The church where Martin Luther King Jr. joined his father as co-pastor moved across the street last year into a new $8 million building, but it is very consciously maintaining its role as what the Dallas Morning News calls "arguably America's most historic black church."
Bill Bradley has attacked him for inconsistency, and Planned Parenthood member Lucy Karl is quoted in a New York Post editorial as saying, "We do not need fair-weather friends." Still, notes the Post, Gore has never said why he changed his mind on the issue.
The ruins of Whitby Abbey, where Roman and Celtic Christianities clashed over their differences in A.D. 664, is under threat from cliff erosion. A £1 million rescue effort is under way. (For more on Whitby's significance in church history, see the article " Culture Clash" from our sister publication, Christian History)
As storms continue over the selection of a new House chaplain, House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and Majority Leader Richard Armey are denying that they nominated a Protestant over a Catholic because of religious discrimination.
George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, says he's been "singled out" in John Paul II's ecumenical efforts, says a report in London's Times.
We weren't trying to cause trouble, explains E. R. Shipp. We just wanted a Christmasy photo. Still, readers were angered by the caption, which pitted Christians against Orthodox Jews in Israel.1