Christianity

ACLU Weighs in on FLDS Raid

May 7, 2008

Author: Ben Winslow

Source: Deseret News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,5143,695277280,00.html

The American Civil Liberties Union said it has "serious concerns" about the way the government is handling the massive child custody case over the Fundamentalist LDS Church's YFZ Ranch.

"The ACLU has serious concerns that the state's actions so far have not adequately protected the fundamental rights at stake," the national organization said...

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Frankenmuth Says No to Removing Cross

May 7, 2008

Author: Dave Kinchen

Source: NBC-25

http://www.weyi.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=131113

The hot political issue in Mid-Michigan is all about religion. A group asked the Frankenmuth City Coucil to remove the cross from it’s shield, a request that the council members denied.

In a packed council meeting, residents and non-residents lined up to either attack or defend the Lutheran cross displayed on the city’s shield. Lloyd Clark, a...

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States Divided on Approach to Polygamous Sect

May 5, 2008

Author: Faye Bowers

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0505/p02s01-usju.html?page=1

It was a showdown, of sorts, over how far states should go to keep tabs on the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, the group known to endorse multiple wives for men and motherhood for underage girls. In a public spat, officials from Arizona and Utah squared off last week against a US senator who suggested that the two...

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Chinese Orchestra to Play for Pope, Suggesting Warmer Ties

May 5, 2008

Author: ANITA CHANG

Source: Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/05/AR2008050500375.html

The China Philharmonic Orchestra plans to perform this week for Pope Benedict XVI, state media reported Monday, the latest indication that the often-strained ties between Beijing and the Vatican are improving.

The performance at the...

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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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