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Daily Archives: April 2, 2014

Seminary parts with its collection of Thomas Eakins portraits

By Mary Beth McCauley — April 2, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) To budget-strapped institutions and private owners, selling off art and artifacts sometimes seems the answer in an era of declining revenues and sagging fortunes.

Anti-Semitic incidents continue to decline in US

By Lauren Markoe — April 2, 2014
(RNS) The ADL tracked an overall decline in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. last year but also a rise in violent anti-Semitic assaults.

Inside job: Inmates help further Mormon genealogy work

By Brooke Adams — April 2, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Inmates who volunteered at Utah State Prison Family History Centers last year indexed more than 2 million records. They also put in approximately 50,000 hours of personal family research.

Rabbis shave heads for a cause

By Michele Chabin — April 2, 2014
(RNS) Rabbi Phyllis Sommer, who has chronicled her son’s illness and her family’s struggle after his death, said the event, in which 54 rabbis shaved their heads, resonates deeply with Jewish values.

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – April 4

By Religion News LLC — April 2, 2014
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1731 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on April 4 (check local listings). New Calvinism – In many Southern Baptist churches there is a revival of interest in Calvinism, the strict theology of the 16th century […]

Graham’s grandkids collect thank-you’s for ‘Daddy Bill’

By Adelle M. Banks — April 2, 2014
(RNS) A new book, “Thank You, Billy Graham,” has been compiled by the evangelist’s grandchildren, sharing the gratitude expressed by Christians across the globe about his decades of influence.

Pope Francis calls traditional marriage an icon of God’s love

By Josephine McKenna — April 2, 2014
(RNS) Pope Francis' emphasis on traditional marriage during his Wednesday (April 2) audience comes after his much-discussed comments on gays soon after his election a year ago.

Franklin Graham claims to be following in Billy’s footsteps

By Mark Silk — April 2, 2014
Franklin Graham has been catching some flak for invidiously comparing Vladimir Putin's protection of Russian children from gay "propaganda" to America's embrace of same-sex marriage.
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