Federal Court of Appeals to Hear Kentucky Ten Commandments Case

Cincinnati, OH – On Oct 20, Liberty Counsel will present oral argument at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in defense of the “Foundations of American Law and Government” display, which includes the Ten Commandments. Liberty Counsel represents McCreary and Pulaski Counties in Kentucky. These are the same cases Liberty Counsel argued at the U.S.... Continue Reading

No sausages at Palestinian Oktoberfest, but plenty of beer

Taybeh, West Bank (ENI). There was barely a knackwurst sausage, Wiener schnitzel, sauerkraut, or accordion and tuba in sight. Yet the tantalising smell of grilled meats wafted through the air and the music of a traditional dabkeh dance performed on the stage blasted through loudspeakers as the West Bank’s Taybeh village celebrated its fifth annual... Continue Reading

Bishops may pull health care support over abortion, immigrants

By Kevin Eckstrom, Religion News Service WASHINGTON — The nation’s Catholic bishops have threatened to pull their support for health care reform unless their concerns about abortion and access for immigrants are addressed by lawmakers. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which supports universal access to health care as a “basic human right,” had been... Continue Reading

NAE Deals with Criticism After Immigration Statement

By Michelle A. Vu Christian Post Reporter Leaders of the National Association of Evangelicals have issued several clarifications on the group’s stance on immigration reform in the days since it released its resolution on the issue. [Editor’s note: the original URL (link) referenced in this article is no longer valid, so the link has been removed.]... Continue Reading

Historic Carrolton Presbyterian Church, New Orleans Lawsuit May Bankrupt Presbytery

The Presbytery of South Louisiana (PSL) will be out of money sometime during the year 2010, according to the Rev. Theodore Roeling, Sr., former treasurer of the organization. At a presbytery meeting on Oct. 9 and 10, the finance committee announced that its deficit for the first eight months of 2009 had grown to $244,000... Continue Reading

Rev. Moon turning control of Unification Church over to his 3 sons

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, now approaching 90 and still one of the world’s most controversial religious figures, is handing over day-to-day control of his Unification Church to three U.S.-educated sons. There are some changes afoot in fundraising and boosting membership, the sons say. But Moon — who will preside... Continue Reading

The Impact of Technology on Bible Translation

Bible translation has always been painstaking, laborious work. It is not just the difficulty of the work itself; there are also the technical challenges translators face. In the old days each draft had to be typed manually—four or five times!—before the project was completed. And once the text had received final approval, the entire manuscript... Continue Reading

Albania demands remains of Mother Teresa returned from India

A dispute has broken out over the remains of Mother Teresa after Albania demanded that the nun’s bones should be returned to her ethnic homeland from India, where she spent most of her adult life and is buried. Sali Berisha, the Albanian Prime Minister, said on Saturday that his Government was seeking repatriation of Mother... Continue Reading

Evangelical Group Endorses Liberalized Immigration, Testifies Before Senate

The president of the largest evangelical body in the United States testified in favor of liberalized immigration policies before a Senate subcommittee on Thursday, following an endorsement of immigration reform by the group’s governing board. “Why is immigration policy important to evangelicals?” National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) President Leith Anderson asked the Judiciary subcommittee on... Continue Reading

Many religious institutions get serious about security

Protesters to picket several sites in S.D. By Eleanor Yang Su October 16, 2009 Once deemed sacred sanctuaries off-limits to criminals, religious institutions are becoming vulnerable targets to shootings, thefts and protests because of their low-tech security and open environment. San Diego religious leaders’ reactions have ranged from hiring armed guards to taking extra precaution... Continue Reading