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c. 2003 Religion News Service Poll: Active Churchgoers More Likely to Express Life Satisfaction (RNS) Americans’ views about life satisfaction are shaped by their faith and religious practice, a Barna poll shows. Pollsters questioned people with an active faith _ those who attend church, read the Bible and pray during a typical week _ and […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Teen Twins Fill Niche With Original Line of Christian T-Shirts

c. 2003 Religion News Service MADISON, Ala. _ Even though identical twins Alina and Ariana Xicotencatl are only 15, they’re already world travelers. And businesswomen. The twins were born in California but spent more than two years living in the United Arab Emirates, a tiny country on the Persian Gulf near the southeast tip of […]

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c. 2003 Religion News Service Bush Petitions Supreme Court to Hear Pledge Case WASHINGTON (RNS) The Bush administration has formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a lower court decision and allow the Pledge of Allegiance to include the words “one nation under God.” U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson said last summer’s ruling by […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Agnostic Questions if AA Is the Way

c. 2003 Religion News Service TOLEDO, Ohio _ Lou Peters accepts that he was wrong for driving drunk three years ago. But he cannot accept that God is the answer. Peters, 59, is an agnostic. So when a judge ordered him to attend Alcoholics Anonymous, the former hobby shop owner chose 30 days in jail […]

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NEWS STORY: Archbishop Criticizes Official Hired to Assess Church’s Sex Abuse Reforms

c. 2003 Religion News Service NEWARK, N.J. _ Newark Archbishop John J. Myers has delivered a stern rebuke to Kathleen McChesney, the former FBI official hired by U.S. Catholic bishops to assess church reform in the wake of the priest sex-abuse scandal, saying her decisions have perplexed a number of church leaders. Myers’ remarks came […]

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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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NEWS STORY: Dwindling Numbers Force Nuns to Sell Monastery

c. 2003 Religion News Service NEWARK, N.J. _ For 121 years, nuns have prayed for the troubled world outside the stone walls of the Monastery of St. Dominic here, living almost unknown to their neighbors. Although more than 100 nuns have spent their years in cloistered contemplation at the monastery since 1882, it has been […]

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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 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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COMMENTARY: Commandments Not Written in Stone

c. 2003 Religion News Service (UNDATED) There’s one little problem with the Ten Commandments that Roy Moore, chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, has been fighting to keep in the lobby of the state judicial building in Montgomery. The commandments aren’t numbered on the 21/2-ton, jukebox-size granite monument that Moore moved secretly into the […]

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