Christianity

Legal Status Foreseen for Christianity In Buddhist Bhutan

November 4, 2010

Source: The Buddhist Channel/CDN

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=40,9652,0,0,1,0

For the first time in Bhutan’s history, the Buddhist nation’s government seems ready to grant much-awaited official recognition and accompanying rights to a miniscule Christian population that has remained largely underground.

The authority that regulates religious organizations will discuss in its next meeting – to be held by the end of December...

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Boston Women Gather to Celebrate Circles Of Names

November 1, 2010

Author: Kathryn M. Lohre

Source: The National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/101101bostoncircles.html

In a beautiful New England fall morning, more than 40 women gathered at Harvard Divinity School to tell their stories about the women who have shaped their lives of faith, and to build a future for women’s ministries and gender justice in our churches and society.

 

The event, one of several...

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American Indian and Christian Beliefs Blend At Michigan Church

October 29, 2010

Author: Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Source: The Huffington Post

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/29/american-indian-and-christian_n_775645.html

Smoke wafts upward as the Rev. Mike Peters blows on the Knick-Knick, a sacred herbal blend of spearmint leaves, red willow bark, sage, sweet grass and bayberry bush.

 

"As the smoke goes up, the Creator's...

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ELCA Presiding Bishop Tells Young People 'It Gets Better'

October 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The ELCA News Service

http://www.elca.org/Who-We-Are/Our-Three-Expressions/Churchwide-Organization/Communication-Services/News/Releases.aspx?a=4662

In a video essay posted on You Tube, the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) offered reassurance to young people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, saying...

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On Halloween Sunday, Some Opt For All Saints’ Alternative Parties

October 26, 2010

Author: Whitney Jones

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/on_halloween_sunday_some_opt_for_all_saints_parties/

While ghouls, witches and wizards run door-to-door for treats this Halloween, St. Michael, St. Patricia and St. Lawrence will swap candy in their basement, sharing stories of their heroic exploits.

One child, wrapped in toilet paper, sticks out...

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'Three Faiths' At New York Public Library

October 22, 2010

Author: Edward Rothstein

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/arts/design/23faiths.html?_r=2&ref=religion_and_belief

The sweep of the new exhibition at the New York Public Library — “Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam” — is stunning. It stretches from a Bible found in a monastery in coastal Brittany that was sacked by the Vikings in the year 917, to a 1904...

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Christians, Pagans Compete (Gently) for Salem's Souls

October 20, 2010

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: News OK

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.newsok.com/christians-pagans-compete-gently-for-salems-souls/article/feed/203799

Paying customers were lined up outside witch houses and psychic parlors when 20-year-old Casey Sholes of Willimantic, Conn., finally stumbled across a place offering dream interpretations for free.

 

Inside...

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New Web Life for the Dead Sea Scrolls

October 18, 2010

Author: Isabel Kershner

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/middleeast/20scrolls.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The scribes who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls could not have imagined their texts’ one day being Googled.

 

But the Israel Antiquities Authority, the custodian of the scrolls, the 2,000-year-old biblical and apocryphal texts discovered last century in...

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Bible Courses Proposed for Wyoming Charter School

October 16, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS 4 Wyoming/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Wire Service: AP

http://cbs4denver.com/wireapnewswy/Wyo.man.wants.2.1965775.html

A Cheyenne resident is proposing a charter school that would teach courses on the Bible, including a mandatory class on the Old Testament.

 

Laramie County School District 1 officials are reviewing an application for the charter school...

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Removal Of Christian Flag Sparks Controversy

October 15, 2010

Author: Jessica Seaman

Source: The Daily Tar Heel

http://www.dailytarheel.com/index.php/article/2010/10/removal_of_christian_ag_sparks_controversy

The removal of a Christian flag from a veteran war memorial has caused a clash in a North Carolina city.

 

In King, a small city less than two hours west of Chapel Hill, protests have erupted following the city council’s decision to...

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Chinese Christians Barred From Conference

October 15, 2010

Author: Sharon LaFraniere

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/16/world/asia/16china.html?_r=4

More than 100 Chinese Christians seeking to attend an international evangelical conference in South Africa have been barred from leaving the country, some in the group said, because their churches are not sanctioned by the state.

 

Organizers say that more than 4,000 Christians from around the world will...

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