Christianity

Papal Visit: Linking the Godless to a Lack Of Values Is Wrong, Say Critics

September 16, 2010

Author: Maev Kennedy and Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/16/papal-visit-linking-godless-lack-values-wrong

The pope is wrong, and unhelpful, to speak of "atheist extremism" in contemporary Britain, according to Christian, Muslim, Jewish and humanist voices.

 

Paul Handley, managing editor of the Church Times, termed the pope's remarks "a decent bit of...

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Religious Leaders Come Together for Interfaith Sunrise Prayer Service for World Peace In Nevada

September 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Newspost Online

http://www.newspostonline.com/world-news/religious-leaders-come-together-for-interfaith-sunrise-prayer-service-for-world-peace-in-nevada-2010091586088

Various religious leaders prayed for world peace as the sun was rising behind hills at Red Rock Consecrated Sanctuary in Reno (Nevada, USA) on September 12...

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Tensions High Across Kashmir After Koran Protests

September 14, 2010

Author: Jim Yardley

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/world/asia/15kashmir.html

The authorities expanded a strict curfew across Kashmir on Tuesday and sent more security officers across the restive Himalayan region after bloody protests erupted there a day earlier, fueled partly by a report of Koran desecration in the United States.

 

The bloodshed, which rippled across different districts in...

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Churches Read From Quran In Face of Proposed Quran Burning

September 13, 2010

Author: Amy Zerba

Source: CNN

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/13/churches-read-from-quran-in-face-of-proposed-quran-burning/

Rev. Larry Reimer’s says there's a simple message at the core of his faith: people have more in common than they have in conflict.

It's one reason he chose to have a passage from the Quran read at the United Church of Gainesville, part of the United Church of...

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Parents Sue Catholic School for Denying Admission to Their Unvaccinated Son

September 13, 2010

Author: Joshua Rhett Miller

Source: Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/09/13/new-york-parents-sue-catholic-school-required-vaccinations/

A New York couple is suing a Catholic high school for refusing to grant a religious exemption that would allow their 14-year-old son to enroll in ninth grade without state-required vaccinations, claiming immunizations are a "violation of God's supreme authority."...

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Atheist Billboard Provokes Oklahoman Christians

September 11, 2010

Author: Sean Murphy

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jzTzDhWpR4NBMVrYHCQHkz1nEgQQD9I597600

Atheists in Oklahoma City have erected a billboard seeking fellow non-believers, and Satanists have scheduled a conference in a city-owned building, drawing criticism from ministers in a state where more than eight out of 10 people say...

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Quran Burning Suspended For Now, But Red-Hot Story Remains

September 9, 2010

Author: Liz Halloran

Source: National Public Radio

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129758571

The Rev. Terry Jones of Gainesville, Fla., had gotten the world's attention with his vow to burn Islam's holy book on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

And despite Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's musings (accompanied by a rueful laugh) that a patriotic media could choose to pay no...

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Prayer At the Center Of the National Day Of Prayer, UT Arlington Lawsuits

September 4, 2010

Author: Joshunda Sanders

Source: The Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/prayer-at-the-center-of-the-national-day-898196.html

In March 2006, Evelyne Shatkin and Linda Shifflett met at the cubicle of one of their co-workers after work to pray for her and anoint her workspace with olive oil, according to court documents. The two administrative assistants at the University of Texas at Arlington prayed and...

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A Chaplain And an Atheist Go to War

September 4, 2010

Author: Michael M. Phillips

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703467004575463833265055248.html

They say there are no atheists in foxholes. There's one on the front lines here, though, and the chaplain isn't thrilled about it.

 

Navy Chaplain Terry Moran is steeped in the Bible and believes all of it. His assistant, Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class...

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Mormon Church, Jewish Leaders Tackle Proxy Baptism

September 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: National Public Radio

Wire Service: AP

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129588867

The Mormon church says it has changed its genealogical database to better prevent the names of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps from being submitted for posthumous baptism by proxy.

In a joint statement issued Wednesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

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