What were the top religion new stories of 1997? The editors and news writers of Christianity Today magazine selected their list of 10 top stories for their Jan. 12, 1998 issue. Here they are:
- Promise Keepers’ Stand in the Gap draws one million men to Washington, D.C.
- Gender-inclusive New International Version canceled
- Supreme Court rules RFRA unconstitutional
- Churches worldwide unify against religious persecution.
- New Russian law restricts freedom of religion.
- Oregon favors first law for physician-assisted suicide.
- U.S. State Department notes global religious persecution.
- New Era’s John Bennett imprisoned for fraud.
- Disney boycott gathers momentum.
- Partial-birth abortion battle moves to states.
— E.P. News