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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c. 2000 Religion News Service Vermont House Approves `Civil Unions’ for Gays (RNS) The Vermont House, in a historic vote Thursday (March 16), agreed to permit gay couples to form “civil unions” giving them the same rights and benefits afforded married heterosexual couples. The bill, which passed by a vote of 76-69, is expected to […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Vermont House Approves `Civil Unions’ for Gays (RNS) The Vermont House, in a historic vote Thursday (March 16), agreed to permit gay couples to form “civil unions” giving them the same rights and benefits afforded married heterosexual couples. The bill, which passed by a vote of 76-69, is expected to […]

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NEWS FEATURE: North Americans to Join Romero Remembrance

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) When religious leaders and church activists gather next week in El Salvador to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero, they will be honoring a man many consider among the most prominent and courageous religious martyrs of the 20th century. “The Romero story is like […]

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NEWS FEATURE: North Americans to Join Romero Remembrance

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) When religious leaders and church activists gather next week in El Salvador to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero, they will be honoring a man many consider among the most prominent and courageous religious martyrs of the 20th century. “The Romero story is like […]

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COMMENTARY: The Pope Should Now Apologize to Catholics

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Eugene Kennedy, a longtime observer of the Roman Catholic Church, is professor emeritus of psychology at Loyola University in Chicago and author most recently of “My Brother Joseph,” published by St. Martin’s Press.) (UNDATED) Pope John Paul II deserves praise for his unprecedented initiative in seeking forgiveness for sins committed […]

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COMMENTARY: The Pope Should Now Apologize to Catholics

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Eugene Kennedy, a longtime observer of the Roman Catholic Church, is professor emeritus of psychology at Loyola University in Chicago and author most recently of “My Brother Joseph,” published by St. Martin’s Press.) (UNDATED) Pope John Paul II deserves praise for his unprecedented initiative in seeking forgiveness for sins committed […]

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NEWS STORY: Pope Hopes Trip Will Aid Middle East Peace Process

c. 2000 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Pope John Paul II hopes his spiritual pilgrimage to the Holy Land next week will advance ecumenical and interfaith dialogue and help to create a climate for peace in the Middle East, the Vatican said Friday (March 17). Chief spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said the Roman Catholic pontiff […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Colleges Adapting to Increased Muslim Presence Among Students

c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ When Tarek Elgawhary was looking at colleges three years ago, he wanted the things most students want _ strong academics, a friendly campus and a reputable degree. But when he finally decided to attend George Washington University in Washington, D.C., there was another factor at work. GWU has […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Colleges Adapting to Increased Muslim Presence Among Students

c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ When Tarek Elgawhary was looking at colleges three years ago, he wanted the things most students want _ strong academics, a friendly campus and a reputable degree. But when he finally decided to attend George Washington University in Washington, D.C., there was another factor at work. GWU has […]

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