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Archive for September, 2007

Vatican Urges Muslims to Work with Christians for Peace

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, issued a message to all Muslims on Friday (Sept.28) recognizing the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. This was an official statement from the Vatican urging all Muslims to work together with Christians for peace and with respect for all people and religions. The Cardinal called for all people of […]

Religious Books Going Back to Prison Libraries (USA)

Friday, September 28th, 2007

A lot of pressure has been brought to bare upon the Federal Bureau of Prisons (USA) and all the ‘religious’ books that were taken out of the prison libraries recently are going to be returned. Initially the Bureau was concerned about certain religious books, mostly Muslim, which encouraged violence and radical behavior. Rather than just […]

Taliban Kidnap International Red Cross Staff

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

The Taliban in Afghanistan have kidnapped four people who are members of the International Committee of the Red Cross. A spokesman for the insurgents claimed that they were unaware of who these people really were and plan to release them: “Our mujahideen detained the Red Cross workers in Wardak province without knowing they were ICRC […]

Episcopal Church (USA) Agrees to Meet Anglican Demands

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

The leaders of the Episcopal Church in the USA agreed to meet the demands of the Anglican Convention. They decided to discontinue appointing practicing homosexuals to the office of Bishop and to halt the blessing services for same sex couples. They also agreed to allow conservative dioceses to leave the American church organization and affiliate […]

Ahmadinejad: There are no Homosexuals in Iran?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Iran’s President Ahmadinejad made a number of surprising statements during his visit to Columbia University. None was more surprising than this statement: “In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don’t know who’s told you that we have this.” This came in response to […]

Rally Highlights Christian Persecution in India

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Christians have been enduring an escalation of persecution in many parts of India for some time now. Hundreds rallied peaceably in Bangalore (India’s third largest city) to protest recent acts of persecution against the Christian community in that area, and to call for peaceful coexistence. The event was sponsored by a Christian association of churches […]