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Anti-Alcohol Bill Leaves Many Turks Dispirited
06-05-2013BY JACOB RESNECK | ISTANBUL
(RNS) Turkey is about to enact the strictest alcohol laws in the republic’s 89-year history in a move that some Turks complain is part of a creeping Islamist agenda.
The bill suppo...
‘Nuns on the Bus’ Kick Off Immigration Tour
05-31-2013BY DAVID GIBSON | JERSEY CITY
(RNS) With the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, the “Nuns on the Bus” on Wednesday (May 29) kicked off a national tour for immigration reform aimed at giving a faith-based pus...
Pastor's Tornado Tweets Stir Up a Theological Debate
05-27-2013(RNS) Oklahoma’s devastating tornado stirred up a theological debate that was set off from a series of deleted tweets referencing the Book of Job.
Popular evangelical author and speaker John Piper regularly twee...
Anti-Shariah Movement Changes Tactics and Gains Success
05-20-2013BY OMAR SACIRBEY
(RNS) When Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly approved a 2010 ballot measure that prohibits state courts from considering Islamic law, or Shariah, the Council of American-Islamic Relations filed a lawsuit...