Faith & Religion

Religion: How shall we then vote?

Religion | Evangelicals tweak the language of their political manifesto after news media reports characterize it as a call for retreat
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 7/03/04, 12:00 am

It was the news media version of the "telephone game"-the parlor pastime in which players whisper a message at one end of a room and hilariously distort it by the time it reaches the other.

But the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) wasn't laughing. On June 20, CBS News and the Associated Press wire reported that the group, which represents 52 Bible-teaching denominations and independent churches, was urging its members to back away from politics-particularly from knee-jerk Republicanism.

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Nigerian nightmare

Religion | Who will defend press freedom from the passions of the Islamic street?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/07/02, 12:00 am

What will it take for liberal U.S. journalists to stop calling Muslim and Christian "fundamentalists" similar threats to freedom of speech and freedom of the press? (See WORLD, April 27.) And when will American editors draft resolutions attacking the suppression of freedom now going on in Nigeria?

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On second thought

Religion | U.S.
by Edward E. Plowman
Posted 11/23/02, 12:00 am

THE 10-MONTH-OLD CRISIS over clergy sexual abuse of minors in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church is far from over. At the Vatican's prodding, the U.S. bishops at their semi-annual meeting this month in Washington revised guidelines drawn up last June in Dallas. The revisions offer greater protection to priests accused of abuse and roll back attempts by lay groups to have a greater say in church policy.

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