NEWS STORY: Middle East’s Holy Sites Take Center Stage in Uprisings

c. 2000 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ Outside of Jerusalem’s Old City walls, a group of Palestinian youths denied entrance to the site sat in noontime prayers on the grass and concrete, listening to a sermon that stated, “The Jews are our enemies, and we will beat them.” Meanwhile, at the Western Wall on the […]

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NEWS STORY: Middle East’s Holy Sites Take Center Stage in Uprisings

c. 2000 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ Outside of Jerusalem’s Old City walls, a group of Palestinian youths denied entrance to the site sat in noontime prayers on the grass and concrete, listening to a sermon that stated, “The Jews are our enemies, and we will beat them.” Meanwhile, at the Western Wall on the […]

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NEWS SIDEBAR: On the Fringe, One Rabbi’s Efforts For Mutual Understanding

c. 2000 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ At a time when human life seems to have become cheaper and mobs on both sides have intensified their cries for enemy blood, Rabbi Arik Asherman is one figure still fighting for compassion, seeking to sensitize Jews and Arabs to the pain of the “other” side. Over the […]

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NEWS SIDEBAR: On the Fringe, One Rabbi’s Efforts For Mutual Understanding

c. 2000 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ At a time when human life seems to have become cheaper and mobs on both sides have intensified their cries for enemy blood, Rabbi Arik Asherman is one figure still fighting for compassion, seeking to sensitize Jews and Arabs to the pain of the “other” side. Over the […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Seminary President Prepares for Possible Cuts by Texas Baptists (RNS) The president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in California is preparing for possible layoffs and other cutbacks in case Texas Baptists approve a proposal to drastically reduce funding of Southern Baptist seminaries. “If they were to somehow miraculously vote […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Seminary President Prepares for Possible Cuts by Texas Baptists (RNS) The president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in California is preparing for possible layoffs and other cutbacks in case Texas Baptists approve a proposal to drastically reduce funding of Southern Baptist seminaries. “If they were to somehow miraculously vote […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Exhibit Explores `Rich and Vital’ Aspects of Faith

c. 2000 Religion News Service NEW YORK _ Walking through the gallery of the American Bible Society (ABS), it is easy to feel as if you are in any other Manhattan contemporary art exhibit. Some of the forms are abstract, and some utilize mixed media. Many of the pieces are striking and fresh. But there […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Exhibit Explores `Rich and Vital’ Aspects of Faith

c. 2000 Religion News Service NEW YORK _ Walking through the gallery of the American Bible Society (ABS), it is easy to feel as if you are in any other Manhattan contemporary art exhibit. Some of the forms are abstract, and some utilize mixed media. Many of the pieces are striking and fresh. But there […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Muslims Garner High-Profile Support in Fight Against Secret Evidence (RNS) U.S. Muslims received some high profile support in their fight against the use of “secret evidence” in immigration hearings when Texas Gov. George W. Bush and a leading rabbi spoke out against the controversial government policy. The use of secret […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Muslims Garner High-Profile Support in Fight Against Secret Evidence (RNS) U.S. Muslims received some high profile support in their fight against the use of “secret evidence” in immigration hearings when Texas Gov. George W. Bush and a leading rabbi spoke out against the controversial government policy. The use of secret […]

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