Controversy over a morning prayer meeting at a high school in Georgetown, S.C., was settled this week as district officials offered a compromise. Students at Georgetown High School will be allowed to form their own prayer club as long as it is open to any student and is sponsored by a faculty member.
ome of the American Baptist volunteers faced with charges of child kidnapping may be freed as early as Thursday, sources say. The Haitian judge overseeing the case is expected to rule soon on whether to release the ten Americans who attempted to transport 33 Haitian children to the Dominican Republic without permission.
The 31st anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution was marred Thursday by protests and criticism of religious abuse. Civilians took to the streets to demonstrate against the current hard-line government led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The pro-reform demonstrators were headed towards Tehran square, where Ahmadinejad was to give a speech, but were blocked by security forces.