Christianity

A Chaplain And an Atheist Go to War

September 4, 2010

Author: Michael M. Phillips

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703467004575463833265055248.html

They say there are no atheists in foxholes. There's one on the front lines here, though, and the chaplain isn't thrilled about it.

 

Navy Chaplain Terry Moran is steeped in the Bible and believes all of it. His assistant, Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class...

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Prayer At the Center Of the National Day Of Prayer, UT Arlington Lawsuits

September 4, 2010

Author: Joshunda Sanders

Source: The Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/prayer-at-the-center-of-the-national-day-898196.html

In March 2006, Evelyne Shatkin and Linda Shifflett met at the cubicle of one of their co-workers after work to pray for her and anoint her workspace with olive oil, according to court documents. The two administrative assistants at the University of Texas at Arlington prayed and...

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Prayer At the Center Of the National Day Of Prayer, UT Arlington Lawsuits

September 4, 2010

Author: Joshunda Sanders

Source: The Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/prayer-at-the-center-of-the-national-day-898196.html

In March 2006, Evelyne Shatkin and Linda Shifflett met at the cubicle of one of their co-workers after work to pray for her and anoint her workspace with olive oil, according to court documents. The two administrative assistants at the University of Texas at Arlington prayed and...

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Mormon Church, Jewish Leaders Tackle Proxy Baptism

September 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: National Public Radio

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129588867

The Mormon church says it has changed its genealogical database to better prevent the names of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps from being submitted for posthumous baptism by proxy.

In a joint statement issued Wednesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

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Mormon Church, Jewish Leaders Tackle Proxy Baptism

September 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: National Public Radio

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129588867

The Mormon church says it has changed its genealogical database to better prevent the names of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps from being submitted for posthumous baptism by proxy.

In a joint statement issued Wednesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

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Roadside Crosses for Fallen Utah Police Unconstitutional, Court Rules

August 18, 2010

Author: Warren Richey

Source: Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2010/0818/Roadside-crosses-for-fallen-Utah-police-unconstitutional-court-rules

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that roadside crosses erected to memorialize fallen Utah Highway Patrol officers violate the First Amendment’s prohibition of government endorsement of religion.

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In This Town, Open Arms for a Mosque

August 18, 2010

Author: Peter Applebome

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/19/nyregion/19towns.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

In the boiling caldron of American outrage, here’s one to throw in the pot.

In this faded industrial town on the Erie Canal, the old United Methodist church downtown is being turned into a mosque, the old roof topped with minarets, the crescent moon and star of Islam on...

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An Indian Church’s Colorful Tribute to Mary

August 16, 2010

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/nyregion/17procession.html

Without doubt, many more people line the sidewalks to see the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manhattan than to watch the St. Mary Malankara Indian Orthodox Church’s annual Assumption Day Parade, which began here on Sunday with the usual blowing of the kumbu horn and the dancing of the koladi by the congregation’s...

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Religious Minorities In Indonesia Push Back

August 16, 2010

Author: Irwan Firdaus

Source: Google News

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gsC9iYzKsPiBLkLIoRDH1N55Zk4gD9HKBG380

Tired of government inaction, Christians and other religious minorities in Indonesia are pushing back against rising violence by Islamic hard-liners.

For months, Christians in the industrial city of Bekasi have been warned against worshipping on a field that houses their...

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