Month: September 2017

Christmas costumes

Northside Pageant signals Christmastime

In a small, enclosed sewing room under her carport, Gail Henrichs puts on her “Majesty of Christmas” pageant rehearsal music and feeds fabric through a sewing machine.   The hum of Christmas music and a busy sewing needle reverberate through her 12-foot by 16-foot room while learning the words to each song to Northside Baptist’s […]

Christmas costumes

Why It’s Not Wrong to Wish Muslims Merry Christmas

ISTANBUL — Billions of Christians around the world are excited to celebrate Christmas this weekend. Those in the world’s second-largest religious community, Muslims, don’t share quite the same excitement. In a few Muslim-majority countries, like Saudi Arabia, Brunei and Somalia, Christmas celebrations are banned. In Turkey, my country, they are not illegal, but some Islamist […]

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