Test of faith: Shift in beliefs led to affirmative yes vote for marriage amendment

As the same-sex marriage celebrations continue, one St. Thomas student reflects on her own beliefs—and how dedicating herself to religion may have changed her vote, but (hopefully) not her friendships.

Faith in a box: Conflicted feelings confirm a new approach to religious identity

At the moment she should have been forging an important bond with Catholicism, a once-proud “Jesus Freak” began examining her faith.

Ibad Jafri

Honoring tradition with strong faith and an empty stomach

For many Americans, the Islamic month of Ramadan is a foreign concept, something brought up in passing by those who find themselves interested in foreign affairs.

No Hassles Food Shelf

Feeding Teens

In August, Brooklyn Mosaic United Methodist Church opened a food shelf just for homeless teenagers after area schools reported a large increase in homeless students.

What religion do you identify with the most?

Help us paint a digital portrait of MN teens

Teens are more than possible risk factors and test scores. In an effort to create a well-rounded picture of Minnesota teens today – what they think about, hope for, and how they communicate – ThreeSixty Journalism and the Minnesota Historical Society are calling teens to fill out an online survey.

Feven Gerezgiher

Christmas on January 7th

Forget shiny presents and delicious sugar cookies, Orthodox Christmas is orthodox. It is totally unlike the wonderfully commercialized Christmas most people celebrate in the United States.

New memorial fills void by honoring children lost before birth

When Anne Judine Knudsen, 56, saw the engraved names of her two babies lost through miscarriage on the “Unborn Memorial” wall in Delano, Minn., she cried.

Zamzam Abdirahman feels pressure to choose one group of friends over another

Refusing to choose

I never believed that people at my high school would start to look at me as the Somali girl, and not Zamzam anymore. But that’s what happened when the Somali population at school more than tripled in five years.

Hmong shaman ceremony

Hmong preteen next in line to become shaman

Kamolchai Hang, 12, of St. Paul, could become the next shaman in his Hmong family, continuing a religious tradition of more than 1,000 years.

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