Standard Examiner (Newspaper) - February 9, 2013, Ogden, Utah
ReligionSaturday, February 9, 2013 7AHead of White House s Faith Office steps down
By MICHELLE BOORSTEIN
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s official liaison to faith-based organizations is leaving, Obama announced Thursday, shaking up an office that expanded significantly from the George W. Bush years but still faced critics who said it needed more stature among White House policy-shapers.
Joshua DuBois, 30, is leaving the White House to author a book of devo-tionals for leaders based on the ones he sends the president each day. DuBois will also be teaching at New York University.
Supporters saw DuBois as a gifted, spiritually motivated policy wonk who
could help Democrats establish progressive faith as a movement the way religious conservatives did for the GOP decades ago.
But others questioned his lack of experience and thought that if the office had more standing in the White House, it might have eased public clashes with conservatives in particular, such as the one with the Catholic Church over the new health-care law’s requirement that employers provide contraception to employees or the one over Pastor Louie Gi-glio, a conservative who was picked and then stepped down as inaugural benediction speaker after a sermon condemning gays and lesbians went viral.
DuBois was 26 and had worked on
campaign faith outreach when Obama picked him to run the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
DuBois said he was enthusiastic about his plans. Obama, in announcing the move at the National Prayer Breakfast, said DuBois was leaving “despite my pleas,’’ but people who have worked with both men said the decision was mutual as the president moves into second-term mode.
Some watchers of Democratic faith outreach said they hope the White House will pick a more senior person and that the office will become a more prominent engine for organizing faith-based activists for matters such as climate change, immigration and gun control.
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Elim Lutheran Church sets adult Bible study
OGDEN — Pastor DanaLee Simon, of Elim Lutheran Church, 575 23rd St., Ogden, has announced the subjects for the next seven weeks of adult education, scheduled for 9 a.m. every Sunday.
Elim member Karlene Widner will teach class this Sunday, focusing on her interest in biblical archaeology. Widner is a member
of the Biblical Archaeology Society, a nondenominational organization that supports and promotes biblical archaeology.
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Tabernacle Choir a hit on YouTube
SALT LAKE CITY—The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s YouTube channel has reached the millionth-hit milestone just three months after its official Irunch in October. Music director Mack Wilberg expressed his gratitude to viewers in a video posted to the choir’s channel.
And now choir fans will have another reason to visit the YouTube channel. The choir has premiered its newest music video “ ‘Give,’ Said the Little Stream.”The video is a rendition of the children’s song arranged by assistant director Ryan
The music video is what Ed Payne, producer of Music and the Spoken Word, calls the “back story.” Cameras followed six choir members into their homes to see just how they give of themselves.
“It’s one thing to see choir members in the loft,” Payne explains, “but when you see them living the words they sing, the music takes on new meaning. The words suddenly have faces, and that integrity is what makes the video more than just pictures and a song.”
The video features choir members working with their children, visiting the sick, helping an aged mother and fixing a faucet, among other things. This look into the real lives of choir members reinforces the song’s message of loving service in a poignant and powerful way.
The music video reinforces the experience of visitors to the channel, who find — in addition
to uplifting music — behind-the-scenes tours, concert sneak peeks and private interviews with choir members and leaders.
In addition to reaching 1 million YouTube hits, the choir has another reason to celebrate; Billboard Magazine named the Mormon Tabernacle Choir the No.1 Traditional Classical Albums Artist for 2012. In fact, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square charted on five of the year-end lists, and twice on an albums list.
It will be a busy year for the choir and orchestra as they prepare for their tour to six cities in America’s heartland this summer — their first visit to the upper Midwest since 2009. The tour will include stops in Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis; Chicago; Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.; and Minneapolis from June 12-20.
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Elder Brant N. Dalebout,
son of Nathan and Mindy Dalebout of Roy, will serve in the South Africa Johannesburg Mission. He will enter the Missionary Training Center on Feb. 21.
Sister Bailey 0, Flint, daughter of Susan and Jeff Manning of Syracuse, and the late Dana Flint, will serve in the Arizona Phoenix Mission. She will enter
the MTC on Feb. 13.
Sister Annika Rogers, daughter of Ryan and Julie Rogers of Clinton, will serve in the Missouri Independence Mission. She will enter the MTC on Feb. 13.
Elder Jayce Warren, son
of Jody and Kamie Warren of Plain City, served in the Guatemala Guatemala City South Mission.
love was the most important principle of all.
First, he commanded followers to love God.
Then, in Mark 12:31, he said to “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
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The secular world also has taught people to solve problems through love.
“This world of ours ... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect,” said former president Dwight D. Eisenhower.
“Love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems,” said civil rights
leader Martin Luther King Jr.
“Hate is too great a burden to bear. 1 have decided to love. If you are seeking the highest good, 1 think you can find it through love.”
And King had many other statements to inspire people to love.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that,” he said. “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love
can do that.”
Also attributed to King is this:
“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.
“There is some good in the worst of us, and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
talked about the innocence of children and the tendency of elitist attitudes found in faith teachings to lead them to learn to look down on others.
“That wonderful song from the South Pacific; Children have to be taught to hate and to fear,” said Carolyn Somner, a member of Congregational United Church of Christ.
The discussion moved to ways elitist attitudes often lead people to bully others and tell those of other faiths that they are going to Hell.
“That is really bad to have children telling other children that they are going to Hell because they don’t believe the way that they believe,” Osofsky said.
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noting that she didn’t experience this behavior before she moved to Utah.
“I just never grew up with the idea that other people were going to Hell just because they didn’t believe the way that I believed.... Because we are chosen doesn’t mean that we are better. It means that we were chosen to follow these rules and follow this moral code.” Church said faith clashes are the result of attitudes.
“To suddenly have it turned around and look at it from another tradition can either be exciting or terrifying,” he said. “That is where you get faith clashes —
it depends on who finds it exciting or terrifying.”
Qadar said parents should teach their children more than just to not bully others.
“We also have to teach our children to be strong if they are bullied,” she said. “They have to have enough self-esteem and self-worth.”
And she said children also need to be told not to be passive about this problem.
“It is really critical for you to say you stand up for those who are being bullied.”
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