Beliefnet News
September 2007 Archives

Associated Press – September 27, 2007 HARTFORD, Conn. – Roman Catholic bishops in Connecticut have agreed to let hospital personnel give emergency contraception to all rape victims, reversing their decision days before a new state law requires it. The church, […]

Associated Press – September 28, 2007 HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution of a man convicted of killing his parents in the nation’s busiest death penalty state after already agreeing to review another state’s lethal injection […]

Associated Press – September 28, 2007 VATICAN CITY – The Vatican on Friday urged Muslims to reject violence, work with Christians for peace and to teach their young to love and respect all people and not become “cultural or religious […]

Associated Press Washington – The Senate used a legislative maneuver Thursday to try to advance a proposal to help U.S. states prosecute attacks on homosexuals, but opponents predicted it would fail. They attached a hate crime measure to a must-pass […]

United Press International Basking Ridge, N.J. – Verizon Wireless, based in Basking Ridge, N.J., has reversed a decision to disallow an abortion rights group from using its network for a text message program. A company spokesman said Thursday the earlier […]

Associated Press Ramallah – West Bank – A new “morality police” has begun detaining Palestinians who eat or drink in public during the fasting month of Ramadan, a first in the West Bank where Muslim custom was always widely observed, […]

By NICOLE WINFIELD ROME (AP) — A doctor alleged Wednesday that Pope John Paul II violated Catholic teaching against euthanasia by refusing medical care that would have kept him alive longer — a charge immediately dismissed by Vatican officials. In […]

By Lilly Fowler Religion News Service Jim Yelvington decided he would do something different with the launch of his new church in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. — cancel Sunday worship services. As part of a new “Faith in Action” program, […]

Associated Press – September 26, 2007 YANGON, Myanmar – Mounting pro-democracy protests led by Buddhist monks against Myanmar’s military government erupted into serious bloodshed for the first time Wednesday, as security forces shot dead at least one man and wounded […]

By Peggy Polk and Daniel Burke Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS — Expressing their “passionate desire” to remain a full partner in the worldwide Anglican Communion, U.S. Episcopal bishops on Tuesday (Sept. 25) said they remain committed to not allowing […]