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Church: ‘The Last Refuge when Everything Else Fails’

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 her degree

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Student Voices Lifted in Protest And Prayer

By LORETTA FULTON The voices sometimes were loud, sometimes plaintive, sometimes pleading, sometimes angry, all from students, faculty, and associates of Abilene’s three church-affiliated universities. They joined the chorus of other voices across Abilene and the nation that have spoken in the same tones in recent days. All were spoken in the aftermath of the latest incident of police brutality

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FORMER McMURRY PROFESSOR SHARES STORY OF COVID-19 RECOVERY

Editor’s Note: The following article is reposted with permission from Episcopal News Service, where it first appeared on April 15. The Rev. Robert Pace is a former McMurry University history professor and former rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Amarillo. Abilene and Amarillo both are in the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas. By EGAN MILLARD Episcopal News Service When

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UNIVERSITIES EXTEND SPRING BREAK DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Hardin-Simmons and Abilene Christian universities announded March 12 that spring break has been extended due to the threat of the coronavirus. Both universities were set to resume classes on Monday, March 16, but have extended the days off. Following are announcements from both universities: HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY A plan has been formulated for Hardin-Simmons University that would allow us to protect

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YEMENI REFUGEE BRINGS STORY TO ABILENE

By LORETTA FULTON Mohammed AL Samawi, a peace activist and author of “The Fox Hunt,” will bring a story of inspiration to Abilene Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14-15.  The public is invited to his Monday evening presentation, “Building Bridges: Interfaith Dialogue Across the Islamic, Jewish, and Christian Communities.” The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Mabee Room of

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SCHOOL AND CHURCH BELLS RINGING

  By LORETTA FULTON The aroma of poppy seed chicken coming from the kitchen at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. The impressive Parade of Flags at Abilene Christian University’s opening chapel. McMurry University’s chaplain urging students to email her with prayer requests. All are signs that a new year of campus spiritual life has kicked off at Abilene’s three church-affiliated universities.

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