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The Social Scripture (June 19 – 26, 2013): Wallenda’s Walk of Faith and DOMA Struck Down

The Social Scripture: June 19 - 26, 2013Introducing The Social Scripture, a brand new, weekly feature on VisionTV.ca that scours the web to round up and present a week’s worth of news, posts, tweets, videos and other interesting and inspirational social media buzz about our world’s myriad of faiths and cultures. Read on every week and discover the latest.

First and foremost, our deepest prayers and hopes for a speedy, full recovery go out to all those affected by the severe floods that devastated and crippled Calgary and many Southern Alberta communities last weekend. Aside from volunteering with clean up efforts if you’re in the area, one of the best ways to help from afar is through a donation to the Canadian Red Cross’ Alberta Floods Fund.

Here’s a very moving and poignant video on the aftermath of the floods created by Calgary filmmaker Bradley Stuckel The video has been viewed over 80,000 times to date.

THIS WEEK’S SOCIAL SCRIPTURE STORIES
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On Sunday, the world clung on to the edge of their seats as high-wire walker Nik Wallenda, a man of deep faith, crossed over the Little Colorado River Gorge, 1,500 feet above ground.

Watch Wallenda taking his death-defying walk:

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in a 5-4 vote. Here’s a selection of multi-faith reaction, info and views on the ruling.

Last week, before the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision, this also happened.

Ongoing violence in Syria is destroying sites of religious and historical significance.

Flooding has also been an issue at one of the world’s most renowned religious shrines.

Dubai is preparing to open an Islamic theme park.

INSPIRED TWEETS
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Visit our Faith and Religion program area to discover our wide array of multi-faith and multi-cultural programming airing throughout the week.


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