NEWS STORY: Columnist: Hypocrisy An Unappreciated Virtue

c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ As Washington Post op-ed columnist William Raspberry sees it, the demise of hypocrisy has led to the demise of society. “Speakers and moralists have conspired to give hypocrisy a bad name,” Raspberry said. Raspberry spoke to about 60 people Friday (May 26) at Grace Episcopal Church in the […]

NEWS STORY: Columnist: Hypocrisy An Unappreciated Virtue

c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ As Washington Post op-ed columnist William Raspberry sees it, the demise of hypocrisy has led to the demise of society. “Speakers and moralists have conspired to give hypocrisy a bad name,” Raspberry said. Raspberry spoke to about 60 people Friday (May 26) at Grace Episcopal Church in the […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Maryland Nun Plans to Defy Latest Vatican Ban Regarding Gay Ministry (RNS) A Maryland nun says she will not comply with a new ban from the Vatican ordering her to refrain from speaking or writing about a previous Vatican decision to end a ministry to gay and lesbian Catholics. In […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Maryland Nun Plans to Defy Latest Vatican Ban Regarding Gay Ministry (RNS) A Maryland nun says she will not comply with a new ban from the Vatican ordering her to refrain from speaking or writing about a previous Vatican decision to end a ministry to gay and lesbian Catholics. In […]

COMMENTARY: An International 911

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Larry Jones is president of the Feed the Children, the international humanitarian aid group.) (UNDATED) Who defines compassion or what moves us to act? Who would stop our hand when we reach to dial 911? I have just returned from Ethiopia, ground zero for countries in the Horn of Africa […]

COMMENTARY: An International 911

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Larry Jones is president of the Feed the Children, the international humanitarian aid group.) (UNDATED) Who defines compassion or what moves us to act? Who would stop our hand when we reach to dial 911? I have just returned from Ethiopia, ground zero for countries in the Horn of Africa […]

NEWS ANALYSIS: As Ecumenical Relations Mature, So Does the NCC

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) At its 50th birthday party six months ago, the National Council of Churches announced with great fanfare that after teetering on the brink of extinction, the proud ecumenical body didn’t need life support after all. Faced with mounting debts, a multitiered bureaucracy and a staggering sense of aimlessness, the […]

NEWS ANALYSIS: As Ecumenical Relations Mature, So Does the NCC

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) At its 50th birthday party six months ago, the National Council of Churches announced with great fanfare that after teetering on the brink of extinction, the proud ecumenical body didn’t need life support after all. Faced with mounting debts, a multitiered bureaucracy and a staggering sense of aimlessness, the […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Muslims Kill Dozens of Christians in Religious Clash in Indonesia (RNS) More than 30 people were killed Thursday (May 25) and Friday (May 26) during an attack by Muslims on a Christian village on the island of Halmahera in eastern Indonesia, officials said. Seven Muslims and 26 Christians died in […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Muslims Kill Dozens of Christians in Religious Clash in Indonesia (RNS) More than 30 people were killed Thursday (May 25) and Friday (May 26) during an attack by Muslims on a Christian village on the island of Halmahera in eastern Indonesia, officials said. Seven Muslims and 26 Christians died in […]