RNS Daily Digest

c. 2004 Religion News Service Religion News Service Wins `Best in Class’ Associated Church Press Award (RNS) Religion News Service received an Award of Excellence for “Best in Class” in the news service category of the Associated Church Press awards for 2003. RNS Senior Correspondent Adelle M. Banks won an Award of Merit for a […]

NEWS FEATURE: Key Findings on Survey of Music Piracy

c. 2004 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Here are 10 key findings from the Survey on Music Piracy: _ 80 percent of teens have engaged in music piracy in the past six months. _ 77 percent of born-again teens have engaged in music piracy in the past six months. _ 8 percent of teens said both […]

NEWS STORY: When It Comes to Music, Christian Teens, too, Are Pirates

c. 2004 Religion New Service (UNDATED) The Gospel Music Association has embarked on a campaign to counter music piracy after commissioning a study that found purchasers of Christian music are as likely as other teens to engage in the practice. Overall, the online survey of 1,449 teenagers found 80 percent of teenagers surveyed had engaged […]

COMMENTARY: The Struggle

c. 2004 Religion News Service (Samuel K. Atchison is an ordained minister and has worked as a policy analyst and social worker to the homeless. He currently is a prison chaplain in Trenton, N.J., and a fellow of the George H. Gallup International Institute in Princeton, N.J.) (UNDATED) During my youth in the late 1960s […]

NEWS FEATURE: New Film Explores the Ethics of Cloning

c. 2004 Religion News Service LOS ANGELES _ The possibility of losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. But how far will parents go to bring that child back? In “Godsend,” a Lions Gate Films release opening April 30, the sudden and tragic death of 8-year-old Adam sends his parents into deep despair. In […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2004 Religion News Service Top U.S. Bishop Says Denying Communion Is Last Resort (RNS) The nation’s top Roman Catholic bishop said denying the sacrament of communion to a dissenting Catholic politician should be the last option considered, “not the first response.” Bishop Wilton Gregory of Belleville, Ill., president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic […]

COMMENTARY: Ruffled Feathers

c. 2004 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.) (UNDATED) A reader of my weekly newspaper column blisters me with abusive language and names me among those demons who vex his faith world and need to be silenced. He […]