Three Israeli teens were kidnapped and murdered. Now police are looking into whether the killing of a Palestinian teen may have been a revenge killing. As unrest grows in the region, people here in Maryland are closely watching the conflict.
The plaintiffs in a public prayer dispute are dropping their request for a federal judge in Baltimore to reinstate his order barring the Carroll County Commissioners from opening their meetings with invocations mentioning Jesus Christ.
Prayer is back on the agenda in Carroll County. The county’s commissioners, buoyed by a Supreme Court ruling in a case from upstate New York, voted to reinstate praying in their meetings.
The Carroll County Commissioners aren’t yet resuming Christian prayer at their public meetings despite court action that apparently allows it.
An order that barred elected leaders of Carroll County from opening their public meetings with prayers invoking the name of Jesus Christ was lifted Monday by a federal judge, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly approved of Christian prayers opening town board meetings in New York state.
Hundreds of churches gather on the steps of Capitol Hill, marking the annual “National Day of Prayer.”
On this Palm Sunday, there were many blessings for Baltimore. A collection of churches gathered at City Hall to pray for the city at the start of Holy Week.
The battle over public prayer takes center stage in Carroll County, where a federal lawsuit is slamming the brakes on certain types of prayers at county commission meetings.
Despite a federal judge’s ruling this week barring opening meetings of Carroll County’s Board of County Commissioners with sectarian prayers, a commissioner has started a budget meeting with references to Jesus Christ.
The tragedy in Newtown is cutting America to the core. There have been many other memorials in cities across the country, including one at the Tenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
Washington National Cathedral plans to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with prayers at its regularly scheduled services that day, rather than hold a larger commemoration event.
The Frederick County Commissioners are loosening a proposed public-meeting prayer policy.