January 23, 1985 |
Can the level of sex and violence in the media be decreased without resorting to censorship? That is the central question being addressed by the National Council of Churches in two days of hearings this week at the Sheraton-Universal Hotel. The Los Angeles hearings are part of the "first religious national study that seriously examines problems presented by sex and violence in the media and at the same time is dedicated to preserving the constitutional freedom of speech," said the Rev. James M.
December 21, 1991 |
The National Council of Churches has promised Cuban President Fidel Castro renewed lobbying efforts aimed at ending longstanding U.S. embargoes against Cuba. The Rev. Joan B. Campbell, general secretary of the council, said that representatives of the ecumenical body made the pledge at a four-hour meeting with Castro earlier this month. The meeting took place during an ecumenical gathering in Cuba Dec. 9-12.
July 15, 2011 |
Taking a page from President Obama's political playbook, Michele Bachmann has formally left a church in Minnesota accused of holding anti-Catholic views. According to CNN , the church that Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus had attended for more than a decade, Salem Lutheran in Stillwater, Minn., granted the couple's request to be released from their membership last month, a week after Bachmann told a national audience that she would run for the Republican presidential nomination.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1997 |
Once a week, a dome-shaped church here undergoes a magical transformation. The cross on the altar is placed in a closet. Christian hymnals disappear from the pews. And a custodian removes the New Testament Bible from the lectern under the stained-glass window. In place of these, he puts out an ark containing the Torah, Shabbat candles, a set of Jewish prayer books and hundreds of yarmulkes. Voila! The Irvine United Church of Christ has become the University Synagogue.
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October 3, 1996 |
The Bible says to love thy neighbor, but it doesn't say anything about not taking thy neighbor to court. One particular case involves a Garden Grove church and a cemetery, two establishments usually thought of as working hand-in-hand. But the neighbors have had a major falling-out over a row of trees--more specifically, falling branches from 100-year-old pines along the property line.
June 7, 1988 |
Russian Orthodox bishops Monday opened a general church council to celebrate 1,000 years of Christianity in what is now the Soviet Union. The four-day council is only the third such gathering allowed in the Soviet Union since World War II. After a service sung by the monks of the Holy Trinity and St. Sergius Monastery in Zagorsk, a center of church activity 35 miles north of Moscow, the Russian primate, Patriarch Pimen, declared the council open in the monastery's baroque refectory.