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03-01-2019 - Kristendom er europæisk og amerikansk
Religionskonflikt

, ..crackdown on Christians: 'Christianity is religion of Europeans and
(Laos) "Due to the tight grip of the Communist Party in this Southeast Asian country, religion is seen as a hostile element," an Open Doors fact sheet explains. "Christianity, in particular, is considered a Western influence and especially dangerous. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom - andre religioner
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03-01-2019 - I kamp mod næstværste ebola-udbrud
Sygdom og sundhed

, Samaritan's Purse sends help as Ebola DRC outbreak becomes second dead
Samaritan's Purse, the Christian relief group headed by evangelist Franklin Graham, announced on Tuesday that its 20-bed treatment center in the northeast DRC will provide "expert and compassionate clinical care for patients suffering with the deadly virus." Læs mere - [Christian Post]

Congo - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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31-12-2018 - Nytårsprofeter: post-white evangelicalism, metoo-effekter, multireligi
Kirke og kultur

, What's coming for religion in 2019? Here's what the experts predict.
What will we see happen over the next 12 months? We asked scholars, faith leaders, activists and other experts to predict what changes the American and global religious landscapes will see after the New Year. Here's what they suggest we keep an eye out for. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

Globalt - Wikipedia

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28-12-2018 - 2018 - spændt ud mellem sexskandaler og så en biskop Michael Curry
Kirkens liv

2018 in review: A year of reckoning for powerful religious figures
A year ago Bill Hybels was the well-respected pastor of one of the most influential megachurches in the nation. Theodore McCarrick was a prince of the Catholic Church, and Michael Curry was the relatively unknown head of a mainline Protestant denomination.
What a difference a year makes. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom
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27-12-2018 - Åbent brev til USAs kristne fra Syriens
Religionskonflikt

, Do NOT allow Turkey to destroy us!
The US has been the one force that saved our people from ISIS. We are proud that we can say that we as Syriac-Assyrian Christians have fought side by side with the US. Our Syriac Military Council has been part of every battle against ISIS in North-East Syria. The reality is that we could not have won and protect our people without the US forces. Now Turkey wants to destroy all of us. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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26-12-2018 - Koptisk jul - forfølgelsers skygge -med kinesiske plastic-juletræer
Religionskonflikt

, Egypt's Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas, ponder changing date
"The Christmas tree did not arrive here until after the big massacre," said al-Qumos, referring to a January 2000 clash with Muslims from a neighboring village that erupted in El Kosheh after a dispute between a Muslim trader and a Christian shop owner. Twenty-one local residents were killed. Some were crucified.../..Still, as plastic trees imported from China have become ubiquitous in the rural Coptic heartland, shifting Christmas traditions are simultaneously embraced and questioned."The tree is certainly a new phenomenon, as is Santa Claus," said 62-year-old homemaker Angel Marcus. "But I still stick to my grandma's old holiday recipes of grilled Nile tilapia and mackerel, even though many of my neighbors have started making meat dishes like roast beef and turkey." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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26-12-2018 - Den nye ukrainske kirke vil opbløde holdningen til homoseksualitet
Økumene

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Ukraine - Wikipedia
Kristendom, ortodoks
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20-12-2018 - Den russisk-ortodokse kirke skal signalere Moskva-relationen
Økumene

, Ukraine's leader orders Orthodox Church to change its name
5 Txt Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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19-12-2018 - Biskopper anbefaler at man følger samvittigheden ved præsidentvalget

, Religious leaders urge the country to go to the polls to replace Kabil
"We are urging the people to elect those who stand for progress and those (who) would not steal people's mineral wealth," said Bishop Josue' Bulambo Lembelembe of the Church of Christ in Congo.The bishops say they do not support any particular candidate but instead want the people to vote their conscience and elect a leader they deem trustworthy. Læs mere - []

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18-12-2018 - Ringe optimisme et år efter ny lov om kontrol af religion
Religionskonflikt

, New religion-control law changes little in Vietnam after 1 year
Christian leaders in Vietnam largely agree that little has changed since the new Law on Belief and Religion came into effect January 1, 2018. Its potentially positive provisions are unevenly applied, and completely ignored in remote areas where ethnic minorities continue under heavy persecution and yet convert to Christianity. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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14-12-2018 - Dødsdomme for blasfemi
Religionskonflikt

, Two Christian brothers sentenced to death for blasphemy in Punjab
Two Christian brothers have been sentenced to death in Pakistan on blasphemy charges, the Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) announced today. Qaisar and Amoon Ayub, from Lahore, were arrested in 2015 after one of the two was accused of posting offensive material against Islam on their website... The allegations surfaced in 2011 when they were accused of posting disrespectful material on their website; however, the accused say that their website was not active since 2009. Læs mere - [AsiaNews.it]

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05-12-2018 - Jul mubarak!
Religionsmøde

, A new play, 'Christmas Mubarak,' mixes Christian and Muslim stories of
The scene is familiar from many Nativity scenes arranged at this time of year: the Virgin Mary, cradling the newborn Jesus. Then, the baby speaks, defending his mother's innocence and declaring he has been appointed as a prophet. That might come as a surprise to Christians in the audience of the new play "Christmas Mubarak."...The play, an original production from the Chicago theater company Silk Road Rising, sets the story of the births and lives of both Mary and Jesus from the Quran and Muslim traditions alongside the Christmas music of Christian traditions, in hopes it will illustrate how much the two religions have in common. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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05-12-2018 - Forfølgelse af homoseksuelle - kirkelige agendaer bag
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, LGBT people flee Tanzania amid police crackdown
Activists have said religion plays a role in increasing the stigma within the gay community. Evangelicals, the Pentecostal church and other religious groups have an anti-homosexual agenda, they said. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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29-11-2018 - USA, partierne, troen og klimaet
Politik - tro

A religious opening for stopping climate change
"I don't believe it," President Trump said the other day in response to a question about the federal government's latest report on climate change. " It's "not based on facts," asserted Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Climate change denial is a species of faith-the non-evidence of things seen, as the author of Hebrews might have said. The GOP has made it a doctrine, and the party faithful have increasingly embraced it. In the first year of the Trump presidency, the proportion of Republicans who believe that global warming is caused by human activity, and that it has already begun, dropped from 40 percent to one-third.
At the same time, the Democrats' contrary faith... Læs mere - [Religion News Service]
8https://religionnews.com/2018/11/29/a-religious-opening-for-c limate-change/

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29-11-2018 - Marathongudstjeneste på 5 uge. Beskytter flygtningefamilie
Politik - flygtninge

, 5 Weeks and Counting: Dutch Church Holds Worship Marathon to Protect M
Five weeks after a pastor in the Netherlands started what seemed like a fairly ordinary church service, that service is still underway, a sort of pious filibuster relay that involves hundreds of people and shows no sign of stopping...The church and its parent denomination, the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, are taking advantage of a Dutch law that, under most circumstances, prevents the authorities from conducting operations in a place where a religious service is being held. Læs mere - [New York Times]

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28-11-2018 - Præst arresteret for at modarbejde lægelig behandling
Sygdom og sundhed

, In remote parts of Uganda, a fight to stop preachers from discouraging
In this remote town in a deeply traditional corner of eastern Uganda, a 27-year-old Pentecostal pastor has been arrested after interceding to stop the medical care of a severely ill 9-year-old girl, telling her parents they should rely on prayer. The pastor, Richard Asutu of Save Soul International Ministries, has since been released on bond, but the girl remains on the verge of death in a hospital where she was taken three weeks ago after her mother stopped giving her medication and took her to the church for prayers. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom, pentecostal
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28-11-2018 - Krim: Muslimer og Jehovas vidner står til 10 års fængsel
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Up to 10 years' jail for Muslims, Jehovah's Witness?
In "extremism" criminal cases opened by Russia's FSB in occupied Crimea, four Muslims face imminent trial, while Jehovah's Witness Sergei Filatov is under investigation. They face up to 10 years' jail. The Muslims "simply gathered in the local mosque to discuss religious questions", a lawyer stated. "We simply ask the authorities to respect our rights to meet together and read the Bible," Filatov told Forum 18. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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Kristendom
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27-11-2018 - Slavebibelen
Kirkens historie

, Museum highlights 'Slave Bible' that focuses on servitude, leaves out
It's a small set of Scriptures whose title page reads "Parts of the Holy Bible, selected for the use of the Negro Slaves, in the British West-India Islands." The so-called Slave Bible, on loan from Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., excludes 90 percent of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, and 50 percent of the New. Its pages include "Servants be obedient to them that are your masters," from Paul's letter to the Ephesians, but missing is the portion of his letter to the Galatians that reads, "There is neither bond nor free . for ye are all one in Christ Jesus." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]
It's a small set of Scriptures whose title page reads "Parts of the Holy Bible, selected for the use of the Negro Slaves, in the British West-India Islands." The so-called Slave Bible, on loan from Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., excludes 90 percent of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, and 50 percent of the New. Its pages include "Servants be obedient to them that are your masters," from Paul's letter to the Ephesians, but missing is the portion of his letter to the Galatians that reads, "There is neither bond nor free . for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."

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26-11-2018 - Sig ikke kirken - når det drejer sig om hierakiet
Kirkens liv

, Note to newspaper editors: Change 'church' to 'hierarchy'
We should not blame the the people of God for the sins of the hierarchy. In many other churches, the people have some say in selecting their leadership and therefore have some responsibility for their hierarchy's actions. Not so in the Catholic Church, where new leaders are chosen by current leaders. If the hierarchy had been open with the laity about the sex abuse crisis, if the bishops had listened to the people, we would not be in the mess we are today. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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24-11-2018 - Ikke-nåede folk - kan vi lære af dem? I anleding af myrdet missionær
Mission - arbejdsmåder

John Allen Chau: What we could learn from remote tribes
When American John Allen Chau was killed by an endangered tribe in India last week, it brought a renewed focus on some of the world's most isolated people.Officials in India said Chau was a missionary keen to convert the protected Sentinelese people on the Andaman and Nicobar islands.But the Sentinelese, who are fearful of outsiders, attacked Chau with bows and arrows.// Kommentarer fra Jørgen Skov Sørenesen, Danmission, og Jonas Adelin Jørgensen, Dansk Missionsråd, - om Chaus tilgang til mission, som ligger fjernt fra moderne mission. https://jyllands-posten.dk/international/asien/ECE11023087/iso leret-stamme-draebte-amerikaner-han-ville-goere-beboerne-kristne .. // Læs mere - [BBC]

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23-11-2018 - Protestanter genstand for forfølgelse, tortur og chikane
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Raids, large fines, torturers and thieves unpunished
After a 19 November raid, Protestants are threatened with prosecution for having legally-bought religious literature. Officials who in September tortured Protestants and thieves who stole property from them remain unpunished. And 16 male police officers together "humiliated and pressured" a 19-year-old female Jehovah's Witness. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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23-11-2018 - Massakre på katedral og flygtningelejr
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Two priests among dozens massacred as Islamic militants raid church co
In Central African Republic, violence reached another peak last Thursday as dozens were killed in the small town of Alindao, in the south-east of the country. On 15 November, armed men believed to be members of a Séléka off-shoot known by its French acronym UPC (Unité pour la Paix en Centrafrique), a mainly Muslim and Fulani militia, stormed the cathedral and the nearby refugee camp hosting more than 26,000 people displaced following previous attacks in the town and its surrounding villages. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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23-11-2018 - Igen overfald på koptiske familier i bus på vej fra gudstjeneste
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Egypt bus attack survivors ask 'how could this happen again?
It should have been a joyful day. On Friday 2 November a Coptic family had celebrated the baptisms of two little boys, four-month-old Emile and 5-month-old Noufir, which had taken place in the morning at St Samuel's monastery. In a cheerful mood.. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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19-11-2018 - Er religiøsiteten i USA ekseptionel
Kirkens liv

, Is American religion exceptional? Maybe, maybe not
Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries in Europe, to cite just one recent survey. But there is disagreement brewing among sociologists over whether the intense religious devotion that has long characterized a segment of the United States is impervious to anti-religious trends in Europe, where all the markers of faith have dramatically slipped over the past few decades. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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19-11-2018 - 6 prominente kvinder forlader den katolske kirke i protest
Kirkens liv

, High-profile Swiss women abandon Catholic church
In protest against Pope Francis's incendiary remarks equating abortion with the hiring of a contract killer, six prominent Swiss women have resigned from the Catholic church. They are former Swiss parliamentarians Cécile Bühlmann and Ruth-Gaby Vermot, Anne-Marie Holenstein and Monika Stocker, as well as the feminist theologians Doris Strahm and Regula Strobel.The Swiss feminists made a joint announcement saying they would "no longer support the patriarchal power apparatus of the Roman Catholic Church" through their membership. Læs mere - [Swiss Info]

Schweitz - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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16-11-2018 - Brandene i Paradise har ramt mange kirker
Kirkens liv

, Paradise Fire Burned Most Church Buildings, But 'the Church Is Still A
The wildfire that left Paradise, California, in grim, dusty ruins this week destroyed more than half of about two dozen houses of worship in the town, along with thousands of homes and other structures...From safer ground in nearby Chico, pastors have worked to coordinate physical and spiritual relief for their now far-flung congregants... "Though the physical attributes of our earthly Paradise are destroyed, the spirit of Paradise has spread across the country and around the world, as people are moved to volunteer resources to help," wrote leaders from Paradise Adventist Church.. Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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14-11-2018 - Kulturforskelle i måden at forholde sig til præsteskabs sexmisbrug
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Culture plays role in US Hispanics' muted response to abuse crisis
Tyson, bishop of Yakima, Washington, emphasized that he believes Catholic Latinos do care about sex abuse in the church. But he sees a world of difference between their subdued response to recent revelations of sex abuse and cover-up in the church, and the response of their English-speaking fellow Catholics...While Hispanic Catholics may not be as vocal as their Anglo counterparts, Catholics with ties to the Hispanic community also witness among some a deep appreciation for the damage the scandal has done to the church.. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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14-11-2018 - De vestlige asyltilbud til Asia Bibi problem for kristne
Religionskonflikt

Pakistan Christians wary as asylum offers flood in for Asia Bibi
Several countries have offered asylum to the Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi, after she was acquitted by the country's highest court last month of a blasphemy charge carrying the capital punishment. However, local Christians are fearful of repercussions, as the West is perceived as Christian to most Pakistanis.
There were violent protests when the Supreme Court of Pakistan announced its verdict on 31 October, with protesters demanding Asia be hanged and not allowed to travel abroad, though no significant act against Christians took place during these protests. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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13-11-2018 - FBI: - eksplosiv vækst af hate-crimes

, FBI's new hate crime report captures an America changed by hate#
Today the FBI released its 2017 annual report on hate crimes in America, and the data is simultaneously astounding and unsurprising. Hate crimes are up for the third year in a row, with 7,175 reported last year, representing a 16.7 percent rise from the previous year, the second-highest increase since the FBI started tracking hate crimes. The total number of incidents on the basis of religious identity rose by 23 percent in 2017. Anti-Jewish incidents surged by 37 percent and anti-Muslim hate crimes are still far above historical averages.. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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12-11-2018 - Stigmatisering af HIV-smittede i Afrika syd for Sahara
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, The pastor's refusal (marrying a HIV-infected to a non-infected) broug
In Kenya, a pastor's refusal to marry an HIV-positive bride stirs debate over AIDS stigma Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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02-11-2018 - Dyb splittelse i den ortodokse kirke i Ukraine
Konfession

DECREE: All Bishops in Ukraine Now Must Report to the Patriarch of Con
It is very important that the decision of the Synod of October 11 revoked the act of 1686. From a canonical point of view, this means that the church of the Moscow Patriarchate no longer exists in Ukraine today," Archbishop Job (Getcha) of Telmessos, Archbishop of the Church of Constantinople, representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the World Council of Churches, said in an interview with BBC Ukraine.
According to him, de facto all the bishops in Ukraine, according to the decision of the Synod, are the bishops of the Ecumenical Throne and now they "should wait for the Ecumenical Patriarchate's directive concerning their further functioning and existence amid the prospect of granting the autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine."
In response to these events, numerous parishes in Ukraine remain loyal to the Moscow Patriarchate, and a number of churches and priests have abandoned the Patriarch of Constantinople, in favor of the Russian Church.[Se også 17/10 Washington Post - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/tensions-between-r ussia-and-ukraine-spill-over-to-byzantine-world-of-orthodox-ch urch/2018/10/10/89222b92-c802-11e8-9b1c-a90f1daae309_story.html Læs mere - [Russian Faith]

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Ortodoks, russisk
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31-10-2018 - Asia Bibis dødsdom omstødt
Religionskonflikt

Pakistan frees Christian woman facing death in blasphemy case
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy against Islam and ordered her freed, a ruling that set off protests by hardline Islamists but was welcomed by human rights advocates. Læs mere - [Reuters]

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Islam - kristendom
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27-10-2018 - Månedslang synode sejr for pave Frans
Konferencer, konciler

Vatican synod calls for women leaders 'at all levels,' avoids using LG
The document above all appears to be a clear victory for Francis in that it endorses his sharply contested efforts to push the Catholic Church toward a more collaborative and inclusive form of governance that gives local bishops greater flexibility in running their dioceses and ministries. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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27-10-2018 - Latinos kan ændrer på troens betydning i politik
Politik - tro

, Latinos could transform faith's role in US politics
According to Day, a professor of religion and society at the Franciscan School of Theology in San Diego, when Latinos are surveyed about their values, they tend to take "conservative" Catholic positions, such as opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage, while also supporting more "progressive" positions in line with church teaching on immigration, the death penalty and taxation. White Catholics, meanwhile, tend to line up with either the Republican or Democratic Party... Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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27-10-2018 - Blasfemilov afskaffes i Irland
Lærespørgsmål

, Ireland votes to oust 'medieval' blasphemy law
Until recently, Ireland was deeply conservative, dominated by the Catholic church, but the country has legalised gay marriage and abortion in popular votes, and is now led by an openly gay taoiseach. Reflecting the speed of changes in Ireland, the strongest support for ending the ban came from younger voters, exit polls suggested... Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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27-10-2018 - Afsluttet bispesynode sejr for pave Frans
Konferencer, konciler

Vatican synod calls for women leaders 'at all levels,' avoids using LG
A global summit of Catholic bishops on Saturday (Oct. 27) issued a powerful call for the inclusion of women in decision-making roles in the church "at all levels" and sought to welcome gay people and commit the church to a historic shift on fighting clergy sexual abuse../..All told, the document above all appears to be a clear victory for Francis in that it endorses his sharply-contested efforts to push the Catholic Church toward a more collaborative and inclusive form of governance that gives local bishops greater flexibility in running their dioceses and ministries Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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25-10-2018 - Evangelist i 19 år - får 15 dage til at forlade Tyrkiet
Religionskonflikt

Turkey gives Western Christian evangelist 15 days to leave country
After 20 months in bureaucratic limbo, Canadian-American Christian David Byle was arrested on 13 October and detained overnight by security police in Ankara, the Turkish capital. His detention took place the morning after US pastor Andrew Brunson was ordered released by an Izmir court Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Islam - kristendom
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22-10-2018 - Fred eller ret? Mudret billede i Zimbabwe
Politik - religion

, Urging peace, faith leaders risk being caught up in Zimbabwe's elector
As religious leaders urge the two warring sides in Zimbabwe to resolve their political impasse, many Zimbabweans suspect them of backing President Emmerson Mnangagwa and accuse the clergy of fueling the violence following the country's disputed elections in July. Christians who support Mnangagwa's opponent are avoiding churches that support Mnangagwa or any political party. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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21-10-2018 - Bispesynode: Unge katolikker ønsker inklusivitet i forhold til LTGB
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Young Catholics urge Vatican to issue inclusive LGBT message
Catholic bishops are entering their final week of debate over hot-button issues facing young Catholics, including how the church should welcome gays and respond to the clerical sex abuse scandal that has discredited many in the church hierarchy...Some of the youth delegates to the meeting have insisted that the final document express an inclusive message to make LGBT Catholics feel welcome in a church that has often shunned them. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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19-10-2018 - Er muslimer med vestlig baggrund kulturforræddere?
Religionskonflikt - konversionsspørgsmål

, Muslims of the West: "Civilisational traitors"?
But these [converts] are all Westerners, and they never considered their conversion to be an act of "cultural apostasy," as Sherman Jackson puts it. On the contrary, they saw their conversion to be a moral decision that could lead to the flowering of Western culture, not its destruction. It seems that the likes of John Milbank and Roger Scruton, both Christian philosophers in a tradition rather suspicious of modernity, disagree. Læs mere - [ABC Religion and Ethics - Australia]

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18-10-2018 - Trods Trumps prioritering: Færre kristne forfulgte til USA
Etik

As refugee admissions drop, fewer persecuted Christians admitted to US
The number of Christian refugees coming to the United States from the countries where Christians are most persecuted has dropped dramatically under President Trump's administration. That comes despite the president's pledge during his first week in office that helping persecuted Christians overseas would be a priority for his administration. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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16-10-2018 - Romero kanoniseret
Kirkens liv

Oscar Romero, a martyr for social justice and the newest Catholic sain
The martyred Oscar Romero, former archbishop of San Salvador, was made a saint on Sunday morning, alongside six other canonized church figures, including Pope Paul VI. The canonization of Romero - whose Latin American origins and commitment to social justice mirror that of the current pontiff, Pope Francis - is a powerfully symbolic reaffirmation of Francis's own long-held dedication to eradicating wealth inequality. Læs mere - [Vox.com]

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16-10-2018 - Fraspaltet katolsk kirke ordinerer gifte mænd
Lærespørgsmål - cølibat

'Acknowledging reality,' a splinter church in Kenya ordains married Ca
At the Renewed Universal Catholic Church in Nyeri, in central Kenya, celebratory ululations filled the air last spring after Bishop Peter Njogu ordained three new priests.Like Njogu, a former Roman Catholic priest and the founder of the Renewed Church, all three of the new priests are married. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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14-10-2018 - Pave Frans i lyset af Romeros helgenkåring
Politik - tro

What àscar Romero's Canonization Says About Pope Francis
To celebrate Romero, the Church has to address unholy episodes in its past-episodes as troubling, in their own way, as the current sexual-abuse scandal Læs mere - [The Atlantic]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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12-10-2018 - Brunson løsladt på grund af god opførsel og kan rejse
Religionskonflikt

Free at Last: Andrew Brunson Released by Turkey After Two Years
Despite a guilty verdict sentencing him to 3 years, 1 month, and 15 days in prison, Brunson may return home to the United States as soon as today due to good behavior and time already served Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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09-10-2018 - Paven til Nordkorea?
Politik - tro

, "The Pope in North Korea? A miracle, but everything is possible to God
Daejeon (Agenzia Fides) - "If Pope Francis goes to Pyongyang, it will truly be a miracle. But everything is possible to God": with these words Bishop Lazarus You Heung-sik, at the head of the diocese of Daejeon and of the "Commission for society" within the Episcopal Conference, comments to Agenzia Fides the news that on 18 October Pope Francis will receive the president of South Korea, the Catholic Moon Jae-In in audience, who will visit the Vatican during his European tour. As the spokesman of the "Blue House" - Presidential Office in Seoul - announced, President Moon will bring a message from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Pope Francis: during the third North-South summit last September, Kim invited the Pontiff to visit Pyongyang saying he is ready "to welcome him ardently". Læs mere - [Fides]

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08-10-2018 - Nonner på busturné mod uretfærdig skattepolitik
Politik - religion

, Nuns on the Bus' launch new nationwide tour ahead of midterms
A progressive Catholic group is kicking off a new nun-led bus tour ahead of the midterm elections that organizers say is designed to "hold congressional Republicans accountable for their votes" on taxes and health care. Sister Simone Campbell, a nun and lawyer who heads the Catholic social justice lobbying group Network, launched the "Nuns on the Bus Tax Justice Truth Tour" at a press conference Monday morning (Oct. 8) in Santa Monica, Calif. Organizers said the new campaign will involve 30 Catholic nuns attending 54 events in 21 states, concluding Nov. 2 outside Mar-a-Lago - President Trump's Florida golf resort - with a "Fiesta for the Common Good." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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08-10-2018 - Menigmand-biskop modsætning overskygger en højre-venstre
Politik - tro

, "Bishops vs. everyone else" overshadows right-left Catholic split
The decades-long split between liberal and conservative Catholics may be giving way to a stronger division between Catholic laity and their bishops in the wake of reports that members of the hierarchy covered up for priests and fellow bishops engaging in sexual abuse Læs mere - [Religion Watch]

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08-10-2018 - Holdninger til Kavanaughs nominering
Politik - tro

, From 'Victory' to 'Stain on America'
The sharply divided Christian responses to now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation on Saturday have continued in full force Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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05-10-2018 - Nobelpris til forkæmper for voldtægtsofre
Etik - seksualitet

Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Christian Doctor Who Heals Rape Victims
A Christian gynecologist who has dedicated his career to caring for victims of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been awarded a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.Denis Mukwege, nicknamed "Dr. Miracle" for his specialized procedures, was a co-recipient for the annual honor alongside Nadia Murad, a Yazidi activist who survived rape and kidnapping by ISIS in Iraq. The Nobel committee said both winners modeled "efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war." Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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03-10-2018 - Griber aktivt ind for at dæmme op for tro blandt studerende
Religionskonflikt

, Zhejiang High school students must say they are atheist
AsiaNews had already reported that between the end of September and early October China's State Council had sent inspectors to "guide, boycott and prevent" the spread of religion among students and teachers.According to the local source in Zhejiang, students were asked to fill out a form. In the first school, many of the 200 students wrote that they were "Christians".They were then asked to rewrite the questionnaire to say that they had "No religion". Anyone who still wrote "Christian" had to fill out the questionnaire again and again until they wrote the "right" answer. Læs mere - [AsiaNews.it]

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02-10-2018 - EN ladning bibler frigives
Religionskonflikt

, English title
"I told to Foreign Minister Ghandour, who criticised negative assessment of Sudan abroad: 'You will surely get better image of Sudan worldwide, when you improve the reality on the ground. One of them is treatment of religious minorities. And he listened carefully," said Figel', adding: "We shall see intentions behind new decisions better with time, but I wish this trend would continue." Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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01-10-2018 - Strammere kontrol med kirken i Kina
Religionskonflikt

, With Vatican Talks and Bulldozers, China Aims to Control Christianity
Over the last two years, China's estimated 60 million Christians have felt the power of a newly assertive government eager to bring their faith to heel...he government took a different approach this past weekend, striking a diplomatic deal that Vatican officials said was a historic breakthrough - the first formal acknowledgment by Beijing of the pope's authority in Catholic churches in China. Beijing's goal in the agreement, however, appears to be the same as with the church demolitions: greater control over the rapid spread of Christianity, which gained a permanent presence in China in the 16th century. Læs mere - [New York Times]

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29-09-2018 - Kristne og politik - Tim Keller
Politik - tro

How Do Christians Fit Into the Two-Party System? They Don't
What should the role of Christians in politics be? More people than ever are asking that question. Christians cannot pretend they can transcend politics and simply "preach the Gospel." Those who avoid all political discussions and engagement are essentially casting a vote for the social status quo. American churches in the early 19th century that did not speak out against slavery because that was what we would now call "getting political" were actually supporting slavery by doing so. To not be political is to be political. Læs mere - [New York Times]

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28-09-2018 - Omskrivning af bibelen i Kina
Religionskonflikt

, China Trying to 'Rewrite the Bible,'
The Chinese government is supervising a five-year plan to make Christianity more compatible with socialism in which there will be a "rewrite" of the Bible, a prominent religious freedom activist has told Congress. The Rev. Bob Fu, a former Chinese house church leader who immigrated to the United States in 1997 and founded the persecution watchdog organization China Aid, provided great detail during a House hearing Thursday about a plan enacted by leading state-sanctioned denominations in China to "Sincize" Christianity. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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28-09-2018 - Kristne og muslimske stærkt betænkelige ved revideret religionsfriheds
Religionskonflikt

, Senate approves more religious freedom restrictions
"Since Soviet times the people in power in Kazakhstan consider religions as a threat, especially in modern times," Zhovtis told Forum 18 on 28 September. "First of all as a source of extremism and terrorism, and secondly trying to protect the 'traditional' religions like Sunni Islam and the Russian Orthodox Church, which they totally control." Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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26-09-2018 - Forbedringer i Sudan?
Religionskonflikt

, Sudanese government gives back 19 properties to church body
The Sudanese government has returned ownership of 19 properties to the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC), two years after it confiscated them...he verdict coincided with Sudan pushing for the normalisation of bilateral relations with the US and its removal from the US's list of state sponsors of terrorism. But rights groups have called on Washington to "put the brakes on" normalising relations, saying there has been little evidence of progress in the area of human rights. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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25-09-2018 - Kritik af og bekymring over Vatikanet-Kinaaftale
Politik - religion

, Vatican-China Deal Is 'Betrayal' to Millions of Christians, Critics Wa
Christian human rights groups and some Catholic bishops are voicing their concerns with the Vatican's recent decision to allow the Chinese government to select bishop candidates at a time when the communist regime is cracking down on religious freedom. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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24-09-2018 - MeToo grundlægger: Jesus den første aktivist
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Tarana Burke: 'Jesus Was The First Activist That I Knew
"As a survivor of sexual assault," Tarana Burke, the founder of the Me Too movement, tells me, "Catholicism was a place, a way for me to gauge how to exist in the world. Inside of this trauma, there was hope." Læs mere - [Sojourners]

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22-09-2018 - Aftale Vatikanet-Kina om udnævnelse af biskopper
Politik - religion

, Vatican announces deal with China over appointment of Catholic bishops
Almost since the establishment of the Communist People's Republic of China in 1949, Catholics in the country have been split into two groups: an underground organization that recognizes the pope and his authority over naming bishops, and a state-supported "Patriotic Catholic Association" that names its own bishops.
Francis has made resolving the question of episcopal appointments in China one of his diplomatic priorities, and the possibility of success on the matter had been widely reported in recent days.
According to reports, the announced deal foresees that new bishops for Chinese dioceses will be proposed to the Vatican by the Chinese government, after it seeks input from the Chinese bishops' conference and Catholics of the areas concerned.
The pope will then make the final decision on whom to appoint as bishop Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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20-09-2018 - Kampen om Bonhoeffer
Politik - tro

Let's Quit the Tug-of-War over Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Legacy
We Americans have fashioned many Dietrich Bonhoeffers for ourselves in the decades since the German theologian was put to death at the Flossenbürg concentration camp in 1945. In The Battle for Bonhoeffer: Debating Discipleship in the Age of Trump, Rhodes College professor Stephen R. Haynes offers a survey of the varied interpretations of that remarkable man, excavating the ways his name and legacy have been used-and too often misused-in American public discourse. Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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20-09-2018 - Italiensk præst bortført
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

Abduction of Italian priest shocks Niger
In Niger, the abduction of an Italian priest in the southwest of the country has left the communities he served for 11 years in shock and sorrow. Fr. Pier Luigi Maccalli, 57, was kidnapped by unknown armed m Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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20-09-2018 - Arbejderklasse og tro
Politik - tro

, God of the Second Shift
Our group was white, college-educated, and passionate about helping people find meaning in their careers. We looked at Josué "Mambo" De Le¢n, pastor of a bilingual working-class congregation called Westside Church Internacional, eager to hear his thoughts on a recent "faith and work" conference. "For us, work isn't about thriving," Mambo said. "It's about surviving." Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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18-09-2018 - Boko Harams terror
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Boko Haram kills midwife, threatens to kill other hostages
Boko Haram has killed an aid worker and threatened to kill three other hostages, including the Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu. Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, 25, who worked as midwife with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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17-09-2018 - Tusinder ikke i kirke - af frygt for Ebola
Kirkens liv

, Fear of Ebola keeps the faithful at home in Congo
Thousands of faithful in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are staying home from church services to avoid contracting or spreading Ebola. "We are staying in our homes. We can't go to church and worship together as Christians," said Daniel Sango, who spoke to Religion News Service by phone from Mangina, 24 miles southwest of the town of Beni in North Kivu. "People are afraid of contracting the virus. Many are listening to the gospel of God on radio stations." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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13-09-2018 - Paven møder kardinaler og biskopper i anledning af sexskandalerne
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

Pope orders investigation of US bishop accused of sexual misconduct
Pope Francis has ordered investigation of an American Bishop.. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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09-09-2018 - Muslimsk gruppe ønsker visum til Franklin Graham nægtet
Religionskonflikt

Muslim group calls for preacher linked to Trump to be denied UK visa
Britain's leading Muslim organisation has called on the Home Office to refuse a UK visa to a prominent US evangelical preacher with links to Donald Trump and a track record of Islamophobic and homophobic statements.Franklin Graham, the son of the evangelist Billy Graham, has been invited to preach at a Christian festival in Blackpool this month. The preacher, who said Trump's election victory was evidence that "God's hand" was at work, has called Islam "evil" and "wicked", claimed Barack Obama's "problem is that he was born a Muslim" and said Satan was the architect of same-sex marriage and LGBT rights. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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07-09-2018 - Mord på koptisk abbed - det økumeniske arbejde skrammet
Økumene

, Coptic abbot's murder points to strains over ecumenism in Egypt
The Coptic Orthodox community in Egypt is reeling from the recent murder of the abbot of St. Macarius Monastery, apparently by traditionalists of his own faith, in the fourth-century center of meditation and scholarship 60 miles northwest of Cairo. The victim, Bishop Anba Epiphanius, 64, was the point man in efforts by the Coptic pope, Tawadros II, to reconcile their church with the Vatican Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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06-09-2018 - Kirkelukninger - sanitære grunde eller?
Politik - tro

, Banned from meeting in church, Rwandan worshippers gather at home
"We have freedom of worship in our country but that does not mean that you keep worshippers in a substandard house of worship that is likely to fall next day," said Justus Kangwagye, a government official responsible for overseeing faith-based organizations in the country. "We simply require churches to meet modest standards and all preachers to have theological training before opening a church." The new rules led to the closure of most Pentecostal churches where charismatic preachers draw huge followers because of purported miracles. Kagame has long accused Pentecostal pastors of using "fake" miracles to lure locals and enrich themselves. The authority arrested six pastors earlier this year for trying to defy government orders to close down churches. Those pastors were later released. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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02-09-2018 - Kristendommens vækst i Europa - er konservatisme motoren?
Kirkeliv - statistik

, Europe's Christian revolution - and why the UK isn't part of it
Whenever you hear 'everybody knows', beware: it is almost invariably wrong. 'Everybody knows' that Christianity in Europe is dwindling away, merely a few old codgers clinging to the beliefs of their childhood like overgrown infants with a comfort blanket.The reality is very different. Christianity is resurgent throughout Europe. In Spain the growth in church attendance... Læs mere - [Conservative Woman]

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31-08-2018 - Forfølgelse af kristne i Myanmar
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, New Report Details How Myanmar Military, Gov't Blocked Aid to Christ..
A new 68-page report sheds more light on how the Myanmar military and civilian government may be committing war crimes by blocking lifesaving humanitarian aid to tens of thousands displaced by violence in the Kachin state over the last seven years Læs mere - [The Christian Post]

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31-08-2018 - al Sisi udnævner koptisk kristen kvinde til guvenør
Religionsfrihed

, al-Sisi appoints first Coptic Christian woman to be governor
...Manal Awad Mikhail will lead the province of Damietta, on the Nile delta. Previously she was vice-governor of Giza. Graduated in veterinary medicine, she has received national and international awards for her work. In the reshuffle wanted by the president 22 of the 27 governors changed. Læs mere - [AsiaNews.it]

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27-08-2018 - Flere og flere er religiøse - global statistik
Statistik

, Religion: why faith is becoming more and more popular
If you think religion belongs to the past and we live in a new age of reason, you need to check out the facts: 84% of the world's population identifies with a religious group. Members of this demographic are generally younger and produce more children than those who have no religious affiliation, so the world is getting more religious, not less - although there are significant geographical variations. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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24-08-2018 - Ordination, character indelibelis, under kritik - Guds folk er de døbt
Kirkeorden

, Shattered trust is a battering ram: Change 'indelible character'
Investigating the worth of indelible character wouldn't solve everything, but if it were deemed alterable such that it could no longer be used to perpetuate cultish elitism, it might foster a vastly more egalitarian "people of God," all of whom earned their place at the table by simply being baptized. By that, they were welcomed into the body of Christ but didn't get the right to lord anything over anybody. That part is undeveloped. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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24-08-2018 - Guds borgmester i Guatemala skaber fred
Politik - religion

, God's Mayor in Guatemala
In the middle of this violence sits the town of San Crist¢bal Acasaguastl n, a picturesque oasis of calm with a population of about 6,000 people. What sets this place apart are the efforts of Jeaneth Ordo¤ez, the Christian mayor who has united the townspeople in their quest to keep the municipality free of the violence and upheaval that surrounds them. Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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23-08-2018 - Rumfart og evangelikale
Videnskab og tro

, Mike Pence's Outer-Space Gospel
No leader before Pence has injected this much religious rhetoric into speeches about the space program, according to space historians...Pence uses fairly generic terms in his references to biblical passages, Ambrosius says. "He doesn't refer specifically to Christian concepts; he says, If we rise to the heavens, He will be there, the old book, the ancient words, his spirit," he says. "He's alluding to things that could also fit with the American civil-religious tradition, and that is the In God we trust, one nation under God-the language in our founding documents." Læs mere - [The Atlantic]

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22-08-2018 - Doctrine of Discovery under kritik. Kirkelig legetimering af koloniser
Mission - kritik

, Denominations repent for Native American land grabs
"You cannot understand our history as a country until you understand the history of the church."
That's how Mark Charles - a Navajo pastor, speaker and author - began his presentation to a room full of missionaries in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, gathered this summer for their annual meeting.
He was laying out the origins of the Doctrine of Discovery, the idea first expressed in a series of 15th-century papal edicts and, later, royal charters and court rulings, that justifies the discovery and domination by European Christians of lands already inhabited by indigenous peoples. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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22-08-2018 - "New Ways Retreat" - homoseksualitet og embede. Upassende nu
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Archdiocese questions legitimacy of retreat for 'gay priests, brothers
A retreat for gay priests, brothers and deacons in Wisconsin scheduled to take place for the fourth year in a row is coming under fire from conservative Catholic media and the local archbishop. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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21-08-2018 - Ikke bare Rohingya-muslimer men også Kachin-kristne forfølges
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, UN condemns treatment of Christian ethnic minorities in Myanmar as "cr
Læs mere - [Barnabas Fund]
Press attention has focused on the elements of the report which call for genocide prosecutions against leaders of the Myanmar Army for actions against Rohingya Muslims. But the report also highlights "similar patterns of conduct by security forces" in Kachin and Shan states in Myanmar.

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21-08-2018 - Eneste kirke i by, hvor 20% er kristne, angibes fortsat
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Mob attacks prevent Coptic church's recognition for 'security' reasons
A Coptic community in Egypt's Minya governorate, whose church was closed in July following protests by local Muslims, continues to be a target of mob attacks and hostility. The only Coptic Church in Ezbet Sultan Pasha village, 250km south of Cairo, where about 20 per cent of the population is Christian, was first attacked on 13 July. As World Watch Monitor reported, it followed a week of protests after a rumour spread that Copts had applied for the de-facto church's legalisation, as required by the August 2016 Law for Building and Restoration of Churches. On 24 August, after noon prayers, a mob of locals gathered again - the fourth time since July - in front of the church and started attacking it Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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20-08-2018 - Tyrkiets kristne delt over positiv erklæring om religionsfrihed
Politik - kirkens vilkår

, Turkey's Christians divided over 'freedom' declaration
Signed by 18 spiritual and community leaders, the declaration said, "As the religious representatives and foundation administrators of ancient communities of different religions and faiths that have been rooted in this country for centuries, we are free to live out our faiths and practice our worships in line with our traditions. Statements alleging and/or alluding to oppression are completely untrue and go beyond purpose." Læs mere - [al-monitor]

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20-08-2018 - Ingen amerikansk-tyrkisk "handel" om Andrew Brunson
Religionskonflikt

White House Rejects Turkey's Trade Offer to Release Andrew Brunson
The Trump White House has turned down an offer from the Turkish government to release imprisoned evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson.
The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the White House rejected an offer from Ankara to release the imprisoned North Carolina native in exchange for the United States' forgiveness of billions of dollars of fines against one of Turkey's largest state lenders, citing an unnamed senior White House official. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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16-08-2018 - Evangelikal statsminister forener de to grene af den ortodokse kirke
Politik - religion

Evangelical Ethiopian Helps End Orthodox Schism
Ending 27 years of schism, Ethiopian Orthodox Christians in their homeland and in America reunited the two feuding branches of one of the world's oldest churches. Ironically, the push came from the Horn of Africa nation's new evangelical prime minister. "It is impossible to think of Ethiopia without taking note of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, which is both great and sacred," said Abiy Ahmed at the July 27 ceremony in Washington, reported the Fana state-run news agency .
(See more) Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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15-08-2018 - Vatikanet reagerer med sorg og skam
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Vatican responds to Pennsylvania Grand Jury abuse report
Regarding the report made public in Pennsylvania this week, there are two words that can express the feelings faced with these horrible crimes: shame and sorrow. The Holy See treats with great seriousness the work of the Investigating Grand Jury of Pennsylvania and the lengthy Interim Report it has produced. The Holy See condemns unequivocally the sexual abuse of minors. /Greg Burke Læs mere - [Vatican Information Service]

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13-08-2018 - Dømt for at have lånt bøger ud (Rusland)
Religionskonflikt

, Prosecutions for religious literature continue
Individuals and communities face punishment for distributing religious books courts have deemed "extremist". Punishments are mostly fines, but in 2017 a court jailed a Muslim for two days for lending a book to colleagues. 2017 saw fewer prosecutions than earlier, mainly because Jehovah's Witnesses - banned as "extremist" - face potential criminal charges. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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08-08-2018 - Så synges der igen protestsalmer
Politik - magtkritik

, As activists rally, hymns of protest rise again
On the morning after a dozen boys were rescued from a Thailand cave, hymn writer Carolyn Gillette contrasted the jubilation about their survival with the despair over children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
As she's done for two decades, the Presbyterian Church (USA) minister from Philadelphia started writing new stanzas to a familiar tune. This time, it was "When We Watch the Rescue" to the tune of "Away in a Manger." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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06-08-2018 - Gamle kæmper flytter sig også
Kirkens liv

, Why the Episcopal Church Is Changing the Book of Common Prayer
On July 10, 2018, the Episcopal Church voted to begin revising its Book of Common Prayer to move toward more inclusive language for God. The Book of Common Prayer contains the liturgies, prayers, and theology of the Episcopal Church. The first version was adopted in 1789 and the most recent in 1979. Its revision has been fiercely debated, some even suggesting it might cause a schism in the church. The Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers, a scholar and professor at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, is one of the foremost experts on the prayer book in the Episcopal Church. She is leading many of the conversations around its revision. She spoke with Dani Gabriel about what is at the heart of this debate and why it's critical for Christians to hear. Læs mere - [Sojourners]

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02-08-2018 - Dødstraf ikke længere legitim efter den katolske katekismus
Etik

, Pope revises catechism to say death penalty is 'inadmissible'
Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert "the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person" and to commit the church to working toward its abolition worldwide. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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21-07-2018 - Præst myrdet. Konflikt mellem anglofone seperatister og styre
Politik - tro

, Catholic priest murdered in Cameroon's Anglophone region
Fighting became daily between the security forces and armed separatists demanding the creation of an independent English-speaking state.The Catholic Church is the only actor capable of "promoting dialogue" between the insurgents and the government, according to the International Crisis Group (ICG) research centre in April. Læs mere - [Africa News]

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19-07-2018 - Topmøde med Putin gavner religionsfriheden
Politik - tro

Pompeo says Putin summit helps with religious freedom push
Pompeo: Asked about reports of Russian efforts to infiltrate American religious groups, even while suppressing faith groups at home, Pompeo said the State Department is "concerned anytime any country attempts to interfere with religious freedom of any individual anyplace and anywhere." The secretary also told reporters that the department was "hopeful" President Trump's engagement with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week in Helsinki "puts us in a direction where the conversations we can have with the Russians can begin to turn this in the right direction." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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19-07-2018 - Flertal af religiøse grupperinger: USA er på et forkert spor
Politik - tro

, Most US faith groups say country is on the wrong track
A new poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic shows that when it comes to politics, white evangelical Christians stand apart from every other religious group.
The poll found that 61 percent of evangelicals say the United States is headed in the right direction. By comparison, 64 percent of the overall public - including majorities of other Christian groups as well as religiously unaffiliated Americans - believes the country is seriously off track. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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18-07-2018 - Vatikan-kritik af Prosperity Gospel - / "den amerikanske drøm"
Politik - tro

, The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different
A Vatican-approved journal has dismissed "prosperity gospel" as a pseudo theology dangerously tied up with the American dream and President Trump's politics, launching the publication's second major critique of American evangelicals in as many years. Two of Pope Francis' top communications advisers - an Italian Jesuit and an Argentine Protestant pastor - penned "The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different" for the current issue of the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica, published Wednesday (July 18). Læs mere - []

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18-07-2018 - National Prayer Breakfast platform for kontakt og påvirkning (russisk/
Politik - tro

Why Mariia Butina wasn't the only Russian attending the National Praye
The National Prayer Breakfast is notable, even in Washington, for its political spectacle and for the suspicion surrounding the group that organizes it - namely, the entity often referred to as the International Foundation, sometimes called "the Family" or "the Fellowship."
Broadly devoted to Jesus but not tied to any Christian denomination, the foundation - which is often described as a network instead of an organization - holds almost mythical status among D.C.'s power brokers. Its organizers often refuse to divulge guest lists, preferring to offer sanctuary to meetings between American politicians and global leaders, without government or media scrutiny. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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17-07-2018 - Med politiets billigelse: Vi ønsker ingen kirke her
Religionskonflikt

, Mob attack encouraged by police promise 'No church will be allowed her
The only church in Ezbet Sultan Pasha village, where about 20 percent of the population is Christian, was built in September 2016. Apart from masses and prayer meetings, St. Karas the Anchorite Coptic Orthodox Church also held Sunday school classes and housed a nursery. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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16-07-2018 - Jehovas vidner flygter fra Rusland
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Jehovah's Witnesses, Fleeing Russia Crackdown, Seek Shelter in Finland
Sergey Avilkin, one of the hundreds of Russians now sheltering in Finland to avoid arrest as "extremists" in their home country, has no interest in politics or politicians and says that he has always followed the biblical injunction to "render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's." But Mr. Avilkin, a 42-year-old father of three, said before President Trump met with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Helsinki, the Finnish capital, on Monday, that he would like Mr. Trump to ask Mr. Putin a simple question: Why are Russians who pay their taxes, follow the law and embrace the Christian values promoted by the Kremlin being forced to flee their country? Læs mere - [New York Times]

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11-07-2018 - Politiske kirke- og moskelukninger. Luthersk biskop bifalder
Politik - tro

, After shuttering 700 churches, Rwanda proposes stricter clergy guideli
After closing more than 700 churches and some mosques in March, Rwandan government officials have moved to institute guidelines for how faith groups operate in the majority-Christian East African country.
Rwanda's minister in the office of the president has brought to Parliament a draft law that would require Christian and Muslim clerics to attain university education before preaching in churches or mosques. The law would require clerics to have a bachelor's degree and a valid certificate in religious studies. It would also bar clergy who have been convicted of crimes of genocide, genocidal ideology, discrimination or other sectarian practices.
"I agree with the law. Some of our church groups have been operating in a dangerous manner," Evalister Mugabo, bishop of the Lutheran Church in Rwanda, told Religion News Service. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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11-07-2018 - Mere end 50 Jehovas vidner retsforfølges for religiøs kriminalitet
Religionskonflikt

, Criminal prosecutions of 50+ Jehovah's Witnesses
More than 50 Jehovah's Witnesses are now facing criminal prosecution for exercising their right to freedom of religion and belief. Law enforcement agencies carried out yet more armed raids, searches, and arrests in a further five Russian regions in June and early July, bringing to 22 the number of people now in detention. Another three are under house arrest and 27 under travel restrictions Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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10-07-2018 - Kristne flygtninge overfaldet af muslimkse medflygtninge
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Attack exposes religious minorities' 'extreme vulnerability' in refuge
Five Christian converts and two children from Iran were attacked last month in a refugee camp in Greece and told to leave as "this is a Muslim camp"..Religious minorities currently comprise approximately 2-4% of the total refugee population arriving on Europe's shores, according to Yochana Darling, British founder of the International Christian Consulate (ICC), which supports Christian refugees in the camps in Greece. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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10-07-2018 - 16 kristne arresteret under Jharkhands "anti-conversion law"
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, 16 more Christians detained under Jharkhand's 'anti-conversion law'
A group of 16 Indian tribal Christians who visited another tribal family in the eastern state of Jharkhand to talk to them about Christianity are in police custody after the local village head accused them of "conversion by inducement"..Last year, Jharkhand became the seventh Indian state to introduce a so-called "anti-conversion law". Although ostensibly aimed at preventing "forced conversions", in reality such laws are often used to prevent all conversions Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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09-07-2018 - Revision? Common Prayer Book mere kønsneutral om Gud
Kirkens liv

, Revising Official Prayer Book to Include 'Inclusive,' 'Expansive Langu
The Episcopal Church is one step closer to revising their official Book of Common Prayer to include more "inclusive and expansive language" for both God and humanity. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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04-07-2018 - Kinesisk eksport: Mission via handelsvejene
Mission

, China's Belt and Road: Exporting Evangelism?
"The last thing they would think [a Chinese person could be] is a missionary." Lee goes on to mention that his organization's goal is to have a minimum of 100,000 Chinese missionaries working in 51 states along the Belt and Road. This line of thinking is not new, although it is enjoying a revival in recent years. In fact, the "Back to Jerusalem" movement can trace its roots to the 1920s, when Chinese Christians in Shandong province began agitating for a campaign to spread Christianity westwards Læs mere - [The Diplomat]

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21-06-2018 - Mellemøstens kristne ser Rusland som deres forsvarer
Politik - religion

, Mideast Christians See Russia-not the US-as Defender of Their Faith
In the early years of the civil war, Bitar's Orthodox neighbors were desperate to convince the US and its allies to end support of rebel forces. Mhardeh, a Christian city 165 miles north of Damascus, was being shelled regularly from across the Orontes River. But salvation came from a different source. Russian airpower turned the tide, and Syrian government-aligned troops drove the rebels from the area. Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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21-06-2018 - Kirkernes Verdensråd 70 år - pavebesøg
Økumene

, 70th annivesary WCC - Pope Visits
In 2018 we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches and the fellowship that is its heart and soul. This is an opportunity to mark the achievements of the past 70 years in working for Christian unity and action, and to look to the challenges ahead as a fellowship of churches responding to God's call for unity, mission, justice and peace. Læs mere - [Oikumene]

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21-06-2018 - Chikane i stort og - især - småt
Religionskonflikt

, Five-day jail, fines for unapproved worship
A court in the southern city of Karshi [Qarshi] has punished four members of a Baptist congregation for meeting for worship without state permission. One Baptist was jailed for five days after pointing out that he and his fellow Baptists did not break the Constitution or international human rights law, and the other three were fined several days' average wages. The Judge illegally did not specify exactly what part of the law the Baptists had broken. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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20-06-2018 - Vatikanet bruger for første gang forkortelsen LGBT
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, For what's believed to be the first time, the Vatican uses the term 'L
The Vatican this month is showing unprecedented, if symbolic, outreach on issues of human sexuality, using for what's believed to be the first time the term "LGBT" in a planning document for a huge upcoming bishops meeting. Vatican officials also invited to speak at a second global meeting a prominent advocate for LGBT people, something some gay Catholic groups say has never been done.
The two moves, announced in the past 10 days, are being seen by church-watchers as largely an effort to speak in a more respectful way with a younger generation of Catholics who are confronting the church on topics from female priests and abortion to sexuality - but who are clearly not ready to totally walk away from the faith. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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20-06-2018 - Trump - bibel - politik. Set fra Mebourne
Politik - religion

, The Bible and Borders: Does Scripture Belong in the U.S. Immigration D
..in the United States, a new kind of controversy has exploded into the media. The U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions provoke a storm last Thursday when he defended the administration's policy of taking children from illegal immigrant families on the basis of a New Testament text, Romans 13, which appears to sanctify all state authorities. Læs mere - [ABC Religion and Ethics - Australia]

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20-06-2018 - Trump - bibel - politik. Set fra London
Politik - religion

This is what the Bible's Romans 13 actually says..
The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, kicked up a storm when he invoked a line from the Bible to defend the Trump administration's policy of separating thousands of parents and children during immigration investigations..//..The logic of Paul's words might have sounded helpful to Sessions in isolation, but the letter they come from undermines nearly everything Sessions wants them to support. Læs mere - [The Independent]

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20-06-2018 - Farlige konsekvenser af USAs udtræden af FNs menneskerettighedskommisi
Politik - religion

, US Withdrawing From UN Human Rights Council 'Cesspool;' Christian Watc
The United States government has announced through Nikki Haley, its ambassador to the United Nations, that it is withdrawing from the latter's Human Rights Council body, calling it a "cesspool of bias" that fails to advocate for human rights.Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a persecution watchdog group, has warned that the move will not advance the battle against religious persecution around the world, however. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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18-06-2018 - Kirker fordømmer Trumps adskillelse af immigrantbørn fra forældre
Politik - tro

, Christian Leaders Slam Trump Policy Separating Immigrant Children From
At least nine Christian denominations as well as scores of Christian leaders have come out against Trump's policy so far.
On Friday, evangelical humanitarian organization World Vision urged a "compassionate response" and "family centered and child-focused solutions to immigration detention." World Vision also warned about the long-term damage that is being done to the children. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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18-06-2018 - Evangelikale uden grænser
Politik - tro

, Evangelicals visit West Bank to see life - and Christian faith - on th
To find a group of evangelicals, many with conservative political beliefs, sipping coffee and Fanta orange soda with a self-described "freedom fighter" in a remote West Bank village is, to say the least, unusual. Bassem Tamimi, a Muslim, looks on quizzically as the group raises their hands in prayer.
"May God bring reconciliation to this land," said a Palestinian Christian group leader. "Hear our prayers, oh Lord." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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13-06-2018 - Tidligere LGBT'ere protesterer mod lov mod tilbud om ændring af seksue
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Former LGBT Millennials Fight Calif. Bill Banning People From Helping
A group of millennials who started a movement throughout the country about how Jesus delivered them from a lifestyle of homosexuality are now using their voices to fight California Bill AB 2943, which will outlaw churches from helping anyone out of the LGBT lifestyle.
The text of AB 2943 declares that "advertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual" would be illegal under the state's consumer fraud law. Sexual orientation change efforts is defined as "any practices that seek to change an individual's sexual orientation. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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12-06-2018 - Nordkoreanerne er forrådt
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

North Koreans 'betrayed' by human rights omission in Trump-Kim agreeme
North Koreans were "betrayed" by the failure of US President Donald Trump to include human rights provisions in his agreement with the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, following their historic meeting in Singapore, according to Human Rights Watch's Asia Director, Phil Robertson. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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12-06-2018 - Kristne organisationer savner at menneskerettigheder kom på banen
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Group Slams Lack of Mention of Christian Abuse
Christian leaders (Open doors) before the meeting, now they are disappointed: "It would be very disappointing if President Trump does not plan to call Kim Jong Un to task for his litany of human rights abuses - especially his imprisonment, torture and execution of Christians who would dare express any beliefs other than those approved by the Communist regime," Curry declared."For the 17th consecutive year, North Korea is the No. 1 most dangerous place to be a Christian, according to the Open Doors World Watch List," he added. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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08-06-2018 - Spottekors hån mod forfulgte - Melbournes kopitiske biskop
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

Sacrilegious Symbols Have No Place in Hobart
The display of such anti-Christian sentiment around Hobart is deeply offensive to me as a Christian, a Coptic Orthodox Christian bishop who has witnessed the living reality of persecution, and many other Christians who have lost loved ones or suffered themselves for their faith. Even today, in many parts of the world, people risk their lives by secretly carrying or displaying crosses. It would not be acceptable to use an Islamic crescent or the Jewish Star of David, or the symbol of any other faith as a form of mockery against their respective faiths in the name of art today. Nor should it be appropriate to use the most central Christian symbol in this way. Læs mere - [ABC Religion and Ethics - Australia]

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05-06-2018 - õMetoo Guds værktøj til at rulle den seksuelle revolution tilbage?
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Is God Using õMeToo Fallout to Upend the Sexual Revolution?
The ... Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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05-06-2018 - Sakramenter suspenderet - Ebola!
Kirkens liv

, Church in Congo suspends sacraments as Ebola spreads
Catholics will not be baptized, confirmed, ordained or anointed until further notice in the country's northwestern regions hardest hit by the outbreak Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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05-06-2018 - Evagelikale advarer Trump mod praksis, der skille immigranters børn fr
Politik - tro

Evangelical Leaders Condemn Trump for Separating Immigrant Children Fr
"As evangelical leaders representing tens of thousands of local churches, campus communities, and ministries we are concerned that the new 'zero tolerance' policy at the U.S.-Mexico border, recently announced by Attorney General [Jeff] Sessions and being implemented by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, has had the effect of separating vulnerable children from their parents," the letter reads.
"As head of the Executive Branch of the federal government, we are writing to ask you to resolve this situation of families being separated that you have rightly described as 'horrible.'" Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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31-05-2018 - Maj 1968 - i missionalt perspektiv
Politik - tro

, LOOKING FOR HOPE . ALL OVER THE PLACE
The students in the streets in the 60s were driven by something greater than their own survival. They wanted to refound the basis of Western societies, often unaware that the imagination driving them was deeply Christian. At one level, I fear that too many of the Euro-tribal churches have lost that imagination. They need their own refounding. The churches need to be delivered from the church for them to discover their calling to be the people of God whose vocation involves the reweaving of the social fabric. Something far more than renewal and church planting is needed today. There needs to be a refounding![5] It was what those students sensed on the streets in the 60s. Læs mere - [Journal of Missional Practice]

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31-05-2018 - Biskop Currys betydning for det liberale, religiøse venstres plads
Politik - tro

, Bishop Michael Curry walks a fine line in the political fray
Curry: "We are not partisan group. We are not a left-wing group. We are not a right-wing group. We are a Jesus movement," he declared to raucous applause. He said the event was rooted in the call to "Love your neighbor as yourself," be that neighbor Republican, Democrat, black, white, Latino or LGBTQ. [But not all agree that he is not partisan.] Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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29-05-2018 - Sandhed først, så forsoning. Willow Creek sexmisbrug.
Kirkens liv

, Willow Creek Hires Independent Firm to Help Reconcile With Bill Hybels
Two weeks after Willow Creek Community Church's elder board apologized for initially brushing off several women's sexual misconduct accusations against founder Bill Hybels as lies, some of the pastor's most vocal accusers have rejected an independent conciliation effort offered by the megachurch as an olive branch. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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29-05-2018 - Resultat af abortafstemning - en ny tid for kirken
Etik - abort

, Irish overwhelmingly vote to repeal amendment banning abortion
66,4 % support the removal of the Eighth Amendment - 33,6% are against.
Responding to the referendum result, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh said he was "deeply saddened."
"We appear to have obliterated the right to life of all unborn children from our constitution," the archbishop told pilgrims at the Knock Shrine in County Mayo May 27, warning that the country was now on the brink of legislating for a liberal abortion regime. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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29-05-2018 - Lykke-evangelist: Æsel - i dag ville Jesus vælge privatjet
Teologi

, Prosperity gospel evangelist: Æsel? - i dag ville Jesus bruge privatje
If Jesus were to descend from heaven and physically set foot on 21st-century Earth, prosperity gospel televangelist Jesse Duplantis told his followers, the Redeemer would probably take a pass on riding on the back of a donkey: "He'd be on an airplane preaching the gospel all over the world." Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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29-05-2018 - Kristen i Vesteuropa. PEW-rapporten
Statistik

, Being Christian in Western Europe
The majority of Europe's Christians are non-practicing, but they differ from religiously unaffiliated people in their views on God, attitudes toward Muslims and immigrants, and opinions about religion's role in society Læs mere - [Pew Research Center for the People & the Press]

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29-05-2018 - Ingen kvindelige præster - fortsat diskussion er ødelæggende
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Reaffirms ban on women priests, calls teaching 'definitive'
Ladaria, who is to be made a cardinal by Pope Francis in June and is the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, says Jesus decided to reserve the sacrament of priestly ordination "to the twelve apostles, all men, who, in turn, communicated it to other men.."The church has always recognized herself bound by this decision of the Lord, which excludes that the ministerial priesthood can be validly conferred on women," he continues." Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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28-05-2018 - Ortodoks kirke: Syrien - Rusland
Politik - tro

, A 200-Year-Old Friendship Rooted in the Christian Faith
Orthodox Christian churches have had a strong presence throughout Russia for over 1000 years. And they have had a significant presence in Syria for twice that long. Læs mere - [Russian Faith]

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24-05-2018 - Milleniums mindre religiøse - interfaith praksis og relationer nødvend
Kirkens liv - vækkelse

, Millennials: get over your faith phobia
Opinion - muslim medical student: Interfaith work isn't about watering down our religions. It's about building relationships so we can together serve others. Yet this spirit of cooperation across lines of differences seems sorely missing from our society.
In seeking a better way, we have no better American role model than the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who as a young Christian pastor worked with Muslims, atheists, Jews and many others to achieve his dream.
Rather than becoming permanently nonreligious, perhaps millennials are just looking for religion that effects social change. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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23-05-2018 - Sejrende partileder: Jeg er shiit, sunni, kristen, islamisk..
Politik - tro

, Chaldean Patriarch congratulates surprise Iraqi election winner
The Chaldean Patriarch, Louis Sako, has telephoned Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr to congratulate him on his unexpected victory in the country's recent parliamentary elections. The Patriarchate also said that Sako told Sadr he hoped for a government that promotes the common good of all the Iraqi people. According to the Patriarchate, Sadr thanked Sako for his words and pledged to "support Christians", Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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22-05-2018 - Prædikenen som stjal hele showet - episkopale reflektioner
Kirkens liv

Episcopalians reflect on staying power of 'the sermon that stole..
Days after the royal wedding, it's the address by the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, people still are talking about..It was a sermon that a reporter for Britain's Sky News referred to as "unconventional" in an interview afterward with Curry and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby of the Church of England. (Welby responded, "There is nothing conventional about Christianity.") Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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18-05-2018 - Tvivlsom håndtering af sex-misbrug: Alle Chiles biskopper siger op
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

All of Chile's bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on abuse
Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis after a three-day meeting at the Vatican to discuss the clerical sexual abuse scandal.
"We want to announce that all bishops present in Rome, in writing, have placed our positions in the Holy Father's hands so that he may freely decide regarding each one of us,.. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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18-05-2018 - Pence møder muslimsk leder - efter ISIS-angreb
Religionsmøde

, Pence Meets Leader of Indonesia's Largest Muslim Group Days After ISIS
At the White House on Thursday afternoon, Pence met with Kyai Haji Yahya Cholil Staquf, leader of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) Supreme Council, an Indonesian-based Sunni Islamic education organization that funds schools and hospitals throughout the country and also promotes religious tolerance in the world's largest Muslim country.
"The timing couldn't be more appropriate given the events of this past weekend. Obviously, there is spiritual significance with this Muslim leader in the Muslim world with it being Ramadan." Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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10-05-2018 - Brunsons advokat protesterer - fængslingen fortsætter
Religionskonflikt

, Brunson's lawyer: secret witness practice 'absolutely outlandish'
At the close of Turkey's second trial hearing against US pastor Andrew Brunson, his lawyer has sharply protested the Izmir court's reliance on secret prosecution witnesses against his client. Jailed for the past 19 months, the 50-year-old Evangelical Presbyterian minister was sent back to his cell in a maximum-security prison for another 10 weeks, until the third hearing set for 18 July. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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09-05-2018 - Trump-evangelikale topfolk vil danne Kristne lederes Kongres - på verd
Politik - religion

, Sam Rodriguez, Johnnie Moore Launch New 'Congress of Christian Leaders
the organization seeks to bridge a "gap between evangelicalism in the United States and around the world .. The two conservative Christian leaders assure that the purpose of the new body is not to "politicize anything."..The Congress of Christian Leaders will not be exclusively for evangelicals. That is a key defining factor." Moore and Rodriguez will embark on a listening tour over the next six months to recruit potential members and participants. The CCL will convene its first formal meeting in the fall and will then announce its inaugural membership. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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08-05-2018 - Formulering afvist: Gud er ikke mand eller kvinde
Teologi

, Rejects Constitutional Amendment Saying God Isn't 'Male or Female'
The United Methodist Church has narrowly voted down an amendment to the denomination's Book of Discipline that would have said God is not "male or female."..Proposed Constitutional Amendment I was centered on gender equality and included the statement that "it is contrary to Scripture and to logic to say that God is male or female, as maleness and femaleness are characteristics of human bodies and cultures, not characteristics of the divine." Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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07-05-2018 - Første i deres synoder: To kvinder valgt som biskopper
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, In historic votes, Lutherans elect two African-American women bishops
A synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America made history Saturday (May 5) by electing the denomination's first female African-American bishop. One day later, a synod 900 miles away elected the second.
First, delegates chose the Rev. Patricia A. Davenport for the office of bishop in Southeastern Pennsylvania, a synod that includes Philadelphia. Then on Sunday, delegates voted for the Rev. Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld, a pastor in Beloit, Wis., to become bishop-elect for the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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03-05-2018 - Præst myrdet. Af maoister eller hinduer?
Religionskonflikt

, Pentecostal Church Pastor Kidnapped, Beheaded by Masked Gunmen in Indi
The body of a 46-year-old Pentecostal pastor, with his head severed, was found next to his vehicle that had been set on fire in the eastern state of Jharkhand. While extreme Marxists appear to have claimed responsibility, some local Christians believe the killers were mobilized by right-wing Hindus. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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02-05-2018 - Bekæmp racisme
Etik

Confront racism, Archbishop Gregory tells priests at federation gather
Priests look to next half century as a new posture of encounter that includes a priesthood of missionary and pastoral discipleship takes hold. "Fifty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we still find ourselves confronting many of the barriers to equality and justice for which he gave such a powerful witness," Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta told those gathered for the National Federation of Priests' Councils (NFPC) convocation April 23-26 in Chicago. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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01-05-2018 - Homo-ægteskaber støttes af stigende flertal flertal
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Same-sex marriage garners support among most American religious groups
Most religious groups now support the legalization of same-sex marriage, according to a study released Tuesday (May 1) from the Public Religion Research Institute. The survey, which was based on more than 40,000 responses collected during 2017, finds that twice as many Americans now support same-sex marriage as oppose it, 61 percent to 30 percent. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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01-05-2018 - Forsvundne koptiske kvinder og piger
Religionskonflikt

, Egypt's disappearing Coptic women and girls
At least seven Coptic Christian women and girls disappeared in Egypt last month, in what is becoming a recurring phenomenon. In each case, the family of the woman says she was abducted by a Muslim who wished to convert her to Islam and marry her. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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01-05-2018 - Bosættere truer kristne i Jerusalem
Religionskonflikt

, Christians in Jerusalem's Old City 'under threat' from settlers
Christians in Jerusalem's Old City say their presence at the geographical heart of their faith is under threat from intimidation and aggressive property acquisition by hardline Jewish settlers.
According to church leaders, priests are being verbally abused and spat at, and property vandalised.
Tensions have risen this year in the Christian and Armenian quarters of the 1 sq km ancient walled city, which includes the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest place in Christianity where Jesus was believed to be crucified and resurrected. The Old City is also home to places of critical religious importance to Jews and Muslims. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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27-04-2018 - Næsten 3 ud af 5 kvinder får abort af hensyn til andre
Etik - abort

, Women Describe Trauma of Abortion in Survey; Nearly 3 in 5 Abortions D
Approximately 58 percent of women reported that they had an abortion to make others happy, while over 28 percent aborted their babies because they feared their partner would leave them. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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26-04-2018 - Satanister kæmper mod statsligt "De ti bud monument"
Religionskonflikt

, Satanic Temple plans to sue Arkansas over Ten Commandments monument
The Satanic Temple responded swiftly to the installation of a new Ten Commandments monument on the Arkansas Capitol grounds in Little Rock. No sooner had the monument been lowered onto the grounds by a crane on Thursday (April 26), than Lucien Greaves, the co-founder of the Satanic Temple, said his group will join a lawsuit soon to be filed by the American Civil Liberties Union alleging an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. Læs mere - [World Relgion News]

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26-04-2018 - Kirke og populisme
Politik - tro

, Churches tackling the problem of populism
"Nationalist populist movements have become powerful political actors that divide the public sphere," Rev. Dr Simone Sinn, Study Secretary for Public Theology and Interreligious Relations of the Lutheran World Federation says.
"Populist discourse and policies create exclusion and marginalization. Against political strategies that are driven by hate and fear, churches need to actively engage and advocate for respecting the dignity of all and acknowledging diversity in society. As Christians Læs mere - [Lutheran World Federation]

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25-04-2018 - USCIRF: Religionsfrihed trænges i stigende grad, men også positive teg
Religionskonflikt

, Global religious freedom commission cites 28 key nations for 'ongoing
"Sadly, religious freedom conditions deteriorated in many countries in 2017, often due to increasing authoritarianism or under the guise of countering terrorism," said USCIRF Chairman Daniel Mark as the independent watchdog issued its 2018 report on Wednesday (April 25).
"Yet there is also reason for optimism 20 years after the passage of the International Religious Freedom Act. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Flere
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25-04-2018 - Kvindefrigørelse i Mellemøsten bemærkelsesværdig

Giving freedom to women is something remarkable' - Egypt's Protestant
"Changes related to women are the most critical changes in any culture and any country," says Rev. Dr Andrea Zaki, head of Egypt's fast-growing Protestant community. "You can easily give men freedom, but giving freedom to women is something remarkable." Zaki welcomes what he calls the "major and radical" reforms ushered in by the Saudi heir apparent, Mohammed bin Salman, such as permitting women to drive, and says he believes they will influence the whole of the Middle East. The Protestant leader says he believes in ordaining women, even though many in his constituency may not, and that he is a firm believer in equipping women to stand as equals alongside men in a culture that routinely puts them second. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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25-04-2018 - 19 myrdet ved gudstjeneste
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, 'Evil and Satanic': 19 Christians, Including 2 Priests, Slaughtered by
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Tuesday's slaughter of 19 Christians, including two Roman Catholic priests, during morning mass on Tuesday is both "evil and satanic."
"This latest assault on innocent persons is particularly despicable," Buhari said, according to AFP. "Violating a place of worship, killing priests and worshipers is not only vile, evil and satanic, it is clearly calculated to stoke up religious conflict and plunge our communities into endless bloodletting." Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom - islam
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24-04-2018 - Evang. støtte til Trump vokser. Tvivlsom moral et familieanliggende
Politik - religion

Shrugging Off Trump Scandals, Evangelicals Look to Rescue G.O.P.
In essence, many evangelical leaders have decided that airing moral qualms about the president only hurts their cause. "His family can talk to him about issues of character," said Penny Young Nance, the president of Concerned Women for America, an evangelical organization that is framing the midterm elections to potential donors as a civilizational struggle. Læs mere - [New York Times]

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20-04-2018 - Billedet er vendt: De konservative er pavekritiske
Politik - tro

A new type of Catholic emerges: the conservative dissenter
The tables have turned under Pope Francis. And a new type of Catholic has formed: the conservative dissenter. In the past, conservatives prided themselves on loyalty to the pope and being in lockstep with all papal teachings, while progressives called for limits to papal power. The devotees of tradition used to argue that liberals who complained about papal infallibility or centralization were backsliders who really needed to get with the program. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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19-04-2018 - Trump er ikke kristen, men véd hvad det religøse højre vil høre
Politik - tro

Donald Trump is not a Christian, but he knows what the religious right
Interview with historian Matthew Bowman, writer of "Christian: The Politics of a Word in America". So the religous right is setting the agenda and the language for how "Christian" is now defined? Bowman: Not necessarily. Certainly the religious right is a powerful cultural voice that is offering its own definition of what it means to be Christian, but at the same time historically speaking, and even politically speaking, in America today, they are not the only voice. And indeed there are many people who call themselves Christians who don't consider the religious right Christian. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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18-04-2018 - Evangelikale kvinder tager afstand fra Trump og hans evangelikale opba

, Still evangelical? Literary festival panelists question label after Tr
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13-04-2018 - Jimmy Carter (93) udgiver bogen "Faith"
Bibelsyn - lære - etik og moral

Jimmy Carter, 93, talks about his new book: 'Faith'
In his 32nd book, titled simply "Faith," Jimmy Carter looks at how belief in God and others has shaped his 93 years.
"To me, 'faith' is not just a noun but also a verb," the former president writes in his latest - and possibly last - book. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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13-04-2018 - I brev til biskopper indrømmer paven at have handlet fejl i forhold se
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Pope Francis turns the corner on the abuse scandal
The letter to the Chilean bishops, a public confession of error that so far as I know is without precedent in the entire history of the papacy, indicates that Francis has finally recognized the nature and gravity of the abuse crisis, and his personal responsibility for resolving it. Three decades after the crisis began, he is now in a position to bring it to an end Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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11-04-2018 - Jesuit genkalder sig erfaringerne fra Vietnamkrigen vis a vis dagens k
Politik - tro

, The Vietnam War revisited
I was an early supporter of the war. I knew what communism had done in Russia, Eastern Europe and China. Communist leaders were ruthless in dealing with their political opponents and religious believers. I also believed the domino theory; if Vietnam fell, so would the rest of Southeast Asia. They needed to be stopped. If they were not, there would be a bloodbath in Vietnam, with Catholics on the chopping block. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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05-04-2018 - Tusindvis asylsøgere står til udvisning som infiltratorer
Religionskonflikt

, Created for Asylum Seekers, Israel Intends to Deport Thousands
The fate of thousands of African Christians living in Israel is uncertain. The government intends to expel them, but questions remain over where the migrants will go and how the Jewish state will make it happen. Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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05-04-2018 - Fordobling af antallet af troende. Restriktioner overfor islam og kris
Religionskonflikt

China Bans Online Bible Sales as It Tightens Religious Controls
The closing of that loophole [online selling of the bible] follows new government religious regulations that have effectively tightened rules on Christianity and Islam, while promoting Buddhism, Taoism and folk religion as part of President Xi Jinping's efforts to promote traditional values. Læs mere - [New York Times]

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Kristendom
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03-04-2018 - Evangelikal kvinde måske Columbias næste præsident
Politik - tro

Colombia's Next President Could Be an Evangelical Woman
Why does Viviane Morales want to lead one of South America's most troubled countries?
It's more than the chance to become the first female president of Colombia. She began her three-decade political career fighting for more rights for Protestants in the Catholic-dominated society. After serving as attorney general and a senator, the 55-year-old now believes the time is ripe for evangelical leaders with family values to help heal society's struggles throughout Latin America. Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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29-03-2018 - Langfredag genindført som helligdag
Religionskonflikt

, Engelsk
Widespread protests have forced the government in Christian-majority Meghalaya State in north-east India to restore the Good Friday holiday. The coalition government, to which the Hindu nationalist BJP is a partner, had declared in a circular that Good Friday would be a normal "working day", but the move was withdrawn on Tuesday, 27 March. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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29-03-2018 - Ikke-regeringsgodkendt Biskop hindres i at holde påskemesse
Politik - tro

, Msgr. Guo is back, but banned from celebrating Chrism Mass as bishop
Mindong (AsiaNews) - Bishop Vincent Guo Xijin was returned yesterday to his house, after being held overnight in police custody. He had been detained by public security officials on the evening of March 26, together with the chancellor of the diocese. Msgr. Guo, 59, is ordinary bishop of Mindong, recognized by the Holy See, but not by the government, which instead supports the illegitimate bishop Msgr. Zhan Silu, who thus far is still excommunicated.
Under a possible agreement between China and the Vatican that many rumor is "imminent", Msgr. Guo has been asked to step aside in favor of leaving the role of ordinary bishop of the diocese to Msgr. Zhan. The latter has already requested reconciliation with the Holy See, but so far there has been no public proclamation of the lifting of the excommunication. Læs mere - [AsiaNews.it]

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29-03-2018 - Dåb voldelig afbrudt af hinduer
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Baptism service violently halted by Hindu mob claiming 'forced convers
Around 20 Hindu extremists in saffron-coloured clothes barged inside a church in eastern India's Uttar Pradesh state yesterday (28 March), violently assaulting the pastor and two church members. Shouting in extremely offensive language, they entered the Evangelical Churches of India (ECI) building in the Fatehpur district of the city, and bolted it from the inside... Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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25-03-2018 - Baggrunden for det besynderlige ægteskab: Trump - evangelikale præster
Politik - tro

The Revolutionary Roots of America's Religious Nationalism
The country's religious nationalism has even made possible one of the unlikeliest of alliances: the loyalty between evangelical ministers and Donald Trump. On the one hand, Trump merely has to repeat the most basic language of Christian nationalism, even if it is deeply incongruent with his own history and actions, and he's assured of the Religious Right's support; on the other, evangelical ministers are expected to heap platitudes upon their heretical leader in exchange for ammunition in their culture wars. This quixotic marriage Læs mere - [Religion and politics]

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18-03-2018 - En amerikansk stemme mod nationalisme kristent begrundet
Teologi

John Pavlovitz, digital pastor of the resistance, pitches a bigger Chr
John Pavlovitz is feeling spiritually nauseated these days. It's a feeling many of his readers and followers - liberal Christians, disaffected Christians and ex-Christians - share. Since the election of Donald Trump, he has given many of them a voice on his Stuff That Needs To Be Said blog, netting some 23 million clicks in 2017.To many, Pavlovitz has emerged as the digital pastor of the resistance, railing against Trump, white evangelicals and Christian nationalism. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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16-03-2018 - Islam ikke en del af Tyskland
Religionsmøde islam-kristendom

, German interior minister questions Islam's place in country
Germany's new interior minister said Friday he doesn't consider Islam to be a part of Germany, a position that puts him at odds with Chancellor Angela Merkel on the central question of migration. Horst Seehofer, the country's top security official, told the Bild newspaper that "Islam doesn't belong to Germany," but added that "the Muslims who live with us are, of course, part of Germany." Seehofer said his message to Muslims was: "Live with us, not parallel to or against us." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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15-03-2018 - Kristen guvenør i overvejende muslimsk område
Religionsmøde

, Mindanao gets first deputy governor for Christians
The autonomous Muslim region in the southern Philippines has named its first deputy governor for Christians. The governor, Mujiv Hataman, said the appointment of Edgardo Ramirez, a known human rights activist and radio broadcaster, would ensure the voices of Christians - a minority in the region - are heard. After taking office on 1 March, Ramirez said he would work towards interfaith understanding between Muslims and Christians in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, reported Catholic news agency UCAN. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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15-03-2018 - Hmong-kristne forfølges
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Hmong Christians hospitalised after mob attack in Vietnam's northwest
Four Vietnamese Christian families - 24 people in all - have been attacked by a mob led by the village chief, local sources have revealed to World Watch Monitor. Four people were hospitalised for eight days after the 1 March attack, with injuries to their heads and arms. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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14-03-2018 - Det lutherske Verdensforbund: Kamp for menneskeret og lighed også kirk
Politik - religion

LWF General Secretary urges upholding of human rights
Churches need to stand against the deterioration of humanitarian values and human rights, The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) General Secretary, Rev. Dr Martin Junge, said in Germany. Referring to the Bible, he reminded that it is a Christian duty to welcome the stranger and protect people in need. Læs mere - [Lutheran World Federation]

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13-03-2018 - Pave Frans - 5 år - status
Personalia og biografi

Pope Francis at 5: Paradigm shift on mercy, migrants and marriage
That humble empathy and the ease with which he walks in others' shoes have won Francis admirers around the globe and confirmed his place as a consummate champion of the poor and disenfranchised.
But as he marks the fifth anniversary of his election Tuesday and looks ahead to an already troubled 2018, Francis faces criticism for both the merciful causes he has embraced and the ones he has neglected. With women and sex abuse topping the latter list, a consensus view is forming that history's first Latin American pope is perhaps a victim of unrealistic expectations and his own culture. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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12-03-2018 - Hinduer hærger 5 kirker og kirkegængere med politimands deltagelse
Religionskonflikt

, Indian policeman joins 50-strong Hindu mob's attack on churches
Hindu mob raided five churches in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu yesterday (11 March), attacking and abusing Christians as they worshipped. Several women were stripped and beaten. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]
The attackers, who according to witnesses were accompanied by a state-provided police officer, were part of Hindu Munnani, a Tamil Nadu-based organisation formed to defend Hinduism.[A longer report with very unpleasant details]

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11-03-2018 - Leah, af 100 frigivne, nægtede at konvertere - blev holdt tilbage

, Lone Nigerian captive refused to convert for Boko Haram
The mother of the only Nigerian schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity after the extremists released 104 classmates said Thursday (March 22) her daughter was blocked from boarding the vehicle to freedom with her classmates and told to convert to Islam. Rebecca Sharibu told The Associated Press that 15-year-old Leah refused. "She was about to board the vehicle that was to bring them back. Then Boko Haram said she should convert,.." the mother said. Læs mere - []

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05-03-2018 - Marilynne Robinsen: Våben - et tegn på et derangeret samfund
Etik

Why carrying a gun is an immoral act, according to Marilynne Robinson
"The reason I wouldn't carry a gun is because it is an immoral act walking around imagining you're going to kill someone," she told me. "It's a recipe for a completely deranged society. It's grotesque." Robinson - a cherished thinker on American identity, Christianity, and rural life in the US - is perhaps best known as the author of the Gilead novels, a trilogy that focuses on the family of a Congregationalist pastor named John Ames. Among the novels' fans is Barack Obama - who called Ames one of his "favorite characters in fiction." Læs mere - [Vox.com]

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05-03-2018 - Koptiske kirke: syndigt ikke at stemme (på al Sissi)
Politik - tro

, Christians are key to support for el-Sissi in upcoming Egypt election
Since Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took over Egypt's presidency four years ago, he has worked to improve life for Coptic Christians, giving them near equal rights and benefits as Muslims even as their churches have been attacked by terrorists.Now Copts are expected to repay him with support in the country's presidential election later this month. "Pastors are telling congregants that it's an imperative to vote and that staying at home in these elections is a sin," said Ishak Ibrahim Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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05-03-2018 - Hårdt sårede kristne efter hindu-angreb
Religionskonflikt

, Six Christians injured following Hindu attack over baby's burial
Six Christians were badly injured and a house torched in an attack by Hindu extremists in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, following the death and burial of a Christian baby. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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02-03-2018 - Fra én til 50 tilfælde af forfølgelse/angreb om året
Religionskonflikt

, Tamil Nadu continues to lead the way in violent attacks on Christians
After a year in which hate crimes against Indian Christians happened at a rate of almost one verified incident per day, the state which registered the most incidents in 2017 (over 50) - Tamil Nadu - continues to see outbreaks of violence. In the first two months of 2018, the United Christian Forum has already counted nine incidents in the southern state, including the mysterious death of Pastor in Kanchipuram District. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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26-02-2018 - Den kristne, tidligere guvenør i Jakarta, Ahoks sidste chance for doms
Religionskonflikt

Ahok's appeal 'last chance' to clear name
A first appeal hearing in the blasphemy case of the Christian former governor of Jakarta was held today (26 February) in what could prove his only chance to challenge the verdict. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as "Ahok", has asked the Supreme Court for a review of the two-year prison sentence he received in May 2017. He was convicted on the basis of a video in which he argued against use of the Quran for political purposes - comments for which he was later adjudged to have committed blasphemy. Læs mere - []

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26-02-2018 - Boko Haram kidnapper 110 skolepiger
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Boko Haram Kidnaps 110 Schoolgirls; Nigerian President Declares 'Natio
Boko Haram, the Islamic terror group in Nigeria that has slaughtered tens of thousands of people, among them Christians, has kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in a recent raid, state officials admitted. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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20-02-2018 - 1000 familier på flugt fra deres bydel i Lahore
Religionskonflikt

, 1,000 Christian families flee neighbourhood after blasphemy accusation
As many as 1,000 families have fled a Christian neighbourhood in Lahore, Pakistan, after a 20-year-old Christian man was accused of posting blasphemous content on Facebook, leading an angry mob to descend on the neighbourhood yesterday (19 February). Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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14-02-2018 - Dom: muslimske teenagere: Lær steder i koranen, der ærer Jesus, udenad
Religionsmøde

, Muslim boys who insulted Christianity sentenced to memorise verses of
Three Lebanese teenagers who were hauled before a court on charges of insulting Christianity have been handed the unusual sentence of studying the references to the Virgin Mary found in the Quran. Christian judge Joceline Matta found the Muslim boys guilty of 'contempt of religion' for insulting the Christian mother of God. The charge, which covers verbal insults or physical defiling of religious rites and objects, can be punishable by up to three years in prison. Læs mere - [The Independent]

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07-02-2018 - Sekularisering eller..?
Statistik

, Over One-Fifth of American Muslims Leave Islam, Same Rate as American
The Pew Resarch Center analyzed its 2014 Religious Landscape report and highlighted that 23 percent of adults who were raised Muslim have left the faith, which is comparable to the 22 percent of American adults raised Christian but no longer identify as such. While American Muslims appeared to be leaving organized religion at a rate similar to American Christians, Pew noted that "Islam gains about as many converts as it loses." Meanwhile, Christianity is losing more people than it gains with only 6 percent being Christian converts (compared to 23 percent of converts to Islam). Læs mere - [The Christian Post]

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07-02-2018 - De svages beskytters ry blakket, når det gælder sexmisbrugte
Etik

Pope's Reputation From Bad to Worse
From his advocacy for migrants to opening up the Sistine Chapel to Rome's homeless, Pope Francis has been an outspoken voice for people suffering on the margins. But the 81-year-old pontiff's appeals on behalf of the downtrodden are being overshadowed by the way he is dealing with victims of clerical sexual abuse. "This is a situation which the pope has mishandled, and it's gone from bad to worse," Marie Collins, a former member of a pontifical commission on clerical sex abuse, who herself was abused by a priest when she was 13 years old, told Religion News Service. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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06-02-2018 - Kardinaler signalerer positiv holdning til velsignelse af homoseksuell
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Top German cardinal signals cautious support for blessing same-sex..
Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich, did not explicitly endorse the blessing but indicated some movement on the issue of gay unions after German Catholic leaders opposed their legalization last year Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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24-01-2018 - Biskop: Spørgsmålet om homoseksualitet måske "Galilei-øjeblik" for kir
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, New Zealand bishops chat with youth about church, controversial issues
He said the issue of homosexuality may be a "Galileo moment" for the church. Galileo Galilei was found "vehemently suspect of heresy" by the Inquisition in 1633 for holding that Earth is not the center of the universe but actually revolved around the sun."The psychology is still up for debate, but the church has got to engage with the science and engage with the experience of couples with same-sex attraction," Lowe said. Læs mere - []

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19-01-2018 - Trump: reglerne for abort skal strammes
Etik

Trump pushes for Congress to restrict abortions at 'March for Life' ev
President Trump called on the Senate to pass a bill outlawing abortions after 20 weeks, telling a group of anti-abortion protesters in the Rose Garden that late-term abortions are "wrong and it has to change." "Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life," Trump told anti-abortion activists taking part in the March for Life on Friday Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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19-01-2018 - Trump har profileret den religiøse venstrefløj
Politik - religion

, Protestant, Muslim, Atheist, Jew: 4 leftist perspectives a year into T
Though Trump lost the popular vote, he won the presidency with the support of the vast majority of white evangelical Christians. And he had taken on a cadre of evangelical preachers and lay leaders as his advisers. But if Trump has invigorated that swath of religious America, he has also galvanized the religious left. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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19-01-2018 - Paven: Amazonlandet er kirkens hjerte - og skal beskyttes mod udnyttel
Politik - miljø

, Pope to indigenous: Amazon is 'heart of the church'
Pope Francis traveled deep into the Amazon rainforest demanding an end to the relentless exploitation of its timber, gas and gold and recognition of its indigenous peoples as the primary custodians to determine the future of "our common home."S peaking to a coliseum filled with indigenous men, women and children, many of whom were bare-chested and wearing brightly-colored headdresses, Francis declared the Amazon the "heart of the church" on Friday (Jan. 19) and called for a three-fold defense of its life, land and cultures. Warning that indigenous peoples are now more threatened than ever before, Francis said it was "essential" for governments and other institutions to consider tribes as legitimate partners when negotiating development and conservation projects and that their rights, cultures, languages and traditions must be respected and recovered. Læs mere - [WorldWide Religious News (WWRN)]

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08-01-2018 - Modernisten Ratzinger (!)
Teologi

Hostility to Vatican II runs deep with Pope Francis' critics
A commentary by Michael Sean Winters: A little more than a year ago, I did a three-part series examining the opposition to Pope Francis. In the first of those essays, I argued that the opposition to Francis was rooted in a misconception about the reception of Vatican II and, indeed, about the Second Vatican Council itself. I stand by that assessment, but it is increasingly clear that the opposition to Francis comes not only from misconceptions about Vatican II but actual hostility to the council and to all the popes since. In short, the situation is even worse than I had suspected. Læs mere - [New Catholic Reporter]

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07-01-2018 - Al Sisi: Den kopitiske kirke en uundværlig del af Ægypten

, "No one can divide us". Al Sisi's embrace to the Copts
Al Sisi's intervention at the Coptic Christmas liturgy, broadcasted live on national TV, wanted to show his country and the world, the strong bond that, in this historical moment strengthens the largest Christian community in the Middle East and the current strong man of Egypt. Al Sisi is the first Egyptian President to have physically taken part in the liturgical solemnity of the Copts, and yesterday he did so for the fourth time. His political project defines the Coptic component as an essential and non-excludable element of the Egyptian identity. In July 2016, he announced that he wanted to increase penalties for those fomenting sectarian riots and violence. On 30 August 2016, the Egyptian Parliament voted the new law on the construction of churches, eliminating bureaucratic limits and obstacles that for decades had heavily conditioned the ordinary life of Egyptian Christian communities Læs mere - []

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02-01-2018 - 8 dræbt i anti-Kabila protest. Kirkeledere i chock

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Congo's church leaders shocked after 8 dead in anti-Kabila protests Læs mere - [https://www.ncronline.org/news/world/congos-church]

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02-01-2018 - 16 dræbt i forbindelse med nytårsgudstjeneste
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Nigerians killed in New Year attack on Rivers church
At least 16 people have been killed by gunmen in southern Nigeria after a New Year's Day church service, police say. The group had attended a midnight service before they were ambushed in the early hours of Monday, police told the BBC. Læs mere - [BBC]

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