PHOTO ESSAY: Glimpsing Nazi Germany through lens of sport

c. 1996 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Olympic competitions have always been a platform to display the pride and ambitions of a nation. As the games continue this week in Atlanta, a photo exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum looks back to the Olympic games of 60 years ago in Berlin, when the international […]

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c. 1996 Religion News Service Vatican suggests”prenatal adoption”as way to save frozen embryos (RNS) A top Vatican ethicist suggested Tuesday (July 23) that married women could volunteer to bring to term some 2,500 frozen embryos in Britain that are slated to be destroyed. The suggestion, in an article in the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, is […]

NEWS STORY: REBUILDING BURNED CHURCHES: Fire-damaged churches receive money to rebuild

c. 1996 Religion News Service (UNDATED) The National Council of Churches will distribute nearly $1 million of the $8.3 million it has collected so far to nine congregations in its first round of grants to help predominantly African-American congregations that have been damaged by fires.”It’s a joy to be able to provide resources that churches, […]

German fear of Scientology leaves jazz musician short of gigs

c. 1996 Religion News Service (UNDATED) American jazz musician Chick Corea has been the subject of bans and boycotts in Germany because of his membership in the Church of Scientology, the controversial group that is currently an object of public scorn in Germany. Corea, an internationally acclaimed musician who has won several Grammy awards, has […]

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c. 1996 Religion News Service Former Episcopal treasurer Ellen F. Cooke to appeal prison sentence (RNS) Ellen F. Cooke, the former national treasurer of the Episcopal Church, will appeal her five year prison sentence for embezzling more than $2 million from the denomination, her attorney said Monday (July 22). On July 10, Judge Maryanne Trump […]