WASHINGTON (ABP) -- A coalition of more than 60 religious, veterans,
academic and advocacy groups called on the United States military Nov.
10 to extend conscientious-objector status to soldiers who believe a
specific war is immoral.
(RNS) Some 12,000 American Muslims are expected to join an estimated
2.5 million pilgrims in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca for the hajj,
the annual Islamic pilgrimage that this year runs between Nov. 14 and
(RNS) Lawyers for the Oklahoma Attorney General's office have two
weeks to convince a federal judge to remove a temporary hold on a
voter-approved state constitutional amendment that prohibits courts from
considering Islamic law.
(RNS) For four decades, the U.S. Catholic bishops have maintained a
nationwide program designed to help the poor lift themselves out of
poverty. And for just as long, fierce critics have tried to kill it.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Former President George W. Bush made no secret that his
politics were tinged by his religious faith, but now says he never would
have made it to the White House without a fateful -- and faith-filled --
decision to quit drinking in 1986.