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First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Marietta celebrates anniversary Sunday

For the 69th anniversary of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Marietta, Minister Emeritus the Rev. Dr. Hal Doster will return to preach. The special worship service begins at 11 a.m., Sunday, April 15, at 569 Frasier Street in Marietta.

Doster’s sermon is entitled, “Core Values,” and will be followed by a fellowship luncheon.

How Brooke Prentis learned to be 'fully Aboriginal and fully Christian'

It took Brooke Prentis, a descendant of the Waka Waka peoples in Queensland, a long time to reconcile her faith in Jesus with her Aboriginal identity.

“I had once accepted myself as a Christian first, and then Aboriginal. But once I found access to, and learned from, Aboriginal Christian leaders to reverse that identity, I became free in Christ.”

“Then I became a Christian, and no one cared if I was Aboriginal or not.” – Brooke Prentis

Conference asks the question: Why are you a Christian?

DURHAM — Why are you a Christian?

It’s an intriguing question, and for each person, the answer is different.

A conference titled “Why Christian?” was held March 16-17 in Duke Chapel on the campus of Duke University.

Two moderators, the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber and Rachel Held Evans, founded the conference in 2015. Both women are authors and speakers, and both say they wanted to lift up voices not often heard in the church.

Pope says he can't personally apologize for church role in residential schools

Pope Francis will not apologize to residential school survivors and their families for the role the Roman Catholic Church played in operating the schools or the abuses suffered by their students.

A papal apology was one of the 94 recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and during a visit to the Vatican last year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau personally asked the Pope to consider such a gesture.

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