NEWS ANALYSIS: Orthodox ecumenical patriarch ends monthlong U.S. visit

c. 1997 Religion News Service PITTSBURGH _ After four weeks crisscrossing the nation, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew ended his U.S. tour here Monday (Nov. 17), having largely succeeded in his effort of making Orthodox Christianity more publicly visible and portraying it as a”living church”in step with the times, even as it holds fast to its ancient […]

COMMENTARY: Open letter to an inner-city pastor

c. 1997 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., and a fellow of the Gallup International Institute.) UNDATED _ Dear Pastor, When I arrived home this evening after a long […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 1997 Religion News Service Gunmen attack Mexican prelates, church blames government-backed militia (RNS) Gunmen late Tuesday (Nov. 4) attacked a convoy carrying two Mexican bishops, including Bishop Samuel Ruiz, the head of the diocese in Chiapas, the volatile state in which the government is trying to quell the rebel Zapatista guerrillas. Three men _ […]