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NJ Anti-Facebook Pastor to Resume Job in 90 Days

posted by Ju-Don Roberts

Associated Press NEPTUNE, N.J. – A pastor who barred church officials from using Facebook, saying it can lead to adultery, will take a 90-day sabbatical and return to his post, a church elder announced Sunday. The decision follows the pastor’s […]

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Vatican Says New Guidelines Will Combat Global Abuse Scandal

posted by aroan

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican announced on Friday (Nov. 19) that it is preparing international guidelines to prevent the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic clergy, a long-awaited response to a scandal that has seeped into countless corners of […]

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Clinton Details Religious Freedom, Nominee Faces Senators

posted by aroan

By Adelle M. Banks c. 2010 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday (Nov. 17) called for continued vigilance to protect religious minorities as her department released its annual report on international religious freedom. […]

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Bishops, in Surprise Move, Elect New York’s Dolan As President

posted by aroan

By Daniel Burke c. 2010 Religion News Service BALTIMORE (RNS) In a dramatic break with tradition, U.S. Catholic bishops on Tuesday (Nov. 16) elected New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan as their next president, choosing a friendly but assertive leader over […]

Coalition Seeks Moral Objection to War

posted by aroan

By Adelle M. Banks c. 2010 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) On the eve of Veterans Day, religious leaders and veterans called for a reconsideration of conscientious objection to war, saying military members should have the right to object to […]

Massive Pentecostal Meeting Means Big Bucks for City

posted by aroan

By Tim Townsend c. 2010 St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS (RNS) When is a church convention more than just another church convention? When 40,000 saints from the Church of God in Christ come marching in and relocate the year’s largest […]

Five Anglican Bishops Leave for Roman Catholic Church

posted by aroan

LONDON (RNS) Five bishops have decided to leave the Church of England and join the Roman Catholic Church under the Vatican’s new program to welcome disaffected Anglicans. The decision by three active and two retired bishops was reported Monday (Nov. […]

Pope, in Spain, Denounces Gay Marriage, Abortion

posted by aroan

By Francis X. Rocca c. 2010 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI denounced abortion, same-sex marriage and the absence of religion in public life during a weekend (Nov. 6-7) visit to Spain, a country he called the […]

Controversial Gay Episcopal Bishop to Retire in 2013

posted by aroan

By KEVIN ECKSTROM c. 2010 Religion News Service (RNS) Openly gay Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson, whose 2003 election caused a major schism within the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion, announced on Saturday (Nov. 6) that he will […]

Conservatives Send a Warning Shot in Ousting Iowa Judges

posted by aroan

By Whitney Jones c. 2010 Religion News Service (RNS) Three of the seven justices on the Iowa Supreme Court who voted to legalize same-sex marriage last year lost their jobs on Tuesday (Nov. 2), but conservative activists are warning they […]

Okla. Muslims Unsure of Status after Shariah Referendum

posted by aroan

By Omar Sacirbey c. 2010 Religion News Service (RNS) Born and raised in Oklahoma, Sarah Albahadily will wear her headscarf to a Brad Paisley concert and her cowboy boots to mosque. There are two things she says she never misses: […]

Faith Groups Press Geithner on Foreclosures

posted by aroan

WASHINGTON (RNS) A national network of faith-based organizations, homeowners and community organizers met with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday (Nov. 3), urging him to tackle problems with fraudulent foreclosures. Organizers from the group People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO) […]

Have Democrats Lost Faith in Faith-based Outreach?

posted by aroan

By Daniel Burke c. 2010 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) As Democrats conduct a grim postmortem on Tuesday’s (Nov. 2) elections, some liberal leaders say one diagnosis is already clear: the party’s outreach to religious voters was lifeless from the […]

Obama Meets, Prays with Church Leaders

posted by aroan

By Adelle M. Banks c. 2010 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Twenty-one Christian leaders met and prayed with President Obama on Monday (Nov. 1), discussing joint concerns about poverty, U.S.-Cuban relations and peace in the Middle East. Leaders from the […]

Air Force Academy Cites Progress in Tackling Religious Intolerance

posted by aroan

WASHINGTON (RNS) A recent survey on the religious climate of the U.S. Air Force Academy showed that 41 percent of non-Christian cadets face unwanted proselytizing at least once during a year-long period. The Cadet and Permanent Party Climate Assessment Survey, […]

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How can Christians defend themselves against today's random violence?
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