NEWS STORY: Bishop Makes Dramatic Plea for Sudanese; U.S. Is Listening

c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Just a week after a Sudanese military airplane bombed a Catholic primary school, killing 14 students and one teacher, Roman Catholic Bishop Macram Max Gassis, head of the Nuba diocese in which the bombing occurred told a U.S. audience it was an intentional “slaughter of the innocents.” “I […]

Read more | Comments Off on NEWS STORY: Bishop Makes Dramatic Plea for Sudanese; U.S. Is Listening

NEWS ADVANCE: Pope’s Scheduled Spiritual Journey to Egypt Prompts Mixed Notices

c. 2000 Religion News Service CAIRO _ The bells of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church peal out oddly into a city night more accustomed to the clatter of horns and the wail of the muezzin’s call to prayer. On a recent evening, only about a dozen people are gathered inside the cavernous pink-and-white church in […]

Read more | Comments Off on NEWS ADVANCE: Pope’s Scheduled Spiritual Journey to Egypt Prompts Mixed Notices

NEWS ADVANCE: Pope’s Scheduled Spiritual Journey to Egypt Prompts Mixed Notices

c. 2000 Religion News Service CAIRO _ The bells of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church peal out oddly into a city night more accustomed to the clatter of horns and the wail of the muezzin’s call to prayer. On a recent evening, only about a dozen people are gathered inside the cavernous pink-and-white church in […]

Read more | Comments Off on NEWS ADVANCE: Pope’s Scheduled Spiritual Journey to Egypt Prompts Mixed Notices

NEWS FEATURE: Evangelicals Debate Boundaries of Evangelism

c. 2000 Religion News Service APEX, N.C. _ When Mormons held an open house to celebrate their new temple in this suburb of Raleigh, a group of Southern Baptists stood at the exit ramp and passed out pamphlets titled “Are Mormon Temples Christian?” The answer, according to these Baptists, was no. And they were not […]

Read more | Comments Off on NEWS FEATURE: Evangelicals Debate Boundaries of Evangelism

COMMENTARY: What Greed Hath Joined Together

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Dale Hanson Bourke is publisher of RNS.) (UNDATED) It might be funny if I didn’t have children who have to grow up in this world. Tuesday night’s (Feb. 15) “Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire” brought American society to a new low, offering a mix of “The Price Is Right” […]

Read more | Comments Off on COMMENTARY: What Greed Hath Joined Together

COMMENTARY: What Greed Hath Joined Together

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Dale Hanson Bourke is publisher of RNS.) (UNDATED) It might be funny if I didn’t have children who have to grow up in this world. Tuesday night’s (Feb. 15) “Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire” brought American society to a new low, offering a mix of “The Price Is Right” […]

Read more | Comments Off on COMMENTARY: What Greed Hath Joined Together

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Update: Methodist Same-Sex Decision Draws Mixed Reaction (RNS) A decision by a Western regional body of the United Methodist Church to decline formally charging dozens of clergy who participated in a same-sex union ceremony is drawing mixed reaction. And as the Methodists grapple with the latest decision on homosexuality, an […]

Read more | Comments Off on RNS Daily Digest

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Update: Methodist Same-Sex Decision Draws Mixed Reaction (RNS) A decision by a Western regional body of the United Methodist Church to decline formally charging dozens of clergy who participated in a same-sex union ceremony is drawing mixed reaction. And as the Methodists grapple with the latest decision on homosexuality, an […]

Read more | Comments Off on RNS Daily Digest

NEWS STORY: Charges Dropped Against Methodist Clergy in Lesbian Wedding Case

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED)-A United Methodist investigative committee has decided not to bring formal charges against 68 clergy who participated in a 1999 California same-sex union ceremony for a lesbian couple. The committee of the California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church decided not to certify the complaint concerning the Jan. 16, 1999 […]

Read more | Comments Off on NEWS STORY: Charges Dropped Against Methodist Clergy in Lesbian Wedding Case

NEWS STORY: Charges Dropped Against Methodist Clergy in Lesbian Wedding Case

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED)-A United Methodist investigative committee has decided not to bring formal charges against 68 clergy who participated in a 1999 California same-sex union ceremony for a lesbian couple. The committee of the California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church decided not to certify the complaint concerning the Jan. 16, 1999 […]

Read more | Comments Off on NEWS STORY: Charges Dropped Against Methodist Clergy in Lesbian Wedding Case