COMMENTARY: What’s so bad about men?

c. 1996 Religion News Service (Frederica Mathewes-Green is a member of the Eastern Orthodox Church. She is the author of the recent book”Real Choices”and a frequent contributor to Christianity Today and other publications.) (RNS)-It’s not every day you get to see a photo of a woman folding a man up and pushing him into a […]

NEWS STORY: Thousands urge Clinton to ban late-term abortion procedure

c. 1996 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS)-Thousands of cheering anti-abortion activists, rallying here Monday on the 23rd anniversary of the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision, condemned President Clinton for his stance on abortion and urged him to approve a proposed legislative ban on a controversial procedure. The annual march, held on the Ellipse in sight […]

NEWS STORY: Vatican book on sexuality may bolster”parental rights”drive

c. 1996 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS)-The”parental rights”movement in the United States has gained an unintended assist from the Roman Catholic Church. In a new book on human sexuality, the church advises parents to become more involved in their children’s education, to the extent of removing them from school if they are unhappy with […]

NEWS STORY: Christian Right meeting in Memphis draws five GOP hopefuls

c. 1996 Religion News Service MEMPHIS, Tenn. (RNS)-Joined by five Republican presidential candidates, thousands of conservative Christians met in Memphis over the weekend for a two-day meeting designed to rally evangelical voters for the upcoming presidential primaries.”Our goal,”said Howard Phillips, chairman of the Conservative Caucus and one of many Christian Right leaders who spoke at […]

TOP STORY: WAR AND PEACE IN BOSNIA: Sarajevo cardinal a staunch advocate of a multicultural Bosnia

c. 1996 Religion News Service SARAJEVO (RNS)-It’s hard to find anyone in the government-held parts of Sarajevo with an unkind word to say about Bosnia’s Catholic Cardinal Vinko Puljic. Bosnian Muslims, Catholic Croats, Orthodox Serbs and Jews alike speak of”their cardinal”with hometown pride.”Monsignor Puljic will be pope one day,”says Hebib Sulejman Suky, a Muslim and […]

COMMENTARY: The Millionaire’s Rumble and gods in cleats

c. 1996 Religion News Service (Charles W. Colson, former special counsel to Richard Nixon, served a prison term for his role in the Watergate scandal. He now heads Prison Fellowship International, an evangelical Christian ministry to the imprisoned and their families. Contact Colson via e-mail: 71421,1551 at (RNS)-The Super Bowl, otherwise known as the […]

Denomination Report

c. 1996 Religion News Service (Following is a collection of news stories compiled from RNS staff, wire and denominational reports). Lutheran world body will not ease support for ordaining women (RNS)-The Lutheran World Federation will not drop its support of women’s ordination despite problems it creates for relations with the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches […]

NEWS FEATURE: Armenian Christian leader bridges church division

c. 1996 Religion News Service WORCESTER, Mass. (RNS)-Armenian Christians in America, divided into two church jurisdictions for more than 60 years by Cold War politics, are on the road to reunion under a charismatic new spiritual leader. Karekin I, elected in Armenia in April as the catholicos, or worldwide head of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox […]