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Benedict relies on words, not John Paul’s dramatic images

c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Pope John Paul II would kneel to kiss the ground of foreign countries. He unleashed doves to signal peace. He placed a prayer of atonement in cracks of Jerusalem’s Western Wall. And the cameras clicked. John Paul, a former actor, reveled in the power of image. In contrast, his […]

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Marcus Borg Retires, Still Asking the Questions and Looking for Answers

c. 2007 Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. _ Oregon’s leading theologian walks his dog up and down the trendy streets of the Pearl District. His neighbors know Henry, the shaggy gray Glen of Imaal terrier, whose short legs set the pace. But few recognize Marcus J. Borg, the graying guy in the wool cap, as […]

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COMMENTARY: Despite Religious Opposition, Chief Wahoo Remains Cleveland Logo

c. 2005 Religion News Service CLEVELAND _ I felt confident when I came to northeast Ohio in 1998 that I was going to love this place. This type of vibrant ethnically and religiously diverse community was all I had ever known. I grew up in a suburb of New Haven, Conn., worked my first job […]

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COMMENTARY: Sixty Years Ago, America Gave This 8-Year-Old Brit Some Refuge

c. 2005 Religion News Service LONDON _ As we mark the 60th anniversary of the ending of World War II, may I, as an Englishman, express gratitude to the American people. Not only for what you did to preserve freedom in the world but for a less well=recognized example of American generosity. Sixty years ago […]

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