A deeper understanding of the Bible

Suhaila Tawfik, a Veterinarian in Baghdad “I’m thirsty for this kind of church. I want to go deep in understanding the Bible.” -Suhaila Tawfik, who attends National Evangelical Baptist Church, one of at least seven new Christian churches that emerged in Iraq during the past two years. Tawfik was quoted by The Washington Post.

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A deeper understanding of the Bible

Suhaila Tawfik, a Veterinarian in Baghdad “I’m thirsty for this kind of church. I want to go deep in understanding the Bible.” -Suhaila Tawfik, who attends National Evangelical Baptist Church, one of at least seven new Christian churches that emerged in Iraq during the past two years. Tawfik was quoted by The Washington Post.

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Forty-eight Years After New York Debut, Frail Graham Returns to Preach Again

c. 2005 Religion News Service NEW YORK _ On Sept. 1, 1957, the baritone voice thundered to more than 120,000 people crammed shoulder to shoulder in Times Square: “There is enough spiritual power here tonight to touch the world!” That memory of a robust and youthful Billy Graham contrasted with the image Friday night (June […]

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SIDEBAR: Reactions to Supreme Court Ten Commandments Decision

c. 2005 Religion News Service Editors: Following are excerpts of reactions to the Supreme Court’s twin decisions on the Ten Commandments on Monday (June 27). The high court upheld Ten Commandments monuments on public land but not in courthouses. “These rulings are a victory for a sensible and moderate approach to the Constitution’s protection of […]

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Supreme Court Issues Split Decision on Ten Commandments Cases

c. 2005 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ In a split decision on a divisive church-state issue, the U.S. Supreme Court declared Monday (June 27) that displays of the Ten Commandments in Kentucky courthouses are unconstitutional, while a monument carved with the biblical laws outside the Texas Capitol passes constitutional muster. Justice David Souter, writing for […]

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COMMENTARY: Quran Desecration Is Nothing New

c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Although many Americans have recently come to learn about it for the first time, the desecration of the Quran is nothing new. Islam’s sacred text has been desecrated for many years now, although not a single printed page of paper and ink was harmed in the process. The Sept. […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 2005 Religion News Service Rabbi Tapped to Oversee Religious Tolerance at Air Force Academy WASHINGTON (RNS) A Jewish rabbi and a veteran Navy chaplain has been tapped by the Air Force to help oversee religious tolerance in the “religious climate” at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff, the former U.S. […]

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Spunky Billy Graham, 86, Not Ready to Retire Quite Yet

c. 2005 Religion News Service NEW YORK _ New York was ready to say goodbye to Billy Graham. His three-day crusade was billed as his last in the city and Graham suggested in interviews it could be his last anywhere. On Sunday (June 26), the Rev. A.R. Bernard, the chair of the New York crusade […]

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From the courthouse to the jailhouse

Ben Chaney, Brother of Civil Rights Slaying Victim “I want to thank God that today we saw Preacher Killen in a prison uniform taken from the courthouse to the jailhouse.” -Ben Chaney, younger brother of black Mississippian James Chaney, one of three civil rights workers who was slain in 1964. Chaney was reacting to the […]

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From the courthouse to the jailhouse

Ben Chaney, Brother of Civil Rights Slaying Victim “I want to thank God that today we saw Preacher Killen in a prison uniform taken from the courthouse to the jailhouse.” -Ben Chaney, younger brother of black Mississippian James Chaney, one of three civil rights workers who was slain in 1964. Chaney was reacting to the […]

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