Christianity

Calvin To Host Koldenhoven

March 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Calvin College News

http://www.calvin.edu/news/releases/2007-08/koldenhoven.htm

Calvin College will host Dean Koldenhoven on March 31 for the 12th annual Paul B. Henry Lecture.

A former mayor of Palos Heights, Ill., and a 2002 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, Koldenhoven will speak on "Religious Tolerance, Love your Neighbor" at 7:30 p.m. at the Prince Conference Center. The...

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Premier of Ontario, Canada, Asks For a More Comprehensive Prayer

March 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today/Religion News Service

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/3/19.shtml#3

The premier of Ontario has dropped a political hot potato with his recent announcement that the daily recitation of the Lord's Prayer in the provincial legislature should be dropped. "It's time for us to ensure that we have a prayer that better reflects our diversity," Dalton McGuinty, a Liberal Party member, said last month. "The...

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Gadhafi Celebrates Prophet's Birthday

March 19, 2008

Author: ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU and Godfrey Olukya

Source: AP

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gEoBixN6lIls6zpQ35lG1y8FGTNgD8VGO00G0

In his drive to spread Libyan and Islamic influence in Africa, Moammar Gadhafi inaugurated a huge new mosque in this predominantly Christian country Wednesday, with several African heads of state attending and scores of Arab journalists flown in for the occasion.

Packed in Kampala's soccer...

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Obama Speaks on Race to Defuse Pastor Controversy

March 19, 2008

Author: WILLIAM DOUGLAS

Source: The Kansas City Star

Wire Service: AP

http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation/story/537176.html

Sen. Barack Obama sought to right his shaken presidential campaign with his bold speech on race Tuesday, political analysts said.

“I’ve never heard anybody give a speech like that, ever. It transcends John F. Kennedy’s speech on his faith and his politics,”...

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Religion-Affiliated Schools Offer Study in Single Faith

March 17, 2008

Author: Huang Yi-jing

Source: Taipei Times

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2008/03/17/2003405885

The country's religion-affiliated schools are accepting applications for the upcoming school year after the Ministry of Education (MOE) agreed last year to allow religion-based schools to set up departments devoted to the study of a single faith.

The decision was a major move for the ministry, which historically...

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Muslims Denounce Attack on Priest

March 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7301382.stm

Muslim leaders have condemned an attack on an Anglican clergyman calling the assault "cowardly and despicable".

Canon Michael Ainsworth, 57, was beaten by youths described as Asian in the grounds of St George-in-the-East, Shadwell, east London, on 5 March.

Mr Ainsworth suffered cuts, bruises and two black eyes when he...

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Bishop Speaks of 'Christian UK'

March 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/7300387.stm

An Anglican bishop who received threats after comments about Islamic extremism has spoken on the importance of the UK's Christian heritage.

The Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, was threatened after claiming Islamic extremism made some places "no-go areas" for non-Muslims.

In an exclusive interview, he...

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Britons Losing Religious Beliefs

March 15, 2008

Author: Lindsay McIntosh

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Britons-losing-religious-beliefs.3881823.jp

ALMOST half of Britons doubt the existence of God or are confirmed atheists, research has found.

The think-tank, Theos, has found that most of those who say they are Christians do not practise their religion.

And as the country's supermarkets fill up with chocolate eggs, it appears...

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Qatar Hosts its First Christian Church

March 14, 2008

Author: Sonia Verma

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3549158.ece

The first Christian church in Qatar has no cross, no bell and no steeple. And when five thousand faithful descend on Our Lady of the Rosary this morning to celebrate its historic consecration they pray that no one will notice. “The idea is to be discreet because we don’t want to inflame any sensitivities. There isn’t...

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Vatican Wants Dialogue With China

March 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Mar13/0,4670,VaticanChina,00.html

The Vatican and its high-ranking clergy in China want to have a "respectful and constructive" dialogue with Beijing authorities over the role of the Catholic church there, the Vatican said Thursday.

The call came this week during a meeting of a special commission on China created by Pope Benedict XVI. Among the...

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Faith Groups 'Contribute £100m'

March 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7289508.stm

Religious and faith organisations contribute more than £100m in economic benefits to Wales, a report says.

But the groups have little in return, with barely a quarter of faith communities getting public funding, the research found.

According to the study, around 40,000 unpaid volunteers do 80,000 hours of community work a week...

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