Poplar: Congregants Drawn To Church With Deep Roots In Neighborhood

Poplar: Congregants Drawn To Church With Deep Roots In Neighborhood

Leslie Callahan can’t pinpoint a specific reason why people end up at her church, located on the southwest corner of Wallace and 10th streets. But she does know that once people walk through the front door, most become a member of St. Paul’s Baptist Church for life. “Many of our members have been here a […]

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Rittenhouse Square: Leader Of Humanist Group Works For Social Justice

Rittenhouse Square: Leader Of Humanist Group Works For Social Justice

The Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia echoes the traditional ideas of humanism, which is the philosophy that highlights the importance of all human beings. In general, most humanists prefer to think analytically and critically, relying on evidence rather than simple acceptance.    Hugh Taft-Morales serves as the clergyman for the Rittenhouse Square-based fellowship. Taft-Morales is a […]

 By Donald DeCray III and Dana Ritter

Al Dia: Local Forum Seeks Government Funds for Job Creation

Al Dia: Local Forum Seeks Government Funds for Job Creation

“It’s time to go to work.” Eugene Bell’s call to action was heard by more than 240 people attending a  forum this week where local religious groups met with Philadelphia City Council members to discuss plans to obtain jobs and training for impoverished communities in Philadelphia. The forum, organized by Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower […]