Hunting ethics have become a ballot issue

c. 1996 Religion News Service (UNDATED) On Nov. 5, voters in seven states will consider measures that would affect the way hunters pursue their prey. Here’s a state-by-state rundown: ALASKA: A ballot initiative seeks to prohibit so-called”land and shoot”practices, in which hunters in airplanes chase wolves until the animals are exhausted and then shoot them […]

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High-tech weapons raise ethical questions for hunters

c. 1996 Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. _ America’s hunters and the industry that feeds them are buying into technology lock, stock and gun barrel. A hunter’s main advantage has always been a superior reasoning power than their prey. But evolving hunting techniques have bestowed upon humans more of the prey’s sensory powers, the wildlife […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 1996 Religion News Service Poll: Dole leads among `committed’ Protestants, Clinton gains with Catholics (RNS) Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole holds a comfortable lead over President Clinton among”highly committed”evangelical and mainline Protestants, but Clinton has made significant inroads among that voting bloc since the 1992 election, according to a new poll released Friday (Oct. […]

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TOP STORY: JESUS SEMINAR SHIFTS FOCUS: Jesus seminar changes focus, taking aim at Paul and Nicene Cr

c. 1996 Religion News Service SANTA ROSA, Calif. _ Having completed an ambitious and controversial decade of work on the identity and sayings of”the historical Jesus,”the maverick scholars of the Jesus Seminar have changed course, with a plan to write their own version of the New Testament. They also plan to focus on the history […]

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MEDITATION: OUR FELLOW PASSENGERS: The real mystery of TWA Flight 800

c. 1996 Religion News Service (Eugene Kennedy is a writer living in Chicago.) (UNDATED) Old railroad stations, John Cheever observed, were built like cathedrals: Their vast spaces invited meditation, the sun fell through great windows on marble floors and pew-like benches. Here were celebrated the mysteries of ordinary time: waiting and expectation, separation and reunion, […]

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c. 1996 Religion News Service Anglicans pledge aid to help renovate Bethlehem’s Manger Square (RNS) The Anglican Consultative Council, made up of leaders of the worldwide communion’s 36 provinces, has pledged its aid for a plan to renovate Bethlehem’s Manger Square, traditionally believed to be the site of Jesus’ birth. The restoration is being undertaken […]

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TOP STORY: WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD: Once regarded as cult, a quirky church embraces evangelical beli

c. 1996 Religion News Service (UNDATED) When Dennis Girouard joined the Worldwide Church of God 10 years ago, he accepted many of the doctrines that had caused evangelicals and others to label the denomination a cult. The church taught that the United States and Britain were heirs to God’s covenant with Israel. It taught that […]

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NEWS STORY: THE WORKPLACE: Church leaders drafted in fight to make sweatshops unfashionable

c. 1996 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Leaders from the nation’s Protestant, Roman Catholic and Jewish denominations and agencies Tuesday (Oct. 22) pledged to step up their efforts to eradicate sweatshops, and the exploitation of women and child labor at home and abroad.”We’ve been at this struggle for 80 years,”said Rabbi David Saperstein, director of […]

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TOP STORY: GENESIS, RETOLD: In Moyers series, Genesis resonates with meaning for all faiths

c. 1996 Religion News Service (UNDATED) By all accounts, it was a marvelous conversation. Once a month, some two dozen biblical scholars, novelists, poets, theologians and others gathered in a private dining room at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York to discuss over a leisurely dinner the biblical Book of Genesis. The conversations _ […]

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Where to go for help

c. 1996 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Here’s a list of organizations that provide help to victims and perpetrators of clergy sexual abuse: Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence, 936 North 34th St., Suite 200, Seattle, WA, 98103; 206-634-1903. Provides educational materials, resources, and workshop leaders for individuals, clergy, and communities interested in […]

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