Christianity

US State Department Gives Mixed Review Of Religious Freedom In Bulgaria

October 27, 2009

Author: Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Source: The Sofia Echo

http://www.sofiaecho.com/2009/10/27/805451_us-state-department-gives-mixed-review-of-religious-freedom-in-bulgaria

ntolerance by Bulgarian local authorities of non-Orthodox Christian religious groups and anti-Semitic messages by Volen Siderov’s Ataka party are among issues raised in the US state department’s annual...

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Interfaith Group Hopes to Combat 'Islamophobia'

October 26, 2009

Author: Pat McCaughan

Source: Episcopal Life Online

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_116072_ENG_HTM.htm

 

Terry Beasley converted to Islam a short six months ago but on October 25 said she has already experienced a lifetime's worth of "hatred from people with Muslim-phobia."

Beasley joined about 100 participants at St. John's ProCathedral on October 25 for "The Intersection of Islamophobia...

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Korean Buddhist Monks, Nuns Say Conflict With Protestants 'Serious'

October 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/UCAN

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=45,8630,0,0,1,0

More than 70 percent of Buddhist monks and nuns who responded to a recent survey say that antagonism between their religion and Protestantism is a serious problem.

Many also said that Protestantism is the most influential religion in the country, followed by Catholicism and Buddhism.

The Research Institute of...

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Latinos May Be 'Future' Of U.S. Catholic Church

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.co

"I'll take two chili, uh..." a hungry customer stammers at the front of a two-hour-long line. "Chile rellenos," the money-handler trills back in perfect Spanish. This is not a trendy Tex-Mex restaurant; and it's more than 1,000 miles from the Mexican border.

The stuffed pepper causing the stutter is the hottest menu item at St. Cecilia's Lenten fish fry in St. Louis, Missouri. Chile rellenos, a...

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Sikh Storyteller Grabs the Imagination At Faith Day

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bury Times

http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/4693795.Sikh_storyteller_grabs_the_imagination_at_faith_day/

Pupils in Bury have been given the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of other faiths and cultures.

Bury CE High School staged its second annual multi-faith day which brought together speakers from the major world religions, thanks to a series of workshops and...

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Faith Schools Warned On RE Texts

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8318765.stm

Independent faith schools must ensure all resources used to teach about other religions are accurate, inspectors say.

Ofsted surveyed 51 schools in England from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu faiths, at the request of Schools Secretary Ed Balls.

Inspectors said some materials were biased or had incorrect information...

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Row Over School Closures for Muslim, Hindu And Sikh Holidays

October 17, 2009

Author: Jonathan Wynne-Jones and Ian Johnston

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/6358886/Row-over-school-closures-for-Muslim-Hindu-and-Sikh-holidays.html

Two councils have instructed all schools under their control to shut for the annual celebrations of Eid-Ul-Fitr, Diwali and Guru Nanak's Birthday, in addition to the Christian festivals of...

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Latest Fla. Court Battle Centers Around Teenage Convert

October 13, 2009

Author: Amy Green

Source: Religion News Service

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

First there was Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy torn between two nations. Then there was Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman torn between two families. Now comes Rifqa Bary, the teenage runaway torn between two faiths.

If you’re...

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Jews Court Hispanic Evangelicals

October 10, 2009

Author: Tony Castro

Source: Los Angeles Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_13536323

The idea of Francis Siciliano learning Hebrew, studying the Torah and observing Jewish services in a synagogue doesn't seem out of the ordinary on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Except that Siciliano is pastor of a Latino evangelical church in North Hollywood whose lively, born-again Christian services bear a sharp contrast to the ages-old traditions of Judaism...

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Legal Threats Dangle Over Capitol Christmas Tree

October 9, 2009

Author: Angela Abbamonte

Source: Religion

Arizona schoolchildren are busy making 5,000 ornaments to decorate the 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree, but have been told by federal officials that the ornaments “may not reflect religious or political themes.”

That restriction has resulted in the threat of legal action by a conservative Christian law firm...

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WCC Leaders Stress Importance Of Interfaith Encounters

October 3, 2009

Author: Jenna Lyle

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20091003/world-council-of-churches-sees-honesty-as-basis-for-interfaith-encounters/index.html

Both the incoming and outgoing heads of the World Council of Churches this week stressed honesty as the basis upon which people of different faiths can have meaningful encounters.

Speaking...

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Area Doctors Of Various Faiths Back Changes to Aid Patients

October 3, 2009

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091003/NEWS10/910030376/0/SPORTS12

As the nation continues to debate health-care reform, some local physicians are hoping for changes that will help them better align their religious and professional concerns.

When taking the Hippocratic Oath, physicians vow "to keep the good of the patient as the...

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