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Blasphemy iceberg bigger than political cartoons

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

Church food drive approaches 10 tons

Subscriber onlyThree 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. Continue reading...

Holy hurrahs

Churches along marathon route plan activities to boost runners’ spirits

Subscriber onlyWith 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. Continue reading...

News Briefs

Subscriber onlyEuropean rabbis train in self-defense Continue reading...

'Beauty' of Teenage Girls Shines During Retreat

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

Been There

Rapha Center Offers Free Counseling to Restore Women’s Lives

Subscriber onlyYou are not alone. Continue reading...

God’s People Never Forgotten

Subscriber onlyI 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.” Continue reading...

Local Notes

Subscriber onlyLenten 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. Continue reading...

Godless chaplain

Universities add groups for nonbelievers seeking guidance and community

Subscriber onlyWhen Bart Campolo broke with the church almost five years ago, he immediately began to feel something missing. Continue reading...

Cuneiform relic debate agitates experts

Subscriber onlyAt 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. Continue reading...

Unrest swells among Arab Christians

Subscriber onlyAt 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. Continue reading...

Surveys: Islam continues to confuse Americans

Subscriber onlyA 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." Continue reading...

Religion News Briefs

Subscriber onlyBaha’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. Continue reading...

Religion Calendar

Subscriber onlyMUSIC 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. Continue reading...

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