Christian churches in India have applauded the upset election victory last month of the secularist India National Congress Party over the National Democratic Alliance, which is known for its Hindu-first message. After Sonia Gandhi, the president of the Congress Party, declined to accept the prime minister’s job, the post went to a Sikh, the country’s first minority-faith prime minister.
The number of religious radio stations in the U.S. grew by 6 percent from 2002 to 2003, a recent Arbitron report shows. The net gain of 122 stations increased the total to 1,965, or 14 percent of the 13,898 radio stations in the country.
If you’re looking for a Mennonite church in any given city, turn to “F” in the phone book—more Mennonite churches start with “First” than any other name, according to the Mennonite Weekly Review. Its analysis found that 46 congregations of the 1,130 churches in the Mennonite Church USA and the U.S.