Tag: Mississippi

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    Baptist pastor and Mississippi state senator Phillip Gandy sponsored a law he says will restore and protect people’s freedom to practice religion. Others interpret it as a means to legalize discrimination. “It’s aiming at keeping government in its place,” Gandy explains. But National Council of Churches president and general secretary Jim Winkler describes it as “a rearguard action by those concerned by changes taking place in society.” More

    May 23, 2014 | Comments

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    There is a proposal on the ballot in Mississippi that would say human life begins at conception. If the measure passes, every fertilized human egg in Mississippi would be defined as a person, and that could make abortion, for any reason, murder. More

    November 4, 2011 | Comments

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    Physical healing and spiritual care go hand in hand at a no-frills health care clinic in Tutwiler, Mississippi.
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    September 24, 2010 | Comments

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    If you are a patient who is poor, says this doctor-nun, “sometimes in this society your are taught not to care about yourself…You are denigrated and told you are not an important person.” More

    September 24, 2010 | Comments

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    Two and a half years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed 475 homes and damaged many more in D’Iberville, Mississippi, people are rebuilding. From all over the country, 6,500 volunteer builders have come in to help, and displaced families have a place to call home again. More

    December 14, 2007 | Comments

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    Pastor David Brown is a circuit preacher. Once called called circuit riders, these preachers went from town to town in 19th-century America to spread the Gospel. They’ve gone from horseback to car, but they’re still around. No one knows just how many there are, but they serve the same purpose they always have–to bring a religious message to people with no fulltime preacher of their own.
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    August 31, 2007 | Comments

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    As the Gulf Coast reels from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the federal government tries to speed up its much-criticized response to the crisis, especially in New Orleans, religious groups are playing a key role in emergency relief efforts. More

    September 2, 2005 | Comments