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Archive for January, 2008

-USA: Jan. 16 -Religious Freedom Day

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

President Bush proclaimed January 16, 2008 as: "Religious Freedom Day" The president called it a day for all Americans: “…to reflect on the great blessing of religious liberty, endeavor to preserve this freedom for future generations, and commemorate this day with appropriate events and activities.” In addition he stated: “In an era during which an […]

-UK: Muslim Clerk Refuses to Sell Bible Story Book

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

A shopper in the UK was humiliated by a Muslim clerk who refused to touch a Bible Stories book, naming it ‘unclean’ and calling for another staff member to finish the sale. To their credit, even the Muslim Council of Britain considered this ‘offensive’ and uncalled for. Response: This is just the latest incident in […]

-Episcopal Battle over Church Property

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

The Episcopal Church in the USA has been locked in a theological battle now for several years over gay clergy and unions. Now there is an on-going battle in Virginia over the property of 11 churches which joined the Convocation of Anglicans in North America. A new Anglican group sponsored by Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola. […]

-India: Major Violence Against Christians in 2007

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

There were over 1,000 incidents of violence against Christians in India in 2007. Most were perpetrated by Hindu radicals, sometimes with the passive permission of the police and political leaders in the villages and areas where the violence occurred. According to Christian leaders: At least 200 incidents of anti-Christian attacks, including four murders, had been […]

-Texas Schools ‘Moment of Silence’ Upheld by Court

Monday, January 7th, 2008

There was a complaint filed in 2006 against the 2003 Texas law which allowed the public school day to begin with a minute of silence. The law does not mandate what the children actually do but allows for reflection, silent prayer, meditation, any other silent activities for one minute at the beginning of each school […]

-Tunisia’s Perspective on the Hijab

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

The Tunisian government looks upon the wearing of the ‘hijab’ as a ‘political’ statement. An interesting article from a country which is 98% Muslim and yet sees the traditional veil as a sign of ‘radical’ opposition to its more moderate Muslim lifestyle. Response: Some Muslims in America and the Western world claim that wearing the […]

-Vatican and Muslims Plan Historic Meeting

Friday, January 4th, 2008

An historic meeting is in the works for the spring time between representatives of Pope Benedict and the 138 Muslim leaders who sent him and the Christian world an open letter in October. Benedict proposed the meeting in response to the letter which urged Christians to work together for a better world. On the agenda […]

-New Daily Devotional for 2008

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Dr. Mark D. Roberts is providing a new Daily Devotional at The High Calling website. See: "DAILY REFLECTION" -located in the left column of the site. Dr. Mark’s work is always excellent. His devotionals are always a good way to start the day.            *Top

-Blogger Arrested in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Fouad al-Farhan is the most popular blogger in Saudi Arabia with everyone except the Saudi government. He was arrested because of his criticism of the Kingdom on his blog. Bloggers all over the Middle East are supporting him and are condemning the Saudis for his arrest. There is not freedom of speech or the press […]