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Entries by Josh Fleet from 01/2011

Pope Condemns 'Vile' Killing Outside Egyptian Church

Posted 01.03.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI denounced the "vile and murderous" New Year's Day killing of 21 Egypti...

American Nuns Hopeful On Reaching An Understanding With The Vatican

Posted 01.03.2011 | Religion

By Michael O'Malley Religion News Service (RNS) The recent appointment of an American archbishop to the Vatican office overseeing a wide-ranging inve...

Technology Unites Missionaries and Families Around The World

Posted 01.04.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Janine Winkler loves reading books to her 2-year-old grandson Judah, but instead of sitting on her lap...

Priest Who Left Catholic Church Finds Love In Family Life

Posted 01.04.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service (RNS) The Rev. Albert Cutie saw a lot of things in his 14 years as a Catholic priest while church officials l...

Rubashkin Appeals Conviction And Sentence On Kosher Case

Posted 01.05.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) Convicted businessman Sholom Rubashkin, former executive of the now-defunct Agriprocessors kosher mea...

Pope Denies Appeal Of Boston Parish Closings

Posted 01.05.2011 | Religion

G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service (RNS) After a lengthy appeals process, the Vatican has ruled that nine Boston-area Catholic parishes sh...

House 'Radicalization' Hearings Worry U.S. Muslims

Posted 01.05.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Mass protests against planned mosques in New York City and Tennessee. An Oklahoma referendum t...

Army Faces Questions Over 'Spiritual Fitness' Test

Posted 01.06.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service...

Religious Leaders Call For Calm, Civility After Arizona Shooting

Posted 01.10.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas was thousands of miles away from the shooting rampage that rocked his Arizon...

Jewish Musician Debbie Friedman Dies At 59

Posted 01.10.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) Debbie Friedman, a composer and singer whose modern melodies updated the music in synagogue services wor...

Institute Probes Religion's Role In Peace-Making

Posted 01.10.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Just steps from the Lincoln Memorial, the new building -- topped by a translucent white roof ...

Jews Troubled By Palin's Use Of 'Blood Libel'

Posted 01.12.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) Four days after an assassination attempt critically wounded a Jewish congresswoman and killed six oth...

Transcendent Song: A Quest to Discover the Mystical Secrets of Improvisational Music

| Posted 01.12.2011 | Religion

Not long ago, I set out to find if and where the spirit of Judaism and the energy of improvisational music converge. I want to learn the secret of song.

Veterans Sue Obama Administration Over Disputed Cross Memorial

Posted 01.12.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Veterans of Foreign Wars has sued the Obama administration, saying it is dragging its f...

Pope Appoints New Haiti Archbishop One Year After Quake

Posted 01.12.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI marked the first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake on Wednesday (Jan...

King's Early White Ally Still Fights For 'Beloved Community'

Posted 01.13.2011 | Religion

By Kim Lawton Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly MONTGOMERY, Ala. (RNS) The social revolution led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was forged in and g...

Clergy Urges Congress To Unite Behind Push For Civility

Posted 01.13.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) A coalition of more than 50 Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders sent an open letter to Congress urg...

Obama's Eulogy Invokes Spirit Of Black Church, Reinhold Niebuhr

Posted 01.15.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Expecting a speech, Americans instead heard a sermon. Drawing on Scripture, theology an...

Faith Gets Star Treatment At Sundance

Posted 01.18.2011 | Religion

By Piet Levy Religion News Service (RNS) Celebrity sightings and up-and-coming indie flicks are a given at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park ...

Alabama Governor Says Only Christians Are His 'Brothers And Sisters'

Posted 01.18.2011 | Religion

By David White The Birmingham News MONTGOMERY, Ala. (RNS) Newly sworn-in Gov. Robert Bentley said he plans to be the governor of all Alabamians and...

Religious Leaders Praise New Obama Policy On Cuba

Posted 01.18.2011 | Religion

Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Faith leaders with long-term ties to Cuban organizations are hailing a change in White House p...

Three Anglican Bishops Ordained As Catholic Priests

Posted 01.18.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Three former Church of England bishops, disaffected by their church's ordination of women, have been or...

Catholic Bishops Won't Support Repeal Of Health Care Bill

Posted 01.19.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Catholic bishops will not join efforts to repeal the new health care law, even though...

Christian Innkeepers Found Guilty For Turning Away Gay Couple

Posted 01.19.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Two Christian innkeepers have been convicted of sexual discrimination for refusing to allow a gay coupl...

Muslim Countries Cited On Religious Freedom

Posted 01.19.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The New Year's Day massacre at a Coptic church in Egypt. Christian converts facing the death ...