COMMENTARY: Ramadan and the Single Girl

c. 2003 Beliefnet (Asma Gull Hasan is the author of “American Muslims: The New Generation.” Her new book, “Why I Am A Muslim,” will be published in March by Element, a HarperCollins imprint. Her Web site is: http://www.asmahasan.com). (UNDATED) As I begin my annual Ramadan fast, I won’t be celebrating the way my mother did […]

COMMENTARY: Ramadan and the Single Girl

c. 2003 Beliefnet (Asma Gull Hasan is the author of “American Muslims: The New Generation.” Her new book, “Why I Am A Muslim,” will be published in March by Element, a HarperCollins imprint. Her Web site is: http://www.asmahasan.com). (UNDATED) As I begin my annual Ramadan fast, I won’t be celebrating the way my mother did […]

NEWS STORY: Day of Prayer for Israel _ More Jews Welcome Evangelical Support

c. 2003 Religion News Service (UNDATED) As Israel’s security problems have mounted, many American Jewish leaders have strengthened their ties to evangelical Christians. On Sunday (Oct. 26), thousands of Christians observed the second annual Day of Prayer and Solidarity with Israel, an event overseen by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and involving evangelical […]

NEWS STORY: Day of Prayer for Israel _ More Jews Welcome Evangelical Support

c. 2003 Religion News Service (UNDATED) As Israel’s security problems have mounted, many American Jewish leaders have strengthened their ties to evangelical Christians. On Sunday (Oct. 26), thousands of Christians observed the second annual Day of Prayer and Solidarity with Israel, an event overseen by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and involving evangelical […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2003 Religion News Service Survey: About Three-Fourths of Americans Believe in Heaven, Hell (RNS) About three-fourths of Americans believe in heaven and hell but almost one-fourth say they have “no idea” what will happen after they die, a study by the Barna Research Group shows. Researchers with the Ventura, Calif.-based firm found that 76 […]

NEWS FEATURE: Hindus Celebrate Diwali, New Beginnings at Washington Kali Temple

c. 2003 Religion News Service BURTONSVILLE, Md. _ Here, as in India, the annual festival of lights is celebrated with equal parts gaiety and reverence. Festive gatherings follow special pujas, or prayer rituals, throughout the five days of Diwali (also called Deepavali), which this year begins Oct. 25. Different legends surround this holiest of holidays, […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2003 Religion News Service Bush Distances Himself From Military Official’s Religious Remarks (RNS) President Bush declared Wednesday (Oct. 22) he does not agree with controversial statements made by a defense undersecretary, while Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says he has no plans to remove the lieutenant general during an investigation of his remarks. Reports […]

NEWS FEATURE: New Rock Opera of Jesus as `!Hero’ Set to Tour

c. 2003 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Veteran Christian musician Eddie DeGarmo has modernized the gospel _ moving Jesus from Nazareth to New York _ in hopes of turning listeners and viewers of his rock opera “!Hero” back to the Bible. “Really, what I want is for them to go back and get involved with the […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2003 Religion News Service Senate Approves `Partial-Birth’ Abortion Bill, Sends It to Bush WASHINGTON (RNS) President Bush said he will sign a bill passed by the Senate on Tuesday (Oct. 21) that bans so-called partial-birth abortions, a major victory for religious groups who have tried three times to ban the procedure. The 64-34 vote […]