Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

ADIOS SENOR HUTTON ELLIOT AUBREY DECEMBER

KENNY G DUO WITH MICHAEL BOLTON – HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU

ADIOS SENOR HUTTON ELLIOT AUBREY DECEMBER

Hutton Elliot Aubrey December

By Waltie Ainsworth

It was the 3rd of September in the year of our lord 2017 shortly after lunch that the wife, Pamela and children said adios to Hutton Elliot Aubrey December after a brief illness.

The family has since shuttered his Facebook account, and they have planned a special funeral for him in his adopted hometown of Baltimore on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September. The first viewing will be between 3 and 5.00pm and then again at 7.00pm at the RUCK FUNERAL HOME on 5303 Hartford Rd in Baltimore.

And on Saturday a private and exclusive service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah on 5801 Hartford Rd also in Baltimore. The Reverend Tim Gryson will be joined by Huttons younger sister Deacon Elizabeth Ann December-Lovell to perform the last funeral rites and mass. He will be interred promptly at noon in neighborhood burial ground.  Continue reading

Advertisements

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2017 FUNERAL FOR CTK’S – RALPH ROACHFORD

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2017 FUNERAL FOR CTK’S – RALPH ROACHFORD
By Waltie Ainsworth

ralph-roachford

Mr. Ralph Roachford

The dean of acolytes within the Willingboro Christ the King (CTK) Episcopal Church, Mr. Ralph Roachford has died. Ralph wielded tremendous influence within the church organization and was 82 at the time of his death.
Ralphs great grandparents were from Barbados but he was third generation Brooklynite. He never lost the Bajan accent or a taste for fine foods and liquor from the region. He was also somewhat of a techno geek. He loved technology because in his head, it was the only thing in the marketplace that was going down in prices as against food, fuel, furniture and funerals.

A special mass and tribute is planned for dearly beloved Ralph on Thursday February 23, 2017 at 10.00 am at his home church CTK on Charleston Road in Willingboro NJ, just off of Route 130.   Continue reading

Is Kwanzaa Still A Thing? – Reports are that interest in it is waning – NPR

Is Kwanzaa Still A Thing? – Reports are that interest in it is waning – NPR
December 28, 201212:00 PM ET  – Heard on Tell Me More
   ,

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now we’d like to talk about Kwanzaa. Wednesday marked the start of the seven-day celebration of African-American culture and heritage. And if you’ve been around a while, then you probably remember that in the 1980s and 1990s, Kwanzaa was one of the trifecta of winter holidays – along with Christmas and Hanukkah, of course – that got a lot of attention from the media; from retail establishments, including the big department stores; and artists. Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass released a song “Happy Kwanzaa” on his 1998 album “This Christmas I’d Rather Have Love.” Let’s listen.

Continue reading

Religion in Zimbabwe – Tithing troubles

Religion in Zimbabwe – Tithing troubles

Even the most popular preachers of prosperity are facing tougher times

zimAug 27th 2016 | HARARE | Economist

THE booming voice of Apostle Rodney Chipoyera, the pastor of the Kingdom Prosperity Ministries, fills a decrepit cinema-turned-church in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital. Yes, times are tough, he tells his congregants, who sit in broken chairs wearing their Sunday best. The country may be bust, but if you stop tithing—giving a full tenth of your income to his church—you will be cursed. “You tithe, He blesses,” proclaims Mr Chipoyera. “You keep the tithe, the curse is initiated.” The congregation responds in ardent agreement: “I refuse to rob God in tithes and offerings!”      Continue reading

Islamic council proposes allowing men to ‘lightly beat’ their wives

Islamic council proposes allowing men to ‘lightly beat’ their wives

Islamic council proposes allowing men to ‘lightly beat’ their wives if they do not ‘dress as he desires’, refuse to have sex, or fail to take a bath after their period 

  • 20-member Council of Islamic Ideology advises Pakistani government 
  • It proposes in a new bill that women can be beaten for various reasons
  • Those include women talking to strangers or failing to wear a hijab

The Council of Islamic Ideology has proposed allowing a man to ‘lightly beat’ his wife if she does not ‘dress as he desires’, refuses to have sex, or fails to take a bath after her period.

The 20-member council is a constitutional body of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, but can only advise the government rather than make laws.

Its latest proposals come as part of its own women protection bill, after it rejected Punjab province’s controversial Protection of Women against Violence Act, branding it un-Islamic.  Continue reading