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Stories by Paul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 11:05 PMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The story of The Salvation Army Part IV:Ministries and projectsweek, we briefly wrote about The Salvation Army's charitable outreach efforts, but as it relates to the social services that it offers, they go well beyond charitable acts for the poor,...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:04 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The Chabad Centre in Montego Bay, St James, caters to the spiritual, dietary, and other needs of the local Jewish community and Jewish visitors to the country who want to observe their customs while still on vacation. It operates under the slogan '...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

William Booth, born in 1829 in Nottingham, England, was an active Methodist, supporting the welfare of the poor and destitute. Sometime before 1865, he and his wife, Catherine Mumford, moved to east London, where they continue to attend to the needs...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The Salvation Army, founded in 1865 in London, England, by William Booth is an evangelical branch of the universal Christian Church. From the very beginning, its thrust is to attend to the spiritual, evangelical, and material needs of people.Over...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

On July 9, 1918, in cool Adam's Valley, located in the Don Figueroa Mountains of Manchester, Henritta Walker gave birth to Willoughby George Smith, the son of George Smith, who sired 13 other children.Willoughby got married to Gladys Matilda Cowan...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Islam, founded by the Prophet Muhammad, is a religion of etiquette and manners. There are principles governing virtually every aspect of life. Muslims are encouraged to abide by them to form a complete Islam personality.Dining etiquette seem to be...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Muslims, followers of Islam, an eastern religion founded by the Prophet Muhammad, do not regard Islam merely as a religion. For them, it is a lifestyle. Everything they do and say are guided by Islamic principles and ethics.Islam prohibits all evil...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Islam is a monotheistic religion founded by the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century CE in Arabia. The word Islam means to submit to Allah in his oneness, and the faith is underpinned by five pillars which believers must uphold.These pillars are the...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:07 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Islam is an eastern religion founded by the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century in Arabia. 'Islam' is an Arabic word meaning 'surrender'. It espouses the fundamental religious idea that the believer, called a Muslim, accepts surrender to the will of...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Ramadan, also called Ramathan and Ramadhan, is the ninth and holiest month on the Islamic calendar. The word 'Ramadan' comes from the Arabic root rami a or ar-rama, which means scorching heat or dryness, as it usually occurs during the time of year...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic calendar, is observed at different times annually. The start of the month is determined by the first sighting of the new moon, and the month might last for different periods in different countries. This year...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Every spring, Jews the world over observe Passover, a celebration of the Exodus of the Israelites from captivity in Egypt. For seven or eight days, certain practices must be carried or not carried out. The celebration is replete with much meaning...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:06 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Over the past few weeks, we have been carrying a series on Scientology. The articles were a product of research from various sources, including the Church of Scientology International (CSI) website.In an email from Karin Pouw dated May 16, 2018, the...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:08 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

L. Ron Hubbard, the founding father of Scientology, stepped down as executive director in 1966 to focus on research and writing, but he was to occupy himself with another endeavour, Sea Org, a ship-based sea entity, established in 1977. It was the...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican poet and novelist A-dZiko Simba Gegele is known over the world for her literary prowess, dramatic strength spoken-word performances, expertise in literary criticism, and more.Over the years, she has been invited to speak and perform at...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Scientology is a body of religious beliefs and practises launched in 1950 by American author, L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986), with the publication of his book, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. He was to become the leader of the Dianetics...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Scientology is a body of religious beliefs and practices launched in May 1952 by American author L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986).He developed a programme of ideas called Dianetics, published as 'Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science' in May 1950, the...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Not so long ago, many Jamaican youth who could not afford certain toys made their own from scraps and scratch. From their creative minds, dolls, houses, cars, carts, trucks, van and bulldozers were manifested, until they could afford cheap, mass-...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:09 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Elise Henry of Havendale, St Andrew, was born in 1908. On Sunday, January 21, family members and other loved ones, some travelling from abroad for the occasion, gathered around the beloved matriarch to celebrate her 110th birthday.This significant...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

From Monday, January 22 to Thursday, January 25, twenty-seven volunteers from the United States under the Jamaica Partners programme were in the island on a medical mission in parts of rural St Andrew, St Mary, and Portland.This is the 30th year...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

On Saturday, January 27, the St Elizabeth attraction Lover's Leap reopens its gates to the public after a short period of operational transition.Under the new management by Jakes Treasure Beach, another popular south St Elizabeth destination, the...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:17 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Over the past three years, I spent much time researching and writing about various religions and Christian denominations. The intention was to give readers an opportunity to learn about the many religious perspectives that people have.It was also a...

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