RNS Daily Digest

c. 2004 Religion News Service Poll: Americans Support Creationism but Are Skeptical on Details (RNS) A Gallup Poll suggests that Americans are divided over how the world was created _ either through evolution or at the hand of God _ but either way they appear skeptical that it happened exactly as described in the book […]

COMMENTARY: Hanukkah: The Jewish Holiday for All Ages

c. 2004 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Most religious festivals are split into two parts. The first component is intended for children and entails songs, special food, colorful decorations, distinctive games or parties. But a holiday’s second part is for adults and conveys a serious message often far different from the youngsters’ jolly observances. This dichotomy […]

NEWS STORY: Salvation Army Finds New Homes for Holiday Kettles

c. 2004 Religion News Service (UNDATED) For more than a century, the Salvation Army has been helping the needy during the holidays. But now the red-clad bell ringers are the ones getting some extra help to make sure their familiar kettles and donations of loose change don’t vanish like Santa’s sleigh. On the heels of […]

COMMENTARY: Is World AIDS Day Something to Celebrate?

c. 2004 Religion News Service (Dale Hanson Bourke is the author of “The Skeptics Guide to the Global AIDS Crisis” and founder of the AIDS Orphan Bracelet Project.) (UNDATED) Dec. 1, 2004 marks the 17th anniversary of World AIDS Day. It hardly seems fitting to say “Happy AIDS Day.” Nor does “merry” come to mind. […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2004 Religion News Service Evangelical Scholars Further Explain Support for Biblical Inerrancy (RNS) A group of evangelical scholars has taken the first step to more clearly state its support of biblical inerrancy, the belief that the Bible is without error. Members of the Evangelical Theological Society, who gathered for their annual meeting Nov. 17-19 […]

NEWS FEATURE: With Faith, Hope and Loans of $100 or Less, Uganda Battles Poverty, AIDS

c. 2004 Religion News Service NTUNGAMO, Uganda Generous Katagira, 26, says she should be thinking about getting married. Most Ugandan women her age have already settled down and started a family. But Katagira is not like most Ugandan women. A university graduate, she manages the office of a Christian microcredit organization, overseeing a portfolio of […]