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June 2008 Archives

McClatchy-Tribune Information Services — Unrestricted – June 30, 2008 Will Smith, who rose from Philadelphia roots to become perhaps Hollywood’s biggest box-office draw, has again been caught up in Scientology suspicions. In March, Smith denied a magazine report that the […]

Associated Press – June 30, 2008 LONDON – The spiritual leader of the world’s Anglicans raised questions Monday about the legitimacy of plans to create a global network of conservative Anglicans that would challenge his authority and the teachings of […]

Associated Press – June 27, 2008 FORT WORTH, Texas – The Texas Supreme Court on Friday threw out a jury award over injuries a 17-year-old girl suffered in an exorcism conducted by members of her old church, ruling that the […]

United Press International – June 27, 2008 TEL AVIV, Israel, Jun 27, 2008 (UPI via COMTEX) — The Israeli government is allowing hundreds of millions of dollars to go to Hamas in Gaza, a watchdog organization has charged. Shurat Hadin […]

Religion News Service- June 27, 2008 PHILADELPHIA — An Episcopal Church court on Thursday (June 26) unanimously found Bishop Charles E. Bennison guilty of not responding appropriately to sexual abuse committed by his brother against a teenage girl more than […]

Religion News Service- June 27, 2008 VATICAN CITY — St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke was named Friday (June 27) to head the Catholic Church’s highest court, a move that places an outspoken conservative in an important if not highly visible […]

Associated Press – June 26, 2008 PITTSBURGH – A Muslim nuclear physicist on Thursday accused the U.S. Department of Energy of revoking his security clearance in retaliation for his criticism of the government’s treatment of Muslims. Moniem El-Ganayni, 57, an […]

Associated Press – June 26, 2008 WASHINGTON – Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to have guns for self-defense in the home and […]

By ADELLE M. BANKS c. 2008 Religion News Service WASHINGTON — Beneath a large photo of Pikes Peak, six actors bounce on stage to Christian music and cope with scandal as they explore life in the center of the evangelical […]

Associated Press – June 25, 2008 WASHINGTON – President Bush on Wednesday said the presidential runoff election in Zimbabwe this week appears to be a “sham,” joining a chorus of international condemnation against the actions of that country’s ruler. Zimbabwe’s […]