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Church collects canned goods to fight human trafficking

At first glance, collecting canned food may seem like an odd way for a church to help stop human trafficking. But Greg Chevalier, the chairman of outreach ministry for Brookhaven…

Catholics hope for an energetic, perhaps non-European pope

Several local Catholic parishioners said recently they hoped their church’s next worldwide leader would be energetic and ready to address new challenges. “I don’t want to say ‘a younger man,’…

‘Love stories’ date as far back as the Bible

‘Love stories’ date as far back as the Bible

The Bible is filled with stories of passion. Some of its stories portray bravery and treachery; others depict loyalty and love. In honor of Valentine’s Day – a day for…

Synagogue the ‘mother ship’ for local Jewish programs

Synagogue the ‘mother ship’ for local Jewish programs

Bobby Ezor remembers why he joined the Ahavath Achim Synagogue 34 years ago. “They offered us a free membership if we married there,” the Buckhead lawyer recalled. “We’ve been members…

For some, Christmas Day is just the start of the celebration

For some, Christmas Day is just the start of the celebration

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me … you know how the song goes. But more than just lyrics about turtledoves and partridges, the 12…

Songs, bright lights of Hanukkah

Songs, bright lights of Hanukkah

Above, Rabbi Brian Glusman, director of membership, outreach and engagement for the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, plays guitar and sings the blessings as the Hanukkah Menorah is lit…

Peachtree Presbyterian a center of civic, religious life

Peachtree Presbyterian a center of civic, religious life

The church with its giant white columns and pointed steeple looks pleasantly ordinary to drivers caught in the constant flow of traffic along Roswell Road. It’s easy to miss, tucked…

Though few in number, nuns make a big impact at St. Joe’s

Though few in number, nuns make a big impact at St. Joe’s

It would be an understatement to say Sister Valentina Sheridan is a people person. Known to most as Sister Val, Sheridan can almost always be found walking the halls at…

Holy Innocents’ opens expansion, chapel

Holy Innocents’ opens expansion, chapel

After nearly two years of construction, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church this month opens its new, $8 million expansion, including a towering, glass-walled chapel. The 30,000-square-foot building includes meeting spaces, offices,…

School expansion brings reason to get to know the neighbors

School expansion brings reason to get to know the neighbors

By J.D. Moor The Church of the Atonement and Congregation Beth Tefillah sit nearly side by side on High Point Road. For years, they’ve been friendly, but had little interaction.…

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