Daily Archives: November 12, 2013

David Barton & Kenneth Copeland: PTSD isn’t biblical

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey — November 12, 2013

(RNS) On a Veterans Day broadcast program, Kenneth Copeland and David Barton told listeners that soldiers should never experience guilt or PTSD after returning from serving in the military.

Activists to fast on Capitol Hill until Congress passes immigration reform

By Katherine Burgess — November 12, 2013

WASHINGTON (RNS) “We know that Martin Luther King Jr., were he here today, would be standing here with us,” said the Rev. Barbara Williams Skinner, co-chair of the National African American Clergy Network. “Cesar Chavez would be standing with us and Gandhi would be standing with us. We think that’s enough power to change the Congress.”

COMMENTARY: A call for a more realistic reporting of Christian martyrs

By Judd Birdsall — November 12, 2013

(RNS) It may sound counterintuitive, but it’s better to err on the side of undercounting martyrs than to risk overcounting them. What’s at stake is credible religious freedom advocacy.

Catholic bishops stick to safe choices, middle ground in electing new leaders

By David Gibson — November 12, 2013

BALTIMORE (RNS) The real debates were expected to go on behind closed doors in sessions that will last through Thursday as the bishops are expected to have frank talks about contentious issues like their stance against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate.

Photo Slideshow: The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

By Yonat Shimron — November 12, 2013

As many as 10,000 people were feared dead in the Philippine city of Tacloban as surviving residents struggled to find food, water and shelter four days after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the islands. These photos were shot by workers for World Vision, the international relief organization.

Why Mormon writers are the luckiest

By Jana Riess — November 12, 2013

Guest blogger Stephen Carter says every writer’s dream is to find “an unexplored mine of myth and metaphor that you can dig in to forever.” His suggestion? Try the Book of Mormon.

Christians for Fair Witness On The Middle East Applauds The Efforts Of Holy Land Clergy Seeking Peaceful Co-Existence In Jerusalem

By Religion News LLC — November 12, 2013

There is a history of interreligious tension in Jerusalem, but recently there has been a noticeable rise in attacks on both people and holy sites. Last month the Christian cemetery on Mount Zion was vandalized, with tombstones toppled and stone crosses hacked into pieces.  Mosques near Jerusalem have been attacked with anti-Islamic graffiti in so-called  […]

Christian Group Challenges Churches to Smooth Out Differences: Nov. 24 True Life in God Event in Los Angeles Seeks Christian Unity www.ChristianUnityNow.com

By Religion News LLC — November 12, 2013

 Los Angeles, CA–As the November 24 Christian Unity Festival draws close, the readers of Jesus Christ’s Messages, called “True Life in God,” are challenging the Christian Churches to urgently seek reconciliation according to the desires of Christ and the ability of Catholic and Orthodox faithful to be able to “celebrate together the Divine Mysteries” just […]

Quote of the Day: Rabbi Arthur Waskow

By Ron Ribiat — November 12, 2013

“On many issues – religion, politics, philosophy, strategy, tactics – we who have brought this suit strongly disagree with each other. But we all agree that the government’s … swallow-it-all collection of billions of telephone records from more than a hundred million Americans – is illegal, is destructive to American freedom … and must be […]

Serpent handler-TV star has a new cause: religious liberty

By Bob Smietana — November 12, 2013

(RNS) Tennessee wildlife regulations allow zoos to keep venomous snakes, but there is no provision for churches to have them. The Rev. Andrew Hamblin, co-star of the National Geographic series “Snake Salvation,” says that violates his congregation’s religious liberty.

Fifty-Minister Wedding * Vatican at Baltimore * Death Row Donor : Tuesday’s Religion News Roundup

By Lauren Markoe — November 12, 2013

Fifty ministers preside at a wedding the United Methodist Church doesn’t allow. The Vatican tells U.S. bishops to ease up on the ideology. And a man set to die for a most heinous crime wants to do something good.

Video: A mother turns grief into action

By Sally Morrow — November 12, 2013

Veronique Pozner lost her son, Noah, during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn. almost one year ago. She was consumed with grief, but she turned her energy toward changing the state’s gun laws.

Christian Group Challenges Churches to Smooth Out Differences: Nov. 24 True Life in God Event in Los Angeles Seeks Christian Unity www.ChristianUnityNow.com

By Religion News LLC — November 12, 2013

I  Los Angeles, CA–As the November 24 Christian Unity Festival draws close, the readers of Jesus Christ’s Messages, called “True Life in God,” are challenging the Christian Churches to urgently seek reconciliation according to the desires of Christ and the ability of Catholic and Orthodox faithful to be able to “celebrate together the Divine Mysteries” […]

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