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LONDON (RNS) A top British scientist claims his biblical, historical and astronomical research shows Christians have been observing Jesus’ Last Supper on the wrong day of the week. Cambridge University Professor Colin Humphreys says Jesus’ final meal with his disciples actually was eaten on the Wednesday before the Crucifixion—one day earlier than has been traditionally […] Read More

LONDON (RNS) A British university study suggests that people of strong faith can spread religion through a “believers’ gene” that is part of their DNA. Cambridge University economics professor Robert Rowthorn theorizes a “predisposition toward religion” in a paper published in “Proceedings of the Royal Society B,” a prestigious journal of Britain’s Royal Society of […] Read More

WASHINGTON (RNS) Conservative Christian groups won a major victory Monday (Aug. 23) when a Washington judge halted federal funding of embryonic stem cell research to allow a suit challenging the practice as illegal to go forward. The suit, by a group of doctors and Nightlight Christian Adoptions, says federal funding of embryonic stem cells limits […] Read More