NEWS FEATURE: Couple Seeks to Teach Parents to Control Sports Rage

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) The news shocked the nation: an irate father beat another father to death in front of the man’s children during an argument at a youth hockey game near Boston. But for coach and former professional athlete Jim Sundberg, the story of parental rage sparked by youth sports was not […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service IRS Concedes Christian Coalition Was Tax-Exempt in 1990 (RNS) A Virginia district judge has ordered the Internal Revenue Service to refund taxes paid by the Christian Coalition in 1990 because the IRS has conceded that the organization was tax-exempt in that year. The decision on Tuesday (July 25) by U.S. […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service IRS Concedes Christian Coalition Was Tax-Exempt in 1990 (RNS) A Virginia district judge has ordered the Internal Revenue Service to refund taxes paid by the Christian Coalition in 1990 because the IRS has conceded that the organization was tax-exempt in that year. The decision on Tuesday (July 25) by U.S. […]

NEWS STORY: Pagan Picnic Is a Stroll Through Time, Faiths

c. 2000 Religion News Service ST. LOUIS _ Jeffery and Dixie Gausling strolled through the park with their baby Kameron. All three were dressed in Celtic finery. While the couple were both raised Catholics in this city known for its Catholic heritage, the Gauslings are now more interested in ancient rituals. The Gauslings practice Wicca […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Several States Look to Copy Vermont’s Civil Unions Law (RNS) At least seven states are exploring laws that would create civil union benefits for gay and lesbian couples after Vermont became the first state to offer marriage-like rights to homosexual partners. Vermont’s law, which went into effect July 1, grants […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Several States Look to Copy Vermont’s Civil Unions Law (RNS) At least seven states are exploring laws that would create civil union benefits for gay and lesbian couples after Vermont became the first state to offer marriage-like rights to homosexual partners. Vermont’s law, which went into effect July 1, grants […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Pope Renews Call for Special Status for Jerusalem (RNS) Pope John Paul II has renewed his call for an internationally guaranteed special status for Jerusalem to preserve its holy sites and ensure full freedom of worship to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. Addressing pilgrims gathered outside his summer residence at […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Pope Renews Call for Special Status for Jerusalem (RNS) Pope John Paul II has renewed his call for an internationally guaranteed special status for Jerusalem to preserve its holy sites and ensure full freedom of worship to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. Addressing pilgrims gathered outside his summer residence at […]

NEWS FEATURE: Historic Temple Mount at Heart of Peace Talks

c. 2000 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ The gold-plated roof of Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock blazes under the summer sun as Muslim worshippers gather for noontime prayer on a broad esplanade around the Islamic shrine, perched on a hill that dominates the skyline above Jerusalem’s Old City. A few dozen feet below the eighth […]

NEWS FEATURE: Historic Temple Mount at Heart of Peace Talks

c. 2000 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ The gold-plated roof of Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock blazes under the summer sun as Muslim worshippers gather for noontime prayer on a broad esplanade around the Islamic shrine, perched on a hill that dominates the skyline above Jerusalem’s Old City. A few dozen feet below the eighth […]