NEWS SIDEBAR: What is Rosh Hashanah?

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Rosh Hashanah, which begins at sundown on Friday (Sept. 29) marks the start of the Jewish New Year. This year Jews will celebrate the beginning of the year 5761. Rosh Hashanah observances vary by synagogue and denomination, with Reform Jews celebrating only one day, and other Jews celebrating two […]

NEWS SIDEBAR: What is Rosh Hashanah?

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Rosh Hashanah, which begins at sundown on Friday (Sept. 29) marks the start of the Jewish New Year. This year Jews will celebrate the beginning of the year 5761. Rosh Hashanah observances vary by synagogue and denomination, with Reform Jews celebrating only one day, and other Jews celebrating two […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Presbyterians Adopt Guidelines For Missionary Evacuation (RNS) The Presbyterian Church (USA) has approved guidelines for evacuating church missionaries who find themselves in hostage, war or unfriendly situations overseas. The Worldwide Ministries Division of the 2.5 million-member church introduced the new guidelines Sept. 23 in order to formalize procedures for getting […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Presbyterians Adopt Guidelines For Missionary Evacuation (RNS) The Presbyterian Church (USA) has approved guidelines for evacuating church missionaries who find themselves in hostage, war or unfriendly situations overseas. The Worldwide Ministries Division of the 2.5 million-member church introduced the new guidelines Sept. 23 in order to formalize procedures for getting […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Religious Groups Praise Signing of Religious Freedom Bill (RNS) Religious and civil liberties groups, in a rare display of agreement, praised a bill signed by President Clinton on Friday (Sept. 22) that gives religious groups and prisoners more protection when practicing their beliefs. The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Religious Groups Praise Signing of Religious Freedom Bill (RNS) Religious and civil liberties groups, in a rare display of agreement, praised a bill signed by President Clinton on Friday (Sept. 22) that gives religious groups and prisoners more protection when practicing their beliefs. The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Family Research Council Condemns Hindu Prayer in Congress (RNS) The Family Research Council has condemned the inclusion of a Hindu priest among guests giving the invocation in the House of Representatives. “Alas, in our day, when `tolerance’ and `diversity’ have replaced the 10 Commandments as the only remaining absolute dictums, […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Family Research Council Condemns Hindu Prayer in Congress (RNS) The Family Research Council has condemned the inclusion of a Hindu priest among guests giving the invocation in the House of Representatives. “Alas, in our day, when `tolerance’ and `diversity’ have replaced the 10 Commandments as the only remaining absolute dictums, […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service National Council of Churches Lays Off Three More Employees (RNS) The National Council of Churches, still reeling from the worse fiscal and management crisis in its 51-year-history, has laid off three more employees, bringing the total number of downsized staffers to 13. The Rev. Bob Edgar, the NCC’s general secretary, […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service National Council of Churches Lays Off Three More Employees (RNS) The National Council of Churches, still reeling from the worse fiscal and management crisis in its 51-year-history, has laid off three more employees, bringing the total number of downsized staffers to 13. The Rev. Bob Edgar, the NCC’s general secretary, […]