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Silent nights, holy nights

At St. Scholastica Monastery’s Retreat Center in Fort Smith, the only talking is to God

Subscriber onlyFor those seeking a spiritual start to the new year, St. Scholastica Retreat Center in Fort Smith is offering a quiet alternative -- a silent retreat. Continue reading...

Pane by precious pane

$1 million project to refurbish sacred stained-glass panels underway

Subscriber onlyThe large, colorful stained-glass window that usually adorns the front of Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Little Rock is gone. In its place are panes of clear glass. Continue reading...

Seasonal songs set the spirit

Subscriber onlyCarols and hymns are an essential part of church services for many worshippers during Advent and Christmas. The music helps set the tone of the season. Continue reading...

Gift-wrapped reading

6 books on early Christianity, angels, mindfulness, Jewish literature make great Christmas gifts

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Democrat-Gazette again offers a selection of books ideal for gift-giving. Continue reading...

Printed presents

Six books on religion would be great gifts for the readers on your list

Subscriber onlyChristmas is nearing, and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette again offers a selection of 12 books ideal for gift-giving. Continue reading...

Advent 'Greens' services celebrate season

Subscriber onlyAdvent begins Sunday, and for some churches that means it's time for the annual "Hanging of the Greens." Continue reading...

Grace and gratitude

Thanksgiving holiday reminds us of blessings we have every day of the year

Subscriber onlyThanksgiving is a beloved holiday for many, a day to gather with family and friends and get stuffed on turkey and pumpkin pie. Continue reading...

Foodbank announces campaign

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Foodbank is inviting faith communities to get involved in its weeklong "Full on Faith" initiative Nov. 28-Dec. 3. Continue reading...

Religious liberty topic of half-day session

Subscriber onlyReligious liberty will be the featured topic during Interfaith Arkansas' annual assembly Thursday. Continue reading...

United in prayer

Places of worship offering solace on Election Day

Subscriber onlyAs voters head to the polls Tuesday, several churches are opening their doors to those seeking guidance from a higher power or simply a place to pray. Continue reading...

Renewing the spirit

Lutherans begin a year of events commemorating Reformation’s 500th anniversary

Subscriber onlyOn Monday, half a world away, Lutherans and Catholics will join together to commemorate the Reformation. Continue reading...

An audience with the Oracle

Dalai Lama’s spiritual adviser, Kuten-La, to visit central Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe spiritual adviser to the Dalai Lama will offer blessings and share Buddhist teachings during a visit to central Arkansas this month. Continue reading...

Beyond redemption?

Activist-author tackles death penalty with challenging stories

Subscriber onlyChristian activist and best-selling author Shane Claiborne takes on the death penalty in his latest book, challenging people of faith, especially fellow Christians, to put an end to executions and instead embrace the idea of restorative justice. Continue reading...

Grace for 'all creatures'

Churches welcome pets for Blessing of the Animals services in honor of St. Francis

Subscriber onlySt. Luke's Episcopal Church is going to the dogs ... and the cats and the birds. Continue reading...

'Lord's troubadour' on the road

Spiritual leader John Michael Talbot begins touring with new album, Inner Room

Subscriber onlyJohn Michael Talbot is a busy man. Continue reading...