RNS Daily Digest

c. 2003 Religion News Service Eds: Information suitable for a graphic can be found below the following item. Poll: Half of Americans Say Out-of-Wedlock Births Acceptable (RNS) Half of Americans now believe it is morally acceptable to have a baby outside of marriage, a Gallup Poll shows. Pollsters found that 51 percent of U.S. adults […]

NEWS FEATURE: Yoga Stretches Traditional Christian Boundaries

c. 2003 Religion News Service ANNANDALE, Va. _ Marylyn Mandeville sits crossed-legged on a mat in front of 11 of her students. Her hands are folded as if in prayer, framed by the slogan on her T-shirt: “Know Yoga, Know Peace.” A gold cross rests on the Om symbol emblazoned on her shirt. “Namaste,” she […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2003 Religion News Service Piracy, Economy Cited as Factors in Lower Christian Music Sales (RNS) Sales of Christian and gospel music dropped 10 percent in the first half of 2003, with industry leaders blaming music piracy and the economy for the drop. At the end of the first six months of 2003, Nielsen SoundScan […]

NEWS FEATURE: Ossuary Owner Says Artifact is No Fraud

c. 2003 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ When the so-called “James Ossuary,” was first unveiled last October, a number of prominent archaeologists, geologists and paleographers had already authenticated the artifact’s remarkable inscription of “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus,” to the first century A.D. Scholars said the ossuary _ a ritual burial box in […]