NEWS FEATURE: Billionaire Shares Wisdom Gleaned From Faith and Business

c. 2000 Religion News Service GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. _ Rich DeVos knows the odds are stacked against his getting into heaven. He is well aware of Jesus’ teaching that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom. He learned this […]

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COMMENTARY: For GOP, Pro-Life Is No-Win

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Paul Mulshine is a columnist for The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J.) (UNDATED) If you’ve been watching the conventions, you probably noticed a pattern emerging on the issue of abortion. The Republicans barely mentioned it. The Democrats can’t shut up about it. Take that fact and add to it the observation […]

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COMMENTARY: For GOP, Pro-Life Is No-Win

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Paul Mulshine is a columnist for The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J.) (UNDATED) If you’ve been watching the conventions, you probably noticed a pattern emerging on the issue of abortion. The Republicans barely mentioned it. The Democrats can’t shut up about it. Take that fact and add to it the observation […]

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NEWS STORY: Veep Choice May Test Black Voters’ Loyalty to Democrats

c. 2000 Newhouse News Service LOS ANGELES _ Democrats are dealing with an undercurrent of concern that vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman might cool African-American enthusiasm for the Democratic ticket, for which overwhelming support from black voters is a prerequisite of victory. Lieberman got a warm reception from the Democratic National Committee Black Caucus on […]

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COMMENTARY: Curiouser and Curiouser

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Rabbi Rudin is the senior interreligious adviser of the American Jewish Committee.) (UNDATED) Lewis Carroll who wrote “Alice in Wonderland” would love this year’s race for the White House. It’s only August, but the campaign is already becoming “curiouser and curiouser” with no end of surprises in sight. For openers, […]

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NEWS STORY: American Muslims Seek Reassurance on Lieberman’s Mideast Approach

c. 2000 Religion News Service LOS ANGELES _ Uneasy American Muslim leaders say vice presidential nominee Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., must move quickly to reassure them he will be fair on the Mideast or risk losing millions of votes in crucial states to Republican George W. Bush. The ambivalence toward Lieberman is evident even among […]

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NEWS STORY: American Muslims Seek Reassurance on Lieberman’s Mideast Approach

c. 2000 Religion News Service LOS ANGELES _ Uneasy American Muslim leaders say vice presidential nominee Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., must move quickly to reassure them he will be fair on the Mideast or risk losing millions of votes in crucial states to Republican George W. Bush. The ambivalence toward Lieberman is evident even among […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service L.A. Cardinal Offers Pro-life Prayer at Democratic Convention (RNS) Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony drew criticism from both the pro-choice and pro-life camps for opening the Democratic National Convention with a prayer asking God’s protection “especially on unborn children.” Mahony, who has led the country’s largest and most diverse Catholic […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service L.A. Cardinal Offers Pro-life Prayer at Democratic Convention (RNS) Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony drew criticism from both the pro-choice and pro-life camps for opening the Democratic National Convention with a prayer asking God’s protection “especially on unborn children.” Mahony, who has led the country’s largest and most diverse Catholic […]

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NEWS STORY: Pope Welcomes 600,000 Young Pilgrims to Rome for World Youth Day

c. 2000 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Pope John Paul II welcomed some 600,000 young Roman Catholic pilgrims from throughout the world to Rome on Tuesday (Aug. 15) with an appeal for “a time of peace in justice and freedom” for all people. The 80-year-old pontiff spoke at gatherings in the squares outside the […]

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