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c. 1996 Religion News Service Disney, under attack by religious groups, puts Catholic cleric on board (RNS) The Walt Disney Co., under attack by some religious groups for straying from the path of family values in its entertainment and personnel policies, has named the Rev. Leo O’Donovan, president of the Jesuit-run Georgetown University in Washington […]

COMMENTARY: Standing together in the ashes

c. 1996 Religion News Service (Samuel K. Atchison is an ordained minister and has worked as a policy analyst and social worker to the homeless. He currently is a prison chaplain in Trenton, N.J.) (UNDATED) In December 1955, Robert Graetz was an idealistic 27-year-old minister, five months into his first pastorate. Like most young pastors, […]

COMMENTARY: Standing together in the ashes

c. 1996 Religion News Service (Samuel K. Atchison is an ordained minister and has worked as a policy analyst and social worker to the homeless. He currently is a prison chaplain in Trenton, N.J.) (UNDATED) In December 1955, Robert Graetz was an idealistic 27-year-old minister, five months into his first pastorate. Like most young pastors, […]

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c. 1996 Religion News Service Unitarians endorse same-sex marriages (RNS) _ The Unitarian Universalist Association voted Tuesday (June 25) to endorse the legalization of same-sex marriages, the first U.S. denomination to do so. Meeting in Indianapolis, delegates to the liberal religious group’s annual convention voted overwhelmingly to”proclaim the worth of marriage between any two committed […]

TOP STORY: RELIGION AND CULTURE

c. 1996 Religion News Service ANGAHUAN, Mexico _ Speaking in a soft singsong, the town elder recalled villagers’ fear when a strange hillock spewing fire and smoke broke through the furrows of Dionisio Pulido’s cornfield.”People began to cry, but it was the adults crying, and then the little ones as well,”said Jorge Gomez Amado of […]

NEWS STORY: TV offers too much pseudoscience, not enough fact, scientists complain

c. 1996 Religion News Service AMHERST, N.Y. _ A leading scientific group, frustrated by a rash of documentary-style TV shows that presented alien autopsies and humans coexisting with dinosaurs as credible, is forming a “media integrity” council to monitor shows and pressure TV networks and other media into presenting less mysticism and more real science. […]

COMMENTARY: Earth to Eleanor: Help Hillary

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 magazine.) (RNS)-Whenever I try to have a chat with Eleanor Roosevelt, I end up getting the Shopping Channel instead. Guess it’s my fault. I’m just […]

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c. 1996 Religion News Service Report says Bonhoeffer soon to be pardoned (RNS) The German government may be about to pardon Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Lutheran theologian executed by the Nazis and who is still listed under German law as guilty of high treason. Reuters news agency Monday (June 24) quoted unnamed German legal sources as […]

NEWS STORY: Pew study cites power of religion in politics

c. 1996 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ The conservatism of white evangelical Protestants is the most powerful religious force in politics today, but religion overall has a strong impact on the political views of Christian Americans, according to a new survey released Monday (June 24). It also found a”significant”amount of politicking from the pulpit.”Religion is […]