Christianity

'Three Faiths' At New York Public Library

October 22, 2010

Author: Edward Rothstein

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/arts/design/23faiths.html?_r=2&ref=religion_and_belief

The sweep of the new exhibition at the New York Public Library — “Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam” — is stunning. It stretches from a Bible found in a monastery in coastal Brittany that was sacked by the Vikings in the year 917, to a 1904...

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Christians, Pagans Compete (Gently) for Salem's Souls

October 20, 2010

Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Source: News OK

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.newsok.com/christians-pagans-compete-gently-for-salems-souls/article/feed/203799

Paying customers were lined up outside witch houses and psychic parlors when 20-year-old Casey Sholes of Willimantic, Conn., finally stumbled across a place offering dream interpretations for free.

 

Inside...

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New Web Life for the Dead Sea Scrolls

October 18, 2010

Author: Isabel Kershner

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/middleeast/20scrolls.html?ref=religion_and_belief

The scribes who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls could not have imagined their texts’ one day being Googled.

 

But the Israel Antiquities Authority, the custodian of the scrolls, the 2,000-year-old biblical and apocryphal texts discovered last century in...

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Bible Courses Proposed for Wyoming Charter School

October 16, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBS 4 Wyoming/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Wire Service: AP

http://cbs4denver.com/wireapnewswy/Wyo.man.wants.2.1965775.html

A Cheyenne resident is proposing a charter school that would teach courses on the Bible, including a mandatory class on the Old Testament.

 

Laramie County School District 1 officials are reviewing an application for the charter school...

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Chinese Christians Barred From Conference

October 15, 2010

Author: Sharon LaFraniere

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/16/world/asia/16china.html?_r=4

More than 100 Chinese Christians seeking to attend an international evangelical conference in South Africa have been barred from leaving the country, some in the group said, because their churches are not sanctioned by the state.

 

Organizers say that more than 4,000 Christians from around the world will...

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Removal Of Christian Flag Sparks Controversy

October 15, 2010

Author: Jessica Seaman

Source: The Daily Tar Heel

http://www.dailytarheel.com/index.php/article/2010/10/removal_of_christian_ag_sparks_controversy

The removal of a Christian flag from a veteran war memorial has caused a clash in a North Carolina city.

 

In King, a small city less than two hours west of Chapel Hill, protests have erupted following the city council’s decision to...

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Utah Meeting Seeks to Unify Orthodox Christians

October 12, 2010

Author: Peggy Fletcher Stack

Source: The Pew Forum/The Salt Lake Tribune

Wire Service: RNS

http://pewforum.org/Religion-News/RNS-Utah-meeting-seeks-to-unify-Orthodox-Christians.aspx

If a group of Orthodox Christians meeting in Salt Lake City this week (Oct. 14-16) has its way, future generations of Greek, Serbian, Russian and other ethnic faithful all will worship together in a...

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Cubans Flock To Evangelism To Fill Spiritual Vacuum

October 8, 2010

Author: Nick Miroff

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130108154&sc=17&f=1001

When Cuban President Raul Castro met with the country's Catholic Church leaders this summer and agreed to free dozens of political prisoners, it was a major boost to an institution facing increased competition for Cuban worshippers.

 

The island has undergone a spiritual revival since the communist...

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UK Heads Of Religion Call for Release Of Iran's Seven Baha'i Leaders

October 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/795

Britain's most prominent heads of religion have called for the release of the seven Baha'i leaders serving prison sentences in Iran.

 

A statement by the United Kingdom's religious leaders – describing the sentencing of the seven as a "gross violation of the fundamental human right to freedom of religion" – was signed by, among others, the...

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ACLU Sues S.C. Jail Over Bible-Only Policy

October 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130409561

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a South Carolina jail over a policy that prohibits inmates from having any reading materials other than the Bible.

 

The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn the policy on behalf of Prison Legal News, a monthly journal on prison law. Since 2008, the magazine's...

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In Fierce Opposition to a Muslim Center, Echoes of an Old Fight

October 7, 2010

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/08/nyregion/08zero.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Many New Yorkers were suspicious of the newcomers’ plans to build a house of worship in Manhattan. Some feared the project was being underwritten by foreigners. Others said the strangers’ beliefs were incompatible with democratic principles.

Concerned residents staged...

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