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Entries by Paul Brandeis Raushenbush from 01/2012

Pope Names Cleric For US Ex-Anglicans

Posted 01.01.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI named a married former Episcopal bishop Sunday to head the first U.S. organizational structure for disaffected ...

Pope: Future Hopes Lie With Youth

Posted 01.01.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI in his New Year's homily Sunday praised young people as key to securing a future of hope despite what he called "sha...

Indian Police Arrest 2 Men For Sacrificing Child

Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion

NEW DELHI -- Two men have been arrested in central India for allegedly killing a 7-year-old girl and cutting out her liver in a ritual sacrifice to en...

Zimbabwe Police Stop Anglican Prayer Retreat

Posted 01.03.2012 | Religion

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwean police stopped a retreat of 80 clergy over claims that their prayer gathering was not given police clearance under...

Jimmy Carter Interview: Real Story Behind Egypt Israeli Peace Deal

| Posted 01.05.2012 | Religion

"I felt that one of the reasons that I was elected President was to try to bring peace to the Holy Land."

Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany

Posted 01.06.2012 | Religion

ISTANBUL — Orthodox Christian worshippers plunged into chilly waters across southern and eastern Europe on Friday to retrieve crucifixes in cere...

Pope Benedict XVI Names 22 New Cardinals

Posted 01.06.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI clearly put his stamp on the group that will eventually elect his successor with his naming of 22 new cardinals...

Cardinal Apologizes For Linking Gay Parade To KKK

Posted 01.06.2012 | Religion

CHICAGO — Chicago's Cardinal Francis George is apologizing for remarks comparing an annual gay rights parade to a Ku Klux Klan rally. In a Chic...

Russian Church's Patriarch Calls For Dialogue With Election Protesters

Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion

MOSCOW — The head of the Russian Orthodox Church on Saturday urged the government to listen to protesters demanding free elections. Patriarch K...

Egypt's Christians Celebrate Christmas Amid Fears

Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion

CAIRO — Egypt's Christians on Saturday celebrated their first Christmas since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, amid tight security and a d...

Pope Benedict XVI's Cardinals: More Roman, Less 'Catholic'

Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion

By DAVID GIBSON Religion News Service (RNS) For Americans who take note of the pomp and circumstance -- and politics -- at the Vatican, the big ne...

Faith Versus Science, In 'How The World Began'

Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK — A thoughtless remark by a pregnant science teacher transplanted from New York infuriates a doggedly religious teenage student in a sh...

Pope Remembers Victims Of Religious Terrorism

Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI has remembered the "numerous victims" of religiously motivated terrorism during an annual reception for diplomats. ...

3 Ultra-Orthodox Arrested In Suspected Pedophilia Ring In Israel

Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion

JERUSALEM -- Israeli police say three men have been arrested in a suspected pedophilia ring thought to have preyed on dozens of Jerusalem children. P...

Tunisia's Islamist Party Slams Anti-Semitic Chants

Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion

TUNIS, Tunisia — The head of Tunisia's moderate Islamic party condemned anti-Semitic slogans chanted Monday by a handful of ultraconservative Mu...

Court: Oklahoma Ban On Islamic Law Unconstitutional

Posted 01.10.2012 | Religion

OKLAHOMA CITY — A proposed constitutional amendment that would ban Oklahoma courts from considering international or Islamic law discriminates a...

Court: Judges Cannot Get Involved In Church Dispute

Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON — Religious workers can't sue for job discrimination, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, saying for the first time that churches &nda...

Balayla Ahmad Claims Sexual Harassment, False Accusation Of Terrorism, Sues University of Bridgeport

Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A Muslim woman is suing the University of Bridgeport, alleging that the school failed to investigate her claims that a fellow stud...

Bill T. Jones: Religious Roots Of His Choreography And Dance

Posted 01.12.2012 | Religion

Bill T. Jones has stormed Broadway in recent years with his Tony Award winning choreography in Spring Awakening and Fela! Yet Jones is no newcomer to...

Christians, Muslims Unite At Nigeria Protest

Posted 01.13.2012 | Religion

LAGOS, Nigeria -- A human wave of more than 20,000 surrounded the Muslim faithful as they prayed toward Mecca Friday, as anti-government demonstration...

5 Amish Children Escape Injury When Buggy Hit

Posted 01.17.2012 | Religion

MAYFIELD, Ky. -- A buggy carrying five Amish children was hit by a sport utility vehicle in western Kentucky and the buggy driver was cited for not di...

Supreme Court Discrimination Ruling Confuses Religious Workers

Posted 01.20.2012 | Religion

DETROIT -- Aleeza Adelman teaches Jewish studies at a Jewish school, yet she considers herself a teacher whose subject is religion, not a religious te...

Philadelphia Archdiocese Named 'Unindicted Co-Conspirator'

Posted 01.23.2012 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors on Monday accused the Archdiocese of Philadelphia of being an "unindicted co-conspirator" in a clergy sex abuse case ...

Pope Urges Silence For Better Communication

Posted 01.24.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI is asking everyone to quiet down. In his annual communications message released Tuesday, Benedict extolled the soun...

Introducing Ask Pastor Paul: Spiritual Advice For The Real World

| Posted 01.24.2012 | Religion

Have an spiritual question, ethical dilemma, or religious curiosity? Don't be shy! People of all backgrounds, ages and creeds are encouraged to submit questions to Ask Pastor Paul.