Christianity

Interfaith Movement In America Digs Deeper

February 9, 2008

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/08/AR2008020803233.html?hpid=sec-religion

For more than a decade, interfaith efforts have been on the rise in the United States, fueled by the growth of newer religious minority groups and by post-Sept. 11 interest in Islam. But participants and experts say a new credo is changing the...

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Forum to Explore what Catholics, Muslims Share

February 9, 2008

Author: Khalid Moss

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/l/content/oh/story/living/religion-faith/2008/02/08/ddn020908lifefaith.html

Bringing people of different faiths together will be the theme of a Feb. 20 program hosted by Dayton's Sisters of the Precious Blood.

The featured speak for "Catholics and Muslims: More in Common Than You Think" will be Pat Morrison, a...

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Girl Suspended over Blazer Emblem

February 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7234414.stm

A schoolgirl suspended from class for wearing religious images on her lapel will continue to keep them on her blazer, her mother has said.

Catrina McDermott has been threatened with expulsion for wearing emblems of St Patrick and the guardian angel.

She was suspended from St Eugene's College in Roslea, County...

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Christian, Muslim, Jewish Leaders Urge U.S. Leadership to End Israeli-Palestinian Violence

February 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/15399626.html

American Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders say there is an urgent need for U.S. leadership to negotiate a lasting cease-fire in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

In a statement released Monday, the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle...

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Group Supports Bibles for Columbus Fifth-Graders

February 7, 2008

Author: Deuce Niven

Source: The Fayetteville Observer

http://www.fayobserver.com/article?id=285051

Christian groups who support the distribution of Bibles by the Gideons in the Columbus County schools won’t oppose an equal access policy that would allow other groups to provide literature.

Members of the Columbus County Board of Education took no action Monday after hearing a presentation in front of more than 200 people at Cerro Gordo...

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India’s Christians See Rise in Hostility by Hindu Extremists

February 6, 2008

Author: Mian Ridge

Source: Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0206/p07s01-wosc.html

Radha Bai knew something was up when she heard the trucks thundering into Bothali, a bucolic village of low, whitewashed houses in the central state of Chhattisgarh. "They came into my house waving sticks and chanting," she says. "They were looking for me, saying they would cut me into pieces."

Ms. Bai, a Christian, was hosting a prayer...

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Raid and Beatings for "Illegal" Religious Meeting – But Police Deny it

February 6, 2008

Author: Felix Corley

Source: Forum 18

http://www.forum18.org/Archive.php?article_id=1082

The police raid on a Jehovah's Witness meeting in a private home in Barda on 30 January is the latest attempt to suppress religious meetings in private homes, Forum 18 News Service has found. "If this was a religious group, why were they meeting in a private house?" Orhan Mansuzade of the Interior Ministry in Baku told Forum 18. "The Jehovah's...

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India's Christians See Rise in Hostility by Hindu Extremists

February 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News/The Christian Science Monitor

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/ochristian

Radha Bai knew something was up when she heard the trucks thundering into Bothali, a bucolic village of low, whitewashed houses in the central state of Chhattisgarh. "They came into my house waving sticks and chanting," she says. "They were looking for me, saying they would cut me into pieces."

Ms. Bai, a Christian, was hosting a prayer meeting...

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After Protests, Pope Changes Latin Prayer for Jews

February 5, 2008

Author: Philip Pullella

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL0585214420080205

Pope Benedict has ordered changes to a Latin prayer for Jews at Good Friday services by traditionalist Catholics, deleting a reference to their "blindness" over Christ, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

The Vatican newspaper l'Osservatore Romano published the new version of the prayer in Latin and said it should be used by the...

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Court Rules Against Egyptian Convert

February 5, 2008

Author: Peter Lamprecht

Source: Christian News Today

http://www.christiannewstoday.com/Christian_News_Report_305.html

In a blow to religious freedom in Egypt, a Cairo court has ruled against a Muslim convert to Christianity who requested that his religious affiliation be changed.

Judge Muhammad Husseini said in a verdict on Tuesday (January 29) that it was against Islamic law for a Muslim to leave Islam, a legal representative...

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Bible Confiscation in Malaysia a Mistake

February 4, 2008

Author: JULIA ZAPPEI

Source: AP

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ignZX5fP9K2a13AoxI8UpQRK_F5gD8UJVJA80

A Malaysian government official said Tuesday that customs officers were wrong to seize 32 Bibles from a Christian traveler, after church groups alleged that it was another sign of religious intolerance in this Muslim-majority country.

Juliana Nicholas, a Malaysian national from whom the Bibles were taken on Jan. 28,...

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