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c. 2004 Religion News Service Ugandan Archbishop Lays Claim to Two California Churches (RNS) The Anglican archbishop of Uganda said the Episcopal bishop of Los Angeles has “no jurisdiction” over two parishes in Newport Beach and Long Beach that left the U.S. church and aligned themselves with Ugandan leaders. On Aug. 17, St. James Church […]

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NEWS STORY: Pope Writes Prayer for Unity With Russian Orthodox Church

c. 2004 Religion News Service (UNDATED) A prayer written in Russian by Pope John Paul II to venerate the icon of the Mother of God of Kazan before its return to the Russian Orthodox Church: Glorious Mother of Jesus, who proceeded before the people of God on the way of the faith, love and union […]

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NEWS STORY: Groups Rally for Sudan in `Day of Conscience’

c. 2004 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Religious and humanitarian groups rallied from coast to coast Wednesday (Aug. 25) in solidarity with more than a million refugees in Sudan who fled their homes in fear of government-backed militias. The “National Day of Conscience” demonstrations were organized by the Save Darfur Coalition, a broad-based network of […]

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NEWS STORY: Praying for Christian Unity, Pope Sends Treasured Icon Back to Russia

c. 2004 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Pope John Paul II on Wednesday (Aug. 25) kissed a treasured Russian icon and sent it back to Moscow as a sign of his affection for the Russian Orthodox Church and his desire to end 1,000 years of division between the Catholic and Orthodox worlds. The frail, […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Churches Struggle to Recover, and Help Others, After Hurricane Charley

c. 2004 Religion News Service (UNDATED) When members of Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Coral, Fla., came forward for Communion two Sundays after Hurricane Charley, they were each given a bottle of water to share with someone who, like them, was still hurting after the storm. The symbolic act illustrated an ongoing reality. Grace […]

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c. 2004 Religion News Service Third Day to Perform at Republican National Convention (RNS) The Christian rock band Third Day will be among the performers at the Republican National Convention. Third Day, which has won Grammy and Dove Awards, will share a prime-time slot with Vice President Dick Cheney on Sept. 1 at New York’s […]

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c. 2004 Religion News Service Third Day to Perform at Republican National Convention (RNS) The Christian rock band Third Day will be among the performers at the Republican National Convention. Third Day, which has won Grammy and Dove Awards, will share a prime-time slot with Vice President Dick Cheney on Sept. 1 at New York’s […]

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NEWS STORY: Stem Cell Research Emerges as Key Issue in New Poll

c. 2004 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ A majority of American voters now support embryonic stem cell research, according to a new poll released Tuesday (Aug. 24), including 56 percent of “swing voters” who could be wooed by John Kerry’s embrace of the research. Support for the research has inched up nine points in two […]

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NEWS FEATURE: After Three Years Some Groups Still Aiding Sept. 11 Victims

c. 2004 Religion News Service (UNDATED) The United Services Group, a New York City humanitarian consortium that helped victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, closed up shop on July 31. But that doesn’t mean the long-term relief work is anywhere near over. Stephen Solender, who served as chief executive officer of the group coordinating a […]

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COMMENTARY: How Would Jesus Vote?

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. Visit his Web site at http://www.onajourney.org.) (UNDATED) Campaign 2004 takes me back to college and another election year. We were smart, well-informed, not conspicuously wise, shallow in experience but enthusiastic […]

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