Spirituality

Local Volunteers Build Homes South of the Border

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos High School youth and other volunteers spent Spring Break building homes for families in need in Mexico. Courtesy Photo

A contingent of 50 Los Alamos High School youth and several adults and four volunteers from Colorado, traveled to Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico over Spring Break on a mission – to build homes for two families in need.

This was the 27th annual Spring Break Mexico Mission trip for high school youth sponsored by The United Church of Los Alamos.

“Since 1986, we have built the equivalent of 131 single houses,” said Laura Erickson who


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Heavenly Day Greets Easter Sunrise Service

Easter Sunrise Service was conducted at Overlook Park in White Rock this morning as a joint effort by the Church of the Nazarene, White Rock Baptist, White Rock Presbyterian and White Rock United Methodist churches. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The Reverend Harry Cole, Interim Pastor of White Rock Presbyterian Church, gave the Homily. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
A brass quartet supplied the music at the Easter Sunrise Service this morning at Overlook Park. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 

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Important Rituals Highlight One of the Jewish Religion’s Most Sacred Holidays

White Rock resident Jacob Sigeti reads from the Haggadah, containing the story of the Exodus from Egypt during a Seder meal at his home Friday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Friday marked the beginning of one of the Jewish religion’s most sacred and widely observed holidays, Passover, which commemorates the story of the Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt. Jews observe this weeklong event with a number of important rituals, including traditional Passover meals known as Seders, the removal of leavened products from their home,


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Annual Chimayó Easter Pilgrimage is Underway

A mother walks with her son along the highway to Chimayó Thursday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Pilgrims making their way to El Santuario de Chimayó were seen Thursday and Friday along the highway to the tiny shrine in Chimayó. They walk from short distances to 100 miles or more during Holy Week leading up the Easter Sunday.

Some carry wooden crosses. According to the Santuario de Chimayó website, tens of thousands of worshipers pass through the doors of the little chapel, built almost 200 years ago on a site that is sacred to many Pueblo Indians and descendants of Spanish settlers.

Somewhere


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Are Science and Religion Compatible?

Community Event News

The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a community discussion in room 1 of the Mesa Public Library on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm. The discussion topic is: Finding Truth: Are Science and Religion Compatible?

As a primer for the discussion, participants are encouraged to read two recent Huffington Post articles: Science, Religion Incompatible? Hot-Button Debate Features Dr. Kenneth R. Miller, Dr. Michael Shermer (http://huff.to/yVbD64) and The Fall of Foolish Faith (http://huff.to/zFHa78%29, both published March 9th. All are welcome.

 


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SFI Seminar: Free Will and the Brain: Some Current Confusions

Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute is presenting the seminar, Free Will and the Brain: Some Current Confusions at 12:15 p.m., Monday in the Medium Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute.

Abstract: There has been a recent explosion of writing by neuroscientists and psychologists about how “science shows us” that we don’t have free will.

The problem with this work is that it confuses several quite different issues.

Once we sort it out, we find that there have been in fact some important discoveries


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