The director of a Saudi-funded Islamic school in Northern Virginia accused of promoting religious intolerance has been convicted of failing to report suspected child abuse.
Archives: July 2008
Have been EXTREMELY premature, as Mark Twain might say. Let me just set the record straight: RNS is alive and well. You may have heard this week that our sister company, Newhouse News Service, is closing. Many have asked what’s going to happen to us. The short answer: nothing. Religion News Service will be unaffected […]
In the next two decades, parents are expected to have new options to test their children for genetic traits that raise the odds they will contract any number of conditions, such type 2 diabetes, depression and possibly autism, experts suggested last week. Those breakthroughs are expected to push parents deeper into the ethically fuzzy world […]
The Bush Administration has ignited a furor with a proposed definition of pregnancy that has the effect of classifying some of the most widely used methods of contraception as abortion.
Paraguay’s president-elect has received unprecedented permission from the pope to resign as bishop, the papal nuncio said Wednesday, ending a dispute over Fernando Lugo’s priestly status.
Prominent evangelical leaders are warning Sen. John McCain against picking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as his running mate, saying their troops will abandon the Republican ticket on Election Day if that happens.
The case reflected a split between pious Muslims with a Western-oriented reform agenda, who control parliament, and strict secularists who control the military and judiciary.
c. 2008 Religion News Service McCain, Obama urged to make poverty a priority (RNS) Nine faith leaders have banded together to urge Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain to present a 10-year plan to combat poverty when speaking at their national nominating conventions. The interfaith coalition _ led by Rabbi Steve Gutow, executive director of […]
c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) When Anglican bishops unpack memories of their 2008 Lambeth Conference, one recollection they will handle gingerly is that of the archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, humbly accepting their standing ovation at its onset. That was before things got nasty. Some calls for Williams’ resignation even circulated in the halls […]
The Rev. Joaquina Filipe Nhanala is a woman of firsts in Africa-she’s the only female United Methodist pastor in Mozambique with a master’s degree in theology, and now she is the first female United Methodist bishop in all of Africa.