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On Dec. 17, wreaths will be laid on the graves of veterans at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, thanks to community members and local parishes' involvement with the Wreaths Across America effort.


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Interfaith event will focus on Elie Wiesel
An upcoming talk in memory of Elie Wiesel, a famed author, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, will be co-sponsored by the Jewish/Roman Catholic Dialogue Committee of the Albany Diocese, the diocesan Commission for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Ecumenical group goes dormant while restructuring
The ecumenical Capital Region Theological Center is entering a period of "organizational dormancy" at the turn of the new year.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Murdered aunt honored with Tanzanian well
After Deann Lynch moved past the shock of the 2013 murder of her aunt, Mary Greco, she decided to take action to honor her aunt's memory.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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Relief as arsonists are arrested for fieldhouse fire
Students, faculty and staff at Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons School in Schenectady have a sense of relief after the perpetrators of arson that destroyed the school's fieldhouse last month were arrested Nov. 14.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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Opinion
Evangelization for the technologically disabled
I am "technology disabled."
Looking back, I suppose the first sign was my childhood ingratitude for an "Etch-a-Sketch" I'd received as a gift. The whole idea of sitting with this dull screen, turning knobs, displeased me.


Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Interfaith discussion, a light in darkness
On Nov. 7, the Greenville Area Interfaith Council sponsored its seventh annual interfaith panel discussion.
Representatives of six religious traditions -- Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Mormon and Muslim -- came together to speak, listen and respond to one another in an effort to understand those who are different


Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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'The Daisy'
"The Daisy" is the title of a 1970s animated film by a Bulgarian artist. The film begins where many end -- with the credits.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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'Mungo yupo,' God is here: a pilgrimage to East Africa
Our itinerary brought us on a 2,600-mile road trip from the heavily-populated city of Nairobi to missions in rural Kenya and Tanzania, and through the Serengeti National Wildlife Preserve and the Ngorongoro Crater nature preserve.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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Features
Pro-lifers will sing carols at Planned Parenthood
Members of the respect life ministry at Immaculate Conception parish in Glenville will be making a joyful noise outside of the Schenectady Planned Parenthood site from 2-3 p.m. on Dec. 17.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Parish ministry helps people connect to recovery groups
Inspired by his involvement in prison ministry, Greg Stasik saw a problem in the system.
"My experience was that many people were [in prison] for DWIs or things they did because they were addicted," said Mr. Stasik, a parishioner of Corpus Christi Church in Round Lake.


Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Furniture bank gives formerly homeless a literal seat at the table
Catholic Charities recently partnered with the Homeless and Travelers Aid Society, Unity House of Troy and St. Catherine's Center for Children in Albany to create the new Capital Region Furniture Bank.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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New ministry center opens in Mechanicville
In late October, the new Rev. Joseph Scerbo Ministry Center in Mechanicville was dedicated by All Saints on the Hudson parish in Mechanicville/Stillwater.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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