RNS Daily Digest

c. 2006 Religion News Service Federal Judge Dismisses Suit By Air Force Critic (RNS) A federal judge in New Mexico has dismissed a lawsuit by an Air Force veteran who charged that the Air Force was unconstitutionally permitting evangelism by evangelical Christians at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Senior U.S. District Judge […]

Immigration Fuels Hispanic Church Activity

c. 2006 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly LAREDO, Texas _ In the packed sanctuary of a Hispanic megachurch, Latino evangelicals are praying for comprehensive immigration reform _ and for the political clout to make it happen. “If we just pray only and leave this place just doing that, it’s not going to make the greatest difference, […]

Lessons on Living From the Undead

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) As a kid, Kim Paffenroth would walk into a building, ponder the possibility of a zombie attack and think: What would I do? “There is planning that you can do for a zombie invasion, whereas you can’t really plan for vampires,” he said. “If there are really vampires, they’re […]

U.S. Muslims Mobilize in 2006 Elections With Eye on 2008

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Congressional elections haven’t meant much to Saadia Chaudhry, who, at 30, has never cast a midterm ballot. But this year Chaudhry is excited about voting in her suburban Maryland district, even though she admits _ with a slightly embarrassed laugh _ that she’s not even sure who’s running. “I […]

Gay Marriage Issue May Rally Dispirited Evangelical Voters

c. 2006 Religion News Service NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Carolyn Hickerson, a self-identified evangelical Christian, has distributed nearly 10,000 yard signs in support of traditional marriage in the suburbs outside Nashville. On Nov. 7, Tennessee voters will considerate a ballot initiative that would define marriage as between a man and a woman. “Based on the Scriptures, […]

Muslim cleric Sheik Taj Aldin Alihilali

Quote of the Day: Australian Cleric Sheik Taj Aldin Alhilali “If you take uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it … whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat?” […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2006 Religion News Service Jefferts Schori Meets Archbishop of Canterbury (RNS) Just a week before Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold hands over leadership of the Episcopal Church to Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the two bishops traveled to England to meet with the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion. In a 90-minute meeting Friday (Oct.27) with […]

Something Wiccan This Way Comes

c. 2006 Religion News Service FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. _ Rebecca Walkoff knows that she could never pass a psychological test. “I hear voices,” Walkoff, 47, said as she enjoyed a cigarette outside her store, The Moon Willow, just off the Fayetteville Square. “I see visions.” Walkoff shrugged, her green eyes twinkling, and snubbed out the cigarette. […]

N.J. Lawmakers Cool to Gay Marriage

c. 2006 Religion News Service TRENTON, N.J. _ Half of New Jersey’s 40 state senators say they would not support a bill legalizing gay marriage, dimming chances for the state to become the second to recognize homosexual partners the same way it views husbands and wives. After the New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday (Oct. […]

Charles Darwin is Unmentioned Candidate in Ohio Race

c. 2006 Religion News Service CLEVELAND _ On his radio talk show last month, Pastor Ernie Sanders didn’t mince words about the importance of this fall’s race between State Board of Education member Deborah Owens Fink and her challenger, Tom Sawyer. “If you believe in God, creation and true science, vote for Debbie,” he intoned […]