RNS Weekly Digest

c. 2004 Religion News Service Muslim Group Protests `Raghead Cadaver’ Comment on Imus Program (RNS) A national Muslim civil liberties organization is protesting comments made on talk show host Don Imus’ program, which is nationally broadcast on radio and on television network MSNBC. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging its members to contact […]

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COMMENTARY: Readers’ Comments Reveal Passion Still Rages on `Moral Issues’

c. 2004 Religion News Service (UNDATED) When the flood subsided, I assembled the many comments on “moral issues” that readers of my daily online meditations submitted after the presidential election. It was a humbling exercise. Humbling, first, because of the sheer volume of responses. I received three times as many as I expected. You can […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 2004 Religion News Service Muslim Group Protests `Raghead Cadaver’ Comment on Imus Program (RNS) A national Muslim civil liberties organization is protesting comments made on talk show host Don Imus’ program, which is nationally broadcast on radio and on television network MSNBC. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging its members to contact […]

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NEWS ANALYSIS: How a Religiously Sensitive President Became a Zealot in His Critics’ Eyes

c. 2004 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ George W. Bush, a man with deep Christian convictions, invariably includes Jews and Muslims when he speaks of religion, and welcomes the “faith of every person.” He even goes the extra mile for agnostics and atheists. The day after he claimed a second term, Bush volunteered that people […]

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NEWS STORY: Ailing Billy Graham Still Packing Stadiums at 86

c. 2004 Religion News Service PASADENA, Calif. _ At 86, Billy Graham moves a little more slowly. But his four-day California crusade revealed that the evangelist can still fill stadiums with his classic presentation of the Gospel. More than 312,000 people heard the evangelist preach during the Greater Los Angeles Billy Graham Crusade, which ended […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 2004 Religion News Service Editors: Check the RNS photo Web site at http://www.religionnews.com for photos to accompany this first item. Database of Holocaust Victims Unveiled, Accessible Online JERUSALEM (RNS) Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, launched its much-awaited central database of Holocaust victims Monday (Nov. 22). Its goal is to register […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Grande Dame of the Authentic Jewish Kitchen Serves Up New Recipes for Holidays

c. 2004 Religion News Service MANCHESTER, N.H. _ When growing up, cookbook author Joan Nathan would go each year to her Aunt Lisl’s house during Hanukkah to make butter cookies decorated with blue-colored sugar. Today, Nathan, 61, has made Aunt Lisl’s prized recipe _ and hundreds of others _ available to a new generation of […]

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NEWS STORY: Clerics Aim to Expand Values Issues Beyond Conservative Definitions

c. 2004 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Twenty-four religious leaders have announced a nationwide effort to expand the political debate on values beyond abortion and gay marriage to incorporate subjects such as housing, education and crime control. The clergy, most of them politically liberal to moderate, have joined together under a “New Voices Campaign,” unveiled […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 2004 Religion News Service Editors: Check the RNS photo Web site at http://www.religionnews.com for photos of the Graham crusade to accompany the following story. Graham Utilizes Technology to Preach in Multiple Languages PASADENA, Calif. (RNS) Evangelist Billy Graham has always gone to extraordinary efforts to communicate his message. But his four-day California crusade is […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Martyred Father to Become Orthodox Saint; Son Rejoices

c. 2004 Religion News Service PARMA, Ohio _ It had all the makings of a classic Balkans tragedy. A father survives the Nazis, but is executed for his faith by the Communists. The son, surviving on a young boy’s memories of a loving parent, must deny the father publicly lest the same authorities put him […]

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