RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Lawsuit Filed Under New Law on Religious Land Use (RNS) The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has filed a lawsuit under a brand-new federal law dealing with religious land use. The case, believed to be among the first filed under the new law, involves a church denied the use of […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Lawsuit Filed Under New Law on Religious Land Use (RNS) The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has filed a lawsuit under a brand-new federal law dealing with religious land use. The case, believed to be among the first filed under the new law, involves a church denied the use of […]

NEWS STORY: Congressman Criticized for Links to `Islamophobes’

c. 2000 Religion News Service NEWARK, N.J. _ A New Jersey congressman who is a leading critic of the persecution of Christians abroad is coming under fire for his ties to a lobby that espouses anti-Muslim rhetoric as part of its campaign to highlight violence against Christians, especially in Islamic countries. The Council of American-Islamic […]

NEWS STORY: Congressman Criticized for Links to `Islamophobes’

c. 2000 Religion News Service NEWARK, N.J. _ A New Jersey congressman who is a leading critic of the persecution of Christians abroad is coming under fire for his ties to a lobby that espouses anti-Muslim rhetoric as part of its campaign to highlight violence against Christians, especially in Islamic countries. The Council of American-Islamic […]

NEWS SIDEBAR: Text of McKenzie Prayer at the White House

c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Newly elected African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Vashti McKenzie has the reputation of being one of the nation’s top preachers. Here is an excerpt from the prayer she delivered at the White House prayer breakfast Sept. 14: Eternal one and almighty creator who is both our father and our […]

NEWS SIDEBAR: Text of McKenzie Prayer at the White House

c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Newly elected African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Vashti McKenzie has the reputation of being one of the nation’s top preachers. Here is an excerpt from the prayer she delivered at the White House prayer breakfast Sept. 14: Eternal one and almighty creator who is both our father and our […]

NEWS FEATURE: First Woman AME Bishop Begins Her Tenure

c. 2000 Religion News Service BALTIMORE _ Just before reciting her final benediction as pastor of Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, Bishop Vashti McKenzie concentrated on the ongoing needs of her congregation. “Now, let me remind you, Rev. Harriet is looking for you in Bible study on Wednesday,” she said, referring to Harriet McCombs, […]

NEWS FEATURE: First Woman AME Bishop Begins Her Tenure

c. 2000 Religion News Service BALTIMORE _ Just before reciting her final benediction as pastor of Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, Bishop Vashti McKenzie concentrated on the ongoing needs of her congregation. “Now, let me remind you, Rev. Harriet is looking for you in Bible study on Wednesday,” she said, referring to Harriet McCombs, […]

NEWS FEATURE: First Woman AME Bishop Begins Her Tenure

c. 2000 Religion News Service BALTIMORE _ Just before reciting her final benediction as pastor of Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, Bishop Vashti McKenzie concentrated on the ongoing needs of her congregation. “Now, let me remind you, Rev. Harriet is looking for you in Bible study on Wednesday,” she said, referring to Harriet McCombs, […]

NEWS FEATURE: First Woman AME Bishop Begins Her Tenure

c. 2000 Religion News Service BALTIMORE _ Just before reciting her final benediction as pastor of Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, Bishop Vashti McKenzie concentrated on the ongoing needs of her congregation. “Now, let me remind you, Rev. Harriet is looking for you in Bible study on Wednesday,” she said, referring to Harriet McCombs, […]