Christianity

Visitor Center's 'In God We Trust' Safe, for Now

October 2, 2010

Author: Bob Unruh

Source: World Net Daily

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=210073

A court decision in Wisconsin has turned back an attack on the inclusion of the national motto "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, a $600 million-plus facility that highlights the heritage of the United States.

 

The ruling from U.S. District Judge William M. Conley...

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Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans

September 28, 2010

Author: Laurie Goodstein

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/us/28religion.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion.

 

Researchers from the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life phoned more than 3,400 Americans and asked them 32 questions about the Bible, Christianity and...

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Christian Scientists Push For Health Insurance That Covers Spiritual Care

September 27, 2010

Author: Electa Draper

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/recommended/ci_16182492

In her mind's eye, Sue Wood still clearly sees the young man burned head to toe in a grease fire.

He had fled a hospital emergency room to seek help at Wide Horizon, a nonmedical religious nursing-care center.

"He was in tough shape," said Wood, the center's director of nursing.

The burn victim, in his early 20s, was a Christian...

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Resolution Intends to Limit 'Pro-Islamic' Bias

September 25, 2010

Author: Terrence Stutz

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/DN-sboe_25tex.ART.State.Edition1.33b8be8.html

The State Board of Education on Friday instructed textbook publishers to make sure their new world history texts are more favorable to Christianity and less positive toward Islam if they want to sell their books in Texas.

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Woman In Priestly Garb Sounds ‘a Great Echo’

September 23, 2010

Author: Elisabetta Povoledo

Source: The New York Times/Milan Journal

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/world/europe/24milan.html?ref=religion_and_belief

While other little girls in her hometown of Nissoria, Sicily, were dressing up and playing house, Maria Vittoria Longhitano would pretend to say Mass, dispensing cookies and chips to her toys for communion. Sometimes, she would even baptize her dolls.

As a...

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New Grace Cathedral Dean Makes History On Two Fronts

September 23, 2010

Author: Scott James

Source: The Bay Citizen

http://www.baycitizen.org/columns/scott-james/new-grace-cathedral-dean-makes-history/

The installation of Jane Alison Shaw as the eighth dean of Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill on Nov. 6 is a milestone — she will be the first woman to lead the cathedral, which was founded during the Gold Rush in 1849.

 

Shaw will also be the cathedral's first openly...

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ACLU-NJ Challenges Recitation of Lord's Prayer At Council's Meetings

September 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The American Civil Liberties Union

http://www.aclu-nj.org/news/aclunjchallengesrecitation.htm

Acting on behalf of a borough resident, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey announced today that it has filed suit against Point Pleasant Beach to challenge the borough's longstanding practice of reciting the Lord's Prayer at its municipal council meetings. The ACLU-NJ has also asked the court to issue an...

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Armenians Worship In Eastern Turkey, And for Some It's Bittersweet

September 20, 2010

Author: Gokce Saracoglu and Borzou Daragahi

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-turkey-armenian-church-20100920,0,7533213.story

A Sunday service at a historic church in eastern Turkey underscored both the desire for reconciliation between Turks and Armenians and the hurdles that remain nearly a century after a violent massacre of Armenians.

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Armenians Worship In Eastern Turkey, And for Some It's Bittersweet

September 20, 2010

Author: Gokce Saracoglu and Borzou Daragahi

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-turkey-armenian-church-20100920,0,7533213.story

A Sunday service at a historic church in eastern Turkey underscored both the desire for reconciliation between Turks and Armenians and the hurdles that remain nearly a century after a violent massacre of Armenians.

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Papal Visit: Linking the Godless to a Lack Of Values Is Wrong, Say Critics

September 16, 2010

Author: Maev Kennedy and Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/16/papal-visit-linking-godless-lack-values-wrong

The pope is wrong, and unhelpful, to speak of "atheist extremism" in contemporary Britain, according to Christian, Muslim, Jewish and humanist voices.

 

Paul Handley, managing editor of the Church Times, termed the pope's remarks "a decent bit of...

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