Religion

Religion

Religion calendar, April 21-27, 2017

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Clergy Corner, April 21, 2017

The murder rate is 17 times the global average, earning El Salvador the unfortunate title of most violent nation in the Western Hemisphere in 2015.

The Reluctant Townie: Musings on JC and the Easter Bunny

And to you, dear reader, I wish the happiest of Easters. May your morning be filled with sunshine, the love of kin and the unfortunate discovery of marshmallow Peeps stuffed into your shoes.

Inasmuch as it can be assumed that Jesus Christ is an eternal being hooked on the mundane soap opera of our earthly, everyday lives — do you imagine he prefers Christmas or Easter?

Clergy corner, April 14, 2017

Coming soon to a music venue near you: Garth Brooks, Tom Petty, Peter Frampton ... and VINNY SANTANELLI, senior minister of the St. Joseph Church of Christ.

Religion calendar, April 14-20, 2017

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Good Friday (today) services:

Don Follis: Praying to the one who will never abandon us

In "A Long Way Home — A Boy's Incredible Journey from India to Australia and Back Again," (Penguin Books, 2013), Saroo Brierley tells the story of how he got separated from his older brother Guddu in a train station in western India when he was just 5.

Clergy Corner, April 7, 2017

Last summer, Imam OUSMANE SAWADOGO and the friendly folks at the Urbana's Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center had members of other faith groups over for a memorable meal to mark the end of Ramadan.

Tonight, Champaign's Sinai Temple returns the favor.

Religion calendar, April 7-13, 2017

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'That education church': Champaign's Bethel AME to mark 154 years

CHAMPAIGN — At the corner of Fourth and Park streets, there's plenty of activity on the property that houses Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Contractors and their trucks hog space, putting the finishing touches on renovations that include expansions to the current building that has been standing since 1959. Saws buzz as a building permit is taped to the front door.

Religion calendar, March 31-April 6, 2017

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