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Q&A With Dr. Sandra Harper, McMurry University President

Editor’s Note: McMurry University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, which is undergoing a significant change. The Global Methodist Church, a more conservative branch of Methodism, launched on May 1, 2022. Some congregations, including many of those in the Northwest Annual Conference, are expected to leave the United Methodist Church for the new denomination. Following is a Q&A with

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UMC Bishop McMurry Baccalaureate Speaker

McMurry University news releaseRobin Daniels, Vice President of Marketing and Communicationser. Bishop Robert Schnase of the Rio Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will be speaker for the baccalaureate service at McMurry University on Friday. The service will be held in Radford Auditorium beginning at 5:30 p.m. In January, Schnase also was named presiding bishop of the New

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Former Chaplain Among McMurry Honorees

Tim Kennedy, former Univerisity Chaplain and director of Religious Life at McMurry University, was one of seven graduates honored by the university on April 22. Kennedy received the Outstanding Alumni Award in Religious & Spiritual Life. The awards were announced at the Annual Night of Distinction dinner. The Distinguished Alumni Award and Young Alumni Achievement Award were among the honors

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McMurry Grad Studying Mental Health Issues in Ghana

Editor’s Note: Editor’s Note: McKenzie Flowers Fergus, a McMurry University graduate, is actively engaged in various human rights, anti-discrimination, sustainable development, and peace-building organizations. After graduating with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Yale University, she was awarded a Russell Berrie Fellowship in a program that collaborates globally with interfaith institutions and universities to promote interreligious dialogue. She also received

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‘McMurry Serves’ Local Nonprofits

By LORETTA FULTON The T-shirts said “McMurry Serves” and the actions backed it up. Fifteen McMurry representatives, including alumni, faculty, staff, students and a couple of “not yet War Hawks” sorted food and packed boxes Saturday morning at the Food Bank of West Central Texas. The effort was part of the “McMurry Serves” initiative sponsored by the Alumni & Friends

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McMurry Religion Major Lands Full Scholarship to Boston University

By LORETTA FULTON McKinney to Abilene to Blackwell to Boston is quite journey, but it’s one that has paid off beautifully for Kenna Bartholomew. The McMurry University senior brought her talents from McKinney to Abilene to study religion at McMurry. She currently also serves as pastor of Blackwell United Methodist Church, which is located south of Sweetwater, about 50 miles

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‘McMurry Serves’ In February

McMurry University alumni and families will assist nonprofits in various communities as part of “McMurry Serves” initiatives during February. Among the Abilene projects are building a Habitat for Humanity house. assisting St. James and Aldersgate United Methodist Churches, and working at the Abilene Woman’s Club, Hendrick Bloodmobile, Food Bank of West Central Texas, and Curtis House Cultural Center. The Abilene

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Coptic Bishop Speaking at McMurry

By PHILIP LeMASTERS With the support of the Lilly Fellows Program and the Abilene Interfaith Council, the Department of Religion and Philosophy of McMurry University is sponsoring three lectures on “Coptic-Muslim Interactions Across the Centuries” Feb. 7 and 8. The lectures will be presented by Bishop Anba Suriel, Ph.D. Bishop Suriel serves in the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles

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