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Entries by Josh Fleet from 11/2010

Righteous Among the Nations: Muslims Who Saved Jews from Holocaust

Posted 11.01.2010 | Religion

By Tim Townsend St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS (RNS) In 2003, Norman Gershman was looking for some of the righteous. What he found astonished ...

The Myth of Progress

Posted 11.01.2010 | Religion

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Facing Protests, Vatican Seeks to Be 'Ally' with Victims on Abuse

Posted 11.01.2010 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican's top spokesman appealed to victims of pedophile priests who demonstrated...

Russian Jews Reaffirm Faith with Help from N.J. Group

Posted 11.01.2010 | Religion

Susan Todd The Star-Ledger/Religion News Service (RNS) Veronika and Oleg Bilerman exchanged wedding vows a quarter of a century ago in an unremarkab...

Jimmy Carter Warns Religion And Politics Are Getting Too Cozy

Posted 11.01.2010 | Religion

By Kristen Moulton The Salt Lake Tribune/Religion News Service SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) For a man who evangelized foreign leaders and taught Sunday sch...

Air Force Academy Cites Progress In Tackling Religious Intolerance

Posted 11.02.2010 | Religion

By Whitney Jones Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A recent survey on the religious climate of the U.S. Air Force Academy showed that 41 perc...

Obama Prays With Church Leaders on Cuba and Middle East

Posted 11.02.2010 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Twenty-one Christian leaders met and prayed with President Obama on Monday (Nov. 1), discus...

Bishop Compares Fight Over Female Bishops To World War II

Posted 11.03.2010 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) A leading bishop in the Church of England has triggered fury in British religious circles by likenin...

Study: Americans Crave Forgiveness But Are Not Very Forgiving

Posted 11.03.2010 | Religion

By Whitney Jones Religion News Service (RNS) Most Americans have a desire for more forgiveness in their lives, but they are more critical when cho...

Reclaiming Islam And Emboldening Muslim Women In America: 10 Minutes With Mohamed Magid

Posted 11.03.2010 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Imam Mohamed Magid assumes the helm of the Islamic Society of North America, the largest Muslim group in...

Supreme Court Wrestles Over Religious Scholarship Program

Posted 11.03.2010 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Is a state law that allows tax credits for donations to scholarship programs unconstitution...

Have Democrats Lost Faith In Faith-Based Outreach?

Posted 11.03.2010 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) As Democrats conduct a grim postmortem on Tuesday's (Nov. 2) elections, some liberal leaders s...

Obama's Star Fades In Muslim World

Posted 11.03.2010 | Religion

ISTANBUL — Euphoria swept the world after the election of President Obama, a symbol of hope and yearning for compromise after years of war and r...

Faith Groups Press Geithner On Foreclosures

Posted 11.04.2010 | Religion

By Jena Lowe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A national network of faith-based organizations, homeowners and community organizers met with T...

Forbes Names Pope World's 5th Most Powerful Figure

Posted 11.04.2010 | Religion

By Whitney Jones Religion News Service (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI won the No. 5 spot in a list of the world's most powerful people, one of only two r...

Faith Groups Press Geithner On Foreclosures

Posted 11.04.2010 | Religion

By Jena Lowe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A national network of faith-based organizations, homeowners and community organizers met with T...

Israel To Allow Civil Marriages

Posted 11.04.2010 | Religion

By Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) For the first time in its 62-year history, Israel will soon allow a limited number of couples...

Oklahoma Muslims Unsure of Status After Shariah Referendum

Posted 11.04.2010 | Religion

By Omar Sacibey Religion News Service (RNS) Born and raised in Oklahoma, Sarah Albahadily will wear her headscarf to a Brad Paisley concert and her c...

President Obama Offers Diwali Greeting

Posted 11.04.2010 | Religion

The White House Office of the Press Secretary November 4, 2010 Statement by the President on Diwali Tomorrow, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhist...

WaPo 'On Faith': The Deviant Theology of Violent Extremists

Posted 11.05.2010 | Religion

As an American imam at one of the largest mosques in the DC Metro area, I am greatly troubled by the new cases of violent extremism among Western Musl...

Muslim Advocacy Group Sues Over Okla. Shariah Ban

Posted 11.06.2010 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) A Muslim advocacy group filed suit Thursday (Nov. 4) in Oklahoma, saying a just-passed amendment fo...

Officials Say No Discrimination In Seeking 'Christian Roommate'

Posted 11.06.2010 | Religion

Cami Reister The Grand Rapids Press/Religion News Service GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (RNS) A Michigan woman did not violate fair housing law when she pos...

Five Anglican Bishops Leave For Roman Catholic Church

Posted 11.08.2010 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Five bishops have decided to leave the Church of England and join the Roman Catholic Church under the...

National Council Of Churches To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Ecumenical Movement

Posted 11.08.2010 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Leaders of the nation's largest coalition of Christian churches will gather here this week (No...

Sikhs Call Airport Screening for Turbans 'Security Theater'

Posted 11.08.2010 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Leaders of three Sikh organizations say they've been told by federal transportation officia...