Christianity

World Religious Leaders Pray for Global Peace

February 17, 2008

Author: Kestur Vasuki

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/world-religious-leaders-pray-for-global-peace_10018352.html

Hundreds of religious leaders from across the globe have congregated at the Art of Living Centre here for a two day conference on Vedanta and Buddhism at the outskirts of Bangalore.

The religious leaders from India, Taiwan, China,...

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Hired and Fake, Wedded Bliss for Japanese

February 16, 2008

Author: Danielle Demetriou

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/17/wjapan117.xml

As with any Westerner working in Japan, it helps to be smart and presentable and to have a grasp of the local language.

But for Kevin Charles, a suave and friendly American living in Tokyo, being "just the man for the job" has involved exactly that. The 32-year-old's regular job is as a...

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Campaign to Display Religious Motto Sees Some Success

February 16, 2008

Author: Tiffany Hsu

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-beliefs16feb16,1,3855378.story

The way Jacquie Sullivan sees it, the motto "In God We Trust" is more about patriotism than religion.

So when the Bakersfield councilwoman, 68, heard on a Christian radio station in 2001 that protesters on the East Coast were trying to remove the phrase from public buildings, she considered it...

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Defining the Limits of Exceptionalism

February 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economist

http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10696111

AMONG family-law buffs, the case is seen as a key example of the messy ways in which religious and civil law can get entangled. It concerns an Italian couple who wed in a Catholic church in 1962. After 25 years of less-than-blissful union, she got a legal separation from a civil court, which told him to...

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Premier Orders Lord's Prayer Review

February 14, 2008

Author: ROBERT BENZIE

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/article/303495

Premier Dalton McGuinty wants to end the daily recital of the Lord's Prayer in the Legislature in what opposition parties are calling a bid to heal wounds from a divisive provincial election fought over religious schools.

McGuinty, whose Liberals were re-elected Oct. 10 partly by defending public funding of Catholic schools while attacking a Progressive Conservative scheme to...

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Worshippers Unite for Trip to New Sikh Temple

February 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Peterborough Evening Telegraph

http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/Worshippers-unite-for-trip-to.3775864.jp

A NEW multi-million pound Sikh Temple was the latest port of call for members of the city's Interfaith group. Members met outside St Mary's Church, New Road, before setting off to the Gurdwara (Sikh temple) in Bedford.

This marks the third of a series of visits to different...

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Agreement Signed to Bridge Cultural Divide Between Islam and Christianity

February 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Gulf News

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Heritage_and_Culture/10189586.html

An agreement to help bridge the cultural divide between Muslims and Christians was signed by the Juma Al Majid Centre for Culture and Heritage and the Patriarch of Alexandria.

The agreement was signed by Juma Al Majid, head of the centre, and Patriarch Theodore II, Eastern Orthodox Pope of Alexandria and all Africa,...

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The India Story: Hindu, Christian, Sikh Blood in Muslim Patient

February 12, 2008

Author: Mudassir Rizwan

Source: Indian Muslim News and information

http://www.indianmuslims.info/news/2008/feb/11/india_story_hindu_christian_sikh_blood_muslim_patient.html

A Muslim girl suffering from thalassemia in Bihar has found a new lease of life after three officials of a central paramilitary force, belonging to the Hindu, Sikh and Christian communities, gave her blood.

In a...

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'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore

February 12, 2008

Author: Stff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7241296.stm

A leading retailer in Singapore has withdrawn a cosmetics range with a Jesus theme after complaints from local Roman Catholics, local media report.

The range, named Lookin' Good for Jesus, was on sale at three Topshop outlets in the Asian city state.

Catholics complained the cosmetics' marketing was disrespectful, full of sexual innuendo and...

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