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Turn, turn, turn

Whirling Dervishes of Rumi dance as a spiritual journey toward truth

Subscriber onlyFor 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. Continue reading...

Pope's climate stance irks conservatives

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the United States throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change -- and to do so through a document traditionally used for the most important papal teachings. Continue reading...

News Briefs

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Religion Calendar

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Critic: Journalists' avoidance of God dangerous

Subscriber onlyWhen British media critic Jenny Taylor talks to journalists about why they need to take religion seriously, she tells them stories about news stories -- mostly stories many journalists try to avoid. Continue reading...

Hope at work

Local clergy return to site of Indian tsunami 10 years later

The Right Rev. Leo Michael described a typical day in the small coastal villages in southern India -- villages that were devasted by a tsunami on Dec. 26, 2004. Continue reading...

Protecting the flock

Security experts teach churches how to deal with violence, safety concerns

Subscriber onlyJoel 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. Continue reading...

French Jews criticize lapses in protection

Subscriber onlyA pair of soldiers toting sub-machine guns patrolled Tuesday outside a Jewish school on Rue Pavee in Paris' Marais district, where shoppers and tourists mingled with black-clad, ultra-Orthodox men. Continue reading...

Sobering sermon foreshadowed bishop's tumble

Subscriber onlyThe bishop was candid with the small flock at All Saints' Episcopal Church, just outside of Baltimore: She had a sobering sermon for them. Continue reading...

Defensive living expo offers handgun class

Subscriber onlyOak 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. Continue reading...

Religion News Briefs

Subscriber onlyEbola survivor returning to Liberia WORCESTER, Mass. — The Massachusetts doctor who beat Ebola says he’s returning to Liberia, where he contracted the deadly virus. Continue reading...

Religion Calendar

Subscriber onlyMUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT First Baptist Church, 811 Scipio A. Jones Drive, North Little Rock, will present the 12th annual City-Wide Quartet Musical at 6 p.m. Jan. 25, featuring First Baptist Male Chorus, Kendricks Family, Alma Brown and the A1 Singers, Golatt Links of Harmony, Zion Five Singers, Singing Revs, Kim Pettus and Friends and Bishop Kenneth Robinson and Chosen. Continue reading...

Searching for our soul

Northwest Arkansas must listen for call of God

Subscriber onlyFlying in from New York this past week after a short visit with my daughter, I couldn't avoid overhearing a conversation between the couple seated behind me. Both had business to conduct in Bentonville. She had never been to Arkansas, and he claimed to have visited our area a few years ago. Coming from New York and from Boston, they laughed as they shared simultaneous sentiments of dread and amusement at passing the week in a place populated by backward hillbillies. Continue reading...

Local Notes

BENTON COUNTY Christ For The World Church in Rogers, 1221 E. New Hope Road, offers worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Information: 372-4504. Continue reading...