Religion

Pope in Armenia denounces twisted, planned 'genocide'

YEREVAN, Armenia -- Pope Francis denounced what he called the ideologically twisted and planned "genocide" of Armenians by Ottoman-era Turks a century ago as he arrived in Armenia on Friday for a deeply symbolic weekend visit to mark the centenary of the massacre.

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True Witness

Hickory Hill Park, 216 Bryant Road, will feature the Southern gospel trio made up of Matthew Culp, Sherri Rice and Jami Cecil, True Witness, above, of Crossett, in concert at 7 p.m. today. Also appearing are the Velvet Ridge Singers, a group formed by the Cox brothers, of Bald Knob. The concert is hosted by The Hawkins Family. Call 623-8068 for information.

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How to begin

Lord Arthur Michael Ramsey, the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury, wrote a fantastic little book about prayer, "Be Still and Know." In it, he defines prayer as "being with God." That's a fantastic definition. But aren't we always "with God?"

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Fathers, the hour has come

For centuries, Christians and non-Christians alike were in perfect agreement about the importance of fathers to the well-being of families, neighborhoods, communities, cities, states and countries. In recent times, that truth has been conveniently ignored in order to keep from casting aspersions on "alternate lifestyles."

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Southern Baptists go beyond conservative politics at meeting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Southern Baptist Convention has been closely associated with conservative politics for years, but at its annual meeting this week the nation's largest Protestant denomination showed that its concerns are becoming more diverse along with its membership.

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