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December 2007 Archives

Associated Press Columbia, S.C. – Two black South Carolina ministers listed by Barack Obama’s campaign as endorsing his White House bid say they did no such thing, and at least two others affirmed their support only after being contacted by […]

Associated Press Rexburg, Idaho – After selling houses in this Mormon college town for two decades, Ted Whyte knows what some of his customers want: a home near the new Mormon temple. Towering Mormon temples like the one soon to […]

KATMANDU, Nepal, Dec. 25 – A steel footbridge collapsed under the weight of hundreds of people in remote western Nepal on Tuesday, sending scores plunging 30 meters (100 feet) into the icy Himalayan waters below. At least 15 people were […]

The Miami Herald Miami – Maisie McNaught’s first encounter with Kwanzaa pretty much embodied its seven principles in one go: More than 20 years ago, as a new mother looking to forge family traditions, she discovered a book on the […]

Associated Press Bethlehem, West Bank – Gloom was banished from Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem for the first time in years on Monday as Christian pilgrims from all over the world flocked here to celebrate Jesus’ birth in an atmosphere of […]

Associated Press Baghdad – Fear still pervades life in Iraq despite a recent reduction in violence, the spiritual leader of Iraq’s Catholics said Monday, making a Christmas appeal for refugees who have fled the country to return nonetheless. The U.S. […]

Associated Press Mecca, Saudi Arabia – Despite five days of exhaustion and hardships, Muslim pilgrims were saddened to see the annual hajj wind down to a close Friday, ending what for many is a spiritual high point of their lives. […]

Associated Press Washington – President Bush’s special envoy for Sudan, Andrew Natsios, has resigned, U.S. officials said Friday. Natsios oversaw a push to end the violence that the United States calls genocide in Sudan’s troubled western Darfur region and worked […]

Associated Press Vatican City – Pope Benedict XVI said Friday the Vatican is willing to have “serene and constructive” talks with Chinese authorities to solve the problems of the Catholic community in the country. Benedict recalled a letter he sent […]

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service Though college students’ attendance at worship services declines, their interest in spiritual matters grows during their time on campus, a new UCLA study shows. UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute compared the views of […]