Christianity

Press Release On Recent Church Bombings In Malaysia

January 10, 2010

Author: Anwar Ibrahim

Source: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

http://cmcu.georgetown.edu/86516.html

We are outraged by the tragic attacks on our Christian brothers and sisters and reiterate our unequivocal condemnation of the bombing of churches in Malaysia. Today’s attack on the oldest standing church in Malaysia, the All Saints Church in Taiping, is an attack on our nation’s heritage.

As a nation we...

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Christians And Muslims In Egypt Trade Attacks After Fatal Shootings

January 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/world/middleeast/10egypt.html

Muslims and Christians set fire to one another’s homes and shops near the southern Egyptian town of Nagaa Hamady on Saturday, three days after a gunman killed six Coptic Christians in drive-by shootings, security officers said.

“Four houses and a shop...

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Former Teacher Claims Religious Discrimination

January 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Miami Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/florida/AP/story/1410607.html

A former Marion County teacher is suing the school board, claiming he suffered religious discrimination based on his Quaker faith.

A lawsuit filed last month claims 55-year-old Ronald Wray was effectively forced to resign from his construction teaching position at Marion...

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Malaysian Churches Fire-Bombed As 'Allah' Row Escalates

January 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8447450.stm

Three churches have been attacked in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, ahead of protests by Muslim groups.

The administrative offices of one church were destroyed by a firebomb attack and one of the other two churches attacked was slightly damaged.

Some Muslim groups are angry at a court decision allowing non-Muslims to use the word Allah to refer...

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Court Dismisses Atheist's Lawsuit Regarding Fort Riley

January 7, 2010

Source: The Kansas City Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/1670238.html

A federal judge in Kansas dismissed a lawsuit Thursday by an atheist soldier who claimed his rights were violated because he had to attend events where prayers were said while stationed at Fort Riley.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil ruled Army Spc. Dustin Chalker failed to exhaust all other alternatives before he...

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Christians Find Oman an Oasis Of Religious Tolerance

January 6, 2010

Author: Saleh al Shaibany

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100107/FOREIGN/701069854/1011

As another Christmas season winds down, Christians in Oman say they enjoy tolerance and a number of privileges in this deeply conservative Muslim society and that the country’s ruler has made a point of supporting the diverse community.

“We are lucky that His Majesty...

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Area Catholics, Hindus Mark New Year With Hope, Optimism

January 2, 2010

Author: Christine Rook

Source: Lansing State Journal

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20100102/NEWS01/1020328

In a world fraught with anger and conflict and violence, there were thoughts of peace on the first day of this new year.

Greater Lansing residents gathered to hope for a better future, offering prayers at places such as the Bharatiya Temple of Lansing in Haslett and at Cristo Rey Church in Lansing.

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Malaysian Court Rules Non-Muslims May Call God Allah

December 31, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8435975.stm

A court in Malaysia has ruled that Christians have a constitutional right to use the word Allah to refer to God.

The High Court said a government ban on non-Muslims using the word was unconstitutional.

The court was ruling on a lawsuit filed by the Herald, a publication of the Catholic Church in Malaysia, in 2007.

The authorities had...

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Buddhists, Christians Unite for Christmas Celebration

December 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Original Source: Union of Catholic Asian News, December 28, 2009

 

More than 300 Catholics and 700 Buddhists joined a Christmas celebration in the village of Ohn-pin-su, which is home to just one Catholic family.

People came from villages in Pantanaw parish, south of Yangon, for the event where the message was one of unity between followers of the two religions.

“Although we are from different religions, we all are united as one and ready to help each...

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