont will be the 37th. According to Franklin Graham, part of the focus of the Decision America […]

Groton aims to reinstate town meeting prayer

The Caledonia County community, population 1,022, cites a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing such invocations, but the American Civil Liberties Union is concerned the plan clashes with the Vermont Constitution.

Bob Stannard: Don’t You Lie to Me

Have you ever heard of Jody Hice? If not, in all likelihood you will be hearing more from this man then you had hoped.

Walt Amses: War on religion?

The far right essentially insists that “strongly held beliefs” should exempt believers from having to obey laws with which they disagree.

Stannard: In the name of god

The riots that we’re seeing have been orchestrated by al-Qaida to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11. The bogus movie that came out of California may, or may not, have triggered the uprisings.