Four days after an assassination attempt critically wounded a Jewish
congresswoman and killed six others, Sarah Palin on January 12 accused
"journalists and pundits" of manufacturing a "blood libel" that seeks to
link her and other conservatives to the massacre.
(RNS) According to Air Force data, no training program is more popular
among prospective chaplains than Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary,
part of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell's Liberty University in Lynchburg,
One out of every five Air Force chaplain candidates studying at an
evangelical seminary is enrolled at Liberty.
A military chaplain serves as both a religious leader and a
listener—ideally one who can assist military personnel of all faiths. A
frequent refrain among chaplains is that one is a "chaplain to all,
pastor to some." But government statistics show that the nation's corps
of chaplains leans heavily toward evangelical Christianity, failing to
mirror the military it serves.
PATERSON, N.J. (RNS) In the wake of Saturday's (Jan. 8) shooting
that left six people dead and an Arizona congresswoman critically
injured, a New Jersey congressman is calling upon clergy to help people
put aside their ideological differences during a "week of solidarity."