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Polls: Voters gauge candidates by moral values

Arizona Sen. John McCain has essentially sealed the GOP nomination, but the Democratic contest between Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois continues, and faith could play a role in who occupies the White House come November.


A Zogby poll conducted Jan. 25 to 27 of 1,008 likely voters found that 54 percent of those questioned want a president who mirrors biblical ideals of leadership, such as truthfulness, integrity and belief in God.

Speaker: Interfaith tolerance important

Effective communication in a multicultural and multireligious world is the key to tolerance and appreciation of different religions, a theology professor told Brite Divinity School students Tuesday.


Peter C. Phan, Ignacio Ellacuria Chair of Catholic social thought at Georgetown University, discussed in a church at Weatherly Hall whether leaders of different religions engaging in dialogue will undermine or replace the mission of evangelism.

Praise Fest invites Christian and intercultural groups to worship

Praise Fest is a day to worship God with music, come together as one community and show the love of God, the Praise Fest coordinator said.


Saturday marks the third annual Praise Fest, a daylong free event that includes a conference and an evening concert, said Ricky Anderson, the coordinator.


The workshop sessions will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lectures from several local pastors, who will provide students information on how to unite Christian believers, Anderson said.

Workshop will analyze religious, social aspects of death penalty

Capital punishment is a criminal, social and religious issue that affects many people, not just the men and women on death row, a religion...

Students pay the price for pirating music

After winter break, students usually pack up their presents and head back to school, expecting to see friends and share stories.

When sophomore Sarah Bourland came back to school, she carried with her a $100,000 lawsuit from the Recording Industry Association of America for downloading 133 songs - songs that she said were downloaded before she came to TCU.



Bourland, an early childhood education major, said she was scared when she first received her pre-litigation letter, because she didn't have a file-sharing program on her computer.

Workshop series comes to campus with focus on forgiveness

A Ministers Week workshop will examine how biblical forgiveness is the heart of any healing process.


"The Faithful Struggle to Forgive" will be the subject of a workshop Wednesday sponsored by Brite Divinity School.


"When we are caught in the midst of hurt, betrayal, injury and injustice, that's when we find ourselves struggling with aspects of forgiveness," said speaker Joretta Marshall, professor of pastoral theology and pastoral care and counseling at Brite.

Stalcup School of Theology welcomes speaker

Grace replaces fear with love and people do right because they love God, not because they fear him, a speaker at Brite Divinity School said.


Cynthia Rigby, an book author and professor at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, was the keynote speaker Saturday at the Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity 30th series, sponsored by Brite.


Rigby was cited by the Dallas Morning News on March 28, 2006, as one of the great theologians of her time.

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