December 31, 2003

It's hard to argue with being healthy. Consequently, responding to Mary Lynn Dell and Andrew Merrow's commentary "Obesity a theological issue" (October '03) might seem to be arguing against God, sanity and apple pie (sugar-free, of course). But still, I wonder how overweight readers reacted...

July 23, 2003

The National Council of Churches (NCC) and other US religious groups are joining a campaign by the administration of President George W. Bush to prevent drug abuse among young people.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy and the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community...

May 1, 2003

Churches in Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada have been encouraged to make a number of changes in the way that services are conducted as a result of the recent outbreak of SARS. In Toronto, Canada, the congregation at St James' Anglican Cathedral has been served bread only at Communion.


April 29, 2003

Many religious practices in the Philippines are adapting in response to the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) after health officials reported four cases of the virus, two of them resulting in death.

Roman Catholic Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin of Manila, in a circular...

April 24, 2003

Church leaders in Canada, the country outside Asia most affected by the mysterious Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), are responding to concern about the infection being spread by the use of the 'common cup' at the Eucharist.

In Toronto, where health authorities said all Canadian...

December 10, 2002

During a reception on December's World AIDS Day, Secretary of State Colin Powell urged ambassadors from 86 nations to promote awareness and to make combating the disease a worldwide priority.

'In the global fight against AIDS every nation, large or small, developed or developing, must...