In the last decade, the church in Kansas has become the center of an ambitious effort to revive a dying tradition: a pilgrimage to Mecca.
The journey to Mecca is an ancient rite of passage that has been practiced in Islam since at least the 12th century, but only in the last two centuries has it been incorporated into the Christian faith.
In some places, it’s considered a violation of the holy scriptures.
In other places, the rite is celebrated as a symbol of pilgrimage, like in the case of Journey Church, the small community church in Wichita, Kan., that has hosted hundreds of worshipers from around the world since the 1980s.
The journey is meant to be a rite of pilgrimage in its own right, but the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is increasingly seeking converts to its tradition.
In 2014, Journey Church became the first non-Christian denomination to make the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, an act of defiance against centuries of oppression by the Saudi royal family.
The church has been the subject of criticism from conservative Christians, who say it’s a form of religious persecution and are calling for the ban on the practice to be lifted.
The Saudi government has defended the ban and is expected to announce a new one by the end of this year.
For the church, Mecca has always been a symbol.
It was founded in 715 and is now home to more than 7 million Muslims, including more than 100,000 Christians.
Since it’s been at the center for more than 1,400 years, the journey to the Holy City has been one of the most important rites of the faith, said Rev. David G. Jones, the minister of Journey’s community center.
In the 1930s, King Umar ibn Abdul Aziz of Mecca was the first Muslim to enter the city, a move that triggered a wave of migration from Arabia.
The influx of Muslims and their descendants has driven Christianity from the Middle East to the United States and beyond.
In recent decades, the Middle Eastern region has been home to the largest number of Christians in the world.
Journey’s community of more than 700 congregations is among the fastest-growing religious denominations in the United State, with more than 5,300 congregations.
It is the most diverse and diverse congregation in the state, with African Americans and Latinos making up the largest numbers, along with white mainline Protestants, the Southern Baptist Convention and other religious traditions.
In the 1960s, Journey became the most prominent non-denominational church in the U.S. and has attracted thousands of new members each year.
It has also drawn criticism from those who say the religious practice is not a Christian rite, and that the congregation’s leaders have not been responsive to requests to halt the pilgrimage.
In 2016, Journey’s congregation voted to cancel the annual pilgrimage, saying it was “not in the best interest of the community.”
Last year, the group voted to hold the event as planned, but in 2018, the congregation voted unanimously to change its mind.
Journey’s leadership has not returned calls seeking comment.
The Church of Christ of Jesus, Latter-Day Saints, or LDS is a religion based on the teachings of Jesus as revealed to his apostles in the Bible.
Its adherents are primarily Mormon, but there are also thousands of other faiths.
The faith has been largely persecuted in the Muslim world, but its adherents have recently been seen as a persecuted minority in the West.
The LDS Church has about 15 million members in the country, and its members include nearly 4 million in the Western U. S., according to Pew Research Center estimates.
Its global reach is greater than the Mormon Church in the region, which has about 2 million members and a similar number in the Middle-East.
The church’s leaders and missionaries are seen as the leaders of the church and the missionaries are often called missionaries.
The word “missionary” refers to a person who is called by a church leader to carry out a mission.
The term has been used to describe missionaries since the 19th century.
In many ways, the mission is similar to the Bible mission.
But the Bible does not say that one must go to the land of the living for God’s sake, but rather that one should go to fulfill God’s work in the flesh, said Jerry O. Johnson, the Mormon and Asian-American executive director of the American Missionary Association.
“It’s a different mission.
It’s more of a service to God.
It isn’t a church mission.
I think the church has a responsibility to be more welcoming to the people of the United Kingdom and other parts of the world,” Johnson said.
Johnson and others have been trying to get Journey to cancel its pilgrimage, even as the LDS Church continues to fight the ban.
Johnson has met with LDS leaders and has spoken with members of the congregation.
“I don’t think they’re taking our concerns seriously.
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