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MLK, BAHA’I FAITH ON AGENDAS

Two upcoming meetings, sponsored by the Abilene Interfaith Council and the Abilene Association of Congregations, will feature topics of interest to the general public.   Both meetings are free and open to the public. The Abilene Interfaith Councill will meet at noon Jan. 21 at the Abilene Public Library branch in the Mall of Abilene. Mike Kelly will speak on

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STUDENTS SHARE EXPERIENCES FROM A WORLD OF RELIGIONS

A panel of McMurry University students and faculty presented the November program for the Abilene Interfaith Council. The 10 students, university chaplain, and two professors talked about their experiences at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions, held Nov. 1-7 in Toronto. (Photo by Loretta Fulton) By LORETTA FULTON It was like drinking from a firehose, it was a glimpse

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AIC TO HEAR PARLIAMENT PANEL

A panel of 10 McMurry University students, professors and the university chaplain will present the program Tuesday for the monthly meeting of the Abilene Interfaith Council. Title of the presentation is “Interfatih Immersion: Learning Through Experience.” The panel will talk about connecting what they learned at the recent Parliament of the World’s Religions to interfaith work in West Texas. The

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ABILENIANS AT RELIGION PARLIAMENT

Quite a few Abilenians will be in Toronto Nov. 1-7 for the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Chief among them will be Rob Sellers, retired Hardin-Simmons University religion professor, who is chairman of the board of the parliament. Also going will be Jacob Snow of First Central Presbyterian Church and president of the Abilene Interfaith Council. A McMurry University class

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‘CEDAR PANELING’ KICKS OFF AIC YEAR

The Abilene Interfaith Council will kick off the 2018-2019 year with an evening session called CEDAR Paneling. It isn’t exactly what it sounds like. CEDAR refers to Communities Engaging with Difference. And “Paneling” refers to a panel who will discuss their experiences when CEDAR met in Abilene over the summer. The public is invited to the meeting, which will begin

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A CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY

  By LORETTA FULTON Prayers said and sung, poems, including one that traveled to the moon, the beating of a Native American drum, and a ceremony of “breaking bread together in peace” added to the mosaic of the National Day of Prayer Service sponsored by the Abilene Interfaith Council. The service was held at noon Thursday at the Center for

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION

By SARAH DANNEMILLER What do a Muslim, mainline Protestant, Catholic, and atheist have in common? Not very much, as each operates from very different philosophical starting points. It would be odd, then, to claim that each of them ought to walk into a room together, sit down, and talk about these fundamental differences. Yet, I believe this collision of differences

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