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hemp • Sat 2009 Feb 21, 2:35pm

Exercising one's first amendment right to freedom of religion can be a tricky thing, especially when your form of worship consists of lighting up a joint in the name of God. Just ask Norman Hutchinson of Mexico, Maine. Hutchinson is a member of the Religion of Jesus Church, a Hawaiian-based faith that not only encourages "cannabis sacraments," but mandates it. • Fri 2009 Feb 20, 7:52pm

Uniting Urantia mini wiki … where students of the Urantia Papers can come together and share thoughts and encouragement. • Sun 2009 Feb 15, 5:04pm

In what legislators are calling a first, one-fifth of the Oklahoma House voted Feb. 11 to strike from the record a prayer offered on the chamber floor by the Rev. Scott H. Jones, pastor of Cathedral of Hope UCC-Oklahoma City. ... Jones is a constituent of McAffrey's Oklahoma City district. ...believe the objection was raised because of their sexuality. Jones leads the largest predominantly LGBT congregation in Oklahoma City and is himself gay. McAffrey is Oklahoma's only openly gay legislator. • Mon 2009 Feb 2, 3:32pm

"I use marijuana to open the endorphins of the mind so I can spiritually receive God," Hutchinson told the Portland Press Herald. He meets with fellow worshipers every Saturday for their "last supper." The Religion of Jesus Church, hokey as is sounds, is a bona fide religion and has been recognized as such by the State of Hawaii. The church was founded in 1969 by Rev. James Kimmel and incorporates elements of a number of religious traditions including Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Their main religious text is The Urantia Book, whic • Fri 2008 Nov 21, 10:10pm

A website launched Friday with the backing of technology industry and Hollywood elite urges people worldwide to help craft a framework for harmony between all religions. The Charter for Compassion project on the Internet at springs from a "wish" granted this year to religious scholar Karen Armstrong at a premier Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference in California. ... Wishes granted at TED envision ways to better the world and come with a promise that Tedizens will lend their clout and capabilities to making them come true. • Wed 2008 Oct 15, 4:24pm

internationally heralded reggae musician, Pato Banton… period of reflection and dedication was also the time period in which Pato Banton became acquainted with the spiritual teachings of the Urantia Book. In 2005, he recorded on the double album "The Words of Christ", based on the book. This marked Pato's return to the music industry.