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In North Little Rock, Baptist churches get crash course in preventing mass shootings

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About 250 pastors, staff and members of Baptist churches attended a seminar Monday devoted to church safety and security -- hosted by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention -- at Park Hill Baptist Church in North Little Rock.

Re-creating Sistine Chapel in high-tech fashion

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The music swelled, heavenly clouds began to fade and impossibly bright rays of lights began to cut through the theater. And then it stopped.

Scientology starts its own TV channel

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The Church of Scientology launched its own TV channel Monday with a vow that it will be candid about every aspect of the church and its operations but isn't seeking to preach or convert.

On Religion: Finding the faith in Disney's A Wrinkle in Time

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When her children were young, author Madeleine L'Engle used to take them on nighttime visits to the top of Mohawk Mountain, not far from the family's 200-year-old Connecticut farmhouse.


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Faith Matters: Happy St. Patrick's Day

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Today, March 17, we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Patrick is considered the founder of Christianity in Ireland and is venerated as its patron saint. He was born in Britain in the fifth century, was captured by Irish pirates when he was 16 years old and taken to Ireland as a slave. Before being captured, he had no interest in God, but in captivity, he turned to God in prayer. He worked as a shepherd and that quiet time in nature must have been conducive to his spiritual development.

Bridging a thorny divide China's Catholics rue church's slide as control debated

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FUAN, China -- For nearly four centuries, a swath of farming and fishing villages on China's southeast coast has survived as a stronghold of Catholicism, sometimes flourishing, other times withering, its fate often dependent on decisions or conflicts far away in Beijing or Europe.

NEWS BRIEFS: Hendrix students get SMU access

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Hendrix students get SMU access

Religion Calendar

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Bellaire Baptist Church, 2596 Highway 65 North, will have its homecoming Sunday with speaker Kenny Culpepper. Lunch will be served. (870) 538-3552.

Dad's murder leads rabbi to fight guns with money

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NEW YORK -- Gun violence is not an abstract concept for Rabbi Joel Mosbacher. His father, Lester, was shot to death in 1999 as he opened up his check-cashing business on Chicago's South Side. Mosbacher, who had been ordained just six months earlier, struggled to make sense of the murder, even as well-meaning friends struggled to find words of comfort and support.

On Religion: Graham's children remember him at his funeral

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A few years before World War II, a 13-year-old girl in China wrote a prayer for her future husband.

Pope clears path to sainthood for slain Archbishop Romero

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ROME -- Pope Francis has cleared the way for Archbishop Oscar Romero, an advocate for the poor who was slain in 1980 by right-wing death squads in El Salvador, to become a saint, the Vatican announced Wednesday.

Faith Matters: Blessing of light

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On Friday evening, as I was driving my car, I glanced down and noticed the thing that can send my stomach into knots. My check engine light was on.

Local notes

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Millwood Christian Church in Rogers, 3450 W. Pleasant Grove Road, sponsors Bingo sessions beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. All proceeds will support the CORE distribution of health and hygiene products to those in need.




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