NEWS FEATURE: First Thanksgiving Site Now a Rainbow of Diversity

c. 2000 Religion News Service PLYMOUTH, Mass. _ Visit this spot where the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621 and you’re as apt to see Jamaican drummers and Bolivian bards this week as anything reminiscently Pilgrim. That’s because Plymouth’s celebration has been transformed in recent years from a one-day Pilgrim remembrance to a weeklong […]

NEWS FEATURE: First Thanksgiving Site Now a Rainbow of Diversity

c. 2000 Religion News Service PLYMOUTH, Mass. _ Visit this spot where the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621 and you’re as apt to see Jamaican drummers and Bolivian bards this week as anything reminiscently Pilgrim. That’s because Plymouth’s celebration has been transformed in recent years from a one-day Pilgrim remembrance to a weeklong […]

NEWS STORY: Bethlehem Cancels Most Christmas Activities

c. 2000 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ Bethlehem, the traditional site of the birth of Jesus, saw thousands of pilgrims flock to the city last year for Christmas celebrations, but has canceled all of this year’s holiday festivities with the exception of some worship services and a traditional Christmas Eve procession of religious figures. The […]

NEWS STORY: Bethlehem Cancels Most Christmas Activities

c. 2000 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ Bethlehem, the traditional site of the birth of Jesus, saw thousands of pilgrims flock to the city last year for Christmas celebrations, but has canceled all of this year’s holiday festivities with the exception of some worship services and a traditional Christmas Eve procession of religious figures. The […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Alliance of Baptists Becomes Member of National Council of Churches (RNS) The Alliance of Baptists, a moderate group that formed in opposition to the conservative direction of the Southern Baptist Convention, has become the 36th member communion of the National Council of Churches. Delegates to the NCC’s General Assembly in […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Alliance of Baptists Becomes Member of National Council of Churches (RNS) The Alliance of Baptists, a moderate group that formed in opposition to the conservative direction of the Southern Baptist Convention, has become the 36th member communion of the National Council of Churches. Delegates to the NCC’s General Assembly in […]

NEWS STORY: Catholic Bishops End Meeting With Call for Immigration Reform

c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ The nation’s Catholic bishops wrapped up their annual meeting Thursday (Nov. 16) with a stern rebuke of the U.S. immigration system, saying immigrants deserve legal protection and social services regardless of how they entered the country. The statement came a day after the bishops issued a pastoral statement […]

NEWS STORY: Catholic Bishops End Meeting With Call for Immigration Reform

c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ The nation’s Catholic bishops wrapped up their annual meeting Thursday (Nov. 16) with a stern rebuke of the U.S. immigration system, saying immigrants deserve legal protection and social services regardless of how they entered the country. The statement came a day after the bishops issued a pastoral statement […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Religious Leaders: Shelve `Partisan Self-Interest’ in Vote Tally (RNS) A diverse group of religious leaders have teamed with a nonpartisan but liberal grass-roots organization in urging Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush to “put aside partisan self-interest” to resolve the controversy surrounding the outcome of the […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Religious Leaders: Shelve `Partisan Self-Interest’ in Vote Tally (RNS) A diverse group of religious leaders have teamed with a nonpartisan but liberal grass-roots organization in urging Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush to “put aside partisan self-interest” to resolve the controversy surrounding the outcome of the […]