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  • Religious opposition to bottled water growing

    12/19/2006 9:50:31 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 101 replies · 2,305+ views
    WaterTech Online ^ | 12/18/2006
    WASHINGTON – A growing number of religious groups are taking a stand against the bottling of water, stating the practice is immoral because water is a God-given resource that should not be packaged and sold, the Chicago Tribune reported recently in an article analyzing the trend. Cassandra Carmichael, director of eco-justice programs for the National Council of Churches, said in the story that privatization takes away water from those who cannot afford it and added that water "should be free for all." In October, the National Coalition of American Nuns, a group representing 1,200 Roman Catholic nuns in the US,...
  • Shots Fired Inside Wilmington Courthouse; Several Injured (Delaware)

    02/11/2013 6:02:51 AM PST · by kristinn · 60 replies
    WPVI ^ | Monday, February, 11, 2013
    There are reports of several injuries after gunfire erupted inside the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas in Wilmington, Delaware Monday morning. The shooting happened just after 8:00 a.m. at the court house, located at 500 N King Street.
  • Attorney General Secretly Granted Gov. Ability to Develop and Store Dossiers on Innocent Americans

    12/15/2012 4:22:01 PM PST · by upchuck · 33 replies
    Wired | December 13, 2012 | Kim Zetter
    Link only. Holder now has the right to keep dossiers on U.S. citizens. More here.
  • California Church to Become Site of Islamist Convention

    12/04/2012 8:50:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    RSN ^ | Friday, 30 November 2012 06:23 | Ryan Mauro
    The Muslim Public Affairs Council’s choice of location for its 12th Annual Convention on December 15 is telling: The All Saints Episcopal Church of Pasadena, California. The group, founded by Muslim Brotherhood followers, says this is the “next step in its mission by crossing the interfaith line.” Yet again, the Islamists are taking advantage of naïve Christians with a desire to show off their tolerance. … Hassan Hathout says they sought to begin the “Islamic Movement” in the U.S., a term the Brotherhood uses to describe its ideology. In 1997, he predicted its success because “America needs Islam. If you...
  • An Unholy Alliance (anti freedom "documentary")

    11/16/2012 7:16:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 15 November, 2012 | John Richardson
    An unholy alliance of gun prohibitionists, politicians, and certain church groups is pushing a so-called documentary called "Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence" that will air on certain NBC owned and affiliated stations. The documentary is part of the Horizons of the Spirit series which airs on that network. The documentary is presented by the National Council of Churches and was produced by the Presbyterian Church USA. The documentary features such gun control luminaries as Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Colin Goddard, and Dr. Garen Wintemute talking about how "gun violence" (sic) impacted their lives. In the United States more...
  • House panel to hold hearing on Libya attack with top Obama intelligence advisers

    11/07/2012 10:19:56 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2012
    A House committee is planning to hold a hearing next week on the Libya consulate attack, following up on an issue that Republicans had emphasized before the presidential election in questioning President Obama's foreign policy record. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the consulate in Benghazi. A local Libyan extremist group is suspected of carrying out the attack, but the Obama administration has been criticized for its confusing explanation for the strike and for security warnings that apparently weren't heeded. The House Intelligence Committee will hold its hearing on the...
  • How the Left Moved into Religion

    03/11/2012 12:04:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2012 | Mary Nicholas
    It is the year of the "ethics of energy," according to the National Council of Churches (NCC)..... .........Formerly overt supporters of communism, the NCC recast itself as a leader of the 'religious left.'" While the U.S. was fighting the Cold War, the NCC funded communist regimes in.... The NCC considers the U.S. "an oppressor, both at home and abroad".... ... Candidates should feel comfortable explaining their religious convictions to voters." But..."there is a point when an emphasis on religion becomes inappropriate and even unsettling in a religiously diverse society such as ours."... ........ReverendWright admired LouisFarrakhan....,and often praised him both in...
  • This is What the National Council of Churches Wants YOU to Hear on Sunday, 9/11/11 - VANITY

    09/07/2011 4:50:31 AM PDT · by piperpilot · 63 replies
    National Council of Churches | 9/7/11 | Piperpilot
    I am scheduled to be a reader at my church this Sunday on the Tenth anniversary of 9/11. Yesterday, the minister sent me the special 9/11 reading that was prepared by the National Council of Churches for parishioners to hear. While most of it was fine, there are some prayers that are appalling to any right-thinking Christian and deserve to be publicized for their stunning example of moral relativism and anti-Biblical message. "We stand together in penitence, recognizing that we have not done enough to address the sources of anger, hate, dehumanization, rage and indignation that lead to acts of...
  • Fanning Imaginary Flames: A Look Back At The Great Church Fire Propaganda Campaign

    06/11/2011 11:36:13 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2011 | Scott Swett
    Fifteen summers ago, America's news media informed us that black churches throughout the South were being torched by white racists. The purported wave of arsons dominated the airwaves and generated thousands of newspaper articles. Pundits, politicians and preachers decried the terrorism and the hate it represented. In fact, it never happened. Here is the little-known story of how an obscure radical group teamed up with a leftist national church organization, an unprincipled President and a legion of compliant news outlets to create a media firestorm -- one based entirely on lies.
  • Mainline church membership decline continues - but more slowly

    02/14/2011 5:54:53 PM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies
    Worldwide Faith News ^ | 2/14/11 | Philip Jenks
    Trends continue in church membership growth or decline, reports 2011 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches New York, February 14, 2011 -- Growing churches continue to grow and declining churches continue to decline, according to the National Council of Churches' 2011 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches. "The direction of membership (growth or decline) remains very stable," writ es the Yearbook's editor, the Rev. Dr. Eileen Lindner, in the newest edition released this week. "That is, churches which have been increasing in membership in recent years continue to grow and likewise, those churches which have been declining in recent years...
  • White House Calls on Religious Leaders to Help Push DREAM Act Over the Finish Line

    12/16/2010 10:31:51 AM PST · by La Lydia · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 15, 2010
    ... the White House is again pushing for final passage of the Dream Act, hosting a conference call with religious leaders who are hoping to drive the deal home before everyone on Capitol Hill heads home for the holidays...According to Fox News producers on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., does intend to bring up the DREAM Act during this lame duck session. So, while lawmakers on the Hill scramble to get everything done, the White House put together another in a series of conference calls on the DREAM Act. Rabbi Jack Moline, from Congregation Agudas Achim in...
  • Ground Zero Imam Eyes Another Landmark

    08/24/2010 3:16:39 AM PDT · by Man50D · 10 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 24, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, chairman of the soi-disant Cordoba Initiative, has gotten all the attention he deserves for his astonishingly insensitive attempt to build a 13-story mosque and community center at the site of Ground Zero. Rauf has largely escaped attention for his efforts to build a sawed-off version of the same on the grounds of the venerable and historically Christian Chautauqua Institution in western New York State. Although the resistance to Rauf at Chautauqua has not made the news, it is deeply felt, and it is coming from both Christians and Jews. As shall be seen, the forced feeding...
  • ELCA pastor drives ‘God talk’ initiative

    08/17/2010 2:00:48 PM PDT · by lightman · 22 replies
    United Methodist News Service ^ | 16 Auguat AD 2010 | Susan Hogan
    ELCA pastor drives ‘God talk’ initiative By Susan Hogan* A UMNS Report CHICAGO – Can Christians discuss the language of faith without it becoming a battle over political correctness or theological orthodoxy? The National Council of Churches hopes so. To begin the conversation, its Justice for Women Working Group brought 28 people to Chicago in August for a three-day symposium, “Language Matters.” S. Kim Coffing, the lone United Methodist participant, did not know what to expect. “The issue of how we talk about God and faith stirs up pain for many people,” said Coffing, an executive with the denomination’s Commission...
  • Embracing the Tormentors

    05/26/2010 8:41:10 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 3 replies · 320+ views
    OrthodoxNet ^ | 5/25/2010 | Faith McDonnell
    Conducting “truth commissions” to denounce American armed forces and organizing divestment campaigns to cripple Israel are vital issues to some American church officials. Raising the banner of Intifada and expressing solidarity with Palestinians are also very important to this collection of liberal leaders. They “spiritualize” the Democratic immigration and health care reform agendas with pompous prayer, but their social justice-focused prophetic vision has strange blind spots. Leftist church leaders hardly ever see, let alone condemn, the imprisonment, enslavement, torture, and murder of Christians in the Islamic world, North Korea, and China. Church officials and partner organizations such as the National...
  • Obama Bares His Soul for Easter Event

    04/06/2010 7:41:39 PM PDT · by NoCmpromiz · 179 replies · 1,558+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | April 6, 2010 | DANIEL BURKE
    President Obama bared his soul before a cross section of Christian leaders at a White House Easter breakfast on Tuesday (April 6), where he spoke publicly of his faith in redemption through Jesus in his most personal terms since becoming president. "We are awed by the grace he showed even to those who would have killed him," Obama said, pausing occasionally to glance at written notes. "We are thankful for the sacrifice he gave for the sins of humanity. And we glory in the promise of redemption in the resurrection." Obama said the Easter breakfast, along with a recent Passover...
  • Religiously Marching for Immigration

    03/30/2010 7:07:42 PM PDT · by rmlew · 3 replies · 221+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3/26/2010 | Mark Tooley
    Overshadowed by the Obamacare vote, tens of thousands marched on the National Mall on Sunday March 21 for "Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR)," including numerous religious groups. Called the "March for America," sponsors included immigrants groups and labor unions, as well as ACORN, CodePink, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Council of Churches, and the National Association of Evangelicals.
  • Arrested Democratic Fundraiser’s Pro-Taliban, Pro-Iran Agenda

    08/27/2009 1:07:23 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 5 replies · 418+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 27, 2009 | Claude Cartaginese
    Amy Goodman of the Marxist Democracy Now! network reported yesterday on the arrest of a “leading Democratic donor” named Hassan Nemazee. Here is the story, in its entirety: Back in the United States, a leading Democratic donor has been arrested and charged with seeking to defraud the financial giant Citibank. Hassan Nemazee is accused of submitting forged documents to secure a $74 million loan. Nemazee has given at least $150,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee since 2006 and supported several other leading Democratic politicians. Not much to sink your teeth into there. Could it be that Goodman is downplaying...
  • Top Democrat fund-raiser for Obama, Hillary arrested

    08/25/2009 5:16:11 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 72 replies · 5,154+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 25, 2009 | WorldNetDaily
    Hassan Nemazee, a multimillionaire Iranian-American investment banker and top Democratic Party fundraiser, was arrested today by federal law enforcement authorities in New York City and charged with engaging in criminal fraud for his role in arranging a $74 million dollar loan from Citibank, Bloomberg reported. U.S. Attorney Prett Bharara in New York City and FBI investigators told Dow Jones Newswires the 59-year-old Namazee applied for the Citibank loans for Nemazee Capital Corp. by giving Citibank "numerous documents that purported to establish the existence of accounts in Nemazee's name at various financial institutions containing many hundreds of millions of dollars." According...
  • THE GOOD DOCTOR? (DEAN-MAINE GOVERNOR(D)SNEAKS AWAY FROM FANCY DEMOCRATIC SHINDIG)

    08/10/2003 6:08:19 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 17 replies · 1,078+ views
    Portland Phoenix ^ | August 10, 2003 | LANCE TAPLEY
    Dr. Howard Dean’s fans come out for the big Democratic summer shindig As Tom Andrews, the director of the leading national antiwar coalition, began his speech at the Maine Democrats’ big outdoor summer shindig in Falmouth, John Baldacci signaled his bodyguard/driver to move the large, dark SUV up the driveway. The vehicle soon hid in the trees, its engine quietly humming. At first, the governor seemed to be paying attention as Andrews, the former First District congressman, launched into rousing tales of how the country, under President George W. Bush, had gone "from peace and prosperity to war and recession."...
  • Marxist Mel's Martyrs

    07/07/2009 11:49:07 PM PDT · by FromLori · 1 replies · 339+ views
    Front Page ^ | 7/7/09
    During the 1970s and 1980s, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), then based in the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, vigorously lobbied for Nicaragua's Sandinista regime, the Cuban-style Marxist regime that shot its way to power in 1979. Today, WOLA pretends it is concerned about the rule of law in Honduras after the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court supported removing the leftist president for defying its constitution. WOLA and Jim Wallis' publication Sojourners have teamed up to spin Honduras' defense of its democracy as another example of a U.S.-supported, imperialist military coup. The constitutional coup in Honduras was...