Christianity

Somali Christians Struggle in Kenya

September 1, 2008

Author: Noel Mwakugu

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7464035.stm

In a secluded house just outside the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, a group of men and women meet at least once a week to worship in secret.

Their prayer session is simple and conducted in Somali. Elders take turns to pray or read verses from the Somali bible before a sermon is delivered.

There are dozens of Somalis living in Nairobi who have converted from...

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India Christians Shelter in Camps

September 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7591217.stm

More than 10,000 Christians are living in refugee camps in the eastern Indian state of Orissa after anti-Christian violence in the area, officials say.

Meanwhile, the toll in the continuing violence, after a Hindu leader was killed 10 days ago, has risen to 20.

Over 3,000 police have been deployed but attacks on churches and Christian...

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Attack Forces Indonesian Christians Off Campus

August 22, 2008

Author: Sarah Schonhardt

Source: The Associate Press

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i7NVlbnN8MRMDVCUTbiPCIj_IrsQD92N6EGO0

Hundreds of Christian theology students have been living in tents since a mob of angry Muslim neighbors stormed their campus last month wielding bamboo spears and hurling Molotov cocktails.

The incident comes amid growing concern that Indonesia's tradition of religious tolerance is under threat...

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China Confiscates Bibles from American Christians

August 18, 2008

Author: Gillian Wong

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080818/LIFESTYLE04/808180373/1041

A group of American Christians who had more than 300 Bibles confiscated by Chinese officials when they arrived in China is refusing to leave the airport until they get the books back, their leader said Monday.

Pat Klein said he and three others from his Vision Beyond...

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Ashram Merges Architectures of Temple, Church and Mosque

August 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/002200808181551.htm

With its structures reflecting a mixed architecture of a temple, church and a mosque, here is a unique ashram in the lush green landscape of this small town, showcasing secular values for its potential to attract people of all faiths.

The entrance of the ashram has a chapel built in the shape of a temple tower (gopuram) and a Cross on top...

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Evangelist Worries About Religious Intolerance in China

August 13, 2008

Author: Kevin Pates

Source: Duluth News Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/articles/index.cfm?id=72040&section=sports

Evangelist Steve McConkey isn’t at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, however, his thoughts and prayers are with America’s athletes.

The part-time Superior resident and president of 4 Winds Christian Athletics hopes United States...

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Nigeria: Govt Moves to Avert Religious Crisis

August 12, 2008

Author: Imam Imam

Source: All Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200808120296.html

Zamfara State government has moved in swiftly to avert a possible clash between Christians and Muslims in the state.

It has therefore sent a warning to all its citizens not to take part in any street demonstration to protest an alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad by some Dutch nationals.

Similar protests in the past had led to confrontation...

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Judge Rules Against Christian Schools in UC Suit

August 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Mercury News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_10179716

A federal judge has ruled that the University of California did not discriminate against two Christian high schools in Southern California when it refused to honor some of their courses when considering students' eligibility for admission to UC campuses.

U.S. District Judge S. James Ortero...

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RAMSTACK: Prayer to Stay Doctrine-Free

August 11, 2008

Author: Tom Ramstack

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/aug/11/prayer-to-stay-doctrine-free/

A member of the Fredericksburg, Va., City Council can no longer invoke the name of "Jesus Christ" in his prayers that open council meetings.

That decision by the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals represents the latest attempt by the courts to keep religious doctrine from influencing government...

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Bush Steps Up Pressure on China with Call for Religious Freedom

August 11, 2008

Author: Clifford Coonan

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/news-and-features/bush-steps-up-pressure-on-china-with-call-for-religious-freedom-890295.html

President George Bush attended a Christian service in Beijing yesterday to call for greater religious freedom in China but, in an indication of how religious persecution persists in...

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Christianity Taking Root in the New China

August 11, 2008

Author: Jim Landers

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/081108dnrelchina.36f3d0d5.html

Although the communist government still tries to choose church leaders and keep believers in line, Christianity is growing in China because freedom is growing in China.

The Chinese Communist Party remains an atheist ideology that views faith with...

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