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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 Clinton presses for religious freedom in China (RNS) President Clinton worshipped Sunday (June 28) in Beijing’s oldest and largest Protestant church, a gesture his aides indicated was intended to remind China’s leaders about the importance the United States places on religious freedom. In brief comments at Chongwenmen Church, Clinton expressed […]

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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 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. 20013 Telephone: 1-800-HELP-NOW Spanish: 1-800-257-7575 Baptist World Aid 6733 Curran Street McClean, VA 22101-3804 Telephone: (703) 790-8980 CARE 151 Ellis Street NE Atlanta, GA 30303-2426 Telephone: 1-800-521-2273 Catholic Relief Services P.O. Box 17090 Baltimore, MD 21203-7090 Telephone: 1-800-235-2772 Childreach 155 Plan Way Warwich, RI 02886-1099 Telephone: 1-800-556-7918 Christian Children’s Fund 2821 Emerywood Parkway P.O. […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Churches denounce Northern Ireland bombing (RNS) Church leaders in Europe have denounced last weekend’s bombing in Omagh, Northern Ireland, which took the lives of 28 people, including seven children and 14 women.”That such an unspeakable crime should have been committed, in which so many innocent people have suffered death, injury […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Church World Service plans more aid for North Korea (RNS) Church World Service, the relief and humanitarian arm of the National Council of Churches, has announced it plans to send $500,000 in new aid to North Korea to help people survive the next crucial”crunch”in March or April, when basic food […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Church women call for canceling poor nations’ debts (RNS) The 125-member U.S. delegation who attended the festival marking the end of the Ecumenical Decade of the Churches in Solidarity with Women has written President Clinton calling for”the complete cancellation of debts for the most heavily indebted countries as a first […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Church of Scotland eases stance against gambling (RNS) The general assembly of the (Presbyterian) Church of Scotland _ by a mere 11-vote margin _ has relaxed its opposition to gambling to allow local congregations and other church agencies to apply for National Lottery funding to help pay for community work […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Church of England set to debate Britain’s drug policies (RNS) For the first time, the general synod of the Church of England is set to publicly debate Britain’s drug problem and the government policies used to tackle it, including the volatile issue of easing laws prohibiting drug use. The synod, […]