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WASHINGTON (RNS) With three weeks left before the 111th Congress adjourns, faith groups are mounting a full court press on Capitol Hill on a number of bills, including a nuclear treaty with Russia and an immigration bill. Advocates are pressing […]

(RNS) As a federal appeals court in California heard opening arguments in a landmark gay marriage case on Dec. 6, a rare coalition of religious leaders released a public letter promoting marriage as “the faithful union of one man and […]

By LYNNE TERRY c. 2010 Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) Mohamed Mohamud was born into chaos, his family fleeing a bloody civil war in Somalia to a crowded refugee camp in Kenya. The family left behind a comfortable city […]

By LAUREN MARKOE c. 2010 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Like so many Jewish women, Anne Suissa pursued her education and career with gusto, earning degrees from Cornell and MIT and going on to manage 27 people at the U.S. […]

Associated Press NEPTUNE, N.J. – A pastor who barred church officials from using Facebook, saying it can lead to adultery, will take a 90-day sabbatical and return to his post, a church elder announced Sunday. The decision follows the pastor’s […]

Blogger Pamela Geller, who was instrumental is raising objections to the Islamic community center near Ground Zero, is calling for a boycott of Campbell soup as a result of the company offering halal soups in Canada certified by the Islamic […]

By Sabrina Eaton of The Plain Dealer and Kevin Eckstrom — (RNS) — A Catholic group that backed the health care reform bill will spend $500,000 on ads and organizers for at least four congressional Democrats who are under fire […]

By Ron Csillag — TORONTO (RNS) — The Anglican Church in Canada is dealing with fallout following a published report that a priest gave Communion to a dog. One congregant has quit St. Peter’s Anglican Church in downtown Toronto in […]

By Alfredo Garcia — Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) When conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck warned churchgoers to “run as fast as you can” if their pastors preach about “social justice,” was he also encouraging them to run from the Bible? […]

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Pastor Rick Warren was briefly hospitalized due to an eye injury that he suffered while gardening at home. Warren’s spokesman Larry Ross said the sap of a firestick plant got into Warren’s eyes when he wiped […]