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January 2010 Archives

OREGON CITY, Ore. (RNS) When their son became ill, Jeffrey and Marci Beagley were confronted by several symptoms that would concern any reasonable parent but gave no indication that death was imminent, a pediatrician told jurors on Monday (Jan. 25). […]

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Polish Catholic bishop who has been denounced for calling the Holocaust a “Jewish invention” distanced himself from the statement on Tuesday (Jan. 26), saying that he had been misunderstood. In an interview published Monday (Jan. 25) […]

WICHITA, Kan. – An usher testified Monday that he watched the man accused of killing prominent abortion provider Dr. George Tiller approach the doctor in church, put a gun to his head and pull the trigger. Gary Hoepner, who like […]

PARIS – A parliamentary panel will recommend on Tuesday that France ban face-covering Muslim veils in public locations such as hospitals and schools, but not in private buildings or on the street, the group’s president said. The decision appeared to […]

HANOI, Vietnam – One of the world’s most famous Zen masters made a plea Monday for religious freedom in his homeland, saying Vietnam’s communist leaders have lost touch with their revolutionary ideals and Buddhist traditions. Thich Nhat Hanh, who helped […]

WICHITA, Kan. – Jurors in the trial of the man charged with shooting Dr. George Tiller will hear from witnesses who saw the abortion provider gunned down at his church, listen to the 911 call made moments later and see […]

TONGI, Bangladesh – Tens of thousands of Muslims began streaming to the banks of the River Turag north of the Bangladesh capital Friday for the start of a three-day Islamic gathering that will likely attract three million devotees for a […]

(RNS) A Michigan military contractor said Thursday (Jan. 21) it will remove encoded scripture references on weapons it builds for U.S. military after a firestorm of complaints arose from both believers and atheists. “Trijicon has proudly served the U.S. military […]

(RNS) Close to half of Americans admit to harboring prejudice against Muslims and negative feelings about Islam, a new study from the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies shows. The level of anti-Muslim prejudice — 43 percent of Americans admitted feeling […]

(RNS) At the point where Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts come together, and about a mile from a forest called Satans Kingdom, Northfield, Mass., isn’t exactly what you’d call a hotbed of either conservatives or evangelicals. Yet when a new […]