Pint-size peacekeepers

Interfaith camp to bring kids of diverse religions together to foster unity, trust

Subscriber onlyIn a twist on traditional Vacation Bible School, faith leaders in Little Rock are offering an alternate summer camp for children this year. Continue reading...

Author who examines faith topics to talk in Little Rock

Subscriber onlyBest-selling author and religion scholar Diana Butler Bass will be the featured speaker during the annual Cotham Lectures on Sunday and Monday at Westover Hills Presbyterian Church, 6400 Richard B. Hardie Drive, Little Rock. Continue reading...

Orthodox migrants flee to Israel

Subscriber onlyHundreds of faithful gather each week in the makeshift Savior of the World church. With its walls bedecked with Christian paraphernalia, it's an unlikely scene in the heart of the Jewish state, hidden in a nondescript building in a hardscrabble southern area of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Continue reading...

NEWS BRIEFS

Subscriber onlySpeaker criticizes birth control rule WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Obama administration’s treatment of the Little Sisters of the Poor “has shown a total misunderstanding of faith.” Continue reading...

Moral conservatives weigh voting booth 'nightmare'

Subscriber onlyThe nightmare vision focuses on a stark, painful moral choice. Continue reading...

Religion calendar

Subscriber onlyMUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Members of the former folk group the Retreat Singers will sing during the 9 a.m. worship service Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 W. 17th St. trinitylittlerock.org or (501) 372-0294. Continue reading...

Love thy neighbor

Ahmadiyya Muslims hug neighbor who shot at mosque

Subscriber onlyIt was in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks when an Ahmadiyya Muslim mosque in Meriden, Conn., was fired upon by an angry neighbor. Police apprehended the culprit, and discovered the hatred this young man harbored against Muslims and Islam from his Facebook posts and email messages to friends. Dr. Qureshi, president of that local Ahmadiyya chapter, expressed his thanks to God for having been spared any loss of life, but he also expressed extreme remorse for not befriending the neighbors surrounding the Baitul-Aman Mosque, House of Peace and Security. Continue reading...

Springdale Advent

Church celebrates 103 years of history

Subscriber onlyIn June 1844, a freight train rolled into Springdale, population 500. Among the unloaded freight were two tents from Michigan -- a 40-foot circular tent and a small family tent. Dr. D.A. Wellman and his wife and J.W. Scoles and his wife had already arrived from Battle Creek, Mich. Continue reading...

Local notes

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON COUNTY Caudle Avenue Baptist Church in Springdale, 404 Caudle Ave., serves a free community meal at 5 p.m. today on the east lawn of the church. The menu includes sub sandwiches, potato salad, chips, dessert and drinks. Four Walmart gift cards will be given away in a drawing. Continue reading...

The power of Pentecost

Congregations prepare to celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit on day the Christian church was born

Subscriber onlyVoices in Chinese, French, Spanish and other languages will be heard proclaiming the Gospel on Sunday morning at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Firms offer Hindu religious rites online

Subscriber only Four Hindu priests sat cross-legged on the floor in front of silver trays of rice, flowers and vermilion powder, chanting in low baritones that reverberated off the bare walls of the old brick temple. Continue reading...

Comic book depicts personal life of Pope Francis

Subscriber onlyThe grand Basilica of San Jose de Flores usually inspires visitors to gaze up at its Corinthian pillars and soaring 19th-century Italianate clock tower. Continue reading...

NEWS BRIEFS

Subscriber onlyMaryland county sued over court’s monument CUMBERLAND, Md. — A county official in Maryland says he will defend the presence of a Ten Commandments monument in front of the local courthouse as a historic artifact originating from a 1950s campaign to promote the famous Charlton Heston film about Moses. Continue reading...

Religion calendar

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Hindus use Buddhist chants to cut stress

Subscriber only The bank executive, the book publisher and the social worker had one thing in common: Their hectic lives in the crowded Indian capital had become so chaotic and stressful, they've turned to chanting Buddhist mantras in search of calm. Continue reading...

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