Christianity

New 25th Infantry Leader Riles Religious-Rights Group

May 3, 2008

Author: John Milburn

Source: Star Bulliten

Wire Service: AP

http://starbulletin.com/2008/05/03/news/story09.html

The founder of a foundation that has sued the military, alleging widespread violations of religious freedom, has criticized the promotion of an Army general who was reprimanded last year for helping a Christian group produce a fundraising video.

Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom...

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Kazakhstan Considers Restrictive New Religion Law

May 1, 2008

Author: Jeremy Reynalds

Source: crosswalk.com/ASSIST News Service

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/religiontoday/11574580/

The lower chamber of Kazakhstan's parliament has passed new legislation that would impose tough new restrictions on foreign missionary activity and evangelical churches.

Kazakhstan is located in Central Asia, northwest of China; a small portion west of the Ural River in eastern-most Europe.

According to a news...

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Pope, Iranian Scholars Discuss Christianity, Islam

April 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Fox News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,353421,00.html

Pope Benedict XVI met Wednesday with a group of Islamic scholars from Iran following their talks with a Catholic delegation on issues apparently related to recent tensions between Muslims and Christians.

The Vatican said the pope received the Iranians after his weekly public audience, describing Benedict...

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Mayors Prayer Breakfast Set for Thursday

April 29, 2008

Author: Katherine Geyer

Source: The Signal

http://www.the-signal.com/news/article/1623/

A local business group will be hosting the 4th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayors Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning at the Valencia Hyatt to pray for leaders who shape the future of the community.

The Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council will be hosting its own prayer event in front of City Hall after the breakfast.

The breakfast has drawn fire...

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At Synagogue, Pope Reiterates Respect For Jews

April 24, 2008

Author: JOHN THAVIS

Source: The Georgia Bulletin/CNS

http://www.georgiabulletin.org/local/2008/04/24/respect/

In a brief, movingly simple visit to a New York synagogue, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his respect for the city’s Jewish community and encouraged the building of “bridges of friendship” between religions.

The encounter April 18 marked the first time a pope has visited a Jewish place of worship in the United...

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Florida Lawmakers Debate Offering a Christian License Plate

April 24, 2008

Author: JESSICA GRESKO

Source: AP

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jpCRa_2onj6TwJ2DCIlU7OPlswnAD9083RK80

Florida drivers can order more than 100 specialty license plates celebrating everything from manatees to the Miami Heat, but one now under consideration would be the first in the nation to explicitly promote a specific religion.

The Florida Legislature is considering a specialty plate with a design that includes a...

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Africa: Muslim-Christian Dialogue is Noble and Urgent for Continent

April 22, 2008

Author: Henry Makori

Source: allAfrica/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200804220877.html

Catholic bishops and other officials from sub-Saharan Africa met in Nairobi last week to evaluate the Church's progress in its relations with other religions, especially Islam. The conference, opened by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue at the Vatican, took place against a backdrop of...

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