Christianity

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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Beijing Curbs Religious Rights

August 10, 2008

Author: Maureen Fan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/09/AR2008080900875.html?hpid=topnews

China describes itself as a religiously tolerant society, one that allows its citizens to worship freely. This week, per Olympic tradition, it is extending that same freedom to athletes in the form of worship rooms in the Olympic Village, each dedicated for the...

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Interfaith Dialogue Unites Groups

August 10, 2008

Author: Nikki Patrick

Source: The Morning Sun

http://www.morningsun.net/news/x282403726/Interfaith-dialogue-unites-groups

Christians and Muslims are getting to know each other a little better through an interfaith dialogue that started in June.

“Khamis Siam and I have been discussing this possibility for at least four years,” said Charles Peterson, a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of...

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Interfaith Leaders Ask Candidates to Address Poverty

August 4, 2008

Author: Philip Jenks

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2008/08/msg00031.html

High ranking Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant leaders have called on the presidential candidates of both major parties to use their primetime slots at the nominating conventions to offer plans for combating poverty.

"As people of faith, we believe that it is immoral to ignore our nation's most vulnerable populations," the leaders said in letters to...

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