Christianity

German Kids' Book Ridicules Judaism, Christianity and Islam - Authorities Consider Ban

February 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Israel News

http://www.israelenews.com/view.asp?ID=907

The German Family Ministry is pushing to have a book it says slurs Judaism, Christianity and Islam labeled dangerous for children. The book's publisher says kids have a right to enlightenment.

The German Family Ministry is pushing for the children's book "How Do I Get to God, Asked the Small Piglet," by written by Michael Schmidt-Salomon and illustrated by Helge...

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Hindu Chants Invocation in Colorado Senate: Now Lawmaker Suggests 'Om' Opens Door for Prayers 'in Jesus Name'

January 31, 2008

Author: Bob Unruh

Source: World Net Daily

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59960

A Nevada Hindu who has opened the U.S. Senate with a faith-specific chant now has provided the invocation to open the state senate in Colorado, and a senator is suggesting since "om" has been cited, perhaps prayers "in Jesus name" again should be allowed.

The comments came after Rajan Zed, a Hindu from Reno who is making a series of...

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Faith Schools to Get Own Vetting

January 31, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7219634.stm

Some private Muslim and Christian schools in England are to have their own joint inspection body.

The government has approved the setting up of a new independent inspectorate which will mean the schools involved will not be checked by Ofsted.

The body - called The Bridge Schools Inspectorate - will check 110 schools in the...

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Oxford Clergyman Attacks Muslim Plans for Calls to Prayer

January 30, 2008

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3278746.ece

The clergyman who runs one of Oxford’s largest and most successful churches has attacked Muslim plans to begin calls to prayer from the city’s Central Mosque.

The Rev Charlie Cleverley, Rector of St Aldate’s, a thriving charismatic evangelical church in the heart of Oxford, claims non-Muslim residents...

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Vietnam Police Probe Church Land Dispute

January 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Houston Belief

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/5494247.html

Police in Vietnam's capital have launched a criminal investigation into Catholic Church protests over a land dispute, while state-run media accused church leaders Tuesday of abusing their power to incite followers to confront the Communist government.

Catholic parishioners and...

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Catholic Protests Continue in Hanoi

January 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: EarthTimes.org/DPA

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/179118,catholic-protests-continue-in-hanoi.html

A government-imposed deadline to end a vigil lasting several weeks by Catholic demonstrators demanding the return of church land in downtown Hanoi passed Sunday with no immediate effort by police to disperse the demonstrators. Hundreds of protestors gathered on the lawn of the...

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China's Leader Puts Faith in Religious

January 20, 2008

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/19/AR2008011902465.html

There was Hu Jintao, head of the Chinese Communist Party, warmly shaking hands at a party-sponsored New Year's tea party with one of the country's main Christian leaders. To make sure the message got through to China's 68 million party faithful, a large photograph of the moment was...

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Schools Passing on Teaching Bible

January 13, 2008

Author: Julie Hubbard

Source: The Macon Telegraph

http://www.macon.com/198/story/236501.html

Middle Georgia is smack dab in the Bible Belt, but almost two years after state lawmakers agreed to let public highschools teach a course on the Old and New Testaments, the idea hasn't caught on.

At least 10 Middle Georgia school systems said they do not offer a Bible course in their high schools, nor do they have plans to. It's better to leave that...

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The Challenge of Living Together – a Christian Perspective

January 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Malta Independent

http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=62873

Some weeks ago, Professor Andrea Riccardi, founder of the Communita di Sant’Egidio delivered a talk at MCC

Professor Riccardi started his lecture by speaking about the particular reality of the Mediterranean Sea; a melting pot of exchange, of encounters as well as of confrontation. Malta, with its profound Christian identity...

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Court Ends Bible Distribution in School

January 9, 2008

Author: JIM SALTER

Source: The Associated Press

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iuWxzSvp6gUjpbkFiGf9PbXyV4PQD8U2IBB01

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A rural school district's long-standing practice of allowing the distribution of Bibles to grade school students is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.

An attorney for the southeastern Missouri school district said Wednesday he will appeal the judge's injunction against...

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British Airways Worker Loses Cross Row Case

January 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080108/wl_uk_afp/britainaviationreligion

A British Airways worker has lost her case for religious discrimination over wearing a cross to work, she said Tuesday.

Nadia Eweida, 56, took BA to an employment tribunal claiming it effectively discriminated against Christians because they were not allowed to...

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Bible as Literature Class is Now Law

January 7, 2008

Author: Priscila Mosqueda

Source: San Antonio Express News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/religion/stories/MYSA010608.05B.UJWRELIGION.293418f.html

A new law soon will require all Texas public school districts to offer a Bible as Literature course if 15 or more students express interest, but one San Antonio public school has been offering such a course for more than 30 years.

Churchill High School in...

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