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c. 2000 Religion News Service Gonzalez Aid Fund Shifted to National Council of Churches (RNS) The embattled fund set up by a United Methodist Church agency to pay for lawyers for Juan Miguel Gonzalez has been shifted to the National Council of Churches, in part because Florida Methodist churches were upset that church leaders were […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Gonzalez Aid Fund Shifted to National Council of Churches (RNS) The embattled fund set up by a United Methodist Church agency to pay for lawyers for Juan Miguel Gonzalez has been shifted to the National Council of Churches, in part because Florida Methodist churches were upset that church leaders were […]

NEWS STORY: Seminaries Are Not Known to Their Neighbors, Study Finds

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Religious educational institutions across the United States are nearly invisible in their communities, a new study by the Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education has concluded. “Many of the seminaries we studied are known only to a fairly small circle of insiders of their own religious tradition […]

NEWS STORY: Court to Hear Gay Scouts Case

c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ A coalition of religious groups from Roman Catholics to Orthodox Jews and Mormons to Southern Baptists has sent a clear message to the Supreme Court: Don’t force the Boy Scouts of America to accept gays as Scoutmasters. When the justices convene this week to review a New Jersey […]

NEWS STORY: Court to Hear Gay Scouts Case

c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ A coalition of religious groups from Roman Catholics to Orthodox Jews and Mormons to Southern Baptists has sent a clear message to the Supreme Court: Don’t force the Boy Scouts of America to accept gays as Scoutmasters. When the justices convene this week to review a New Jersey […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Humanitarian Groups Tackle Global Relief Challenges (RNS) Recent natural disasters, the African AIDS crisis and a burgeoning refugee population have stretched resources and complicated assistance efforts, representatives of global relief agencies said at a Washington conference. More than 160 U.S.-based international humanitarian organizations met in Washington this week (April 17-19) […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Humanitarian Groups Tackle Global Relief Challenges (RNS) Recent natural disasters, the African AIDS crisis and a burgeoning refugee population have stretched resources and complicated assistance efforts, representatives of global relief agencies said at a Washington conference. More than 160 U.S.-based international humanitarian organizations met in Washington this week (April 17-19) […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Complaint Filed Against Bishop In Same-Sex Union Decision (RNS) A California woman has filed charges against the Rev. Melvin Talbert, bishop of the California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, for not taking proper action against 68 pastors who participated in a same-sex union ceremony last year. Jacque Vance, […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Complaint Filed Against Bishop In Same-Sex Union Decision (RNS) A California woman has filed charges against the Rev. Melvin Talbert, bishop of the California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, for not taking proper action against 68 pastors who participated in a same-sex union ceremony last year. Jacque Vance, […]

NEWS STORY: Falwell Leads Effort to Plant Urban Megachurches

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Even as he attempts to regain his political kingmaker status with a campaign to register 10 million new voters, the Rev. Jerry Falwell knows he was a pastor before becoming a political powerbroker. He knows the importance of planting new churches _ he started his own church 43 years […]