Charleston's city, law enforcement and clergy leaders stood together in a call for peace and unity in the city in anticipation of the verdict involving a former Minnesota officer who is facing murder charges over the death of a Black man.

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Music isn’t born of the feet, hips or arms. It’s born of the soul. It’s born of the heart. It’s truly spiritual.

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Resurrection power is all around us. Open your heart. It’s no joke, no scam, no fake news. The resurrection remains the ultimate prank played against evil in all of time.

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The building at 101 Jean Wells Drive in Goose Creek is the first permanent location for the region's Sikh community. Organizers say the new gurdwara, as Sikh worship spaces are called, is the third in the state.

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Anti-vaxers, like most conspiracy theorists, share the same quasi-religious sensibility as did the Gnostics. In this secular age, they use their secrets and their exclusive discoveries as a substitute for faith.

Take the Victory Vax, people.

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"We might know the right time to die. The perfect time to die. And it’s not connected to a number.

I call it the age of gratitude.

It’s the age when you finally see that you’ve had fullness in your life. You know you’ve lived some dreams and you are thoroughly grateful."

The historical society's event will touch on various aspects of Judaism and America's bloodiest war, including Jews who lived in the North and South during that time, fought on both sides of the war and owned enslaved people. 

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Matthew 26:52 says, "And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. But Jesus said to him, 'Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.'" 

That’s one of those hard sayings of Jesus, especially for military chaplains like myself. But in context, Jesus was rebuking those who wanted to force God’s Kingdom into promoting an earthly government.

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The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has officially recognized just one Native tribe in South Carolina. The state has acknowledged nine, including the Waccamaw. But state recognition affords few concrete benefits, so the Waccamaw are seeking what's called "federal acknowledgment," which affords them special status and certain rights and privileges.

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Columbia-based St. Martin's in-the-Fields Episcopal Church created a Holy Land pilgrimage app for anyone to virtually tour the Middle Eastern sites of Christian significance, allowing parishioners to dive into the birth narrative during a holiday season where many are physically distanced.


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