Bishop Carlton Pearson, who has been publicly criticized for teaching that all people will go to heaven, has folded his Oklahoma church into a Unitarian Universalist congregation.
Archives: September 2008
c. 2008 Religion News Service NEWBERG, Ore. _ Students and campus leaders at a small Christian university founded by Quaker pioneers in 1891 denounced the hanging of a life-size cardboard cutout of Sen. Barack Obama on campus, vowing to work together to fight racism and intolerance. A custodial crew at the 3,355-student George Fox University […]
“Now God saw all that had been made, and it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning; the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:31). While many people question the accuracy of the biblical description of creation, there is no doubt a new economic world was recently created in about six days, and no […]
c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) For Jews the world over, Rosh Hashana heralds a time of prayer and hope. Hope for a sweet new year. Hope for peace in the year ahead. Nowhere would such prayers and hope seem more poignant than in Israel, the Jewish homeland. Since earliest history, Israel has been one […]
c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) “Now God saw all that had been made, and it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning; the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:31). While many people may question the literal accuracy of the biblical creation account, there is no doubt a new economic world was recently […]
Preparing for the 2012 Olympic Games, British planners say a certain percentage of toilets will face away from Mecca, according to the London Telegraph. The Telegraph says Islam forbids Muslims from facing Kiblah, the direction of prayer, when they, um, visit the lavatory. It is not the first time toilets have changed direction to accommodate […]
We’ve been trying to keep tabs on Sarah Palin’s Pentecostal roots, and asking the questions (if not always finding the answers) about how those beliefs might (or might not) impact her governing decisions should she become the most powerful woman in the world. There’s been chatter about Thomas Muthee, a fiery Kenyan pastor linked to […]
As if he didn’t have enough dissent to deal with in the Anglican Communion, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit to Lourdes has elicited the expected protests.
c. 2008 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Pastor Gus Booth remembers when he used to simply encourage his congregation of 150 in Warroad, Minn., to vote each Election Day. Now, he thinks it’s important to tell them which candidate should get their vote. On Sunday (Sept. 28), as part of the “Pulpit Initiative” organized by […]
c. 2008 Religion News Service Orthodox rabbis to draft standards on ethical kosher products NEW YORK (RNS) As the Conservative and Reform Jewish movements work to create a seal of approval for labor practices at kosher food companies, a group of Orthodox rabbis has decided to draft their own guidelines for workplace standards. The Rabbinical […]