Christianity

Hindu Statesman Zed Lauds Church Of England for Allowing Female Bishops

July 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

Wire Service: ANI

http://sify.com/news/hindu-statesman-zed-lauds-church-of-england-for-allowing-female-bishops-news-international-khosOcdjgij.html

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has extolled Church of England for its decision to allow women bishops, calling it a 'step in the right direction'.

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Protestant, Catholic Teens From Northern Ireland Find Common Ground During Visit to Arlington

July 11, 2010

Author: Eric Aasen

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/071110dnmetulster.1b2422e.html

For far too long, Protestants and Catholics didn't mingle in Northern Ireland. Violence tore them apart.

But this month, 16 teenagers from the Belfast area – eight of them Protestant, eight of them Catholic – are side by side and...

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'99 Names Of God' And the Glassmaker

July 10, 2010

Author: Emily Schmuhl

Source: Mormon Times

http://www.mormontimes.com/article/15730/99-Names-of-God-and-the-glassmaker

Glass. It attracts fingerprints, invites dust and cracks under pressure.

While we're tiptoeing to the dinner table carrying Grandma's heavy tartan pitcher, Andrew Kosorok could literally consult a recipe and cook you up a fresh batch of glass. No problem.

He could then turn around and fashion,...

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Pride And Concern Follow Success Of Indian-Americans

July 9, 2010

Author: Samuel Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/10/us/10religion.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

When Barry Goldwater mounted his campaign for the White House in 1964, the Jewish humorist Harry Golden took notice. “I always knew the first Jewish president of the United States,” Mr. Golden put it, “would be an Episcopalian.”

On the surface, Mr. Golden...

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Third-Grader's Parents Challenge On-Campus Religious-Ed Program

July 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The First Amendment Center

Wire Service: AP

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=23139

A Fort Wayne third-grader’s parents have sued the school district, claiming she was sent to a religious instruction program on school grounds without their permission.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, which filed the lawsuit for the parents this week in federal...

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An Armada Of Faith Leaders Tours the Gulf Spill Zone

July 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/07/08/an-armada-of-faith-leaders-tours-the-gulf-spill/

There were only five small boats, 20 to 25 feet long, quietly moving through the water, barely making a ripple in the area designated as a “No Wake Zone." 

It was part show and tell, part media circus, part holy pilgrimage. On board the boats were a dozen high-profile...

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Kenya's Constitutional Vote On Sharia Courts Pits Muslims Against Christians

July 7, 2010

Author: Sudarsan Raghavan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/06/AR2010070605449.html?hpid=moreheadlines

For 13 years, Judge Mudhar Ahmed has worked in relative obscurity, issuing Muslim marriage certificates, divorcing Muslim couples and weighing in on Muslim inheritance disputes. Now, he's facing an issue unlike any he has seen. He has one...

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In a Sacred Italian Race, Some Bristle At the Prize

July 3, 2010

Author: Gaia Pianigiani

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/04/world/europe/04palio.html?ref=religion_and_belief

No horse race is more sacred in Italy than the Palio, which traces its lineage back 700 years. This year, however, the hotly contested chase has taken an unexpectedly ecumenical — and disputed — twist.

For the first time, a Muslim painter was asked to design...

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Claremont’s Religious Diversity: Church Affirms Multi-Faith Project

July 2, 2010

Author: Robin Russell

Source: The United Methodist Portal

http://www.umportal.org/article.asp?id=6914

In a bold move to prepare future clergy for America’s increasingly diverse religious landscape, Claremont School of Theology will help offer clerical training this fall for Muslims and Jews as well as Christians.

And the project has the blessing of the United Methodist Church, with which the seminary has long been affiliated.

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Liberty U. Removing Ergun Caner as Seminary Dean Over Contradictory Statements

June 30, 2010

Author: William Wan and Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/29/AR2010062905331.html

At an evangelical institution such as Liberty University, personal testimonies are a kind of sacred currency; how Jesus saved you from damnation often defines you as a person. Nobody had a story quite as dramatic as that of Ergun Caner, dean of Liberty's seminary...

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