Kirken Update 2015-2016

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06-01-2016 - Professor protesterer mod fyring pga. solidaritetsytringer vedr. islam

Wheaton professor denounces efforts to fire her
Hawkins said faculty - tenured or not - should be aware that none of their communication - either on social media or in the classroom - is protected, which puts academic freedom and higher education in jeopardy.
"When calling on one member to, over and above every other member of the campus community, answer for a Facebook post that was actually committed to living out the love of Christ and the principles of the statement of faith, no one's safe," she said. "If they're not safe on their Facebook page, they're not safe in the classroom. And that's the end of liberal arts. That's the end of Christian liberal arts That's the end of the academy." Læs mere - [Chigago Tribune]

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04-01-2016 - Vaticanets anerkendelse af Palestina som stat træder i kraft
Politik og kirke

, Vatican accord with Palestine comes into effect
An agreement signed last year making the Vatican's de facto recognition of Palestine in 2012 official has come into effect, the Holy See said on Saturday..Israel has previously called the Vatican accord a hasty move that could damage prospects for advancing a peace agreement and impact its future diplomatic relations with the Vatican. But the Holy See under Pope Francis is eager to have a greater diplomatic role in the Middle East, from where many Christians have fled because of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and other countries. Læs mere - [Reuters]

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03-01-2016 - USA er ikke religiøst neutralt - heller ikke iflg The Constituion
Sekularisering

AntoninScaliaAntonin Scalia, Justice Supreme Court Scalia dismisses concept of religious neutrality in speech
He told the audience at Archbishop Rummel High School that there is "no place" in the country's constitutional traditions for the idea that the state must be neutral between religion and its absence. "To tell you the truth there is no place for that in our constitutional tradition. Where did that come from?" he said. "To be sure, you can't favor one denomination over another but can't favor religion over non-religion?" Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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03-01-2016 - Debat i Ukraine: Skal julen fejres to gange?

, Ukraine debates whether to celebrate Christmas twice
Ukraine, which marks Christmas on Jan. 7 according to Orthodox Christian tradition, has embarked upon a national debate about whether it should also celebrate on Dec. 25, a step that would bring it in line with Western Europe. The debate - which reflects a re-examination of national identity under the impact of the falling-out with Russia - could sharply divide opinion and comes amid a heightened battle for influence between the Russian and Ukrainian branches of the Orthodox Church. Læs mere - [Reuters]

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24-12-2015 - Urbi et Orbi. Pavens juletale
Mission

Urbi et Orbi - Christmas Day 2015
Let us open our hearts to receive the grace of this day, which is Christ himself. Jesus is the radiant "day" which has dawned on the horizon of humanity. A day of mercy, in which God our Father has revealed his great tenderness to the entire world. A day of light, which dispels the darkness of fear and anxiety. A day of peace, which makes for encounter, dialogue and, above all, reconciliation. A day of joy: a "great joy" for the poor, the lowly and for all the people... Læs mere - [Vatican Information Service]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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22-12-2015 - Franklin Graham støtter Trumps opfordring til lukke USA for muslimer
Politik - religion

Franklin Graham quits the GOP over Planned Parenthood funding
Evangelist Franklin Graham has announced he is abandoning the Republican Party in disgust over the move by the GOP-led Congress last week to pass a budget that Graham said was "wasteful" and provided funding for Planned Parenthood, which he compared to the Nazis...Graham himself has expressed admiration for Trump.. has voiced support for some of Trump's more controversial positions - such as his call to ban Muslims from the U.S. Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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21-12-2015 - Kampen mod bureaukrati og misbrug vilfortsætte i Vatikanet
Organisation - kirkers brug

, Pope tells Vatican officials reform will go ahead with 'firm resolve'
Pope Francis told Vatican administrators on Monday that he intended to press ahead "with firm resolve" to cleanse the Church's bureaucracy which has been rocked by scandals and charges of greed and corruption. Læs mere - [Reuters]
In traditional Christmas greetings to the Curia, the central Vatican administration, the 79-year-old pontiff..

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17-12-2015 - Flygtningekrise og mission
Mission

, Refugees from Syria, Iraq Seek Help to Survive
In spite of calls for restricting refugee flows to Europe following the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, the welcome that many Muslims from Syria and Iraq have experienced in some European countries has softened their disposition to the gospel, he said.
"Some European communities welcomed immigrants and harbored them, showing love to them," the director said. "This stirred feelings in the Muslim world, as they started realizing the difference between European countries, which carry the principles and history of Christianity, and Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, which refused to receive any refugees." Læs mere - [Christian Aid]

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16-12-2015 - Koreansk-canadisk præst dømt til livsvarigt hårdt arbejde
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

North Korea sentences Canadian pastor to hard labor for life
North Korea's highest court has sentenced a South Korea-born Canadian pastor to hard labor for life for subversion, the North's official KCNA news agency reported on Wednesday, a punishment condemned by Canada as "unduly harsh."
Hyeon Soo Lim, the head pastor at a Toronto church that is one of Canada's largest, has been held by North Korea since February. He had appeared on North Korean state media earlier this year confessing to crimes against the state. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Kristendom
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15-12-2015 - Kærlighed har ikke religion - græske præster på Lesbos
Etik og moral

'Love has no religion': priests and pastors reach out to refugees
Father Stratis Dimou: "It was then that one of the husbands stood in front of me and kissed me. Love has no religion. Saint Paul writes in the Epistle to the Corinthians: 'If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal'."
As an institution, the Greek Orthodox church is often considered a bastion of nationalism and conservatism. Some of its priests have even suggested Muslim migrants pose a danger to Greece. But other churchmen have taken the same view as Dimou, who died of lung cancer on 2 September this year, and have become actively involved in efforts to help refugees and migrants. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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14-12-2015 - Islamabads kristne slum står overfor at blive ryddet
Religionskonflikt

, Islamabad's Christian slums face demolition
Development authority in Pakistan's capital plans to raze Christian-majority slum "to protect the beauty of Islam".. the Supreme Court ordered a written justification from the CDA ahead of its next planned demolition, a response that was seen by Al Jazeera: "Most of these katchi abadies [slums] are under the occupation of the Christian community," read the CDA's reply to the Supreme Court. Læs mere - [Aljazeera America]
Pakistan Christians call for better protection "It seems this pace of occupation of land by Christian community may increase. Removal of katchi abadies is very urgent to provide [a] better environment to the citizen[s] of Islamabad and to protect the beauty of Islam."

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30-11-2015 - Paven i krigshærget del af Afrika: Gud er fred, sa'alam.
Religionsmøde

, Pope wraps up Africa visit; says 'God is peace, 'salaam'
Pope Francis wrapped up his six-day trip to Africa in the war-torn Central Africa Republic on Monday by warning that religious conflicts are spawning civil war, terrorism and suffering throughout the continent. "Together, we must say no to hatred, to revenge and to violence, particularly that violence which is perpetrated in the name of a religion or of God himself. God is peace, 'salaam,' " the pope said, using the Arabic word for peace. Under heavy security, the pope celebrated a Mass at a stadium in Bangui and visited the Koudoukou mosque in a violence-riddled neighborhood where Bangui's Muslims have been unable to leave for months because armed Christian militia fighters have surrounded it. Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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30-11-2015 - Etnisk udrensing af kristne også i det centrale Nigeria?
Religionskonflikt

, Ethnic cleansing of Christians in central Nigeria too?
Everyone has heard of the violent atrocities committed by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria, but Taraba State, in what's called the Middle Belt of the country, is also the scene of severe violence: Hausa-Fulani Muslim herdsmen regularly commit atrocities against indigenous Christian farmers Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Islam - kristendom
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30-11-2015 - Boko Haram den mest dødbringende terrorgruppe i 2014
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Boko Haram 'more deadly terror group' in 2014 than IS
Boko Haram was the world's deadliest terror group in 2014, ahead of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, according to a report released on 18 Nov. by the Institute of Economics & Peace. It was responsible for 6,664 deaths in 2014, more than any other terrorist group in the world, according to the Global Terrorism Index; it said Islamic State had killed 6,073 people during the same period. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Islam
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23-11-2015 - Pavens besøg i det centrale Afrika i konfliktens lys
Religionskonflikt

Tense Christian-Muslim relations provide backdrop to Pope's Africa..
Pope Francis' first Africa trip will highlight the problems of building dialogue between Christianity and Islam as both religions grow fast on the continent, threatening to widen an already volatile fault line there between them. Læs mere - [Yahoo News]

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19-11-2015 - Konversion? Fra evangelikal til buddhistisk inspireret mindfullnes
Konversion til anden kristen trosretning

, Why Jesus Wants Everyone to Part the Waters of Evangelical Christian..
During this time of confusion, I turned to my mindful meditation practice for answers. Mindfulness is described as moment by moment awareness of one's thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. The practice dates back thousands of years, with roots in the Buddhist tradition..I don't believe Jesus would tell anyone to live in the past or the future, and not in the present moment. He would never discourage someone from being self-reflective, and he definitely wouldn't be happy knowing that somebody's participation in a Christian group hinders them from trying a practice that could help them grow in their relationship with God. Jesus preaches love, not closed-mindedness, and he invites us to walk on water with him, not drown in it. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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12-11-2015 - Myanmars kristne forsigtigt optimistiske efter valget
Religionskonflikt

, Myanmar's Christians cautiously hopeful
In Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League for Democracy , has won a landslide victory in the first freely-contested election in 25 years, winning the needed two-thirds of the vote to enable it to nominate the country's new President. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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09-11-2015 - Assyriske kristne: 37 løsladt - hundredevis stadig gidsler
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, 37 Assyrian Christians released in Syria
The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) has released another 37 Assyrian Christians kidnapped nine months ago in Syria, Assyrian sources said. The group, including men and women in their sixties and seventies, were among the 253 Christians snatched in IS attacks on Assyrian villages in northeastern Syria's Hassaka province. Three thousand indigenous Assyrian Christians had been driven from their homes when the jihadists overran 35 villages on the Khabur River in Hassaka Feb. 23. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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02-11-2015 - Den norske kirke accepterer vielse af homoseksuelle
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Church of Norway Votes in Favor of Gay Marriage
The General Synod of the Church of Norway, the largest Christian denomination in the Scandinavian country, has voted in favor of accepting same-sex marriage, and will be offering the service to gay couples in the future. Church of Norway chairman Sturla Stålsett said that the Synod's decision is "historical," The Nordic Page reported. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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29-10-2015 - Kardinal Walter Kaspers indflydelse på pavens familiepolitik
Teologi

Meet the 82-year-old progressive German cardinal who has an outsized..
In the coming weeks or months, Pope Francis is expected to come out with a significant teaching on how the Catholic Church should respond to the new shapes and challenges of the modern family. As he prepares the document, there may be few individuals as important in understanding the pope's thinking as an 82-year-old German theologian named Cardinal Walter Kasper. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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28-10-2015 - Grunde til at halloween står overfor forbud i Rusland
Kirkens liv

Here's Why Russia Might Soon Outlaw Halloween Altogether
http://russia-insider.com/en/christianity/here-why-rus sian-christianity-forbids-celebration-halloween/ri10796#.VjUNB WWJ5Ck.facebook Læs mere - [Russia Insider]

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28-10-2015 - Faldende religøsitet i Sydkorea, men katolicismen står stærkt
Statistik

South Koreans Losing Trust In Religion Despite Steady Support For..
South Koreans are rapidly losing trust in religion, but those who do keep faith tend to support Catholicism, the Korea Times reported. In a survey of 1,200 South Koreans 16 and older, the Jogye Order Institute for the Study of Buddhism and Society indicated respondents' levels of trust in religion dropped to 11.8 percent from last year's 25 percent. The survey showed 38.9 percent of respondents favored Catholicism as the most trusted religion, compared with 32.8 percent for Buddhism and 10.2 percent for Protestantism. Among clerics, priests were found to be more trusted than monks or pastors. Læs mere - [International Business Times]

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26-10-2015 - Den for blasfemi dødsdømte Asia Bibi ved godt helbred - afventer appel
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

Asia Bibi 'healthy and safe,' says her lawyer
The final appeal for Aasiya Noreen, commonly known as Asia Bibi, is pending before Pakistan's top court, after the Lahore High Court turned down her appeal last October on technical grounds. The mother of five has been in prison since the summer of 2009, when she was arrested on allegations of insulting the prophet of Islam. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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20-10-2015 - Kirker brændes, tusinder drives på flugt
Religionskonflikt

, Church attack routs thousands of Indonesian Christians
Authorities in Indonesia's Aceh region have started to tear down churches following last week's religious violence that left at least one person dead and forced thousands of Christians to flee. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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20-10-2015 - Kast ikke sten fra katedraler med glasfacader
Kirkens former og struktur

, The Collapse of Liberal Protestant Churches
Commentary on catholic warnings of the risk that "the collapse of liberal Protestant Churches" could hit the catholic church as well Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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17-10-2015 - Modsætning mellem engelske biskopper og David Cameron om flygtninge
Politik - religion

Anglican bishops spar with Prime Minister David Cameron over refugees
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A row has erupted between the bishops of the Church of England and the British prime minister over his handling of the refugee crisis. In a letter published in The Guardian (Oct. 17) 84 bishops claim David Cameron is ignoring their efforts to take in more refugees fleeing the Middle East. The bishops released the private letter they sent to Cameron last month after the prime minister's office failed to reply. Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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15-10-2015 - 11-årig helgen på verdensturné
Kirkens liv

Thousands visit human remains of youngest Catholic saint near Chicago
Thousands gathered at a church in suburban Chicago on Wednesday to visit a display holding the remains of Maria Goretti, an 11-year-old Italian girl who became the Roman Catholic Church's youngest saint. The skeleton of Goretti, who was stabbed to death during an attempted rape in 1902, was encased in a wax statue lying inside a clear glass coffin. Viewers waited for hours to approach the display, and many were moved to tears. Goretti is seen as a symbol of forgiveness and mercy in a violent world. Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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14-10-2015 - Salt Lake City ikke tilfældigt valg for Parliament of World Religions
Religionsmøde - konference

, Parliament of World Religions convenes in Mormon country - at last
When the World's Parliament of Religions first met in Chicago in 1893, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and even Spiritualists prayed together. But Mormons were kept out. What a difference 122 years make. On Thursday (Oct. 15), when the Parliament of the World's Religions - a slight adjustment of the name was made a century after the first meeting - convenes in Salt Lake City, Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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13-10-2015 - Hinduiseringstrategi - stat for stat
Religionskonflikt

Special Report: Battling for India's soul, state by state
An ascendant Hindu nationalist group wants minority Muslims and Christians to accept that India is a nation of Hindus, and is pushing some of them to convert. An election in the volatile state of West Bengal has become a prime target in its game plan. The group's strategy: To spread its Hindu-first ideology to all corners of India by propelling the ruling party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power in as many states as possible. Læs mere - [Reuters]

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13-10-2015 - Det (upolitiske) kristne venstre - det (politiske) højre
Politik - tro

, The Christian Left -- Possibly the Most Interesting Group You've..
[A commentary:] According to a Pew Forum study, 70 percent of Americans still identify as Christian. And, when you think of the politics of Christianity, you would pretty much be forgiven if you lumped all Christians into the bucket marked "Conservative." However, that would discount a small-ish group of Christians that can be called The Christian Left or Progressive Christians. The basic idea behind the Christian Left is that they feel called upon to behave as closely to the way that Jesus behaved as possible, following his first commandment to "Love your neighbor as yourself." Yep. That's pretty much it for their dogma. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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12-10-2015 - CPCE resolution om flygtningekrisen
Politik - flygtninge

CPCE Council resolution on European refugee crisis
In line with this engagement the common EU migration and refugee policy should be strengthened. The Council of CPCE underlines the reflections on and demands for a more profound and common EU migration and refugee policy, as issued by other ecumenical organisations such as the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the Churches'Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) in the last weeks. The Council of CPCE would like to highlight especially the request to establish regular, legal pathways for refugees to reach European territory without having to resort to smugglers. Such pathways could include more resettlement areas, humanitarian visas or lifting of visa requirements for persons from crisis regions, and more flexible rules for family reunification of refugees. Læs mere - [Leuenberg.net]

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11-10-2015 - Homoseksuel teolog må forlade Congregation of Faith
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

Vatican boots openly gay priest from Holy See post
Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, a Polish theologian, had worked at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican's doctrinal arm, since 2003. He was also sacked from his jobs teaching theology at pontifical universities in Rome. Charamsa, 43, told Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper that he was gay and had a partner in an interview published on Saturday. The Church does not consider homosexuality a sin but priests, whether heterosexual or gay, are meant to be celibate. Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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10-10-2015 - Evangelikale i Europa om krisen
Politik - religion

, A Call to Action to the Evangelical Community across Europe
Throughout history, there have been mass movements of people into, out of and across Europe. As a result, we have seen invasion and conflict, prejudice and persecution, changing country borders and evolving and blending rich cultures. The present refugee crisis is frightening for many as rules and laws are laid aside, nations are overwhelmed, and the ethnic and religious make up of countries will change for ever. Many political leaders increase, rather than dissipate the unease. Læs mere - [European Evangelical Alliance]

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02-10-2015 - Kardinaler og prælater fra kirken i Syd advarer moderkirken

These African pastors want to maintain Christ's love, and truth,
Concerning the Synod on Family: Ten prelates from Africa have stood up against a pastoral approach to new challenges to marriage and the family that would effectively modify the Church's doctrine, by writing essays for a book meant to be a "contribution to the Synod on the Family by African pastors. [Among the authors is Cardinal Sarah]: "He noted that the media who push for a change to pastoral practice "forget to say that now most practicing Christians are found no longer in the Northern Hemisphere but rather in the Young Churches." Læs mere - [Patheos]

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01-10-2015 - International Bulletin of Missionary Research - Oktober 2015
Mission

Engaging Mission: Hospitality, Humility, Hope
Engaging Mission: Hospitality, Humility, Hope. A special issue of the INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN OF MISSIONARY RESEARCH honors the life and work of Jonathan J. Bonk. Its title reflects the missional witness for which he is well known: hospitality, humility, and hope. Læs mere - [International Bulletin of Missionary Research]

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30-09-2015 - Paveligt møde med højreaktivist - - dementeret!
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Pope Francis met Kentucky clerk Kim Davis: 'Stay strong!'
The news were "..the pope met secretly with an icon of the culture wars: Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk and conservative Christian who was jailed for five days in early September for refusing to issue marriage licenses for gay couples because she said it conflicted with God's law." .. See also later comments: Kim Davis And The Trap For Pope Francis - - Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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30-09-2015 - Kristne syriske flygtninge får nyt liv i Lourdes
Religionskonflikt

Fleeing Iraqi Christians find new life in Lourdes
For Iraqi Christians fleeing Islamic State militants in their native land reaching Lourdes, the French town long synonymous with miraculous religious visions, feels little short of a modern-day miracle. Arriving in the town where peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous is said to have had visions of the Virgin Mary in 1858, the refugees have also experienced real Christian charity through the efforts of some dedicated, Lourdes-based compatriots, an ex-soldier and the local parish priest. Læs mere - [Reuters]

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30-09-2015 - De ti bud fjernes fra statslig grund (Oklahoma)
Sekularisering

Oklahoma to remove Ten Commandments monument from Capitol by Oct. 12
An Oklahoma commission voted Tuesday (Sept. 29) to remove a privately funded granite monument of the Ten Commandments from the state Capitol grounds, after a judge ordered its removal by Oct. 12. Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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Kristendom
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24-09-2015 - Pavens tale til kongressen
Teologi

In his own words: Transcript of Pope Francis' speech to Congress
Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends, I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in "the land of the free and the home of the brave". - I would like to mention four of these Americans: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton. - I think of the march which Martin Luther King led from Selma to Montgomery fifty years ago as part of the campaign to fulfill his "dream" of full civil and political rights for African Americans. That dream continues to inspire us all. I am happy that America continues to be, for many, a land of "dreams". - In these times when social concerns are so important, I cannot fail to mention the Servant of God Dorothy Day, who founded the Catholic Worker Movement. Her social activism, her passion for justice and for the cause of the oppressed, were inspired by the Gospel, her faith, and the example of the saints. - the Cistercian monk Thomas Merton. He remains a source of spiritual inspiration and a guide for many people. In his autobiography he wrote: "I came into the world. Free by nature, in the image of God, I was nevertheless the prisoner of my own violence and my own selfishness, in the image of the world into which I was born. That world was the picture of Hell, full of men like myself, loving God, and yet hating him; born to love him, living instead in fear of hopeless self-contradictory hungers". Merton was above all a man of prayer, Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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24-09-2015 - Paven dropper frokost med kongresmedlemmer for at være hos hjemløse
Politik - sociale forhold

, Pope Francis Skips Lunch With Politicians To Be With Homeless
Pope Francis stepped away from the pomp and pageantry of Capitol Hill to be with the poor and homeless on Thursday. Passing on the opportunity to dine with politicians after addressing Congress this morning, Francis instead said a prayer blessing a meal for homeless clients of St. Maria's Meals, a food program run by Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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24-09-2015 - Indonesisk kirke holder nr. 100 gudstjeneste udenfor præsidentpaladset
Religionskonflikt

, Indonesian church holds 100th service outside Presidential palace
At the heart of the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, in the megacity of Jakarta, Indonesia, a church this Sunday will hold its 100th open-air Sunday morning service next to a main road - because a city mayor is afraid to insist that a Supreme Court order is carried out. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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23-09-2015 - Kristne i mellemøsten opfordrer Europas kirker til flygtningeomsorg
Missional kirke

, Call to the European Church to stand with refugees
As Europe struggles to manage the migrant crisis, some church leaders in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq are saying that some refugees are 'fed up with Islam' because Gulf countries aren't offering them help. These leaders' message to the European Church is 'be prepared' to welcome the many Muslims who are impressed by finding that, rather than countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, it is the West that is offering help. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Kristendom
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20-09-2015 - Paven i Cuba: Vi tjener ikke idéer, vi tjener mennesker
Politik - religion

, Pope Francis in Cuba: 'We do not serve ideas. We serve people'
Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Havana's Revolution Square on Sunday, offering both spiritual and political messages for the tens of thousands who packed the plaza, the symbolic heart of the Cuban revolution. He warned of the dangers of power and ideology when others are excluded. Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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17-09-2015 - Vil den anglikanske kirke blive delt?
Kirkens former og struktur

Can the Anglican Communion stay together?
The more conservative parts of the Communion are fast-growing and pushing back harder against recognizing the credentials of their more liberal clergy counterparts. "For any institution that tries to be a global church," this will be an issue, said Baylor University religious history professor Philip Jenkins. In a sense the idea that the Communion could loosen or even break up might not feel like news, Jenkins said. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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17-09-2015 - En evangelikal vurderer den evangelikale støtte til Donald J. Trump
Politik - religion

Have Evangelicals Who Support Trump Lost Their Values?
In the 1990s, some of these social conservatives argued that "If Bill Clinton's wife can't trust him, neither can we." If character matters, character matters. Today's evangelicals should ask, "Whatever happened to our commitment to 'traditional family values'?" Mr. Trump tells us "nothing beats the Bible," and once said to an audience that he knows how Billy Graham feels. He says of evangelicals: "I love them. They love me." And yet, he regularly ridicules evangelicals, with almost as much glee as he does Hispanics. Læs mere - [New York Times]

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16-09-2015 - Aircondition til de fattigste i Afrika og Sydøstasien
Politik - miljø

, Conservative Protestants and Pope Francis: 20 Questions
Mark Tooley, director of a conservative religious think tank om politics, pope and other related topics: "Contrary to the encyclical (Laudato Si), I pray for a day when the poorest people in Africa and south Asia not only all have electricity but also all have air conditioning, which is one of the greatest God-inspired inventions in human history!" Læs mere - [America - The National Catholic Review]

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15-09-2015 - Den reformerte kirke og flygtninge (Officielt brev)
Flygtningehjælp

, A LETTER ON THE REFUGEE CRISIS IN EUROPE
..the church in Lebanon "keeps trying its utmost to provide what is possible." Likewise our sisters and brothers in Hungary have worked-and are working-to offer hospitality to the stranger, whether they are settling in the country or passing through, thanking fellow citizens "for acting with patience and understanding towards their fellow human beings in a difficult situation Læs mere - [World Communion of Reformed Churches]

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Kristendom - reformert
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15-09-2015 - Cambodia afviser asylsøgende montagnarder og sender dem til Vietnam
Religionskonflikt

, Cambodia orders Montagnards to leave
Cambodia has told hundreds of Vietnamese Christian refugees to return home or face forced repatriation. The UN estimated in August that over 200 Degars (or Montagnards), who observe a form of Protestantism outlawed in Vietnam, were waiting for their asylum claims to be processed. - Read also about the complicated background in the Vietnam war, where the Montagnards fought together with the US against Vietcong: Urban Dictionary about Montagnard. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Kristendom
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11-09-2015 - Religionsfrihedslove = antikonversions love indføres i 6 stater
Religionskonflikt - konversionsspørgsmål

, Sixth Indian state seeks to adopt 'Anti-Conversion Law'
A sixth Indian state is debating the introduction of an "Anti-Conversion Law". Maharashtra would follow Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in implementing a Freedom of Religion Act, which seems harmless in name, but in practice discourages evangelism, as Vishal Arora reports in the video below. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Hinduisme - anden tro
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09-09-2015 - Pinsekirke rummer og accepterer homoseksuelle
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Brazil Pentecostal church welcomes gays spurned elsewhere
Barely a presence until a few decades ago, Pentecostals now make up one-fifth of the population in Brazil, which is home to more Roman Catholics than any other nation. They're generally more socially conservative than their Catholic brethren: fiercely opposed to abortion, which is banned except in limited circumstances, and to gay marriage; in recent years, same-sex civil unions were allowed to be converted into full marriages. Some Brazilian Pentecostal churches even offer programs that claim to be capable of "curing" gay people. Not so at Contemporary Christian, which this week celebrated its ninth anniversary and the opening of its ninth branch with a raucous, theatrical service at a converted movie theater in a gritty Rio neighborhood. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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08-09-2015 - Kirkelige organisationer presser på for at USA tager mod flere syrere
Politik - tro

, Religious groups want U.S. to accept 100,000 Syrian refugees
Religious groups in the United States have urged the White House to step up its response to the Syrian refugee crisis, with one on Tuesday calling Washington's efforts so far "disappointing." Church World Service, a global humanitarian organization that represents 37 Christian denominations, has called on the government to take in 100,000 Syrians over the next year, said Jen Smyers, who works on the group's immigration and refugee program. Læs mere - [Reuters]

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Kristendom
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06-09-2015 - Paven: Tag vel imod migrantfamilier
Politik - religion

Pope: all European churches to welcome refugees during Year of Mercy
Pope Francis Sunday issued a strong appeal to the entire European Church - including the Vatican - to take in migrant families as part of the lead-in to the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy. Læs mere - [The Tablet]
"Faced with the tragedy of tens of thousands of refugees fleeing death on account of war and hunger, and who are traveling toward a hope for life, the Gospel calls us to be 'neighbors' to the smallest and abandoned, (and) to give them a concrete hope," the Pope said Sept. 6.

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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04-09-2015 - Kinesisk advokat arresteret for at protestere på kirkers vegne
Religionskonflikt

Lawyer Who Advised Churches in China Faces Secretive Detention
A Chinese lawyer who has opposed a government campaign to tear down churches and church crosses faces up to six months in secretive detention after the police detained him and accused him of threatening state security, his colleague said on Tuesday.
The lawyer, Zhang Kai, who is from Beijing, disappeared into custody a week ago while in Wenzhou, a commercial city on the coast of Zhejiang Province, where many members of the large and prosperous Christian community have fought the government's efforts to reduce the presence of churches. Læs mere - [New York Times]

Kina - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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01-09-2015 - Paven tillader præster at tilgive abort - hvorfor?
Etik - abort

The Pope Says Priests Can Forgive Abortion. What's the Big Deal?
So, Pope Francis announced that priests can grant absolution for abortion.
Most American Catholics find this confusing. Where else would they go for confession and absolution?
Here's the deal. Læs mere - [Patheos]
Abortion is one of those few sins that are "reserved."

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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01-09-2015 - Muslimer i Europa ønsker religiøs undervisning styrket - også kristen
Religionsmøde - dialog

, Why Muslims in Europe back Christianity in public schools
Europe, for all of its secularization, remains a collection of Christian nations. They often support state-churches, display Christian symbols, and provide religious education. How do Muslim migrants fit into such societies? New research that they support the rights of Christians-they just want to be treated the same. Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

Europa - Wikipedia
Islam - kristendom
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31-08-2015 - Sammenstød mellem kristne og israelske soldater i Betlehem
Politik - religion

, Palestinian Christians Clash with Israeli Soldiers after Sunday Mass
Palestinian Christians clashed with Israeli forces, following mass on Sunday, when priests and demonstrators marched to protest renewed work on the apartheid wall in the Christian majority town of Beit Jala, in the occupied West Bank. Læs mere - [Informed Comment]

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Kristendom
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31-08-2015 - Pave Frans effekten. Synet på paven og den katolske kirke
Statistik

Survey | The Francis Effect? U.S. Catholic Attitudes on Pope Francis,
The favorability gap between the pope and the Catholic Church is also reflected in open-ended responses. When asked to share the first word or phrase that comes to mind, Americans are three times as likely to offer positive associations about the pope as they are about the Catholic Church. Læs mere - [Public Religion Research Institute]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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20-08-2015 - Kristent ægtepar skudt. Mørke minder vækkes i Odissa-staten
Religionskonflikt

, Kandhamal couple's shooting evokes darkest memories for India's Christ
The alleged murder of Dhubaleswar (50) and Bhubudi (45) Nayak took place in the Kandhamal district, infamous as the scene of the worst persecution of Christians in India's history.
Exactly seven years ago, in August 2008, scores of Christians were killed by Hindu mobs demanding they convert or be killed. Three hundred churches and 6,000 Christian homes were looted and burnt down, rendering 56,000 Christians homeless.
Since then, the local Christian community has struggled to receive adequate compensation from the government, which has been a source of much contention. In June 2103, for instance, according to The Hindu, a report recommended that the Odisha State government "take immediate measures to adequately rehabilitate and resettle the victim-survivors of the Kandhamal violence". Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Hinduisme - anden tro
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19-08-2015 - Konverterede iranere arresteret og slået
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Iranian Christian converts beaten and detained by police
Christian converts have been beaten and arrested when the Iranian police raided their house church in the city of Karaj. Plain clothed officers raided the house church last month as part of a wider crackdown on house churches, according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). They beat up a group of at least eight converts, confiscated their Bibles and removed satellite dishes on the building. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Islam - kristendom
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19-08-2015 - Den samaritanske pengepung: 5,8 mill. kr til CEO Franklin Graham
Økonomi - lokal kirkelig

How Much Is Too Much To Pay A Pastor?
Franklin Graham's annual compensation of $880,000, revealed in a Charlotte Observer story, has some worrying that too many top Christian nonprofit leaders as well as pastors are seeing themselves as CEOs instead of as God's servants.
Graham, son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, is head of Samaritan's Purse, an international relief agency based in Boone, N.C.
"Basically they are saying if Satan pays well, God should pay better," said Maria Dixon, a Southern Methodist University professor of corporate communications and public affairs. Dixon, a United Methodist Church deacon and a minister's wife, specializes in studying and helping nonprofit religious organizations. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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18-08-2015 - Verdens lys: En halv million pilgrimme til Guadalajara
Kirkesamfund

Mexican Mecca: Luz del Mundo church draws 500,000 pilgrims to Guadalaj
Over half a million pilgrims from over 50 countries descended upon the western Mexican city of Guadalajara last week to participate in an annual ceremony at the spiritual home of the little-known Christian denomination: Luz del Mundo.
Mexico's second largest religious denomination after the Catholic Church, the Luz del Mundo (Light of the World) was founded in Guadalajara in 1926. It now claims to have approximately five million members, the majority spread across the Americas and Europe. Læs mere - [Latin Correspondent]

Mexico - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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18-08-2015 - Calais: Ønskede kirke før end et hjem
Kirkens liv

, Calais church shows migrants' 'gigantic' faith
"A symbol of that faith is plain to see - the church. It's surrounded by rubbish, it's clearly makeshift and temporary, but it is a church and there's something rather striking about it, and it clearly brings a lot of comfort to many of the Christians who live here.".."The first thing they wanted to do was to build a church. They wanted a church before they even wanted a home." Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Kristendom
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14-08-2015 - Korea todelt i 70 år - forskelle
Mission - udbredelse

, Korea: Still divided 70 years on
On 15 August 1945 the Korean peninsula was divided along the 38th parallel: Russia and Japan to temporarily administer the North, the USA to administer the South. This arbitrary division of Korea exactly 70 years ago has resulted in the very different halves of the peninsula we see today - one "god-less", the other (one could say) "super-godly". The legacy of the first Christian missionaries in the 1800s could not look more different in North and South Korea. In the North is a regime which routinely jails, tortures and executes people for their faith, while the South has some of the largest churches in the world and sends out more missionaries than anywhere except the US. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Kristendom
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14-08-2015 - Forsonende toner efterhånden som vi nærmer os reformationsjubilæet
Økumene

POPE FRANCIS RECONCILES WITH WALDENSIAN CHURCH
Last week Pope Francis turned his eyes to his home country and ecumenical church relations. For centuries now the relationship between the Catholic and Waldensian Churches has been defined by a violent history. The conflict stems from the 15th century when the Roman Catholic Church tried to exterminate the small Protestant movement, which survived to become the oldest Christian minority in Italy and a member of the WCRC. Læs mere - [World Council of Churches (WCC)]

Italien - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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13-08-2015 - Protestantisk præst afskediges måske - fordi hun er ateist
Ateisme

Toronto's Atheist Minister Faces Church Court After Questioning..
An ordained minister of Canada's largest Protestant denomination is facing dismissal because she is an atheist. The Rev. Gretta Vosper, spiritual leader of West Hill United Church in suburban Toronto, made her God-denying views known as far back as 2001. She stayed on course a few years later when she ended the practice of reciting the Lord's Prayer, and some two-thirds of her congregants quit. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

Canada,Toronto - Wikipedia
Kristendom, protestantisk
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12-08-2015 - Omdiskuteret gudstjenestetransmission fra flygtningelejr i Calais
Kirkens liv

Church of England defends Songs of Praise filmed in Calais migrant..
Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, made it clear in a tweet that he fully supported the programme, as well as retweeting a positive piece from the influential Anglican blog, Archbishop Cranmer.
The church is predominantly used by Eritrean and Ethiopian Orthodox Christians and was built over a weekend by a team of 30 volunteers.
"What do they think the church is for? It is for the poor and the vulnerable, it is to voice things that others cannot voice," Baines told the Guardian. "Everyone else seems to be allowed to be political apart from the church." Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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Kristendom, anglikansk
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07-08-2015 - Nepals nye grundlov kan gøre kristen tro illegal
Religionskonflikt

, Nepali constitution could render Christianity illegal
Nepali Christians fear that proposed amendments to Nepal's new constitution, likely to come into effect on Monday (10 August) after seven years of parliamentary discussions, could eventually render all Christian activity illegal. Attempting to convert someone to another religion is already prohibited in Nepal, but the proposed amendments would mean that anything perceived as "evangelistic" could be punishable by law Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Hinduisme - anden tro
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05-08-2015 - Rabbiner: Afbrænding af kirker er teoretisk set i orden
Religionskonflikt

, Rabbi and leader of extremist group says he's in favor of burning chur
Rabbi Bentzi Gopstein, the extremist leader of the radical Lehava anti-assimilation and anti-missionary organization, said that he would support the burning of churches, in a panel debate Tuesday on idol worship. Læs mere - [Jerusalem Post]
The commandment in Deuteronomy to destroy idol worship in the Land of Israel was the main topic of discussion at the debate at the Wolfson Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

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Jødedom - kristendom
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31-07-2015 - Sydstatsflag placeres foran sorte kirker
Politik - racisme

Confederate flags placed outside MLK's Atlanta church
Four Confederate flags were placed outside of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church here Thursday. Authorities said they are looking for two white men who were caught on surveillance video...Rev. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, said leaving the flags near the church was a message of hate, not heritage. "It is a hateful act," he said. "I view it as an effort to intimidate us in some way, and we will not be intimidated." Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom
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30-07-2015 - Teser på døren. Ikke-accept af homoægteskab ikke i Jesu og Wesleys ånd
Seksualitet - det civile liv

These Ministers Won't Stop Showing Love For A Gay Pastor Who Lost His
Nearly 500 years after Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of a church in Germany, United Methodist Church pastors in Lansing, Michigan used the same symbolic move with the hopes of starting a reformation of their own. More than 50 activists, many of them clergy, assembled outside the office of the West Michigan Conference's Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey on Tuesday. They read a pledge asking the UMC to "Stop The Harm" done by church leaders to LGBT people, then taped the pledges to the office's front door. "We hereby declare that we DO NOT accept what is directly contradictory to the teachings of Jesus and Methodist's founder John Wesley," the pledge states. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom - metodister
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28-07-2015 - Konference om de kristnes situation i Mellemøsten
Politik - kirkens vilkår

, CONFERENCE BOLSTERS CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
The 2015 Congress of the Christians of the Middle East: Heritage and Mission was hosted by the Maronite League, a Lebanese association that supports Christians in the region. It gathered representatives from the Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions for two days (24-25 July 2015) at the Notre Dame University in Zouk Mesbeh. Læs mere - [World Communion of Reformed Churches]

Libanon - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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28-07-2015 - Kirke i postkonstantinsk kristendom: For All the Sinners and Saints
Kirkens liv

For All the Sinners and Saints: An Interview with Nadia Bolz-Weber
Interview with Nadia Bolz-Weber:.. I don't understand how in mainstream, middle-class America, Christianity became about pretending you had your shit together, and putting on nice clothes for an hour ever..y week, and keeping a smile on your face. It started with rank fishI ermen, and prostitutes, and tax collectors, and people who were eating with their unwashed hands, andth somehow it became that. What the hell happened? - I think a post-Constantinian Christianity is maybe the best thing that ever happened to Christianity. Now that we're not aligned with empire and not maintaining our status in society and our power and our influence anymore, now we can get back to being people who love mercy and seek justice and walk humbly. - li why I am not a fan of the liberalism in Christianity. I actually believe in the physical, actual resurrection of Jesus. Læs mere - [Religion and politics]

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25-07-2015 - Homo-ægteskab skal ikke (bare) ses som sækulariseringens triumf
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Push Within Religions for Gay Marriage Gets Little Attention
From the moment the Supreme Court ruled last month in favor of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, opponents placed the decision in a very specific analytical frame. Here, they contended, was an egregious example of secular culture triumphing over religious values and religious freedom. Læs mere - [New York Times]

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24-07-2015 - Dødsdom udskudt. Højsteret ser igen på Asia Bibis sag
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

Pakistan Supreme Court to hear Christian woman's blasphemy case
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily suspended the death sentence of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy, her lawyer said, in a case that hit global headlines after the murder of two politicians who tried to intervene on her behalf. Asia Bibi, a farm worker and mother of four, became the first woman to be sentenced to death under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law in 2010. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Islam - kristendom
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23-07-2015 - Protester: Kirke 10 år ude af brug indrettes til moske i Hamborg
Religionskonflikt (Moskebygning)

, As German Church Becomes Mosque, Neighbors Start to Shed Unease
There were cracks in the steeple, and the southeastern wall would somehow have to accommodate a niche pointing toward the holy city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, but those were not the biggest misgivings Daniel Abdin had about buying the Capernaum Church here in 2012. Læs mere - [New York Times]

Tyskland - Wikipedia
Islam - kristendom
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23-07-2015 - Evangelikale og muslimske ledere protesterer overfor Franklin Graham
Religionskonflikt

Evangelicals, Muslims Denounce Franklin Graham's Anti-Islamic Views
An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday (July 23) in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities. In response to the killing of five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, Graham, son of evangelical leader Billy Graham, wrote on Facebook that the U.S. should bar Muslims from immigrating. "I was so sad when I read the Facebook posting of Franklin Graham," Bob Roberts Jr., pastor of NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas, Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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22-07-2015 - Pavens popularitet styrtdykker i USA
Politik - religion

, Why Pope Francis is actually becoming less popular in the U.S.
Pope Francis's popularity among Americans - including Catholics - - has taken a nose dive since last year, a poll released Wednesday shows, largely driven by conservatives who often disagree with Francis on the causes of environmental and economic problems. The Gallup poll shows Francis's favorable rating with Americans at 59 percent - down from 76 percent in February 2014. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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22-07-2015 - Kristen-muslimsk enhed styrkes efter Boko Haram angreb
Religionskonflikt

, Christian-Muslim unity strengthens after Boko Haram attacks
Christians and Muslims in Chad's capital N'djamena, are responding to Boko Haram's terrorist actions by fostering dialogue between the faiths. In less than a month, there have been three suicide bombings in N'djamena, all carried out by the Nigerian extremist group. The attacks that took place on 15 and 29 June and 11 July have claimed the lives of 60 people and injured dozens but they have not succeeded in dividing the nation. Læs mere - [Vatican Insider]

Tchad - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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21-07-2015 - Muslimske organisationer samler 100.000 $ til sorte kirker
Religionsmøde

, Muslims Raised Over $100,000 To Help Rebuild Black Churches
Linda Sarsour, executive director of AAANY: "It awakens [in] some and confirms in others that Muslims are diverse and varied and that many of our concerns are domestic concerns," Knight wrote in an email to HuffPost. "Also, Respond with Love is an anti-racism effort and there are many people in this country who are tired of racist rhetoric and racist motivated violence." Sarsour guesses the majority of the donors were Muslims, based on the surnames of the 2,016 people who donated. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Islam - kristendom
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14-07-2015 - Kvindelige biskopper i England. 6 det første år
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Women Bishops one year on: The women who have broken the stained glass
One year ago today the Church of England's General Synod voted to approve women bishops. Six women have since been made bishop, marking the beginning of a historic change in the CofE and a move towards Archbishop Justin Welby's call for unity amidst disagreement. One year on from the vote, here are the women to have broken the (stained) glass ceiling. Læs mere - [Christian Today]

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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11-07-2015 - Paven opfordrer unge til kamp mod kapitalismen
Politik - økonomi

In Fiery Speeches, Francis Excoriates Global Capitalism
The Pope calls the global capitalism a "subtle dictatorship" that "condemns and enslaves men and women..."Francis acknowledged as much, conceding on Wednesday that he had no new "recipe" to quickly change the world. Instead, he spoke about a "process of change" undertaken at the grass-roots level. Læs mere - [New York Times]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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10-07-2015 - Økonomiske forandring nødvendig - og godgørenhed er ikke nok
Politik - økonomi

, The Pope's clarion call for justice
"It is about giving to the poor and to people what is their right." Moreover, we cannot be content to stop at simple charity, when "a few drops fall whenever the poor shake a cup." No, what we need is deeper. What we need is change. Læs mere - [CNN]

Bolivia - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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07-07-2015 - Paven besøger den valdensiske kirke. Undskylder overgreb i historien
Økumene

POPE FRANCIS RECONCILES WITH WALDENSIAN CHURCH
Last week Pope Francis turned his eyes to his home country and ecumenical church relations. For centuries now the relationship between the Catholic and Waldensian Churches has been defined by a violent history. The conflict stems from the 15th century when the Roman Catholic Church tried to exterminate the small Protestant movement, which survived to become the oldest Christian minority in Italy and a member of the WCRC. Læs mere - [World Communion of Reformed Churches]

Italien - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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04-07-2015 - Den ortodokse kirke støtter et ja til at gå ind under Eurozonens krav
Politik - religion

Why The Greek Orthodox Church Is Weighing In On The Referendum
The sermon at the Church St. Paul Thessaloniki ended abruptly one day recently when one of Greece's most important religious leaders informed the congregation that he was going to vote "yes" on an economic bailout referendum taking place on Sunday. The Metropolitan Anthimos told the congregation they had the right to vote however they wished, but that he would "vote for Europe" - Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom, ortodoks
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03-07-2015 - Jan Hus - 600-året for hans død dømt som kætter
Jubilæer

Celebrate 600 Years of Jan Hus
July 6 is Jan Hus Day (Den upálení mistra Jana Husa), a date that commemorates the religious reformer who was burned at the stake on July 6, 1415. This Monday marks the 600th anniversary of the burning of Jan Hus, and state-wide celebrations can be expected throughout the Czech Republic on the holiday weekend. Læs mere - [Expats.cz]

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Kristendom
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18-06-2015 - Paven: Betal gælden til de fattige tilbage
Politik - miljø

Pope's climate change encyclical tells rich nations: pay your debt to
has called on the world's rich nations to begin paying their "grave social debt" to the poor and take concrete steps on climate change, saying failure to do so presents an undeniable risk to a "common home" that is beginning to resemble a "pile of filth".
The pope's 180-page encyclical on the environment, released on Thursday, is at its core a moral call for action on phasing out the use of fossil fuels. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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18-06-2015 - Bosættere sætter ild i kirken "Brød og fisk" ved Tiberiassøen
Religionskonflikt

, Settlers burn Tiberea's Church of Loaves and Fishes
Extremist Israeli settlers on Thursday burned part of the church at the site where Christians believe Jesus performed a miracle by feeding 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, the Israeli fire brigade said. Læs mere - [Palestine News Network]

Palæstina - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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18-06-2015 - 9 dræbt i sort kirke med historisk tilknytning til borgerretskampene
Politik - magtkritik

, Church shooting suspect Dylann Roof returned to a city in mourning
To President Barack Obama, the shooting stirred up "a dark part" of American history when racially motivated violence was more prevalent. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch declared that such acts have "no place in a civilized society." Læs mere - [The Post and Courier]

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Kristendom, presbyteriansk
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17-06-2015 - Fox News: Paven den farligste mand på planeten

, Pope Francis 'The Most Dangerous Person On The Planet'
Pope Francis's newly released papal letter on outlining the moral imperative of protecting the environment has upset some Catholics and conservatives who say the pontiff should stay out of the "political realm." But one conservative pundit went a step further by calling the pope "the most dangerous person on the planet."Fox News Pundit Calls Pope Francis 'The Most Dangerous Person On The Planet' For Suggesting Climate Change Is Real. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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17-06-2015 - Forsonings- og lokalrets system truer kristnes generelle retsikkerhed
Religionskonflikt

, Community 'Justice' Expels Copts from their homes
In each one where the Christian was at fault, legal prosecution continued after penalties, often exorbitant, had been stipulated by a Customary Reconciliation Session. But when the Muslim is at fault, reconciliation and social peace are emphasized. Sometimes there are no penalties whatsoever; other times the church has opted for waiving them to keep the peace.
Bias against Christians is also apparent in disputes with religious origins. Thirty-one percent of cases have to do with the practice of Christian religious ritual, including attempted church construction and repair.
Only one case was resolved in their favor. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Islam - kristendom
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16-06-2015 - Klimaskeptikere og tro - blandt katolikker i USA
Politik - miljø - klima

, Catholics Divided Over Global Warming
On the eve of a forthcoming encyclical by Pope Francis on the environment and climate change, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that U.S. Catholics' views on global warming are broadly reflective of American public opinion writ large; a solid majority believe that Earth is warming, but there is much more division over the cause and seriousness of climate change. Læs mere - [Pew Research Center for the People & the Press]

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10-06-2015 - Møde mellem Putin og paven
Politik - religion

Pope Francis meets Putin for a diplomatically difficult talk
A serious atmosphere reportedly hung over the start of the Vatican visit, with the pope lacking his usual jovial persona. Putin was greeted by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, head of the papal household, and a line of dignitaries before being ushered inside to see Francis. During the meeting, the pope affirmed the need to work sincerely toward peace in Ukraine and emphasized the importance of rebuilding a climate of dialogue, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told journalists. -- [Se også: Associated Press article] -- Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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08-06-2015 - Grøn Gud I - II - III
Politik - miljø - klima

Green for God I II III
Since the beginning of the 70' when but a few theologicans were considering "The Limits to Growth", and consequences for theology working with creation, times have been changing. Experts are already trying to imagine how the world will react on the coming encyclica concerning the theme: Neil Thorns. - One single issue of Religion News numbers "Green for God" I, II, III - the last one jewish: A "People's Pilgrimage" to highlight the effects of climate change - inspired by the pope - - Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Host International Summit on Environment333 Rabbis Against Climate Change -- Overview: Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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08-06-2015 - Evangelikal leder kalder til fuld accept af homoseksuelle
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Tony Campolo Calls for Full Inclusion of Gay & Lesbian Christians
"While I have always tried to communicate grace and understanding to people on both sides of the issue, my answer to that question has always been somewhat ambiguous. One reason for that ambiguity was that I felt I could do more good for my gay and lesbian brothers and sisters by serving as a bridge person, encouraging the rest of the Church to reach out in love and truly get to know them. The other reason was that, like so many other Christians, I was deeply uncertain about what was right. It has taken countless hours of prayer, study, conversation and emotional turmoil to bring me to the place where I am finally ready to call for the full acceptance of Christian gay couples into the Church." Læs mere - [Patheos]

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08-06-2015 - 2067 - ingen kristne i England
Statistik

2067: the end of British Christianity
It's often said that Britain's church congregations are shrinking, but that doesn't come close to expressing the scale of the disaster now facing Christianity in this country. Every ten years the census spells out the situation in detail: between 2001 and 2011 the number of Christians born in Britain fell by 5.3 million - about 10,000 a week. If that rate of decline continues, the mission of St Augustine to the English, together with that of the Irish saints to the Scots, will come to an end in 2067. Læs mere - [The Spectator]

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01-06-2015 - Burundis præsident advarer mod kup efter tvivlsom genopstilling
Politik - magtkritik

, Burundi president warns against another coup attempt
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza, whose controversial bid to seek a third consecutive term has sparked weeks of civil unrest and a failed coup attempt, on Monday warned against any fresh move to try to unseat him... Plans by the government to push ahead with the polls have been hit by a string of setbacks, with the influential Catholic Church withdrawing its support and key international donors also suspending crucial aid. Læs mere - [Yahoo News]

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28-05-2015 - Præst under under anklage for uretmæssig fejring af jul
Religionskonflikt

On trial in Iran for celebrating Christmas
An Iranian pastor is expected to stand trial in Iran soon, five months after his arrest by security forces for "participating in an illegal gathering" as he celebrated Christmas. Victor Bet-Tamraz led the Tehran Pentecostal Assyrian Church before it was shut down by Iran's Ministry of Interior in March 2009. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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28-05-2015 - Hillary Clinton: Study Scripture - It's the Living Word
Politik - religion

With scripture, Hillary Clinton wins over a voter
Hillary Clinton to a voter: "You're doing what is the most important thing to do, it's continuing to study and learn what the scripture says and what it means," she said. "I have a preacher friend who sends me scripture and devotionals, sometimes mini-sermons every day." Læs mere - [CNN]

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27-05-2015 - Øget pres på og forfølgelse af kristne i Indien
Religionskonflikt

, India's Christians concerned about growing attacks on religious minori
The attacks have come against a background of fear, triggered by Hindus in Modi's party, that Christians are increasing their efforts to proselytize - especially in schools. What is not widely understood outside of India is that these Christian schools are largely Hindu. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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27-05-2015 - Kopterne hilser præsident Sisis tiltag overfor ISIS velkommen, men..
Religionskonflikt

Egypt's Copts praise President Sisi but await more tangible support
When Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi dispatched fighter jets this year against Islamic State targets in Libya in retaliation for the beheading of 21 Copts, he sent a powerful message to his country's Christian minority.
Copts have long complained of discrimination under successive Egyptian leaders and Sisi's actions suggested he would deliver on promises of being an inclusive president who could unite the country after years of political turmoil.
However, striking out at extremists abroad might prove easier than reining in radicals at home.. Læs mere - [Reuters]

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27-05-2015 - Irsk ja til homo-vielse er et nederlag for menneskeheden
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Irish gay marriage vote 'defeat for humanity', Vatican official says
The Irish vote to allow same-sex marriage was a "defeat for humanity", a senior Vatican official has said in the first high-level reaction from the Holy See to last week's landmark referendum. "Not a defeat for Christian principles, it was a defeat for humanity," Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said in comments quoted by Vatican Radio late on Tuesday. "I was very saddened by this result." Læs mere - [Reuters]

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26-05-2015 - Kæmpekors opføres i Karachi
Religionsmøde

Will This Pakistani Businessman's 140-Foot Cross Bring Hope...
Parvez Henry Gill, 58, says the bulletproof concrete structure will be the tallest cross in Asia and a "sign" that God is everywhere. His message is aimed at Pakistani Christians, who make up about 1.5 percent of the Muslim-majority country, although this figure could be higher. Gill's city, Karachi, is home to Pakistan's largest Christian population. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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20-05-2015 - Bibeltroskab overfor progressiv kristendom - i Fountain Hills
Lærespørgsmål

, Eight 'Bible-Believing' Churches vs. One Progressive Church
The sole progressive church in Fountain Hills--the de facto target of the Gang of 8's campaign -- is The Fountains, a United Methodist church pastored by the estimable David Felten, author of Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity, the curriculum for which is now being used in over 6,000 churches around the world). Besides sharing its space with a synagogue and a Buddhist Center, The Fountains also has an ongoing relationship with the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona, sponsoring a number of forums and opportunities for dialogue with their Muslim neighbors. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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20-05-2015 - 63 kirker ødelagt under den syriske borgerkrig - 2/3 af Assad-styrker
Religionskonflikt

, Collateral damage? 63 churches hit in Syrian civil war
Sixty-three churches have been damaged or destroyed so far during four years of civil war in Syria, says the Syrian Network for Human Rights. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]
In a comprehensive 21-page report, first published in Arabic on 7 May and now in English, the rights group, known for being anti-government, launches a withering attack on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces, claiming they were responsible for almost two thirds of the attacks.

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18-05-2015 - To presbyterianske præster står til dødsdom i Khartoum
Religionskonflikt

, Two South Sudan pastors face death penalty in Khartoum
Two South Sudanese pastors being held in Omdurman prison in Khartoum could face the death sentence when their trial continues on 19 May. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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18-05-2015 - Kristne er republikanere, intolerante, og homofober..
Teologi - kirke

, It's A Great Time To Be Graduating From A Mainline, Progressive..
Sociologist Robert Putnam at Harvard and Political Scientist David Campbell at Notre Dame wrote a piece called God and Cesar in America in which they explain: "To (millennials), 'religion' means 'Republican,' 'intolerant,' and 'homophobic, and since those traits do not represent their views, they do not see themselves -- or wish to be seen by their peers -- as religious." Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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18-05-2015 - Homoseksualitet skal ikke være del af præsident Obamas agenda i Kenya
Seksualitet - det civile liv

700 Kenyan Evangelical Pastors Urge Obama Not to 'Preach' Gay Marriage
President Barack Obama has been urged by the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya, comprised of 700 pastors, not to "preach" and impose his views in support of same-sex marriage on the Kenyan people when he visits the African country in July.
"We would like to send a strong message to the U.S. president that the homosexuality debate should not become part of his agenda, as it has been his tendency whenever he comes to Africa," Bishop Mark Kariuki of the Evangelical Alliance, told the Kenyan Daily Nation newspaper on Monday. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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18-05-2015 - Er det kætteri af en baptistisk præst at døbe en baby?
Lærespørgsmål

Is it heresy for Baptists to baptize a baby? One pastor's example sets
The baptism of a Dayton, Ohio, infant - a scene heartwarming and commonplace for Catholics and mainline Protestants - is touching off accusations of doctrinal heresy in the evangelical world.
In April, an influential American Baptist Churches USA pastor performed the rite, which most Baptists believe is reserved for Christians who are able to make a mature confession of faith. Although there are dozens of Baptist denominations in the U.S., the news made instant waves among those who know and understand Baptist teachings. Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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17-05-2015 - Palæstinensiske nonner kanoniserede
Kirkens liv

Pope Francis canonizes two Palestinian nuns
Pope Francis named two Palestinian women as saints on Sunday, in a ceremony in Saint Peter's Square just days after the Vatican formalized its de facto recognition of the State of Palestine.
The canonization of Sister Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, founder of the Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of Jerusalem, and Maryam Baouardy, who founded a Carmelite convent in Bethlehem, was not directly connected with the Vatican's Wednesday announcement of a new accord with the State of Palestine.
But the ceremony.. Læs mere - [Reuters]

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12-05-2015 - Libyen farlig for kristne
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, "Libya is Full of Cruelty:" Stories of Abduction, Sexual Violence ..
Christian migrants and refugees in Libya are at particular risk of abuse from armed groups aiming to impose their own interpretation of Islamic law. People from Nigeria, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Egypt have been abducted, tortured, unlawfully killed and harassed because of their religion. Most recently a total of at least 49 Christians, mostly from Egypt and Ethiopia were beheaded and shot in three mass summary killings claimed by the group calling itself the Islamic State (IS). Læs mere - [Amnesty USA]

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10-05-2015 - Godt nyt i Nigeria. Mange befriede, dog ikke Chibok-pigerne
Religionskonflikt

, Good news in Nigeria, but not for Chibok girls, yet
The tide may have turned against Boko Haram, at least for the moment. Camps in the Sambisa forest - said to be the militants' last stronghold in Nigeria - have been captured in raids by the Nigerian army in late April and early May. Around 1,000 women and children have been freed in recent days. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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08-05-2015 - US's spanske evangelikale stærkt pro-Israel
Politik - tro

, The Attempt to Sell Hispanic Evangelicals on Israel
"We (the US government) need to be focused and engaged in the world so that our friends know that we have their back, and our enemies fear us a little bit," Bush told the gathering of Latino pastors and other leaders, according to Jewish News Service (JNS). There is no better place to start this journey than re-establishing a stronger relationship with Israel." The three-day National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) meeting drew 1,500 attendees and featured Republican presidential contenders Bush and Mike Huckabee. Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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04-05-2015 - Kristne holder gudstjeneste ved kirke forvandlet til gravplads i Nepal
Kirkens liv

, Nepal Christians Return to Worship after Earthquake Turns Churches..
Maili Tamang clapped and sang along as the remnants of her husband's Kathmandu church gathered for a noon prayer one week after a massive earthquake collapsed the "roof of the world."
Injured pastor Jacob Tamang prays with survivors at Vision of Salvation church.
Injured pastor Jacob Tamang prays with survivors at Vision of Salvation church.
"In God's time, anything can happen," the 55-year-old mother told CT. Tamang lost her husband Maila, her sister, and three other family members when Vision of Salvation church, which rented rooms in a four-story commerical building in the Swayambu area of Nepal's capital... Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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04-05-2015 - Kina protesterer overfor USAs kritik af manglende religiøs frihed
Religionsfrihed

, China lodges US protest after religious freedom criticised
Beijing Monday lodged a protest against the United States after a government advisory body highlighted "severe violations of religious freedom" in China.
The Chinese foreign ministry expressed anger after the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent federal government body, raised concerns over Beijing's religious policies.
"We have launched representations with the US and urged the US to stop interfering in China's domestic affairs by making use of the relevant issue," Beijing's foreign ministry spokesman Hua Chunying told reporters Monday. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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02-05-2015 - Vatikanet kanoniserer Californiens missionær - under indiansk kritik
Mission - kritik

A bit late, Vatican officially approves Serra sainthood
The Vatican's saint-making office has officially given its thumbs up for the Rev. Junipero Serra to be declared a saint - four months after Pope Francis announced he would canonize the controversial 18th-century missionary during his upcoming visit to the United States.
Serra is hailed by the Catholic Church as a great evangelizer who established 21 missions across California. Many Native Americans, though, accuse him of forced conversions, enslaving converts and helping wipe out indigenous populations as part of the European colonization machine in the Americas. Læs mere - [AP - Associated Press]

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30-04-2015 - Kristne dømt for narkohandel synger salmer ved dødspeletonen
Kirkens liv

, Indonesia executions: Convicts praised God, sang Christian hymns..
Religious leaders have also spoken out against the death penalty in the lead up to the executions. Brian Houston, senior pastor of Hillsong Church, was in almost daily contact with Chan before his death. Chan was convicted of co-leading a heroin smuggling operation known as the 'Bali Nine' along with Sukumaran but converted to Christianity while in prison. He studied theology, and was ordained a minister earlier this year. He married his fiancée, Febyanti Herewila, two days before his execution. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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28-04-2015 - Opruster i forhold til Højsterets kommende afgørelse om homo-vielser
Seksualitet - det civile liv

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28-04-2015 - Lige adgang til ren energi i et sundt klima
Politik - miljø

A Vatican Declaration Seeks Equitable Clean-Energy Access in a Livable
A daylong Vatican meeting on climate, energy, ecology and equity has produced a declaration that offers a promising vision for religious and secular leaders eager to foster a sustainable human journey. Læs mere - [New York Times]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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28-04-2015 - Baltimore: Den bedste prædiken er ikke det vi siger, men det vi gør
Politik - sociale forhold

'Our Best Sermon Right Now Is Not Anything We Say But What We Do'
As tensions and unrest continued Tuesday in Baltimore over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, religious leaders took to the pews and the streets to call for peace. Several churches opened their doors to offer safe haven to local residents, especially students after Baltimore City Public Schools were closed Tuesday. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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24-04-2015 - Undersøgelse af nedtagning af kors på kirke i Malysias hovedstad
Religionskonflikt

, Malaysia orders probe after protest forces church to take down cross
Malaysian media reported that a group of about 50 protesters had demonstrated outside the church on Sunday because they believed the cross, one of the central symbols of Christianity, posed a challenge to Islam and could sway the faith of young people. The cross was taken down by the church a few hours after the protest, media reported widely. Government is investigating the protest. Læs mere - [Reuters]

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21-04-2015 - Bibelen kan ikke være "state book" i USA
Politik og kirke

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A proposal to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee, a measure the state attorney general had said would be unconstitutional, was effectively dropped for the year on Thursday by the state Senate, officials said.
The bill had been approved by the state House of Representatives on Wednesday over objections by Governor Bill Haslam, who called it disrespectful.
Attorney General Herbert Slatery III, religious leaders and others said the measure violated the separation of church and state under both the U.S. and Tennessee Constitutions. Læs mere - [Reuters]

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20-04-2015 - Brasilien - landet med størst religiøs frihed
Religionsmøde - frihed/kritik

, Brazil leads the world in religious freedom, finds Pew study
Among the 26 most populous countries, Brazil has the highest levels of religious freedom, higher, in fact, than the United States, where government restrictions on religious freedom have been rising. Læs mere - [The Weekly Number]

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15-04-2015 - Højsteret i Canada forbyder by at indlede byrådsmøder med bøn
Politik - tro

, Canadian Supreme Court rules against prayer at city council meetings
Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that a small town in Quebec may not open its council meetings with prayer.
In a unanimous ruling Wednesday (April 15), Canada's highest court ruled that the town of Saguenay can no longer publicly recite a Catholic prayer because it infringes on freedom of conscience and religion. Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

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15-04-2015 - Efter Universitetsdrabene i Nairobi: Konfrontationer og fredsfølere
Religionskonflikt

, After attack and backlash, Kenya faces battle to win over Muslims
"Kenyans can't afford to build a wall with Somalia so intelligence from local sources is the best approach. But people in villages won't inform if Kenyan soldiers steal or hit women," said one Western diplomat. Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) spokesman David Obonyo denied the troops had a track record of brutality against Muslims, who make up about 10 percent of Kenya's 44 million people. "I don't see why we would harm our own citizens in Kenya. We are there to protect them," he said. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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12-04-2015 - Baptistledere mod at Liberia forfatningsmæssigt bliver kristen nation
Politik - tro

, Liberian Baptists against "Christian nation" label
Baptist leaders in Liberia have spoken against a proposed constitutional amendment declaring the West African republic a Christian state. The proposal was adopted during a five-day conference (March 29-April 2) of Liberia's Constitution Review Committee, and was promoted by a clergy-led group, the Liberia Restoration to Christian Heritage Committee, which counted with 700,000 signatures in its support. They recommended 19 constitutional changes. The most controversial, approved by around 400 delegates, according to media reports, would declare Liberia a "Christian nation." Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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09-04-2015 - Paven går linedans i anledningen af 100-året for folkedrab på armenere
Religionskonflikt

Pope Francis once again walks a tightrope on the Armenian genocide
Looking ahead to a Vatican Mass Sunday commemorating the 100th anniversary of mass killings regarded by Armenians as a genocide and by Turks as a civil war, Pope Francis walked a diplomatic tightrope on Thursday, decrying "martyrdom and persecution" suffered by Armenians but avoiding the explosive "g" word.
The language illustrates how Francis finds himself caught between two imperatives: Recognizing the calamity that befell Turkey's Armenian minority a century ago as a harbinger of today's anti-Christian persecution in the Middle East, without alienating a nation recognized as one of the best hopes for moderation across the Islamic world. Læs mere - [Crux - Covering all thnigs Catholic]

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03-04-2015 - Spang Olsen korsfæstelsen 2014 på Filipinerne
Kirkens liv

, What It's Like To Be Crucified
when I climbed up and was crucified on the cross, something happened. My body did not like it. I was quite clear in my head and tried to pray, but I could not remember all the English prayers I had learned. Then I tried to pray in Danish. And when the language changed, something happened.
There was a complete peace without pain. There was direct line through. Just like when you talk to a child on the phone and hear them shake their head. I should have hung there for two minutes, but ended up staying for 14 minutes because I had such a good conversation with something that was not within myself. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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02-04-2015 - PEW-rapport: Hvorfor er islam den hurtigtst voksende religion pt?
Udbredelse

Why Muslims Are Rising Fastest and the Unaffiliated Are Shrinking..
As of 2010, Christianity was by far the world's largest religion, with an estimated 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31%) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth. Islam was second, with 1.6 billion adherents, or 23% of the global population. If current demographic trends continue, however, Islam will nearly catch up by the middle of the 21st century.. Læs mere - [Pew Research Center for the People & the Press]

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01-04-2015 - 100-års mistillid mellem protestanter og ortodokse udbedres
Økumene

, Turkey's Orthodox and Protestants mend centuries of mistrust
On a Saturday in late March, a group of 20 volunteers went to an abandoned church in Turkey's southeastern city of Mardin. They cleaned out broken chairs, a cracked pulpit, and books that haven't been opened in decades. In the corner sat a 100-year-old organ. The church, in the heartland of Assyrian Orthodoxy, has recently been transferred to a Protestant congregation. And this donation marks an extraordinary change in relations between the two branches of Christianity. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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30-03-2015 - Udlændinge forbydes at deltage i korsfæstelsesritualer
Kirkens liv

In Maleldo rites: No crucifixion for foreigners
Officials of the 2015 Maleldo (Holy Week) committee announced on Monday that they are banning foreigners from joining the annual crucifixion rites on Good Friday in Barangay San Pedro Cutud, here. Læs mere - [Sun Star]
In a press conference at the city hall, committee chairman City Councilor Harvey Quiwa said the ban "will prevent the Lenten rites from becoming a circus."

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28-03-2015 - Langfredags yoga i kirke
Kirkens liv

, 'Multi-Sensory' Stations Of The Cross Using Yoga
Anne Kelley, a Seattle-based attorney, was looking for a way to engage with the stations of the cross on a deeper level when she stumbled upon the idea of incorporating yoga into the practice. Traditionally observed on Good Friday, the stations of the cross are a series of 14 moments in the final hours of Jesus Christ's life, before his crucifixion. Every year, many Christians reflect upon the stations as a spiritual exercise. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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23-03-2015 - "Kiss-In" foran kirke - for lige rettigheder for alle køn
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Equality House Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary
The Equality House is a structure that sits in direct opposition to the Westboro Baptist Church compound in Topeka, Kansas, and which has spent the last 24 months raising visibility (and often funds) for queer equality. The Equality House and its organizers celebrated the two year anniversary in an amazing way over the weekend by launching "Plant one for Peace," a direct action that brought together all kinds of people to kiss in front of the Westboro Baptist Church. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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20-03-2015 - Boko Haram fjerne fokus fra forfølgelser i det centrale Nigeria
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Boko Haram headlines hide persecution of Christians in mid-Nigeria
The whole world has heard of the Chibok abduction: the 276 girls, predominantly Christians, kidnapped by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria in April 2014. There are 220 still missing. But the publicity surrounding this serves to hide a more widespread persecution of Christians in the Middle Belt Region of Nigeria. Nigeria lies on the Christian/Muslim fault-line across Africa; it passes through the middle of the country, meaning there are inherent tensions over land and identity in this area. A general election on 28 March might be to turn the tide of violence, much of it - though not all - targeting Christians. It is, however, unlikely to help, according to a new report. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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19-03-2015 - Indiske skolebøger skal værdi-baseres på hinduismen
Religionskonflikt

, India's new school textbooks favor Hindu nationalist themes
He said he saw no problem with assigning a Hindu holy book in classrooms that comprise Muslim and Christian students, too. "What does the Gita teach? That we are all one, we should all be honest," said Batra. "Unlike the Quran or the Bible, nowhere does it say you have to worship only one god." Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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Hinduisme - anden tro
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19-03-2015 - Bro mellem evangelikale og mainline-protestanter?
Økumene

, Can one pastor bridge deep divides between evangelicals and mainline..
Stemming back to that controversy, many mainline Protestants and evangelicals look at each other with suspicion or even hostility because of theological and historical differences...Amy Butler, on the other hand, could provide a bridge between some progressive evangelicals and mainline Protestants. She seems to infuse her more theologically conservative evangelical upbringing with her more progressive mainline Protestant theology. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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Kristendom
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19-03-2015 - 600 overgreb - 149 mod kristne, resten mod muslimer - i Indien
Religionskonflikt

, Delhi Protest Marks Modi's Three Hundred Days in Power- Report on hate
The rape of a 70 year old Nun in West Bengal in an attack ona convent and school in February 2015 sent shockwaves throughout India, and the world. "Protect not just Cows, but human beings also," said Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, President of the Catholic Bishops Conference. At least 43deaths in over 600 cases of violence, 149 targeting Christians and the rest Muslims, have taken place in 2014 in India till March this year, marking 300 days of the National Development Alliance government of Mr. Narendra Modi Læs mere - [South Asia Citizens Web]

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Hinduisme - anden tro
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18-03-2015 - Den presbyritanske kirke godkende homoseksuelle ægteskaber
Religionskonflikt

, Presbyterians approve gay marriage in church constitution
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has expanded its definition of marriage to include a "commitment between two people," recognizing gay marriage as Christian in the church constitution after decades of debate over same-sex relationships. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

USA - Wikipedia
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17-03-2015 - Den religiøse intolerance vokser i Østukraine
Religionskonflikt

, In rebel-held Donetsk, religious intolerance grows
Since the pro-Russian separatists declared this region the Donetsk People's Republic last April, Leonid Krezhanovsky, the leading elder of the Church of Christ congregation, has been looking over his shoulder. The Russian-backed rebels quickly made the Russian Orthodox Church the official religion of the self-declared rebel government. Since then, any religious group outside the Russian Orthodox faith - including Ukrainian Orthodox churches rejecting the Moscow patriarch for the Kiev patriarch - has been viewed by the rebels as a potential enemy of the Donetsk People's Republic. Læs mere - [Aljazeera America]

Ukraine - Wikipedia
Kristendom, ortodoks
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13-03-2015 - Forbud mod spisning af oksekød rammer dalitter hårdest
Religionskonflikt

Indian beef ban hits 'untouchable' Dalits hardest
The west Indian state of Maharashtra, run by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), caused a commotion last week when it received Federal approval to enforce a total ban on the slaughter of cattle, and to punish those found eating, or even in possession of, beef... So this BJP-led move has been seen as a particular blow for the country's beleaguered Dalits, India's so-called 'untouchables'. 'Dalit' ("trampled upon" in the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit) refers, under the social hierarchy 'caste' system still operating there, to those in the lowest social grouping. About 80% of all Christians in India are of Dalit or tribal communities, according to Operation World (2010). Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

Indien - Wikipedia
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12-03-2015 - 7,5 millioner amerikanere forladt religion på to år
Statistik

, 7.5 million Americans lost their religion since 2012
A new survey shows in stark relief that what some are calling the Great Decline of religion in America continues: Since 2012, the U.S. has about 7.5 million more Americans who are no longer active in religion. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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Flere
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06-03-2015 - Støtten til vielse af homseksuelle vokser i USA -også fra konservative
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Support For Gay Marriage Is Piling On From All Directions..
Support For Gay Marriage Is Piling On From All Directions -- Including From Conservative Christians... The rate of growth for supporting same-sex marriage has risen so rapidly even the director of the national biennial General Social Survey is marveling at the speed of change.. According to results released Thursday, the 2014 survey found 56 percent of Americans overall now support civil marriage for same-sex couples, up from 48 percent in 2012. The numbers bumped up in every age group and political persuasion. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Kristendom
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04-03-2015 - Evangelister arresteret og udsat for tortur af indisk politi
Religionskonflikt

, Indian police beat Christian evangelists
Twenty Christian men on an evangelical mission in north-western India last week were illegally detained and tortured by police, according to a human rights group which intervened to force their release. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Hinduisme - anden tro
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03-03-2015 - Økologisk encyclika på vej - hvad vil den rumme?

The Sacrament of Creation: What Can We Expect from Pope Francis's Eco
Pope Francis has made no secret of his conviction that human-induced climate change, along with other forms of environmental degradation, represents a grave threat to humanity's future.
At times he even speaks in quasi-apocalyptic terms: "Let us not allow omens of destruction and death to accompany the advance of this world!"
Læs mere - [ABC Religion and Ethics - Australia]
His forthcoming "ecological encyclical" - expected around the middle of this year - is shaping up as a decisive intervention. We can surmise that he hopes it will help turn the world away from a path of self-destruction.

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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03-03-2015 - Mere end 50% af USAs republikanere ønsker den sekulare stat afskaffet
Politik - sækularisering

, MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. REPUBLICANS WANT TO MAKE CHRISTIANITY...
IN BLATANT DISREGARD OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT GUARANTEEING FREEDOM OF RELIGION, MORE THAN HALF (57%) OF CHRISTIAN REPUBLICANS IN THE U.S. ARE IN FAVOR OF ESTABLISHING CHRISTIANITY AS THE NATIONAL RELIGION FOR THE UNITED STATES. Læs mere - [World Relgion News]

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Kristendom
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03-03-2015 - Luther-sæt det hurtigst sælgende Playmobil-legetøj nogensinde
Kirkens liv

Martin Luther toy becomes fastest selling Playmobil figurine of all..
A figurine of a Protestant Reformation minister has become the fastest selling Playmobil toy of all time. The unexpectedly popular Martin Luther figure, equipped with quill and German-language bible, sold out its first edition run of 34,000 within 72 hours, confounding the toymaker. (If Lego is your favorite, don't despair: (See here) - You can make most wonderful reformation sceneries out the existing bricks!) Læs mere - [The Independent]

Tyskland - Wikipedia
Kristendom, protestantisk
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02-03-2015 - Trods over 200 bortførte kristne: Vi bliver i landet
Religionskonflikt

, Despite threats, Iraqi Christians vow to remain in home country
"We are staying here. A number of people and relatives have immigrated recently, but others are still holding on. This is our country and these are our churches and we are clinging to them, but there are people who left out of fear for the future," said Hani, the deacon of Mar Georgis Chaldean Church in Baghdad. Læs mere - [Jerusalem Post]

Syrien - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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27-02-2015 - Præst arresteret 2010 løsladt, andre arresteret samtidig stadig fanger
Religionskonflikt

Iranian pastor released from prison but others arrested same day re..
After spending more than one year in prison, for 'collusion against the [Iranian] government' and 'evangelism,' Iranian pastor Rasoul Abdollahi has been released from prison. Abdollahi, a leader in Iran's house church movement, was arrested Dec. 26 2010 and released last week, Feb. 16. His arrest was the same day as a number of other Christians during a widespread crackdown on church activity. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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27-02-2015 - Kald det onde ondt - men pas på med "islamistisk"
Religionskritik

5 Things to Know About ISIS and the Theology of Evil
Commetary by Jim Wallis: As a theologian and pastor, I want to say that ISIS is evil. Evil is a term we don't normally hear in the media or politics, which is likely a good thing given our lack of public morality and civility these days. Indeed, judgmentalism was condemned by Jesus but is still often practiced by many churches -- so humility is always called for. But it is still a responsibility of the faith community to name evil where it clearly exists in the world. And by any standards, the actions of ISIS are evil. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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25-02-2015 - 72 kristne familier taget til fange af ISIS
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, 72 Assyrian Christian families captured, 50 besieged by IS after..
Sources from Syria's embattled Hassaka province confirmed at midnight on Tuesday, Feb. 24, that at least 72 Assyrian Christian families - thought to be around 200 people - from three villages have been captured by the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Reportedly taken to the Arab Sunni village of Um Al-Masamier, the exact number of Christian hostages from the Tel Gouran, Tel Jazira and Tel Hormizd villages remains unknown. An additional 50 or more families are still under siege in Tel Shamiram village, surrounded by IS fighters. Although on Monday Kurdish fighters from Syria's Democratic Union Party (PYD) took back control of Toma Yelda, an important hill on the battlefront, the military struggle for Tel Shamiram is continuing. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Kristendom - islam
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24-02-2015 - Sekularisering er den måde Djævelen fremtræder på idag
Sekularisering

For Thailand's new cardinal, secularism is the face of the devil
"It is not just a challenge for the Asian Churches . all the world is facing the challenge of secularism," Cardinal Kriengsak told CNA Feb. 20. "Secularism is the new way the devil presents himself in the modern world," adding that the devilish force takes an attractive appearance, rather than a grotesque one: "it seems to people that secularism is a nice devil, not a terrible one." Læs mere - [Patheos]

Thailand, Bangkok - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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24-02-2015 - Kristne træder frem med etnisk identitet i Israel
Religionskonflikt

Election give spotlight to increasingly vocal Israeli Christian com..
As Israel's March 17 election nears, some Israeli Christians are using the race as an opportunity to draw more attention to their community. Bolstered by a recent change in Israeli law that allows Christians to self-identity as a distinct ethnic group in the Jewish state, members of that faith are seeking to let their voices be heard. Læs mere - [Jerusalem Post]

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24-02-2015 - Indisk parlamentsmedlem kritiserer Mother Teresa for missionsbagtanker
Religionskonflikt

MotherTeresaMother Teresa, Indian Hindu leader's criticism of Mother Teresa adds to religious...
Just days after the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, assured church leaders that his government would ensure the right of every citizen to "retain or adopt" any religion, the country's foremost Hindu nationalist leader questioned the work of Christian missionaries by accusing Mother Teresa of having served the poor in order to persuade them to become Christians Læs mere - [The Guardian]

Indien - Wikipedia
Hinduisme - anden tro
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24-02-2015 - Den engelske kirke med dobbelte standarder: Underbetaler ansatte
Politik - sociale forhold

Church of England accused of double standards over low wages
Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the Church recognized that no employer could ramp up wages overnight, and was working hard to get to a point where it was paying all of its workers the living wage. "It's embarrassing. We'd prefer to be there. We're getting there as quickly as we can," Welby, the spiritual head of the 80-million strong Anglican communion, told the BBC. Læs mere - [Religious News Service]

England - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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18-02-2015 - Kristne demonstranter arrestet i New Delphi
Religionskonflikt

, NEW DELHI POLICE ARREST CHRISTIAN PROTESTERS
During their brief march, protestors held cards saying things like "Enough is Enough, what are police doing?" and "I am proud to be an Indian Christian." However, things were cut short when the police arrived to arrest dozens of the demonstrators, using a law called Section 144, which prevents gatherings of any kind, and pulling them onto buses to detain. Læs mere - [World Relgion News]

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Hinduisme - anden tro
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18-02-2015 - Kirkernes Verdens råd om terrordrabene i København
Religionskonflikt

WCC shows solidarity with Danish People after attacks
Olav Fykse Tveit: "You and your people are in my and our prayers these days. Your church has a strong voice for justice and for peace, for living together in the mystery and gift of creation as human beings," he writes. "The Church has a special calling to show that this unity of humanity is real; in addition, I know and trust that you and your church are among the strongest voices for basic solidarity with the victims and all those affected by these criminal acts. I am also encouraged to hear the solidarity expressed with all those Muslims who might feel stigmatized after events such as this," Læs mere - [World Council of Churches (WCC)]

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18-02-2015 - Indiens Modi garanterer religionsfrihed og ret til omvendelse, men..
Religionskonflikt

India's Modi breaks silence on protecting minorities, but urged to..
Critics of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were 'pleasantly surprised' by his unequivocal assertion of the right to freedom of religion while addressing a major church event in New Delhi on February 17, ending his silence on a recent spate of anti-Christian violence and propaganda. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]
However, while hailing Modi's stand, the mood among Christians, secular activists and media remains unanimously to urge Modi to 'walk the talk'. Modi's federal government is led by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), known for espousing a Hindu nationalist agenda. "My government will ensure that there is complete freedom of faith and that everyone has the undeniable right to retain or adopt the religion of his or her choice without coercion or undue influence," asserted Modi, addressing a predominantly Catholic gathering.

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Hinduisme - anden tro
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18-02-2015 - Homoseksuel delegation får VIP-behandling i Vatikanet
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Gay Catholic group gets VIP treatment at Vatican for first time
A prominent American Catholic gay rights group was given VIP treatment for the first time at an audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday, a move members saw as a sign of change in the Roman Catholic Church. "This is a sign of movement that's due to the Francis effect," said Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, which ministers to homosexual Catholics and promotes gay rights in the 1.2 billion-member Church. Læs mere - [Reuters]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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16-02-2015 - Ukraine - oversigt
Udbredelse

, Ukraine - En oversigt
Foranlediget af situationen i Ukraine tjekkede redaktionen hvad KirkenUpdate har bragt om Ukraine de forløbne år. Som man kan se længere nede er der kun et par "items" fra det seneste år. Det afspejler jo blandt andet at der kun er begrænset kirkelig uro - og ingen eller næsten ingen forfølgelse og chikane.
Men KirkenUpdate har dog fornylig linket [Oktober 2014] til Kristian og Tatiana Høegs artikel om kirken i Østukraine, som i høj grad giver indblik i kirken i Ukraine i det hele taget. (Se her).
Karsten Fledelius fortæller om kirkernes rolle i konflikten: (Se her).
Et blik på Word Wide Religious News viser samme tendens som KirkenUpdate: Det er ikke fra Ukraine der i særlig grad kommer Breaking News, når det gælder kirken - (Se her).
Læs mere - [Kirken Update]

Ukraine - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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16-02-2015 - Rapport om kristne zionisters politiske indflydelse i Israel
Politik - religion

, EXPLAINING CHRISTIAN ZIONISM TO ISRAELIS
While the prospect of evangelicals influencing Israeli law or policy on LGBT issues or abortion seems remote, their influence on settlements, the occupation, and opposition to a peace deal with the Palestinians has a far more profound impact. (Christian Zionists, for example, are big supporters of continued settlement growth and of what they call an "undivided Jerusalem," which would negate the possibility of a Palestinian capital there and thus a two-state solution.) Læs mere - [Religion Dispatches]

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15-02-2015 - Ukraine - religiøse tilhørsforhold
Udbredelse

, Religion i Ukraine
Ukrainske Orthodokse Kirke - Kiev Patriarkatet 50.4%
Ukrainske Orthodokse Kirke - Moskva Patriarkatet 26.1%
Ukrainske Græsk Katolske Kirke 8%
(Nadverfælleskab med den romersk-katolske kirke)
Ukrainske Autokefale Orthodokse Kirke 7.2%
En græsk-ortodoks kirke, som var under jorden indtil 1991, men nu er selvstændig med eget overhoved.
Roman Catholic 2.2%
Især polske menigheder i vest
Protestant 2.2%
Jewish 0.6%
other 3.2%
(2006 estimated.) -(Se grafik her).
I øjnefaldende er det at der næsten ingen muslimer er i Ukraine. Teologisk er der ingen forskel på de to store ortodokse kirker, men de to kirker anerkender ikke hinandens overordnede patriarkat. Læs mere - [Mecometer.com]

Ukraine - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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15-02-2015 - IS dræber 21 koptiske, ægyptiske arbejdere i Libyen
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Islamic State: Egyptian Christians held in Libya 'killed'
The kidnapped Egyptian workers, all Coptic Christians, were seized from the coastal town of Sirte in eastern Libya, now under the control of Islamist groups. On Friday, IS released pictures of the Egyptians, saying they had been kidnapped to avenge the fate of Muslim women "tortured and murdered by the Coptic church of Egypt". Læs mere - [BBC]

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Islam - kristendom
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13-02-2015 - Ukraine - links til kirkernes hjemmesider

, Ukraine - links til hjemmesider
Den ukrainske katolske kirkes hjemmeside
Den ukrainske ortodokse kirke - Moskva-Patriarkatet
Den ukrainske autokefale ortodokse kirke Læs mere - [Kirken Update]

Ukraine - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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09-02-2015 - Den gode samaritaners politik overfor radikalisering
Religionskonflikt

, The Good Samaritan: A Model for Dealing with Extremist Radicalization
The instrumental link between social impact investing and countering radicalisation is person-to-person contact. Social investing that has impact requires personal and business relationships characterised by love and respect, not hate and intolerance. Accordingly, the need is for business people in partnership with faith volunteers to build personal relationships with those at risk of radicalisation. The involvement of interfaith teams (including humanists) is a critical component because countering religious hate can most effectively be done with "love of neighbour" as exemplified in the Good Samaritan (a foreigner with a foreign faith, by the way). Here, neighbourly love is not an emotion but a practical commitment to help mentor those in need .. Læs mere - [The Weekly Number]

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Flere
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04-02-2015 - Obama: Der er begået grufulde ting i Kristi navn
Religionskonflikt

'People Committed Terrible Deeds In The Name Of Christ'
In his comments at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, President Obama condemned violence in the name of religion and pointed to religious groups other than the Islamic State that have perpetrated acts of terror in human history. "Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place," the president said, "remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ." Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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25-01-2015 - Præst og nødhjælpsarbejder løsladt - oversigt over konflikt
Religionskonflikt

, Kidnapped CAR Cleric & French aid worker released
The two aid workers kidnapped at gunpoint on Jan. 19 in Central African Republic, Claudia Priest and Rev. Gustave, were released on Jan 23. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius thanked those involved in the negotiations, "especially the archbishop of the country's capital for their help," according to ABC. [Who are the anti-balaka?] Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Kristendom - islam
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22-01-2015 - Religion er ikke hovedårsag i konflikter
Religionskonflikt

Religion is not the main cause of conflict today
Religion is not the main cause of conflict today, according to the latest research report from the Institute for Economics and Peace carried out in conjunction with the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation Læs mere - [The Weekly Number]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Flere
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20-01-2015 - Pavens snak om fødselskontrol ikke så revolutionerende endda
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Did Pope Francis Just Break New Ground On Birth Control?
Pope Francis may have been elected by the Holy Spirit, but he seems made for the Age of Twitter. A case in point were his latest remarks, in which he affirmed the Catholic Church's ban on artificial contraception but derided the idea that "in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits" and produce litters of kids. "No," he told reporters on his flight home from the Philippines. "Responsible parenthood." Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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15-01-2015 - Paven: Grænser for ytringsfriheden
Politik - tro

Francis On Charlie Hebdo: 'You Cannot Insult The Faith Of Others'
Pope Francis said Thursday there are limits to freedom of speech, especially when it insults or ridicules someone's faith. Francis spoke about the Paris terror attacks while en route to the Philippines, defending free speech as not only a fundamental human right but a duty to speak one's mind for the sake of the common good. But he said there were limits. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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11-01-2015 - Megakirke i Kina
Udbredelse

, In China, a church-state showdown of biblical proportions
For China, it is a stunning feeling. Most of the society exists behind closed doors and is tough, driven, material, hierarchical. The country values wealth, power, and secrecy - not to mention that both government and schools officially, at least, promote atheism. Læs mere - [Christian Science Monitor]
Yet Chongyi looks and feels like any evangelical megachurch in Seattle or San Jose. There are big screens, speakers blaring upbeat music, coffee bars. The choir is a huge swaying wash of white and red robes. Chongyi seats 5,000 people and holds multiple services on Sunday.

Kina - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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08-01-2015 - Præsident Sisi deltog i den ortodokse julemesse i katedralen i Cair
Religionsmøde

President Sisi sets a historic milestone
Significantly, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi chose the evening of the Minya attack to become the first Egyptian President to attend a Christmas Eve mass in the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of St. Mark in Cairo. During his surprise visit, he extended holiday greetings to Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II and all of Egypt's Coptic citizens.
"It was necessary to attend and wish you well," he said in a short speech, greeted by rousing applause from the worshippers. "We are Egyptians, and we have to be only Egyptians. We will build our country together. We will truly accept and love each other." [Se også (See also Daily News Egypt) - Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Islam - kristendom
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08-01-2015 - Kardinal Burke åbenmundet kritisk overfor feminisering mm
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Cardinal Raymond Burke Somehow Blames 'Feminized' Church For Sexual Ab
In an unusual move, Francis effectively demoted Burke in November (2024), shifting him from his job in the Roman Curia to a largely ceremonial post as patron of the Order of Malta, a global Catholic charitable organization based in Rome.
Vatican observers suspected the switch would actually give Burke more freedom to speak his mind, and in this latest interview the cardinal doubled down on themes he has often struck: that liberalizing changes in both society and the church, especially "radical feminism," have gravely undermined the Catholic faith since the 1970s. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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07-01-2015 - Kristenforfølgelsens top-50
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, 'Not Forgotten': The Top 50 Countries Where It's Most Difficult To Be
Open Doors says 2014 saw the worst persecution of Christians in the 'modern era'-but not because of violence. Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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07-01-2015 - Den ny situation i Europa efter angrebet på Charlie Hebdo
Religionskonflikt

Paris attack highlights Europe's struggle with Islamism
In the heart of Europe in 2015, the killing of cartoonists and journalists for allegedly insulting God still comes as a shock, despite the rising number of such attacks in recent years. In rational, post-Enlightenment Europe, religion has long since been relegated to a safe space, with Judaism and Christianity the safe targets of satire in secular western societies. Not so Islam... Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

Frankrig - Wikipedia
Kristendom - islam
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05-01-2015 - Turistfremstød: Følge Jesu flugtrute i Ægypten
Kirkens liv

,
But in October, the government launched a unique campaign to increase a segment representing only 1.9 percent of total tourists: Christian pilgrims. To do so, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehlab and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II promoted the most noteworthy biblical example: "Jesus was the first 'tourist' to Egypt," said Tawadros at the launch event, according to AsiaNews. "For us, for our community, his stay in this land has been a blessing for the present and for the future." Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

Ægypten - Wikipedia
Kristendom - koptisk
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05-01-2015 - Tro på højen (Capitol Hill)
Politik - tro

, Faith on the Hill
As was the case in the 113th Congress, the biggest difference between Congress and the general public is in the share of those who say they are religiously unaffiliated. This group makes up 20% of the general public but just 0.2% of Congress. Læs mere - [Pew Research Center for the People & the Press]

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Kristendom
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