Ten Years Later, Oregon's Death with Dignity Act
Continues to Spur Debate
Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, which legalized
physician-assisted suicide, is the only law of its kind in the United States.
Several other states have considered similar measures, but these have failed
either in the state legislature or at the ballot box. Polls show that the
country remains divided on the issue.
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Oct. 8 - CNN
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Obama: GOP Doesn't
Own Faith Issue
Republicans no longer have a monopoly on religion in
political discourse, Barack Obama told Sunday worshippers in South Carolina. In
fact, Pew Forum data suggest that more Americans see Democrats as "friendly"
toward religion in 2007 than in 2006.
Oct. 10 - The Washington Post
Dalai Lama to Visit
D.C. Next Week
Thousands of Buddhists are expected to converge on Washington, D.C.,
to see the exiled Tibetan leader receive the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor.
|Oct. 10 - Salt Lake Tribune
Reid: Past LDS Leadership Has Taken Church Members Down 'Wrong Path'
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told Brigham Young
University students that
it is possible to be a good Mormon and a Democrat.
Oct. 9 - Religion News Service
Freemasons Fall Under Religious Protection Law
Freemasonry may rank with Christianity, Judaism and Islam as
an official form of "religious exercise," a California court of appeals suggested in a recent
Oct. 9 - The Christian Science
U.S. Tries Rehab
for Religious Extremists
U.S. military commanders in Iraq have introduced religious-education
programs for detainees that are modeled, in part, on similar programs in Singapore and Saudi Arabia.
Oct. 8 - Newsweek
Nothing is more politically
vexing or personally crucial for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
than the story of his faith.
Oct. 8 - USA
Black Ministers to
Tackle Issue of HIV/AIDS
Dozens of black ministers from across the U.S. gathered
with medical professionals and lawmakers to map a plan to fight the HIV/AIDS
epidemic sweeping the black community.
Oct. 8 - Chicago Tribune
Education on Trial
An association of Christian schools says that the University of California's
admissions policy unconstitutionally discriminates against them because they
teach from a religious perspective.
Oct. 8 - The Sacramento
Backers Go to TV
Same-sex marriage proponents will launch a
multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to "open hearts and minds"
in Sacramento and other major cities in California.
Oct. 6 - The New York Times
Opinion: Save the
A 2,000-year-old religion is struggling for survival in
Oct. 5 - Religion News Service
U.S. Muslims Hail
Ramadan Resolution as Symbol of Acceptance
U.S. Muslims are welcoming a congressional resolution
commemorating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan as an important, if symbolic,
sign that they are gaining acceptance in the United States.
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