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WORLD RELIGION LEADERS RESPOND

  (Editor’s Note: Following are statements from religion leaders about the deadly shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27. Rob Sellers, retired religion professor at Hardin-Simmons University, is chairman of the board of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Cliff Stewart, pastor of First Central Presbyterian Church, is president of the Abilene Association of Congregations.) A

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HOPE HAVEN LEADER TO SPEAK AT AAC

Katherine Bisson, executive director of Abilene Hope Haven, will be guest speaker for the October meeting of the Abilene Association of Congregations. The public is invited. The meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday with lunch by donation at New Hope Church, 3122 South Clack St. Chuck Farina, pastor, will be the host for the meeting. Bisson, who replaced John Cooper as

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‘MR. ROGERS’ VISITS AAC

Fred Rogers, make that “Mr. Rogers,” died in 2003, but he will never be forgotten. One of Rogers’ biggest fans lives in Abilene and will present a program on the man and his television show, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” on Wednesday. Jacob Snowden, director of Christian education at First Central Presbyterian Church, will give a program Wednesday, Aug. 22, on Rogers

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‘NO WORDS WILL MAKE SENSE’

(Editor’s Note: Cliff Stewart, pastor of First Central Presbyterian Church and president of the Abilene Association of Congregations, issued the following statement following the shooting that took place May 18 at a Texas school.) I want to express our sadness over this morning’s shooting taking the lives of teachers and children. This shooting reminds us that such tragedy is not

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AN OBLIGATION TO WITNESS

It costs me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods or no god.  It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”                                      – – – Thomas Jefferson  By JIM McDONALD I essentially agree with Thomas Jefferson. However, if we know God, that is, having been saved by Jesus’ sacrifice and have a relationship with Him,

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PEOPLE OF FAITH RESPOND TO SHOOTINGS IN TEXAS CHURCH

By Loretta Fulton Pastors, bishops and people in the pews expressed sorrow and support for their fellow Christians Monday after a gunman walked into a church in a small South Texas community Sunday morning and opened fire, killing 26 and wounding 20 others. Worshipers had gathered at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio,

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