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Kirken Update 2012

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10-01-2013 - Ekskarnation - nyt teologisk begreb?
Missionsteologi

"Excarnation": an interview with Mike Frost
Mike Frost: I think that the idea of 'excarnation' highlights the degree to which a secular age has drawn churches into a de-fleshed, or a disembodied experience of relationships and community, disconnection to place, the recognition that the secular age's impact more profound, despite conversations about postmodernity some years ago Læs mere - [Vista]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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02-01-2013 - Det arabiske forår bliver til vinter for kristne
Religionskonflikt

, In the Middle East, the Arab spring has given way to a Christian winte
Today, though, the religious ecology of the Middle East looks more fragile than ever, as the Arab spring gives way to Christian winter. Ignorant western assumptions about cultural uniformity are mirrored by Islamists bent on purging other faith groups from their lands. Such intolerance has grown steeply since 9/11 of course, but its roots long predate the disastrous policies of George W Bush. Læs mere - [The Gaurdian]

Mellemøsten - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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02-01-2013 - 2012 - 10 vigtigste emner - set fra USA
Kirkens liv

, From nuns to 'nones,' 10 ways religion shaped the news in 2012
From the nuns to the "nones," religion dominated the headlines throughout 2012. Faith was a persistent theme in the presidential race, and moral and ethical questions surrounded budget debates, mass killings and an unexpected focus on "religious freedom." Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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01-01-2013 - Pavens nytårtale: Advarsel mod ukontrolleret kapitalisme og terrorisme
Politik - tro

Pope hopes for 2013 of peace, slams unbridled capitalism
Pope Benedict said in his New Year's message on Tuesday he hoped 2013 would be a year of peace and that the world was under threat from unbridled capitalism, terrorism and criminality. Læs mere - [Reuters]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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01-01-2013 - International Bulletin of Missionary Research - januar 13 - content
Missionsteologi

The Image of God and Mission
The Image of God and Mission. Jonathan J. Bonk - My Pilgrimage in Mission. Roswith Gerloff - Obtaining Informed Consent in Missiologically Sensitive Contexts. Johan Mostert and Marvin Gilbert - Missiological Journals: A Checklist. Compiled by Jonathan J. Bonk, with Erika Stalcup, Wendy Jennings, and Dwight P. Baker - Professional Academic Associations for Mission Studies. Gerald H. Anderson - The Use of Social Data in the Evangelization of Europe: Methodological Issues. Stefan Paas - The Long Journey Home: A Review Essay. Joel A. Carpenter - End Times Innovator: Paul Rader and Evangelical Missions. Mark Rogers - My Pilgrimage in Mission. Arnold L. Cook - The Legacy of John Charles Heinrich. John C. B. Webster - Christianity 2013: Renewalists and Faith and Migration. Todd M. Johnson and Peter F. Crossing - Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series: Mission in the Twenty-First Century. Knud Jørgensen. Læs mere - [International Bulletin of Missionary Research]

Global Online - International Bulletin - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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31-12-2012 - SPECIAL: IRAN 2012 - Yusef Nadarkhani - tilbageblik fra 2008
Religionskonflikt

, Iran Rewiew 2012
I anledningen af den glædelige løsladelse af Yusef Nadarkhani samler vi de nyheder Iran har være repræsenteret med i KirkenUpdate 2012 - og i øvrigt 4 år tilbage. Især er det netop Nadarkhani, og forfølgelsen af ham, det har drejet sig om. Men der er også et par andre om den kristne kirkes situation generelt i Iran. (Ved nogle af de ældre virker links'ene ikke, fordi nyheden er taget af pågældende nyhedskanal). Læs mere - []

Iran - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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31-12-2012 - KirkenUpdate Special: Megakirker
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, Special: Megachurches
En hurtig søgning i KirkenUpdate på "megachurch" gav ret få hits - men nedenstående er altså, hvad redaktøren i de sidste 3 år er faldet over i nyhedsstrømmen. Læs mere - [Kirken Update]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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30-12-2012 - SPECIAL: Religionskonflikt og forfølgelse 2012
Religionskonflikt

, Persecution and conflict 2012
Der er desværre mange flere begivenheder som står underfortegnet "religionskonflikt og forfølgelse" end dem, som præsenteres i KirkenUpdate. KirkenUpdate prøver at give et billede af, hvordan der er forfølgelse forskellige steder i verden. Man kan ikke udfra de udvalgte hændelser lave en egentlig vægtning af hvor meget hvor. Nu er det kirken, der er i fokus, så konflikt mellem andre religioner, hvor kristendom ikke er involveret, aftegnes ikke. Læs mere - [Kirken Update]

Globalt - Wikipedia
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25-12-2012 - Rowan Williams: "Join the human race this christmas"
Teologi

Christmas Sermon - "Join the human race this christmas"
..the purpose of the Christian message isn't to defend religion or make the church credible, but to pose a challenge to everyone to reconsider who they are: Læs mere - [Anglican Communion News Service]
"Here is something so extraordinary that it interrupts our world; here is something that - like Moses in the story of the Burning Bush - makes you 'turn aside to see', that stops you short. Faith begins in the moment of stopping . the moment when you can't just walk on as you did before ..."

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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21-12-2012 - Paven i interreligiøs alliance i kampen mod homoseksuelle ægteskaber
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Pope signals inter-faith alliance against gay marriage
Pope Benedict on Friday signaled the Vatican was ready to forge alliances with other religions against gay marriage, saying the family was threatened "to its foundations" by attempts to change its "true structure". Læs mere - [Reuters]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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21-12-2012 - Et væld af kirkelige reaktioner på massakren på skolebørn i Sandy Hook
Sygdom og sundhed

, Reactions on the Sandy Hook Massacre
The school shooting tradegy rises reactions from churches all over US. By some of the headlines: Læs mere - [Kirken Update]
Pastor Says 'Look to the Lord'
ELCA expresses sorrow for lives lost in Newtown, Conn.
Rachel weeping for her children, she refused to be consoled because they are no more
St. Rose priest mourns with his flock after witnessing his parishioners' grief
The Media and the Massacre: True compassion requires turning off the news
In Sandy Hook Debate over Gun Control vs. Mental Health, Evangelicals Diverge from Rest of Nation
Sandy Hook children depicted as angels in Christmas decorations
Bishop: Yet the more compelling spiritual question isn't where God was last Friday morning, but rather, where we were.
- TIME Magazine is calling it, "The Massacre of the Innocents" in their headline. And, it was.

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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21-12-2012 - Dommedag passeret
Teologi

, 'Mayan day of apocalypse' arrives
There is perhaps nothing as past as Doomday not appeared. KirkenUpdate can tell that christians and non-christians expected og didn't expect the end of the world on 21. of december - and we will only link to a BBC overview here: Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

global - Wikipedia
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20-12-2012 - Cairo: 10.000 i bøn for fred og retfærdighed
Politik - fredsappel

, Egypt: thousands join ecumenical prayers for peace
Up to 10,000 Christians of all denominations gathered in Cairo last Thursday to pray for peace, political growth and stability, church unity and spiritual revival in Egypt. Held at Cairo's massive Cave Church and televised live by SAT-7 ARABIC and SAT-7 PLUS, extracts from the event were also taken by secular TV channels. Two secular Egyptian newspapers published articles on the event and SAT-7's coverage of it. More than 50,000 have so far watched on YouTube, where the clips will continue to be available. Læs mere - [Independent catholic news]

Ægypten - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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20-12-2012 - Abraham Lincolns tro [Om Steve Spielbergs film "Lincoln"]
Bibelsyn - lære - etik og moral

Abraham Lincoln's faith and the Presbyterian connection
"Lincoln," Steven Spielberg's film on the last four months of Abraham Lincoln's administration, largely ignores the religious faith of our 16th president, as do most films and all too many books about him...Lincoln was unorthodox in that he was more of a Universalist than most Christians: he could not see how a God of infinite love could send persons into everlasting torment. His keen analytic mind was turned off by Fundamentalist frontier preachers who appealed to emotions and scorned reason... Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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18-12-2012 - Kinas top stadig mistænksom overfor religion
Religionskonflikt

, Chinese leaders still suspicious of religion, party document shows
Chinese leaders issued an order last year quietly directing universities to root out foreigners suspected of plotting against the Communist Party by converting students to Christianity. [Washington Post] Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Kina - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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14-12-2012 - Megakirker i USA - statistik
Kirkens former og struktur

, Mega Church Statistics
Source: Hartford Institute for Religion Research. Also see Læs mere - [Statisticbrain]
KirkenUpdate Special: Megachurches 2009-2012 and the comment: (Se her)

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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12-12-2012 - Religionerne i England og Wales
Statistik

, Census 2011 mapped and charted: England & Wales in religion, immigr..
What religion are the population of England & Wales? Where do they come from and how qualified are they? The Office for National Statistics has published its detailed breakdown of the 2011 census figures - which give an unrivaled view of how England & Wales have changed. Læs mere - [The Gaurdian]

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12-12-2012 - Koptisk blogger dømt 3 års fængsel for blasfemi
Religionskonflikt

Alber Saber Convicted Of Blasphemy By Egyptian Court; Sentenced..
A Cairo court on Wednesday convicted a Coptic Christian blogger who shared an anti-Islam film on social networking sites and sentenced him to three years in prison for blasphemy and contempt of religion.. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN) [AP]]

Ægypten - Wikipedia
Islam - kristendom
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12-12-2012 - Hård linie overfor udenlandske, radikale imamer og katolske præster
Religionskonflikt

, France steps up struggle against religious radicals, including..
France will deport foreign-born imams and disband radical faith-based groups, including hardline traditionalist Catholics, if a new surveillance policy signals they suffer a "religious pathology" and could become violent. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN) [AP]]

Frankrig - Wikipedia
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05-12-2012 - 92-årig præst straffet for at holde gudstjeneste med kvindelig præst
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

Wisconsin priest, 92, punished for Mass with woman priest
Father Bill Brennan, a Milwaukee-area peace activist who has done missionary work in Central America, celebrated Mass last month in Georgia with Janice Sevre-Duszynska of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests....Women are forbidden by the church to become priests, but some have been ordained and celebrate Mass outside of the official church... Læs mere - [Reuters]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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04-12-2012 - Tutu opfordrer Uganda til at stoppe anti-homseksualitetslov
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Desmond Tutu Urges Uganda To Drop Anti-Homosexuality Bill
"I am opposed to discrimination, that is unfair discrimination, and would that I could persuade legislators in Uganda to drop their draft legislation, because I think it is totally unjust," Tutu told reporters here on Tuesday at the All Africa Conference of Churches meeting. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

Uganda, Kampala - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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28-11-2012 - Terry Jones og 7 koptiske kristne dømt til døden in absentia
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

Terry Jones, Florida Pastor, Sentenced To Death In Egypt In Absentia
An Egyptian court convicted in absentia Wednesday seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and a Florida-based American pastor, sentencing them to death on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that had sparked riots in parts of the Muslim world. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Ægypten - Wikipedia
Islam - kristendom
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28-11-2012 - Kvindelige biskoper i England - en ommer på vej
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Church of England to start again on female bishops; unclear when..
The Church of England has taken a tentative step toward trying again to get its governing General Synod to approve female bishops. Læs mere - [Washington Post]
The church said Wednesday the Archbishops' Council agreed this week that the issue needed to be resolved "as a matter of urgency" and should be restarted when the General Synod next meets in July.

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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28-11-2012 - En uge tilbage for karismatisk kirke
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, One week left for charismatic church?
Members of Minsk's New Life Pentecostal Church - who have been campaigning for a decade to hold on to their building - have been ordered to hand over the keys of their church to officials next Wednesday (5 December). Læs mere - [Forum 18]

Belarus - Wikipedia
Flere
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26-11-2012 - Feminist og venstreorienteret ses af konservativ kardinal som helgen
Politik - sociale forhold

In Hero of the Catholic Left, a Conservative Cardinal Sees a Saint
Dorothy Day is a hero of the Catholic left, a fiery 20th-century social activist who protested war, supported labor strikes and lived voluntarily in poverty as she cared for the needy. But Day has found a seemingly unlikely champion in New York's conservative archbishop, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, who has breathed new life into an effort to declare the Brooklyn native a saint. Læs mere - [New York Times]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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26-11-2012 - Den reformerte kirke i Ungarn arbejder med sin rolle i det nye samfund
Kirkens liv

, As needs emerge, Reformed Church of Hungary seeks allies
Still emerging from the shadow of the Iron Curtain, the Reformed Church of Hungary (RCH) is constantly seeking new partners to come alongside it in its search for its role in the new Hungarian society. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]
"About 1.6 million Hungarians identify themselves as 'Reformed,'

Ungarn - Wikipedia
Kristendom - reformert
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25-11-2012 - Kirke bombet i Nigeria
Religionskonflikt

, Another church bombed in Nigeria military barracks
Twin car bombs hit a Protestant church in a major military establishment in north-central Nigeria, officials said Sunday, a month after a church bombing in the same state killed at least seven people and injured more than a hundred others. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]
The first explosion occurred after a church service Sunday..

Nigeria - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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23-11-2012 - Troen på "Det fælles bedste" årsag til den anglikanske kirkes krise nu
Kirkeorden

It's believing in the common good...
The historic churches have come to love the idea of the common good. It's there at the heart of Catholic Social Teaching, and it shapes the whole ethos of the Church of England. It seems to have been the guiding principle of Rowan William's leadership, and it shapes the way decisions are taken from parishes up to Synod. Unity at all costs. Læs mere - [Modern Church]

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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22-11-2012 - Biskop K. H. Ting død 97 år gammel
Personalia og biografi

WCC pays tribute to Bishop K. H. Ting
Bishop Ting worked closely with the leadership of the WCC in its formative years. He was a staff member of the World Student Christian Federation in Geneva, Switzerland. On his return to China in the 1950s, he held several positions, including that of principal of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, chairperson of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement and president of the China Christian Council (CCC). Læs mere - [World Council of Churches (WCC)]

Kina - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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21-11-2012 - Paven som julens "myth-buster"?
Teologi

Pope's book on Jesus challenges Christmas traditions
Christian calendar is several years off in thr calculation of Jesus' birth date...no animals in the nativity Scene..." Læs mere - [Christian Post]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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21-11-2012 - Den anglikanske kirke i krise
Kirkens orden

Veto on Female Bishops Leaves Anglicans in Crisis
In a sign of deepening crisis in the Church of England after it rejected the appointment of women as bishops, its spiritual leader said Wednesday that the church had "undoubtedly lost a measure of credibility" and had a "lot of explaining to do" to people who found its deliberations opaque Læs mere - [New York Times]

England - Wikipedia
kristendom, anglikansk
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21-11-2012 - 6 stemmer skilte fra 2/3dels flertal for kvindelige biskopper
Kirkens orden

, Church of England votes against allowing women bishops
72.6% of synod members had backed the measure in the crucial vote, which came at the end of more than 100 passionate and moving speeches. But it was not enough to see it through. In the house of clergy the measure passed by 148 votes to 45. If six members of the laity had voted for instead of against, the measure would have received the two-thirds majority needed.- Bishop of Lincoln, Christopher Lowson: "This is a very sad day indeed, not just for those of us who support the ministry of women, but for the future of the church, which might very well be gravely damaged by this," he said. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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20-11-2012 - Pakistansk pige anklaget for blasfemi
Religionskonflikt

, Pakistani court dismisses blasphemy case against Christian girl
A Pakistani court on Tuesday dismissed charges against a Christian girl accused of desecrating the Koran, ending a case that had cast a spotlight on the country's controversial blasphemy law and renewed questions about the treatment of minorities. Læs mere - [Los Angeles Times]

Pakistan, Islamabad - Wikipedia
Islam - kristendom
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20-11-2012 - Ekskommunikeret: Præst som kæmper for kvinders ret til ordination
Kirkens orden

Maryknoll priest Roy Bourgeois expelled over support for women's ordin
A long-running struggle between Catholic authorities and the Rev. Roy Bourgeois over his support for ordaining women has ended with Bourgeois' dismissal from the priesthood and his religious order, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. Læs mere - [Religion News]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom, romersk-katolsk
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19-11-2012 - Julekrybbe forbudt i Santa Monica
Religiøse skikke

, California nativity scene row reaches peak as churchgoers head to cour
In Santa Monica, it has become an annual tradition as predictable as the early arrival of the Christmas season: a row between Christians and humanists over the life-size depiction of the Nativity in a public park. But this year, it has taken on an extra twist. On Monday, the dispute landed in a California courtroom after a religious group sued for the right to erect its nativity display in the face on an official ban. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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19-11-2012 - Ingen spøg: 1 hindu, 3 buddhister i den kommende 113.Congress
Diversitet

, New Congress more religiously diverse, less Protestant
Three Buddhists, a Hindu and a "none" will walk into the 113th Congress, and it's no joke. Rather, it's a series of "firsts" that reflect the growing religious diversity of the country.[Noticeable will in the future be: "it's no joke", Editor Læs mere - [Religion News]

USA - Wikipedia
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18-11-2012 - Mere end 100.000 katolikker protesterer mod samme-køn-ægteskab
Seksualitet - civil

, French Catholics march against same-sex marriage
More than 100,000 protesters organised by Catholic groups staged separate demonstrations in French cities over the weekend to protest against government plans to legalise same-sex marriage next year. Læs mere - [WORLDWIDE RELIGIOUS NEWS]

Frankrig - Wikipedia
Kristendom, romersk-katolsk
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14-11-2012 - Efter Sandy
Livsvilkår

, On the (soggy) ground in New York City
Nearly two weeks later, the power is still out in Pastor Benjamin Patterson's office, along with the rest of his church ? built in 1908 on a four-acre site as Russell Sage Memorial Presbyterian Church ? his congregation's homes and nearly every other corner of the Rockaways... Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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09-11-2012 - Reaktioner verden over på valget af ny ærkebiskop af Cantebury
Organisation og ledelse

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: World reaction
The head of the Anglican Church in Kenya, Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, welcomed Bishop Welby's appointment, saying he would take the Church back to the teachings of the Bible. Læs mere - [BBC]
The Kenyan Church was among those opposed to the ordination of the gay bishops, joining other Anglican congregations in threatening to withdraw from the mother Church.

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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07-11-2012 - Skift i Obamas religiøse vælgerbaggrund
Politik - religion

Religious Vote Data Show Shifts In Obama's Faith-Based Support
A Pew Forum analysis of nearly final exit poll data, released on Wednesday, found that Obama won among Catholics, Jews and non-whites across religious traditions, but saw dips in his support among white evangelicals and white Catholics, among others. - - (See also: What do religious leaders want for Obama's next four years? -- Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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04-11-2012 - Ny pave for den koptiske kirke valgt
Organisation og ledelse

Copts elect Tawadros II, a man of dialogue
Pope Tawadros elected: None of the three candidates, nominated in the previous two rounds of voting, were present at the overflowing cathedral for the ancient rite of election, during which a blindfolded boy extracted the name of the 61 year old Nile Delta bishop from a wax sealed bowl. As the interim leader of the Church, Bishop Bakhomious, displayed the piece of paper with the name written in Arabic, the congregation erupted into hymns and prayer of thanksgiving. Læs mere - [Radio Vaticana]

Ægypten - Wikipedia
Kristendom - koptisk
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01-11-2012 - Mission i et ændret Europa
Konferencer

, European theologians discuss Christian witness
Through engaging speakers and discussions, participants at a recent consultation on mission and evangelism explored ways, in which theological education and training programmes on evangelism can relate Christian witness to the changing landscape of Europe. Læs mere - [World Council of Churches (WCC)]

Europa - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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31-10-2012 - Restriktioner rammer bredt, muslimer, kristne..
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Continuing haj restrictions, increasing raids on Christians..
Continuing haj restrictions, increasing raids on Christians, religious freedom prisoners of conscience remain jailed Læs mere - [Forum 18]

Turkmenistan - Wikipedia
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31-10-2012 - Orkanen Sandy: kirkeligt hjælpearbejde - andre religiøse reaktioner
Nødhjælp

, Hurricane Sandy
Sandy is awakening different religious reactions: (A religious response - a muslim blogger interpretes Mt. 25) - - (Online Conversations) - - (Se her) Church World Service has shipped 3,300 CWS Blankets, 9,000 CWS Hygiene Kits, 1,125 CWS Baby Care Kits and 1,500 CWS School Kits to Cuba in response to Sandy's destruction there. In the United States, CWS will be shipping.. Læs mere - [Word Church Service]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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31-10-2012 - Den katolske kirke på vagt overfor festligholdelse af reformationen
Økumene

, Germany Catholics wary about major Luther festivities
[On Reformations Day]: The Protestants have invited the Catholics to join in (the celebrations in 2017), a gesture in harmony with the good relations the two halves of German Christianity enjoy and the closeness many believers feel across the denominational divide. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]
But even after five centuries, being asked to commemorate a divorce that split western Christianity and led to many bloody religious wars is still hard for some Catholics to swallow.

Tyskland - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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30-10-2012 - Intern kristen medie-kamp om David Jang - som den genkomne Messias
Teologi

Christian Media Battle Over Controversial Figure
In the relatively calm seas of the Christian media, a storm has erupted between Christianity Today, arguably the mouthpiece of contemporary American evangelicalism, and the Christian Post, a smaller competitor. Læs mere - [Religion Dispatches]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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25-10-2012 - Flertallet af protestantiske præster støtter Romney
Politik - religion

, Majority of Protestant pastors back Romney, but many still undecided
Just 17 percent of Protestant pastors said they would vote to re-elect President Obama, with 57 percent favoring Romney and 22 percent undecided, according to a survey conducted by LifeWay Research. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom, protestantisk
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24-10-2012 - Vi er katolikker, førend vi er amerikanere
Politik - sækularisering

Archbishop Chaput: 'We are Catholics before we are Americans'
"We're Catholics before we're Democrats. We're Catholics before we're Republicans. We're even Catholics before we're Americans because we know that God has a demand on us prior to any government demand on us," he said in a new interview with the wire service. "And this has been the story of the martyrs through the centuries," Chaput [Archbishop, Philadelphia] said. "[Abortion] is a very serious issue that requires absolute adherence on the part of Catholics,".. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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24-10-2012 - Evangelikale miljøforkæmpere kan ændre det politiske billede
Politik - religion

, The rise of Evangelical environmentalists could reshape US elections
Neither Mitt Romney nor President Obama mentioned climate change in the presidential debates. Yet rising sea levels and rising frustration with the GOP's failure to protect the environment mean that the evangelical vote is not necessarily a sure thing for Republicans. Læs mere - [Christian Science Monitor]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom - evangelikal
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24-10-2012 - Ekskommunikerer lovgivere, der tillader homoseksuelt ægteskab
Politik - religion

, Bishops Excommunicate Lawmakers Who Legalized Abortion in Uruguay
As a consequence of passing legislation that would make Uruguay the second Latin American country to legalize abortion, Catholic bishops in Uruguay have excommunicated lawmakers that cast votes supporting the bill. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Uruguay - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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22-10-2012 - McGovern død 90 år gammel
Politik - religion

, George McGovern: Champion of the hungry
Born July 19, 1922, to a Methodist preacher's family in South Dakota, McGovern spent one year as a seminarian at Garrett Theological Seminary before completing his Ph.D. in history from Northwestern University. Deciding his calling was politics, not the ministry, McGovern, however, retained a deep sense of the Social Gospel throughout his political career. To him feeding the hungry was a Gospel imperative as well as integral to a civilized society. Læs mere - [United Methodist Church]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom, metodist
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22-10-2012 - Latinamerikas mormoner er den hurtigst voksende gruppe indenfor LDS
Udbredelse

, Latino Mormons: The LDS Church's Fastest Growing Group
Mitt Romney's presidential run has brought attention to the Mormon church. But there is a side to the religion that breaks from mainstream references like Broadway's "The Book of Mormon" or HBO's "Big Love" series. It's the church's international mix, especially fueled by its presence in Latin America and, especially, Mexico, which ties to Mitt Romney's own family ancestry. Læs mere - [The World]

Mexico - Wikipedia
Mormonisme
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19-10-2012 - Top-50: Evangelikale kvinder i amerikansk kirkeliv
Kirkens liv

, 50 Women You Should Know
We asked key leaders which Christian women are most profoundly shaping the evangelical church and North American society. This is who they picked. Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom - evangelikal
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19-10-2012 - Rowan Williams: Vi har ventet længe nok på at få kvindelige biskopper
Kirkeorden

, Women bishops: Enough waiting
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has begun a campaign to persuade General Synod members to back the new women bishops legislation when it returns to debate it next month. Læs mere - [Episcopal News Service]

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Kristendom, anglikansk
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19-10-2012 - Jødisk protest over amerikanske kirkers forbehold overfor Israel-hjælp
Politik - magtkritik

, Jewish and Christian groups at impasse over U.S. aid to Israel
At issue is an Oct. 8 letter that many Christian leaders - from the National Council of Churches, the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA) and other denominations - sent to Congress, asking that U.S. aid to Israel be re-evaluated in light of the Jewish state's alleged human rights violations. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

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19-10-2012 - Flere tror på aliens end på Gud
Sære ting - oddities

, Aliens More Popular Than God
An estimated 33.1 million people think that life exists on other planets, while only 27.5 million - less than half the country - believe there's a God. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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18-10-2012 - Paven støtter den ortodokse kirkes reaktion på The Pussy Riot
Politik - religion

, Russian Church was right to condemn Pussy Riot, says Pope
The Pope has backed the Russian Orthodox Church's tough stance against the punk band Pussy Riot who were controversially jailed for two years after staging an anti-Vladimir Putin protest in a Moscow cathedral, it was reported last night. Læs mere - [The Independent]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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18-10-2012 - Latino'er stemmer især Obama, men forskel på evangelikale og katolske
Politik - religion

Latino Voters Support Obama, But Catholics And Evangelicals Differ..
A new survey released Thursday shows that while Latino voters generally support the reelection of President Barack Obama by a wide margin over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, there are wide political divisions among the population's religious groups, such as Catholics and evangelicals. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom
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18-10-2012 - Angreb på kirker i Israel tilskrives israelske bosættere
Religionskonflikt

, Cycle of attacks on Holy Land churches continues
On Oct. 8, the St. George Romanian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem was targeted in a string of attacks on Christian Holy sites. Assailants threw stones, bottles, and garbage at the door of the church. This is the third such assault to have occurred over the course of one month. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

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Kristendom - jødedom
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15-10-2012 - Romney versus Obama - om etisk/religiøse spørgsmål
Politik - religion

Romney vs. Obama: Where They Stand on Religious Freedom
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both promised the American people that they will fight to preserve and uphold religious freedom in the country, but both have also faced sharp criticism for their stance on key religious issues. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom
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15-10-2012 - Danske Kirkes Råd: Statement fra Dansk-Arabisk dialogkonference
Religionsmøde - dialog

, The Copenhagen Commitment of Muslims and Christians
This dialogue was initiated at a conference in Beirut 1-3 May 2012, where the participants adopted a common statement on issues of faith in God, ethics, religious freedom and the role of religions across continents with a promise of commitment to promote a culture of tolerance and equity. In Copenhagen (28-29.september), we went a step further addressing the key question "How can we move beyond words towards a committed partnership between Muslims and Christians?" We discussed relations between people of different confessions in our local contexts and the necessity of appreciating one another and advocating the interests and the rights of each other. Læs mere - [Danske kirkers Råd]

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Kristendom - islam
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14-10-2012 - Mohawk-kvinde bliver helgenkåret
Kirkens liv

Mohawk woman to become Catholic saint
A Mohawk woman is set to ascend to sainthood in a ceremony at the Vatican's St-Peter Basilica next Sunday, 300 years after her death. Kateri Tekakwitha will become the first ever First Nations person from North America to be canonized.. - [Also see: New Native American saint Kateri Tekakwitha stirs mixed emotions] - Læs mere - [CBC]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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12-10-2012 - Apple logo'et blasfemisk?
Kirkens liv

Is Apple Promoting Original Sin? Orthodox Russian Activists Say Yes
Conservative Christians in Russia have started using crosses to replace Apple's iconic "bitten apple" logo, a move that could cause problems for Apple product sales as the mostly Orthodox nation's parliament weighs a blasphemy ban. Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

Rusland - Wikipedia
Kristendom, ortodoks
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11-10-2012 - Troens forsvarer eller forsvarer af tro
Religionsmøde - lige ret

, Is British Monarch 'Defender Of The Faith' Or 'Faiths'?
Prince Charles, has said he's planning a symbolic change if and when he becomes king by taking the title "Defender of Faith" or "Defender of the Faiths" to reflect Britain's multicultural and multifaith society. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]
That change would mean Charles would be the first monarch to not be the standard-bearer for Protestantism for the first time since Henry VIII famously broke from Rome to start his own church.

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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11-10-2012 - Paven markerer 50-året for Andet Vatikaner koncil
Kirkens liv

Pope marks 50th anniversary of Vatican II
Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday marked the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council - the church meetings he attended as a young priest that brought the Catholic Church into the modern world but whose true meaning is still hotly debated.
(See additional article: Vatican II Changed The Catholic Church -- And The world). Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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11-10-2012 - Kristen 16-årig arresteret for blasfemi, familiens bohave ødelagt
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Christian boy in Pakistan arrested for blasphemy
The boy, named by police as Ryan Stanten, is said to have forwarded a text message which allegedly contained offensive material on Tuesday. Læs mere - [BBC]
The following day an angry crowd ransacked his family home, setting fire to their belongings on the street.

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Islam - kristendom
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11-10-2012 - Billy Graham beder for præsidentvalget
Politik - religion

Billy Graham meets Mitt Romney
I hope millions of Americans will join me in praying for our nation and to vote for candidates who will support the biblical definition of marriage, protect the sanctity of life and defend our religious freedoms. [At a meeting with candidate Mitt Romney]. (See also a discussion on this engagement). Læs mere - [CNN]

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Kristendom
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10-10-2012 - Kristne accepterer at Gud spottes og hånes
Religionskritik

, Christians 'not offended' by Jesus jokes - poll
Although opinion was split on whether Britain should ever reinstate blasphemy laws, the largest group opposed the idea. Læs mere - [The Telegraph]
But when asked about their own faith, six out of 10 agreed it was possible to "demean, mock or insult" God without offending Christians

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Kristendom
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09-10-2012 - Synode om sekulariseringen og ny evangelisering
Sekularisering

, Pope Benedict XVI Confronts Secularism With Synod Of Bishops..
Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council revolutionized life inside the Roman Catholic Church, hundreds of bishops from around the world are gathered in Rome to confront an external threat: a mounting tide of secularization. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]
The Synod of Bishops on "New Evangelization" brings together 262 top church leaders ..

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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09-10-2012 - Protestanter ikke længere i flertal i USA
Udbredelse - kirkeretninger

, Survey: Protestants are no longer majority in U.S.
The Protestant population has declined from 53% of the U.S. population in 2007 to 48% this year, according to the survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, Læs mere - [Pew Research Center for the People & the Press]

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Kristendom
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09-10-2012 - 63 ex-katolske præster støtter homoseksuelle ægteskaber
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, 63 ex-Catholic priests in Washingon: We back gay marriage
Sixty-three former Roman Catholic priests in Washington state will announce on Thursday that they support Referendum 74, which would make Washington the nation's seventh state to legalize marriage between same-sex couples. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]
The stand comes as the state's four Catholic bishops intensify a campaign of pastoral statements and videos urging parishoners to vote against marriage equality.

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05-10-2012 - Youcef Nadarkhani's advokat i fængsel - iflg. dom på 9 år fra april
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

Iran frees imprisoned Christian, but arrests his lawyer
Mohammad Ali Dadkhah's sentence was upheld in April 2012, and on 29 September, he was called to prison to begin his sentence. [Wikipedia]..The sigh of relief felt several weeks ago when Iran decided not to execute a Christian pastor for converting from Islam was cut short when the human rights attorney who represented him was thrown into prison for representing unpopular clients, according to the American Center for Law and Justice. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Islam - kristendom
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05-10-2012 - Koptiske børn arresteret for blasfemi frigives
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Egypt releases Coptic children held in blasphemy case
A court in Egypt has ordered the release pending investigation of two Coptic Christian children detained on Tuesday for blasphemy against Islam. Læs mere - [BBC]

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Islam - kristendom
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05-10-2012 - Katolske højrefløjs udbrydere vil ikke anerkende Andet Vatikanerkoncil
Teologi

, No more talks with Catholic rebels: Vatican official
The Swiss-based SSPX [Society of Saint Pius] broke away from Rome in 1988 in protest against the 1960s Council reforms that replaced Latin with local languages at Mass, forged reconciliation with Jews and admitted that other religions may also offer a path to salvation. Læs mere - [Reuters]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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04-10-2012 - Kirkernes Verdensråd: Konference om økologi og fattigdom
Konferencer

, WCC conference probes sustainability crises
What are the connections between widespread poverty and ecology? Seventy-five scientists, activists, philosophers and theologians met Sept. 26-30 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete here to understand the intertwined dynamics of economic development and environmental sustainability. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

Grækenland - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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04-10-2012 - Ikke-kristne fængselspræsters kontrakter ophævet - kun kristne nu
Religionskonflikt

, Non-Christian prison chaplains chopped by Ottawa
The federal government is cancelling the contracts of non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons, CBC News has learned. Inmates of other faiths, such as Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jews, will be expected to turn to Christian prison chaplains for religious counsel and guidance, according to the office of Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, who is also responsible for Canada's penitentiaries. [Se also: Chaplains protest] - - Læs mere - [CBC]

Canada,Toronto - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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04-10-2012 - Hvide, unge evangelikale vil stemme på Romney
Politik - religion

, Young White Evangelicals Will Vote Romney, Poll Finds
The latest poll out of Public Religion Research Institute examines the political and religious attitudes of "younger Millennials," the 18-25 set. Do you remember a lot of fretting (from the conservative side) that younger evangelicals are drifting away from Republican orthodoxy? Or, (from the progressive side) that younger evangelicals are a potentially get-able voting bloc for Democrats? This poll dispels all of that. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Kristendom
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03-10-2012 - Kabbalaen formede med på mormonismen
Religionshistorie

, How kabbala shaped Mormon faith
Mormonism is a subject of fascination to Americans and the rest of the world. Its unusual sets of beliefs were widely discussed and studied long before U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney strode onto the national stage. Less well known and studied is the way the doctrine is shot through with kabbalistic beliefs. Læs mere - [Haaretz]

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03-10-2012 - Ingen moskeer uden for "muslimske områder?"
Religionskonflikt (Moskebygning)

, RUSSIA: No more mosques outside "Muslim areas"
While vast crowds flock to Moscow's few official mosques on major Islamic festivals, similarly fast-growing Muslim communities across Russia are experiencing state obstruction to new mosques just as acutely.. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

Rusland - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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02-10-2012 - Globalt religionsmøde i Assisi - i den hellige Frans' ånd
Religionsmøde

Global Gathering: In Assisi, Seeking Love And Forgiveness In The Shado
Swimming against a global tide of religious violence and political polarization, about 550 religious and humanitarian leaders met recently here in the birthplace of St. Francis to propose a new way forward: love and forgiveness. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]
The ambitious aim of the Sept. 19-23 "Global Gathering" was nothing short of putting those values to work in some of the most hate-filled and unforgiving places on Earth

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Kristendom
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01-10-2012 - Urbanisation and European Mission (Vista 11) Quarterly
Mission

, Urbanisation and European Mission
This issue of Vista deals with the topic of Urbanization in Europe. Yet rather than focus on a detailed analysis of the demographics we have given prominence to two theological treatments of the city. The first, by Ben Beckner calls for a missional theology of the city. The second by Robert Calvert, challenges us to believe again that the gospel is good news for the city, We are grateful to both of them for their call to "theologize" the city in Europe. Læs mere - [Vista]

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Kristendom
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01-10-2012 - Phillipinerne: Regeringen går imod kirkens modstand mod antikoncetion
Politik - sociale forhold

, Philippines defies church to push family planning
Philippine President Benigno Aquino is squaring off against his country's powerful Catholic church in a bid to give people free access to the means to limit the size of their families Læs mere - [Reuters]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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01-10-2012 - Kristne zionister bliver næsten jøder - støtter Israels politik
Religionsmøde

, Christian Zionists back Israel's risky policy
Christian Zionists increasingly act as if they were religious Jews until the End. They refer to the year 5773; many have changed their day of Sabbath from Sunday to Saturday; some have made aliya through the use of suspect Jewish ancestry.. [Jerusalem Post] Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Kristendom - jødedom
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01-10-2012 - Koptiske kristne flygter fra Sinai
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, http://www.assistnews.net/STORIES/2012/s12090162.htm
Most Christians living near Egypt's border with Israel are fleeing their homes after Islamist militants made death threats and gunmen attacked a Coptic-owned shop, a priest said on Friday, according to http://en.aswatmasriya.com with reporting by Yousri Mohamed and writing by Tamim Elyan. Læs mere - [Assistnews]

Ægypten - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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01-10-2012 - International Bulletin of Missionary Research - Oktober 2012
Missionsteologi

International Bulletin of Missionary Research - October 2012
Of the Content: Ivan Illich and Leo Mahon: Folk Religion and Catechesis in Latin America Todd Hartch - Da'wah: Islamic Mission and Its Current Implications Albrecht Hauser - Said's Orientalism and Pentecostal Views of Islam in Palestine Eric N. Newberg - Radio Missions: Station ELWA in West Africa Eric N. Newberg - Radio Missions: Station ELWA in West Africa Timothy Stoneman - My Pilgrimage in Mission Samuel Escobar ... Læs mere - [International Bulletin of Missionary Research]

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Kristendom
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01-10-2012 - ENI-News ophører med nyhedsformidling som hidtil pga manglende støtte
Udgivelse - Online

, ENInews suspends service, seeks further funding
We regret taking this step, but despite a massive reorganization, ENInews is feeling the effect of the deep cuts from its historic supporters as well as from non-payment by quite a number of subscribers" Læs mere - [Ecumenical News International]

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Kristendom
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28-09-2012 - Vanskeligheder med valg af efterfølger for Rowan Williams
Personalia og biografi

Church of England Committee Fails to Choose New Archbishop..
A 16-member committee has failed to agree on a successor to Dr Rowan Williams as the next Archbishop of Canterbury. Despite deliberating for a scheduled three days the group was unable to make a choice for the next spiritual head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Læs mere - [Christian Post]
It was hoped that the committee would be able to come up with two names - a "preferred candidate" and a "runner-up" - to send to the British Prime Minister and then the Queen for approval.

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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28-09-2012 - Kirkelig-teologisk konference om finanskrise
Politik - økonomi

Theologians and economists to join in push for new global financial sy
church-sponsored conference designed to generate ideas for a new international economic system is set to occur Sept. 29-Oct. 5 in Brazil. The conference opens at a time of growing concern about the impact of the financial crisis on humanity and the environment. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

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Kristendom
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27-09-2012 - Retsag i Ægypten: Blasfemi at sønderrive bibelen
Religionskonflikt

, Egypt to Hold Rare Blasphemy Trial for Man Who Tore Up Bible
In a rare exercise of its anti-blasphemy laws, an Egyptian court has decided to put on trial a radical Muslim blogger who tore pages of the New Testament Bible while attending protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo two weeks ago. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Islam - kristendom
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27-09-2012 - Ny FN doktrin om religion - fremsat af Barack Obama - i 5 punkter
Religionsfrihed

Obama at the U.N.: A new religion doctrine
President Obama on Tuesday (Sept. 25) gave a forceful speech at the United Nations, in which he challenged much of the world's assumptions about free speech and religion. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]
Here are five points from his address, which together, add up to as close to an Obama Doctrine on Religion as we've seen. (See also Vatican Walks A Fine Line On Trying To Combat Blasphemy In UN

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27-09-2012 - Manden bag anti-islam video arresteret
Religionskonflikt

, Man behind anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims' arrested
The Egyptian-American man reportedly behind the anti-Islamic video that sparked weeks of Muslim protests worldwide was arrested and detained here Thursday (Sept. 27) over a federal probation violation. Læs mere - [Washington Post]
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a 55-year-old Coptic Christian and onetime gas station owner, was placed in federal custody by U.S. Central District Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne Segal over eight alleged probation violations stemming from his 2010 check fraud conviction

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Kristendom - islam
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25-09-2012 - Matthew Wine - meget set YouTube-video: - Homoseksualitet ikke synd
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Matthew Vines: Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality
the first part in a three-part series that will feature both sides of the debate on the Bible and homosexuality. Following Matthew Vines' interview will be responses from evangelical theologians, and finally, guest contributions from Christians who have chosen not to engage in homosexuality and those who don't believe a gay lifestyle conflicts with the Bible. See also the video: (Here) Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom
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24-09-2012 - Protestantiske kirker i Caribien og Sydamerika mødes om fattigdomskamp
Politik - sociale forhold

, Latin American and Caribbean Lutheran churches discuss challenges
A regional meeting of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Bolivia's eastern city of Santa Cruz assessed how churches emerging from contexts of strong social, economic and political crises can be a prophetic voice of hope amidst massive impoverishment, violence and inequality. Læs mere - [Ecumenical News International]

Bolivia - Wikipedia
Kristendom, protestantisk
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24-09-2012 - Fanget mellem Ånden og ægtemand
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Caught Between the Spouse and the Spirit
Brazilian women find support and new roles at charismatic churches. Their husbands don't like it. Whom will they choose? Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

Brasilien - Wikipedia
Kristendom, pentecostal
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21-09-2012 - Hinduer, kristne, muslimer i bøn for Afrikas elefanter og næsehorn
Politik - miljø

Can religion save Africa's elephants and rhinos?
Standing before a pile of charred elephant ivory as dusk covered the surrounding savannah, Christian, Muslim and Hindu religious leaders grasped hands and prayed. Let religion, they asked, help "God's creatures" to survive. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Kenya - Wikipedia
Flere religioner
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21-09-2012 - Den lutherske kirke i Mardan nedbrændt på grund af antimuslimsk film
Religionskonflikt

, Church torched in Mardan
Armed with clubs and sticks, the angry protesters torched the building of the Sarhadi Lutheran Church. They ransacked furniture and equipment in the offices of mobile phone companies, a courier firm and the Mardan postgraduate college. [Founded by the danish missionary Jens Christensen for Danish Pathan Mission - editors note]. Læs mere - [Dawn.com]

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Islam - kristendom
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20-09-2012 - Som skrevet af Dan Brown: "Jesus sagde til dem: Min kone.."
Teologi

, http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=5944
In a surprise announcement that seemed scripted by the novelist Dan Brown, a Harvard professor revealed an ancient scrap of papyrus on 18 September that purports to refer to Jesus' wife. Læs mere - [Ecumenical News International]
The so-called "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" presents a dialogue between Jesus and his disciples, said Karen King, a well-respected historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School... (Vatican: Jesus's wife papyrus denounced by Vatican newspaper as a clumsy fake

Schweitz - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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20-09-2012 - Religiøs ufrihed og religiøse fjendtligheder i vækst
Religionskonflikt

Rising Tide of Restrictions on Religion
Among the world's 25 most populous countries, Egypt, Indonesia, Russia, Burma (Myanmar), Iran, Vietnam, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nigeria stand out as having the most restrictions on religion as of mid-2010 when government restrictions and social hostilities both are taken into account. Brazil, Japan, Italy, the United States and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have the least restrictions and hostilities. Læs mere - [Pew Research Center for the People & the Press]

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19-09-2012 - Den russisk ortodokse kirke anerkender ikke længere Folkekirkens dåb
Økumene

, Orthodoxy disallows DK baptisms
"We do not officially recognise Danish or Swedish baptism," says Archpriest Dimitry Sizonenko, the Patriarchate's secretary for inter-Christian relations. "The practice whereby someone is accepted without being re-baptised will be impossible for us, as homosexual relationships are a sin in Orthodox theology," Læs mere - [Politiken]

Danmark - Wikipedia
Ortodoks, russisk
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19-09-2012 - Bevæger de katolske biskopper sig mod det republikanske parti?
Politik - religion

Are Catholic Bishops Moving Toward The GOP?
A series of recent developments are renewing questions about the Catholic bishops' alignment with the Republican Party, with much of the attention focusing on comments by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, who said he "certainly can't vote for somebody who's either pro-choice or pro-abortion." Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom
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18-09-2012 - Orthodoks deacon støtter the Pussy Riot
Kirkens liv

, Orthodox Russian deacon stands up for anti-Putin rock band
Sergei Baranov keeps his clerical robes hanging neatly in his closet, but he believes he will never again be allowed to wear them inside a Russian Orthodox Church. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]
Baranov, who had led a quiet life as a deacon in the small city of Tambov, became an Internet celebrity last month when he asked to be defrocked in an open letter to the Moscow patriarchate, saying he was outraged by the church's stance against three members of the punk band Pussy Riot.

Rusland - Wikipedia
Kristendom, ortodoks
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15-09-2012 - Præsidentkandidaterne udfordret af kirkeledere til svar om fattigdom
Politik - sociale forhold

, Leaders of the Circle of Protection coalition asked both the...
For more than a year, leaders of Christian communions and agencies have come together to form a "Circle of Protection" around funding for programs that are vital to vulnerable people in the United States and around the world. Leaders of the Circle of Protection coalition asked both the presidential candidates to create videos explaining their plans to protect the most vulnerable. Check out their responses. [Videos] Læs mere - [NCC - Poverty Initiative]

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Kristendom
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14-09-2012 - Debat om og reaktioner på drab ved ambassade og islamvideo
Religionskonflikt

, Debate and reactions on the attack on the US Embasy and on the video
A Survey: The news sources have been abundant with references to reactions, commentaries and so on - usually you can pluck one and continue finding new angels. Here are several - enough to get a general survey - as presented by World Wide Religous News - september 13 - 14. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

global - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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12-09-2012 - David Jang - Kristus kommet igen?
Organisation og ledelse

The Second Coming Christ Controversy: More Leaders Speak Out
As the Southeast Asia representative for David Jang's organizations-pastor of his churches, proprietor of his businesses, and editor of his Christian news website-Edmond Chua believed that Jang was a new Christ, a messianic figure establishing the kingdom of God on earth. Læs mere - [Christian Today]

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Kristendom - evangelikal
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10-09-2012 - Når fjenden er yderligtgående venstre, højre og feminister..
Økumene

, Joint Orthodox-Pentecostal patrols proposed to guard church property
On Aug. 27, Russia's largest and busiest Protestant union, the 400.000-member-strong "Associated Russian Union of Christians of Evangelical-Pentecostal Faith" (ROSKhVE), lofted the unusual proposal that inter-confessional patrols guard church property. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]
In mid-August, radical leftists, rightists and feminists had sawed down or felled outdoor Orthodox crucifixes in Russia and Ukraine.

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Kristendom
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10-09-2012 - Kritik af behandlingen af religøse minoriteter i Shri Lanka
Religionskonflikt

Evangelical alliance criticizes treatment of religious minorities
.."Christians are not the only ones to be attacked like this. Earlier, mosques have been attacked. Such attacks by the majority community on minorities do not bode well for Sri Lanka," Yogarajah said. Sinhala-speaking Buddhists account for nearly 70 percent of Sri Lanka's 20 million people while ethnic Tamil speaking Hindus account for 15 percent of the population. Christians and Muslims equally comprise the remaining 15 percent. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

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08-09-2012 - Yusef Nadarkhani løsladt fra iransk fængsel
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

Iranian Christian pastor released from jail
Youcef Nadarkhani, 35, was released from prison on Saturday and reunited with his family.. Nadarkhani was arrested in October 2009 for converting at the age of 19 to Christianity from Islam, his parent's religion. Although he insisted he was never a practising Muslim, Iran considers the religion of a child to be that of his father. Those who convert to other religions risk arrest or even execution for apostasy. Læs mere - [The Gaurdian]
In 2010, Nadarkhani was sentenced to death after being found guilty of apostasy, a conviction upheld by a supreme court in 2011. Iran's penal code does not have a definitive ruling for apostasy and the judge often refers to the Sharia law for such cases.

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05-09-2012 - Ny bestemmelse af MISSION fra Kirkernes Verdensråd
Missionsteologi

, Together towards life: mission and evangelism in changing landscapes
Proposal for a new WCC Affirmation on Mission and Evangelism Læs mere - [World Council of Churches (WCC)]
Submitted by the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME): Together towards life: mission and evangelism in changing landscapes

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05-09-2012 - Nonne, forkæmper for de fattiges ret, støtter Obama
Politik - sociale forhold


Sister Simone Campbell will get what may be the biggest media platform of her life on Wednesday night, when she addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. But the Catholic nun already has plenty of star power... Læs mere - [CNN]

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05-09-2012 - Kirkelukninger og aktivitetsforbud -i Lounan
Religionskonflikt

, Christian Summer Camp in Shaanxi Banned; More Churches .. Shut down
Police raided and broke up a summer camp organized by a house church in Lounan county, Shaanxi province, confiscating church property and hauling off the organizer to a police station for questioning. In Guangdong province, more house churches in the town of Huangjiang, in Dongguan were shut down by the authorities. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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03-09-2012 - WCC: Centralkomiteen diskuterer erklæring om enhed
Økumene

Central Committee discusses statement on unity
According to the statement, the church is a "foretaste of the new creation", called to be a "sign to the whole world of the life God intends for all". The church is hailed as an instrument for "spreading the good news of God's kingdom of justice, peace and love." Læs mere - [World Council of Churches (WCC)]

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30-08-2012 - Ægteskabsløfte: Skal kvinden adlyde eller underkaste sig manden?
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Sydney Anglicans accused of sexism over new marriage vows
An Australian Anglican diocese has been accused of sexism over proposed new marriage vows requiring a wife to "submit" to her husband. Introduced as an alternative to the traditional vows that use the word "obey," the wording is expected to be considered at the Sydney diocese's synod in October. Læs mere - [Episcopal News Service]

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30-08-2012 - Nyt "Mission Statement" for Kirkernes Verdensråd
Økumene

, WCC statement invokes new understanding of mission
The first ecumenical affirmation of mission since 1982, invoking a new understanding of mission and evangelism amidst a changing world and ecclesial landscape, has been presented to the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Læs mere - [World Council of Churches (WCC)]

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30-08-2012 - Jehovas vidner - og muslimske kvinder - fængsles for terrorisme
Religionskonflikt

, One month in prison, another to follow
Jehovah's Witnesses Igor Yefimov and Aleksei Nikolaev, arrested in Chuvashia on 26 July, have been ordered held in continuing pre-trial detention until late September. "This is the first time in contemporary Russia that a court has ordered any of our people to be held in detention simply because they are Jehovah's Witnesses,"..three local Muslim women are due to go on trial on 6 September on "extremism"-related criminal charges. "We're not extremists - indeed, we're against extremism and against violence," Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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29-08-2012 - Kirkeødelæggelser og vold i Mombasa
Religionskonflikt

, Frustrated by lack of protection, Kenyan churches sue government
More than 14 churches have been attacked in Kenya since April, most recently in this week's violence in Mombasa. Church leaders are suing to force the government to defend them. Læs mere - [Christian Science Monitor]

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29-08-2012 - Det lutherske Verdensråd hjælper syriske flygtninge i Jordan
Flygtningehjælp

, Lutheran federation to assist Syrian refugees in Jordan
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) said on Aug. 29 that it is joining efforts to respond to the growing influx of Syrian refugees in Jordan who are fleeing fighting between government and opposition forces in their home country. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

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28-08-2012 - Nonne forlader kloster for at kæmpe for fattiges ret til jord
Politik - sociale forhold

, Indian nun lives with indigenous people to defend land rights
Her superiors were disappointed and even the bishop in her diocese resisted when Sister Anima Pushpa Toppo left her convent in India to live with her fellow indigenous people to help them fight for land rights. "During His ministry, the Lord Jesus had always lived with people. He also didn't worry about who would shelter or feed Him as He went around serving and ministering to people," the 49-year nun of the Medical Mission Sisters told ENInews. Læs mere - [Queensland Churches Toghether]

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27-08-2012 - Ærkebiskop i Aleppo flygter til Libanon
Religionskonflikt

Aleppo archbishop flees to Lebanon: Vatican radio
The Melkite Greek Catholic archbishop of Aleppo has fled to Lebanon and his offices in the war-ravaged city have been looted, Vatican media said on Monday, amid fears over the fate of Christian minorities Læs mere - [The Daily Star]

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26-08-2012 - Den skotske, katolske kirke fortsætter kamp mod homo-vielser
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Catholic church in Scotland steps up campaign against gay marriage
A letter criticising the Scottish government for supporting plans to legalise gay marriage will be read out in all of the country's Catholic parishes on Sunday...The Scottish government has said it is right to introduce same-sex marriages, but has stressed no clergy would be forced to carry them out. Læs mere - [The Gaurdian]

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24-08-2012 - Usikkerhed om rækkevidden af religionsfriheden i ny grundlov
Religionsfrihed

, How far will new Constitution protect freedom of religion..
Turkey's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission (AUK), in drafting a new Constitution, has been considering the provision protecting the right to freedom of religion or belief. However, the political parties represented on the AUK have not reached a consensus on this. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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24-08-2012 - Kardinals velsignelse af det republikanske konvent vækker kritik
Politik - religion

Cardinal Timothy Dolan's GOP convention blessing prompts debate
The news that New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the nation's most prominent Catholic prelate, will deliver the closing blessing to the Republican National Convention in Florida next week was seen as a huge coup for Mitt Romney, the party's presumptive nominee. But the move has also prompted a sharp debate within the church over the increasingly close ties between leading bishops and the GOP. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]
"The cozy relationship between a sizable portion of U.S. bishops and the Republican Party should be cause for concern, and not just among progressive Catholics," Michael O'Loughlin wrote in a post on the website of America magazine, a leading Catholic weekly published by the Jesuits.

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22-08-2012 - Venskabskirke USA - Palæstina
Kirkens liv

Virginia congregation hosts Palestinian partners for fellowship..
For nearly eight years, Grace Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Va., has had an interest in the Middle East, especially Israel/Palestine. This summer, that interest led to a time of partnership, outreach and fellowship for American and Palestinian teens. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]
Grace Presbyterian's Middle East Working Group grew out of a class on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict taught at the church in 2004. With help from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s World Mission office, the group formed a partnership with sister congregations in the West Bank - St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Nablus

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22-08-2012 - Canadisk kirkes boycott af israelske varer vækker vrede
Politik - magtkritik

, United Church blasted over Israel resolution
The lack of recognition of Israel as a Jewish state in the United Church of Canada's final resolution affirming a partial boycott of Israeli goods has raised the ire of Jewish and Christian critics. Læs mere - [National Post]
On Friday, the church's general council, meeting in Ottawa, gave final approval to a boycott of Israeli goods coming out of the occupied territories. How the boycott would work has still to be determined.

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22-08-2012 - Buddhisme i Vest: Selv Bill Clinton praktiserer meditation
Religionsmøde - ny åndelighed

Buddhas in the West: Even Bill Clinton Turns Toward Meditation
Buddhism made a blip in the news early this month when the Times of India, and other major media outlets, citing an unnamed source, reported that Bill Clinton has turned to Buddhism for mental and physical well-being. The former U.S. president went as far as hiring a Buddhist monk to teach him the arts of meditation. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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20-08-2012 - Undersøgelse: Megakirkegudstjenestedeltagelse er som at være på stof
Kirkens liv

Does megachurch 'high' explain their success?
Maybe religion really is the opiate of the masses - just not the way Karl Marx imagined. Læs mere - [Washington Post]
A University of Washington study posits that worship services at megachurches can trigger feelings of transcendence and changes in brain chemistry - a spiritual "high" that keeps congregants coming back for more.

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20-08-2012 - Første kvinde som leder for den brasilianske, lutherske kirke
Kirkeorden

The ecumenical movement must expand its commitment to women
As the National Council of Christian Churches of Brazil (CONIC) celebrates its 30th anniversary, the event has been marked by the appointment of the Rev. Romi Mrcia Bencke, its first woman general secretary, elected in August. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

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17-08-2012 - Dommen over Pussy Riot Band
Politik - magtkritik

, Russian judge finds Pussy Riot members guilty; prison time possible
A judge found three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot guilty of hooliganism on Friday, in a case that has drawn widespread international condemnation as an emblem of Russia's intolerance of dissent. The judge said the three band members "committed hooliganism driven by religious hatred" and offended religious believers. The three were arrested in March after a guerrilla performance in Moscow's main cathedral calling for the Virgin Mary to protect Russia against Vladimir Putin.. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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17-08-2012 - Den russiske kirke taler for mildhed overfor The Pussy Riot
Politik - religion

, Russian church urges state to show 'mercy' to Pussy Riot
"Without subjecting the rightfulness of the court's decision to any doubt, we call on the state authorities to show mercy to the people convicted within the framework of the law, in the hope that they will refrain from repeating blasphemous actions." Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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17-08-2012 - Den polske, katolske kirke og den russiske, ortodokse forsones
Økumene

Russian Orthodox and Polish Catholic Church heads aim to reconcile
"We call upon our faithful to pray for the forgiveness of injustices and all the wrongs committed against one another," said the text. "The events of our common, often difficult and tragic history sometimes raise grievances and accusations that do not allow old wounds to heal." Læs mere - [The Telegraph]

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16-08-2012 - Japansk katolsk kloster bliver "grønt" kloster
Politik - miljø

, Japanese Catholic monastery practices an ecological way of life
From the style of their buildings to the method of their gardening, the residents of the Roman Catholic Miura Monastery near Tokyo practice an ecological way of life they call "living in the grace of creation." Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

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15-08-2012 - Flere ateister i de fleste lande viser Gallupundersøgelse
Statistik

, Atheism Rises, Religiosity Declines In America
The poll, called "The Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism," found that the number of Americans who say they are "religious" dropped from 73 percent in 2005 (the last time the poll was conducted) to 60 percent. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]
http://redcresearch.ie/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/RED-C-press- release-Religion-and-Atheism-25-7-12.pdf

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13-08-2012 - Succes-kristendom almindelig på det afrikanske kontinent
Lærespørgsmål -succes, rigdom, fattigdom

, 'Prosperity gospel' attracts many African Christians
Pastor Tony Egbe of Nigeria's Redeemed Christian Church of God said church is not a place where every problem will be necessarily solved... Læs mere - [Ecumenical News International]

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11-08-2012 - Vil de syriske kirker overleve?
Religionskonflikt

, Can Syria's Christians Survive?
A century ago, the Levant supported a population that was perhaps 20% Christian. Now it is closer to 5%. Syria today hosts vibrant, if dwindling, communities of various ancient sects: Syrian Orthodox, Syrian Catholics, Greek Orthodox, Greek Catholics and Armenian Orthodox. Læs mere - [The Wall Street Jounal]
But Syria's Christian communities are being severely tested by the uprising that has racked the country for more than a year...

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09-08-2012 - Stadig vold i Nigeria - mod kirker, ved moskeer
Religionskonflikt

Nigeria: New Attacks in Central Nigeria Worry Church Leaders
In the mosque attack, news reports said the armed men came in a van chanting Islamic songs before they attacked some Muslims who were holding tafsir (a Ramadan lecture) at the Central Mosque in Okene. Two of the dead were soldiers who were on surveillance duty. Læs mere - [All Africa Conference of Churches]
In the church incident, armed men entered Deeper Life Bible Church on 7 August and fired at worshippers. Church leaders have pleaded for increased security in places of worship. Anglican Archbishop Nicholas Okoh of Nigeria urged the government to protection all Nigerians. He condemned the attacks, called for improved strategies to fight the violence and urged Christians to desist from acts that would worsen the situation.

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08-08-2012 - Muslimske og kristne ledere appelerer om lighed i Ægyptens grundlov
Religionsmøde - dialog

, US Muslim, Christian Leaders issue statement urging Writers of ..
Today the Arab American Institute (AAI) releases a statement co-endorsed by leaders of the American Muslim and Coptic Christian communities. The statement, organized by AAI, is supported by Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), longest serving Arab American member of Congress and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first American Muslim member of Congress. What prompted the statement was the group's concern with the drafting of the new Egyptian Constitution. "Just as we have stood together to combat religious and ethnic intolerance in America, we are unified in our support for equal rights for all across the Arab World," said AAI president Jim Zogby. "This is especially important now as Egypt is writing its Constitution." Læs mere - [The Message of Islam]

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08-08-2012 - Jøder, kristne og muslimer fordømmer drab på sikher i tempel
Religionskonflikt

, Faith groups condemn shootings at Wisconsin Sikh temple
A broad spectrum of U.S. religious groups -- Christian, Jewish and Muslim -- are condemning killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that authorities described as an act of "domestic terrorism." Læs mere - [Ecumenical News International]
The gunman, Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old U.S. Army veteran, killed six people and injured three others on 5 August at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin

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07-08-2012 - Luthersk kirke: Statslig seksualundervisning skal være sand, men er OK
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Lutherans: Sex education in Costa Rica should be based on facts
"Our church considers human sexuality to be a gift from God, which is to be exercised responsibly by each person, according to his or her own sexual orientation, but always in the context of respect for dignity, freedom and responsibility among people," wrote Bishop Melvin Jimenez in a letter to the court. Læs mere - [Anglican Journal]
The Lutheran Church's opinion is contrary to other churches in the country, which have spoken in opposition to the nationally-mandated program designed to be taught in schools.

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07-08-2012 - Feministisk systemkritik af forholdet stat og kirke i Rusland
Politik - religion

Closing Statement at the Pussy Riot Trial
Closing statement:..Our sudden musical appearance in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior with the song "Mother of God, Drive Putin Out" violated the integrity of this media image, generated and maintained by the authorities for so long, and revealed its falsity. In our performance we dared, without the Patriarch's blessing, to combine the visual image of Orthodox culture and protest culture,.. Læs mere - [chtodelat news (en blog)]

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07-08-2012 - Den engelske kirke sælger deres aktier i Rupert Murdochs mediekoncern
Kapitaltransaktioner og sammenhænge

, Church of England sells News Corp shares in phone-hacking protest
The church first raised concerns about the News of the World's "reprehensible and unethical" conduct more than a year ago, and had been trying to force News Corp into improving its corporate governance Læs mere - [The Gaurdian]

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04-08-2012 - Betydningen af Obamas holdning til homoseksualitet vil vokse
Politik - religion

, Black Pastor: Gay Marriage Issue Will Increase in Importance..
A black pastor who is part of a conservative group that announced the launching of a nationwide effort against President Barack Obama's support for same-sex marriage has stated that the issue is "only going to increase" in importance. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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03-08-2012 - Kristne i Gaza i oprør over tvungen konversion
Religionskonflikt - konversionsspørgsmål

, Gaza Christians upset over "forced conversions"
The small Christian community of Gaza is in a state of uproar and has held an uncommon public protest against the Islamic Hamas government over what they say are forced conversions of two Christians in recent weeks. Læs mere - [Anglican Journal]

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02-08-2012 - Få amerikanere bruger Facebook i kontakten med deres kirke
Statistik

Few Americans Use Social Media to Connect With Their Faith Communities
Nearly half (45%) of Americans report using Facebook at least a few times a week, but few Americans incorporate technology into their practice of worship. Among Americans who attend religious services at least a few times a year, roughly 1-in-10 (11%) report posting status updates on their Facebook page or other social networking site about being in church. Læs mere - [Public Religion Research Institute]

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31-07-2012 - Lad ikke succeshistorier i sig selv være mål
Mission

Don't look for God among the success stories
We worry about churches closing and losing members, Yaconelli said. We worry about what we are doing wrong and why God has blessed the other churches that are growing. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]
"We have no idea what God is doing in the world right now," Yaconelli declared. We should leave the big picture to God, he added. "Our job is the small picture - just love your neighbor." Yaconelli left his listeners with two bits of advice: First, he said, "You have to let go of everything that is killing you - and yes, I'm talking about committees."

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31-07-2012 - Kyllinge-business, bibel og rette ægteskaber for Gud og mennesker
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Chick-fil-A Controversy
Chick-fil-a [an American fast food restaurant chain] has come under intense pressure lately after its President and Chief Operating Officer Dan T. Cathy told Biblical Recorder in early July he is "guilty as charged" for supporting traditional marriage as the Bible outlines it. However the controversy has simmering since last year. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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30-07-2012 - Bodsmøde efter kirke havde nægtet at ægtevi sort par
Kirkens liv

, Crystal Springs unites after church's rejection of black Mississippi..
What drew Crystal Springs into that spotlight was the decision to refuse to allow a black couple, Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson of Jackson, to get married in the city's predominantly white First Baptist Church where they had been attending services. Læs mere - [Clarion Ledger]

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19-07-2012 - Første kvindelige, anglikanske biskop i Afrika
Kirkeorden

First female Anglican bishop for Africa elected
The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) yesterday made history by appointing the first female Anglican bishop on the continent. Læs mere - [Anglican Communion News Service]
The Revd Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya, 61, became the bishop-elect of Swaziland and the first woman bishop in any of the 12 Anglican Provinces in Africa. It is thought she is only the second bishop elected in a mainline church on the continent.

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17-07-2012 - Præst støtter at bibelundervisning forsvinder fra skolen
Sekularisering

, Anglican leader calls for an end to Bible study in schools
St Matthew in the City Reverend Clay Nelson has joined the atheist run-Secular Education Network in a bid to get the religious education programme out of the country's primary and secondary schools. Læs mere - [One News]
Nelson said the programme is an imposition on the human rights of children as it restricts the freedom of other religions which is protected under the Bill of Rights.

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17-07-2012 - Kirkeshopperne: Hvad går de efter?
Kirkens liv

, Church Shoppers: What Are They Looking For?
Church shoppers come with a lot of different expectations. Parents of young children look at the nursery and programs for young children. Singles may come looking for social events for their age. Business people have been known to come looking for church directories for a list of new contacts. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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13-07-2012 - Debat om omskærelse: Merkel støtter retten til omskærelse
Religionsfrihed

, Angela Merkel backs circumcision right after German ruling
"Circumcision carried out in a responsible manner must be possible without punishment." European Jewish and Muslim groups had criticised a Cologne court ruling. Læs mere - [BBC]

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Kristendom - andre religioner
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12-07-2012 - Tro, flag og identitet (International Bulletin of Missionary Research)
Missionsteologi

, Faith, Flags, and Identities (IBMR issue)
Editorial - other featured articles: Change and Continuity in American Protestant Foreign Missions - Changes in African American Mission: Rediscovering African Roots - The Sister Church Phenomenon: A Case Study of the Restructuring of American Christianity Against the Backdrop of Globalization - Theology and Ecumenism: A New Online Focus Læs mere - [International Bulletin of Missionary Research]

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12-07-2012 - Lærere vil ikke underskrive den katolske kirkes troskabserklæring
Kirkeorden

, Arlington Diocese parishioners question need for fidelity oath
The Arlington Diocese, which includes nearly a half-million Catholics across northern and eastern Virginia, is one of a small but growing number that are starting to demand fidelity oaths. The oaths reflect a churchwide push in recent years to revive orthodoxy that has sharply divided Catholics. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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12-07-2012 - I et Frankrig mistænksomt overfor religion får evangelikale indpas
Udbredelse - kirkeretninger

, In a France suspicious of religion, evangelicalism's message..
Charisma Church near Paris gets 6,000 attendees most Sundays. A 'friendlier' style and search for purpose are among reasons people say they're drawn to evangelical worship. Læs mere - [Christian Science Monitor]

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12-07-2012 - Amerikanerne tillid til organiseret tro/religion lavest nogensinde
Statistik


Forty-four percent of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in "the church or organized religion" today, just below the low points Gallup has found in recent years, including 45% in 2002 and 46% in 2007. This follows a long-term decline in Americans' confidence in religion since the 1970s. Læs mere - [Gallup]

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11-07-2012 - Den katolske kirkes betydning i Polen i aftagen
Statistik

, The Catholic Church's Fading Influence in Poland
(Jan Puhl, Der Spiegel): Some 95 percent of all Poles still say that they are Catholic. Yet loyalty to the church is waning. Even the conservative Catholic publicist Tomasz Terlikowski estimates the true number of devout Catholics at little more than 20 percent. "We Poles like to proclaim our Catholicism," he says, but the reality looks quite different. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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04-07-2012 - Senatorer advarer kirken mod boycott af israelske varer
Politik - religion

, Canadian senators warn United Church over Israel boycott
A group of nine senators has warned the United Church of Canada that it could spark a rift with the Jewish community if it approves the boycott of goods from Israeli settlements in occupied lands. Læs mere - [The Globe and the Mail]
The senators, all United Church members and from both the Conservative and Liberal parties, have waded publicly into a controversial issue before it comes to a vote in mid-August.

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04-07-2012 - "Affordable Care Act" er en fjende af friheden under Gud

Bishop's July 4 call: God grants freedom, not government
today Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput brought theological fireworks in a bell-ringing homily on the Affordable Care Act as an enemy of freedom under God. Læs mere - [USA Today News]
For two weeks now, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has pounded the drums for religious freedom from every available platform.

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01-07-2012 - 15 dræbt ved angreb på kirke i Kenya
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Kenya police: church attacks kill 15, wound 40
Gunmen killed two policemen guarding a church, snatched their rifles and then opened fire on the congregation from inside and out on Sunday, killing 15 people and wounding 40, security officials said Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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29-06-2012 - Andelen af evangelikale i Brasilien vokser voldsomt
Statistik

Ratio of evangelicals in Brazil jumps 44% in 10 years
The number of evangelical Christians s in Brazil, the world's largest Catholic country, has soared over the last decade, from 15% of the population in 2000 to to 22% of the population in 2010, according to a report issued on Friday. Læs mere - [CNN]

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25-06-2012 - Katolske biskopper i kampagne for religiøs frihed
Politik - tro

, Catholic bishops launch religious liberty campaign
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a two-week crusade against what it calls the federal government's violations of its religious liberty...In recent months, the U.S. Catholic Church has expressed concern over the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' proposed contraception mandate, which requires insurance companies for Catholic-affiliated institutions such as hospitals and universities to provide free contraceptive coverage - including, the church says, sterilizations and drugs that could cause abortions - to employees, in violation of Catholic teachings on social issues. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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25-06-2012 - Højsteret giver søgsmål mod kors på statslig krigskirkegård ret
Sekularisering

Supreme Court clears way for California cross remova
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling that a large Christian cross as part of a war memorial in California violated the constitutional ban on government endorsement of religion. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Kristendom
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22-06-2012 - Prominent ateistisk blogger konverterer til katolicismen
Konversion

Prominent atheist blogger converts to Catholicism
Atheist blogger says: at the heart of her decision were questions of morality and how one finds a moral compass. "I had one thing that I was most certain of, which is that morality is something we have a duty to," Libresco told CNN in an interview this week, a small cross dangling from her neck. "And it is external from us. And when push came to shove, that is the belief I wouldn't let go of. And that is something I can't prove." Læs mere - [CNN]

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20-06-2012 - Lutherske Verdensforbunds møde 2012 i Bogota - Resolutions
Konferencer

, LWF resolutions - Bogota 2012
See index with links: On Rio+20 and Financial Transaction Tax. Call for strong implementation of Rio+20 - On the Middle East. Call for end to violence in Syria and for peace talks in the Holy Land - Læs mere - [The Lutheran World Federation]
LWF Governance Appeals for Stronger UN Presence in Central America. Council raises concerns about keeping violence from spreading - LWF Council Condemns Attacks on Freedom of Religion in Nigeria. Lutheran communion's prayers urged for churches and people of Nigeria - LWF Council Calls for Lutheran Communion Solidarity with Colombia.Inclusive dialogue a prerequisite for sustainable and just peace ..

Colombia - Wikipedia
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18-06-2012 - Leder for USAs nonner: Vatikanet bør ikke anse kritik for oprør
Teologi

Nuns' leader decries church environment of fear
The leader of the group representing most American nuns challenged the Vatican's reasons for disciplining her organization, insisting that raising questions about church doctrine should not be seen as rebellion. Sister Pat Farrell, president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, said Monday that Catholics should be able to search for answers about faith without fear. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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18-06-2012 - Biskop idømt samfundstjeneste i forbindelse med OWS-demonstration
Politik - tro

Bishop, priest convicted of trespassing in Occupy demonstration
Bishop Packard: It's pretty sad. I mean, this is what our church has come to. You don't have enough pledging units to sustain many places. So we depend on the cash flow of corporate investment. It's a caricature of what the gospel is." Læs mere - [Episcopal News Service]

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15-06-2012 - Udskydes beslutning om kvindelige biskopper i England?
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, New row could set women bishops plan back five years
..senior figures in the Church are now bracing themselves for the possibility that the measure could collapse altogether after the current bishops inserted a last-minute concession to traditionalists. Læs mere - [The Telegraph]
The Church has struggled for many years to agree a way of ordaining women bishops while enabling those who object to the female authority on doctrinal grounds to stay within it.

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Kristendom, anglikansk
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14-06-2012 - Hovedfokus på evangeliet, ikke frelsen
Teologi

Evangelicals Should Be Gospel Centered, Not Salvation Centered..
"The Gospel of salvation has produced what I call a 'salvation culture' - a culture marked by who's in and who's out. So a very strong sense of 'we are the in group and others are the out group.' ... A 'Gospel culture' is a culture shaped by following Jesus, by living under Jesus as King. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom - evangelikal
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12-06-2012 - Katolsk lederkonference for kvinder truet med udskiftning
Kirkeorden

, Vatican official warns of 'dialogue of the deaf' with LCWR
Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, floated the possibility that should the LCWR not accept the reforms outlined in an April 18 assessment, the result could be decertifying it in favor of a new organization for women's religious leaders in America more faithful to church teaching. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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08-06-2012 - Retspålæg: Fototgraf må ikke nægte at dække homo-vielser
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Photographers to Appeal Decision Forcing Them to Cover Gay Marriage
A New Mexico court has upheld a ruling that it is illegal for Christian photographers to refuse their services to same-sex couples because of their faith, arguing that it would be discriminating against a person's sexual orientation. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom
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08-06-2012 - Mormoner aktive for homoseksuelles rettigheder
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Mormons Take Even More Activist Message to DC Pride March
A spokesman: I want to demonstrate as well that Mormons are willing to stand up for fairness. We are not foes. And we're not a monolith. Mormons have all sorts of different views about LGBT issues.. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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08-06-2012 - Danmark tillader vielse af homseksuelle i kirken
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Denmark Passes Bill Allowing Same-Sex Weddings at Church
Denmark, which stands as the first country to allow gay couples to enter into civil unions in 1989, will now be allowing homosexuals to have full wedding ceremonies at church. The Scandinavian region is known for being highly gay friendly.. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom
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04-06-2012 - Strid om "ny calvinisme" - om prædestination, ubetinget nåde..
Teologi

, So. Baptists Divided Over Calvinism; Debate 'Salvation' Document
[expressed concern over the increasing role and influence of the "New Calvinism" - characterized by an aggressive insistence on the "Doctrines of Grace" (Total depravity, Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistible grace, and Perseverance of the saints) Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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04-06-2012 - Bombe sårer og dræber uden for kirke i Nigeria
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Car Bomb Kills, Injures Dozens At Nigerian Church
A suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden car into a row of Nigerian churches during Sunday morning services yesterday, killing at least 10 and wounding more than 30. The attack at Living Faith Church in Bauchi, which also damaged neighboring Harvest Field Church.. Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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Islam - kristendom
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31-05-2012 - Kirkernes Verdensråds første møde i Kina - med medlemskirke som vært
Konferencer

World Council of Churches to hold first meeting in China
This is the 51st meeting of the CCIA (Commission of the Churches on International Affairs). The meeting will be a historic event as it is the first time since the inception of the WCC [in 1948] that an international ecumenical gathering will take place in China, and will be hosted by a WCC member church in China," said Mathews George Chunakara, director of the CCIA. Læs mere - [Episcopal News Service]

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Kristendom
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30-05-2012 - Volden mod kristne fortsætter i Nigeria
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Violence Continues in Nigeria as Akinola Criticizes President
Jos, Nigeria - In Nigeria's Plateau state, Christian leaders said more Christians have died at the hands of Muslim extremists than the 35 that the military reported thus far in May. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Kristendom - islam
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30-05-2012 - Den ortodokse kirkes rolle i den kritiske, økonmiske situation
Politik - sociale forhold

, In Greece, church's tangled ties with government raise questions
With this Mediterranean nation's finances on life support, some here have turned to the church for spiritual succor. Others say the government needs its cold, hard cash. The Greek Orthodox Church has long been not just a religious force but also an economic one, with a stake in the Greek National Bank, landholdings second only to the Greek government and a clergy bankrolled by the state. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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Kristendom, ortodoks
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27-05-2012 - Sorte, bøsser og kirken
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Blacks, Gays And The Church
If public perceptions and pundits are to be believed, black churches are overwhelmingly against same-sex marriage. Except, it's not true. Læs mere - [NPR]

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Kristendom
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24-05-2012 - Koptisk vrede over livstidsdom over kopterer og frifindelse af muslime
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Egypt's Christians Outraged By Court Ruling
Many rights groups criticized the verdict as being "unbelievable" and "extremely harsh" towards the Copts. All the Muslims defendants, "who torched at least 56 Coptic homes, as well as businesses and barns, were acquitted.. Læs mere - [Assyrian International News agency]

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Kristendom - koptisk
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24-05-2012 - Globalt indeks over teologisk uddannelse - institutioner og personer
Teologi

, Online directory for theological institutions launched
A Global Theological Education Survey started by the Ecumenical Theological Education program of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in partnership with other organizations is under way, and will result in the launch of a web based global directory of theological institutions. The directory will increase the exchange and dialogue among theological educators around the world. It builds on an existing online resource and will cover a much larger number of entries than previous efforts. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

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Kristendom
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24-05-2012 - Ateist: bibeluddeling OK for at undgå reduceret moral-skriftforståelse
Kultur

Richard Dawkins, Famed Atheist, Supports Free Bibles In School
"People who do not know the Bible well have been gulled into thinking it is a good guide to morality," Dawkins writes. "The surest way to disabuse yourself of this pernicious falsehood is to read the Bible itself." Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom
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24-05-2012 - Afstemning om kvindelige biskopper nærmer sig
Kirkeorden

, Church of England nears vote on women bishops
The Church of England paved the way on Thursday for a final vote on women bishops to go ahead in July, but supporters angry at last-minute concessions to traditionalists who favour an all-male clergy immediately threatened to scupper it. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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23-05-2012 - SAT-7 - Tyrkiet får ny direktør
Mission

New SAT-7 TRK Executive Director to Oversee Channel Expansion
Melih is well known across Turkey and has appeared in many TV serials, and starred in several movies. For 14 years he was also a well-known radio broadcaster, and then helped to found the first private television channel in Turkey, KANAL 6. Regarding the transition from a secular career to ministry, Mr. Ekener said, "I am excited, because I will be able to help broadcast the truth of Christianity to many using the knowledge and experience God has given me... Læs mere - [Sat7]

Tyrkiet - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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23-05-2012 - Har Obamas godkendelse af homoægteskab øget afro-amerikaneres støtte?
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Are More Black Voters Embracing Obama's Endorsement of Gay Marriage?
The new poll of 1,004 adults was released Wednesday and reveals that 59 percent of African-Americans say they back same-sex marriage, up from 41 percent in combined ABC/Post polls this spring and last summer. Also, 65 percent of African-Americans support Obama's new position. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom
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21-05-2012 - Sammenhængen med medier, folkelig opinion og religiøs frihed
Religionsfrihed

, CHINA: The media, popular opinion and religious freedom
The links between violations of freedom of religion or belief in China and state media policies and practices need to be analysed, Forum 18 News Service notes. It is difficult to demonstrate a causal linkage, not least due to a lack of reliable information. But the available evidence suggests a link between the state media's encouragement of popular indifference or hostility towards religious matters and the state's repression of religious freedom. Self-censorship in the Chinese media reflects the cautious attitude displayed by state officials. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

Kina - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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18-05-2012 - Sudan lukker kristne hjælpeorganisationers kontorer
Religionskonflikt

, Sudan Shuts Down Christian Aid Groups' Offices Without Explanation
The offices of the Sudan Council of Churches (SCC) and the offices of relief organization Sudan Aid, both in the Darfur region, have reportedly been closed down by the Sudanese government without warning. Observers suspect Sudan's reported war on religious minorities, specifically Christians, may have been motivation for the closures. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Islam - kristendom
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18-05-2012 - Protestantiske kirker i Frankrig forenes
Økumene

France will have new denomination with Protestant merger
The Reformed Church of France (ERF) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of France (EELF) are merging to form the United Protestant Church of France. The new entity will be a reality after the churches' synods meet May 17-20 Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

Frankrig - Wikipedia
Kristendom, protestantisk
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18-05-2012 - De arktiske kristne får den første komplette Inuit-bibel
Bibelsyn - lære - etik og moral

, Arctic Christians get first complete Inuit Bible
The Bible is by far the most translated book in history. Portions of the Old and New Testaments have been translated into more than 2,500 languages. According to United Bible Societies, the complete Bible has been rendered into 469 tongues as of 2010. Add Inuktitut to that list. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]
[KirkenUpdate, Editors note: Is that true? : BIIBILI (Bibelen på grønlandsk) http://old.bibelselskabet.dk/grobib/web/bibelen.htm

Canada,Toronto - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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17-05-2012 - Vanskeligheder for "markedsføring" af martyr - kætter eller ortodoks?
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

Marketing Martyrs: Does Iranian Pastor's Theology Impact Advocacy...
Moeller and other religious-freedom leaders are split on whether Nadarkhani is an orthodox or heretical Christian. But they all affirm that his situation merits advocacy regardless. "We've used [Nadarkhani] as a bellwether for what's happening to hundreds of people in Iran," said Moeller. "For us, the issue of faith is not a theological one. We're not involved in supporting people or advocating for their freedom only if they believe the right way." Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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Kristendom
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17-05-2012 - Sorte kristne begår synd, hvis de støtter Obama
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Black Christians in an 'Adulterous' Relationship With Obama..
a group of black ministers calling themselves the Coalition of African-American Pastors, many of whom represent the nation's fifth largest denomination, the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), are holding a press conference in Memphis, Tenn., to call on Obama to denounce his position on same-sex marriage. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom
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16-05-2012 - Kritik af vestens forhold til oprindelige folk
Mission - kritik

Presiding bishop issues pastoral letter on Doctrine of Discovery
Western Christian religious authorities settled competitions over these conquests by dividing up the geography that could be claimed among the various European nations. These religious warrants led to the wholesale slaughter, rape, and enslavement of indigenous peoples in the Americas, as well as in Africa, Asia, and the islands of the Pacific, and the African slave trade was based on these same principles Læs mere - [Episcopal News Service]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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15-05-2012 - Blair måtte ikke velsigne sit land - "Dette er ikke USA"
Sekularisering

God Bless Britain! How Tony Blair wanted to end his speeches with Amer
He famously didn't do God while in power. Læs mere - [Daily Mail]
But Tony Blair has revealed he had once wanted to finish a speech while he was Prime Minister with 'God bless Britain' - until concerned aides told him 'this is not America'.

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Kristendom
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10-05-2012 - Homseksuelle præster risikere heksejagt som følge af synodebeslutning
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Gay clergy could face witch-hunt if Church of Ireland..
A controversial motion to be put to the Church of Ireland's General Synod stating that only sex within marriage is "normative" could lead to a "witch-hunt" against gay clergy, campaigners have said. Læs mere - [Belfast Telegraph]

Irland - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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10-05-2012 - Demografi og sekularisering
Sekularisering

, Demography and the Future of Secularism
Fifty years from now, will Western societies be more religious, or more secular? Many informed observers cite survey data which shows that Americans and Europeans are moving away from organized religion; the future, they say, will be a secular one. In a new essay in The American -- the online journal of the conservative American Enterprise Institute -- demographer Eric Kaufmann argues against that narrative Læs mere - [Boston.com]

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Kristendom
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10-05-2012 - "De kristne til Beiruth, alawitterne i kiste!"
Religionskonflikt

, Christians in Syria live in uneasy alliance with Assad, Alawites
Hani Sarhan is a Christian who says none of his relatives works with the regime of Bashar Assad or has anything to do with it. "But what we heard from (the protesters) at the beginning of this revolution saying, 'Christians to Beirut, Alawites to the coffin,' started us thinking about the real aim of this revolution," he said. "So from this point of view, fearing for my life, I declared my support for President Assad." Læs mere - [USA Today News]

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09-05-2012 - Reaktioner på Obamas holdning til homoseksuelt ægteskab
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Obama's gay marriage support riles religious conservatives..
U.S. President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage on Wednesday outraged conservative Christian leaders, who vowed to use it as an organizing tool in the 2012 elections, but the move is also activating the liberal base, raising big questions about who gains and loses politically. Læs mere - [CNN]

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Kristendom
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09-05-2012 - Davids bøn mod Goliath om magten over oliefelter
Politik - tro

, Church leaders defend Philippines in dispute with China
"The Philippines is a nation of Davids. But we must flex our prayer and worship muscle against the giant Goliath. China has warships, but we have the power of worship,".. Læs mere - [Ecumenical News International]

Filipinerne - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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08-05-2012 - "Occupy Faith"- gruppe arrangerer pilgrimsvandring
Politik - tro

, Occupy Faith members announce a new pilgrimage to Canterbury
"We believe that faith groups are a progressive force for change and are instrumental in highlighting the economic and social inequalities that exist today. We hope that all communities will support this initiative." Læs mere - [Ecumenical News International]

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Kristendom
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04-05-2012 - Vatikanets kongregation for ret tro advarer katolske kvindelige ledere
Teologi - feministisk

The Inquisition of Today and U.S. Women Religious
Once again, we watch dumbfounded as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith directs a "doctrinal assessment of" or a "calling attention to" or the "punishment of" those who, according to the CDF, break away from the proper observance of Catholic doctrine. Only this time, the CDF is not pointing an accusatory finger at a person, but rather at an institution that brings together and represents more than 55,000 women religious in the United States-namely, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, known by its acronym LCWR. Læs mere - [99brattle]

Brasilien - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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04-05-2012 - Forbindelser mellem afrikansk traditionel tro og kristendom
Teologi

, Links between Christianity and African traditional religion
Scholar and theologian John Samuel Mbiti details how African peoples imagine and relate to God in all aspect of their lives. "African culture is built and relayed largely on oral (and symbolic) tradition. My book . is a minute scoop from that tradition," Mbiti told ENInews, adding that it is a window into the richness of the African understanding of God. Læs mere - [Ecumenical News International]

Kenya - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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04-05-2012 - Al-Qaedaleder anbefalede mission i et religiøst svækket Irland
Mission - fra ikke-kristne

, Al-Qaeda sought to bring Islam to Ireland as problems with Catholic..
Prior to his death, al-Qaeda ring-leader Osama bin Laden was urged by Adam Gadahn, the American al-Qaeda spokesman, to consider reaching out to the Irish population in hopes of getting them to convert to Islam. The Irish population's disenchantment with the Catholic Church.. Læs mere - [Irish Central]

Irland - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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03-05-2012 - Metodistkirken vil ikke acceptere uenighed om homseksualitet
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Methodists Strike Down Amendment to 'Agree to Disagree' on Homosex..
The United Methodist Church's General Conference, the denomination's top legislative body, voted Thursday by a 61 percent majority against adopting an amendment that would have altered language declaring homosexuality as sinful in official church doctrine. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom, metodist
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03-05-2012 - En fælles dansk-arabisk udtalelse fra muslimer og kristne
Religionsmøde

, A joint statement between Muslims and Christians
With a common voice across cultural and religious differences, the participants agreed on the following message: 1. Christians and Muslims confess faith in God the one Creator. This faith constitutes a common space for further dialogue. 2. We agree that the different conceptions of God/Allah should not be a source of distrust. 3. We agree that the deep love of God compels us to love every human being and to respect his or her opinions and rights irrespectively of his or her faith or political conviction.. [7 statements] Læs mere - [Danske kirkers Råd]

Libanon - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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02-05-2012 - Metodistkirkerne støtter stadig investering i Israels besatte områder
Politik - religion

, United Methodists reject calls for divestment from Israel-related..
United Methodists twice rejected measures on Wednesday (May 2) that called for the denomination to divest from companies accused of contributing to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.."Of course we care about the Palestinians, and what they've been through," the Rev. Bob Long, a delegate from Oklahoma, said during Wednesday's debate. "But we also care about the Israelis and what they've been through." Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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Kristendom
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30-04-2012 - Kirker angrebet i Kenya
Religionskonflikt

Churches attacked in Kenya, Nigeria
..With church centers coming under increased threat since Kenyan troops entered Somalia last October in pursuit of the militants, Gathanju said churches have been reviewing their security, including increased screening of vehicles and people arriving at worship.. Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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Kristendom
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30-04-2012 - Global undersøgelse: graden af tro på Gud
Demografi

, Belief: Report Measures Countries With Highest And Lowest Strength
The researchers found that countries with high belief tend to be Catholic societies, especially in the developing world, with the United States, Israel and Cyprus being noteworthy exceptions. Countries with low belief tend to be ex-Socialist states and countries in northwest Europe. The paper in its entirety can be accessed here. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Flere
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26-04-2012 - Presbyteriansk kirke, Texas, indfører velsignelse af homoseksuelle par
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Montrose Episcopal church will offer same-sex blessings
"While I long for the day when there will be full marriage equality in the Church and in the State, I consider this a very important step in that process," said the Rev. Lisa Hunt, rector at St. Stephen's, in a letter to parishioners. "St. Stephen's has an opportunity to witness to the action of God in our midst in the lives of couples in our community." Læs mere - [www.chron.com]

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25-04-2012 - Den russisk-ortodokse krise i spirituel krise i følge kritikere
Kirkens liv

, Russian Orthodox Church is in spiritual crisis, critics say
..a vivid portrait of a church that some critics say is undergoing a spiritual crisis. Kirill's public support of Putin in the country's recent presidential election, as well as a scandal over a $30,000 wristwatch that appeared in a photo of the patriarch - and then mysteriously disappeared - have raised alarms that the church is out of touch with ordinary Russians, and too cozy with the nation's leaders. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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25-04-2012 - Bibelskole angrebet i Khartoum
Religionskonflikt

, Global Christian leaders denounce attack on Sudan Presbyterian Church
Global Christian leaders are condemning the destruction on April 21 of the Sudan Evangelical Presbyterian Church Bible School in Khartoum, an incident that occurred amidst escalating hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan. Nearly 500 people, said to be members of a fundamentalist Islamic group, attacked the church compound in the West Gerief district of the Sudanese capital, burning Bibles and destroying and looting property. The attack has since increased fear among Christians in the north. Læs mere - [The Christian Century]

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24-04-2012 - Menighed dyrker grøntsager på kirkens tag i New York
Kirkens liv

, Big impact in the Big Apple
For many first-time visitors to Metro Baptist Church, it might take a few moments before they realize they are standing in the middle of a sanctuary... Læs mere - [Faith and Leadership]

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Kristendom, baptist
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24-04-2012 - Ahmahdi-muslimer nu, metodister dernæst?
Religionskonflikt

, Ahmadi Muslims closed down everywhere, Methodist congregation next?
Also threatened by Land Inspectors is a small Methodist Church in Taldykorgan near Almaty. The owner of the home where the Church meets was fined by Land Inspectors in April for using her private home for worship. The Pastor told Forum 18 that he is now afraid that his Church will be closed down. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Kazakhstan - Wikipedia
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23-04-2012 - Stor presbyteriansk kirke forlader hovedorganisationen
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Sparked by acceptance of gay ministers, First Presbyterian bolts..
In an historic vote Sunday morning, the largest Presbyterian church in Colorado voted overwhelmingly to leave its governing body and join a new, more conservative denomination Læs mere - [Gazette.com]

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23-04-2012 - Privilligeret eller forfulgt?
Politik - religion

Is Russia's Orthodox Church privileged or persecuted?
The Russian Orthodox Church's ties with the government are facing push back. Church leaders have decried recent incidents, including a punk band's protest inside a church. Læs mere - [Christian Science Monitor]

Rusland - Wikipedia
Kristendom, ortodoks
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23-04-2012 - Muslimer brænder kirke i Sudan
Religionskonflikt

, Muslim Mob Burns Catholic Church in Sudan
A Muslim mob set ablaze a Catholic church frequented by Southern Sudanese in the capital Khartoum, witnesses and media reports said on Sunday. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Sudan, Khartoum - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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23-04-2012 - Church of England, Cornwall: Der skal undervises i hedenskab
Religionsmøde - lige ret

Cornish Teachers Should 'Explore' Paganism, Church of England Says
Teachers in Cornwall have been told by the Church of England to celebrate all Cornish beliefs in school, including "exploring" Paganism, over fears some families are being marginalised. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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18-04-2012 - Evangelikales nye forståelse af omvendelse og frelse
Kirkens liv

, The New Conversion: Why We 'Become Christians' Differently Today
It is not be an overstatement to say that evangelicals are experiencing a "sea change"-a paradigm shift-in their understanding of conversion and redemption, a shift that includes the way in which they think about the salvation of God, the nature and mission of the church, and the character of religious experience. (Article by Gordon T. Smith) Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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17-04-2012 - USA: 50% mener at bibel, koran og mormons bog rummmer samme sandhed
Religionsmøde

, Half of All Americans: Bible, Quran, Book of Mormon Hold Same Truth
An in-depth study released by the Barna Group on behalf of the American Bible Society found that 50 percent of Americans believe the Bible, Quran and the Book of Mormon hold different expressions of the same truths. The survey also found .. Læs mere - [The Christian Post]

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17-04-2012 - Trods kommende værtskab for Melodi Grand Prix: religiøs undertrykkelse
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, AZERBAIJAN: Religious freedom survey
Ahead of Azerbaijan's hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest, Forum 18 News Service notes that freedom of religion or belief and related human rights such as the freedom of expression and of assembly remain highly restricted Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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17-04-2012 - Første internationale kongres .. for oprindelig folk
Politik - religion

I International Congress of Indigenous Constitutional Law in the Chaco
Methodist bishop Etchegoyen, who is Argentinean and founder and current Co-President of the Human Rights Permanent Assembly (ADDH) and member of the World Council of Churches (WCC), will speak on "The Challenge of Our Time." Læs mere - [ALC]

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Kristendom
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16-04-2012 - Terrorgrupper har til mål at rense Somalia for kristne
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Terror group aims to rid Somalia of Christians
Somalia's Islamist terror group al Shabab wants to rid the Muslim country of all Christians and is specifically targeting Christian converts from Islam according to CBN. Al Shabab recently joined with al Qaeda and wants Sharia law implemented in the country. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Somalia - Wikipedia
Islam - kristendom
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13-04-2012 - Tidligere ærkebiskop: Kristne forfølges af retssystemet
Religionskonflikt

Britain's Christians are being vilified, warns Lord Carey
Christians are being "persecuted" by courts and "driven underground" in the same way that homosexuals once were, a former Archbishop of Canterbury has warned. Læs mere - [The Telegraph]

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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13-04-2012 - Efter Shenouda III'død valfarter koptiske kristne igen til Jerusalem
Spiritualitet (troens liv og former)

Egyptian Christians defy church ban and travel to Jerusalem
For many Copts, visiting the Holy Land, and Jerusalem in particular, is one of the most meaningful acts of faith they can perform. Some liken it to the pilgrimage to Mecca that Muslims are obligated to make at least once in their lives if they can.But for the past three decades, very few Copts have made the journey because of the ban by Pope Shenouda III. Shenouda imposed the ban to protest Egypt's 1979 peace agreement with Israel, saying Christians shouldn't visit Israel until it makes peace with the Palestinians. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Kristendom - koptisk
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12-04-2012 - Falske omvendelser er kirkeligt selvmord
Konversion

False Conversions Are the Suicide of the Church, Pastor Warns
Mark Dever, senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., told some 8,000 ministers Tuesday at the Together for the Gospel conference that he fears there are thousands, if not millions, of people in churches who are not truly converted. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom
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12-04-2012 - Den anglikanske kirke stadig delt i spørgsmålet kvindelige biskopper
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

Australia's church still divided over women's ordination
Australia's Anglican Church has its third female bishop, Genieve Blackwell, but her March 31 consecration was boycotted by her archbishop, Sydney's Peter Jensen, a strong opponent of women clergy . ..Over 30 women have been elected or appointed bishops in the Anglican Communion, out of over 870 bishops worldwide. Læs mere - [Anglican Journal]

Australien - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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11-04-2012 - Overgreb på religiøs ret rammer muslimer, kristne og hinduer
Religionskonflikt

, Continuing freedom of movement bans
Among other violations are bans on exit visas for Muslims who have passed the stringent state approval procedures for going on state-organised pilgrimages, bans on Muslims joining waiting lists for these pilgrimages, bans on individual Christians and Jehovah's Witnesses leaving the country, and bans on Hare Krishna devotees and Christians entering the country. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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11-04-2012 - Fælles "pagt" i den anglikanske kirke synes død
Økumene

, 'Covenant' to bind Anglican Communion appears dead
A proposed "Covenant" aimed at ensuring unity across the worldwide Anglican Communion appears to have failed, leaving the world's third-largest Christian body facing an uncertain and likely fragmented future. The covenant, born of an idea in 2004 to try to set boundaries in belief and practice for the Communion's 40 members churches, appears dead after a majority of dioceses within the Church of England voted to reject it. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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10-04-2012 - Sct. Thomas i MALAYATTOOR mål for million-påskepilgrimsvandringer
Spiritualitet (troens liv og former)

Holy Week draws pilgrims to St. Thomas shrine in India
Though Malayattoor attracts pilgrims throughout the year, several million climb the 1,900-foot hill to the shrine during Holy Week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Over a million arrived on Good Friday alone, causing a traffic jam that extended to the national highway 12 miles away. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

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Kristendom
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10-04-2012 - De fleste immigranter i Canada er kristne
Udbredelse

, Immigrants remaking Canada's religious face in surprising ways
The majority of Canada's immigrants - six in 10 - are Christians. That's an even higher ratio than across the planet, where Christians make up five in 10 of those moving permanently to new countries (as well as the largest immigrant group in Europe).. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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07-04-2012 - Sultan tilskriver religiøs uvidenhed de voldelig konfrontationer
Religionsmøde - dialog

, Sultan Attributes Violence to Lack of Education
The Sultan of Sokoto, Dr Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, said in Sokoto on Monday that lack of education was the root cause of violence in the country. Abubakar spoke while receiving the President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue in the Vatican, Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran, who paid him a visit in his palace in Sokoto. He said people were not knowledgeable enough about their religions and as such took issues in the negative. According to him, our people do not know the similarities between Islam and Christianity due to lack of education. Læs mere - [All Africa Conference of Churches]

Nigeria - Wikipedia
Islam - kristendom
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05-04-2012 - Fastholder forbud mod kvindelige præster og advarer mod ulydighed
Kirkeorden

Pope reaffirms ban on women priests, assails disobedience
Benedict, who for decades before his 2005 election was the Vatican's chief doctrinal enforcer, delivered an unusually direct denunciation of disobedient priests in a sermon at a morning Mass on Holy Thursday, the day the Church commemorates the day Christ instituted the priesthood. Læs mere - [Reuters]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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04-04-2012 - To lutherske verdensorganistioner om evt. fælles reformationsfejring
Økumene

, Global Lutheran Bodies to Explore Common Commemorations of Reformation
Representatives of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the International Lutheran Council (ILC) highlighted in their meeting this year the need to continue conversations about common commemorations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Læs mere - [Lutheran World Federation]

Schweitz, Geneve - Wikipedia
Kristendom -luth.-evangel.
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04-04-2012 - Obama: påskefrokost med meditation over lidelse
Politik - religion

Obama hosts Easter prayer breakfast with meditation on suffering
President Obama hosted his third annual Easter prayer breakfast at the White House on Wednesday (April 4), saying that Jesus' suffering and sacrifice during Holy Week puts the travails of his own life in perspective Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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Kristendom
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04-04-2012 - Liberale muslimer i Østrig vil bygge kristen kirke i Saudiarabien
Religionsmøde islam-kristendom

, Liberal Austrian Muslims counter radical Islamists
A group of liberal Austrian Muslims are seeking to counter a recent call by the Saudi grand mufti to "destroy all the churches" in the Gulf region by promoting the construction of a church in the fundamentalist Islamic country that bans Christian houses of worship. Læs mere - [EuropeNews]

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Islam - kristendom
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04-04-2012 - Antijulekrybbeaktivist og ateist omvendt og vil være præst
Konversion

Atheist Activist Becomes Christian After Believers Show Him Compassion
Now this former atheist says he's not only a Christian, but he also wants to become a pastor. Greene plans to either join a nearby liberal congregation or may even start his own chapter of the Rainbow Baptists, an outreach ministry of The Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists that supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. He says he feels strongly that homosexuality is acceptable in Christianity, [Readers of KirkenUpdate will remember: (The Nativity Stays!) Læs mere - [The Christian Post]

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Kristendom
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04-04-2012 - 17-årig tre års fængsel for forhånelse af islam på facebook
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

Egypt jails Christian student to three years in jail for insulting Isl
An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a 17-year-old Christian boy to three years in jail for publishing cartoons on his Facebook page that mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohammad, actions that sparked sectarian violence. Læs mere - [Reuters]

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Kristendom - islam
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03-04-2012 - Voksende dialog mellem kristne og buddhister takket være uddannelse
Religionsmøde - dialog

, CHRISTIANS AND BUDDHISTS: INCREASING DIALOGUE THROUGH EDUCATION
Today, more and more in classrooms all over the world, students belonging to various religions and beliefs sit side-by-side, learning with one another and from one another. This diversity gives rise to challenges and sparks deeper reflection on the need to educate young people to respect and understand the religious beliefs and practices of others, to grow in knowledge of their own, to advance together as responsible human beings.. Læs mere - [Vatican Information Service]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - buddhisme
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02-04-2012 - Ekstremisters forsøg på at opbygge anti-islamisk netværk møder protest
Religionskonflikt

, Far-right groups seek to build anti-Islamic network, meet protest
Aarhus, Denmark - Far-right anti-Islam activists struggling to throw off the shadow of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik gathered in Denmark on Saturday, but met a protest many times bigger. The rally was attended by a few hundred far-right activists from Nordic countries, Britain, France, Germany, Poland and elsewhere to try to form a European-wide anti-Islamic movement. Læs mere - [Reuters]

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01-04-2012 - International Bulletin, april: Mission i Korea
Udgivelse - Online

, International Bulletin, april: Korean Missions: Beyond the Obvious
Content: Korean Missions: Beyond the Obvious. J. Nelson Jennings. - Korean Protestant Christianity: A Missiological Reflection. Joon-Sik Park. - Korean Church, Fullerton, California: Mission from the Margins Læs mere - [International Bulletin of Missionary Research]
Wonsuk Ma. - Toward a Broader Role in Mission: How Korean Americans' Struggle for Identity Can Lead to a Renewed Vision for Mission. S. Steve Kang and Megan A. Hackman. - Lessons from Korean Mission in the Former Soviet Region. John McNeill. - Missions from Korea 2012: Slowdown and Maturation. Steve Sang-Cheol Moon. - The Second Text: Missionary Publishing and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. David N. Dixon. - A "New Breed of Missionaries": Assessing Attitudes Toward Western Missions at the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. F. Lionel Young III. - My Pilgrimage in Mission. Joseph G. Donders

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30-03-2012 - Protestant valgt som borgmester i større russisk by (Tolyatti)
Politik - religion

, Protestant elected mayor of major Russian city
For the first time ever since the days of the Tsars, a Protestant has been elected mayor of a major Russian city.."United Russia" (Putin's party) attempted to stir up sentiment against the country's religious minorities. In Tolyatti it portrayed itself as "the fatherland's savior from sinister and ominous foreign powers." Posters up around the city portrayed Tolyatti's Orthodox cathedral awash in bright colors beside the local Baptist church in dark greys, resting below a hovering black raven. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

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Kristendom
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29-03-2012 - Troens forår på Cuba?
Politik - religion

Analysis: Springtime in Cuba?
This week's three-day visit to Cuba by Pope Benedict marked another milestone in the Roman Catholic Church's cautious efforts to expand its role in the communist-run island. Havana's Cardinal Jaime Ortega called it a "Springtime of faith." Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Cuba - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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29-03-2012 - Kirkelig konference om fred i Sydsudan
Konferencer

WEA to Host South Sudan Tribal Peace Conference
Under the sponsorship of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), Bishop Elias Taban of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) proposes a tribal Peace Conference between the Murle, Lou Nuer and Dinka Bor tribes to be held in Yei, South Sudan on April 1-3, 2012. Læs mere - [Mica Hetwork]

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Kristendom
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29-03-2012 - Homoseksuel præst - tidligere udelukket af ELCA - valgt som kirkeleder
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

Openly Gay Pastor Chosen as Leader of Large Lutheran Church in Minn.
An openly gay Atlanta pastor previously removed from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and later reinstated has now been voted in by an overwhelming majority to the role of senior pastor at the biggest Lutheran church in Saint Paul, Minn. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom -luth.-evangel.
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28-03-2012 - Kristne demonstrerer - for og imod "Obamacare"
Politik - religion

Christians Rally on Both Sides of Health Care Debate
The politically liberal Christians, concerned about access to health care for the less fortunate, prayed for the court to uphold the law. Politically conservative Christians, concerned about the law's infringement upon individual liberty, asked that the law be struck down. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom
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27-03-2012 - Forbudt i New York: Dinosaur, evolution - og fødsselsdag
Videnskab og tro

, New York City Department of Education Bans References To Dinosaurs To
The New York City Department of Education has barred the use of "Dinosaur" on tests to avoid upsetting people who believe creationism. Putting aside the fact that creationists do not deny that dinosaurs existed, the decision is to bar the use of a reference to an entire species because a fact might insult religious sensibilities. Læs mere - [Jonathan Turley Blog]

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Kristendom
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26-03-2012 - Jordens salt. Mission fra de marginaliserede i verden
Mission

'Mission from the margins' explored at CWME event
Participants in the World Council of Churches' Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) pre-assembly event bring conconcerns of the marginalized, including women, young people, Dalits, indigenous peoples and other minorities into the heart of the debate about mission and evangelism. On March 23, the event here focused on the theme "Mission from the margins: Salt for earth." Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

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Kristendom
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26-03-2012 - Adventist kirken i stort evangeliserings fremstød i Brasilien
Mission - arbejdsmåder

Adventist Church president leads thousands in massive Brazilian outrea
Before the start of a massive March 24 evangelistic outreach in So Paulo, Brazil's largest city, Pastor Ted N.C. Wilson, General Conference president, had encouraging words: "Everyone can be part of God's remnant church." Speaking to a congregation of 2,000 at the So Paulo Adventist University Center (UNASP) Church - with another 5,000 to 6,000 viewing a broadcast at other locations -- Wilson said he planned to join thousands of church members that day in distributing what turned out to be 4 million copies of The Great Hope, an outreach book based on The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White, a pioneering co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist movement. A total of 25 million books are to be distributed throughout the South American Division in one day.. Læs mere - [Adventist News Network]

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25-03-2012 - Voldsom vækst af kristne i Iran
Mission - vækst

, Growth of Christianity in Iran 'Explosive'
Despite the Iranian government's ongoing crackdown of Christians living in the primarily Islamic country, the number of Muslims converting to become Christians is growing at an explosive rate, according to the persecution watchdog group Open Doors USA. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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23-03-2012 - Kirken frygter etnisk udrensning af kristne i Homs
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Church fears 'ethnic cleansing' of Christians in Homs, Syria
The Syrian Orthodox Church is worried about "an ongoing ethnic cleansing of Christians" in the embattled city of Homs, reports Agenzia Fides, the official Vatican news agency. Anti-government militants have expelled 90% of Christians in Homs and confiscated their residences by force, said Fides, citing a note sent to the agency by the Syrian Orthodox Church. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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23-03-2012 - Kirkeledere fra "Syd" understreget parnterskabs nødvendighed
Mission - gensidig

Church leaders stress partnership as Christianity grows in global Sout
"We acknowledge that the growth of Christianity in the global South (Africa and Asia) is the result of the success of the North's mission and evangelism work," the Rev. Opoku Onyinah of the Pentecost Bible College in Ghana...Our partnership with churches in the North is needed more than ever as we are called to also to help re-evangelize them," Tobias told ENInews. According to the Vatican, he said, "we are expected to send some of our missionaries to the North." Læs mere - [Ecumenical News International]

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Kristendom
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22-03-2012 - Kirkens vanskelige balancegang i Cuba
Sekularisering

, Church's Uneasy Balancing Act
Just in the past few days, with a visit here by Pope Benedict XVI looming, the Rev. Roberto Betancourt has witnessed firsthand the difficult position Cuba's Roman Catholic Church finds itself in as it wields its newfound influence but still struggles to fill its pews. Læs mere - [New York Times]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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21-03-2012 - Religionsmøde: Evangelikale og muslimer
Religionsmøde

, Evangelicals and Muslims: Where Do We Begin?
Evangelical leaders on the forefront of establishing relationships with Muslims in the United States admit they face unprecedented challenges. For Christians, the question remains - how do fruitful relationships between people from the two dramatically different faiths begin? Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom - islam
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21-03-2012 - Kirkelig venstrefløj uddanner talsmænd for kvinders ret til abort
Etik - abort

Progressive group starts training pro-abortion rights religious leader
A Washington advocacy group training in-the-trenches religious leaders to speak out on hot-button issues like abortion is nothing new. Læs mere - [CNN]
But a liberal beltway group training left-leaning clergy to speak out for abortion rights is. "Religion does support a woman's personal decision-making about whether she is ready to become a parent," said Sally Steenland...

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Kristendom
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21-03-2012 - Kirkelig - og jødisk - kritik af republikanernes økonomiske politik
Politik - sociale forhold

, Religious leaders speak out against GOP budget
A number of religious leaders have denounced the GOP budget, claiming that it favors the rich and is "immoral" and "irresponsible," according to a recent article in the Washington Post's On Faith blog. Læs mere - [Worldwide Faith News]

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Kristendom
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20-03-2012 - En efterkommunistisk manegementstat og religionsfrihed og tro
Politik - religion

, A post-Communist managerial state and freedom of religion or belief
Violations of freedom of religion or belief in China have continued, yet religious communities of all kinds have been growing rapidly. The Chinese Communist Party's attitude toward religion - and so towards the fundamental human right of freedom of religion or belief - has reflected the views of Chinese political elites from the 19th century onwards that religion is "superstition" and a barrier to modernisation, Læs mere - [Forum 18]

Kina - Wikipedia
Kristendom - ateisme
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19-03-2012 - Unge vender sig fra kirken på grund af politik
Politik - tro

, Youth Turned Off by Religion and Politics, Turn Away From Church
Young people are turning away from churches because they associate Christianity with Republican politics, a study reveals. Political science Professors David Campbell (University of Notre Dame) and Robert Putnam (Harvard University) published their findings, "God and Caesar in America: Why Mixing Religion and Politics Is Bad for Both," Læs mere - [Christian Post]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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17-03-2012 - Den koptiske kirkes overhovede, pave Shenouda III, er død
Organisation og ledelse

Coptic Pope Dies in Egypt Amid Church's Struggles
Pope Shenouda III, who led the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt for four decades, expanding the church's presence around the world as he struggled, often unsuccessfully, to protect his Christian minority at home, died on Saturday Læs mere - [New York Times]

Ægypten - Wikipedia
Kristendom - koptisk
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16-03-2012 - Ærkebiskop Rowan Williams holder op for at blive Master i Cambridge
Personalia og biografi

Archbishop of Canterbury to be Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge
It has been an immense privilege to serve as Archbishop of Canterbury over the past decade, and moving on has not been an easy decision. During the time remaining there is much to do, and I ask your prayers and support in this period and beyond. I am abidingly grateful to all those friends and colleagues Læs mere - [Archbishop of Canterbury]

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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16-03-2012 - Den norske kirkes løsnes fra sit forhold til staten
Sekularisering

Norway's state church headed toward dis-establishment
Major steps toward the dis-establishment of Norway's state church, the (Lutheran) Church of Norway, were passed by the government on March 16 in its weekly session with King Harald V. Læs mere - [Ecumenical News International]

Norge - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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15-03-2012 - Tony Blair støtter kirkeligt indgåede homseksuelle ægteskaber
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Blair takes on the Pope by backing gay marriage
The ex-PM, a Catholic convert who introduced same-sex civil unions, intervenes over issue that has split the church.. Læs mere - [The Independent]

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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15-03-2012 - Nadarkhani - ikke dødsdømt, men stadig anklaget for fornærmelse
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

Youcef Nadarkhani 'Offended Islam' by Preaching Christianity
An Iranian envoy has denied an execution order was issued for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, but revealed a list of charges against the evangelical Christian that allegedly make him guilty of "offending Islam." Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Islam - kristendom
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15-03-2012 - Kirkernes Verdensråd vil redefinere mission og evangelisation
Organisation og ledelse

Church council seeks to re-define mission and evangelism
Hosted by the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), the gathering is expected to update the WCC's mission and evangelism statement, which was written in 1982. "The Philippines can help take a look at mission and evangelism from the side of the oppressed and not only from the traditional understanding of conversion," National Council of Churches in the Philippines general secretary Fr. Rex Reyes told ENInews Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

Filipinerne - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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14-03-2012 - Første episcopale, biskoppelige møde med de kinesiske myndigheder
Politik - religion

Rise in Christians has China's churches, government looking for help
And the Chinese government wants to work with the Episcopal Church, said Peter Ng, the church's global partnerships officer for Asia and the Pacific, in an interview with ENS in China. "The government sees the Episcopal Church as a relevant voice in modern society." Læs mere - [Episcopal News Service]

Kina - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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13-03-2012 - Forsøg på at lukke kirke med baggrund i den nye lov for religion 2009
Religionskonflikt

, AZERBAIJAN: "Illegal liquidation"
Azerbaijan's State Committee for Work with Religious Organisations has moved to close down Greater Grace Church in the capital Baku for failing to regain the compulsory re-registration.. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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12-03-2012 - Selvmordsbombe rammer katolsk kirke i Nigeria
Religionskonflikt

, Suicide bomb hits Nigerian Catholic church
A deadly suicide bombing attack on a Catholic church in Jos, Nigeria, sparked retaliation attacks, leaving several dead and injured, officials said. Læs mere - [Dalje]

Nigeria - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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10-03-2012 - Dronning Elizabeth II: Kirkens opgave at beskytte religiøs frihed
Sekularisering

The Church is under-appreciated says the Queen
"The concept of our established Church is occasionally misunderstood and, I believe, commonly under-appreciated," she said. Læs mere - [The Telegraph]
"Its role is not to defend Anglicanism to the exclusion of other religions. Instead, the Church has a duty to protect the free practice of all faiths in this country."

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom - andre religioner
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09-03-2012 - Ikke mennesketomme, men pengetomme kirker lukkes i stigende grad (USA)
Kirkens liv

U.S. banks foreclosing on many churches with deadbeat mortgages
Banks are foreclosing on America's churches in record numbers as lenders increasingly lose patience with religious facilities that have defaulted on their mortgages, according to new data. The surge in church foreclosures represents a new wave of distressed property seizures triggered by the 2008 financial crash, analysts say, with many banks no longer willing to grant struggling religious organizations forbearance. Since 2010, 270 churches have been sold after defaulting on their loan Læs mere - [Reuters]

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09-03-2012 - Frygt for at islamisk ekstremisme breder sig fra Nigeria
Religionskonflikt

, In Cameroon, faith leaders fear expansion of extremism from Nigeria
The president of the Cameroon Association of Imams, Sheik Ibrahim Mbombo Mubarak has said he is concerned that some Muslim leaders have welcomed the "hate doctrine," and have allowed Boko Haram faithful to preach in their mosques...In a similar warning note, the Archbishop of Douala, Msgr. Samuel Kleda, said during an ecumenical service for peace in Cameroon that the Boko Haram doctrine is "anti-social ... it is against the abiding love of our savior,..Political leaders have said they are concerned that poverty in Cameroon, where 40 percent of the population lives on less than one dollar per day, could make Boko Haram attractive to many people, especially in the north. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

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Kristendom - islam
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08-03-2012 - At klappe med begge hænder - lighed mellem kønnene
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, A big hand for equality
Gender equality is central to meeting the needs of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people - men and women alike - concludes a new ACT Alliance report launched to mark International Women's Day on Læs mere - [Act Alliance]
March 8.

Schweitz, Geneve - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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05-03-2012 - Den myrdede minister Shahbaz Bhatti mindes af aktivister
Religionskonflikt

, Christians, activists remember slain Pakistani minister
Christians and human rights activists paid tribute on the 3-4 March weekend to Shahbaz Bhatti, former minister for religious minority affairs in Pakistan's federal cabinet, who was assassinated a year ago. Churches across Pakistan held special prayers in remembrance of Bhatti.. Læs mere - [Ecumenical News International]

Pakistan, Islamabad - Wikipedia
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05-03-2012 - 5 revolutionerende kvinder
Teologi

Five women in religion to watch
The year 2012 has only just begun and already women are revolutionizing what it looks like to be religious, to study religion and to engage in social change. Here are five women to watch in 2012.. Læs mere - [CNN]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Flere
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01-03-2012 - Faste for "Fair Food" produktion
Politik - økonomi

Fast for Fair Food
I love tomatoes. Many of us do. But can we eat them in good conscience when we know that the farm workers who pick them are grossly underpaid and work under conditions that most of us do not and would not tolerate? Læs mere - [National Council of Churches Poverty Initiative]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom, presbyteriansk
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29-02-2012 - Kristne palæstinensere prøver at påvirke evangelikales Israel-support
Religionskonflikt

This Bethlehem conference is no Purimshpiel
Those evangelicals who embrace the justice of Israel's historical claim to the Land face CATC's shameless rewriting of history Læs mere - [Jerusalem Post]

Israel - Wikipedia
Kristendom - jødedom
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29-02-2012 - Kristne ledere kritiserer økonomisk ulighed
Politik - sociale forhold

, New Zealand Christian leaders decry income inequality
Christian leaders in New Zealand are decrying the widening gap between the lowest and highest income earners, in a country that has one of the highest rates of income inequality among developed countries. Læs mere - [The Christian Century]

New Zealand - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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27-02-2012 - Trusler om inddragelse af autorisation efter gudstjeneste for invalide
Religionskonflikt

, Raids, threats, warnings for religious meetings
On one Sunday in January, officials visited three Pentecostal services in separate villages. Pastor Vasili Raptsevich - who led worship in a church-owned house in a village in Brest Region for about ten disabled church members unable to travel to the main congregation in a nearby town.. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

Belarus - Wikipedia
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27-02-2012 - Lederen af international muslimsk organisation (OIC) beklager drab
Religionskonflikt

Head of Islamic organization deplores killings in Afghanistan
The head of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on 27 February condemned as "deplorable" a recent spate of violence and killings in Afghanistan, sparked in reaction to the burning of copies of the Quran by members of the U.S. military. "Of course killing is not acceptable, we condemn (it), it's deplorable, it's forbidden, and it's against all values. Læs mere - [Ecumenical News International]

Afghanistan - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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27-02-2012 - Kampagne for at gøre Liberia til kristen stat bekymrer
Sekularisering

, Campaign for Liberian Christian state displeases faith leaders
At the precincts of Old Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia, Liberia's capital city, hundreds of civilians have been signing a petition that is seeking to make the West African country a Christian nation. But the campaign is being questioned by prominent Christian leaders who are cautioning that the change will split the country on religious lines and lead to instability. Læs mere - [AfricaFiles]

Liberia - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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24-02-2012 - Er den katolske kirke klar til en amerikansk pave?
Organisation og ledelse

Is the Church ready for an American pope?
In just a decade, Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York City, has risen from a local bishop to becoming a prince of the Catholic Church. Læs mere - [Fox News]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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24-02-2012 - Det drejer sig ikke om mormonerne, men om katolikkerne i USA
Politik - religion

, Forget the Mormon moment; it's about Catholics
Forget the Mormon moment. The religious group that seems to be figuring most prominently in the presidential election right now is the Roman Catholic Church. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]
With Mitt Romney's recent choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate, this campaign is the first in which Catholics are on both major party tickets. Vice President Joe Biden and Ryan are lifelong Catholics who attend Mass regularly and credit the church with shaping their views.

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Kristendom
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23-02-2012 - Vil Syriens kristne fortsætte med at støtte Assad?
Religionskonflikt

, Will Christians Continue to Support Assad Out of Fear of Persecution?
With limited international response and some Syrian communities - such as the country's estimated 1.5 million Christians - continuing to support Assad out of fear for their own safety, a civil war may be the most likely outcome in the Syrian conflict. Under the Assad regime, Syrian Christians have enjoyed an unprecedented amount of freedoms in the mostly-Muslim country, and many fear that without Assad's Ba'athist party in power they might become the targets of a brutal extremist crackdown. Christians are already becoming targets of extremists.. Læs mere - [The Christian Post]

Syrien - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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23-02-2012 - Nadarkhani - Det hvide hus fordømmer henrettelsesordre
Religionskonflikt

White House and State Department Condemn Execution Order
Both the White House and the U.S. State Department issued statements Thursday, Feb. 23 demanding the immediate release of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has been imprisoned in Iran since October 2009. Nadarkhani's fate took a decisive turn for the worst on Feb. 21, when the American Center for Law and Justice announced that Iranian courts may have issued an execution order for Nadarkhani.. Læs mere - [The Christian Post]

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23-02-2012 - Den syriske kirke på sidelinien i urolighederne
Religionskonflikt

, Fears grow Syrian conflict may slide into civil war
The growing sectarian polarization is between supporters of President Bashar-al-Assad, who comes from the minority Alawite sect, a branch of Shia Islam which comprises only 12 percent of the country's population ? but is strongly represented in the country's armed forces ? and Sunni Muslims, who represent about 75 percent of the population, and are firm supporters of the small Free Syrian Army.
Christian communities, which make up about five percent of the Syrian population, have remained largely on the sidelines during the armed hostilities.
Nseir said churches in Syria can play a role in initiating dialogue, and mediating between the government and some opposition groups. Læs mere - [Ecumenical News International]

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23-02-2012 - Den ortodokse partriark arbejder for at fremme religøs frihed
Religionsfrihed

Orthodox Christian leader favors constitution promoting religious free
The spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians said Monday that Turkey's new constitution should grant equal rights to minorities in the country and safeguard religious freedoms. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I met with members of a parliamentary subcommittee seeking an all-party consensus in drawing up a new constitution, which will replace the one ratified in 1982 while Turkey was under military rule. The subcommittee is meeting with non-governmental organizations and representatives of minority groups for input on the drafting of the new laws. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Tyrkiet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - andre religioner
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22-02-2012 - Økumenisk luthersk-katolsk samarbejde overfor fattigdom og nød
Økumene

ELCA, Catholic leaders celebrate their Christian unity..
ELCA, Catholic leaders celebrate their Christian unity, continue dialogue..In gratitude for the "unity in Christ" between the Catholic Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson shared with Pope Benedict XVI a sense of urgency between Lutherans and Catholics in responding to the "great needs of poverty and human care" in the world. Læs mere - [Evangelical Lutheran Church in America]

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Kristendom
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21-02-2012 - Store grupperinger i USA: tro og politik skal ikke blandes
Politik - religion

, Religion And Politics Don't Mix,Major Religious Groups Tell Candidates
After Rick Santorum ignited controversy over the weekend by saying President Barack Obama has a "phony" and "different theology" that's not "based on the Bible," and amid ongoing discomfort among some politicians and religious figures over Mitt Romney's Mormon faith, a coalition of major religious organizations is calling on presidential candidates to keep religion out of politics. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom
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21-02-2012 - Southern Baptists laver ikke nyt brand - missionale konsekvenser?
Mission

, Re-branding a religion is hard to do, and not always successful
Did leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention hurt their missionary cause by opting not to change the denomination's name to something a bit more, well, marketable?.. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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Kristendom, baptist
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21-02-2012 - Religion og revolution. Interreligiøs dialog.
Udgivelse - Online

Religion and Revolution
Melissa Heller's article offers a description of an effective course structure for creating Jewish-Christian dialogue by fostering intense study-partner relationships.
Eric Hoenes's work describes the use of Liberation Theology eschatology by rural Guatemalan Maya.
Brandon Withrow contextualizes Mary Astell, a mid-seventeenth to early-eighteenth century English religious writer who has often been described as a feminist, as a case study in the importance of attention to context for religious messages of social change.
Brendan Ozawa-de Silva juxtaposes a seminal Zen Buddhist philosopher and one of the most celebrated Christian theologians of all time in an unexpected and illuminating discussion of what makes for "Prophetic Courage." Læs mere - [Interreligious Dialogue]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Flere
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21-02-2012 - Obamas 5 mest personlige udsagn om sin tro
Politik - religion

President Obama's five most personal religious statements
Even as a significant percentage of Americans falsely believe Obama is Muslim, the president has spoken of his Christian faith with increasing fervor during his three years in the White House. Here's a sample, in reverse chronological order, of five of Obama's most personal statements on Christianity.. Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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21-02-2012 - Kampen om første Mosebogs sandhed og historicitet tilspidses
Videnskab og tro

Battle Over Genesis Is Heating Up
Christian apologists like Ken Ham, president and founder of Answers in Genesis, might see more opposition to their literal way of reading the Bible. That includes believing in a literal Adam and Eve and the fall of man, Ham told The Christian Post Sunday. His belief that the Bible is the history book of the universe is increasingly under attack, he said. Læs mere - [The Christian Post]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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21-02-2012 - Jødisk kritik af pris til luthersk præst ved julekirken i Betlehem
Religionskonflikt

Raheb will get German prize despite growing opposition, organizers say
Jewish groups are ramping up pressure to have a prestigious German prize withdrawn from a Palestinian pastor who is accused of making anti-Semitic statements. The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem is one of four recipients of the German Media Prize to be presented Friday. He has said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, among others, has no rightful claim to a Jewish heritage. Læs mere - [JTA]

Israel - Wikipedia
Kristendom - jødedom
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20-02-2012 - Kirkeledere opfordrer til fred og forsoning i Nigeria
Religionskonflikt

Religious Leaders in Nigeria Call for Peace and Interreligious..
Most Rev. John Onaiyekan, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, on Wednesday advised Christians to always control their anger and avoid revenge irrespective of the circumstances they find themselves.."If we have learnt to see the hand of God in all that happen to us, we must see it, especially in events like the Christmas Day bomb blast, which left us totally shattered.."We must go beyond nature and overcome natural instincts of anger and, perhaps, even vengeance.'' Læs mere - [Parliament of Religions]

Nigeria - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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17-02-2012 - De to sidste officielt anerk. kirker forbydes gudstjeneste på farsi
Religionskonflikt

, Churches Forced to Stop Farsi Worship in Tehran, Iran
Iran's Ministry of Intelligence has ordered the last two officially registered churches holding Friday Farsi-language services in Tehran to discontinue them. Læs mere - [Compass Direct News]

Iran - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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15-02-2012 - Forfølgelser i Syd-Sudan - fra nord
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Priests Released amid Wave of Abductions in Sudan
Christians in Sudan have complained of a spike in threats against them by South Sudanese militias rebelling against the new South Sudan government. The South Sudanese rebels go house-to-house in Khartoum and other towns in the north abducting mainly Christian men.. Læs mere - [Compass Direct News]

Sudan, Southern - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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14-02-2012 - Teologien skal justeres til at rumme følger af klimaforandringer
Teologi

Teaching Natural Theology as Climate Changes Drown a Way of Life
Inhabitants of Pacific islands (Tuvala) don't distinguish between theology or religion and daily life, said Randall Prior, a professor of missiology at Uniting Church Theological College in Melbourne, Australia. "Issues of climate change will become issues for theological education," he said. The Tuvaluan church's challenge is to teach a theology that emphasizes that God's providence still exists even if islanders' surroundings are being destroyed, Lusama said. He explains that such destruction is the consequence of human behavior and injustice, not God's wrath. Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

Tuvala - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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14-02-2012 - Nye hårde straffe for religiøs aktivitet taget i brug
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, First known use of harsh new punishments
..first known use of expanded and increased punishments for exercising freedom of religion or belief, a Baptist in eastern Kazakhstan has been fined what local people estimate to be a year and a half's average local wages for leading an unregistered religious organisation. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

Kazakhstan - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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10-02-2012 - Muslimske advarsler mod afguderi med Valentins dag
Spiritualitet (troens liv og former)

Muslims told Valentine's Day can invoke wrath of God
An invitation "to be my Valentine" on February 14 is against Islamic beliefs and would incur the wrath of Allah, Muslims were told today in the official Friday sermon prepared by the federal government..Muslims were told that asking someone to be his or her "Valentine" could lead to idolatry Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Malaysia - Wikipedia
Islam
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09-02-2012 - Obama's kompromis om kontraception og abort forfatningsstridig
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Evangelicals 'Outraged' by Obama's Contraceptive Compromise
The controversy began on Jan. 20 when the Obama administration announced that religious institutions would be required to offer free contraceptives to employees as a health-care benefit..this so-called compromise clearly goes against our First Amendment rights..President Obama has declared that individual conscience is subject to government edict.. (See also about Chigago bishops protesting) Læs mere - [Christian Post]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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09-02-2012 - Løsningen er ikke at stifte et kristent parti
Religionskonflikt

Egyptians say Christian party is not the answer
Despite continuous attacks on Coptic Christians, a delegation of Egyptian Christian leaders said Wednesday (Feb. 8) they do not support the development of a Christian political party as a possible solution. Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

Ægypten - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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09-02-2012 - Kampen om kvindelige biskopper i Church of England
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

Female bishops and an exercise in diplomacy
General synod has now firmly rejected one idea that those in favour of female bishops saw as a compromise too far. You can have arrangements that mean you don't have to deal with a female bishop, but there must not be any doubt in law that a female bishop is a proper bishop... Læs mere - [The Gaurdian]

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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08-02-2012 - Undervisning i religion pligtig
Sekularisering

, Putin: Compulsory Religion Classes Must Engage Students
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin came out in favor of robust religion and secular ethics classes in Russian schools, saying they should be taught by theology specialists or priests. Banned during the Soviet era, religion classes returned to middle schools in selected Russian regions in 2009. Last year Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov proposed making them compulsory as of September 2012. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Rusland - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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08-02-2012 - Homoseksualitet forsvinder sjældent helt, men kan styres
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Exodus Int'l Head Calls Gays 'Brothers and Sisters in Christ'
Head of Exodus International: I believe that complete orientation change occurs very rarely," he wrote. "For us to have integrity, I think it is important to acknowledge this. But for a Christian wanting to live a life in alignment with Christ's teachings orientation is only one part of a larger picture" Læs mere - [Christian Post]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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08-02-2012 - Er (protestantiske) religiøse digte en forbrydelse?
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Is publishing religious poetry a crime?
After Protestant Begjan Shirmedov tried to print copies of a small book of his religious poetry, a local religious affairs official waiting for him at the printing shop took him to the Police 6th Department, responsible for counter-terrorism and organised crime work. There the 77-year-old poet was questioned for six hours, forced to write a statement and banned from travelling outside. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

Turkmenistan - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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07-02-2012 - Kirkens betydning for et bedre Indien
Politik - sociale forhold

The Church's Role for a Better India
2. We sensed in our hearts our country's Yearning for a Better India. Our country has been noted for its deep spirituality, its saints and sages, its rich diversity of cultures and religions. People yearn for the ideal enshrined in the Preamble of the Constitution of India of a Sovereign, Socialist Secular Democratic Republic which will secure for its citizens JUSTICE, social, economic and political; LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation. - The 30th General Body Meeting of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India from Feb. 1 - 8, 2012 Læs mere - [Catholic Bishop's Conference of India]

Indien - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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07-02-2012 - Jødiske ekstremister vandaliserer græsk-ortodoks kloster
Religionskonflikt

, Vandals attack Jerusalem monastery, school
.. suspected Jewish extremists were behind the violence. "Death to Christians" and other Hebrew-language graffiti were scrawled on the Greek Orthodox monastery in Jerusalem, while "Death to Arabs" was sprayed across a wall outside the bilingual "Hand in Hand" school in another part of the city.. Læs mere - [msnbc.msn.com]

Israel - Wikipedia
Jødedom - kristendom
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07-02-2012 - Det arabiske forår er et mareridt for kristne
Religionskonflikt

, 'Arab Spring' Becoming Nightmare for Christians
Christians have been a minority in numerous Middle East countries for several decades, facing routine mistreatment and occasional persecution for much of that time. However, in the last year, the so-called Arab Spring has sparked intensified concern, with reports of an increase in attacks against Christians in some countries here. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Libanon - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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05-02-2012 - Biskop: Den engelske kirke svigter homoseksuelle par
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Church of England failing gay Christian couples, says bishop
..the Right Rev Nicholas Holtam said there were gay couples who were living faithfully and lovingly for life and that the quality and nature of their relationships meant it was appropriate to use the language of marriage. Læs mere - [The Gaurdian]

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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03-02-2012 - Obama. Min politik ligger i forlængelse af min kristne tro
Politik - religion

Obama says his policies are extension of his faith
Blending politics and religion, President Barack Obama said his Christian faith is a driving force behind his economic policies, from Wall Street reform to his calls for the wealthy to pay higher taxes. Læs mere - [AP - Associated Press]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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01-02-2012 - Armenien overvejer ændring af religiøse love efter Strassbourg-dom
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, After Strasbourg punishment, will government resolve alternative..
Justice Minister Ruben Melikyan told Forum 18 News Service that a government Working Group is already preparing new amendments to the Alternative Service Law "fully taking into account the OSCE and Venice Commission views" and the ECtHR rulings. He said it would be adopted "this year". However, he said until it is adopted, the courts cannot free the 57 imprisoned conscientious objectors nor halt the prosecution of a further 14. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

Armenien - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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30-01-2012 - Mormoner har problemer med internettets belysning af deres historie
Global kirke

, Mormons tackling tough questions in their history
Surprised by what they find so easily online, more and more members of the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are encountering crises of faith. Some even leave the fold and, feeling betrayed, join the ranks of Mormon opponents. Læs mere - [Utah News. The Salt Lake Tribune]

USA - Wikipedia
Mormonisme
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27-01-2012 - PROCMURA konference i Addis Abeba
Religionsmøde - dialog

, PROCMURA religious leaders for peace and development meeting
Addis Ababa Communiqué, Africa Christian and Muslim religious leaders for peace and development:
We Christian and Muslim Religious Leaders from 8 African Countries: Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Tanzania on the theme "Africa Christian and Muslim Religious Leaders for Peace and Development", meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between 8th - 13th January, 2012 ... Do hereby: a) Resolve to work tirelessly to ensure that adherents of our respective religions live with their religious differences in peace and cooperate to promote the development agenda of Africa... Læs mere - [AfricaFiles]

Etiopien - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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27-01-2012 - Paven advarer i biskoppeligt forum USA mod truende tendenser
Kultur

Some U.S. Cultural Trends 'A Threat Not Just to Christian Faith..
Pope Benedict XVI warned a group of Catholic bishops from the United States in a speech at the Vatican last week that some cultural trends in the U.S. are "a threat not just to Christian faith, but also to humanity itself." Læs mere - [CNSNews.com]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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27-01-2012 - 50 året for forbud mod opdræt af svin i Israel
Religionsfrihed

The Makings of History / Pork and the people
In the summer of 1962, the Knesset passed a law banning the raising of swine in the State of Israel, with the exception of nine locales in the Galilee. The Pig-Raising Prohibition Law was a landmark in the history of the fight for democracy and freedom of religion in Israel...the government did take very seriously the protests of the Vatican, which fought for the rights of monasteries and convents to raise pigs - among them the Convent of Saint Vincent de Paul in the Ein Karem neighborhood of Jerusalem... Læs mere - [Haaretz]

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Jødedom
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26-01-2012 - En missionsbevægelse fylder 200 år
Mission

As missionary movement turns 200, questions for the future
When America's first ordained missionaries sailed from here to India 200 years ago, they kicked off a movement to spread the faith and created America's most potent export: Christianity. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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25-01-2012 - Religiøs frihed truet af domstolene i Europa og Nordamerika
Sekularisering

Religious freedom under threat from courts, professor warns
Religious freedom in the US and Europe is under threat from the courts, an Oxford professor has warned.."There has been a clear trend for courts in Europe and North America to prioritise equality and non-discrimination above religion, placing the right to religious freedom in danger." Læs mere - [The Gaurdian]

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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25-01-2012 - Elsker Jesus, hader religionen
Teologi - åbenbaringsforståelse

Love Jesus, Hate Religion
Jefferson Bethke's "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus" spoken-word video was viewed 15 million times in its first week on YouTube. Not surprisingly, critiques began pouring in almost as quickly as the praise. (See the YouTube Clip) - now seen by 17.000000 Læs mere - [Religion Dispatches]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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23-01-2012 - Bosættere angriber palestinensisk landsby organiseret (WCC)
Politik - religion

, Asira Al Qibliya
The homes at the edge of this Palestinian village are located a few hundred meters from houses in the Jewish settlement of Yitzhar. But the relationship is anything but neighborly. On a late January tour of the Palestinian village led by representatives of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), residents said attacks by Jewish settles on their village are more organized and increasing Læs mere - [Ecumenical News International]

Israel - Wikipedia
Kristendom - jødedom
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22-01-2012 - USAs sorte vil ikke stemme på en mormon
Politik - religion

Americans won't vote for Mormon president, Mormon church is racist
..a Republican will need at least 10 percent of the black vote to win the presidency. "Blacks are not going to vote for anyone of the Mormon faith," Dozier said. "The book of Mormon says the Negro skin is cursed." From 1849 through 1978 the Church of Latter-Day Saints barred blacks from its priesthood. The church has lifted but not repudiated the policy... Dozier also claims, that The Demoncrats are racist - the Tea Party is not (Further here) Læs mere - [Post on Politics]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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21-01-2012 - Radikale, muslimske gruppers drab på kristne i Nigeria fortsætter
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, More Than 100 Killed by a Radical Group in Nigeria
More than 100 people have been killed in a series of attacks in northern Nigeria's largest city, officials said Saturday, in what appears to be the deadliest strike yet by a radical Islamist group Læs mere - [New York Times]

Nigeria - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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20-01-2012 - Mere fjendtlighed mod kristne i Sudan efter Syd Sudans selvstændighed
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Churches in Sudan encounter more hostility after south's independence
Christians and churches in Sudan are facing increased restrictions and hostility, since the secession of the southern part of the country six months ago, according to some church leaders. Læs mere - [Episcopal News Service]

Sudan, Khartoum - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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20-01-2012 - Lovgivning mod evolutionslærens enegang - og klimaforandringer
Videnskab og tro

Oklahoma bill attacks evolution and climate change
Legal challenges to academic freedom bills have historically alleged that such bills are intended to allow the teaching of creationism or intelligent design. This bill does not propose that schools teach creationism or intelligent design, rather, it is the intent to foster an environment of critical thinking in schools including a scientific critique of the theory of evolution. Læs mere - [Natonal Center for Science Education]

USA, Oklahoma - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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19-01-2012 - Presbyterianere opretter nyt trossamfund
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Conservative Presbyterians launch new denomination
Conservative Presbyterians launched a new denomination on Thursday (Jan. 19), saying that the Presbyterian Church (USA) is too consumed by internal conflicts and bureaucracy to nurture healthy congregations..Though homosexuality is not mentioned in the ECO's founding documents, its stated commitment to conservative theology and the inerrancy of the Bible indicates that gay clergy will not be tolerated. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom, presbyteriansk
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18-01-2012 - Paven - uenighed om moral svækker kirkens troværdighed
Økumene

Christian divisions, including on morality, weaken witness, pope says
While "there is more that unites us than divides us" on the basic tenets of faith -- belief in Christ, the son of God and savior of humanity -- "divisions remain and regard many practical and ethical questions, giving rise to confusion and mistrust, weakening our ability to transmit the saving word of Christ," Pope Benedict said Læs mere - [CNSNews.com]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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17-01-2012 - Thomas Jeffersons rationalistisk reviderede bibel genudgivet
Videnskab og tro

Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary take on the Bible reissued
He was one of the men who laid the foundations for God's own country, but Thomas Jefferson had his own revolutionary ideas about the Bible. The third US president's unwillingness to swallow miracles such as the virgin birth led him to cut out parts of the Gospels he did not agree with and compile his own version. Læs mere - [The Gaurdian]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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16-01-2012 - Lov om religion imod forfatningen og diskriminerende
Religionsfrihed

, Against the Constitution and discriminatory
Three years after Kyrgyzstan's Religion Law came into force, officials continue to enforce the repressive Bakiev-era Law, Forum 18 News Service has found. No progress has been made in dealing with registration applications from - among others - hundreds of mosques, unregistered Protestant churches, and the Hare Krishna community Læs mere - [Forum 18]

Kirgisistan - Wikipedia
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16-01-2012 - Church of England sagsøges for at hindre homosexuel i at blive biskop
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

Faces court battle by gay clergyman blocked from becoming bishop
A gay senior clergyman who claims he was blocked from becoming a bishop has threatened to take the Church of England to court Læs mere - [Daily Mail]

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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15-01-2012 - Martin Luther King - mere end en tale om en drøm
Politik - religion

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King: A man more complex than one speech
Many sources of inspiration .. King also used the teachings of Mohandas Gandhi to transform his beliefs into practical applications for positive change...A third major inluence upon his thinking was Henry David Thoreau's work Civil Disobedience. In his essay Thoreau argued that individuals should not allow governments to eradicate personal conscience.. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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13-01-2012 - Mellemøstens kristne udsættes for mere og mere forfølgelse
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Mideast Christians face widening persecution
Though it's the birthplace of Christianity in ancient times, the modern Middle East is increasingly hostile to Christianity as civil conflict, Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism grow in scope and strength. Although most regional states have a small but successful Christian minority ranging from Egypt to Iraq, only Lebanon, Israel and Jordan maintain amicable relations with this ancient faith. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Kristendom
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13-01-2012 - Kristne og muslimer forenede i demonstrationer i Nigeria
Religionsmøde

, Christians, Muslims unite at Nigeria protest
A human wave of more than 20,000 surrounded the Muslim faithful as they prayed toward Mecca Friday, as anti-government demonstrations over spiraling fuel prices and corruption showed unity among protesters despite growing sectarian tensions in Africa's most populous nation. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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12-01-2012 - Mormon-moment i USA
Demografi

Certain in Their Beliefs, Uncertain of Their Place in Society
With a Mormon candidate among the front-runners for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, a musical about Mormons playing on Broadway and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints (LDS) running television ads about ordinary Mormons, America is in the midst of what some media accounts have dubbed a "Mormon moment." Læs mere - [Pew Research Center for the People & the Press]

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12-01-2012 - Er Fadervor en kristen bøn?
Sekularisering

, Delaware lawsuit delves into Lord's Prayer
A hearing Wednesday in a lawsuit aimed at stopping the Sussex County Council from reciting the Lord's Prayer before each meeting delved into the theological meaning and history of the prayer's title and whether it is explicitly a Christian prayer. Læs mere - [USA Today News]

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09-01-2012 - Ægyptiske kristne fejrer jul i frygt og under sikkerhedsforanstaltning
Religionskonflikt

, Egypt's Christians Celebrate Christmas Amid Fears
Egypt's Christians on Saturday celebrated their first Christmas since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, amid tight security and a display of national unity to allay fears of the growing power of Islamists. The Coptic Orthodox celebration follows an escalation in violence against the minority, an estimated 10 percent of Egypt's 85 million people, over the past year. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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09-01-2012 - Tre millioner i procession trods advarsler om terror
Religionskonflikt

Catholics defy terror warning at Philippine parade
More than 3 million Roman Catholic worshippers paraded with a charred Christ statue through the Philippine capital in an annual procession Monday despite a warning from the president that terrorists might target the gathering. The black wooden statue known as the Black Nazarene was displayed at the seaside Rizal Park where Manila's Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle led a Mass and offered prayers for victims of tropical storms and landslides over the past year. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Filipinerne - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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08-01-2012 - Præsident: Kampen mod islamisk sect værre end borgerkrigene i 1960'rne
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

Fight against Islamist sect 'worse' than civil war that saw 1M killed
President Goodluck Jonathan's comments about the sect known as Boko Haram came as authorities said that suspected gunmen from the group killed at least six people in separate weekend assaults. The sect has killed at least 52 people in recent days after pledging to target Christians living in the multiethnic nation's Muslim north. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

Nigeria - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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07-01-2012 - Reformationen i nyt lys
Økumene

New light on the Reformation
The news that the Lutheran and Catholic Churches are to embark on a joint review of their shared history sets an example that others could usefully follow. Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, has announced that both Churches have agreed to collaborate in their preparations to mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's posting of the Ninety-Five Theses in 1517...Indeed, few Catholics would now deny that the Church of 1517, including the papacy itself, was overdue for reform. Meanwhile, many Lutherans would admit that Luther's attacks on it were nevertheless excessive and inflammatory. Læs mere - [The Tablet]

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Romersk-katolsk
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07-01-2012 - De republikanske kandidater fælles mod "krigen mod religion"
Politik - religion

, Republican candidates decry "war on religion"
Taking a brief pause from attacking each other, the Republican presidential candidates took a moment in a Saturday night debate to attack the media and President Obama for what they called anti-Christian bigotry. Læs mere - [CBS]

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06-01-2012 - Paven udnævner 22 kardinaler - kun tre uden for den vestlige kirke
Personalia og biografi

, Pope Benedict XVI names 22 new cardinals, including 7 Italians..
Pope Benedict XVI clearly put his stamp on the group that will eventually elect his successor with his naming of 22 new cardinals Friday, including prelates in such key posts as New York and Hong Kong. The group is heavy on Europeans, particularly Italians holding important Vatican posts, and includes only three prelates from outside the West: a Brazilian, an Indian and a Chinese. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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06-01-2012 - Ny statsanerkendt religion i Sverige: Kopimismen
Religionernes udbredelse

Kopimism: the world's newest religion explained
What criteria do you have to meet to become an official religion? Læs mere - [New Scientist]
The law states that to be a religion you have to be an organisation that practises moments of prayer or meditation in your rituals. What are the Kopimist prayers and meditations? We have a part of our religious practices where we worship the value of information by copying it. You call this "kopyacting". Do you actually meet up in a building, like a church, to undertake these rituals? We do meet up, but it doesn't have to be a physical room.

Sverige - Wikipedia
Alternative
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06-01-2012 - Mindst 20 igbo kristne dræbt af muslimer i Nigeria
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, At least 20 killed as sect attacks town hall during meeting
Suspected gunmen from a radical Muslim sect attacked a town hall Friday in rural northeast Nigeria, killing at least 20 people who had gathered for a meeting of a Christian ethnic group, Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Kristendom - islam
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04-01-2012 - Sengen tilbage i kirken, kirken tilbage i sengen
Seksualitet - det civile liv

God designed it. Culture redefined it. Who got it right?
Texan megachurch pastor and his wife, Ed and Lisa Young, "put the bed back in church and the church back in bed". Se also the disputed book of another megachurch couple, pastor Mark Driscoll and Grace Driscoll: Pastors detailed book on sex.. - and a very critical comment: Wives only good for sex. Læs mere - [www.edyoung.com]

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02-01-2012 - Præsidentkandidat Romney har problemer ved at være mormon
Politik - religion

Romney's religion still a sticking point
"The evangelicals have an issue with Mormonism," Don Blackford, a longtime Romney supporter, said at the candidate's rally here. "You are not supposed to mix religion and politics, but I know Iowa and people here do. I don't think they can get over their bigotry." Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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01-01-2012 - Pontentielle paver
Personalia og biografi

Conclave contenders - Potential papabili
One of the talking points in Rome in recent months has been the growing frailty of Pope Benedict. Inevitably, speculation has turned to his likely successor. Our Rome correspondent offers an insider's guide to those considered papabile Læs mere - [The Tablet]

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Romersk-katolsk
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01-01-2012 - Kirkens enhed - Kina
Mission

, Unity, Comity, and the Numbers Game
If the quest of the church is for unity in Christ, the on-the-ground reality has been kaleidoscopic fragmentation. And the kaleidoscope is spinning with increasing speed. In the past dozen years, formal organizational diversity among Christians has grown by 26 percent, swelling from an estimated 34,100 denominations in the year 2000 to a projected 43,000 by mid-2012. Articles: Comity Agreements and Sheep Stealers: The Elusive Search for Christian Unity Among Protestants in China - R. G. Tiedemann. Botany or Flowers? The Challenges of Writing the History of the Indigenization of Christianity in China - Gloria S. Tseng. Læs mere - [International Bulletin of Missionary Research]
Christianity 2012: The 200th Anniversary of American Foreign Missions Todd M. Johnson, David B. Barrett, and Peter F. Crossing.

Global Online - International Bulletin - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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01-01-2012 - Kardinal hævde UNESCO-plan om at gøre halvdelen af verden homoseksuel
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Cardinal: UNESCO Plots To Make "Half The World Population Homosexual
For some people, a dark global conspiracy evolves around the trilateral commission or the military-industrial complex or even fluoride in the water. For some in the Vatican, it appears to be that sinister group in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and their insidious plan to make "half the world population homosexual." Læs mere - [Jonathan Turley Blog]

Spanien - Wikipedia
Romersk-katolsk
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01-01-2012 - I Beijing arresteres 48 ved udendørs gudstjeneste i husmenighed
Religionskonflikt

48 Chinese Christians detained New Year's Day
Beijing authorities detained 48 members of a large persecuted house church on New Year's Day, marking a total of more than 1,000 church members who have been taken into police custody during the church's 38 weeks of attempting to hold outdoor worship services. "By arbitrarily detaining peaceful religious believers in the capital city on the first day of 2012, Beijing authorities show that they are determined to continue their crackdown on independent religious groups in the coming year.. Læs mere - [Baptist Press]

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Kristendom, baptist
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01-01-2012 - Den globale kristenhed i tal
Demografi

, A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World's Christian Pop..
The number of Christians around the world has more than tripled in the last 100 years, from about 600 million in 1910 to more than 2 billion in 2010. But the world's overall population also has risen rapidly, from an estimated 1.8 billion in 1910 to 6.9 billion in 2010. As a result, Christians make up about the same portion of the world's population today (32%) as they did a century ago (35%). [With interactive maps...] Læs mere - [Pew Research Center for the People & the Press]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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