Christianity

Va. High Court Rules Against Anglican Breakaway Churches, but Dispute Isn't Over

June 11, 2010

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/10/AR2010061002988.html

Virginia's Supreme Court struck a blow to Anglican conservatives Thursday, ruling against nine congregations who split from the Episcopal Church after a series of doctrinal disputes that culminated with the 2003 installation of an openly gay bishop.

At issue are...

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Claremont Seminary Reaches Beyond Christianity

June 9, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-claremont-20100609,0,4360922.story

In a bow to the growing diversity of America's religious landscape, the Claremont School of Theology, a Christian institution with long ties to the Methodist Church, will add clerical training for Muslims and Jews to its curriculum this fall, to become, in a sense, the first truly multi-faith...

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Thousands Of South Louisianians Praying In Face Of Massive Gulf Oil Spill

June 9, 2010

Author: Bruce Nolan

Source: The Times-Picayune

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/06/thousands_of_south_louisianian.html

Twice a day, precisely at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., alarms ring on dozens of cell phones, alerting those participating in the Rev. Jim Woodard's week-old Internet prayer initiative to spend one minute praying for relief from the BP Gulf oil spill.

A candlelight...

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New Anglican Church Faces Fiscal Challenges

June 9, 2010

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/new_anglican_church_faces_fiscal_challenges/

When the Anglican Church in North America launched last year, founders were clear on what they didn’t want to be: the Episcopal Church.

But as the ACNA marks its first anniversary with a meeting here this week, members are finding that carving out...

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Methodist-Aligned Seminary Opens Door to Jews, Muslims to Span Divides Of Faith

June 9, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: Cleveland/The Los Angeles Times

http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2010/06/methodist-aligned_seminary_ope.html

In a bow to the growing diversity of America's religious landscape, the Claremont School of Theology, a Christian institution with long ties to the Methodist Church, will add clerical training for Muslims and Jews to its curriculum this fall, to become, in a...

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New National Holiday Irks Non-Orthodox Faiths

June 8, 2010

Author: Alexandra Odynova

Source: The Moscow Times

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/new-national-holiday-irks-non-orthodox-faiths/407733.html

Russia will celebrate a new holiday next month under a decision backed by the Kremlin and Russian Orthodox Church that is stirring up decidedly unholy feelings among non-Orthodox Russians.

Christianization of Rus Day on July 28 won't be counted...

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Pastor's Newspaper Ad Fans Religious Tensions In St. Cloud

June 2, 2010

Author: Ambar Espinoza

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/06/02/st-cloud-religioius-tensions/

A pastor has upset Muslims and Christians with a paid newspaper advertisement that questions whether Islam threatens the United States.

Other religious leaders have criticized the advertisement as fearmongering. They say it has contributed to a tense climate in...

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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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