Open Letter to LDS Church: We Need Equality

[Editor's Note: In our society, sometimes there's this idea that fighting racism is for black people (or Latinas, or Asians, or Native Americans...). Well, The Mormon Child Bride doesn't think so! She's talking straight to the leaders of her religion, the LDS church, in this blog post. --Grace]...more
if you can stomach it, and work for justice within the organization, go for it, otherwise ...more

Will You Celebrate Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day?

[Editor's Note: Happy Thanksgiving! Tomorrow is Black Friday ... or Buy Nothing Day. How will tomorrow set the tone for your holiday season? Caroline has some suggestions if you want to keep it low-key in 2011. -Rita] ...more
buy nothing, I'm not big on the crowds and would prefer to shop online or after the dust settles.more

26.2 Bible Verses For Marathon Running

(Editor's Note: With the NYC Marathon less than a week away, we'll be featuring some of our favorite posts from runners in the BlogHer Network. Whether you're a newbie looking for inspiration, a veteran looking for advanced training trips or a spectator interested in following your favorite runner, check back for posts on Marathon Mania. The first in the series is from Dorothy Beal of Mile Posts and it's one of the most popular posts on her blog....more
Those are some great verses, particularly Philippians 4:13.more

Celebrating Day of the Dead in Denton, Texas

[Editor's Note: While Halloween usually depicts death as something ghoulish and scary, the Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, has a different take. Living in California, my kids learn about this holiday in school. But in case you're not that familiar with the event, Shelly from This Eclectic Life has a great rundown of the Day of the Dead as celebrated in her hometown in Texas. --Grace] ...more
Wish y'all could be in San Antonio with me right now. El Mercado has some wonderful artwork!more

Trick or Treat? How Christians Can Celebrate Halloween

This time of year, Christians often wrestle with Halloween traditions — a harmless dress-up night or a celebration of the Devil? Participate or separate? Joy, of the Joy in This Journey blog, asked her husband, Scott, to edit and re-run his thoughts on Christians and Halloween today: Image: hanna_horwarth via Flickr     ...more
While I will forever refuse to let my children dress up as demons, satan, or some other gruesome ...more

I Am a Mormon and a Christian

[Editor's Note: Governor Rick Perry is an evangelical Christian. Mitt Romney is Mormon. Rev. Dr. Jeffress backs Perry because of his standing as a Christian, which is all well and good -- except that he calls Mormonism a cult and suggests that Mormons are not Christians. Tina from Little Tots/Big Ideas sets him straight....more
You should research the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a little more closely. Talk ...more

Jewish High Holy Days -- Online Atonement

[Editor's Note: As part of our ongoing look at different cultural rituals -- both traditional, and with a twist. The Jewish High Holy Days, or Days of Awe, are the ten days from Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur. It's a time of reflection and repentance. Who better than BlogHer Blogging and Social Media editor Melissa Ford to explain what the Jewish High Holy Days would look like if lived out on the Interwebs. No matter what your faith, I think you'll be able to relate. --Grace]...more

Muslim, but Just Like Everyone Else

[Editor's Note: I love how wood turtle from Womanist Musings shows us how a typical day in the life of a Muslim woman is probably a lot like yours or mine. --Grace] The Face of Islam Image credit: quinn.anya via Flickr ...more