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Red Mosque Complex Battered After Battle

posted by jmcgee

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Chunks of concrete are missing from the mosque’s minarets. The walls of a religious school painted with Islamic verses are peppered with bullet holes. Black flies swarm over a makeshift bunker, blasted apart under a stairwell. A […]

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Old Testament Features All-Star Black Hollywood Cast

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CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Hollywood, meet the Bible. Zondervan, the Christian publishing giant, is launching the prequel to its critically acclaimed spoken-word Bible, “Inspired By … The Bible Experience” — an Old Testament version that will include a Hollywood cast […]

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Protesters Disrupt First U.S. Senate Prayer By A Hindu

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WASHINGTON – A Hindu clergyman made history Thursday by offering the U.S. Senate’s morning prayer, but only after police officers removed three shouting protesters from the visitors’ gallery. Rajan Zed, director of interfaith relations at a Hindu temple, gave the […]

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Nepalese Goddess Loses Title After U.S. Tour

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A 10-year-old Nepalese girl lost her title as a Hindu living goddess because she left the country to promote a film. Sajani Shakya was the first living goddess — or “kumari” — ever to leave the country. Her June visit […]

Mo. Tightens Abortion Clinic Regulations

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 6–Missouri abortion providers will face new regulations for their clinics and new restrictions on teaching sex education classes under a bill Gov. Matt Blunt signed into law Friday. The measure places more abortion clinics under government […]

ACLU Files Suit Over Jesus Icon in Courthouse

posted by jmcgee

SLIDELL, La. (RNS) A portrait of Jesus Christ that hangs in the lobby of Slidell City Court violates the separation of church and state, according to a a federal lawsuit that was filed Tuesday (July 3) by the Louisiana American […]

Churches Seek Insurance Relief

posted by jmcgee

ORLANDO, Fla. — Wesley United Methodist Church is a congregation of a few hundred members in Marco Island, Fla. It is an active congregation with ministries to the homeless, students and the elderly, and every year it sends missionaries to […]

Move Over, Harry, Christian Fantasy is Back

posted by jmcgee

Whether using dragons, firefish or sword-wielding soccer moms, writers in the emerging category of Christian fantasy fiction are clamoring for a spot in the marketplace. Fantasy fiction in general commands a large following and copious real estate in bookstores. But […]

Lawmakers Seek Bishops’ Help in Ending Iraq War

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Washington – In a rare reversal of roles, 14 Catholic members of Congress are lobbying U.S. Catholic bishops to step up efforts to end the war in Iraq. The lawmakers, all Democrats, wrote to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops […]

Mo. Conceals Executioners’ Identities

posted by jmcgee

Jefferson City, Mo. – People who carry out executions can sue others who disclose their identities, under a new law that followed reports that a doctor who attended Missouri executions had been sued for malpractice more than 20 times. Some […]

Doctor Challenges Kansas Abortion Law

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Topeka, Kan. – Hoping to end a criminal case against him, a high-profile abortion provider filed a legal challenge Monday to the constitutionality of part of a Kansas law restricting late-term procedures. Dr. George Tiller, one of the few U.S. […]

Battle at Radical Muslim Mosque Kills 9

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Islamabad, Pakistan – Security forces clashed with Islamic students outside a radical mosque in the Pakistani capital Tuesday, triggering gunfire that killed nine people, including four of the militant students, a senior official said. The students later pelted two government […]

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