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Thanksgiving all year

Church groups feed eligible Arkansans

Thanksgiving is Thursday, but volunteers at the food pantry of Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock have been handing out food associated with the day of gratitude and abundance for three weeks.

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Musician to play benefit for family-help groups

Little Rock musician and songwriter Jason Truby has written the title track to the 1999 movie The Matrix Reloaded soundtrack and is a former guitarist for the rock group P.O.D., but there is one thing he never wants to see on the list of things he has done.

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Moved by the spirit: Co-founder of black runners’ group encourages church members to get off pew, into shape

Tony Reed has been a distance runner for more than 40 years.

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Bridging the gap

Catholics and Protestants mark Reformation’s anniversary with discussions over differences, similarities

Lutherans and Catholics will jointly commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at 6 p.m. Monday at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock.

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Many minds, one God

Marking 200th anniversary of founder’s birth, Bahai faith celebrates equality, diversity of religions

This weekend, members of the Baha'i faith in Arkansas will join in a worldwide celebration commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the religion's founder, Baha'u'llah.

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Declaring His name in song

Young Mormon missionaries from far, wide to spread Gospel in Arkansas mission’s “Come Unto Christ” musical concert series

The missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Arkansas Little Rock Mission will present the concert series "Come Unto Christ: A Missionary Musical Tribute" throughout the state beginning Sunday in Conway.

North Little Rock Mormons inch into social media after church approves Facebook

The North Little Rock mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of about a dozen worldwide now allowed to use Facebook, the latest step in testing the introduction of social media to the mission field.

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Faith vs. facts

Little Rock church offers course on striking a balance between science and religion

From the astronomer Galileo Galilei's heresy trial under the Roman Inquisition to the controversy that surrounded Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, science and religion are portrayed as crossing swords as often as paths throughout history, but Little Rock's Trinity Episcopal Cathedral offers an integrated understanding of both in its course "Christian Faith and Modern Science."

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The Sooner Saint

Beatification set for Oklahoma priest Stanley Rother, martyred in Guatemala in 1981

The road to sainthood can last many years, but an Oklahoma priest and the first American-born male martyr will take the final step required before canonization today when the rite of beatification is performed in his honor before an audience of thousands.

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Heart and soles

Ozark Water Project collects used shoes by the pound to fund water systems for villages in Haiti, other countries

Karla Allen, executive director of Ozark Water Projects, will make presentations in schools throughout Arkansas this fall to tell students how shoes can be turned into clean water.

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With closed eyes, a wide smile and arm outstretched, Thirland McKissic, pastor of New Fellowship Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, ta...

Published: July 8, 2017

A phrase from Luke 22:19 is inscribed on a table in front of the church’s pulpit.

A phrase from Luke 22:19 is inscribed on a table in front of the church’s pulpit.

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Congregants line the pews at Pine Bluff’s New Fellowship Baptist Church on June 25. The nearly 70-ye...

Congregants line the pews at Pine Bluff’s New Fellowship Baptist Church on June 25. The nearly 70-year-old church building and pro...

Published: July 8, 2017

A newly purple marquee marks New Fellowship Baptist Church’s official move to Cherry Street in Pine ...

A newly purple marquee marks New Fellowship Baptist Church’s official move to Cherry Street in Pine Bluff.

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