(RNS) Three of the seven justices on the Iowa Supreme Court who voted to
legalize same-sex marriage last year lost their jobs on Tuesday (Nov.
2), but conservative activists are warning they might not be the last.
Most Americans have a desire for more forgiveness in their lives, but
they are more critical when choosing whom to forgive, according to a
Sixty-two percent of American adults said they need
more forgiveness in their personal lives, and 94 percent wanted to see
more forgiveness in the country, according to a study by the
Michigan-based Fetzer Institute.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A recent survey on the religious climate of the
U.S. Air Force Academy showed that 41 percent of non-Christian cadets
face unwanted proselytizing at least once during a year-long period.
(RNS) Americans are being more generous to religious charities, but why
are they skimping on their giving to churches?
A new report from Empty Tomb Inc., an Illinois-based Christian
research organization, contains an analysis that found from 2007 to
2008, Protestant churches saw a decrease of $20.02 in per-member annual
Israel, like the United States, is a largely secular society with
deep religious roots. And Israel, like the U.S., is home to vocal
religious conservatives who frown on homosexuality. But Israel, unlike
the U.S., has allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military
for 17 years. In fact, they are required to do so.
(RNS) American Sikhs are urging President Obama to visit the famed
Golden Temple in India next month, despite his administration's reported
concern that wearing the headscarf required for entry will inflame false
rumors that Obama is a Muslim.