Faith articles

FL’s Pastor Jones shows being within your rights to do something doesn’t make it right

LatinaLista — There was literally a collective sigh heard today around the world when Florida Pastor Terry Jones announced he had “changed” his mind about this weekend’s burning of the Quran. Though legal analysts say Jones was within his First Amendment rights to do such a thing, common sense prevailed that it wasn’t the right

Guest Voz: Guatemalan-born teen tries to keep his Christian faith as he faces deportation

LatinaLista — The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help tens of thousands of young people, American in all but paperwork,

Peru: Holy Week in Peru — a time for religion and recreation

By Isabel Guerra LatinaLista Peru, a country that has been through 300 years of Spanish Viceroyalty, is still, despite the advances of other religions and cults, a Catholic country. Spanish conquistadores set foot on current Peru’s territories in 1532, and imposed Catholicism by force on the native Peruvians, who adopted the Catholic rituals and even

Prayer campaign for Juarez, Mexico winds down as violence heats up

LatinaLista — A day hasn’t gone by lately when Juarez, Mexico isn’t in the news. The latest sad tale to come from Mexico’s most violent city, and the most violent city in the world outside a war zone, is the senseless ambush of U.S. Consulate employees who were in separate cars with their children, and

A crowning achievement: Sharing the beauty of family and love with troubled young adults

Winning the title of Mrs. Kentucky International 2010, Elaine Barnes Bateman uses her pageant platform to raise awareness for mentoring and adopting troubled young adults.   LatinaLista — To look at Elaine Barnes Bateman, one can easily see how this petite, pretty Venezuelan-Cuban with the mega-watt smile was crowned Mrs. Kentucky International 2010. What’s not

New report shows marriage isn’t as revered an institution among some communities

LatinaLista — The quickest way to get people all hot and bothered is to change things. We’re seeing it in Washington these days with the healthcare debate. If there could have been a strategy to slowly introduce and implement healthcare reforms, aside from catching people off guard, it wouldn’t have caused the ruckus it is