Christianity

Moscow's Oldest Monastery Wins Back Bells from US

July 24, 2007

Author: Dmitry Solovyov

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L24767313.htm

MOSCOW, July 24 (Reuters) - The Soviet Union sold the sacred bells from Moscow's oldest monastery as scrap and they ended up in the United States. Seventy-seven years later, Russia is bringing them home, drawing a new line under its communist past.

Charles Crane, a U.S. industrialist and diplomat with a passion for Russian art and culture,...

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Threatened, Christians Flee the Mideast

July 23, 2007

Author: Rod Nordland

Source: Newsweek

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19762050/site/newsweek/

July 23, 2007 issue - He refused to leave Baghdad, even after the day last year when masked Sunni gunmen forced him and eight co-workers to line up against a wall and said, "Say your prayers." An Assyrian Christian, Rayid Albert closed his eyes and prayed to Jesus as the killers opened fire. He alone survived, shot seven times. But a month ago a note was left at...

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"Pope's Intolerant Comments May Set Stage for Positive Dialogue, " a Commentary by Dean Koldenhoven, former Mayor of Palos Heights

July 16, 2007

Author: Dean Koldenhoven

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/news/opinion/guests/469760,161GUC1.article

Pope Benedict XVI expressed his intolerance of Christian churches that are not Catholic by saying " ... the Catholic Church is the one true church, and other Christian bodies shouldn't be called churches."

It is very difficult to comprehend that such a learned man as Pope Benedict would issue such a...

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‘We Stand with Victims of Terrorism,’ Say Church Leaders

July 7, 2007

Author: Maria Mackay

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/we.stand.with.victims.of.terrorism.say.scottish.church.leaders/11459.htm

The Church of Scotland will join hundreds of other concerned people from across Scotland at Saturday’s ‘Scotland United Against Terror’ rally.

The rally, to be held at 1.30pm in Glasgow’s George Square,...

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United Methodist Interfaith Body Sets Global Priorities

July 5, 2007

Author: Linda Bloom

Source: United Methodist News Service

http://www.wfn.org/2007/07/msg00036.html

The United Methodist Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns wants to help the denomination put its interfaith and ecumenical agenda in context.

That means explaining how hard it is to separate the church in the United States from history, culture and government, according to the Rev. Larry Pickens, the commission's chief executive....

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