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Speaker: Racial Justice ‘Definitely Sacred Work’

By LORETTA FULTON “You can’t really have faith without social justice.” That emphatic statement set the tone for one session of the annual Religion News Association conference held Sept. 24-25. Normally, RNA, an organization of journalists who write about religion issues for the news media, meets in a different city each year, except for every four years when it meets

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A Call to Leadership

By DANNY MINTON The story in Kelly Tyler-Lewis’ book, “The Lost Men,” was intriguing and one of those hard to put down. When I finished, I was struck by how what had happened was mainly due to the failure of proper leadership. In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail with his crew aboard the Endurance to try and be the first men to cross the Antarctic. Several books and documentaries focus on the story.

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Interfaith Council hosting Video Series on Abilene Faith Communities

A tour of Temple Mizpah and a discussion of Judaism led by Dr Marc Orner is the first installment of a Facebook video series hosted by the Abilene Interfaith Council. Due to COVID-19, the council is “meeting” on Facebook this year with a monthly video series of faith communities in Abilene. Additional videoes are being prepared for coming months. Click

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The Tragedy of Suicide

By NANCY PATRICK September is National Suicide Prevention Month. As one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries in the world, America should be one of the happiest places to live. Unfortunately, the rise in American suicides implies the opposite.  A couple of years ago, the suicides of 55-year-old fashion designer Kate Spade and internationally popular chef and food techy

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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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