NEWS STORY: NAE Says Faith-Based Funding Should Not Include Anti-Bias Provisions

c. 2003 Religion News Service EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. _ The right of faith-based organizations to hire and fire staff must be retained as the federal government seeks to make more funds for social services available to them, the National Association of Evangelicals said Thursday (March 6). Members of the evangelical umbrella organization adopted a resolution […]

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c. 2003 Religion News Service Agency Recommends Driver Training for Vans Often Used by Churches WASHINGTON (RNS) The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that states require special training for drivers of 15-passenger vans after investigating accidents involving vans used by churches. The agency also recommended more stringent measures for detecting tire pressure since pressure […]

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c. 2003 Religion News Service Vatican Opens Archives on Pre-World War Relations with Germany VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican has given historians access to 394 folders of documents dealing with pre-World War II relations with Germany, which it hopes will help to remove doubts about Pope Pius XII’s attitude toward the Nazi persecution of the […]

NEWS FEATURE: At West Point Graham Grandson Marches To Different Drum

c. 2003 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Three decades ago, West Point awarded the Rev. Billy Graham its highest civilian honor _ the Sylvanus Thayer Award. Today, the evangelist’s grandson Edward Graham looks forward to his West Point graduation and a military commission for active duty at a time when war seems imminent. In an interview […]

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c. 2003 Religion News Service Wheaton College Adds Dancing, Faculty Drinking to Community Covenant (RNS) Wheaton College, an evangelical school in Wheaton, Ill., will allow dancing and permit faculty to drink alcohol and use tobacco products off campus according to its new “community covenant.” “On-campus dances will take place only with official college sponsorship,” according […]

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c. 2003 Religion News Service Presbyterians: Jesus is True, But Not Necessary for Salvation (RNS) Nearly three-quarters of Presbyterians believe that the “absolute truth for humankind is in Jesus Christ,” but fewer than half say that only Christians will be saved, according to a new church survey. The periodic poll of members of the Presbyterian […]

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c. 2003 Religion News Service `Best Christian Places to Work’ Survey Results Announced (RNS) Organizations ranging from the Evangelical Christian Credit Union in Brea, Calif., to Colorado-based Group Publishing have been named some of the “Best Christian Places to Work” in a new survey commissioned by Christianity Today magazine. The look at Christian workplaces was […]

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c. 2003 Religion News Service ADL: Anti-Jewish Incidents Up 25 Percent on Campuses (RNS) The number of anti-Jewish incidents in the United States increased slightly from 2001 to 2002 but similar incidents reported on campuses rose 25 percent in 2002, the Anti-Defamation League reported in its annual audit. The total of anti-Jewish incidents reported against […]