Actor says “Jesus is the only way to Heaven”

Quote of the Day: Actor Kirk Cameron “If we present the gospel simply as a life improvement program, well, boy-there’s lots of things that work to improve your life. You could get into yoga, become a vegetarian.” -Actor Kirk Cameron, known for his role in the 1980s situation comedy “Growing Pains” as well as a […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 2005 Religion News Service Pope Meets with Dissident Theologian Hans Kung VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI has met with dissident theologian Hans Kung in a push to improve relations with an outspoken Vatican critic that many regard as the pope’s main theological adversary. In a statement released Monday (Sept. 26), Vatican spokesman Joaquin […]

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COMMENTARY: It’s OK to Question God About the Hurricanes

c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Even if you’re not the sort of person who believes God is directing the path of all these storms, it’s been hard not to throw a lamentation or two in the Almighty’s direction lately. Maybe yours came with Arlene. Perhaps you waited for Dennis or held off until Katrina’s […]

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NEWS SIDEBAR: Why Rosh Hashana and Ramadan Meet Only Once Every 33 Years

c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Everybody knows that there are 365 days in the solar year. But how many know the number of days in a lunar year? The answer is 354, 11 days fewer than the solar calendar. Judaism and Islam, which both observe a lunar calendar, treat this disparity differently, explaining why […]

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Interfaith Activities to Celebrate `God’s October Surprise’

c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) If all goes as predicted, Tuesday, Oct. 4, will indeed be a holy day. For the first time in 33 years, two world religions would mark the beginning of their most sacred seasons on the same day. Jews will begin celebrating Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year that also […]

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Dalai Lama Urges Peace Through `Science of Emotions’

c. 2005 Religion News Service PISCATAWAY, N.J. _ Sharing the simple spiritual lessons that have become his calling card, the Dalai Lama drew the largest crowd for a non-athletic event in Rutgers University history Sunday (Sept. 25) for a wide-ranging speech on what he called the “science of emotions.” From a massive stage behind the […]

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Katrina’s displaced pastors; intelligent design case; and the giant Jesus

In Friday’s RNS report, Bruce Nolan reports from New Orleans on the struggles faced by displaced pastors, who lost not only their church buildings and their congregations, but also their chief source of personal income: The rebuilding, such as it is, presents enormous challenges to displaced pastors struggling to find hundreds of church members scattered […]

Court Battle Joined on Teaching of Intelligent Design

c. 2005 Religion News Service HARRISBURG, Pa. _ In Harrisburg on Monday, as the nation watches, a 21st-century courtroom drama will emerge from an old and ongoing cultural divide in America. It’s about evolution. In a nonjury civil trial expected to last until late October, the latest challenge to evolution in public schools receives its […]

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New Orleans Pastors Struggle to Reconnect and Rebuild

c. 2005 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS _ The same storm winds that shattered New Orleans neighborhoods scattered its faith communities. In the weeks following Hurricane Katrina, once-solid New Orleans churches struggled to reconstitute themselves, worshipping in new, unfamiliar cities. Then came Hurricane Rita, wreaking even more damage. The rebuilding, such as it is, presents […]

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c. 2005 Religion News Service Report Provides New Details of Secret Election of New Pope VATICAN CITY (RNS) Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina received enough votes during the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI to have blocked the pontiff’s election, according to a detailed report published Friday (Sept. 23) in Italy. The report, published […]

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