Christianity

Muslims, Churches Blast Israel for Deaths In Raid On Flotilla

June 1, 2010

Author: Michele Chabin

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/06/muslims-churches-blast-israel.php

Tens of thousands of Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday (June 1) continued demonstrations against Israel's deadly interception of a flotilla of ships trying to deliver humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza.

Nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed on the...

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For Christians In Iraq, the Threats Persist

June 1, 2010

Author: Aamer Madhani

Source: USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2010-06-01-iraq-christians_N.htm

The small bomb exploded inside the courtyard of the motherhouse just moments after Sister Maria Hanna received an anonymous phone call warning her to get her nuns out of the area.

The recent attack on the Immaculate Virgin convent was nothing new. By Hanna's count, it was the 20th time the convent in the...

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Archbishop Of Canterbury Plants An Interfaith Tree At Masjid Al Husseini

May 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Muslim News

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/paper/index.php?article=4664

Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, visited the Dawoodi Bohra community at their mosque, Masjid Al Hussein, in Northolt, Middlesex, on May 6. 

The Archbishop met with Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, the 52nd Dai Al Mutlaq and spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim Community. Amongst other topics, the two leaders...

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Ceremony Held to Mark Thai Unrest

May 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10160335.stm

Monks and other religious figures have held a vigil in Bangkok a week on from the army's operation to clear the capital of anti-government protesters.

Several hundred monks led ceremonies which featured Christian, Sikh and Muslim leaders in mass prayers to bless the city.

The government says it wants to pursue reconciliation in the...

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Mosque On 2nd Floor Over Church In Southern Turkish Province

May 25, 2010

Author: İsmihan Özgüven

Source: Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=0523121732018-2010-05-23

In the southeastern province of Hatay, along the Syrian border, it is not unusual to see a mosque, a church and a synagogue all on the same street – or even right on top of each other.

In Yoğunoluk village, part of the province’s Samandağ district, for example, there is an...

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India Christian Schools Protest Over 'Hindu Move'

May 21, 2010

Author: Zubair Ahmed

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8697635.stm

Christian schools in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) have opposed a proposal by civic authorities to promote Hindu culture in classrooms.

They argue that plans to introduce Hindutva culture - or the Hindu way of life - into missionary schools is unconstitutional and unfair.

The proposal is now being considered by the Maharashtra state government...

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Multiple Faiths Urge for Capture Of Mosque Bomber

May 20, 2010

Author: Tiffany Griffith

Source: WOKV

http://wokv.com/localnews/2010/05/multiple-faiths-urge-for-captu.html

Local Christians, Jews and Muslims are contributing to the reward money to find the man who bombed a Jacksonville mosque.

Bishop Wiley Tomlinson from New Covenant Ministries is among the local faith-based leaders who are showing support despite differences in beliefs with Jacksonville's Islamic Center. He's adding $5,...

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Eight Major World Religions Meet Up In a Book

May 15, 2010

Author: Nomi Morris

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-kneel-20100515,0,4133336.story

When Akasha Lonsdale was a child in London, her agnostic family prohibited her from participating in religious services at the Church of England school she attended. Required to sit at the back of a Hebrew class for the school's Jewish students, she befriended a girl whose family invited her to the...

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Redding Mayor Pushes Prayer Diversity

May 15, 2010

Author: Scott Mobley

Source: The Record Searchlight

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/may/15/mayor-pushes-prayer-diversity/

Redding Mayor Patrick Jones wants to diversify City Council invocations.

Police chaplains currently deliver these prayers, which essentially are entreaties to some higher power for guidance at the beginning of a council meeting.

The council on Tuesday will consider Jones’ proposal to open...

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Seven Baha'i Leaders Kept Locked Up

May 14, 2010

Author: Hillary May

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/may/14/seven-bahai-leaders-kept-locked-up/

Two years ago to date, the top leaders of the Baha'i movement in Iran were enjoying the last peaceful morning they would see in a long time.

While in their homes, four men and two women - a seventh leader had been arrested previously - were dragged off by government officials to...

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Kenyan Christians, Muslims Want International Court Action

May 14, 2010

Author: Fredrick Nzwili

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=4066

A number of Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya have called on the International Criminal Court to punish those behind the 2007 to 2008 post-election violence that tore apart the country, regardless of the positions of the perpetrators. 

The religious leaders say that the beginning of the ICC's investigations in...

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