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January 2008 Archives

By Lilly Fowler Religion News Service Superman may have been able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but for Christians, Jesus has always been the ultimate superhero. After all, they say, only Jesus was able to bring salvation […]

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service Atlanta – The top remaining Democratic candidates made their pitch to a meeting of four black denominations Wednesday (Jan. 29) as they seek support from a constituency they are both fighting to have […]

Associated Press Vatican City – Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday defended the Vatican’s right to speak out on bioethics, including its opposition to artificial procreation methods and embryonic stem cell research, and dismissed criticism that the Church blocks scientific progress. […]

Associated Press – January 29, 2008 THE HAGUE, Netherlands – It was 1967 and the Indian meditation guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, dressed in white with long flowing black hair and a gray beard, beamed as he stood surrounded by four […]

Associated Press – January 30, 2008 COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Denmark’s National Library plans to archive the original Prophet Muhammad caricatures that sparked violent protests across the Islamic world two years ago, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Despite objections from some Muslim […]

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) Minnesota Presbyterians have voted to restore the ordination of an openly gay man who has refused to pledge celibacy, the latest test of revamped pastoral guidelines in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Paul Capetz, […]

Chicago Tribune When Republican presidential candidates John McCain or Mike Huckabee need advice on the nation’s surging Latino evangelical vote, there is one man to call: Rev. Samuel Rodriguez. The young California pastor serves as president of the National Hispanic […]

Associated Press Vatican City – Pope Benedict XVI mourned the death of Greece’s Orthodox leader, Archbishop Christodoulos, and praised him Tuesday for having “opened a new era” in relations with the Vatican that helped forge greater Christian unity. In a […]

Associated Press Jerusalem – Barack Obama wooed Jewish voters and skeptical Israelis in interviews published Tuesday, voicing support for key Israeli demands in peace talks with the Palestinians. Winning over Israel could help the Democratic presidential candidate gain favor with […]

United Press International – January 28, 2008 MIAMI, Jan 28, 2008 (UPI via COMTEX) — The economy overshadows other conservative social issues in the Republican U.S. presidential campaign as religion fades from prevalence, pollsters say. The evangelical base makes up […]