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RELIGION IN THE NEWS

By Staff Report -   July 26, 2007

When to Let Go? Medicine's Top Dilemma

Hospitals are grappling with ethical decisions about the end of life as medical advances increasingly enable doctors to extend the lives of the terminally ill. - Reuters

A Church's Shift Toward Tradition

Pope Benedict XVI is completing a significant theological shift of the Roman Catholic Church that seeks to reassert the spiritual supremacy of the Vatican. - The Christian Science Monitor

Abstinence Education Faces an Uncertain Future

Abstinence education programs are fighting serious threats to their future after the most comprehensive study of these programs to date found no sign that absitenence eduation delays a teenager's sexual debut. - The New York Times

Obama, Clinton Slam Court on Abortion RulingBarack Obama and Hillary Clinton attacked a recent Supreme Court ruling upholding a late-term abortion ban while pointing to their Senate votes against the confirmations of John Roberts and Samuel Alito - Reuters

Religious Groups Push Farm Policy Reforms to Combat Poverty

As Congress prepares to rewrite the nation's Farm Bill, interdenominational religious organizations are drawing connections between farm policies and the larger issues of poverty and nutrition. - The Roundtable on Religion & Social Welfare Policy

As Muslim Group Goes on Trial, Other Charities Watch Warily

The largest Muslim charity in the U.S. has been accused of aiding Hamas, bringing to the forefront the question of how to deal with charities suspected of supporting terrorism. - The New York Times

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