Christianity

Dobson Hits Obama for "Distorting" Bible

June 24, 2008

Author: Krissah Williams

Source: The Washington Post

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/06/24/dobson_hits_obama_for_distorti.html

James Dobson, a long-time leader of conservative Christians, today accused Sen. Barack Obama of "deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to justify his own world view."

Dobson's comments, which aired today on his Focus on the Family radio...

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Nigeria: Nirec Calms Religious Frayed Nerves

June 22, 2008

Author: Salisu Na'inna Dambatta

Source: Daily Trust/AllAfrica

http://allafrica.com/stories/200806230739.html

The Nigeria Inter Religious Council (NIREC) came into being after the dawn of democracy in 1999 to serve as a platform for high-level dialogue between the leaders of Christians and Muslims in this country, thereby promoting public good.

It organises conferences designed to promote understanding, appreciation of one another and the...

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MILF Okays Religious Groups’ Part in Peace Bid

June 22, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Daily Tribune

http://www.tribune.net.ph/headlines/20080622hed3.html

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has welcomed the participation of priests, pastors and imams to the search for the elusive peace in Mindanao, saying they can help a lot in prescribing the best solution to the conflict in the region.

Sheikh Muhammad Muntassir, chairman of the MILF committee on da’wah (Islamic call), said in...

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Arrests After Attacks on Christian Property in Egypt

June 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080621/wl_africa_afp/egyptreligionchristianunrest

Police arrested 20 people when hundreds of Egyptian Muslims attacked Coptic Christian property after a woman who converted to Islam went missing, a security official said on Saturday.

At least five people were also slightly hurt when police used...

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Ore. Lawmakers to Examine Parenting, Faith Healing

June 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Boston Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-1451820~Ore__lawmakers_to_examine_parenting__faith_healing.html

A legislative leader says Oregon lawmakers will take another look at state laws in the light of the death of a 16-year-old boy who died of a treatable urinary tract disorder while family and church members prayed over him.

"We're going to have to look at it again,"...

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Religious Leaders Open their Arms, Altars for Ceremonies to Continue

June 17, 2008

Author: David Smith

Source: The Boston Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-1445001~Religious_leaders_open_their_arms__altars_for_ceremonies_to_continue.html

Much of the attention about this week’s same-sex weddings is focused on City Hall, but churches and other religious centers are also gearing up for the festivities.

On Friday, Congregation Sherith Israel on California Street...

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Catholic Order Hoping to Rebuild in Myanmar

June 16, 2008

Author: Mike Thomas

Source: The Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/religion/1007410,CST-NWS-servite16.article

In early May, a monster cyclone ripped apart the southeast Asian country of Myanmar (formerly Burma), killing tens of thousands and mangling the landscape.

International relief efforts were immediately stalled by the country's ruling military junta, and several factors stemmed the flow of...

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ICG Fears Religious Strife in Indonesia

June 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DAWN

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dawn.com/2008/06/17/int7.htm

There is a growing risk of conflict between Muslims and Christians in Indonesia’s Papua, partly fuelled by migration and a growth in fundamentalism, International Crisis Group said in a report on Monday.

Twice last year in Papua, two provinces on the western half of New Guinea island, communal tensions almost erupted...

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Babies' Health Trumps Religious Rights

June 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Australian

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23866917-2703,00.html

Donald Brenner, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, ruled yesterday that child welfare authorities were right to briefly seize the couple's four surviving children so they could receive doctor-recommended blood transfusions that their parents had...

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Russian Monastery Anticipates the Familiar Toll of Ancient Bells

June 13, 2008

Author: Amy Farnsworth

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0614/p15s01-alar.html

As the chiming of bells rang through Harvard University's campus among a field of caps and gowns last week, it was the final time they would be heard – the end of an era for the university, but also a new beginning.

For the past 78 years, the 18 bells have hung high above Harvard's buildings, chiming on Sunday afternoons...

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