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In order to bring a sense of community back to Orbisonia, the members of the Orbisonia United Methodist Church are currently working on updating and renovating the outreach center, located along Cromwell Street.

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VIAN, Okla. (AP) — A northeastern Oklahoma school district has reversed its graduation dress code policy to allow Cherokee students to wear eagle feathers at the ceremonies, after the state suggested a ban restricts religious freedom.

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s Orthodox Church has called for unity among Orthodox churches after a meeting to discuss a rupture between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

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Whether we like it or not, we all live our lives becoming a caricature of our concept of what we believe God to be or what He is not. Even an atheist, who claims to have no god, behaves and believes according to a set of values and beliefs derived from his experiences in the world. My purpos…

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Whether we like it or not, we all live our lives becoming a caricature of our concept of what we believe God to be or what He is not. Even an atheist, who claims to have no god, behaves and believes according to a set of values and beliefs derived from his experiences in the world. My purpos…

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Giving back to the community is a way for a person or group of people to help those in need. The Mount Union Presbyterian Church proudly helps those in their community with a free children’s clothing bank.

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Family. No single word should be able to contain such a library of emotions, memories, colors, images, fragrances, sounds, etc. But this single word contains within it the amalgam of the human experience. And the crazy thing is that it does not matter who you are, or what your story is, but …

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The well-known Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed Friday to strip out the word Mormon in a move showing the faith’s new president is serious about ending shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and previously promoted by t…

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that some provisions of a St. Louis ordinance banning discrimination based on reproductive health decisions violate the U.S. Constitution and Missouri law.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Three of Ohio’s six Roman Catholic dioceses now say they will release new lists of priests who have been removed from parishes because of sexual abuse and misconduct allegations, The Associated Press has learned.

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Jesus wants us to know one simple truth from Matthew 6:19-14: we need to reorient our priorities. Jesus speaks of our treasure, our eye and our master in this passage. But these three seemingly unrelated illustrations all point towards the single reality that our greatest aim and desire in l…

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The head covering is among the most identifiable elements of Muslim women’s dress and most likely to be portrayed as drab and restrictive to the Western eye.

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday announced a rebuff to the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community, saying it would not participate in events headed by the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate due to a dispute over control of the church in Ukraine.

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The public is invited to the Middle Pennsylvania District’s 38th annual Heritage Fair at Camp Blue Diamond. The fair will be held Saturday, Sept. 22.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Evangelist Will Graham says his movie acting career began and will end with him playing his famous grandfather, Billy Graham, in “Unbroken: Path to Redemption,” which starts in theaters Friday.

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The days of young Mormons anxiously waiting for letters to arrive in the mailbox telling them where they will serve their missions are over, the latest tradition fading away under the march of technology.

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Ladies’ prayer breakfast p The ladies prayer breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Sugar Run Church of the Brethren, Shirleysburg. The speaker will be Shirley Moore Smeal. All are welcome to attend and encouraged to bring a friend.

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An Amish couple with 13 children sued the federal government on Wednesday, accusing officials of violating their constitutional rights by insisting that they provide photographs of themselves before the Canadian wife’s request to become a permanent U.S. resident can be approved.

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Brazil’s National Museum said Wednesday that centuries-old Torah scrolls, considered to be some of Judaism’s oldest documents, had been moved before a massive fire ravaged the place and gutted much of the largest collections of national history artifacts in Latin America.

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Since taking office, President Trump and his administration have strongly championed religious liberty, but only of a particular kind. At this week’s White House dinner for evangelical leaders, Trump emphasized that the U.S. is a “nation of believers” and promised to protect religious liberty.

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Roman Catholic officials in Pennsylvania began lining up quickly and publicly with a key state legislative ally Thursday in backing the creation of a victims’ compensation fund as an alternative to allowing victims in decades-old child sexual abuse cases to sue the church in court.