Who Do Vodou?: The Myths and Misconceptions of the Vodou Religion

By Julia Clements Voodoo dolls. Zombies. Rituals. Sacrifice. Spirits. These are all word associations with a typical American’s perception of the syncretic religion Vodou. The term “voodoo” has been exploited for spooky storylines in movies, television shows, books and comics. There are even extremely misguided “voodoo” themed music festivals, restaurants and attractions. But many don’t…… Continue reading Who Do Vodou?: The Myths and Misconceptions of the Vodou Religion

Historic St. George’s Opens Doors to Teach about Troubling Time

The United Methodist Church aims to correlate religious history with historical facts of oppressive events. By Steve Kelsey   Historic St. George’s church in Philadelphia prides itself on being the oldest acting United Methodist church in the United States.  The church has found a way to mix its religious history into the history of Philadelphia…… Continue reading Historic St. George’s Opens Doors to Teach about Troubling Time