Documentary Explores Evangelicals’ Missionary Work

c. 2006 Religion News Service LOS ANGELES _ A new documentary film on the strategies behind one evangelical Christian missionary group shows the power of mass media and marketing to reach even the world’s most remote outposts. “The Tailenders,” which debuts July 25 on PBS, is a portrait of Global Recordings Network (GRN), an organization […]

New Exhibit Traces John Paul II’s Connections with Jews

c. 2006 Religion News Service PITTSBURGH _ Look through the bedroom window, as Karol Wojtyla did as a young boy in the small Polish town of Wadowice, at an inscription on the side of the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: “Time flies, eternity waits.” Walk under a replica of the gate […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2006 Religion News Service American Muslims and Arab-Americans Rip Rice and Rumsfeld (RNS) The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee filed a federal lawsuit Monday (July 24) against Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, claiming that the two officials failed to protect American citizens in Lebanon. According to an ADC press release, […]

Gay Parents Voice Concerns About Rights

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Like any other parent, Karen Bellavance-Grace cherishes the moments big and small: a walk with her sons, a visit with grandparents, a review of a stellar report card. But as a gay mother who adopted her children through the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, the Northampton, Mass., resident has […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2006 Religion News Service Editors: Care Net is cq in 6th graf Study: `Pregnancy Resource Centers’ Link Abortion With Breast Cancer (RNS) A study of two dozen federally funded “pregnancy resource centers” that was requested by a Democratic congressman has concluded that the majority of them provide questionable information about the consequences of abortion. […]

Gay parents’ rights

In Friday’s RNS report Mary Ellen Lowney reports on gay parents concerned about their rights: Like any other parent, Karen Bellavance-Grace cherishes the moments big and small: a walk with her sons, a visit with grandparents, a review of a stellar report card. But as a gay mother who adopted her children through the Massachusetts […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2006 Religion News Service Report: Church-State Lines Not Always Drawn With Faith-Based Groups (RNS) An examination of the White House’s faith-based initiative has found that some organizations are not separating religious activities from federally funded services. At the request of two members of Congress, the U.S. General Accountability Office spent more than a year […]

Many in Harm’s Way Question Government

c. 2006 Religion News Service MAJD AL-KRUM, Israel _ When the shriek pierced the tranquillity of this mountainside Israeli Arab village a week ago (July 9-15), Hanza Farhat mistook it for the sound of a distressed airplane. Then the Hezbollah rocket crashed into the roof opposite the balcony where she was minding her young daughters. […]

Relocating to Israel, War or Not

c. 2006 Religion News Service NEW YORK _ Ideally, they said, they would have picked another week for the biggest move of their lives. Still, 220 Jews with one-way tickets to Israel boarded an El Al plane Wednesday (July 19), and those interviewed said the past eight days of hostilities between Lebanon and Israel never […]