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Caterpillar Divestment Doesn’t Play Well with Peoria Presbyterians

posted by aroan

By DANIEL BURKE c. 2010 Religion News Service (RNS) Proposals to have the Presbyterian Church (USA) denounce or divest from Caterpillar Inc. because the company sells bulldozers to Israel are not playing well in Peoria. The central Illinois city is […]

Orthodox Woman Named Among 50 ‘Most Influential Rabbis’

posted by aroan

(RNS) An Orthodox Jewish woman is one of Newsweek’s 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America this year, reflecting a major shift in the magazine’s fourth-annual compilation of top Jewish leaders. Sara Hurwitz, who debuts at No. 36, made headlines when […]

48 Va. Inmates in Segregation Over Grooming Policy

posted by aroan

Associated Press – June 30, 2010 RICHMOND, Va. – Nearly 50 Virginia prisoners are being held in perpetual isolation because they refuse to cut their hair, several for religious reasons. The Associated Press reported in May that 10 Rastafarian inmates […]

Pakistan: Google Site to be Monitored for ‘Blasphemy’

posted by aroan

Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News June 26–(AKI) – Pakistan on Friday said it would monitor Google, Yahoo, and other popular websites to to weed out what the government considers material that could be offensive to Islam. The country in May blocked […]

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