posted: 01/24/2015 3:07 a.m.
For the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi, it's all about revolving. Members of the Sufi order use dance as a form of devotion to God, and the revolution of all things -- from electrons, protons and neutrons in atoms to the earth revolving around the sun -- is at the heart of their spinning movements.
posted: 01/17/2015 2:19 a.m.
Joel Humphrey thought his church had a solid security plan. But when he and fellow safety team members from Crossgate Church in Hot Springs attended a Sheepdog Seminar for Churches in Texas last year, he realized they had a lot of work to do.
posted: 01/17/2015 2:14 a.m.
Oak Grove Life Center, a nonprofit organization and outreach of ThatChurch.com, will offer a Defensive Living Expo on Jan. 31. The event will include a concealed-carry handgun class, as well as seminars, training and demonstrations on defensive living.
posted: 01/10/2015 2:05 a.m.
Father Tom Elliott spends time each day writing a letter to God. It's a spiritual discipline known as journal writing and it's one the Catholic priest has practiced for more than a decade.
posted: 01/10/2015 1:59 a.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host an interfaith religious liberty program today in Little Rock. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Little Rock Stake Center, 13901 Quail Run Drive.
posted: 01/03/2015 1:57 a.m.
For Jerome Kodell, the practice of silent prayer has enriched his life. Some call it contemplative prayer -- a way of seeking a deeper relationship with God through stillness and silence.
posted: 12/27/2014 2:18 a.m.
Attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria were voted as the No. 1 religion story of the year by members of the Religion Newswriters Association and in a repeat of last year, Pope Francis was named the top Religion Newsmaker of the Year.
posted: 12/20/2014 2:50 a.m.
Carols are a familiar part of worship services during Advent and Christmas, and many of the most beloved Christmas carols have ancient origins or roots in other countries.
posted: 12/20/2014 2:48 a.m.
For those grieving the death of a loved one or struggling through divorce or job loss, Christmas can be a difficult time. Some churches in Arkansas are offering special worship services for those who find the season less than jolly.
posted: 12/13/2014 1:59 a.m.
Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday known as the Festival of Lights, begins at sundown Tuesday and this year's celebrations in Arkansas include public menorah lightings, latke potlucks and a number of other events.
posted: 12/06/2014 2:07 a.m.
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will be in Little Rock this weekend to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Christ Episcopal Church.
posted: 12/06/2014 2:05 a.m.
When Mike Skinner worships at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Springdale, he's surrounded by the saints.
posted: 11/29/2014 3:21 a.m.
Christmas is nearing and that means it's time for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's annual selection of books ideal for gift giving. This year's list includes 10 books on a variety of topics related to religion and spirituality, such as an examination of miracles, a look at the enduring popularity of C.S. Lewis and an exploration of black sacred music. That's where we'll start:
posted: 11/29/2014 3:18 a.m.
The Interfaith Center at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Little Rock recently held a series of events with Lama Tenzin Choegyal, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, to raise awareness of his work with orphans.
posted: 11/29/2014 3:18 a.m.
Park Hill Baptist Church of North Little Rock is taking on a once taboo topic for many churches -- mental health. The church is hosting a forum, "Changing Attitudes: The Church and Mental Health," at 6:30 p.m. Monday.