Controversial amendment restricts board options for alcohol users
Jul 11, 2006
Southern Baptists—a group rarely associated with heavy drinking—have gone overwhelmingly on record in “total opposition” to consumption of alcohol. Delegates even added language that says no one who is a “user of alcoholic beverages” should be appointed to Baptist-related trustee boards.
A three-day United Nations meeting on the global AIDS pandemic has ended with a declaration that some diplomats praised as a landmark but that AIDS activists—including at least one prominent religious figure—called a failure.
God squad:The Colorado Rockies baseball organization wants players with character, and that appears to mean they are looking for evangelical Christians. At least three major league teams are sponsoring promotional "faith days," appealing to church groups with discounted tickets and the prospect of entertainment by Christian musicians and speakers (www.thenation.com, June 2).
Describing an ambitious, privately funded study using human embryonic stem cells, Harvard University researchers announced an ethically charged, long-term project that could produce treatments for a variety of diseases.
Acknowledges complexities of finding appropriate boundaries
Jun 27, 2006
Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright is breaking ranks with the conventional wisdom of her profession. Diplomats, she says, were traditionally taught to keep far away from potentially controversial subjects like religion.