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Profiles in Goodwill: Joe Phelps

By Staff | February 20, 2019

Joe Phelps is the new justice coordinator for Earth and Spirit Center and co-chair of Empower West, a Louisville, Kentucky, black-white clergy coalition. He served previously as pastor of Highland Baptist Church in Louisville.

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By Dwight A. Moody | November 26, 2001

In Afghanistan these days, people are cutting their beards, lifting their veils and playing music. It is all part of the “wild and worldly” celebration that broke out as the Taliban was run out of town. It demonstrated how people of faith reassert their personal freedom following the fall of another regime of religious zealots. […]

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Franklin Graham Stands by Comments Calling Islam

By Jodi Mathews | November 19, 2001

No apology, no explanation and no backpedaling for Franklin Graham following a controversial interview where he called Islam “evil” and “wicked.” Graham, son of well-known evangelist Billy Graham, made the remarks in an interview last month near Wilkesboro, N.C., at the dedication of a chapel in his parents’ name, the Charlotte Observer reported. NBC News […]

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By Cliff Vaughn | November 19, 2001

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