Arguing that "character counts," the United Church of Christ is pressuring all 50 state public utility commissioners to investigate WorldCom and revoke its local licenses if t
Several religious bodies recently testified before the U.N. Commission on Human Rights about religious intolerance and discrimination in Pakistan. "Since Sept.
Private companies are slurping up public water at an alarming rate.
The Motor City may never lack for drama, but until the Mosaic Youth Theatre came along there were few opportunities for young people to express themselves on stage.
For too long civic participation in the arts has been viewed as the domain of the wealthy, but a new study by the Urban Institute suggests otherwise.
Rachel Corrie, 23, of Olympia, Washington, was killed March 16 when she was run over by an Israeli military bulldozer, moments after the photo at right was taken.
The San Francisco-based Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance received a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fight HIV/AIDS in Malawi, Africa.
When public high schools opened their doors last fall, military recruiters lined up to get personal student data.
In January, Maine Interfaith Power and Lightan electricity-purchasing group rooted in the faith communityannounced the availability of two green electricity option
For years activists have called attention to the plight of the Palestinians through protests, teach-ins, and seminars.
Healing Hope. Family members of Sept. 11 victims traveled on a peace mission to Iraq in January.
Eighty-six human rights advocates from across the United States were tried in January and February in federal court for nonviolent civil disobedience to close what they called
EvangeCube slaps the entire mystery of salvation on a Rubik-style cube, enabling instant conversions in friends, family, and neighbors. Flip one way and you'll see our fall from grace.
Two years of economic slowdown has pushed the number of unemployed to new heights worldwide, according to a recent study by the International Labor Office.
Reading Gilgamesh on the Day 500,000 Protesters Marched Against George W. Bush and Lockheed Martin's War on Iraq
Go to the Cyclops, to their metalworks, to buy your armaments they with concentric ringwork branded into their foreheads;
The Gallery at the American Bible Society in New York City recently presented "Reflections on Glass: 20th Century Stained Glass in American Art and Architecture." This kaleidoscope of glisten
On Feb. 9, 2003, Orion magazine took out a full-page advertisement on page five of The New York Times.
Recently the Associated Press identified some of the fundamental changes to Americans' legal rights by the Bush administration through the USA Patriot Act and the Office of Homeland Security:
Last November, 12 clergy in full regaliaaccompanied by acolytes with candles, crosses, holy water, and faithprocessed to the federal building in Portland, Oregon, to perform a "so
Gov. George Ryan cleared Illinois' death row in January when he commuted 171 condemned inmates' sentences in the sharpest blow to capital punishment since the U.S.
To protest Prime Minister Tony Blair's threat to attack Iraq, two U.K.
Sister Antonia Anthony is a 74-year-old Franciscan nun who raises funds for the poor of southern Mexico.
Critics who insist the church is full of hot air finally have their proof: British entrepreneur Mike Gill has introduced the world's first (and hopefully last) inflatable church.
Saints' Daze. A few days before Christmas, Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa, elevating her to the rank just below sainthood.
George Weber, 73, of Chesley, Ontario, was killed in a motor accident on January 6 while traveling with a Christian Peacemaker Team delegation north of Basrah, Iraq.
No Sweat apparel has a strict dress code: union-made only.
Last year corporations took it on the chin when it came to financial scandal.
Still confused about the rules governing political activity by religious organizations? "Politics and the Pulpit: A Guide to the Internal Revenue Code Restrictions on the Political Activity o
What follows is an imprecise, and likely inaccurate, interpretation of the prologue to the gospel of Mark.
Yesterday I got a call from a friend I hadn't spoken with in more than a year. "I have to tell someone this," she said.
Americans are keeping the faith today in many different waysincluding how they invest.
Forty-three prominent evangelical leaders sent a letter to President Bush indicating that the Christian Right's uncritical support of Israel is not the position of all American evangelicals.
Jesuit Father Richard T. McSorley, 88, a retired professor of peace studies at Georgetown University and longtime peace and social justice activist, died October 17, 2002.
G.I. Joe has shown boys how to exercise military might for decades, but America's recent "war on terror" has made way for a new cash crop of action figures. Since Sept.
Force Failure. In 2001, .37 percent of Australians and 1.5 percent of New Zealanders told census-takers they were following the Star Wars-based "Jedi" faith.
Who do you call when the marshals have tossed all your belongings on the sidewalk and you need a place to spend the night?
For the first time, you can possess your very own Holy Trinity 3-pak, featuring hand-carved God hair, a glow-in-the-dark Holy Spirit, and LEGO Jesus.
A 2001 U.S. Army Audit Agency report revealed that U.S. armed forces are unprepared for encountering chemical and biological weapons.
President Bush finally signed the Sudan Peace Act in October to pressure the Sudanese government to end that nation's 19-year civil war between the Muslim-dominated North and the mainly animi