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c. 2000 Religion News Service Kentucky House Passes Ten Commandments Bill (RNS) The Kentucky House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday (March 29) that would allow schools to post the Ten Commandments in classrooms and calls for teachers to teach about the influence of Christianity on the country, the Associated Press reported. The bill, […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Kentucky House Passes Ten Commandments Bill (RNS) The Kentucky House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday (March 29) that would allow schools to post the Ten Commandments in classrooms and calls for teachers to teach about the influence of Christianity on the country, the Associated Press reported. The bill, […]

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NEWS STORY: Sexuality Issue Confronts Four Major Denominations

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Sarah Kreutziger is swamped with reading these days, apart from the literature that goes with her job as an assistant professor in the Tulane University School of Social Work in New Orleans. A delegate to the United Methodist Church’s General Conference meeting in Cleveland in May, she is awash […]

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NEWS STORY: Sexuality Issue Confronts Four Major Denominations

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Sarah Kreutziger is swamped with reading these days, apart from the literature that goes with her job as an assistant professor in the Tulane University School of Social Work in New Orleans. A delegate to the United Methodist Church’s General Conference meeting in Cleveland in May, she is awash […]

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NEWS STORY: Pope, Ending Pilgrimage, Meets with Muslims, Prays at Western Wall

c. 2000 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ In an unprecedented gesture of reconciliation between Catholics and Jews, Pope John Paul II prayed at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest place, Sunday (March 26) and placed a plea for forgiveness and brotherhood between its ancient stones. The pope departed in an Israel El Al B-747 jetliner shortly […]

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NEWS STORY: House Speaker Appoints Catholic Priest as Chaplain

c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., appointed a Catholic priest from Chicago as the new House chaplain Thursday (March 23), simultaneously making House history and attempting to end a months-long controversy on Capitol Hill. The Rev. Daniel Coughlin, vicar for priests of the Chicago archdiocese, was sworn in on […]

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NEWS STORY: House Speaker Appoints Catholic Priest as Chaplain

c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., appointed a Catholic priest from Chicago as the new House chaplain Thursday (March 23), simultaneously making House history and attempting to end a months-long controversy on Capitol Hill. The Rev. Daniel Coughlin, vicar for priests of the Chicago archdiocese, was sworn in on […]

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NEWS STORY: Pope Visits Monument to Holocaust Victims, Expresses Church’s Sorrow

c. 2000 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ Pope John Paul II, paying a ceremonial but emotional visit to Israel’s monument to the victims of the Holocaust, said Thursday (March 23) the Roman Catholic Church is “deeply saddened” by any form of anti-Semitism. He urged Catholics and Jews to build a “new future” of mutual respect. […]

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NEWS STORY: Pope Deplores the “Torment’’ of the Palestinians

c. 2000 Religion News Service BETHLEHEM, WesT Bank _ Pope John Paul II, carrying his Holy Land pilgrimage to the Autonomous Palestinian Territories on Wednesday (March 22), celebrated Mass in Bethlehem, the place where Christians believe Jesus was born 2,000 years ago, and deplored the present day “torment” of the Palestinian people. “Peace for the […]

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NEWS FEATURE: West Bank Monastery Dispute Centers on Russian Revolution Split

c. 2000 Religion News Service JERICHO, West Bank _ The road to Jericho taken by an Orthodox nun at the center of an international dispute over a Holy Land monastery leads to a two-room trailer surrounded by an orchard of grapefruit and lemon trees. Inside one room of the trailer is a table dominated by […]

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