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Faith-healing Family Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter

posted by aroan

OREGON CITY, Ore. (RNS) Two members of an Oregon church that preaches faith-healing pleaded not guilty Monday (Aug. 30) to manslaughter charges for failing to provide medical care to their infant son, who died shortly after his premature birth. Attorneys […]

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Beck Wants to Lead, but will Evangelicals Follow?

posted by aroan

y Adelle M. Banks c. 2010 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Southern Baptist executive Richard Land was pleased at how religious Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally turned out to be. Bishop Harry Jackson, a black evangelical leader, was pleasantly surprised […]

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Five Years After Katrina, New Orleans Takes Stock

posted by aroan

By Bruce Nolan c. 2010 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) With prayers and the tolling of bells, but also with second-line parades and Mardi Gras Indians, New Orleanians on Sunday (Aug. 29)took stock of their rebuilt lives in the […]

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Western Wall to Feature New One-way Partition Between Men, Women

posted by aroan

JERUSALEM (RNS) Jewish authorities at the Western Wall hope to replace the existing opaque partition that separates the men’s and women’s prayer areas with one that will enable female worshippers to see into the men’s section but not vice-versa. The […]

Poll: Majority Opposes Mosque near Ground Zero, Sees Site as `Sacred Ground’

posted by aroan

By Nicole Neroulias c. 2010 Religion News Service (RNS) The outcry over the proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero should not be lumped together with protests against planned mosques in other parts of the country, a new poll suggests. […]

Presbyterian Minister Faces Church Trial on Gay Weddings

posted by aroan

By Daniel Burke c. 2010 Religion News Service (RNS) For the second time in two years, the Rev. Jane Spahr is on trial in the Presbyterian Church (USA) for performing same-sex weddings. A retired pastor and self-described “lesbian evangelist,” Spahr, […]

New Catholic Mass Approved for 2011 Roll-out

posted by aroan

WASHINGTON (RNS) The most sweeping changes to the Catholic Mass in 40 years will be rolled out in 2011, the U.S. bishops announced Friday (Aug. 20) after receiving formal approval from the Vatican. The new English-language translation of the Roman […]

Church Vows to Burn Qur’ans Without Fire Permit

posted by aroan

(RNS) Fire officials in Gainesville, Fla., have denied a permit to a church that wants to burn Qurans on Sept. 11, but church officials said they’ll go ahead with the protest that has garnered worldwide attention. Leaders of the Dove […]

Polls: One in Four Americans Thinks Obama’s a Muslim

posted by aroan

By Adelle M. Banks c. 2010 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Two new polls say as many as one in four Americans mistakenly believe President Obama is a Muslim, presenting the White House with the unique challenge of defining a […]

Fight Over N.Y. Mosque Becomes a Partisan Wedge Issue

posted by aroan

By Adelle M. Banks c. 2010 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) What started as a local zoning debate about an Islamic center near Ground Zero, and then morphed into a fight over religious expression, has now turned into an election-year […]

Embattled Episcopal Bishop Seeks Allies Overseas

posted by aroan

By DANIEL BURKE c. 2010 Religion News Service (RNS) Contrary to what they say about Las Vegas, what happens in one branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion rarely stays there. And no one knows this more than the former Episcopal […]

Christian Leaders Praise Taize Community on 70th Anniversary

posted by aroan

GENEVA (RNS/ENInews) World Christian leaders are paying tribute to the ecumenical Taize community in eastern France, which is marking the 70th anniversary of its founding in 1940 by Brother Roger Schutz, who died in 2005. In a message in advance […]

Churches Come Up Short as Delegates’ Visas Denied

posted by aroan

By ALFREDO GARCIA c. 2010 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) When the Baptist World Alliance held its global conference in Hawaii earlier this month, it was missing about 1,000 attendees from around the world. In June, the inaugural meeting of […]

Calif. Judge Lifts Stay, Permits Gays to Marry Aug. 18

posted by aroan

(RNS) Same-sex couples can begin marrying in California again on Aug. 18 after a federal judge lifted a stay on his recent ruling that struck down California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. “Based on the trial record, which establishes that […]

SNAP Blasts Episcopalians On Reinstated Bishop

posted by aroan

(RNS) Advocates for victims of clergy sex abuse have blasted the Episcopal Church for reinstating the bishop of Philadelphia who had been charged with not investigating sex abuse allegations about his brother. A church appeals court ruled July 28 that […]

Plaintiffs Give Up Sex Abuse Case Against Vatican

posted by aroan

Associated Press – August 10, 2010 LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – Three men who sought to hold the Vatican liable in an American court for sexual abuses by Roman Catholic priests in a Kentucky diocese are abandoning the case. Lawyers looked to […]

Aid Group `Wants to Stay’ in Afghanistan Despite Killings

posted by aroan

(RNS/ENInews) The International Assistance Mission has rejected Taliban claims that 10 staffers from the Christian aid agency who were killed in Afghanistan had been trying to convert Muslims. “Our faith motivates and inspires us, but we do not proselytize. We […]

Baha’i Leaders Sentenced to 20 Years in Iran

posted by aroan

(RNS) Seven top leaders of the Baha’i faith who have been incarcerated in Iran since 2008 have each received jail sentences of 20 years after six months of court hearings that ended on June 14, according to the Baha’i World […]

Church of God Says Women Can Be Leaders But Not Bishops

posted by aroan

(RNS) The Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.) has decided to permit women to serve on local church councils but has maintained its rule that they cannot be ordained as bishops. By a narrow vote during its recent General Assembly, the […]

After Public Family Feud, Another Schuller Steps In

posted by aroan

By Lilly Fowler c. 2010 Religion News Service GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (RNS) Christian author Carole Lewis stands at the front of the church sharing her tale of woe: bankruptcy, a daughter’s death, a husband’s prostate cancer, a home destroyed by […]

Religious Groups Press for CIA Torture Probe

posted by aroan

WASHINGTON (RNS) Twenty religious organizations are calling for Congress and President Obama to ensure a fair and thorough investigation into allegations of forced human experimentation by the CIA on detainees after 9/11. In June, the group Physicians for Human Rights […]

Jewish Activists Support Ground Zero Mosque

posted by aroan

Associated Press – August 5, 2010 NEW YORK – A group of Jewish activists and community leaders voiced their support for a planned mosque near ground zero and said opponents, including the nation’s leading Jewish civil rights group, are perpetuating […]

Catholic Charities Says BP Isn’t Filling Aid Request

posted by aroan

NEW ORLEANS (RNS) The social service arm of the local Catholic Church said Tuesday (Aug. 3) it’s nearly out of relief money for people damaged by the BP oil spill because the oil company has not approved a replenishment the […]

Appeals Court Sides with Prison in Headscarf Case

posted by aroan

WASHINGTON (RNS) A federal appeals court has sided with a prison system whose policy forbids Muslim women employees from wearing headscarves on the job. In a 2-1 decision issued Tuesday (Aug. 3), the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals called […]

Judge Overturns Calif. Gay Marriage Ban

posted by aroan

Associated Press – August 4, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gays have a constitutional right to […]

Conservatives Will Appeal Go-ahead Vote for `Ground Zero Mosque’

posted by aroan

(RNS) A conservative religious law firm plans to appeal a decision that grants a green light for the construction of an Islamic community center two blocks from Ground Zero. The Washington-based American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) opposes the […]

Focus on the Family Announces More than 100 Job Cuts

posted by aroan

(RNS) Focus on the Family has announced 110 job cuts in the latest round of layoffs that the Colorado ministry attributes to the departure of founder James Dobson and the reduced financial support from donors. “This is not a happy […]

Evangelicals Condemn Planned Qur’an Burning

posted by aroan

(RNS) The National Association of Evangelicals has condemned plans by a Florida church to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “The proposed burning of Qurans would be profoundly offensive to Muslims worldwide, just […]

Vatican Blasts FDA Over Stem Cell Ruling

posted by aroan

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A top Vatican official has criticized a decision by the Food and Drug Administration to allow the world’s first clinical trials using stem cells derived from human embryos. “Despite the efforts that are made to deny it, […]

Orthodox Jews Issue Statement in Support of Gays

posted by aroan

JERUSALEM (RNS) More than 100 modern-Orthodox rabbis, educators and mental-health professionals in Israel and the U.S. have signed a document that urges respect for homosexuals but stops short of condoning same-sex relationships. The “Statement of Principles,” released on the eve […]

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