Christianity

Curfew In Batala After Inter-Community Clashes

February 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2010/20100221/main3.htm

Members of the Christian and Hindu communities clashed and vandalised public property here today over publication of a picture of Jesus Christ in an allegedly objectionable manner by a Delhi-based publisher and at a welcome gate erected for Ram Navmi celebrations at Jalandhar recently.

Indefinite curfew was clamped in Batala after the town’s...

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Religious-Liberty Advocate Pleased With AFA's Probe

February 20, 2010

Author: Dan Elliott

Source: Denver Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_14437567

A religious-liberty advocate said Friday that Air Force Academy officials have convinced him they're serious about investigating a possible case of religious harassment, easing his earlier doubts.

Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, expressed skepticism earlier this month...

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Myths Obscure Voodoo, Source Of Comfort In Haiti

February 19, 2010

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/20/world/americas/20religion.html

Barely 18 hours after an earthquake devastated Haiti on Jan. 12, the Rev. Pat Robertson supplied a televised discourse on the nation’s history, theology and destiny. Haiti has suffered, he explained, because its rebellious slaves “swore a pact with the devil” to overthrow...

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Canadian Pentecostal Performs Rare Multi-Faith Role At Games

February 18, 2010

Author: Douglas Todd

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Canadian+Pentecostal+performs+rare+multi+faith+role+Games/2579654/story.html

David Wells readily admits Pentecostal Christians are not exactly famous for leading multi-faith efforts.

After all, the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, which Wells heads, has close ties to the large Assemblies of God...

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Divorcing Couple War Over Child's Religion

February 16, 2010

Author: Cynthia Dizikes and Kristen Mack

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-interfaith-divorce-20100216,0,2673258.story

Rebecca Reyes opened an e-mail from her estranged husband in November to learn to her shock that he had their 3-year-old daughter baptized in the Catholic Church even though she said the couple, in happier times, had agreed to raise her in the Jewish...

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As the Vatican Begins Investigation, a Smithsonian Exhibit Celebrates Nuns’ Accomplishments

February 12, 2010

Author: Daniel Burke

Source: Kansas City Star/Religion News Service

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/1744597.html

Ever since the first Catholic nuns set out for America nearly 300 years ago, their sisterhood has been besieged by pirates, attacked by nativists, bullied by lumberjacks, swarmed by mosquitoes, harangued by bishops, robbed by bandits, hemmed in by black habits and laden with headgear the size of large birds.

As a new exhibit at...

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Tension Among Haiti's Religions Grows After Quake

February 12, 2010

Author: Paisley Dodds

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5idZiVQhHcyG1gpBjzXaAmmk4_OtAD9DQV1680

Christian and Voodoo leaders put aside their differences for a moment Friday, joining hands under a canopy of tropical trees as some earthquake survivors on crutches and in wheelchairs mourned the more than 200,000 Haitians killed by an...

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Algerian Inter-Faith Leaders Call for More Religious Freedom

February 12, 2010

Author: Walid Ramzi

Source: Magharebia

http://www.magharebia.com/cocoon/awi/xhtml1/en_GB/features/awi/features/2010/02/12/feature-01

Algeria is a religiously tolerant nation that will never encroach on the rights of non-Muslims to worship, Religious Affairs Minister Bouabdellah Ghlamallah told participants at an Algiers seminar on Wednesday (February 10th).

Under the banner of "Religious Worship: A...

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Mexican Lower House Approves Bill to Separate Church And State

February 11, 2010

Author: Adriana Lopez Caraveo and Jens Erik Gould

Source: Business Week

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-02-11/mexican-lower-house-approves-bill-to-separate-church-and-state.html

Mexico’s lower house of Congress approved a constitutional amendment that formally establishes the separation of church and state after religious leaders criticized legislation on gay rights and...

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Man Faces Prosecution for Taking Daughter to Church

February 11, 2010

Author: Jackie Walker

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6863014.html

A Chicago man could face prosecution for violating a restraining order by taking his 3-year-old daughter to church.

Joseph Reyes, 35, converted from Catholicism to Judaism when he married his wife, Rebecca. According to Rebecca Reyes, they agreed to raise their daughter Jewish. But when the...

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Ecumenical Outcry Follows Coptic Christian Killings

February 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Christian Century

http://www.christiancentury.org/article.lasso?id=8181

The drive-by gunfire killing of six Coptic Christians in Egypt at their church on January 6, the eve of their Christmas celebration, has drawn widespread shock from the Vatican and church leaders in Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

Jerusalem Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan has denounced the killing of the Christians and a Muslim...

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Muslims Seek Probe Of Mayor's 'Christian Community' Remarks

February 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: USA TODAY

Wire Service: AP

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2010-02-08-christian-muslim_N.htm

A Muslim group filed a federal civil rights complaint Friday after a Southern California mayor remarked that he was "growing a Christian community" in a state of the city address last week.

In a letter to the U.S. Justice Department, the Council on American-Islamic...

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Billboards On Tampa Bay Roads Duel Over Existence Of God

February 8, 2010

Author: Dong-Phuong Nguyen

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.tampabay.com/news/religion/billboards-on-tampa-bay-roads-duel-over-existence-of-god/1071537

A group representing people who do not believe in God or any gods has revved up an awareness campaign in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

The United Coalition of Reason paid to have two billboards erected that feature a...

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Egypt Restores Monastery, Touting Religious Harmony In Wake Of Drive-By Shooting

February 5, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Denver Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_14337886

Egypt's chief archaeologist unveiled on Thursday an extensive renovation of the oldest monastery in the world, touting the work at the 1,600-year-old site as a symbol of peaceful coexistence between the country's Muslims and Christians.

It's the message Egypt's government has been emphasizing ever since a...

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