Christianity

Mojave Cross Case: a Signal On Religious Symbols

April 28, 2010

Author: Mark Sherman

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g8QO_ctQm-Ud4QJtkds1JkQu1-YQD9FCCASG2

The Supreme Court's conservative majority signaled a greater willingness to allow religious symbols on public land Wednesday, a stance that could have important implications for future church-state disputes.

By a 5-4 vote, the...

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Religious Leaders Say New Arizona Immigration Law Is Unjust, Dangerous And Contrary to Biblical Teaching

April 26, 2010

Author: Philip E. Jenks

Source: National Council of Churches News

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/100426arizonalaw.html

The National Council of Churches and other religious organizations have sharply criticized Arizona's new immigration law as fundamentally unjust, dangerous to citizens and non-citizens alike, and a rejection of centuries-old biblical precepts of justice and neighborliness.

The Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, NCC General Secretary, who...

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Five Dead As Christian-Muslim Strife Flares In Nigeria

April 25, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j_rACN_HhyDp6iT5Q-3WlauXnxsA

Five people died Saturday in a new outbreak of sectarian bloodshed in the Nigerian city of Jos, as angry youths sought revenge for the death of a Muslim teenager, police and residents said.

Hundreds of Muslim youths went on the rampage in Jos,...

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Army Disinvites Franklin Graham From National Day Of Prayer Event

April 22, 2010

Author: Luis Martinez

Source: ABC News

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/04/army-disinvites-franklin-graham-from-national-day-of-prayer-event.html

The Army has disinvited Christian evangelist Franklin Graham from speaking at the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer service on May 6 because of his past controversial comments about Islam. In 2001, the son of the...

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Religious Differences Fuel Custody Battles

April 18, 2010

Author: Lisa Donovan

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/2171366,CST-NWS-custody18.article

Their divorce was settled three years ago, but there they were Friday, back in Cook County Domestic Relations Court, this time fighting over a contentious religious issue:

Could a devout Jewish mother force her ex-husband, who isn't Jewish, to feed their 7-year-old son kosher food when he has the boy?

...

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Dallas’ Cathedral Of Hope Puts Final Beams Into Place for Interfaith Peace Chapel

April 16, 2010

Author: David Taffet

Source: Dallas Voice

http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2010/apr/16/dallas-cathedral-hopes-interfaith-peace-chapel/?refscroll=984

The final beams for the $3.7 million Interfaith Peace Chapel at Cathedral of Hope were hoisted into place on Wednesday, April 14.

The chapel is part of a larger design by architect Philip Johnson that was his major project before his...

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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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