(RNS) Is sending a secret informant into a mosque in search of
terrorists proactive policing, or a violation of worshippers' civil
That's the question a federal judge will have to answer after the
American Civil Liberties Union and the Council of American-Islamic
Relations filed a lawsuit Tuesday (Feb. 22) in Los Angeles against the
Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America said he was "dismayed" that the United States vetoed a UN
Security Council resolution that would have condemned the illegal
Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.
The pro-union rallies in Wisconsin have a retro feel to
them—particularly for people of faith. At one time clergy and
faith-based groups were on the front lines of the American labor
movement, but priorities shifted with the rise of the religious right
and the weakening of unions.
Nairobi, February 23 (ENInews)--Christian clergy in Libya said they have no intention of leaving the country, where several days of protests and retaliation by government armed forces have left hundreds of people dead.
For the third time in three years President Obama's proposed budget
will attempt to reduce tax deductions for high-end charitable donors,
and for the third time nonprofits and religious organizations are
Geneva, February 21 (ENInews)--Having successfully brokered a historic and peaceful referendum in southern Sudan -- on 9 July the Republic of South Sudan will be born -- ecumenical organizations in Africa and around the world are focusing on the equally challenging task of helping to build the new nation.
Geneva, February 21 (ENInews)--Members of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee, at their meeting here, took a fresh look at the ecumenical movement's progress on gender justice issues and many members didn't like what they saw.