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April 2008 Archives

Associated Press – April 30, 2008 AUSTIN, Texas – Texas officials told legislators Wednesday that they are investigating the possible sexual abuse of some young boys taken from a polygamist sect’s ranch, as well as broken bones among other children. […]

Associated Press – April 30, 2008 VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI met Wednesday with a group of Islamic scholars from Iran following their talks with a Catholic delegation on issues apparently related to recent tensions between Muslims and Christians. […]

By Adelle M. Banks and Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) A Muslim advocacy group is partnering with a Jewish online organization that has called for “inclusive” observances of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday (May 1). “Contact your […]

Associated Press Winston-Salem, N.C. – Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday he was outraged by the latest assertion by his former pastor that criticism of his fiery sermons is an attack on the black church. The presidential candidate is seeking to […]

Associated Press New York – Rudy Giuliani should not have received Holy Communion during the pope’s visit because the former presidential candidate supports abortion rights, New York Cardinal Edward Egan said Monday. Egan says he had “an understanding” with Giuliani […]

Associated Press Weston, Wis. – Two parents who prayed as their 11-year-old daughter died of untreated diabetes were charged Monday with second-degree reckless homicide. Family and friends had urged Dale and Leilani Neumann to get help for their daughter, but […]

By MATTHEW STREIB c. 2008 Religion News Service BALTIMORE — When his partner died in 2004, Kevin-Douglas Olive reached a crossroads in his faith. Even though he had been a Quaker for almost two decades and put his trust in […]

Associated Press – April 26, 2008 DHARMSALA, India – The Dalai Lama welcomed China’s offer to meet his envoy but said the two sides needed a meaningful discussion about how to resolve the problems that triggered riots in the Tibetan […]

Associated Press – April 28, 2008 WASHINGTON – As Democratic front-runner Barack Obama sought to diminish race as a “determining factor” in the 2008 presidential contest, his former pastor said on Monday that the heated controversy over some of his […]

By Nicole Neroulias 2008 Religion News Service NEW YORK — A child of Soviet refugees, the Rev. Andrei Sommer never thought his breakaway church would ever break bread with the Russian Orthodox Christians who remained faithful to Orthodox leaders in […]