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Delta Systems is an author at Religion News Service.

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New light of the anti-abortion movement — an accomplished woman with Down syndrome

By Delta Systems — March 7, 2018
(RNS) — Anti-abortion groups are particularly worried about the high proportion of women choosing to terminate fetuses with Down syndrome after prenatal testing, which has become increasingly sophisticated and accurate.

Are guns kosher?

By Delta Systems — February 27, 2018
(RNS) — 'Kosher' means putting limits on those things that are natural and legitimate — eating, sex, power and war. 

Church of the Holy Sepulchre to reopen after tax spat

By Delta Systems — February 27, 2018
JERUSALEM (AP) — Major denominations, including the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches, said in a statement on Tuesday (Feb. 27) that the church would reopen early Wednesday after being closed for three days to protest the Israeli tax plan.

Joel N. Lohr named president of Hartford Seminary

By Delta Systems — February 27, 2018
Hartford Seminary’s Board of Trustees today named Dr. Joel N. Lohr as the Seminary’s next president. On July 16, he will succeed Dr. Heidi Hadsell, who is retiring after leading the Seminary for 18 years.

Is the real War on Women happening in Africa?

By Delta Systems — February 27, 2018
Even though most countries in Africa had been decolonized by the 1950s, an influx of Western donors and corporation have imposed an entirely new colonization on the continent and its citizens, with strings attached to billions of dollars in aid all in efforts to slow population growth, destigmatize same-sex marriage and make abortion commonplace. Never mind that the African people have little to no interest in any of these changes, the neo-colonization of Africa is in full swing, warns Nigerian human rights activist Obianuju Ekeocha in her new book, TARGET AFRICA: IDOLOGICAL NEOCOLONIALISM IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.

Anti-Semitic incidents soar by 57 percent in 2017

By Delta Systems — February 27, 2018
(AP) — ADL national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said the 'alarming' increase appears to be fueled by emboldened far-right extremists as well as the 'divisive state of our national discourse.'

New revelations in Phyllis Tickle biography

By Delta Systems — February 26, 2018
Jon Sweeney's new biography of Phyllis Tickle has some new revelations about the life and marriage of one of our era's most beloved Christian writers.

Christians shutter famous Jerusalem church to protest taxes

By Delta Systems — February 26, 2018
JERUSALEM (AP) —The Christian leaders responsible for the site issued a joint statement bemoaning what they called a 'systematic campaign of abuse' against them, comparing it to anti-Jewish laws issued in Nazi Germany.

Upcoming talks about Mormon Millennials in Oakland, SoCal, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Salt Lake City

By Delta Systems — February 24, 2018
Who are Mormon Millennials, and how are they different? In a series of upcoming talks I'll share some insights from the Next Mormons Study about what we've learned about this generation.

Billy Graham’s other legacy: Best-selling author

By Delta Systems — February 23, 2018
(RNS) — 'Facing Death and the Life After' is just one of the more than 30 books he wrote.

Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

By Delta Systems — February 23, 2018
(AP) — Human rights groups say Myanmar's government is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.

Center for Public Justice launches Sacred Sector initiative

By Delta Systems — February 23, 2018
New learning community empowers faith-based organizations to live out their sacred missions

International religious freedom issues can transcend partisan divide in Congress

By Delta Systems — February 22, 2018
International religious freedom issues are growing in urgency and importance worldwide. It is against this backdrop that today 21Wilberforce released the 115th Congress Interim International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard. The intent of the Scorecard is to increase congressional awareness of international religious freedom issues, to encourage legislators to take bold action in support of this cause, and to publicly recognize the work of religious freedom champions in Congress.

Unification Church does not encourage firearm use

By Delta Systems — February 22, 2018
After the tragic recent events last week in Parkland, Florida, Family Federation (FFWPU) wishes to express our condolences to the families of the victims of such a horrendous incident. We would also like to take this opportunity to stress that our events, religious ceremonies and theology do not involve the use of firearms or weapons whatsoever.

Evangelicals deeply concerned about U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

By Delta Systems — February 22, 2018
As followers of Christ, we share a hope that the Holy Land–the birthplace of our Lord and Savior and the Promised Land of the Israelite Patriarchs–will be a land of peace where divine justice, as expressed through the Jewish prophets, can reign. We recognize the historical significance of this land to the Jewish people, who […]
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