TOP STORY: JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAYS: Away from home for the High Holy Days

c. 1996 Religion News Service (UNDATED) When a research project kept Washington University junior Deborah Schnitzer at school in St. Louis on the Jewish new year, she and her apartment-mates welcomed 25 guests to an after-services potluck brunch. To keep from feeling homesick, the guests consulted their mothers for long-distance help with recipes _ everything […]

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TOP STORY: MOTHER TERESA: To Mother Teresa, misery is an invitation to make God real

c. 1996 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Her gift is basic for a religious mystic: the ability to see the face of God, as she often described it,”in its most distressing disguise.” Mother Teresa has moved with passionate intensity through the 20th century, inspiring millions with her devotion to the poor who wander the world’s war […]

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BUSINESS STORY: `Unprecedented’ settlement reached in New Era case

c. 1996 Religion News Service (UNDATED) A path-breaking settlement has been reached in the scandal resulting from the collapse of the Foundation for New Era Philanthropy, the Pennsylvania charity whose grant programs have been described as an investment scam. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Bruce I. Fox approved a $39 million settlement Thursday (Aug. 22) that will […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 1996 Religion News Service Arab-Americans protest Disney’s portrayal of Arabs (RNS) Arab-American leaders protested Thursday (Aug. 22) outside Walt Disney Pictures in Burbank, Calif., accusing the entertainment giant of stereotyping Arabs in two films and breaking a 1993 promise to consult with them about the portrayal of Arabs in their films. The protesters stopped […]

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TOP STORY: MOTHER TERESA: Mother Teresa has left her mark on Calcutta and the world

c. 1996 Religion News Service CALCUTTA, India _ It was nearly 50 years ago that Mother Teresa rescued the first emaciated woman from the filth-strewn streets of this city. The woman was lying face-down in the gutter. Half her face had been eaten away by insects and rats. Far worse horrors are the norm here […]

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COMMENTARY: For people in the pews, is this dialogue really necessary?

c. 1996 Religion News Service (Andrew M. Greeley is a Roman Catholic priest, best-selling novelist and a sociologist at the University of Chicago National Opinion Research Center. His home page on the World Wide Web is at http://www.agreeley.com. Or contact him via e-mail at agreel(at)aol.com.) (UNDATED) Many years ago, at the beginning of ecumenical dialogue, […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 1996 Religion News Service Mother Teresa hospitalized (RNS) Mother Teresa remained in stable condition in the intensive care unit of a Calcutta hospital Thursday (Aug. 22). The frail nun, who will turn 86 next week, was suffering from fever and cardiac problems and was breathing with the help of a respirator, the Associated Press […]

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PBS offers religion and values this fall

c. 1996 Religion News Service (RNS) Here’s a summary of PBS’ upcoming TV programs that deal with religion and values: Adventures from the Book of Virtues The first in this fall’s line up,”Adventures from the Book of Virtues,”is an animated series adapted from”The Book of Virtues,”the best-selling anthology of moral tales edited by former Secretary […]

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TOP STORY: PBS GETS RELIGION: Public TV’s fall lineup is heavy on God and virtue

c. 1996 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Children’s cartoons about virtue. A 10-part series on the Book of Genesis, complete with a companion book and discussions of the subject in communities across America. A documentary on the historic roots of the religious right. These three series to air in Public Broadcasting Service markets this fall continue […]

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TOP STORY: PBS GETS RELIGION: Public TV’s fall lineup is heavy on God and virtue

c. 1996 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Children’s cartoons about virtue. A 10-part series on the Book of Genesis, complete with a companion book and discussions of the subject in communities across America. A documentary on the historic roots of the religious right. These three series to air in Public Broadcasting Service markets this fall continue […]

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