Today's New York Times contains a column by William Safire denouncing World Magazine's current cover story of John McCain: "When its editor is Bush's trusted Austin adviser; when its reporter bears the name of the school being abused as a Bush tool in the campaign; when its not-for-profit's funds are used to print, illustrate and distribute a hatchet job on a political opponent to a list of officials and media biggies on a primary election eve—then such backdoor backing of candidate Bush strikes me as religio-political sleaze in action." Expect the magazine to respond in its next issue. And the one after that. …
National Association of Evangelicals, National Council of Churches, others sign "Covenant to Overcome Poverty"
The Call to Renewal conference attendees vow to "prioritize people who are poor." "We want to put poor people on the national agenda—they're not there now," says Call to Renewal founder Jim Wallis. (The Covenant to Overcome Poverty is available on the Call to Renewal site)
The Barrington, Illinois church already seats 4,500. But the church has grown 20 percent over the last five years, and so it's rushing to build a $50 million auditorium that will seat nearly 9,000.
So says the lead sentence in a Times of Zambia article about a conference on "The role of religion/church in the fight against HIV/AIDS." The Times coverage of the conference echoes the current Christianity Todaycover story.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom wants to stop Sudan ...1
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