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c. 1998 Religion News Service Clinton, pope top lists of makers of 1998 religion news (RNS) President Clinton and Pope John Paul II tied for the designation of Religion Newsmaker of 1998 in a survey by the Religion Newswriters Association. The two newsworthy men also ranked at the top of a list of news events […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Clinton, others attack school prayer amendment as vote nears (RNS) With a congressional showdown nearing, President Clinton and other opponents of a controversial school prayer measure have stepped up efforts to defeat the proposed Religious Freedom Amendment pushed by Christian conservatives. The House of Representatives is expected to hold a […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Clinton says clashes between West, Islam are not inevitable (RNS) In a United Nations address on terrorism Monday (Sept. 21), President Clinton declared it is”terribly wrong”to believe there is an”inevitable clash”between Western and Islamic values.”When it comes to terrorism, there should be no dividing line between Muslims and Jews, Protestants […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Controversial Islamic school gets OK from Virginia county board (RNS) Leaders of a suburban Washington, D.C., county have, over sharp objections from some residents, approved plans to build a private Islamic school for 3,500 students that would be financed by the Saudi Arabian government. The $50 million Muslim school was […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service CWS seeks funds to aid Iraqis with medicine (RNS) Church World Service, the relief and humanitarian arm of the National Council of Churches, said Monday (Feb. 9) it is seeking $150,000 from U.S. churches and other supporters to provide Iraq with critically needed medicine and medical supplies. The effort is […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Clergy gets OK to bring concealed weapons to Kentucky churches (RNS) Ministers and church officers in Kentucky are now allowed to carry concealed weapons inside their churches thanks to a new provision in a state law. The 1996 law allows residents to carry concealed weapons with the proper permit, but […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Clinton asks prayers over”difficult”Iraq decision (RNS) President Clinton, in a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, asked Thursday (Feb. 5) for the prayers of the nation as he faces”a difficult decision”in risking the lives of young Americans in the showdown with Iraq. Clinton and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, joined […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Clinton spokesman: Lott’s views on homosexuality `backward’ (RNS) White House spokesman Mike McCurry, who Tuesday (June 16) criticized as”backward”Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott’s description of homosexuality as a disease, has himself drawn fire from Gary Bauer, president of the Family Research Council, who said the Clinton administrations is taking”marching orders […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Court rules graduation prayers may be allowed (RNS) Student-led high school graduation prayers may be allowed when they are conducted without school district control, a San Francisco federal appeals court said Wednesday (May 27). The ruling, which affects nine Western states, was issued by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Crouch, Dixie Hummingbirds among gospel hall of fame inductees (RNS) Gospel artists Andrae Crouch, the Dixie Hummingbirds and the Mighty Clouds of Joy are among 10 individuals and groups who will be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame next month. Crouch, a multi-Grammy Award singer and songwriter, will […]