Blessings for Same-Sex Couples Expand from Northwest Arkansas to Episcopal Churches Worldwide

By Shelby Gill, Lemke Newsroom. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s congregation, in Fayetteville, has been blessing same-sex couples for six years, but Episcopal Churches worldwide agreed on a standard liturgy for the blessing of same-sex couples in July at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, said rector of St. Paul’s, Lowell Grisham, who was also […]

Dalai Lama Lecture Increases Student Interest in Buddhism

By Shelby Gill Lemke Newsroom [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv0dKJQbYK8&list=UUFLQVh0K6euwG9BUiMLSJPA&index=15&feature=plcp[/youtube] The Dalai Lama’s visit to the UA in 2011 not only attracted an audience of more than 20,000 to Bud Walton arena but also rekindled an interest in Buddhism that has endured, according to interviews. “I was a freshman when I saw the Dalai Lama speak and I remember […]

Anti-Islam Film Ignites Debates on Social Media

By Shelby Gill Lemke Newsroom UA students found the video that mocks the Prophet Muhammad degrading, but it does not justify killing the American ambassador to Libya and three other U.S. diplomats, those interviewed Wednesday said. Some refused to watch the video after they learned of the violence attributed to it, and the disrespect to […]

AISA Students Held Commemorative Service for 9/11

By Shelby Gill Lemke Newsroom The UA Al-Islam Students Association (AISA) honored lives lost during the tragic events of 9/11 by presenting a commemorative service Tuesday morning in the Multicultural Center. “How heinous is a crime of killing a single person? It is as though you have taken out the entire humanity, Hameed Naseem, electrical […]

Ministry Adapts Speed Dating to Meet New Members

By Shelby Gill LEMKE NEWSROOM The Pathway Baptist Church will mimic speed dating this coming week to get to know their members and encourage new members to join. The event will be held Friday at 6:15 p.m. in the church located on West Mount Comfort Road. “I usually divide the room into two groups – […]