Christianity

Indian Christians Afraid Again After New Slaying

February 24, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Zenit

http://www.zenit.org/article-25186?l=english

The slaying of another Christian in the Eastern Indian state of Orissa has rekindled fears among a population driven from their homes by a wave of persecution at the hands of Hindu extremists.

Hrudyananda Nayak, 45, was found dead last Thursday, showing signs of a violent end to his life, Aid to the Church in Need reported.

Ongoing Hindu-Christian tensions...

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Mormon Youths Dispel Falsehoods

February 23, 2009

Author: Julie Kippenbrock and Genna Yedlicka

Source: IndyStar.com

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090223/NEWS12/902230340

Misconceptions about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon church, have abounded since the Book of Mormon was first published in 1830. Since then, Mormons have suffered ridicule and persecution as they have defended their faith -- which was founded when Joseph Smith...

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Secular Push Upsets Spain's Traditionalists

February 21, 2009

Author: Christine Spolar

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.kansas.com/living/religion/story/707000.html

For a country steeped in Catholic tradition, these are alarming times.

Public schools are being told by judicial order to pull crucifixes from their walls. City buses with billboards espousing atheism are rumbling through the streets here, prompting yowls of blasphemy from Catholic leaders.

"Probably God Doesn't Exist...

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What Would Jefferson Do? Prayer Bill Roils Richmond

February 19, 2009

Author: Fredrick Kunkle

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/18/AR2009021803583.html?sub=new

As a former Virginia state trooper who has visited horrific crime scenes and notified families of the death of a loved one, Charles W. Carrico Sr. learned the value of prayer and turned to it many times, he says.

So Carrico, who now represents Grayson County...

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Muslim-Christian Relations Threatened By Spate Of Kidnappings In Mindanao

February 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Business World Online

http://www.bworldonline.com/BW021709/content.php?id=075

An interfaith group has warned that the series of kidnappings is threatening Muslim-Christian relations in Southwestern Mindanao.

The Inter-Religious Solidarity Movement for Peace, a loose movement of Islamic, Protestant and Roman Catholic leaders, said the abductions undermine inter-religious goodwill and solidarity from years of...

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Young Muslims, Jews Work Toward Peace

February 17, 2009

Author: Bob Smietana

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090217/NEWS06/902170343/1017/NEWS03

Shoshana Jaffa sums up the conflict in the Middle East like this: "Everybody wants to meet halfway, but no one knows where halfway is."

Jaffa was one of about 45 Jewish and Muslim teens and young adults who met Sunday at Congregation Micah in Brentwood to discuss the recent fighting in Gaza.

It's...

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Hindus Urge Russian Orthodox Church to Promote Interfaith Talk

February 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NI Wire

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/67676

Congratulating Metropolitan Kirill on his election as the 16th Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Hindus hope that he would promote interfaith dialogue in the world.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, lauded declaration of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, after his enthronement, “......

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Anglicans Called On to Convert Non-Christian Believers

February 12, 2009

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article5711595.ece

Anglicans were commanded to “go forth and evangelise” yesterday in a dramatic assertion of missionary fervour that could jeopardise carefully built-up relations with Muslims, Jews and other faiths.

The established Church of England put decades of liberal-inspired political correctness behind it in a move...

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Catholic Symbols Stir Diverse Feelings At BC

February 12, 2009

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/02/12/catholic_symbols_stir_diverse_feelings_at_bc/

On the plaza in front of Higgins Hall at Boston College, there is a new oversized statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola, robes flowing and his hand over his heart. For the university's nearby Newton campus, a large statue of St. Thomas...

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Muslim Assembly Row Head Resigns

February 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/south_yorkshire/7880690.stm

A Sheffield head teacher who resigned after complaints over her plan to scrap separate assemblies for Muslim pupils has called for a "constructive debate".

Julia Robinson had wanted to hold one assembly for pupils of all faiths at Meersbrook Bank Primary School.

Her replacement said the school...

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For the First Time, Christians In Qatar Worship In Church

February 9, 2009

Author: Caryle Murphy

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0209/p01s01-wome.html

When the Rev. Tomasito Veneracion arrived in this Muslim nation seven years ago, his Roman Catholic parishioners prayed in small groups scattered in apartments, schools, and one tiny makeshift chapel. At Easter, Indian Catholics gathered in one place, Filipinos in another, Arabs in yet another.

But with last year's opening of Our...

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Separation Of Church And State at a Crossroads In Spain

February 8, 2009

Author: Christine Spolar

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.courant.com/news/nationworld/chi-spain-religion_spolar_bdfeb08,0,3820009.story

For a country steeped in Catholic tradition, these are alarming times.

Public schools are being told by judicial order to pull crucifixes from their walls. City buses with billboards espousing atheism have been rumbling through the streets here, prompting yowls...

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