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Behind the bells

posted: 04/29/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

When the change ringing bells of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral are rung, the sound resonates throughout the surrounding Little Rock neighborhood.

Jews reclaim part of Sicily after banishment

posted: 04/29/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Sicily's Jews were banished from this island in 1492, the victims of a Spanish edict that forced thousands to leave and others to convert to Roman Catholicism.

Jewish fest a cultural celebration

posted: 04/29/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

The annual Jewish Food and Culture Festival returns Sunday to War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

On Religion: Muslim preacher, Christians share commonalities

posted: 04/29/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Soumaya Khalifah's sermon fell in the usual place in the Holy Week rite in which clergy from the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta renewed their vows: after a Gospel passage and before the consecration of bread and wine as Holy Communion.

Humanism apostle to speak at church

posted: 04/29/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Roy Speckhardt, author and executive director of the American Humanist Association, will speak at 2 p.m. today at Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock, 1818 Reservoir Road, Little Rock.


posted: 04/29/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss


FAITH MATTERS: Words from father

posted: 04/29/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Last week, something happened. Having played soccer through the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation department for seven years, a minor miracle occurred. My youngest son -- for the first time in his life -- scored a goal! We cheered like lunatics. A top-shelf bullet from 20 yards. And then, 10 minutes later, another goal! The keeper couldn't even touch it. Every time I see someone, a little dialogue enters my brain: "Have I told them about Joseph's soccer prowess?" Who cares! Tell them again anyway!

Local Notes

posted: 04/29/2017 1 a.m. Discuss


Mary Baker Eddy

posted: 04/29/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

She still stirs people up,” said Chet Manchester of Mary Baker Eddy. Eddy was the founder of the Christian Science movement, and Manchester shared her history April 21 at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Fayetteville. Manchester, a Christian Science lecturer and former creative director for the Mary Eddy Baker Library in Boston, gave the program for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas.

Mayors across region host prayer events

posted: 04/29/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

Breaking the ice

posted: 04/22/2017 2:16 a.m. Comment 1

International residents in the Little Rock area shared cuisines and cultures in an expression of unity and cultural diversity April 15 at the second annual Little Rock International Food Festival.

Ex-monk, 91, building cathedral by hand

posted: 04/22/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

In February, Justo Gallego dug his own grave, literally, in the crypt of the church he has been building here, brick by brick, since the early 1960s.

Yoga class too Hindu for college

posted: 04/22/2017 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Yoga is designed to help bring peace and wellness to body and mind.

On Religion: Most journalists on the beat 'don't get religion'

posted: 04/22/2017 2:13 a.m. Discuss

It was a month after Donald Trump won the presidency and, to be honest, many stunned journalists were still trying to figure out how they missed the tremors that led to the political earthquake.

Religion calendar

posted: 04/22/2017 2:12 a.m. Discuss







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