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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 […]

A New Catholic Bishop is Installed in Beijing

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Joseph Li Shan was appointed and installed this week to the post of Bishop of Beijing by China’s government controlled Catholic Church. Bishop Shan will be the new leader over the nearly 60,000 Catholics who live in the Chinese capitol. There are both good and not so good elements to this story. While the Chinese […]

What, You Can’t Take a Joke? Not When it Comes to Jesus!

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Comedian Kathy Griffin thought that she was telling a joke when she told Jesus to “suck it” after winning an Emmy. She makes a living being outrageous and making fun of others but Christians didn’t find her comments funny at all and many even in Hollywood found her comments to be distasteful. She was playing […]

Cartoonist Arrested in Bangladesh for ‘Cat’ Cartoon?

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

No one in the West could ever imagine being arrested for a simple innocent cartoon such as this, but take a look and see how far the divide actually is between Western and Islamic culture.             *Top

Muslim Converts to Christianity Face Persecution in the UK

Monday, September 17th, 2007

According to Bishop Nazir-Ali of Rochester, Muslims who become Christians are increasingly targeted for persecution by their former Muslim community. According to The Barnabas Fund, a charity highlighting Christian persecution across the world, persecution in the UK presently takes place in a variety of forms including verbal abuse, being spat upon, and more seriously, assaults […]