COMMENTARY: Getting It Right, and Getting It Done

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) With a defiant look backward, Chrysler has unveiled a 10-cylinder, 510-horsepower pickup truck that costs $57,000 and guzzles fuel as if gasoline still costs 25 cents a gallon. Toyota, meanwhile, is adapting its product line to the reality of $3-plus gasoline. With a defiant look backward to the 1950s, […]

Study Says Half of Katrina Donations Went to Red Cross

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) A year ago, Americans started signing checks and clicking on Web sites to raise an estimated $4.2 billion in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the most they have ever donated in response to a natural disaster, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. After Katrina roared ashore a year ago […]

RNS Clips: Calif. Bishops Worried About Secession

The Christian Century has Dan Burke’s story about four Episcopal bishops who are taking Bishop John-David Schofield to the woodshed over his perceived desire to leave the Episcopal Church. By allowing critical changes to his diocese’s bylaws, conservative bishop John-David Schofield of San Joaquin, California, is clearly preparing to abandon the 2.2-million-member Episcopal Church, the […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2006 Religion News Service Study Says Muslim Men Saw Wages Drop After Sept. 11 (RNS) Men from predominantly Arab and Muslim countries employed in the U.S. saw their wages drop about 10 percent in the years following the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a new study. While approximately the same number of hours were […]

Christian Scientists Chafe Under New Health Care Law

c. 2006 Religion News Service BOSTON _ The nation’s first law requiring citizens to carry health insurance is drawing spiritual healers into the political fray as they fight for the right to refuse coverage for medical services. By July 1, 2007, all Massachusetts residents must be able to prove that they have health insurance. Certain […]

Book Urges Teens to Use Blogs for Good, Not Bullying

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Beware the wrath of a dumped boyfriend or girlfriend spreading rumors about a former partner on MySpace. Pity the middle school student whose clothes, popularity or appearance becomes the object of derision in public chat rooms frequented by classmates. These days, teenagers and their parents don’t have to look […]

Jackie Mason: Not a Jew for Jesus!

Quote of the Day: Comedian Jackie Mason “While I have the utmost respect for people who practice the Christian faith, the fact is, as everyone knows, I am as Jewish as a matzo ball or kosher salami.” -Comedian Jackie Mason, in court papers filed as part of a $2 million lawsuit against Jews for Jesus […]

A Year After Katrina, Churches Continue Recovery and Rebuilding Work

c. 2006 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly NEW ORLEANS _ In the blistering summer heat of the Crescent City, Southern Baptist volunteers are putting the finishing touches on a new development of Habitat for Humanity homes _ rare signs of construction in the city’s still-devastated Ninth Ward. Just a few miles away, United Methodist volunteers are […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2006 Religion News Service Mattson Elected First Woman to Head Major Muslim Organization (RNS) North America’s largest Islamic organization elected Ingrid Mattson, a Canadian-born convert and Islamic scholar, as president this week (8/22), making her the first woman to lead any major Muslim organization on the continent. Mattson, whose many roles include director of […]