Kirken Update 2014

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09-12-2014 - Welby: Det er muligt at den anglikanske kirke splittes
Økumene

Wlby: 'There Is A Possibility That We Will Not Hold Together'
In a lengthy interview in The Times of London, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby predicted that the Anglican Communion might not hold together because of strong disagreements on the ordination of women as bishops and full rights for LGBT people. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom, anglikansk
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09-12-2014 - Religiøse ledere: Tortur er national og moralsk bankerot
Politik - magtkritik

, Torture is a Moral Issue
Almost six years since the Senate began investigating the CIA's treatment of detainees, two years after the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to adopt its torture report, and eight months after that committee held a bipartisan vote in favor of releasing its findings, the more than 500-page executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report was made public today. After the details of this report came to light, several prominent faith leaders from across the country, representing a spectrum of religious traditions, released the following statements condemning U.S. use of torture and urging it be forever ended.. Læs mere - [National Religious Campaign Against Torture]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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03-12-2014 - Muslimske og kristne ledere: Dialog i De store søers land i Afrika
Politik - religion

, Muslim and Christian leaders pledge to promote dialogue
Clerics from Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo have pledged to promote dialogue aimed at preventing sectarian conflict in their countries...Bishop John Rucyahana of the Anglican Church of Rwanda. 'We need dialogue in order to strategize and set the pace for development," he said. "We critically have to expose sources of conflicts as much as we need to dialogue to establish policies, not only to eliminate those conflicts, but also do it with the intent commitment to heal our social fabric.'' Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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30-11-2014 - Patriark til Pave
Økumene

Patriarch to Francis: 'You preach with words, but above all with love'
Neither science nor politics will solve these problems (poverty, trafficking, damaging the planet) or guarantee the future, he observed, and encouraged humanity to espouse "the message of reconciliation, love and justice," which is the mission of the Church. "This is precisely why the path toward unity is more urgent than ever for those who invoke the name of the great Peacemaker," Patriarch Bartholomew said, Læs mere - [Catholic News Agency]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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28-11-2014 - Pavens besøg i Tyrkiet den mest udfordrende opgave hidtil
Politik - etik (globalisering)

Pope Francis to visit Turkey in most challenging mission of papacy..
Pope Francis embarks on one of the most delicate missions of his 18-month-old papacy on Friday, when he is expected to wrestle with the problems of Christian persecution in the Muslim world and tackle relations with Islam in a time of spreading jihadism during his visit to Turkey. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

Tyrkiet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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28-11-2014 - Kristne i Nigeria svigtet af regeringen overfor Boko Haram
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Northern Christians accuse government of neglect as Boko Haram conti..
Hundreds of Christians, displaced by the Islamist insurgency in Nigeria's North, have been staging protests to express their anger over the government failure to protect them as fresh attacks which claimed scores of lives in the region. On Tuesday, at least 78 people were killed when two suicide bombers attacked a market in northern Nigeria's Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, one of the most affected by the insurgency. A day before, suspected Boko Haram militants disguised as traders attacked Damasak town, near the Niger border, killing at least 48. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

Nigeria - Wikipedia
Islam - kristendom
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28-11-2014 - Højtlæsning af koranen ved prins Charles kroning
Religionsmøde

Koran should be read at Prince Charles' coronation says top bishop
Prince Charles's coronation service should be opened with a reading from the Koran, a senior Church of England bishop said yesterday. Læs mere - [Daily Mail]
The gesture would be a 'creative act of accommodation' to make Muslims feel 'embraced' by the nation, Lord Harries of Pentregarth said. But critics attacked the idea, accusing the Church of 'losing confidence' in its own institutions and traditions. Lord Harries, a former Bishop of Oxford and a leading CofE liberal thinker..

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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26-11-2014 - Er Benedict XVI den virkelige pave?
Politik - tro

Is Benedict XVI the REAL pope? 4 factors fueling Vatican conspiracy
Hubert Wolf, a church historian at the University of Münster, echoed those thoughts in comments reported by a leading German newspaper last week, when he said there were worries that "around Francis and Benedict XVI, two competing power centers could come into being in the (Roman) Curia, with pope and anti-pope at the top of each." What's fueling these fears? They seem outlandish, almost medieval. But there are at least four factors at work: Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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25-11-2014 - Forfølgelser måske kun toppen af isbjerget
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Persecution may be "tip of the iceberg" - Peshawar Christians
Christians in Pakistan worry that the persecution they have experienced to date may be "just the tip of the iceberg"...The most recent incident was the burning of a Christian couple, Shahzad and Shama Bibi, in a brick kiln following trumped up blasphemy charges. Læs mere - [Anglican Communion News Service]

Pakistan, Islamabad - Wikipedia
Islam - kristendom
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24-11-2014 - Ægtemand appellerer om benådning af blasfemidømte Asia Bibi
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

Asia Bibi's husband asks Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain for pardo
The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy four years ago has written to the president to ask for her to be pardoned and allowed to move to France, reports Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST Ministries. This was revealed in a story carried by www.dawn.com. Asia Bibi has been on death row since November 2010 after she was found guilty of making derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammed during an argument with a Muslim woman. Læs mere - [Christian Telegraph]

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Islam - kristendom
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24-11-2014 - Latinamerikanske katolske siver stærkt over i protestantiske kirker
Statistik

Different destinations for U.S. Hispanics, Latin Americans who leave..
Of the nearly one-in-four U.S. Hispanics who have left Catholicism, about half (49%) now say that they are atheist, agnostic or have no particular religion, including 55% of those born in the U.S. and 44% of those born outside the U.S. Roughly four-in-ten (41%) Hispanics who have left the Catholic Church say they have joined Protestant churches. By contrast, most ex-Catholics in Latin America have joined Protestant churches and relatively few have become religiously unaffiliated. In a majority of countries polled, roughly two-thirds of former Catholics or more have become Protestants. Many are specifically identifying as Pentecostal or joining Pentecostal denominations. Læs mere - [Pew Research Center for the People & the Press]

Amerika, nord- og syd - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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24-11-2014 - Kristne korrumperer den indiske kultur
Religionskonflikt

, Hindu leaders against Christian missionaries: "They corrupt Indian cul
"The foreign Christian missionaries are corrupting traditional Indian culture" claims Swami Pranavananda, president of the Karnataka section of Hindu Mahasaba, a fundamentalist association, at a rally in Mangalore November 21 last. The meeting was called to launch a new commission, and openly criticize the peaceful nonviolent demonstration Kiss of Love. Læs mere - [AsiaNews.it]

Indien - Wikipedia
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24-11-2014 - ISIS ødelægger kloster i Mosul
Religionskonflikt

, ISIS destroy convent in Mosul
Yesterday, jihadi militants of the Islamic State, who control the city of Mosul, used explosives to severely damage the convent of the Chaldean Sisters of the Sacred Heart - one of 45 Christian institutions they have captured since June. Previously they were living in the building. Chaldean sources report that the explosion took place in two phases. The first attempt was unsuccessful, but then the jihadists used more powerful explosives, causing massive damage to the convent, with the intent to eliminate the cross that stands on the place of worship. Læs mere - [Independent catholic news]

Irak - Wikipedia
Islam - kristendom
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21-11-2014 - Amish i stærkt vækst
Udbredelse - kirkeretninger

, Would You Guess There Are Fewer Amish Today? You'd Be So Wrong
Many may not realize, however, that though the Amish make up only a tiny percentage of Americans (less than 0.001 percent), the Amish population has grown enormously since the early 1960s, with much of the increase occurring in the last two decades. The Amish in America trace their roots to the Anabaptists, who appeared in Switzerland during the Protestant Reformation of the 1500s. Anabaptists, or "rebaptizers," were noted for their second baptism of adults who had been baptized as infants in other Christian traditions. They believed that only adults could make the decision to follow Jesus Christ and therefore did not practice infant baptism themselves. They also believed that the church should not be associated or interfered with by any state. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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20-11-2014 - Obama: "Vi var også fremmede.. (2. Mos. 23)" - om indvandring
Politik - sociale forhold

President Obama Cites Exodus on Immigration Reform: 'We Were Strangers
Tonight President Barack Obama outlined his executive action on immigration reform, which could impact up to 5 million immigrants. He gave two citations: one from former President George W. Bush, and one from Exodus 23. "Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger-we were strangers once, too," said Obama. "My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too." Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom
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20-11-2014 - Fejring af jul i Kina
Sekularisering

, How Christmas is Celebrated in China
..While most Chinese opt to overlook Christmas's religious roots, a sizable minority do head to church for services in a variety of languages, including Chinese, English and French. There were some 16 million Chinese Christians in China in 2005, according to the Chinese government. Christmas services are held at an array of state-run churches in China and at houses of worship throughout Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. [Se også: Jesus who? It's all about Santa (and his "sisters").] .. Læs mere - [About News]

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19-11-2014 - Kristne, muslimske og jødiske repræsentanter: Interfaith Tolerance
Religionsmøde - dialog

, Christian, Muslim And Jewish Clergy Plead For Interfaith Tolerance..
Clergy representing Christians, Jews and Muslims met Wednesday near the Jerusalem synagogue where five people died in a grisly Palestinian attack to plead for tolerance amid spiking regional tensions. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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19-11-2014 - Kristne, jødiske og muslimske ledere fordømmer IS
Religionsmøde - dialog

, Muslim, Christian, Jewish Leaders Unite At Saudi Conference To Condemn
Senior Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders condemned violence by jihadi militants such as Islamic State (IS) at a Saudi-backed conference on Wednesday in a rare display of inter-faith unity aimed at promoting tolerance and diversity. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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12-11-2014 - Washington Cathedral ramme om muslimers bøn på fredag
Religionsmøde - fælles religiøs praksis

Washington National Cathedral Plans To Host Muslim Prayer Service
"This is a dramatic moment in the world and in Muslim-Christian relations," Rasool said in a statement. "This needs to be a world in which all are free to believe and practice and in which we avoid bigotry, Islamaphobia, racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Christianity and to embrace our humanity and to embrace faith." Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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10-11-2014 - USA's katolske biskopper beroliger overfor bekymring over paven
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, U.S. Catholic Bishops Hope To Calm Anxiety Over Pope Francis
America's Catholic bishops came together Monday to project an image of unity, after a Vatican meeting on the family unleashed an uproar over the direction of the church. Last month's gathering in Rome on more compassionately ministering to families featured open debate - alarming many traditional Catholics, who argued it would undermine public understanding of church teaching. Pope Francis encouraged a free exchange of ideas at the assembly, or synod, in contrast to previous years, when such events were tightly scripted. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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06-11-2014 - Megakirker når mega-pastoren falder
Kirkens former og struktur

Why Mark Driscoll's Fall Signals Warning For Megachurches
Can a megachurch survive the departure of its megastar pastor?
For Seattle's Mars Hill Church, it's an open question.
Mars Hill announced last week that it would dissolve the multisite network of 13 churches across the Northwest that took root under pastor Mark Driscoll, who stepped down in October after supporters lost confidence in a high-wattage leadership style that was criticized as bullying, hypermacho and intolerant. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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31-10-2014 - Trods forfølgelse i Kinas "Jerusalem" (Wenzhou) nytænkning nødvendig
Religionernes udbredelse

, Cracks in the atheist edifice
Christianity is hard to control in China, and getting harder all the time. It is spreading rapidly, and infiltrating the party's own ranks. The line is blurring between house churches and official ones, and Christians are starting to emerge from hiding to play a more active part in society. The Communist Party has to find a new way to deal with all this. There is even talk that the party, the world's largest explicitly atheist organisation, might follow its sister parties in Vietnam and Cuba and allow members to embrace a dogma other than-even higher than-that of Marx.
Any shift in official thinking on religion could have big ramifications for the way China handles a host of domestic challenges,... Læs mere - [The Economist]

Kina - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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30-10-2014 - Omsorg for de fattige gør ikke én til kommunist
Politik - sociale forhold

, Pope Francis: 'Caring for the poor does not make you a communist'
Pope Francis has once again rejected claims that his concern for the poor and criticisms of capitalism make him a communist, by declaring that he is merely following the Gospel. In one his longest speeches as Pope, the Holy See outlined his views on a wide range of issues- from poverty and the injustices of unemployment to the need to protect the environment. "Today I want to unite my voice with yours and accompany you in your fight," he said to participants at the World Meeting of Popular Movements, which is holding a three-day conference in Rome involving groups including trade unions, peasant farmers, and domestic workers. Læs mere - [The Independent]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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30-10-2014 - Kinesiske huskirker rammes af reaktionerne på morderisk kult
Religionskonflikt

, Chinese Christians under pressure from 'anti-cult' campaign
Chinese Christians have accused police of using a crackdown on "evil cults" as a cover to intensify their persecution of the country's underground church. High-profile "anti-cult" campaigns have been rolled out across China since June when five cult members beat a woman to death in a McDonald's restaurant after she rejected their attempts to recruit her. Læs mere - [The Telegraph]

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Kristendom
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30-10-2014 - Evolution og religion - i USA
Videnskab og tro

, 5 facts about evolution and religion
Are faith and belief in evolution necessarily at odds? According to Pope Francis, the answer is no. Indeed, the pope recently reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's view that "evolution in nature is not inconsistent" with church teaching on creation, pushing the debate on human origins back into the news. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

USA - Wikipedia
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30-10-2014 - Biskopper modstandere af jesuit-universiteters accept af homo-viede
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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29-10-2014 - Paven: Skabelse og evolutionsteori udelukker ikke hinanden
Videnskab og tro

, Pope Francis: 'Evolution Is Not Inconsistent With The Notion Of Creati
Pope Francis on Monday (Oct. 27) waded into the controversial debate over the origins of human life, saying the big bang theory did not contradict the role of a divine creator, but even required it. The pope was addressing the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which gathered at the Vatican to discuss "Evolving Concepts of Nature." Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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29-10-2014 - Halloween i Rom: Paven takker eksorcister for deres omsorg mod besatte
Kirkens liv

, Pope Francis Thanks Exorcists For Showing 'Love For Those Possessed'
Just in time for Halloween and against an unspecified "steady increase" of demonic possession, Pope Francis thanked exorcists for showing the church's "love for those possessed" by the devil. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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27-10-2014 - Første nye kirke i 55 år på Cuba
Religionsfrihed

Cuba builds first new church in 55 years
"The construction of a church is a clear demonstration of a new phase, of an improvement, in relations between the church and the state," said Enrique Lopez Oliva, a professor the history of religions at the University of Havana. The Catholic Church had tense relations with what was long an officially atheist government for many years after the 1959 revolution, but they began to improve ahead of Pope John Paul II's visit in 1998. Læs mere - [USA Today News]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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25-10-2014 - Paven forsvarer fangers rettigheder -appel om afskaffelse af dødsstraf
Politik - sociale forhold

Pope Francis Defends Prisoners' Rights, Calls For Abolition Of Death..
Pope Francis is speaking up for some of the most outcast members of society -- the prisoners. The pontiff condemned the practice of extraordinary renditions on Thursday, a counterterrorism strategy that involves moving suspects to secret foreign prisons and often using torture to extract information. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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20-10-2014 - En missionsstation i Central Afrika midt i sekteriske krige
Religionskonflikt

The Mission. A last defense against genocide.
When the killing reached Bossemptele, a small town deep in the isolated interior of the Central African Republic, Father Bernard Kinvi, who helps run the Catholic mission there, tried to save everyone he could. A handsome man of thirty-two, Father Bernard wears a black cassock with a large red cross imprinted on the chest. He was born in West Africa, in Togo, and when he left the seminary and came to the Central African Republic, four years ago, he knew little of his adopted country except that "it was a place of military crises." Bossemptele, with its mission compound-a pretty little church, a modest school, and a rudimentary hospital-seemed like a peaceful place. Old shade trees lined the road, and wildflowers grew in the fields.. Læs mere - [The New Yorker]

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17-10-2014 - Kvinde taber appel overfor dødsdom for blasfemi
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

Pakistani Christian loses appeal against death sentence for blasphemy
A Pakistani court upheld the death penalty on Thursday against a Christian woman accused of blasphemy, her lawyer said, in a case that drew global headlines after two prominent politicians who tried to help her were assassinated. In 2010, Asia Bibi, a mother of four, became the first woman to be sentenced to death under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Islam - kristendom
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09-10-2014 - Jihadister fornyet aktivitet fremkalder biskoppers appel om fred
Religionskonflikt

, As UN targeted by Islamists in Mali, Bishops urge renewed peace effort
Now amidst a new upsurge of jihadist activity in the north, Mali's Catholic Bishops have expressed their concern over the security situation in the whole country. A recent series of attacks by militants has targeted mainly UN peacekeepers. Yesterday October 7th, a Senegalese UN peacekeeper was killed in an attack on a joint French and UN camp in the northern town of Kidal. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Islam - kristendom
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08-10-2014 - Forfølgelserne er ophørt, protestanter/baptister får frit løb
Religionskonflikt

With persecution now ended, Protestants in Russia sputter along..
"Putin can be of whatever confession he chooses," Ignatenkov says. "What's important to us, what we value, is that Putin as president holds a neutral stance. We do not experience governmental limitations because we are Baptist." Not all church leaders can say the same. The government refuses to recognize some religions, which means religious freedoms are limited. A U.S. State Department report last year slammed Russia for its treatment of minority religious groups, including Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, Pentecostals and Scientologists. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Kristendom
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08-10-2014 - Bookmakerne tipper paven som Nobelprismodtager
Personalia og biografi

Bookies Betting Pope Francis Will Win This Year's Nobel Peace Prize
Pope Francis is tipped to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize, according to some of the world's leading bookmakers. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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02-10-2014 - Åben debat. Paven ønskede og har fået det. Godt for kirken
Teologi

, Pope Francis wanted open debate. With clashing cardinals, he's got it
Leading up to a Vatican summit on family life that Pope Francis opens on Sunday (Oct. 5), high-ranking churchmen have fiercely debated church teaching - and criticized each other - in sharp exchanges that offer a ringside seat to the kind of battles that Rome used to keep under wraps. But amid all this verbal sparring, the opposing camps have found one point of consensus: Airing their differences is good for the Roman Catholic Church. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
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01-10-2014 - Kristne kirker støtter demonstrationer i Hongkong
Politik - religion

Christians Show Support For Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests
According to Joseph Cheng Yu-shek, a politics professor at City University of Hong Kong, Christians have a strong reason to throw their support behind the anti-Beijing protests. "Christians in Hong Kong, they see that economic development has not brought more religious tolerance in China, so despite economic development, despite improvement in living standards and opening to the external world, tolerance of Christianity especially has not been improving, in fact in the recent two years persecution has strengthened," he told UCA News. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Kina - Wikipedia
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30-09-2014 - For første gang kvinde i congregation i Vatikanet

First woman appointed to a Vatican congregation joyful
The first woman ever to be appointed a member of a Vatican congregation explains that "women still have much to give to the Church with their personal charisma." Læs mere - [Patheos]

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30-09-2014 - Enhver kristen ønsker at forlade Irak
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

Vicar Of Baghdad Claims 'Every Christian Wants To Leave' Iraq As ISIS
Canon Andrew White has witnessed a dramatic decline in the Christian population of Iraq since the Islamic State began its nation-wide sweep. Dubbed the "Vicar of Baghdad," White has warned through his Facebook page and in interviews that the militant group, which launched its reign of terror in northern Iraq, may be headed for the capital city next. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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29-09-2014 - Mikkels dag fejres i Rom. Paven: Satan forklæder ondt som godt
Teologi

Pope Francis: Satan seduces by disguising evil as good
On Monday's feast of the archangels Pope Francis spoke of the ongoing battle between the devil and mankind, encouraging attendees to pray to the angels, who have been charged to defend us. "He presents things as if they were good, but his intention is destruction. And the angels defend us," the Roman Pontiff told those gathered for his Sept. 29 Mass in the Vatican's Saint Martha residence chapel. Læs mere - [Patheos]

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27-09-2014 - A propros et valg: Hårde tider for kirken i Skotland
Kirkens liv

Hard work for the kirk
As religious practice in Scotland is vanishing fast, so are old assumptions about the link between faith and political choice. Religion played some role in the referendum campaign, but old stereotypes were discarded. Catholics no longer fear, as they once did, that an independent Scotland would be too Protestant. Some polls even suggest they plumped for independence in greater numbers than Presbyterians or the non-religious Læs mere - [The Economist]

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26-09-2014 - IS ødelægger assyrisk kirke fra d. 7. århundrede
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Islamic State Reportedly Destroys 7th Century Green Church In Tikrit
Islamic State continues to destroy sacred sites across Iraq. The militant group reportedly blew up a 7th century Christian site known as the Green Church in Tikrit.. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Islam - kristendom
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25-09-2014 - Præsters koner og elskerinder ønsker cølibat ophævet
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Priests' mistresses and wives remind the Vatican: Don't forget about..
Twenty-six Italian women who are married to or in relationships with Catholic priests want clerical celibacy to be overturned by the world's bishops when they meet in Rome for their global synod on the family in October. And they are angry that Pope Francis has not responded to a letter they sent earlier this year urging him to relax the Roman Catholic Church's mandatory position on clergy celibacy and recognize their relationships. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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25-09-2014 - Indskrænkninger i religiøs frihed i Ungarn
Religionskonflikt

, A slippery Magyar slope
RESTRICTIONS on religious freedom do not necessarily involve draconian actions like imprisoning pastors, flogging alleged "blasphemers" or bulldozing places of worship. Liberty of faith can be curbed in much milder ways, and it is still something that needs careful watching. To take one example, the Hungarian government has been taken by task by the American State Department, by its own constitutional court, and mostly recently by the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) over a religion law which makes the status of churches subject to political caprice. Læs mere - [The Economist]

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24-09-2014 - Tidligere præsident Jimmy Carter: Jesus diskriminerede ikke
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Former President Jimmy Carter On Gay Rights: Jesus Christ Never Disc..
"I never knew of any word or action of Jesus Christ that discriminated against anyone," Carter said, according to a video from MLive. The 89-year-old then likened discrimination based on sexual orientation to prejudice against a person's skin color, economic class, and "whether they're living in a foreign country or our country." Carter is a devout Christian who still teaches Sunday School at Georgia's Maranatha Baptist church. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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24-09-2014 - Barbie og Ken som Jesus, Maria, Buddha, Shiva - men ikke Muhammed
Kunst og kultur

, Art Show With Barbie And Ken As The Virgin Mary And Jesus Outrages Bis
Two Argentinian artists, Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini, produced 33 dolls of various religious figures for a show named "Barbie, The Plastic Religion," which opens in Buenos Aires on Oct. 11.
SIR, an Italian website backed by the Italian bishops conference, denounced the controversial toys in an editorial, which asks: " What is the difference between provocation and bad taste?"
The artists' collection featured on their Facebook page includes religious figures from Catholicism, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. Although the artists decided against creating a Ken doll as Islam's Prophet Muhammad, they do depict Jesus being crucified on the cross. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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22-09-2014 - Tro politiseres, religion mister indflydelse
Politik - religion

, Religion loses clout: Why many say that's a bad thing
More Americans today say religion's influence is losing ground just when they want it to play a stronger role in public life and politics. Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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17-09-2014 - Ebola betyder ændret ritualpraksis
Sygdom og sundhed

, Communion Rites May Be Putting Nigerians At Risk For Ebola
Nigerian Christians are fearful that practicing one of their religion's most sacred rites might lead to death by Ebola. In response to the spread of the deadly virus, prominent Nigerian churches have asked parishioners to stop taking the Communion elements in the mouth and refrain from shaking hands as a ceremonial sign of peace. Nigeria's Catholic and Anglican churches issued statements in August asking priests to deliver communion elements into parishioner's cupped palms.. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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15-09-2014 - Pavelig vielse af 20 par sjældent fænomen - og er et signal

Pope's Marriage Celebrations Hint at Coming Changes for Church
Pope Francis dropped a big hint this weekend. The Holy Father presided over the wedding of 20 couples Sunday in St. Peter's Basilica. From a distance, the group seemed fairly typical...The underlying storyline is far more telling: one bride was already a mother, some of the couples had already been living together, and others had previously been married. Læs mere - [Time]

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15-09-2014 - Menighed med kvinder og børn arresteret og forsvundet
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Dozens of Christians 'including women and children' are arrested in Sa
The 28 Christians were said to be worshipping at the home of an Indian national in the eastern city of Khafji, when the police entered the building and took them into custody. They have not been seen or heard from since, raising concerns among human rights groups as to their whereabouts...'It(Saudi Arabia) is the only nation state in the world with the official policy of banning all churches. Læs mere - [Daily Mail]
'This is enforced even though there are over two million Christian foreign workers in that country. Those victimized are typically poor, from Asian and African countries with weak governments.'

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12-09-2014 - Evangelikale i alliance med ateister for at får sekulært skolesystem
Sekularisering

, Evangelical Christians urge secular education in Ireland
EAI executive director Nick Park said "evangelical Christians have often felt alienated by an educational system that they are expected to fund as taxpayers, but which has largely been run by branches of the Catholic Church. Læs mere - [The Irish Times]

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Kristendom
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11-09-2014 - Evangelikale prøver at tvangskonvertere Moon-tilhængere tilbage
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Husband and wife abducted and confined for the purpose of forced..
..two members of the Unification Church in Japan, Mr. and Mrs. S., both in their 40's, were kidnapped by their respective relatives under the direction of an Evangelical Minister, Mamoru Takawaza, leaving their two children behind. This is an additional case of abduction of religious minorities' followers for the purpose of forced de-conversion in Japan. Families influenced by prejudice have resorted to Evangelical ministers over the last thirty years for advice on abducting and confining their over-age children to have them "persuaded" under constraint to recant their minority faith. [Human Rights without Frontiers] Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Kristendom
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10-09-2014 - Udtalelse fra den finske kirke om Mellemøsten
Politik - fredsappel

, STATEMENT BY THE BISHOPS ON THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
..[Conclusion:] Christians are called to offer help to all people. It is therefore important, both theologically and ethically, that western aid for the victims of the wars in Syria and Iraq is not directed solely at helping Christians. However, we have a special duty to monitor and ensure that both international and local agencies are no less committed to the right of all to receive aid. We call on Finn Church Aid and the church's mission organisations to ensure that parishes and individuals are afforded concrete ways to support victims of war in the Middle East. Læs mere - [Helsingin Hiippakunta]

Finland - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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02-09-2014 - Hvis nonner regerede verden (Jeannine Gramick)
Udgivelse - Bog


..an excerpt from the new book, If Nuns Ruled the World (Open Road, September 2014), which aims to shatter stereotypes about Catholic nuns. This chapter profiles Sister Jeannine Gramick, who has dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of gays and lesbians.. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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01-09-2014 - Religionsfrihed - International rapport/US State Department
Udgivelse - Online

, International Religious Freedom Report for 2013
In 2013, the world witnessed the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory. In almost every corner of the globe, millions of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and others representing a range of faiths were forced from their homes on account of their religious beliefs. Out of fear or by force, entire neighborhoods are emptying of residents. Communities are disappearing from their traditional and historic homes and dispersing across the geographic map. In conflict zones, in particular, this mass displacement has become a pernicious norm. - See more at: http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm# wrapper Læs mere - [USCIRF]

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29-08-2014 - Præst frifundet og løsladt efter to års fængsel for slagtning af ko
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

Nepali pastor leaves prison after 2 years for killing a cow
Hindu society is very sensitive as to how other faiths regard their sacred animal and some Hindu groups have recently said that Christians have been encouraging new converts to show disrespect to Hindu symbols, such as the cow; this is causing anger and accusations of forced conversion in Nepali society. Figures show that Christianity is one of the fastest growing faiths in a country where more than 75 per cent of the population are Hindu. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Hinduisme - anden tro
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27-08-2014 - Kristne tilslutter sig Hizbollahs modstand mod ISIS
Religionshistorie

, Hezbollah calls for resistance against IS
With the growing expectation that IS is coming to Lebanon, Hezbollah's military preparations have evolved toward promoting a plan to establish the Lebanese Resistance Brigades, which gather all denominations, to face IS. Steadily, this plan has started to be accepted by youth from other denominations, particularly the Christians of the north and the Bekaa Valley. - A Christian youth explained why he joined the local protection committee: "What has happened in Mosul has been a message to all Christians of the East that the world will not protect them and that they need to rely on themselves to defend their existence." Læs mere - [al-monitor]

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Islam - kristendom
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27-08-2014 - Dom fastslår retten til polygami i Utah
Religionsfrihed

, Federal judge strikes down part of Utah's ban on polygamy
U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups ruled the phrase in the law "'or cohabits with another person' is a violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is without a rational basis under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment." The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by reality TV polygamist Kody Brown and his wives, who left Utah fearing prosecution. They sued the state, arguing that the ban violated their right to freely practice their religion. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

USA - Wikipedia
Mormonisme
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26-08-2014 - Er den af IS henrettede James Foley martyr?
Teologi

, Is James Foley A Martyr? Brutal Death Sparks Faith-Based Debate
From the moment news broke that U.S. journalist James Foley had been beheaded by Islamic State extremists in the Middle East, many Christians, especially Foley's fellow Catholics, began calling him a martyr, with some even saying he should be considered a saint. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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24-08-2014 - Til paven: Kina tillader ikke fremmede magters indflydelse på religion
Religionskonflikt

, China To Pope Francis: Don't 'Interfere' With Our Country's Religion
"We respect the Chinese people," Francis told journalists on the return flight Monday (Aug. 18). "The church only asks for liberty for its task, for its work." That is still a huge challenge, as the Vatican has not had diplomatic relations with China since 1951. The Catholic Church in China is divided between an "official" church known as the Catholic Patriotic Association, answerable to the Communist Party, and an underground church that swears allegiance to Rome. -- "China will always safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity and it never allows foreign forces to interfere with religion. The Vatican should respect China in terms of the personnel of a diocese," Liu Yuanlong, vice president of the association, told the state-run Global Times in a report also published in English. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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22-08-2014 - Kristne og jødiske ledere: Vi elsker muslimer - 100 år
Religionsmøde - lige ret

, Christian and Jewish leaders campaign to support Muslim community
Christian and Jewish leaders have rallied to support the Muslim community, asking members of the Australian public to join them in a campaign called "We'll love Muslims 100 years"...The title makes a play on a recent headline in the Weekend Australian, "We'll fight Islam 100 years", which accompanied a story quoting a former head of army Peter Leahy saying that Australia must prepare for a war against radical Islam lasting for the rest of the century. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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20-08-2014 - James Foley om sin tro - fra fangenskabet
Tro

Must-read: James Foley writes of his Jesuit education, prayer and..
I graduated from Marquette University in 1996. I am always grateful for my Jesuit education for inspiring me to become an inner city teacher, and for instilling a strong liberal arts backbone that proved so critical for writing and reporting...I hadn't truly lived the values of seeing God in all people and things until my freedom was taken from me for 44 days. I prayed every day that my family would know I was alive and for the soul of our colleague, the photographer Anton Hammerl, who was killed. I was truly humbled and broken. But the faith of so many kept my spirits alive and the series of miracles that led to my actual release cannot be described as anything but. Læs mere - [Patheos]

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19-08-2014 - Boko Haram vil skabe islamisk stat i Nigeria
Religionskonflikt

, Boko Haram on course to create an Islamic state in Nigeria..
Boko Haram's attacks in northern Nigeria have been well documented in the past year, but now its aim of forming an Islamic caliphate in the region is becoming a reality in the predominantly Christian Yobe and Borno States. But while the British and American forces support the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq, the Nigerian Army struggles to combat the surprisingly sophisticated militant group with limited international support. Læs mere - [Christian Today]

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18-08-2014 - Paven legitimerer brug af vold for at stoppe IS' overgreb
Politik - magtkritik

, Pope Francis Endorses Use Of Force In Iraq To Stop Persecution
ope Francis on Monday endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq but said the international community - and not just one country - should decide how to intervene. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom
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17-08-2014 - Evangelikale ledere til Israel for at vise støtte
Politik - religion

Anne GrahamLotzAnne Graham Lotz, president of AngelMinistries Evangelical Leaders Will Visit Israel To Show Support, Ask God To..
Several high-profile evangelical leaders will travel to Israel next week as a part of the "Christians in Solidarity with Israel" Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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15-08-2014 - Aleppos kristne fortsat i meget klemt situation
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Aleppo's Christians in Syrian crossfire
As Syrian government forces prepare for what may be a decisive battle against armed groups in Aleppo, Edward Dark reports that for Aleppo's Christians, "fear of a new kind permeates this ancient and deeply rooted community. Genocide and ethnic cleansing are very real threats that haunt the collective conscience of Syria's Christians. Læs mere - [al-monitor]

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Kristendom
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13-08-2014 - Vatikanet opfordrer muslimske ledere til at fordømme IS
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Vatican Urges Muslim Leaders To Condemn The Islamic State..
The unspeakable crimes committed by the Islamic State, a self-identified Sunni militant group formerly known as ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) or ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) get worse every day. Beheadings, stonings, live burials, and crucifixions are all tactics used by the extremists as they attempt to wipe out Iraq and Syria's minority religious groups, like the Yazidis and the Shiites. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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11-08-2014 - Pave Frans til Korea. Kirkens fremtid ligger i Asien
Mission

Pope Heads To South Korea To Kick Off Year Of Evangelization In Asia
Why Asia? Francis himself has said he must go because Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI never managed to get there during his eight-year pontificate. But more to the point, Asia is the future of the Catholic Church. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom
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11-08-2014 - Ebola en forbandelse fra Gud?
Sygdom og sundhed

, Ebola Is A Curse From God, Some African Christian Leaders Say
In Liberia, more than 100 Christian leaders meeting in early August declared that God was angry and Ebola a plague. They called for prayers to seek God's forgiveness for sins including corruption and immoral acts such as homosexuality. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

Liberia - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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10-08-2014 - Evangelikale i USA vender blikket mod Sydamerika
Mission

, U.S. Evangelicals Look To Latin America To Advance Conservative Values
Losing the fight against same-sex marriage at home, leading U.S. Evangelical Christians are joining in the culture wars in Latin America as cheerleaders for opponents of gay legal partnerships, abortion and pornography. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom - evangelikal
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08-08-2014 - Kristendom er færdig i irak
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Priest from Nineveh: 'Christianity is finished in Iraq'
"Today the story of Christianity is finished in Iraq," said a priest who identified himself as Fr. Nawar. "People can't stay in Iraq because there is death for whoever stays," told CNA Aug. 8. A priest who has been living and studying in Rome for the last three years, Fr. Nawar is originally from the Iraqi city of Qaraqosh (Bakhdida) on the plains of Nineveh, which was considered the Christian capital of the country until the Kurdish military forces known as the Peshmerga withdrew from it. Læs mere - [Catholic News Agency]

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Kristendom
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08-08-2014 - Ebola-ramte missionærer/læger rejser debat i USA
Mission - helbredelse og sundhed

, Ann Coulter, Donald Trump Ebola Comments Prompt Christian Backlash
Prominent conservative voices are criticizing the decision to bring two medical missionaries who contracted Ebola back to the United States for treatment. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom
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08-08-2014 - Den romersk-katolske kirke parat til kamp mod ebola
Mission - helbredelse og sundhed

, Church on front line against Ebola outbreak, official says
The Catholic Church plays a fundamental role in responding to the worst outbreak of Ebola infections in history, a Holy See collaborator has explained. "The Catholic Church manages health facilities, and so it will be able to care for Ebola-affected people whenever the structures have the capacity to keep the infected people in isolation," Monsignor Robert J. Vitillo told CNA. Læs mere - [Patheos]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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06-08-2014 - Ebola truer udsendte medarbejdere i mission
Mission

, Religious Workers Risk Their Lives On The Frontline Of Ebola Epidemic
The Ebola outbreak in western Africa has claimed at least 932 lives as of August 4, according to the WHO, and it shows no sign of abating. Health professionals working on the frontline of the epidemic are some of the most vulnerable to contracting the disease -- and they are often religious and missionary workers Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom
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01-08-2014 - Dødsdømt i Sudan for konversion til kristendom, nu ankommet til USA
Religionskonflikt

, Sudanese Christian at centre of Muslim conversion row arrives in U.S.
A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death on charges of converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, arrived in the United States on Thursday. Mariam Yahya Ibrahim arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she has relatives and where she was greeted by a crowd of people from the local Sudanese immigrant community who sang and handed her bunches of flowers. "I can't describe the feeling," said her husband, Daniel Wani.. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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29-07-2014 - Alle 45 kristne institutioner i Mosul besat eller ødelagt af ISIS
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, All 45 Christian Institutions in Mosul Destroyed or Occupied By ISIS
Since taking over Mosul on June 10, ISIS has destroyed, occupied, converted to mosques, converted to ISIS headquarters or shuttered all 45 Christian institutions in Mosul. The following is the complete list of the Christian institutions in Mosul, grouped by denomination. Læs mere - [Assyrian International News agency]

Irak - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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26-07-2014 - Muslimske topledere fordæmmer ISIS angreb på kristne
Religionsmøde

, World's top Muslim leaders condemn attacks on Iraqi Christians88
Two of the leading voices in the Muslim world denounced the persecution of Christians in Iraq, at the hands of extremists proclaiming a caliphate under the name Islamic State. The most explicit condemnation came from.. Læs mere - [News.va]

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25-07-2014 - Erklæring fra Bethlehem Bible College om situationen i Gaza
Politik - religion

, A statement by Bethlehem Bible College regarding the current crisis..
As Christians committed to nonviolence, we do not and cannot endorse Hamas' ideology. However, we believe that the people of Gaza have the right to live in freedom and dignity. This means that the siege over Gaza should be lifted and the borders should be open. The people of Gaza need a chance to live. Læs mere - [Bethlehem Bible College]

Palæstina - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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23-07-2014 - Dødsklokker for kristne og sekulære, arabiske nationalister
Religionskonflikt

, For Arab Christians and secular Arab nationalists, Isis may be the..
The past decade has been catastrophic for the Arab world's beleaguered 12 million strong Christian minority. In Egypt revolution and counter-revolution have been accompanied by a series of anti-Copt riots, killings and church burnings. In Gaza and the West Bank Palestinian Christians are emigrating en masse as they find themselves uncomfortably caught between Netanyahu's pro-settler government and their increasingly radicalised Sunni neighbours.. Syria .. Iraq .. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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21-07-2014 - Muslimsk professor myrdet for sit forsvar for de kristnes ret
Religionskonflikt

, The Muslim who gave up his life for Mosul's Christians
He refused to keep silent about the violence agaist Mosul's Christians who are forced to choose between converting to the Muslim faith, paying the jizyah (the Islamic tax for non-Muslims) or fleeing. Professor Mahmoud Al 'Asali, a law professor who lectures on pedagogy at the University of Mosul, had the courage to make a stand against this brutal duress which he believes go against the Muslim commandments. But he paid for this gesture with his life: he was killed by ISIS militants in Mosul yesterday. Læs mere - [Vatican Insider]

Irak - Wikipedia
Islam - kristendom
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21-07-2014 - Muslimer solidariske med kristne i Bagdad
Religionsmøde - fælles handlen

, Muslims show solidarity with Iraqi Christians in Baghdad rally
More than 200 people - many of them Muslims - gathered on Sunday in front of a Catholic church in Baghdad carrying "I am Iraqi, I am Christian" slogans to show solidarity after a radical Islamist group evacuated Christians from their homes in the northern city of Mosul. Læs mere - [Al Arabya News]

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20-07-2014 - ISIS brænder 1800 år gammel kirke i Mosul
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, ISIS burns 1,800-year-old church in Mosul
The burning of the church is the latest in a series of destruction of Christian property in Mosul, which was taken by the Islamist rebels last month, along with other swathes of Iraqi territory. Læs mere - [Al Arabya News]

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Islam - kristendom
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15-07-2014 - Budskab fra præst ved den lutherske kirke i Betlehem, Mitri Raheb
Politik - tro

Mitri Raheb Message July 15, 2014 - The Israel-Palestine Situation
[view the video] Læs mere - [YouTube]

Palæstina - Wikipedia
Kristendom -luth.-evangel.
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15-07-2014 - Anglikansk accept af kvindelige biskopper truer relationen til Rom
Økumene

, Church Of England Vote On Women Bishops Threatens Anglican-Catholic..
The Church of England's vote to allow female bishops threatens unity with the Catholic Church, according to the editor of the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano. Giovanni Maria Vian, who is also a Rome historian, on Tuesday said the decision would have "an extremely negative impact" on steps to bring the churches closer together despite a positive meeting between Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis a month ago. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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14-07-2014 - Church of England tillader kvindelige biskopper
Organisation og ledelse

Church of England General Synod backs women bishops
Its ruling General Synod gave approval to legislation introducing the change by the required two-thirds majority. A previous vote in 2012 was backed by the Houses of Bishops and Clergy but blocked by traditionalist lay members. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was "delighted" but some opponents said they were unconvinced by the concessions offered to them. Læs mere - [BBC]

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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02-07-2014 - Jerusalembiskop erklærer at der er brug for forsoning, ikke hævn
Religionskonflikt

Revenge only perpetuates violence, Jerusalem bishop observes
In wake of escalating tensions between Israel and Palestine following the murder of three Israeli teens, Bishop William Shomali has encouraged leaders to work for reconciliation rather than retaliation. "We are against the killing of these three young Israeli men. It's a homicide, it's a crime against humanity," the bishop said in comments made to CNA July 2. "But at the same time we should also look at the whole situation between Palestinians and Israelis (in order) to reach a reconciliation, so that such crimes are not repeated." Læs mere - [Patheos]

Palæstina - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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01-07-2014 - International Bulletin of Missionary Research - Juli 2014
Udgivelse - Online

, International Bulletin of Missionary Research, Issue 38,3 Juky 2014
Cultural Disorientation and Understanding the Missional God J. Nelson Jennings.- Christian Mission in the Wake of the Arab Spring George F. Sabra. - Missiology after "Mission"? John Roxborogh. - Salvaging C. S. Lewis's The Horse and His Boy for Mission and Cultural Awareness Sarah Hinlicky Wilson. - The Geographic Imagination and the Expansion of Methodist Missions in Southeast Asia David W. Scott. - Campbell N. Moody's Reflections on the Christian Mission Kazue Mino. - My Pilgrimage in Mission Mary Motte. Læs mere - [International Bulletin of Missionary Research]

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25-06-2014 - Extra ecclesiam nulla salus? Paven om som kristen at tilhøre kirken
Lærespørgsmål

Being a Christian means belonging to the Church, Pope affirms
"We are not Christians as an individual, each one on his own," he said. "None of us become Christians on our own," but rather "we owe our relationship with God to so many others who passed on the faith, who brought us for Baptism, who taught us to pray and showed us the beauty of the Christian life." Læs mere - [Patheos]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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17-06-2014 - Kristne og shia-muslimer står overfor usikker fremtid
Religionskonflikt

Christians, Shias face uncertain future in face of Iraqi violence
In the midst of advances by Sunni insurgents, Iraq's remaining Christian community and the country's majority- Shia population face threats to their future, and continued violence. Læs mere - [Catholic News Agency]

Irak - Wikipedia
Islam - anden tro
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17-06-2014 - Kristen familie, ikke-voldstilhænger, vil ikke opgive deres gård
Religionskonflikt

The Christian family refusing to give up its Bethlehem hill farm
A Palestinian Christian family that preaches non-violence from a farm in the West Bank is battling to hold on to land it has owned for 98 years. Now surrounded by Israeli settlements, the family is a living example of the idea of peaceful resistance. Læs mere - [BBC]

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Kristendom
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16-06-2014 - Mosul's kristne vender måske aldrig tilbage
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Mosul's Ancient Christian Population 'May Never Return'
The Islamist overthrow of the Iraqi city of Mosul has emptied it of its ancient Christian population, who may never return, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul said.
Archbishop Amel Nona said he had "never seen anything like" the attack on the northern city this week, which is part of an ongoing campaign to set up an Islamic state in northern Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), who are also known as ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Group).
Mosul, historically a Christian heartland, was home to 35,000 Christians before the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. In the 11 years since, its Christian population has drained to just 3,000. Læs mere - [Assyrian International News Agency]

Irak - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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15-06-2014 - Kristen(-aramæisk!) deltagelse i Israels hær bekræfter zionismens vej
Religionsmøde

, Christian Arabs wrestle with Israeli identity
From a historical perspective, the fate of the Christian Arab community, which had hoped to rely on secular Arab nationalism and was ultimately proven wrong, is the greatest proof that Zionism has chosen the right path, by creating a reality of secure multi-national and multi-religious coexistence. Given this, one can better understand the new phenomenon of Arab Christians drawing on their Israeli identity and expressing a desire to be considered a distinct Christian community rather than part of the larger Israeli Muslim Arab community. Læs mere - [al-monitor]

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Kristendom, zionisme
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13-06-2014 - Pave Frans: 99 % i Vatikanet mod fælles islam-jødisk-kristen bøn
Religionsmøde - fælles religiøs praksis

Pope Francis Says 99% Of Vatican Opposed Palestine-Israel Prayer Meeti
lmost all Vatican officials initially opposed Pope Francis' idea of bringing the Israeli and Palestinian presidents together for a prayer summit, he said in an interview published Friday. However, they eventually warmed up to the idea.. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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13-06-2014 - Liberalistisk økonomi forbundet med kristen tro
Politik - økonomi

, ..a rise in the crossroads of religion and economics
David Brat's victory over Rep. Eric Cantor was a shocker, leading to the lightning-fast unearthing of Brat's writings, such as those calling for Christians to "rise up" in defense of capitalism. But Brat is part of a bigger movement in recent years of overtly religious economists, particularly of the conservative Christian variety...Generally, he is a free-market conservative but one who believes ethics have been lost in the process. Those ethics can be found, he believes, not in man-made laws but in Christianity - specifically, Protestantism. [Se also: David Brat's Biblical Views Shape His Tea Party Politics Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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11-06-2014 - Højrekirkelige (Southern Baptists) mod kønsnivellering

, Southern Baptists oppose gender reassignment
Pushing back against a cultural tide of growing acceptance of transgender people, Southern Baptists adopted a statement affirming the creation of "two distinct and complementary sexes." Læs mere - [Washington Post]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom, baptist
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09-06-2014 - Irland, derefter Danmark, Sverige og UK er mest sandt muslimske
Religionsmøde islam-kristendom

Ireland rated the most Muslim country in the world
The country in the world most faithful to the values of the Koran is Ireland according to an Iranian-born academic at George Washingon University in the US. Next are Denmark, Sweden and the UK. Læs mere - [The Irish Times]

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09-06-2014 - Højrekirkekonfrontation med "en tredje vej" overfor homoseksualitet
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Southern Baptists confront a 'third way' on homosexuality and sin
According to its [Southern Baptist] constitution, if a congregation decides to "affirm, approve or endorse homosexual behavior," it is considered no longer "in cooperation with" the wider body. But in February, a California pastor told his Southern Baptist congregation that he no longer believed the traditional teachings of the church regarding homosexuality. The Rev. Danny Cortez said members of New Heart Community Church and his own son, who had recently come out as gay, had helped convince him that homosexuality is not a sin. Læs mere - [Pew Research Center for the People & the Press]

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08-06-2014 - Hovedspring ned i mellemøstkonflikter med bedetopmøde for fred
Religionsmøde - dialog

, Pope dives into Mideast peace with prayer summit
Pope Francis plunged head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for a remarkable evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed. Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas joked and embraced in the foyer of the Vatican hotel where Francis lives and later in the Vatican gardens, where they joined Francis in presiding over a sunset invocation.. Læs mere - [Yahoo News]

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Flere
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05-06-2014 - 900 muslimske flygtninge har asyl i kirke (Carnot)
Religionskonflikt

900 Muslim Refugees Take Shelter In One Central African Republic Churc
The Rev. Justin Nary and his colleagues have been caring for 900 Muslims at the Catholic church in Carnot since early February, when Christian militia fighters attacked the town. In the weeks that followed, hundreds more Muslims trekked to the church as word spread in the forests that it was a safe haven. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Kristendom - islam
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02-06-2014 - Kvinde, dødsdømt for konversion og ægteskab med kristen, føder barn
Religionskonflikt

, First picture of the baby born in a Sudan jail to mother sentenced to
Meriam has spent the past four months shackled to the floor in a disease-ridden jail after being sentenced to death by hanging earlier this month for converting from Islam to Christianity and marrying a Christian man. Her lawyer Mohaned Mustafa Elnour said the couple are 'happy and proud' of their new arrival and that it has brought a momentary ray of light to an otherwise bleak and desperate situation. Læs mere - [Daily Mail]

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Islam - kristendom
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02-06-2014 - Hampton University Ministers' Conference - 100 år (Billeder mm)
Kirkens liv

100 Years Of Glorious History From The Hampton University Ministers'..
Hampton University's annual Ministers' Conference is one of the oldest gatherings of black clergy in America, and this year it celebrates 100 years of influencing the American spiritual landscape and social well-being with the theme, "Honoring Our Past, Anticipating Our Future." Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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30-05-2014 - Kardinal Walter Kasper, "pavens teolog", og pave Frans
Personalia og biografi

Cardinal Walter Kasper, 'Pope's Theologian', Enjoying Spotlight Of..
The genesis of their partnership, Kasper recalled during a recent trip to New York, was a fateful encounter that took place a few days before last year's conclave, when all the electors in the College of Cardinals from around the world were staying in the Vatican guesthouse... Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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29-05-2014 - Spændinger efter angreb på kirke som svar på ødelæggelse af moske
Religionskonflikt

, C. African Republic city tense after church attack
A group of Christian youth destroyed one of the last mosques in Central African Republic's capital on Thursday, hours after Muslim rebels launched a grenade and gunfire attack on a Catholic church, officials and residents said. Ousmane Abakar, a spokesman for Bangui's small remaining Muslim community, denounced the Wednesday attack on the church and denied that local Muslims were to blame. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN) [AP]]

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Kristendom - islam
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29-05-2014 - 2025 - efter 1700 år: Første, sandt økumeniske synode (efter Nikæa)
Økumene

Bartholomew: With Francis, we invite all Christians to celebrate ..
On his return from Jerusalem , where he met with Pope Francis at the Holy Sepulchre, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, has revealed an important appointment for unity between Catholics and Orthodox: a gathering at Nicaea in 2025, where the first real ecumenical council of the undivided Church was celebrated. Speaking exclusively with AsiaNews, Bartholomew says that together with Pope Francis "we agreed to leave as a legacy to ourselves and our successors a gathering in Nicaea in 2025, to celebrate together, after 17 centuries , the first truly ecumenical synod, where the Creed was first promulgated". Læs mere - [AsiaNews.it]

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Kristendom, ortodoks
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26-05-2014 - Paven bad for fred og forsoning ved muren gennem Israel/Palæstina
Politik - religion

, Pope Francis knew what he was doing when he stopped to pray at ..
The Pope of surprises has done it again during his Holy Land visit, delighting Palestinians by stopping to pray at Israel's separation barrier. The barrier is a powerful symbol... Læs mere - [Catholic Herald]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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26-05-2014 - Pave Frans: At han vil en dag være "Pave emeritus" er ikke udelukket
Kirkeorden

Pope Francis says papal retirements could become normal in Church
Pope Francis said on Monday he would be open to retiring eventually like his predecessor, Benedict XVI, instead of ruling for life, adding that the concept of a "pope emeritus" could someday become normal in the Church Læs mere - [Reuters]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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22-05-2014 - Pro-Life diskussion i den katolske kirke i USA
Etik - abort

, Pro-Life Environmentalism & Dogma
The term "pro-life" should be a shorthand for respect for the sanctity of life. But I will not let that label apply to people for whom sanctity for life begins at conception and ends at birth. What about the rest of life? Respect for the sanctity of life, if you believe that it begins at conception, cannot end at birth. That radical narrowing of our concern for the sanctity of life is leading to terrible distortions in our society. [The comment has attracted awareness e.g. in Huffington Post (Read here). It has awakened opposition as well: (Read here)] .. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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21-05-2014 - Pavebesøg i Israel sætter fokus på den kristne exodus
Udbredelse

, Christian Exodus From Middle East Shadows Papal Visit To Holy Land
Pope Francis will arrive this weekend in the land where Christianity was born - and where Christians are disappearing. This ancient community has dwindled to around 2 percent of the region's population as economic hardship, violence and the bitter realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have sent Christians searching for better opportunities overseas. The Christian exodus, underway for decades, has reached critical levels in recent years. Emigration is a central concern to local Vatican officials, who are trying to stave off the flight with offers of jobs, housing and scholarships. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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20-05-2014 - Accept af eventuel ateistisk præsident stadig lav, men dog stigende
Ateisme

, More Americans willing to vote for an atheist president
Atheists are still the most mistrusted group in the U.S., and a godless politician is still the least likely candidate to win votes in a presidential election. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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19-05-2014 - Voksende katolsk migrantmenighed i Tel Aviv
Migrantkirker

, Tel Aviv Catholic church serves growing migrant community
Each week, the church holds five "Sunday" Masses - though only one of them actually takes place on Sunday. The rest are held Saturday, which is Israel's Sabbath and the only day migrants have off from work. Masses are celebrated in the languages of the migrants - Tagalog and English for the Filipino community, Konkani and Malayalam for the Indians and Sinhalese for the Sri Lankans. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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19-05-2014 - Religiøse spændinger forværrer krisen, siger russisk-ortodoks præst
Politik - religion

In Ukraine, Religious Tensions Contribute To Worsening Political..
Religious tensions are deepening dividing lines in Ukraine's crisis, with rival churches taking political sides and Kiev slighting the Russian Orthodox Church, a senior official of the Moscow-based church said on Friday...The Russian church's critics certainly do not see it as neutral in the crisis. Its head, Patriarch Kirill, is close to President Vladimir Putin and has supported his drive to forge closer ties with former Soviet regions outside Russia. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Ortodoks, russisk
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18-05-2014 - Mission fra Afrika til USA
Mission - gensidig

, Nigerian Church Spreads African-Style Zeal Across North America
In earlier times, white missionaries traveled from Europe and America to sub-Saharan Africa to save souls. Today, the trend has reversed. Evangelists from the global south are targeting Americans and Europeans they say are ripe for Christian renewal. There is no greater example than the Redeemed Christian Church of God. This ambitious Nigerian denomination has established its North American headquarters in Texas, and its goal is nothing less than becoming the next major global religion. Læs mere - [NPR]

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Kristendom
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12-05-2014 - Hvor behandles kristne bedst - i Israel eller Palæstina?
Religionskonflikt

, Where is it really better to be a Christian - Israel or Palestine?
In the run-up to the Pope's visit, Israel lobbyists glorify how Israel treats its Christian minority versus Palestinians 'persecution' of theirs - but where are Christians truly safe and part of public life? Læs mere - [Haaretz]

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Kristendom - jødedom
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11-05-2014 - Mission? Højre-aktivister deler bibler ud foran moske
Mission - arbejdsmåder

, Far-right activists hand out Bibles outside mosques in Bradford
Far right activists have targeted mosques in Bradford attempting to hand out Bibles and distribute leaflets accusing community elders of failing to stop grooming gangs...According to the anti-fascist organisation Hope Not Hate, Britain First is a protestant far right group with its roots in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Læs mere - [The Independent]

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Kristendom - islam
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10-05-2014 - Libanesisk kardinal under kritik for besøg i Jerusalem
Politik - religion

Lebanese cardinal criticized over Jerusalem visit
[Cardinal Bechara Rai, head of Lebanon's Maronite Catholic church, has by the editor of the daily Al-Akhbar been called] to reconsider a trip that would "humanize (Israeli) occupation of Palestinian territories until "the hour of liberation comes."
But the cardinal did not budge, and even raised his voice in a discussion with reporters earlier this week. "Jerusalem is our city, we Christians, before all people," Rai said. "I am going there to say that it is our city and that Jerusalem is Arab." Læs mere - [Haaretz]

Libanon - Wikipedia
Kristendom, maronitisk
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09-05-2014 - Paven taler for redistribution af rigdom til de fattige
Politik - økonomi

, Pope Francis Calls For 'Legitimate Redistribution' Of Wealth..
ope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion" that is taking hold today.
Francis made the appeal during a speech to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the heads of major U.N. agencies who are meeting in Rome this week.
Latin America's first pope has frequently lashed out at the injustices of capitalism and the global economic system that excludes so much of humanity.
On Friday, Francis called for the United Nations to promote a "worldwide ethical mobilization" of solidarity with the poor in a new spirit of generosity. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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09-05-2014 - Mors dags metodistiske rødder - i anledning af 100'året
Kultur

Mother's Day History Is Steeped In Radical, Religious Feminism
Following her mother's death in 1905, the younger Jarvis began petitioning for a national holiday in celebration of mothers everywhere. She sent letters to President William Taft and former President Theodore Roosevelt, enlisted financial help from Philadelphia department store owner John Wanamaker and organized her own Mother's Day celebration in a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom
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07-05-2014 - Næsten 25% af USAs latinamerkanske borger er nu tidligere katolikker
Demografi

, The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States
Most Hispanics in the United States continue to belong to the Roman Catholic Church. But the Catholic share of the Hispanic population is declining, while rising numbers of Hispanics are Protestant or unaffiliated with any religion. Indeed, nearly one-in-four Hispanic adults (24%) are now former Catholics, according to a major, nationwide survey of more than 5,000 Hispanics by the Pew Research Center. Læs mere - [Pew Research Center for the People & the Press]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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06-05-2014 - Gammel Testamente, muslimske skrifter = terroristisk litteratur
Religionskonflikt

, Muslim Nursi texts, Old Testament, and Jehovah's Witness texts "banned
Members of several religious communities in Azerbaijan have expressed concern to Forum 18 News Service over a list of "banned" books, which may be used to confiscate books in raids. Most of the banned books are Islamic texts such as those by theologian Said Nursi, but the list also includes the Old Testament and Jehovah's Witness texts. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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02-05-2014 - Paven udsætter kanonisering af Mother Teresa
Kirkens liv

MotherTeresaMother Teresa, Mother Teresa's Canonization Dissed
In canonizing two popes -- Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II -- who each represent the progressive and conservative wings, respectively, of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has shrewdly bridged the church's theological schism. But in his effort to move the church forward, Francis has overlooked women in his calculus. And one person who was ahead of Pope John Paul II in the queue for canonization was Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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30-04-2014 - EU-biskopper: Helgenkåringen af Joh. Paul II har politisk betydning
Politik - religion

, EU Bishops welcome progress towards reunified Europe
The churches and the religious communities in Europe have a particular duty to make their unique contribution to the family of nations which is the EU. The canonization of Pope John Paul II last weekend invites us to renew our appreciation of the contribution of this great Polish pope to the collapse of communism, to the overcoming of division within Europe and to the accession of Central and Eastern European countries into the EU. John Paul II spoke of Europe's two lungs, one the West the other the East. Eastern and Western Europe are quite distinct. They have characteristic traits and specific identities and yet they are integral components of the same organism and live in interdependence. The legacy of St. John Paul II challenges the Church as well as the world of politics to walk hand in hand in East and West so as to reach the goal of true unity in Europe. Læs mere - [Independent catholic news]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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30-04-2014 - Boko Haram bortfører kristne som muslimske piger til ukendt skæbne
Religionskonflikt

, NIGERIA'S STOLEN GIRLS
State schools and remote villages in the north have borne the brunt of Boko Haram's violence this year. The group is believed to be at least partly waging a campaign against secular values. The kidnapped girls were both Christian and Muslim; their only offense, it seems, was attending school. Læs mere - [The New Yorker]

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Islam
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29-04-2014 - Kardinaler tæt på paven involveret i at dække over sex-misbrug
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Chilean cardinals close to pope stained by abuse cover-ups
Home today is an apartment in Society Hill, Philadelphia, but when Juan Carlos Cruz was growing up in Chile in the 1980s, his family lived close to El Bosque, "the forest" -- a tree-draped park avenue and a prime neighborhood in Santiago, the capital city. It was also home to a charismatic pastor, Fr. Fernando Karadima, surrounded by well-dressed boys from top schools, and later unmasked as a sexual predator. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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29-04-2014 - Ateistisk organisation omkring The Sunday Assembly
Kultur

, Atheist Sunday Assembly prepares for first 'synod' as expansion..
Now, 16 months after the first Sunday Assembly, the organisation predicts it will have 100 congregations on five continents by the end of 2014, and this weekend it will hold its first "general assembly" to set up a system of church-like management, an event that the group's organisers acknowledge will be compared to the Church of England's General Synod. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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Ateisme
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28-04-2014 - Tusinder danner skjold for at beskytte kirke
Religionskonflikt

, Thousands form human shield to protect church from demolition
Thousands of Chinese Christians have united in the city of Wenzhou to form a 24-hour human shield around the Sanjiang Christian Church, amidst threats from the Communist authorities to demolish the building. The three-story Church is one of ten places of worship to have been listed for demolition in the Zhejiang province, considered China's most Christian region. This is the second time in two weeks the Christians of Zhejiang have flocked to protect their Church from the machinations of the local Communist party. Læs mere - [Independent catholic news]

Kina - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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28-04-2014 - Kirke sagsøger stat på grund af forbud mod homoseksuelt ægteskab
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, United Church of Christ sues over North Carolina ban on same-sex..
A group of Charlotte-area ministers have helped launch the country's first faith-based challenge to a same-sex marriage ban, claiming in a lawsuit filed Monday that North Carolina's laws block them from practicing their religion. Læs mere - [The State]

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Kristendom
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27-04-2014 - Om Johannes XXIII - helgenkåret 27. april 2014
Personalia og biografi

St. John XXIII
Although few people had as great an impact on the 20th century as Pope John XXIII, he avoided the limelight as much as possible. Indeed, one writer has noted that his "ordinariness" seems one of his most remarkable qualities. The firstborn son of a farming family in Sotto il Monte, near Bergamo in northern Italy, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli .. Læs mere - [American Catholic.org]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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27-04-2014 - Om Johannes Paul II - helgenkåret 27. april 2014
Organisation og ledelse

Saint John Paul II: Doctor of Incarnate Love
Several articles about John Paul II. - JOHN PAUL II INSISTED THAT IF GOD GOES, HUMAN DIGNITY GOES WITH HIM. THE DEATH OF GOD MEANS THE DEATH OF THE HUMAN PERSON, WHO HAS NO POSSIBILITIES BUT THOSE OFFERED BY THE MATERIAL ORDER ITSELF. Læs mere - [ABC Religion and Ethics - Australia]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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22-04-2014 - Muslimer de bedste evangelister
Konversion

Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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22-04-2014 - Kristne i Israel: vi er ikke arabere, palæstinensere men israelere
Politik - tro

Israel encouraging more Christians to join military service
"We are not Arabs. We are not Palestinians. We are Israelis, citizens of this country and we see ourselves as loyal to this country and its institutions as any Christian living in any other place in the world would," he (Gabriel Nadaf) said. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Kristendom
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22-04-2014 - Kina på vej til at blive landet med flest kristne
Udbredelse

China On Track To Become World's Largest Christian Country By 2025..
Some experts, like Purdue University sociology professor Fenggang Yang, have no doubt, though, that China is on track to overtake the U.S. as the most Christian country in the world. "By my calculations China is destined to become the largest Christian country in the world very soon," Yang told The Telegraph. "It is going to be less than a generation. Not many people are prepared for this dramatic change." Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom
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18-04-2014 - Evangelikale lader socialt engagement "afgifte" kirkens 'brand'
Kirkens liv

How evangelical Christians are using social action to revivify church
The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, told the Guardian this week that "there is a certain toxicity about the brand" of Christianity. It is a concern most keenly felt among evangelical Christians. One senior source at the Evangelical Alliance, an umbrella organisation representing about a million British Christians, says part of their job is to "detoxify the brand". These are extraordinary admissions from what is normally the most boosterish and self-confident part of the Christian church. There are increasing signs that evangelical Christian groups are using social action to detoxify their brand, weaving their charitable work into the fabric of people's lives. As the welfare state retreats, faith groups are increasingly supplying volunteers, local knowledge, and sometimes money to the places left behind Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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Kristendom - evangelikal
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16-04-2014 - Trods pave Frans: stadig bevægelse fra katolsk kirke til protestantisk
Udbredelse - kirkeretninger

Pope struggles to keep fellow Latin Americans in Catholic fold: Poll
Despite a high-profile first year as the head of the Vatican, Pope Francis has not been able to stem the tide of fellow Latin Americans turning away from Catholicism and toward Evangelicalism, or secularism in more prosperous countries. The number of Roman Catholics in Latin America, a historical stronghold, dropped to 67 percent in 2013, from 80 percent in 1995, a survey by Chile-based pollster Latinobarometro showed on Wednesday. Læs mere - [Reuters]

Sydamerika - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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16-04-2014 - Strid om afrikansk exorcist i England - med sin heksetro en fare
Kirkens liv

Activists call on British government to deport African exorcist
A Pentecostal preacher who claims to deliver people from witchcraft is a danger to children and should be deported from England, activists say. Helen Ukpabio, a woman who wears colorful West African clothes and hats and who calls herself a "Lady Apostle," is the founder of the controversial Liberty Foundation Gospel Ministries in Nigeria. I Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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Kristendom
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16-04-2014 - Fillipinske biskopper advarer med selvpiskning og korsfæstelse
Kirkens liv

Philippine bishops warn against self-flagellation
The country's Catholic bishops on Wednesday warned penitents not to subject themselves to crucifixion or self-flagellation during the observance of Good Friday..Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan, president of the bishops' conference said that instead of subjecting themselves to "extreme forms" of sacrifice, Catholics should instead show more "love for others". Læs mere - [UCANindia]

Filipinerne - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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16-04-2014 - Cameron: England er et kristent land og skal være sig det bevidst
Politik - tro

Cameron affirms partnership with Church
"I believe we should be more confident about our status as a Christian country, more ambitious about expanding the role of faith-based organisations, and, frankly, more evangelical about a faith that compels us to get out there and make a difference to people's lives." Læs mere - [Church Times]

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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14-04-2014 - Vatikanets historiske arkiv bliver tilgængeligt online
Kirke og kultur

The Vatican's Precious Manuscripts Go Online
Almost 600 years after Pope Nicholas V founded the Vatican Apostolic Library, the Holy See is now turning to 50 experts, five scanners and a Japanese IT firm to digitize millions of pages from its priceless manuscripts, opening them to the broader public for the first time. When the project is finished, one of the richest and most important collections of historical texts in the world will be available with a click of the mouse-and free. Læs mere - [The Wall Street Jounal]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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12-04-2014 - Filmen Noah forbudt i flere muslimske lande
Kultur

Noah Movie Banned in More Muslim Countries
Malaysia and Indonesia have joined the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Bahrain in censoring the film from theaters. However, Egypt, which had suggested that it might too ban the film, announced on Monday that its board of censors had approved the film for release. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Islam
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09-04-2014 - Klodens største muslimske samfund har succes
Demokrati

, Dansk
Indonesien, nationen der består af tusindvis af øer spredt ud over et område på størrelse med USA, er et land i fremgang, demokratisk som økonomisk.. Læs mere - [Politiken]

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Islam
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08-04-2014 - Hollandsk præst skudt i sit kloster i Homs
Religionskonflikt

Dutch priest dubbed 'Syrian of Syrians' is assassinated at his monaste
[Read from 10. February, how Lugt gave shield for muslims as well as christians (HERE)]. Læs mere - [Washington Post]
A Dutch priest who had steadfastly refused to leave the besieged Syrian city of Homs was assassinated by masked gunmen Monday, a killing that robbed Syria of one of its most high-profile interfaith figures. The Rev. Frans van der Lugt, 75, a Jesuit who had lived in Syria for almost 50 years, was shot in the head in the garden of his monastery in a rebel-held area, according to colleagues and Syrian opposition fighters...The priest was "a Syrian among Syrians" who refused to abandon his adopted people even when it meant risking his own life..

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Kristendom - islam
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07-04-2014 - Kristne og muslimer prøver at imødegå folkedrab
Religionsmøde - dialog

, Christians and Muslims Counter Ethnic Cleansing
Reverend Nicolas Guerekoyame-Gbangou, president of the Evangelical Alliance of the Central African Republic, represents the Protestant community (52% of the population); Imam Oumar Kobine Layama, president of the Central African Republic Islamic Community, represents the Muslim community (15% of the population); and the Most Reverend Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui, represents the Catholic Church (29% of the population).This week, these three leaders are hosting U.S. religious and political leaders for a mirror visit to CAR... Læs mere - [Time]

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Flere
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04-04-2014 - Tusinde kristne kinesere camperer rundt om kirke
Religionskonflikt

, Why Chinese Christians are camping out to save their church and cross
housands of Chinese Christians have camped themselves in and around a church in the eastern part of China to prevent it from being demolished after several crosses have already been torn down under a provincial campaign to curb the spread of Christianity, local residents and religious leaders said Friday. Concerned that Christianity was growing too fast and in an "unsustainable" manner, local officials in the province of Zhejiang began a campaign in February to demolish any church buildings that violated local regulations, according to a government Web site. But the real targets, local Christians say, are the prominent crosses that many churches use to advertise their presence. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

Kina - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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03-04-2014 - Forfølgelsen af kristne i Mellemøsten - sammenhænge (Et kommunike)
Religionsmøde - dialog

, Persecution of Christians in the Middle East: Communiqué..
..they (christians) fall victim alongside many others who are suffering and dying in these times of death and destruction. They are driven from their homes alongside many others and together they become refugees, in total destitution... Christians had lived in relative security under these dictatorial regimes (Esp. Syria, Egypt, Iraque). They feared that, if this strong authority disappeared, chaos and extremist groups would take over, seizing power and bringing about violence and persecution. Therefore some Christians tended to defend these regimes. Instead, loyalty to their faith and concern for the good of their country, should perhaps have led them to speak out much earlier, telling the truth and calling for necessary reforms, in view of more justice and respect of human rights, standing alongside both many courageous Christians and Muslims who did speak out...However, the repetition of the word "persecution" in some circles (usually referring only to what Christians suffer at the hands of criminals claiming to be Muslims) plays into the hands of extremists, at home and abroad, whose aim is to sow prejudice and hatred, setting peoples and religions against one another. Christians and Muslims need to stand together against the new forces of extremism and destruction. All Christians and many Muslims are threatened by these forces.. Læs mere - [Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem]

Palæstina - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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01-04-2014 - Noah-filmen både fordømmes og roses af kristne - og forbydes af islam
Kultur

, Bashers of the Noah Film Should Re-Read Their Bibles
Mainstream reviews are mostly solidly positive (Rotten Tomatoes 73, Metacritic 68) but the film is being blasted, damned and condemned in many conservative Christian circles. So far it has been banned in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country, as well as Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE -- but here in the U.S. those objecting most strongly to the film are Christians who find its portrayal of the Noah story "unfaithful" to the Bible. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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01-04-2014 - International Bulletin of Missionary Research - April 2014
Udgivelse - Online

How Important Is Christian Unity
Mission and Ecumenism Today: Reflections on the Tenth Assembly of the World Council of Churches, Busan, Republic of Korea - S. Wesley Ariarajah.
Shift of the Center of Gravity for the Ecumenical Movement? WCC Busan Assembly and the Korean Churches - Jooseop Keum.
Historic Meeting in Albania between Orthodox and Evangelicals to Discuss Mission - James J. Stamoolis and Bradley Nassif.
Report on Pope Francis and the 2013 World Youth Day - Sherron George.
OMSC Encounters Orthodoxy - J. Nelson Jennings.
East Syrian Monasteries in the Ninth Century in Asia: A Force for Mission and Renewal - Steve Cochrane.
Læs mere - [International Bulletin of Missionary Research]
Missions from Korea 2014: Missionary Children - Steve Sang- Cheol Moon.
"Arise, Walk through the Length and Breadth of the Land": Missionary Concepts and Strategies of African Independent Churches - Thomas A. Oduro.
Myanmar Baptist Convention Celebrates Its 200th Anniversary - Jonathan J. Bonk.
Implications of Having an Independent Missionary: A Review of the 1910 Kuki Mission. - Jangkholam Haokip.
The Legacy of Bartolomé G. Lavastida-DĦaz - Elmer Lavastida Alfonso.

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31-03-2014 - Bureaukratisk tildækning af misbrug og ansvar ødelægger kirken
Etik og moral

The Religion of the Humble? Cardinal Pell and the Peril of Institution
Scott Stephens, editor for Religion and Ethics Editor for ABC Online, has a commentary on the lack of humility in trying to cover up abuse - and it's severe consekvenses. He ends his commentary quoting Ratzinger: "The saints were all people of imagination, not functionaries of apparatuses ... And the Church, I shall never tire of repeating it, needs saints more than functionaries." and Stephens continues: "God only knows the damage that has been caused and compounded by predatory priests, cowardly bishops, arse covering bureaucrats and fiendishly effective lawyers. It's doubtful how far the healing can go without more saints". Læs mere - [ABC Religion and Ethics - Australia]

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27-03-2014 - Pave og præsident mødes
Politik - religion

Obama, Pope Francis Meet For The First Time
Calling himself "a great admirer", President Barack Obama held nearly an hour of private talks about the global situation with Pope Francis on Thursday and invited the pontiff to visit the White House. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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26-03-2014 - Frem og tilbage - accept af homoseksuelle ægteskaber
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, World Vision's (Failed) Attempt at Justice for Gay Christians
World Vision just announced that they have reversed their policy, announced only two days ago, to accept gay Christians as employees..World Vision is one of the premier religious do-gooder organizations out there..The genius of the new policy was that it held everyone to the same standards of fidelity. Gay and straights were expected to be celibate if single, and faithful if married. It was strict, but it was fair..After the policy change to accept gay Christians was announced, the orthodoxy police within the evangelical right switched into high gear and, in effect, forced the organization to retract or lose their funding. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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25-03-2014 - Sekular, kristen aktivist tvinges til at bære slør
Religionskonflikt

Syria's Islamist rebels force Christian activist to wear veil
The civil activists are now a dying breed, hunted into extinction by the malice of those who view them as a threat. In Syria, that means just about anyone with a gun. Most of them are now dead, in jail or have fled the country. Perhaps nothing better highlights their plight than the story of Marcell Shehwaro, the daughter of a respected priest and a well-known opposition civil activist in Aleppo.. Læs mere - [al-monitor]

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22-03-2014 - Paven formaner mafiaen til omvendelse
Etik og moral

Pope Francis to mafia: repent or 'end up in hell'
Pope Francis has made his strongest attack to date on the mafia, telling organised crime bosses they will end up in hell if they do not "convert" and give up their lives of "bloodstained money [and] blood-stained power". Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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19-03-2014 - Religionsfriheden ikke større under et ægyptiske militærstyre
Religionskonflikt

, Freedom of religion in Egypt no better under military rule
After June 30, 2013, many people thought that the end of Muslim Brotherhood rule would bring about military-enforced secularism, or more religious and personal freedom. Instead, they are slowly finding out that the new state is very similar to the old state and employing the same - if not worse - tactics against said freedoms. Læs mere - [al-monitor]

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19-03-2014 - Et ud af ti lande har religiøst politi
Religionsfrihed

, Religious police found in nearly one-in-ten countries worldwide
As of 2012, at least 17 nations (9% worldwide) have police that enforce religious norms, according to a new Pew Research analysis of 2012 data. These actions are particularly common in the Middle East and North Africa, where roughly one-third of countries (35%) have police enforcing religious norms Læs mere - [Pew Research Center for the People & the Press]

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18-03-2014 - Hvorfor har du forladt mig? 5 teser om tro og ateisme
Ateisme

Why Have You Forsaken Me? Five Theses on Faith and Atheism
Commentary by Tomas Halik: Atheism is an important partner in dialogue for Christian theologians because some kinds of atheism - and we must be aware that that there are many different sorts of atheism - could be a great help for us. They can purify our image of God, because sometimes - and this is true for many Christians - our concept of God is a projection of our wishes and our curiosity and our fears and so on. In this regard, Feuerbach was quite right to call God a projection of human fantasies and wishful thinking. We should purify our vision of God from this too-human image. Atheist critics can help us with that. Læs mere - [ABC Religion and Ethics - Australia]

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15-03-2014 - Ruslands annektering af Ukraine kan splitte den ortodokse kirke
Politik - religion

Ukrainian Crisis May Split Russian Orthodox Church
As Russian troops massed on Ukraine's border and a controversial secession vote in Crimea approaches Sunday (March 16), Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church called for prayers "that brothers of one faith and one blood never bring destruction to one another." Russia has prided itself on its revival of Orthodox Christianity after decades of Soviet persecution, but a war with the Ukraine could splinter the Russian Orthodox Church. That church has its roots in Kiev,.. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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14-03-2014 - WikiWorship: menigheden skriver med på prædikenen
Medier

In WikiWorship, church members help edit the sermon
Turning part of the message over to church members is the concept behind a new worship model called WikiWorship. Yes, that's wiki as in Wikipedia. It was developed by the Rev. Philip Chryst, pastor of a United Methodist mission in Wilmington, as part of an evangelism course when he was finishing his degree at Duke Divinity School. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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14-03-2014 - Ledende pinsemenighedspræst i Sverige konverterer til katolicismen
Konversion

Influential Pastor Causes 'Pain and Disillusion'
Ulf Ekman, who introduced Sweden to the prosperity-emphasizing Word of Faith movement when he founded Word of Life Ministries and Word of Life Church, had stepped down from the pastorate at the Uppsala church last spring. "I have come to realize that the movement I for the last 30 years have represented, despite successes and much good that has occurred on various mission fields, is part of the ongoing Protestant fragmentation of Christendom," Ekman wrote in an op-ed for Swedish newspaper Daegens Nyheter. Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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13-03-2014 - Som kardinal i Argentina reddede Bergoglio (pave Frans) mange
Politik - religion

, Survivors: Pope Francis saved many in dirty wars
Critics have argued that Bergoglio's public silence in the face of that repression made him complicit, too, and they warn against what they see as historical revisionism designed to burnish the reputation of a now-popular pope. But the chilling accounts of survivors who credit Bergoglio with saving their lives are hard to deny. They say he conspired right under the soldiers' noses at the theological seminary he directed, providing refuge and safe passage to dozens of priests, seminarians and political dissidents marked for elimination by the 1976-1983 military regime. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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10-03-2014 - De tror på helbredsmirakler
Videnskab og tro

, The people who believe in medical miracles
There are evangelical Christians who believe that medical miracles are a reality.. Læs mere - [BBC]

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08-03-2014 - 50 stærke kvinder i den religiøse verden - på kvindernes kampdag
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, 50 Powerful Women Religious Leaders To Celebrate On International W..
As the globe moves further in the direction of gender equality, women have assumed leadership roles in countless fields. These religious women are bishops, theologians, doctors, activists, advocates, lawyers, and pastors. Each are influencers and leading voices in their fields and offer inspiration to anyone hoping to make change in their communities. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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06-03-2014 - Kirkens rolle i Ukraine - økumeniske-politiske vinkler
Politik - tro

, The Role of the Churches in the Ukrainian Revolution
..a reconciliation of Churches - Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant - in Ukraine would have a double advantage. It would reassure the Orthodox population that Ukraine's membership in Europe does not mean pure and simple entry into a secularized and agnostic world. But it would equally comfort the Ukrainian Greek Catholic population, which hopes that recognition of the primacy of the seat of Rome does not do injury to the life of the local Church. Finally, it would guarantee to Protestants that freedom of conscience would always come first, before what Giorgio Agamben calls the "dictatorial impulses of modern States." Political analysis - including church/ethical perspectives. Læs mere - [ABC Religion and Ethics - Australia]

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03-03-2014 - Australsk missionær frigivet efter undskyldning
Mission

Australian Missionary John Short Deported From North Korea
North Korea typically frees foreign detainees after they've admitted their crimes, but many say after their releases that their confessions were given involuntarily and under duress. Last week, North Korea presented to the media a detained South Korean Baptist missionary who apologized for allegedly trying to reach Pyongyang with Bibles, Christian instructional materials and movies in October. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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27-02-2014 - De evangelikale støtter Israel stærkere end jøder i USA
Politik - religion

, Strong support for Israel in U.S. cuts across religious lines
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which holds its annual policy conference in Washington, D.C., beginning Sunday, is sometimes referred to as the "Jewish lobby." But its mission is as an Israel lobby, and when it comes to public backing for that country in the U.S., evangelical Christians are even more supportive of Israel than American Jews by some measures. (Pew Research Center). Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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26-02-2014 - Katolsk fordømmelse af Ugandas lov om homoseksualitet
Seksualitet - det civile liv

CAFOD condemns Uganda's anti-homsexuality law
The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has condemned a new law approved on Monday in Uganda, which will allow those convicted of homosexuality to be imprisoned for life. At a public ceremony in Entebbe, President Yoweri Museveni, a devout evangelical Christian, formally approved the anti-homosexuality act, which also outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and requires citizens to denounce to the police anyone suspected of being gay. - ([Background analysis] - Læs mere - [Independent catholic news]

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26-02-2014 - Islamister kræver skat af kristne i syrisk by
Religionskonflikt

, Islamists demand levy from Christians in Syrian city
An al Qaeda splinter group has demanded that Christians in a Syrian city it controls pay a levy in gold and curb displays of their faith in return for protection, according to a statement posted online on Wednesday. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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26-02-2014 - Alt godt fra neden? Kristnes syn på velfærdsstaten
Politik - sociale forhold

, Christians more hostile to benefit claimants than their clergy
Christians are much more hostile to welfare recipients than their bishops, according to research which suggests that large numbers believe spending on social security should be reduced. - In a separate study, the Christian thinktank Theos found a widespread belief among those surveyed that the poor are to blame for the perceived woes of the welfare system, putting ordinary Christians at odds with bishops who have been protesting about the effect of government cuts. The report said that 90% of the 2,000 people surveyed believed the welfare state was facing severe problems, slightly higher than the proportion of the general public, at 87%.. Læs mere - [The Gaurdian]

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Kristendom, anglikansk
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25-02-2014 - Knesset vedtager lov som gør forskel mellem muslimske og kristne
Religionskonflikt

, Knesset passes bill distinguishing between Muslim and Christian Arabs
The Knesset on Monday approved a controversial law, whose ultimate aim, according to its sponsor, is to distinguish between Muslim and Christian Arab citizens and to heighten involvement of Christians in Israeli society. Critics slammed the law, sponsored by MK Yariv Levin (Likud), for constituting an attempt to "divide and conquer" the country's Arab population - an allegation Levin seemed to confirm in a recent newspaper interview. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Jødedom - kristendom
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25-02-2014 - Grundlæggeren af befrielsesteologien får heltemodtagelse i Vatikanet
Politik - tro

Founder of Liberation Theology Hailed at Vatican
The founder of liberation theology, the Latin American-inspired Catholic theology advocating for the poor, has received a hero's welcome at the Vatican as the once-criticized movement continues its rehabilitation under Pope Francis. Læs mere - [Talking Point Memo]

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24-02-2014 - Gennemgribende "eftersyn" af bureaukratiet i Vatikanet
Kirke og økonomi

, Pope makes first overhaul of Vatican in 25 years
Pope Francis on Monday announced the first major overhaul of the Vatican's outdated and inefficient bureaucracy in a quarter-century, creating an economics secretariat to control all economic, administrative, personnel and procurement functions of the Holy See. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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24-02-2014 - 11 nye kardinaler valgt - de fleste fra ikke-europæiske kirker
Kirkeorden

Radical Change In Cardinal Diversity In Catholic Church Over..
Pope Francis appointed 19 new cardinals this weekend, most from the developing world, marking a shift in the hierarchy of the Catholic church. For much of the last century, the College of Cardinals, which elects new popes when the seat becomes vacant and acts as an advisory body to the church, has been overwhelmingly European and Italian, even as the church's membership in the developing world has grown. (With infografic) Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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22-02-2014 - Første engelske kvinde som bliver biskop - i New Zealand
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

New bishop makes history
The first English woman to become a bishop was ordained in Hamilton today. Right Reverend Dr Helen-Ann Hartley today became one of three female bishops in the Anglican Church in New Zealand, and the second to be ordained here. She also became the first ever female priest trained in the Church of England to be ordained as a bishop. Læs mere - [TVNZ]

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20-02-2014 - Kirker beskytter fortsat muslimer mod kristne militser
Religionsmøde islam-kristendom

, Churches Are Refuge For Muslims Trapped By Violence
Churches in Central African Republic are caring for thousands of Muslims who have been trapped in a cycle of revenge attacks, perpetrated by a pro-Christian militia. Since December, Anti-Balaka militias have been emptying Muslim quarters and avenging earlier attacks by the Seleka, an Islamist militia. The Seleka rampaged through the country in early 2013, terrorizing Christians and ransacking churches, hospitals and shops. Now that the Muslim president Michel Djotodia has stepped down, Seleka is being forced to withdraw from its strongholds, as the center of power shifts, amid a mass exodus and displacement of Muslims. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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20-02-2014 - Forbud mod halalslagtning, svineproduktion og giraffen Rasmus
Religionskonflikt

, Denmark's ritual slaughter ban says more about human hypocrisy than..
It seems to me obvious that the slaughter of animals at the end of their lives is of far less ethical importance than the way they are treated beforehand. The cruelties of factory farming extend over an animal's whole lifetime whereas the cruelty of ritual slaughter lasts minutes at most. Læs mere - [The Gaurdian]

Danmark - Wikipedia
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18-02-2014 - Videnskabsmænd/kvinder og evangelikale søger samarbejdsfelter
Videnskab og tro

, Science Group, Evangelicals Seek New Collaboration Between Science..
Scientists and Christian evangelicals can collaborate for the good of society but it will take some serious effort, experts said as they launched a new campaign to change perceptions between the two groups. The American Association for the Advancement of Science and its Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion program released a major research project on Sunday (Feb. 16), at the AAAS annual meeting in Chicago, and announced an upcoming series of conferences mixing believers, scientists and many who are both. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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16-02-2014 - Fortsat terror fra Boko Haram
Religionskonflikt

, Nigeria's Boko Haram 'in village massacre'
Suspected Islamist militants have raided a Nigerian village and murdered dozens, according to witnesses. The gunmen reportedly rounded up a group of men in Izghe village and shot them, before going door-to-door and killing anyone they found. Officials said they suspected the Boko Haram group was behind the attack. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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13-02-2014 - Kirke giver muslimer beskyttelse
Religionskonflikt

The church sheltering Muslims
In a country busily ripping itself apart in a bloodthirsty cycle of revenge, Father Fagba and his congregation are a remarkable exception - an unlikely group now bound together by a messy combination of high ideals and the purest desperation. Læs mere - [BBC]

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12-02-2014 - Kristne militser forsøger "etnisk udrensning" af muslimer
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Muslim exodus in Central African Republic revives ethnic cleansing fea
Human rights groups are warning that there will be no Muslims left in the Central African Republic (CAR) unless international peacekeepers take immediate action to stop Christian militias from "ethnically cleansing" entire communities. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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10-02-2014 - Til gudstjeneste i St. Peters, Karachi - minoritetsreligionernes kår
Religionskonflikt

, Religious Minorities In Islamic Pakistan Struggle But Survive
Every Sunday, thousands celebrate Mass at St. Peter's, a three-floor, 21,000-square-foot Catholic church that's the biggest in Pakistan. Dressed in their best tunics and loose cotton pants, worshippers sit barefoot in the pew-less building -- a style adapted from nearby mosques..A study on Pakistan from the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom counted more than 200 attacks among religious groups and 1,800 casualties resulting from religion-related violence between 2012 and mid-2013, one of the highest rates in the world.
The problem isn't limited to Christians. All religious minorities in Pakistan face daily reminders of their plight, including discriminatory laws, forced conversions, and bombs and shootings aimed at minority-sect Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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10-02-2014 - Gudstjeneste er ikke fællesskab ... den er Guds virkelige nærvær
Kirkens liv

, Pope: Mass is not a prayer gathering for believers, it is a "Theophany
"The liturgical celebration is not a social act, a good social act; it is not a gathering of believers to pray together It is another thing. In the liturgy, God is present", but it is a closer presence. At Mass, "the presence of the Lord is real, very real". Rediscovering the "sense of the sacred", "entering into the mystery of God, allowing ourselves to be part of the mystery", was the focus of Pope Francis at Mass this morning at Casa Santa Marta.. Læs mere - [AsiaNews.it]

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07-02-2014 - Vinterolympiaden i Sochi - den kirkelige side
Mission

, Prayers And Religion Make An Appearance At Sochi Olympics
For the 6,000 athletes competing in the Olympics and the 1,650 Paralympians, officials have set up prayer centers for Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus. Following an Olympics tradition, each Olympic village will have a multi-faith center staffed with chaplains representing each religion. Christian athletes -- Protestant, Roman Catholic or Orthodox -- can attend Sunday services and celebrate Mass, while individual rooms catering to the other four faiths will be open 24 hours for competitors to worship, meditate or receive counseling. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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06-02-2014 - Vatikanet kalder FNs rapport om sexmisbrug for fordrejet
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Vatican calls UN child abuse report 'distorted' and 'unfair'
The Vatican has described a scathing United Nations report in which the Catholic Church is accused of turning a blind eye to decades of child sex abuse by priests, as "distorted" and "unfair". Læs mere - [EuropeNews]

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05-02-2014 - FN kritiserer Vatikanets politik overfor sexmisbrug

, UN committee blasts Vatican on sex abuse, abortion
In a devastating report hailed by abuse victims, the U.N. committee severely criticized the Holy See for its attitudes toward homosexuality, contraception and abortion and said it should change its own canon law to ensure children's rights and their access to health care are guaranteed. Læs mere - [Yahoo News]

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31-01-2014 - Sekularisering og kirkevækst i Europa
Mission - vækst

, Losing my religion: Spirituality and Religion in Europe
..Certainly many sociologists continue to hold to the secularization thesis which predicts the inevitable decline of religion in modern society. Yet as Goodhew's collection of studies (2012) has shown, the picture (in Britain at least) is at certainly more complex than that. Yes, there are many signs of decline, but also of growth. Secularization and desecularization are occurring simultaneously. This is born out by a recent study on church growth in the Church of England by David Voas Læs mere - [redcliffe.org]

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30-01-2014 - Verdens største kirke - meget få gudstjenestedeltagere
Kirkens liv

, The Largest Church in the World Has The Fewest Worshippers
But despite its $300 million price tag and 18,000-person indoor capacity, the out-of-place classical Greco-Roman structure has remained mostly empty for the past 25 years. Læs mere - [The Daily Beast]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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30-01-2014 - Interreligiøs dialog mellem sikher og presbyterianere
Religionsmøde

, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Sikh Coalition to host interfaith..
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Sikh Coalition will unveil a new partnership by hosting their first series of Neighbor and Neighborhood dialogues in New York City, with the goal of providing a better understanding of how the two faith traditions can work together to promote peace. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

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30-01-2014 - Den episkopale kirkes præsident om seksuelle minoriteters rettigheder
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Presiding Bishop issues statement on LGBT rights
Our advocacy for oppressed minorities has been vocal and sustained. The current attempts to criminalize LGBT persons and their supporters are the latest in a series, each stage of which has been condemned by this Church, as well as many other religious communities and nations. Our advocacy work continues to build support for the full human rights and dignity of all persons, irrespective of gender, race, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability or inability. Læs mere - [Episcopal Digital Network]

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Kristendom, episkopal
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29-01-2014 - Hvad vil paven og præsidenten tale om d. 27. marts?
Kirke og økonomi

, The pope and the president: What to look for in the Obama-Francis..
e news that President Obama will meet with Pope Francis on March 27 brightened a snowy Tuesday morning for Catholics who see a broad overlap between the president's agenda and the pontiff's repeated denunciations of income inequality and "trickle down" economics, and his support for the poor and migrants. Other Catholics, especially conservatives already unsettled by Francis' new approach, hoped that the pope would use the encounter at the Vatican to wag a finger at Obama over the president's support for abortion rights and gay marriage. Læs mere - [Presbyterian Church, USA]

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28-01-2014 - Sri Lanka's kristne protester mod buddhistiske angreb
Religionskonflikt

, Sri Lanka's Christians protest after January attacks
More than 2,000 Christians gathered in Colombo on Sunday (January 26) to protest against a perceived lack of religious freedom in Sri Lanka, following recent attacks on Christian places of worship by Buddhist extremists. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]
Two churches and a Christian prayer centre were attacked on Jan. 12 by Buddhist mobs claiming they were illegal and aiming to take Buddhists away from their religion.

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28-01-2014 - Hvem er gudløs nu? Rusland siger det er USA
Etik og moral

Who's 'godless' now? Russia says it's U.S
"Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values," Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a recent keynote speech. "Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation." Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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26-01-2014 - Extremistisk religion er den største kilde til konflikt verden over
Religionskonflikt

Extremist religion will be the defining battle of the 21st Century
Religious extremism has become biggest source of conflict around the world and could be the defining battle of the 21st century, Tony Blair has said. Læs mere - [The Telegraph]
Referring to conflicts in the Arab world from Syria to Egypt as well as those in Nigeria and the Philippines Mr Blair said: "There is one thing self-evidently in common: the acts of terrorism are perpetrated by people motivated by an abuse of religion. Is is a perversion of faith.

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24-01-2014 - Malaysisk muslimsk kvinde demonsterer for kristnes ret
Religionskonflikt

, Malaysia's 'Allah' impasse
"God, what is your religion?" This cryptic question, spotted on a T-shirt at a packed public meeting on religious freedom in the Malaysian city of Petaling Jaya last week, sums up the enormity of Malaysia's 'Allah' controversy. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]
The wearer was a Malay Muslim woman, according to The Malaysian Insider, demonstrating solidarity with the minority Christian population as tensions rise in the country over who can use the term 'Allah'.

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23-01-2014 - MIT - Videnskab og tro
Videnskab og tro

Embracing Religion at MIT
When people think of MIT, most people imagine one of the bastions of the scientific and engineering world. But there are at least two people there who embrace not only science, but religion, as well. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

USA - Wikipedia
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17-01-2014 - Østeuropas kristne vågner
Kirkens liv

Eastern Europe's Christian Reawakening
Overview about Hungaria, Croatia - and western suspicions - quote: (Hungaria) Prime Minister Viktor Orban-a charismatic veteran of Hungary's anti-Communist underground-has victoriously stood at the forefront of what Americans call the culture wars. In 2011, Orban's government ratified a new constitution that defines marriage as the union of a man and woman, speaks of the rights of unborn Hungarians, and ties Christianity to Hungarian nationhood... Læs mere - [First Things]

Ungarn - Wikipedia
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16-01-2014 - Kristne og muslimske ledere byder anti-homoseksualitetslov velkommen
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Nigeria's religious leaders welcome controversial anti-gay law
Christian and Muslim leaders in Nigeria welcomed a controversial law that bans same-sex marriages and imposes a 14-year jail term for homosexual relations. On Monday (Jan. 13), President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act, which parliament passed in May. The law follows a similar one passed in Uganda in December, which imposes life imprisonment for some types of homosexual acts. [In Nort Nigeria 12 muslim men are accused of homosexuality and will be judged by a religious court - one chistian is accused as well and judged under secular law Nigeria Islamic court tries gay suspects in Bauchi. - Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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14-01-2014 - Hadet mellem muslimer og kristne undervurderet
Religionskonflikt

, Central Africa Republic religious hatred was underestimated
The level of hatred in Central African Republic between Muslims and Christians has been underestimated and is creating a "nearly impossible" situation for African Union and French forces to combat, France's U.N. envoy said on Wednesday. Læs mere - [Reuters]

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10-01-2014 - Den russiske kirke fordømmer homoseksualitet - overfor vestligt pres
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Russia's Church urges gay sex ban referendum
Russia's powerful Orthodox Church proposed Friday a referendum on banning gay relations in the face of Western pressure over human rights ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi. Læs mere - [Yahoo News]

Rusland - Wikipedia
Kristendom, ortodoks
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03-01-2014 - Calvinistisk fornyelse blandt evangelikale
Teologi

keller200.jphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_ J._KellerTimKellerTim Keller, Pastor Evangelicals Find Themselves in the Midst of a Calvinist Revival
Evangelicalism is in the midst of a Calvinist revival. Increasing numbers of preachers and professors teach the views of the 16th-century French reformer. Mark Driscoll, John Piper and Tim Keller - megachurch preachers and important evangelical authors - are all Calvinist... "TULIP"..The acronym summarizes John Calvin's so-called doctrines of grace, with their emphasis on sinfulness and predestination. The T is for man's Total Depravity. The U is for Unconditional Election, which means that God has already decided who will be saved, without regard to any condition in them, or anything they can do to earn their salvation. Læs mere - [New York Times]

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01-01-2014 - Forsøg på forbedre forholdet mellem kristendom og islam fra OIC
Religionsmøde - dialog

, Outgoing top Muslim envoy seeks accord with Christians
At his December 13 Vatican meeting with Pope Francis, Ihsanoglu said he stressed the need for "greater efforts from OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) (57) member states to foster respect for religious pluralism and cultural diversity and to counter the spread of bigotry and prejudice".
Ihsanoglu said both Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, grand imam of the prestigious al-Azhar centre of Sunni learning in Cairo, expressed support in recent meetings for his proposal to foster better ties between the world's two largest faiths. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Islam - kristendom
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