Interfaith

Jordan’s Evangelicals Hope Centre Leads to Recognition

April 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090416/FOREIGN/371299798/1011/NEWS

The dedication of the the World Baptist Alliance’s new baptism centre at Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan last month was more than just an ordinary religious celebration.

For many of the country’s nearly 10,000 evangelicals, it was seen as a step towards governmental recognition of them as a Christian...

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Armed Forces Hindu Conference Welcomes Personnel

April 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Army News

http://www.army.mod.uk/news/13807.aspx

Hindus from the three armed forces gathered at Birmingham's Shree Geeta Bhawan temple, Birmingham, on Wednesday 8 April, to hear speakers from their own and other faiths at the annual Armed Forces Hindu Conference.

Organiser Armed Forces Hindu Chaplain Acharya Krishan Kant Attri welcomed guests and representatives from each of the services, who addressed the audience and...

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Nigeria Muslims' 'Easter Attacks'

April 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7998797.stm

Police in Nigeria say they have made 120 arrests following clashes when Muslim youths allegedly attacked a Christian procession on Easter Monday.

Sectarian violence erupted in the towns of Gwada and Minna in the state of Niger when Christians were attacked and churches set on fire.

Scores of people were reportedly taken to hospital with injuries.
...

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"Holiday Conflicts," a Commentary by Martin E. Marty

April 13, 2009

Author: Martin E. Marty

Source: Sightings

http://divinity.uchicago.edu/martycenter/publications/sightings/archive_2009/0413.shtml

America got past the seasonal holidays and festivals relatively unscathed this month. Such an observation may sound surprising, because one would not expect holidays or festivals to scathe anyone. "Holiday," says definition one in the dictionary, is HOLY DAY. "Festival," says the same...

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Cuba Keeps Out US Religious Freedom Group

April 13, 2009

Author: Matthew Lee

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.idahostatesman.com/nationalpolitics/story/730911.html

A planned trip to Cuba this week by a U.S. religious freedom watchdog group has been canceled after the Cuban government did not issue visas to the delegation, the group said Monday, even as the Obama administration moved to ease sanctions on the communist nation.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious...

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Religious Rift Tears At Orissa Communities

April 13, 2009

Author: Chris Morris

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7996827.stm

Hundreds of people have gathered in the darkness in the town of Raikia.

Candlelight flickers across their faces as they sit quietly on the floor. They chant and pray as a priest leads them in worship.

For Christians, Easter is a time of hope. But in Kandhamal, deep in the interior in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, hope is in short supply....

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Tony Blair's Faith In New Mission

April 13, 2009

Author: Christopher Landau

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7994618.stm

As prime minister, he famously "didn't do God" but, having left office, Tony Blair is travelling the world to launch his new Faith Foundation. The BBC has had exclusive access to the foundation's early work.

On a cold winter's day in New Haven, Connecticut, Tony Blair is preparing for a new challenge – teaching.

His new inter-faith...

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Religious Leaders Get Together

April 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Stourbridge News

http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/4281054.Religious_leaders_get_together/

Religious leaders from across the country gathered at Russells Hall Hospital to have a look round its multi-faith prayer centre.

More than 35 members of the College of Health Care Chaplains from the Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist communities met in the prayer centre, to discuss...

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The Vatican: Advertising Drive for Atheism Is Mocked

April 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/11/world/europe/11briefs-brfVATICAN.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

A campaign promoting atheism on London buses this year ultimately “served God’s cause” by reminding people of the importance of faith, especially to those who suffer, a papal preacher said Friday. The...

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