Christianity

Fort Worth Pastors Call for Bus Boycott Over Signs

December 2, 2010

Author: Shirley Jinkins

Source: The Star-Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/12/02/2674421/fort-worth-pastors-call-for-bus.html

A group of Fort Worth African-American pastors is calling for a passenger boycott of city buses displaying advertising signs that they say are offensive to Christians.

 

The disputed signs read "Millions of Americans are Good Without God" and were paid for by the...

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Montana Supreme Court Rules District Wrong to Bar Butte Student's Speech

November 19, 2010

Author: John Grant Emeigh

Source: The Missoulian/The Montana Standard

Wire Service: AP

http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_f5a44b32-f462-11df-a6b7-001cc4c002e0.html

The Montana Supreme Court of Friday sided with a Butte High School valedictorian who was barred from speaking at her 2008 graduation because she made references to God or Jesus in her speech....

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Famed Atheist Christopher Hitchens to Debate At Christian School In Plano

November 17, 2010

Author: Sam Hodges

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/111710dnmethitchens.40dba40.html

If you're a Christian school bent on bringing in an atheist to test students' faith, why not shoot for the stars?

 

That was the thinking at Prestonwood Christian Academy, which landed Christopher Hitchens, a celebrity skeptic and author of...

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Dolan Chosen as President Of U.S. Bishops’ Group

November 16, 2010

Author: Laurie Goodstein

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/17/us/17bishops.html?ref=us

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York to be its president on Tuesday in a surprise move that reaffirmed the conservative direction of the Roman Catholic Church in America.

 

The vote makes Archbishop Dolan the most visible face of the church in the United...

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Merkel: Germany Doesn’t Have 'Too Much Islam' but 'Too Little Christianity'

November 15, 2010

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: Reuters Blog

http://in.reuters.com/article/idINTRE6AE3K520101115

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans debating Muslim integration to stand up more for Christian values, saying Monday the country suffered not from “too much Islam” but “too little Christianity.”

 

Addressing her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, she said she took the current public debate in Germany on...

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Forging Friendships Between Muslims, Jews And Christians

November 11, 2010

Author: Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan

Source: The Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/10243262/article-Forging-friendships-between-Muslims--Jews-and-Christians?instance=homesixthleft

Rabbi John Friedman said that Judaism can be broken down into two basic camps. One builds high walls, the other opens doors. Friedman, senior rabbi at Judea Reform...

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Centennial Gathering Opens With Joy And Celebration

November 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/witnesses2010/ga2010.110810.htm

The Centennial Gathering of the National Council of Churches and Church World Service opens today with a crowded schedule that begins with greetings from Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson and concludes tonight with a sermon by Archbishop Gregory Michael Aymond of New Orleans.

 

The...

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Lives Of Fear for Iraqi Christians

November 7, 2010

Author: Jim Muir

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11707281

A week after the worst single disaster to afflict Iraq's Christians in modern times, the Catholic cathedral in central Baghdad where the killing took place was back in business.

With its windows still smashed and walls scarred and pocked by blasts and bullets, the building had been quickly cleaned up in time for a service at exactly the same hour as the...

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Name Debate Echoes an Old Clash of Faiths

November 4, 2010

Author: Rachel Donadio

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/05/world/europe/05cordoba.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The great mosque of Córdoba was begun by the Muslim caliphs in the eighth century, its forest of pillars and red-and-white striped arches meant to convey a powerful sense of the infinite. With the Christian reconquest of Spain in the 13th century, it was consecrated as a...

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