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Religion News 3-12-13 Print E-mail

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Gardnersville Baptist Church Revival Print E-mail

Gardnersville Baptist Church will be having a revival March 24 - 29. Food and fellowship at 6 p.m. each night followed by services at 7 p.m. Brother Edwin Kirkpatrick will be the guest speaker.

Gardnersville Baptist Church is located at 3240 Ky Hwy 491 West, DeMossville, KY 41003.

For more information you can call the church at 859-472-5121, find them on Facebook or at www.gardnersvillebaptistchurch.com

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Renaissance Woman Print E-mail

Sara (or Sarah) Losh would stand out in any age. In the age in which she lived (1785-1853) she was virtually unique. The grandchild and child of landed gentry in the Cumbrian region (northwestern England), Sara was reared in a home that valued education, curiosity, and independence. Her father, John (who inherited the land that was the cornerstone of their family fortune), and uncles, James (a barrister) and William (an industrialist and inventor) were leaders in their society. They encouraged Sara and her sister Katharine to cultivate an interest in mathematics, geology, engineering, archaeology, poetry, the arts, languages (modern and ancient), and politics.

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Religion News 3-5-13 Print E-mail

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Religion News 2-26-13 Print E-mail

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The Time is Ripe Print E-mail

Recently, Imam Plemon El-Amin, the distinguished Muslim leader and scholar, provided the devotional at our annual gathering of Presbyterian Seminary presidents and board chairs in Atlanta. Imam El-Amin read a passage from the Qu'ran: "The worst food is that which is taken from the poor."

I am sure that all of us in the room that day felt the resonance between the sacred text of Islam and our own Bible, from the thundering call of the Old Testament prophets to our Lord Jesus' Sermon on the Mount to the book of James. I was also reminded, however, of another witness to justice that day, and how this passage from the Qu'ran shares his gift for coining a memorable phrase. I am thinking, of course, of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Almost immediately upon returning from the meeting in Atlanta, I turned to James Washington's collection of Dr. King's writings, and sought out in that collection a sermon Dr. King preached at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on March 31, 1968.

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Religion News 2-19-13 Print E-mail

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Thurgood Marshall, America's Promise, and the "Devil in the Grove" Print E-mail

After a night of serious drinking at an American Legion hall dance in Lake County, Florida, one mid-summer evening in 1949, a 17-year-old girl named Norma Lee (Tyson) Padgett and her estranged husband, Willie Padgett, reported that they had been the victims of a violent attack by a group of young Black men. The young woman claimed she had been raped, though physical evidence did not support her claim.

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Rosa Parks: Courage Print E-mail

The names roll down the ages like a roll call of the saints - the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy, Mr. Fred Daniels, Mrs. Rosa Parks and Dr. Moses W. Jones - African- American citizens in Montgomery, Alabama, who in 1955 and 1956 courageously led the Black community in a boycott of the Montgomery City Line buses. One name stands out, without whom the boycott would never have happened at all: Rosa Parks.

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Religion News 2-12-13 Print E-mail

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