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Summit speaker Shares Story of Refugee’s Remarkable Quest for Peace and Justice

By LORETTA FULTON “if we want peace, we must begin with justice.” Those words are more than a slogan to Jessica Goudeau, they are a universal truth. Goudeau was convinced of that after getting to know a former refugee from Myanmar, Dr. Salai Tun Than, who spent 18 months of a seven-year sentence in a military prison for protesting the

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ACU Summit 2020 a Virtual Experience

ACU’s Summit 2020 will be a virtual experience this year. All sessions are free and can be accessed through the Summit website, http://www.acusummit.org. David Wray and Leah Andrews, co-directors of Summit, recommend completing the free registration on the Summit website. Although not required, registration will ensure that you receive email reminders and all links to participate in Summit. A complete schedule

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Virtual Worship provides Opportunity for Diversity

By LORETTA FULTON Summit 2020 will open with the first theme or worship session at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, and viewers will immediately hear and see a difference from years past. Summit, an annual event at Abilene Christian University since its founding in 1906–except for 1946–is going virtual this year because of COVID-19. Visitors who normally come to Abilene

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EVERYONE LOVES A LECTURE

By LORETTA FULTON People who love scholarly lectures are in for a treat, with three coming up within the next few days. One speaker, Jason Byassee, will do double duty, speaking at the Festival of Faith at First Central Presbyterian Church and during the 2019 Summit at Abilene Christian University. Hardin-Simmons University also will hold its annual Cornerstone Lecture Series

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ACU SUMMIT FEATURES ‘MOUNTAINTOP’

Opening of the new Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, will highlight the annual Summit at Abilene Christian University, which will meet through noon Wednesday. The center, which will be headed by religion professor Jerry Taylor, will be located on the first floor of the Biblical Studies Building. Spain was an ACU

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CHRISTIANS CAN ENGAGE IN CIVIL POLITICAL TALK, EVEN WITH OPPOSING VIEWS, SUMMIT TEACHERS ASSERT

By Loretta Fulton Scott Self and Cole Bennett are about as different politically as can be. This is by their own admission. But, they are best friends, they are united in Christ, and they talk. “How did this happen?” Self asked. It happened–and happens–because both men are willing to try to understand where the other is coming from. Bennett knows

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