COMMENTARY: Afghanistan’s Taliban _ not a valid `interpretation’ of Islam

c. 1998 Religion News Service (Dr. Laila Al-Marayati is a Los Angeles physician and past president of the Muslim Women’s League. She is a regular contributor to the RNS series, Voices of Women in Religion.) UNDATED _ Just a few weeks ago, Jay Leno and his wife Mavis donated $100,000 to the Feminist Majority Foundation […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Bishop Pilla ending term as head of nation’s prelates hailed for leadership

c. 1998 Religion News Service CLEVELAND _ He is respected as a homilist who can shake his peers with his reflections on mortality, a friend who will share a colleague’s favorite meal of meatloaf in the middle of a life-threatening heart illness, a leader who listens and respects other’s opinions. As Cleveland Bishop Anthony M. […]

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COMMENTARY: The high cost of being a Christian celebrity

c. 1998 Religion News Service (Dale Hanson Bourke is publisher of Religion News Service) UNDATED _ It’s lonely at the top, or so they say. It’s also lonely at the front. Just ask any member of the clergy who has stood before a congregation to encourage their spiritual development. And for that group of people […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 1998 Religion News Service Israel court rules in favor of Reform, Conservative Jews (RNS) Israel’s High Court of Justice, further opening the door to non-Orthodox Judaism in the Jewish state, has ordered the appointment of Reform and Conservative representatives to local religious councils in three cities. The decision was hailed by Rabbi Uri Regev, […]

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