Christianity

Africans Worried About Future Religious Conflict

April 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/04/15/ap/africa/main6397777.shtml

More than a quarter of people in sub-Saharan Africa worry about future conflict along religious lines, though concerns in Rwanda and Nigeria are even higher, according to a new survey on religious attitudes released Thursday.

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public...

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Chicago Dad Can Take Daughter to Church, Judge Rules In Interfaith Divorce

April 13, 2010

Author: Lisa Donovan

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/2156460,judge-dad-OK-church-interfaith-divorce-041310.article

In a divorce case that’s drawn national attention, a Chicago man who claims he has returned to his Catholic roots will be allowed to take his 3-year-old daughter to church, despite the objections of the girl’s Jewish mother, a Cook County judge ruled...

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Secret Shrine Shared By Muslims And Christians

April 13, 2010

Author: Dusko Arsovski

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8618275.stm

Up 240 steps, behind a padlocked wooden door, is a shrine holy to both Christian and Muslim believers.

It is not well known. Wary of flocks of tourists, the people in Makedonski Brod, in south-western Macedonia, have kept its existence a well-guarded secret for years.

The aged building, marked only by a cross from outside, is decorated within by Christian...

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Egypt Sectarian Clashes Up, Gov't Action Weak: Study

April 12, 2010

Author: Dina Zayed

Source: Reuters

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE63B01B20100412

Egypt must face up to increasing sectarian violence and prosecute offenders in order to stave off a further rise in such attacks, a rights group said on Sunday.

"The state does not have a plan to quash sectarian tension and it does not even acknowledge its existence," Hossam Bahgat, director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights,...

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Muslims See Double Standard In ‘Terrorist' Label

April 8, 2010

Author: Omar Sacribey

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6950037.html

When 19 Muslim men crashed two planes into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, it was widely labeled “Islamic terrorism,” even as many Muslims cringed at the term.

So when nine members of a Michigan-based Christian militia, fueled by visions of the apocalypse, laid plans to gun...

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In West Warwick, Islamic School Goes to Church

April 8, 2010

Author: Tatiana Pina

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.projo.com/news/content/FLOOD_ISLAMIC_SCHOOL_04-08-10_SSI1GKJ_v18.3a54fd5.html

By all accounts, Rose Achabi is a shy person.

But as she sat through Easter service at the Full Life Christian Fellowship Church, she could no longer hold her tongue.

At the Islamic School of Rhode Island at 840 Providence St., where she is a teacher’s...

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Ohio Christian Convert Fights to Stay In US

April 6, 2010

Author: Matt Leingang

Source: WKOW

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12257775

A teenage girl who converted to Christianity and ran away from home is being blocked by her Muslim parents from fighting the possibility of deportation, her attorney told a judge Monday in an ongoing custody dispute.

Rifqa Bary, 17, who fled home last year and stayed with a Florida minister whom she met on...

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Father In Custody Case Can't Take Girl to Easter Service

April 3, 2010

Author: Manya A. Brachear

Source: The Washington Post/Chicago Tribune

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/02/AR2010040203907.html

A Chicago man in a contentious divorce and custody dispute was told by a judge this week that he cannot take his daughter to Catholic services on Easter.

The order maintains an injunction imposed against Joseph Reyes last year after he had the girl baptized...

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Air Force Academy Closes Investigation Into Alleged 'Hate Crime'

April 2, 2010

Author: Lance Benzel

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/articles/academy-96589-air-force.html

Air Force Academy officials said today they may never know who left a large wooden cross at the campus’ recently constructed Earth-centered worship circle – or why.

Investigators closed their probe into the Jan. 17 incident a little more than a month after it began, saying they exhausted efforts to find...

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Christians Mark Easter In Strife-Scarred Northern Nigeria

April 2, 2010

Author: Aminu Abubakar

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hJ7O7BMY_fn2bCL5ZoZd962nLIrg

Thousands of devout Christians thronged the dusty streets of Kano in Nigeria's predominantly Muslim north to mark Jesus' crucification in a show of sharply improved sectarian ties in a city previously notorious for religious intolerance.

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China's New Religious Head Downplays Role Of 'House Churches'

March 31, 2010

Author: Francis Wong

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=3951

The Chinese government's new head of religious affairs has downplayed the role of house churches during his first official visit to Hong Kong, but a dissenting Chinese Christian has disputed his comments. 

Wang Zuo'an, the head of China's State Administration for Religious Affairs, met Hong Kong Protestant leaders at...

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US Exhibit Shows Complex Christian-Jewish Ties In Medieval Spain

March 31, 2010

Author: Chris Herlinger

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=3955

 

An exhibit in New York illuminates the complex relationship between Christians and Jews in medieval Spain and shows that producing art was often a cooperative, interfaith enterprise. The exhibit, "Uneasy Communion: Jews, Christians, and the Altarpieces of Medieval Spain," at the Museum of Biblical Art, does not...

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