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On Religion: Blasphemy iceberg bigger than political cartoons

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The drama began when a Pakistani politician named Salman Taseer criticized the land's blasphemy laws that were being used to condemn Asia Bibby, a Christian convert.

Church food drive approaches 10 tons

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Three weeks into a "Share Your Lunch: Feeding Hungry Children" campaign, the congregation of First Assembly of God North Little Rock has collected more than nine tons of food. At that pace the church should far exceed its goal of 10 tons (20,000 pounds) of food during the nine-week drive.

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Zig Ziglar has died

One of the world’s most famous motivational speakers has died. Zig Ziglar was 86 years old. Ziglar’s Facebook page describes him as “The Undisputed King of Motivation, Inspiration and Education.” ...

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Holy hurrahs

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With a race going on outside their front doors on Sunday morning, many churches along the Little Rock Marathon route are embracing the spirit of the day, while still finding time for worship services.

News Briefs

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European rabbis train in self-defense

'Beauty' of Teenage Girls Shines During Retreat

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A sleepover with a fashion show, makeup hacks and plenty of "swag" sounds like a night out with the Mean Girls.

Been There

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You are not alone.

FAITH MATTERS: God’s People Never Forgotten

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I didn’t see the movie, but I saw the trailer. “Stand Up Guys” is about aging gangsters looking for their last hurrah. Describing his “late-in-life” predicament, Al Pacino’s character says “They say we die twice. Once when the breath leaves our body, and once when the last person we know says our name.”

Local Notes

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Lenten Programs BENTON COUNTY The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., offers a Lenten study at 3 p.m. each Thursday through Lent.

Godless chaplain

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When Bart Campolo broke with the church almost five years ago, he immediately began to feel something missing.

Cuneiform relic debate agitates experts

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At first glance, the ancient Babylonian tablets on exhibit for the first time at a Jerusalem museum look like nothing more than pockmarked lumps of clay.

Unrest swells among Arab Christians

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At a recent Sunday Mass, Arab Christians enthusiastically joined in the ancient chants and prayers of their faith -- until the name of their spiritual leader was invoked.

ON RELIGION: Surveys: Islam continues to confuse Americans

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A week after Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush told a hurting nation: "The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace."

Religion News Briefs

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Baha’is to screen film on education The Baha’i Community of Central Arkansas and Just Communities of Arkansas will host a screening of the documentary To Light a Candle at 7 p.m. Friday at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave. The film, by Maziar Bahari, documents the persecution of Baha’is in Iran and the development of an underground university, the Baha’i Institute of Higher Education.

Religion Calendar

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MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Choral Evensong will be sung at 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St. The service to mark the first Sunday of Lent will feature canticles sung to the Fauxbourdon setting of Orlando Gibbons and the anthem will be William Byrd’s “Emendemus in Melius.” st-marks.com.st-marks.com.

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