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The life and faith of the Rev. Billy Graham

The Rev. Billy Graham led more than 400 evangelical revivals in over 185 countries and counseled a dozen U.S. presidents. He has an unsullied reputation for high personal and organizational... read more >

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Women in the church: a muslim woman sets the record straight

Kent State Assistant Professor Nawal H. Ammar was born and raised in Egypt. During the 1979 Iranian revolution, she was a college student in England, where fellow classmates and teachers... read more >

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Resource: Orthodox Reality in America

Overall, just .34 percent of the U.S. population are members of one or another Orthodox Christian Church. The largest concentration is in Alaska, where Orthodox Christians make up 1.93 percent... read more >

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Hartford Institute Studies The Eastern Orthodox Church in America

Attendance at Eastern Orthodox parishes in the United States has grown faster than at evangelical Protestant congregations, but the financial health of Orthodox parishes is worse than that of either... read more >

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Why the U.S. Orthodox Church Continues To Grow

While most churches struggle with membership and aging populations, the Orthodox Christian church in America has grown, and in some areas of the country, has burgeoned. Certain groups have increased... read more >

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The State of Christianity in Pakistan

Most Pakistani Christians trace their roots to 19th-century British and American missionaries, but Christian communities in the Indian subcontinent sprang from many sources, including one branch that claims origination in... read more >

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The work and life of Pope Benedict XVI

A theologian and scholar by training, former Pope Benedict XVI has long been a writer of best-sellers, speeches and homilies that may turn out to be as important to interpreting... read more >

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Cults, the Unification Church and Sun Myung Moon

The Sept. 3, 2012, death of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, leader of the international Unification Church based in South Korea, reinvigorated interest in the man and the movement. To... read more >

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Debating technology and faith

The Facebook site Jesus Daily outdraws sports teams and celebrities, which has led some to compare social networking’s power to spread faith to the development of the printing press. Others... read more >

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Some ideas to enrich your community's faith life

The Dialogue Corner of the African American Lectionary website provides quarterly topics for clergy and congregation members to reflect upon and discuss. The topic “Church Enrichment” features four articles penned... read more >

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Franklin College Master's Program Gift

"A $150,000 gift from Drs. Leonard and Teresa Bissonnette will help support Franklin College's new Master of Science in...

Working Hands

The Work of the Hands by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros ... It’s with open hands that we welcome the stranger, open up...

International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

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