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c. 2000 Religion News Service Canterbury Is No Hogwarts (RNS) The authorities at Canterbury Cathedral have turned down a request from the Warner Bros. film company to use shots of the medieval building to portray Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the movie it is making of J.K. Rowlings’ “Harry Potter” children’s book series. […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Canterbury Is No Hogwarts (RNS) The authorities at Canterbury Cathedral have turned down a request from the Warner Bros. film company to use shots of the medieval building to portray Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the movie it is making of J.K. Rowlings’ “Harry Potter” children’s book series. […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service National Council of Churches Cheers Elian’s U.S. Departure (RNS) Officials of the National Council of Churches, which long has supported the return of Elian Gonzalez to his homeland, are glad he has been permitted to fly to Cuba. “We are delighted that Elian Gonzalez is on his way home at […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service National Council of Churches Cheers Elian’s U.S. Departure (RNS) Officials of the National Council of Churches, which long has supported the return of Elian Gonzalez to his homeland, are glad he has been permitted to fly to Cuba. “We are delighted that Elian Gonzalez is on his way home at […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Study: Lay Leaders Committed But Take Nonorthodox Biblical Views (RNS) A study of church lay leaders finds they are more committed to religious activities than other churchgoers but are often at odds with orthodox biblical understandings. The Barna Research Group study found that church leaders were more than twice as […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Study: Lay Leaders Committed But Take Nonorthodox Biblical Views (RNS) A study of church lay leaders finds they are more committed to religious activities than other churchgoers but are often at odds with orthodox biblical understandings. The Barna Research Group study found that church leaders were more than twice as […]

NEWS STORY: Presbyterian Meeting Opens Amid 81 Arrests

c. 2000 Religion News Service LONG BEACH, Calif. _ The nation’s largest Presbyterian body opened its 212th General Assembly here Saturday (June 24), and as more than a thousand people gathered for worship Sunday, the strains facing the denomination were sharply apparent. Eighty-one people were arrested protesting church policies on gays. Representatives of the 2.5 […]

NEWS STORY: Presbyterian Meeting Opens Amid 81 Arrests

c. 2000 Religion News Service LONG BEACH, Calif. _ The nation’s largest Presbyterian body opened its 212th General Assembly here Saturday (June 24), and as more than a thousand people gathered for worship Sunday, the strains facing the denomination were sharply apparent. Eighty-one people were arrested protesting church policies on gays. Representatives of the 2.5 […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Tutu Urges End to Death Penalty in the United States (RNS) Two days after the controversial execution of a Texas prisoner, retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called on the United States to end capital punishment. At a news conference Saturday (June 24) preceding his receipt of an honorary doctorate […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Tutu Urges End to Death Penalty in the United States (RNS) Two days after the controversial execution of a Texas prisoner, retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called on the United States to end capital punishment. At a news conference Saturday (June 24) preceding his receipt of an honorary doctorate […]