Civil vs Religious

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin “In no church, no synagogue, no mosque, no temple, no religious house will those who disagree with same-sex unions be compelled to perform them. Period. This legislation is about civil marriage, not religious marriage.” -Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, seeking to calm fears over legislation passed Tuesday (June 28) that […]

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Civil vs Religious

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin “In no church, no synagogue, no mosque, no temple, no religious house will those who disagree with same-sex unions be compelled to perform them. Period. This legislation is about civil marriage, not religious marriage.” -Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, seeking to calm fears over legislation passed Tuesday (June 28) that […]

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The Supreme Court Decision

Supreme Court Issues Split Decision on Ten Commandments Cases RNS’ article of the week looks at the Supreme Court’s split decision on displays of the Ten Commandments. Key quote: Taken together, the decisions indicate the justices’ determination that there are instances-taken on a case-by-base basis-where the biblical laws may be placed in a government context. […]

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The Supreme Court Decision

Supreme Court Issues Split Decision on Ten Commandments Cases RNS’ article of the week looks at the Supreme Court’s split decision on displays of the Ten Commandments. Key quote: Taken together, the decisions indicate the justices’ determination that there are instances-taken on a case-by-base basis-where the biblical laws may be placed in a government context. […]

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Religion News Service E-Newsletter

Religion News Service E-Newsletter This week’s Religion News Service e-newsletter is now available-simply click the link above. Click here to receive your own copy via email.

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Religion News Service E-Newsletter

Religion News Service E-Newsletter This week’s Religion News Service e-newsletter is now available-simply click the link above. Click here to receive your own copy via email.

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Caught Between the Cross and the Comma: UCC Denomination Addresses Identity

c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) The glitzy “God is Still Speaking” ad campaign by the United Church of Christ features a giant black comma with a quote from comedian Gracie Allen _ “Never place a period where God has placed a comma.” Some conservatives, however, worry that a punctuation mark has pushed aside the […]

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Should Churches Celebrate Independence Day?

c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) First Baptist Church in Euless, Texas, prides itself on its fiercely patriotic approach to the Fourth of July. Last year, Marines rappelled into the sanctuary, church members in uniform stuck rifles and helmets into a Styrofoam grave site made by a Broadway set designer, and indoor fireworks exploded over […]

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COMMENTARY: Supreme Court Continues Assault on Nation’s Religious Symbols and Heritage

c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Faced with not one but two opportunities this week to settle a crucial issue of religious liberties, the U.S. Supreme Court justices instead used a concept called “legal realism.” Simply put, they changed the law to make it say what they wanted it to say. The justices should have […]

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COMMENTARY: With 350 Years of History, Jews Celebrate Special Independence Day in America

c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) It was September of 1654, over a hundred years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. A small group of Jewish people on a small, tattered boat fleeing the Portuguese inquisition in Brazil, escaping pirates on the sea, arrived in New Amsterdam, which 10 years later became New York […]

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