President Joe Biden visited the church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was once the pastor.
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Lakeland letters to the editor for Jan. 29, 2023
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For nearly 18 years, Jinger Duggar Vuolo appeared on TLC’s hit reality shows "19 Kids and Counting" and "Counting On." She wrote a new book titled "Becoming Free Indeed."
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For the first time Friday and Saturday, hundreds of clergy and laypeople from dozens of churches in West Texas gathered as Global Methodists.
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Police are seeking the public's help to identify a man in a ski mask who tossed a Molotov cocktail at a Bloomfield synagogue on Sunday.
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The state's five dioceses haven't updated their lists of "credibly accused" clergy despite a flood of new lawsuits and settlements, advocates say.
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Passionate public comment has dominated recent Ottawa County board meetings as the community stands divided.
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After our visit to Graceland, we watched Lisa Marie’s service online last week. It took place a few yards from where her dad’s birthday cake had been.
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Jacksonville church addresses concerns over member requirement to sign 'biblical sexuality' statement
First Baptist Church of Jacksonville members who do not sign the church's "biblical sexuality" statement will lose membership in the church.
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Can a familiar biblical passage help when our heart is troubled?
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Sunday said Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is following a political playbook “used by demagogues throughout history” by trying to “pit minority groups against each other” in his bid to remove her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. McCarthy has accused Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, of…
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ReAwaken America faces criticism from religious leaders as it pushes disinformation using Christian nationalist messages
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Tens of thousands of Israelis have poured into the streets each weekend to protest changes Netanyahu and his coalition are planning that opponents believe will curtail civil liberties.
The “He Gets Us” campaign will run two ads during the big game.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) -Pope Francis starts a trip on Tuesday to two fragile African nations often forgotten by the world, where protracted conflicts have left millions of refugees and displaced people grappling with hunger. The Jan. 31-Feb 5 visit to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan, takes the 86-year-old pope to places where Catholics make up about half of the populations and where the Church is a key player in health and educational systems as well as in democracy-building efforts. The trip was scheduled to take place last July but was postponed because Francis was suffering a flare-up of a chronic knee ailment.
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We now see that very difficult processes are taking place inside the UOC
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Ann Charity was born in Pennsylvania and was baptized into the Christian faith at the Moravian mission town of Gnadenhutten, Pa., on Dec. 25, 1749.
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Lent has been cancelled by a “woke” university in a drive to remove Christian term names.
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STORY: The moment has arrived for millions of Catholics in two fragile African countries.Pope Francis starts his visit on Tuesday (January 31) to Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.Protracted conflict in the neighboring nations has forced millions from their homes, leaving them grappling with hunger.The trip had been scheduled for last July. It was postponed after the 86-year-old pontiff suffered a flare-up in a knee ailment.Now Francis is arriving with a change to his itinerary that reflects the violence afflicting DRC.A stop in the eastern city Goma has now been scrapped after a resurgence of fighting between the army and rebels from the M23 group.Instead representatives of the Catholic Church in the provincial capital, like Father Adeodatus Muhigi, will make the cross-country journey to Kinshasa."We will have a small delegation to go to Kinshasa and we have put a lot of emphasis on the victims, the victims of war, the victims of violence, the victims of natural disasters."This will be the first papal visit to Congo since 1985.The historic nature of the occasion will be further underscored when the Pope heads to South Sudan on Friday (February 3).In an unprecedented move, he will be joined by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields.The three churches represent the Christian make-up of South Sudan - which gained independence from predominantly Muslim Sudan in 2011.Two years later and ethnic conflict erupted, spiralling into a civil war that killed 400,000 people.There are 2.2 million internally displaced people in the country and 2.3 million fled as refugees.A 2018 deal stopped the worst of the fighting but parts of the agreement, including the redeployment of a national army, are yet to be implemented.Chris Trott, Britain's ambassador to the Vatican and a former ambassador in South Sudan, said it is hoped that the three churchmen can persuade political leaders to "fulfil the promise of the independence movement."
Listening to the music genre had a profound impact on Ismael Lea South when he was growing up.
First Baptist Church Jacksonville held an open mic Sunday night following a controversy caused by their recently released “Statement on Biblical Sexuality.”