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August 2007 Archives

Associated Press – August 31, 2007 STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Scores of Muslims staged a demonstration Friday against a Swedish newspaper and demanded that its chief editor apologize for publishing a drawing depicting the Prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body. The […]

Associated Press – August 31, 2007 LONDON – Princess Diana’s family solemnly marked the 10th anniversary of her death Friday, with her younger son eulogizing her as “the best mother in the world.” The bishop of London used his sermon […]

Associated Press – August 30, 2007 BERLIN – Werner Bab remembers going with his father to Berlin’s Rykestrasse Synagogue in the 1930s, soon after the Nazis came to power – a time, he says, when all the talk among the […]

Raja Musharaff is a Pakistani Muslim exchange student coming to America this fall. He’s not coming to join a terrorist cell, open a kabob shop or become a taxi driver. On the contrary, as one of the lead roles on […]

By Adelle M. Banks (RNS) Evangelist Billy Graham, who had been hospitalized for episodes of intestinal bleeding, went home Thursday (Aug. 30), his staff announced. Graham, 88, entered Mission Health & Hospitals in Asheville, N.C., on Aug. 18 and underwent […]

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald BOSTON (RNS) An evangelical college on Boston’s North Shore is about to become nearly three times richer, thanks to a $60 million gift from a California couple whose two grandchildren attend the school. The gift to […]

Associated Press – August 29, 2007 JERUSALEM – Israeli archaeologists on Wednesday criticized the extension of an underground cable at Jerusalem’s holiest site for Muslims and Jews, saying that digging the trench defies professional standards for such a sensitive historic […]

Associated Press – August 29, 2007 PARIS – Even holy water from the Roman Catholic shrine at Lourdes can’t get by airport security screening passengers for suspicious liquids. A passenger on a new Vatican-backed charter airline had to hand over […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago included an openly lesbian priest among five nominees for bishop Tuesday, as fellow Anglicans demand that the church bar gay bishops. The Rev. Tracey Lind, dean of Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, […]

Religion News Service Robert Nowell LONDON – Visitors to East Anglia’s annual Greenpeace fair in England on Sunday (Sept. 2) will be able to confess their sins against the environment to a Catholic priest. But the Rev. Antony Sutch, who […]