(RNS) While most Christians might not be caught smoking a joint, opinions on how states should handle those who possess or sell marijuana varies among religious leaders.
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(RNS) Early in their history, Mormons who enjoyed the occasional tipple or chaw could get a temple recommend and enjoy all the privileges of a member in good standing.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Some 60 Muslim protesters marched through London’s East End Monday (Dec. 16), demanding Muslim-owned businesses stop selling alcohol and warning that “this is just the beginning.”
Under a new policy that goes into effect Friday, drinking will not be allowed at any event that is directed primarily toward minors. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson announced the change in a letter to parishioners last week. Now alcohol at games or other events directed toward minors “is not to be served to anyone or brought in by someone,” according to the letter.
(RNS) Evangelist D.L. Moody was among those who argued for voluntary abstinence from alcohol rather than outright prohibition, and now the Chicago school that bears his name is lifting its ban on alcohol and tobacco for faculty and staff.
ISTANBUL (RNS) Turkey is about to enact the strictest alcohol laws in the republic’s 89-year history in a move that some Turks complain is part of a creeping Islamist agenda.
(RNS) More than two dozen faculty members have resigned from Shorter University, a Baptist school in Georgia, after it required them to sign a “personal lifestyle statement” that condemns homosexuality, premarital sex and public drinking. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) Christian painter Thomas Kincade died of a drug and alcohol overdose, according to an autopsy report released Monday. By Lauren Markoe. About 200.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) Christopher McGarvey is a recent seminary graduate, a cantor at St. Basil the Great Orthodox Church and the brains behind the What Would Jesus Brew class — part of a yearlong Heavenly Homebrew Competition of church teams brewing individual beers for a fall event benefitting a hospice center. By Amanda Greene.