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Jason Anthony

Jason Anthony is an author at Religion News Service.

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5 people whose lives were changed by Billy Graham

By Amy Green, Marshall Allen, and Jason Anthony — February 27, 2018
(RNS) — Across six decades of public ministry, Billy Graham preached to some 215 million people. Here's how he touched the lives of five of them.

Fox Steps Out on Faith With New Film About Esther

By Jason Anthony — October 6, 2006
c. 2006 Religion News Service NEW YORK _ It will play at more than 1,000 theaters across the country. More than 55,000 tickets have been pre-sold. But unless you go to church, you might never even see the trailer. “One Night With the King,” a film to be released under the new FoxFaith label, is […]

The Return of the Biblical Epic

By Jason Anthony — October 6, 2006
c. 2006 Religion News Service NEW YORK _ It almost seems made for the silver screen. A princess goes from rags to riches, an evil plot is foiled _ and a couple lives happily ever after. Mix in a few big names, a message that appeals to Christians and Jews and a $20 million budget, […]

Spunky Billy Graham, 86, Not Ready to Retire Quite Yet

By Jason Anthony — June 28, 2005
c. 2005 Religion News Service NEW YORK _ New York was ready to say goodbye to Billy Graham. His three-day crusade was billed as his last in the city and Graham suggested in interviews it could be his last anywhere. On Sunday (June 26), the Rev. A.R. Bernard, the chair of the New York crusade […]

In Cosmopolitan New York, Graham to Preach One Gospel to Many Ethnic Groups

By Jason Anthony — June 11, 2005
c. 2005 Religion News Service NEW YORK _ In 1957, when Billy Graham’s New York City crusade launched him into the national spotlight, he took the chance to cross racial lines in an age of segregation. From June 24 to 26, Graham, now a feeble 86, will hold possibly his final crusade in New York, […]

NEWS STORY: Venerable St. Mark’s Opens Its Doors to GOP Protesters

By Jason Anthony — September 2, 2004
c. 2004 Religion News Service NEW YORK _ There is a lot of prayer in New York this week. Not all of it is coming from Madison Square Garden. St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, one of the oldest churches in Manhattan and widely known for its progressive stance, has thrown open its doors to thousands of […]

NEWS STORY: Parliament of the World’s Religions Ends With Renewed Commitments

By Jason Anthony — July 14, 2004
c. 2004 Religion News Service BARCELONA, Spain _ Anglican Bishop Benjamin Ojwang came to this city for the Parliament of the World’s Religions on a mission for his country. “Put international pressure on our government to accept peace talks,” he pleaded, telling the story of his capture and torture at the hands of Uganda’s rebel […]

NEWS STORY: Parliament of the World’s Religions Opens in Spain

By Jason Anthony — July 8, 2004
c. 2004 Religion News Service BARCELONA, Spain _ In 1893, in a Chicago hall crowded with mostly American and Protestant clergymen, a young swami from India stood in traditional dress and captured the imagination of the delegates with a dream of religious unity. “If the Parliament of Religions has shown anything to the world, it […]
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