Tag Archives: Interfaith

SPIRITUAL HONESTY IN THE BIBLE BELT

By NANCY PATRICK Living in the Bible Belt of America has many advantages. Christian people who live morally upright lives, support their families, participate in their communities, donate to charities, and exemplify integrity and honor comprise the majority of the community. In spite of the positive aspects of living in a Christian community, some people feel alone and alienated when

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FAREWELL TO THE PARLIAMENT

Editor’s Note: Dr. Robert P. Sellers, professor of religion emeritus at Hardin-Simmobns University, just completed his tenure as chair of the board of trustees of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. He gave the following speech when the Parliament met Nov. 1-7 in Toronto. FAITH AND INTERFAITH: FROM GRASSROOTS TO THE GLOBE By Dr. Robert P. Sellers Good evening, friends!

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ABILENIANS AT THE PARLIAMENT

Abilene will be well represented when the Parliament of the World’s Religions meets Nov. 1-7 in Toronto. Retired Hardin-Simmons University religion professor Rob Sellers is chairman of the board of trustees of the parliament. And Dennis Land, a McMurry University graduate, is an ambassador. And, a number of university students and others in Abilene are expected to attend. Land is recruiting others to

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McMURRY CELEBRATES INTERFAITH

  By LORETTA FULTON Four McMurry University students wrapped up Better Together Week Friday, April 13, by sharing their beliefs through a program called Interfaith Story Telling. Events during the week included an international game night, diaper drive to benefit refugees resettled in Abilene through the International Rescue Committee, and an interfaith prayer and meditation session. Sharing their beliefs were

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RELIGION AND AMERICAN DIPLOMACY

By LORETTA FULTON Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, lamented that if she needed assistance with a military or economic issue, she had hordes of people at her fingertips, but not so with matters of religion. Albright discussed that problem in her book, “The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs,”  published in

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ECUMENISM, INTERFAITH SHARE GOALS

Ecumenism and interfaith share many of the same attributes and goals as guests at the February meeting of the Abilene Interfaith Council learned. Guest speaker was Douglas Foster, professor of church history in the Graduate School of Theology and director of the Center for Restoration Studies at Abilene Christian University. Foster, a popular speaker at various venues in Abilene, spoke

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