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Dr. Anthony Fauci Named Humanist of the Year

The American Humanist Association (AHA) has named Dr. Anthony Fauci the 2021 Humanist of the Year.

Fauci has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the U.S. National Institutes of Health since 1984 and the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden. AHA chose to award him for his embodiment of "humanist values" and "steadfast commitment to science," according to a Religion News Service interview with AHA executive director Roy Speckhardt.

The organization's humanist worldview promotes the protection of "progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists, freethinkers, and the non-religious across the country," according to its website.

What Billy Graham Said About Racial Reconciliation

Billy Graham was once asked, "If you could eradicate any problem in America, what would it be?" The evangelist's answer: "The racial division and strife in our nation."

America is not the only nation where racism has reared its ugly head, and racial reconciliation matters.

Racism and hatred of other races is from the pit of hell. It's a sin in the heart of mankind. As a sin issue, the body of Christ should be at the forefront of racial reconciliation. But if we're honest, there's even racism in the church.

Church Rallies in Support of Casting Crowns Drummer Andy Williams

An overflow of love and support for former Casting Crowns drummer Andy Williams has flooded the Christian rock band's social media accounts as members of the body pray for his recovery and for strength as his family endures this trial.

The band posted on Facebook Thursday afternoon saying the intercession on Williams' behalf is "so appreciated" and to visit his church, Grace Chapel Fairview, for updates.

"Thank you all for your continued prayers, love, and support! We are thankful for this community of believers that will lift up our brother and his family in this critical time!" the band wrote.

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