EASTER FEATURE: Devotion, scholarship collide along the Via Dolorosa

c. 1997 Religion News Service UNDATED _ Once again this Good Friday (March 28), Jerusalem’s Via Dolorosa will swell with thousands of Christian pilgrims piously retracing the path tradition says Jesus took as he bore the cross on his way to crucifixion at Calvary. Moving in small groups divided by nationality and language, the pilgrims […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 1997 Religion News Service Appeals court rejects Cooke’s appeal (RNS) A federal appeals court has turned down former Episcopal Church treasurer Ellen F. Cooke’s appeal of her five-year sentence on charges stemming from the embezzlement of $2.2 million from the denomination. Cooke’s lawyers had asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, […]

NEWS STORY: Jewish leaders lend support to campaign against Christian persecution

c. 1997 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Putting aside sometimes deep religious differences, leaders of several influential Jewish advocacy groups Tuesday (March 18) added their voices to the growing grassroots campaign on behalf of persecuted Christians around the world.”Jews have a special feeling based on our own experience,”said Warren Eisenberg, director of the International Council […]

COMMENTARY: So much said, so little heard

c. 1997 Religion News Service (Tom Ehrich is an Episcopal priest in Winston-Salem, N.C., an author and former Wall Street Journal reporter. E-mail him at journey(at)interpath.com.) UNDATED _ At first, it was Bill Gates’ prediction that caught my eye. The next big technological thrust, said the software king, will be voice-recognition computers turning spoken words […]