COMMENTARY: Mississippi Muslims

c. 2003 Religion News Service (Professor Akbar S. Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C., is author most recently of “Islam Under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honor World,” published by Polity Press.) (UNDATED) I would not recommend traveling in the United States on Sept. 11, especially if your […]

NEWS STORY: Military Official Requests Investigation Into His Remarks

c. 2003 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ The defense undersecretary whose recently revealed views on terrorism and religion sparked controversy and charges of religious intolerance has requested that an inspector general investigate the situation, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced Tuesday (Oct. 21). Meanwhile, reaction to Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin’s reported remarks in speeches […]

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c. 2003 Religion News Service NCC Leader Rebukes Malaysian Prime Minister (RNS) Recent anti-Semitic comments by the Muslim prime minister of Malaysia endanger Islam’s claims to peace and threaten Jews with violence, the head of the National Council of Churches said. The Rev. Bob Edgar, general secretary of the ecumenical body of 36 mainline and […]

COMMENTARY: Competition Corrupts

c. 2003 Religion News Service (Tom Ehrich is a writer and computer consultant, managing large-scale database implementations. An Episcopal priest, he lives in Durham, N.C.) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas _ My corner of the world is sleeping when I drive to the airport for my flight to Texas. The airport, by contrast, is bustling at 5:30 […]

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c. 2003 Religion News Service Griswold’s Comments on Gay Bishop Cause Flap with Florida Catholics (RNS) Episcopalians may not use a Catholic church for a bishop’s installation ceremony if the nation’s top Episcopal bishop intends to preside at the service, a Catholic bishop said Thursday (Oct. 2). Roman Catholic Bishop Victor Galeone of St. Augustine, […]

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c. 2003 Religion News Service NCC Financial Health Recovers, Reserve Funds Tripled (RNS) The National Council of Churches has improved its financial health by paying off all debts, doubling its net worth and tripling the amount of reserve funding, its top officer said Wednesday (Oct. 1). The Rev. Bob Edgar, general secretary of the NCC, […]