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Jamie Stark

While touring Luther Memorial Church before being hired, Pastor Franklin Wilson wondered to himself, "Is Charlemagne tromping around in here?" more

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I've always wanted to attend a United Church of Christ service, after hearing from friends about what a progressive, open-minded denomination it is. more

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Jamie Stark

Shabbat Shalom! Never before have I heard a phrase uttered so frequently and with such positivity save, perhaps, "Yes We Can!" at an Obama rally. I recently visited UW Hillel at the Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life on Langdon Street. more

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Jamie Stark

Ornate and traditional, with a focus on glorifying Christ, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church offers English, Spanish and even Latin speakers opportunities for worship and community. more

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Jamie Stark

On a sunny fall Friday, I was invited to the Islamic Center of Madison Area (ICMA), the mosque closest to downtown, to see how some members of the UW campus Muslim community worship. more

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Jamie Stark

Tucked just behind Mickey's Dairy Bar near Camp Randall is a small, yellow house with an unvarnished porch. If not for the sign that reads "Campus Community Church," you would never know that an eclectic mix of Christians meets there Sundays... more

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Jamie Stark

Upon surfacing into the cavernous main floor of Blackhawk Church, I asked my friend, "Where's the Orange Julius?" Heavenly skylights arc over a giant hallway that cuts the top floor in two. Well-stocked coffee carts and smiling churchgoers fill the s more

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Madison Believers is a very personal project of mine. Every other week, I'll visit a different religious establishment in town and type up my thoughts, essentially reviewing houses of worship around Madison. more

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