World News: Italian Basilica Faces Collapse
World Brief: Adventists Study Divorce and Re-marriage. By Jonathan Gallagher.
World Brief: Talmud Celebrated by Thousands of Jews
U.S. News: Presbyterian "Fidelity And Integrity" Amendment Backers Gather. By Alexa Smith .
U.S. Brief: Christian Songwriter Dies in Car Crash
Washington Brief: Workshop Advises Parents of Muslim Students
World Brief: Muslim Legal Scholars Condemn Human Cloning
World Brief: Denmark Unlikely to Change Law on Ritual Slaughter
World Brief: New Catholic Catechism Limits Use of Death Penalty
U.S. News: Christian Reformed Classis Withdraws Ordination from Gay Pastor. By Darrell Todd Maurina.
U.S. Brief: Jewish Students Protest Yale's Housing Policy
Washington Feature: "Our Exodus was Actually a Rebirth": D.C.'s Gay Catholics Celebrate Their Silver Anniversary. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. Ten years ago, Dignity/Washington was evicted from a Georgetown University chapel. It was a lucky day for Washington's gay Catholics.
Homily on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Dignity/Washington. By Blake Velde.
Greenbelt Brief: Community Church Launches Its Web Site (with Trepidation)
September 24, 1997
World News: Temple Ablaze: An Eyewitness Account of the Fire at Thanjavur Siva Temple in South India. By Yogi Kashinatha.
World News: Nazi-Ravaged English Cathedral Becomes Site of Christian Reconciliation Meeting. By Jo Kadlecek.
U.S. News: Advertisers Getting Attention After ABC Priest Drama Airs. By Art Toalston.
U.S. Brief: Methodist Network Forms to Support Same-Sex Unions. United Methodist News Service.
September 19, 1997
Breaking News: Russian Parliament Passes Revised Religious Bill
World Feature: Anglicans Online Goes Offline – For a Little While: Editor Tod Maffin Reflects on the Growth of His Popular Web Site. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. Three years ago, there were four Anglican sites on the Web. The fifth site changed all that.
U.S. News: Greek Orthodox Archbishop Opposes Possible Russian Withdrawal from World Council of Churches. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson.
U.S. News: Children's Books – Three Ways to Introduce Religion. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson.
Washington News: Museum Watch – Rites of Jewish Art. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson.
World Brief: Archaeological Site Identified as St. Paul's Prison
U.S. Feature: Summer Conventions '97. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. Reports from American denominations that are holding national meetings this summer. (Continued from July 31; the above link takes you to the beginning of the article.)
Greenbelt Brief: St. John's Announces New Rector
World News: Old Catholics Agree to Disagree on Women's Ordination. International Old Catholic Bishops' Conference.
World Brief: Future of Russian Religious Law Remains in Question
U.S. Brief: Religion News Program Airs on Public Television
Washington Feature: Prayers, Tears, and Cameras: Washington Mourns Princess Diana While the Press Watches. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. As Princess Diana's brother continued to denounce the news media's scrutiny of his sister, Washington National Cathedral prepared a press-friendly memorial service for Diana.
September 5, 1997
Breaking News: Mother Teresa Dies of Heart Attack
World Brief: Death of Diana Affects Church of England Succession
U.S. Feature: Converting the Ethiopian: Black Catholics Meet in Baltimore to Discuss Evangelization. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. Evanglization was the theme of the eighth National Black Catholic Congress – no small matter in a church that is perceived as a "white" denomination.
Greenbelt Brief: Rev. Hutchison to Leave Mowatt. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson.
U.S. News: Mormons Re-enact Grueling Pioneer Journey
Washington News: Museum Watch – Hindu Art, Shallow and Deep. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson.
World Brief: Zionist Group Criticizes New Israeli Prayer Book
Washington News: Museum Watch – Images in Ivory. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson.
July 31, 1997
World Brief: Danish Lutherans Consider Blessing Same-Sex Unions
World Brief: Indian Hindus Killed in Temple Fire
World Brief: British Muslim is Denied Pension
World Brief: Hong Kong's New Leader Promises Religious Freedom
U.S. Feature: Summer Conventions '97. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. Reports from American denominations that are holding national meetings this summer.
Presbyterian Moderator's Cross is Symbolic Church History. By Nancy Rodman.
Quit Complaining, Disabled Preacher Tells Southern Baptists. By Daniel Walker Guido.
U.S. News: Pastor Ordained in Two Traditions Surrenders United Methodist Credentials. United Methodist News Service.
U.S. News: Reform Rabbis Confirm Support for Zionism
U.S. Brief: Plans Dropped for Gender-Inclusive Bible
U.S. Brief: Church Arson Task Force Sees No Conspiracy
U.S. Brief: Islamic Council Persuades Nike to Recall Shoes
Washington Feature: Christianity with an Attitude: Local United Methodists Prepare for Bold Action. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. "Holy Boldness" was the theme of this year's annual meeting of the United Methodist Church's Baltimore-Washington Conference.
Washington Feature: Visions, Not Arguments: Canada's Anglican Primate Seeks Unity and Inclusiveness. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. "Our assurance and God's plan may not always be on the same track," Archbishop Michael G. Peers told an Episcopal congregation during a recent visit to Washington. In an interview with Greenbelt Interfaith News, the head of the Anglican Church of Canada speaks about better ways for the world's Anglicans to achieve unity and inclusiveness.
Washington News: Museum Watch – Church and State. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson.
Washington Brief: Bahá'í Community Joins InterFaith Conference. By James Fischer.
Washington Brief: Outdoor Processions Take Catholics onto the Streets
Greenbelt Feature: The Last Baccaulareate Service? Roosevelt High School Seeks to Revive a Dying Tradition. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. School graduation prayers have been the center of controversy for many years – but what does American law say about baccalaureate services? This year's service at Roosevelt High School shows the difficulties of interfaith worship in a school setting, as well as the reasons why Greenbelt's clergy and students continue this precarious tradition.
Some Thoughts on How the Tradition Might Continue. By Charles C. Haynes.
Greenbelt News: Looking Back – St. Hugh's Becomes a Parish
Greenbelt News: A Jubilant Jubilee at St. Hugh's. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson.
Greenbelt Brief: Prince George's County Names St. John's a Historic Site
Greenbelt Brief: Berwyn High School Students Build Habitats
Greenbelt Brief: Vicar of St. George's Testifies at Episcopal Convention
Editor's Note: www.greenbelt.com/news (Our New Home)
June 1, 1997
World News: Christians Seek to Unite on Date of Easter
World Brief: Mecca Fire Kills Muslim Pilgrims
World Brief: Shroud of Turin Nearly Burns in Italy
World Brief: Pope Names New Saint
U.S. Feature: The Quiet Revolution: How a Heresy Trial Has Rocked the Episcopal Church. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. Last year, an Episcopal bishop was tried for heresy after he ordained a practicing homosexual. Recent events show that Episcopalians continue to be deeply divided over gay issues.
U.S. News: Chicago Catholics Greet Their New Archbishop
U.S. Brief: Hindus Protest Aerosmith CD
U.S. Brief: Presbyterians Approve Chastity Amendment
U.S. Brief: Bahá'ís Condemn Discrimination Against Women
Washington News: Dalai Lama Tells Jews: You Understand the Pain of Exile
Washington Brief: B'nai B'rith Building Evacuated After Threat
Washington Brief: Holocaust Museum Honors Catholic Friar
Greenbelt Feature: Easter in Greenbelt. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. A somewhat belated look at how eight local churches celebrated Holy Week and Easter 1996.
Greenbelt News: Looking Back – Hostages Held at B'nai B'rith
Greenbelt News: St. Hugh's Turns Fifty. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson.
Greenbelt Brief: Local Lutherans and Episcopalians Learn About Each Other
Greenbelt Brief: Community Church Members Renovate a Home and Walk for the Hungry
Greenbelt Brief: Mowatt's Pastor and Mishkan Torah's Rabbi Attract Press Attention
Greenbelt Brief: Paint Branch Offers Religious Services on Tape
Editor's Note: Why This Magazine Exists
© 1997 Heather Elizabeth