Sunday, April 21, 2024

Religion & Spirituality

Have Faith: Making leaders

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Covenant on the Rock Ministries offered a leadership seminar last Saturday at Trinity Church in the Campground. The Reverend Winston Trought and his wife Jacky hosted the event, with guest speaker Peter Baker from...

Have faith: Eat, work, pray (and farm)

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Back in the late 1970s, Brian Murdoch, now the parish priest at Grace Episcopal Church, wanted to live the Benedictine model of work, study, and prayer. This summer, Father Murdoch’s notion comes to fruition in...

Have faith: Hospitality Homes

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Volunteers who helped make Hospitality Homes’ inaugural season a success gathered at St. Andrew’s parish hall in Edgartown on April 4 to talk about their experiences. Twenty-five or so volunteers came, and most admitted...

Have faith: Rabbi Caryn Broitman will study at Harvard next year

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Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. Caryn Broitman, rabbi at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, has gotten word that she’s been awarded...

Have faith: Forgiveness

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Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. I watched the 1970 movie “Love Story” a few weeks ago, waiting for that famous line:...

Have faith: A visit to Bodhi Path

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Every other week, Connie Berry will report on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. When I met Sharon Gamsby at a recent Island clergy luncheon, I thought, What...

Have faith: Coming in from the cold

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Every other week, Connie Berry will report on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. The frigid weather over the weekend left me wondering just how Hospitality Homes was dealing...

Have faith: Bitten by the Unitarian bug

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Every other week, Connie Berry will report on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. While surfing through Netflix a few years ago, I found a documentary titled “Raw Faith.”...

Islanders follow the Bodhi Path at Martha’s Vineyard Buddhist Center

A simple gray-shingled building set back from the main road in a quiet wooded area of West Tisbury, the Bodhi Path Buddhist Center has provided a refuge for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike since 1999....

At Hanukkah, an Islander looks back

We were Jewish, one of a handful of Jewish families in Ridgefield, Conn., in the 1950s. The nearest synagogue was in Danbury, so that was where we went for services and religious school. My...

A weekend of ‘Engaged Compassion’ with Bodhi Path

Three spiritual leaders from three diverse faith traditions appeared at Katherine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven last Thursday evening to exchange ideas, insights, and personal experiences about “Engaged Compassion.” The discussion, sponsored by the...