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15-04-2020 - Storgudstjeneser trods pandemi
Kirkens liv

Some California churches call in-person services essential despite pan
The faithful stood in line for about two hours to receive Communion at Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Thousand Oaks. Some were in tears as they approached the Communion table. The church, which typically dispenses about 400 Communion cups on a regular Sunday, served over 700 that day. Pastors from other churches attended. Protesters and police were there. This was the scene pastor Rob McCoy witnessed April 5 when he decided to open his sanctuary for Communion on Palm Sunday, despite a statewide stay-at-home order that bans group gatherings and shut down businesses except for those deemed essential. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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11-04-2020 - Covid19 er Guds straf for vore synder

COVID-19 is God's Judgment for Our Sins, Says Leader of Mt. Athos Mona
God sent this pandemic as a serious wake-up call. As a loving Father, God firmly disciplines us, encouraging us to repent of our sins. This is the message from Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery. Læs mere - [Russian Faith]

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09-04-2020 - Kirkerne for alvor online i påsken (Rapport USA)
Kirkens liv

, Easter - The Church Online
As a pandemic peaks at Christianity's Easter climax, churches adapt online Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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06-04-2020 - Evangelist fremkommanderer overnaturlig varme i kampen mod Corona
Kirkens liv

Televangelist calls forth 'supernatural heatwave' to kill coronavirus
Declaring his authority over the weather and his ability to command it, Texas-based prosperity preacher and televangelist Kenneth Copeland called forth a "supernatural heatwave" last Thursday to kill the new coronavirus in New York City and "the rest of the world where it's needed." Speaking on the first day of his Virtual Victory Campaign on Facebook Live, the leader of Kenneth Copeland Ministries called the weather "God's weapon" and revealed that "we learned . 45 years ago that we have command, authority over the weather." Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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06-04-2020 - 3 præster døde - en af dem kan have udsat hundreder for smitten
Kirkens liv

Coronavirus claims 3 more pastors; one may have exposed hundreds to di
At least three more pastors have lost their lives to the new coronavirus in just over a week, leaving more churches across the nation mourning in the fallout from the pandemic...Prior to his diagnosis, Bishop T. T. Scott may have also unknowingly exposed about 300 people to the virus at a funeral held at his church on March 14, Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom
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03-04-2020 - Med pandemien som baggrund arresteres præst på falsk anklage
Religionskonflikt

, Police in Nepal Falsely Charge Pastors with Violating Coronavirus Lock
https://morningstarnews.org/2020/04/police-in-nepal-fa lsely-charge-pastors-with-violating-coronavirus-lockdown-sourc es-say/ Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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03-04-2020 - Frihedsrettigheder - kirkers ret til at samle menigheden
Politik - tro

Orig tit
In mid-March, Pastor Howard-Browne, head of the River at Tampa Bay Church, declared before his packed congregation: "I've got news for you: This church will never close." - A little over two weeks later, he was under arrest.- It was the first chapter in an ongoing drama playing out in Florida, where the Hillsborough County pastor was arrested on Monday (March 30) for continuing to hold worship services at his church despite local regulations prohibiting large gatherings amid the ongoing pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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02-04-2020 - Syditalien vender sig mod helgener og pave for støtte
Kirkens liv

As pandemic spreads, Italy's south turns to Pope Francis, saints
- Positive coronavirus cases have started to grow in Italy's very religious south, where high levels of unemployment and organized crime complicate the application of stringent rules to prevent the spread of the pandemic. In some southern cities, fights have started to break out and people have been robbed while leaving the supermarket. While the threat of the virus makes its way down the Italian peninsula, many have turned to their faith for sustenance. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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02-04-2020 - Arresteret for tvang til konversion under nødhjælpsaktion
Religionskonflikt

, Christians arrested for 'forcible conversion' while providing aid to t
Christians in southern India's Tamil Nadu state were arrested on false charges of "forcible conversion" while providing food and other aid to the poor amid escalating persecution in the majority Hindu country. Morning Star News reports that pastor Perumal Kanagaraj and about 30 young adults from Viluppuram Church of South India were serving the poor in the nearby slum area of Anumandai village when a member of the Hindu Munnani extremist group showed up and began shouting obscenities at them. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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01-04-2020 - En muslimsk, 196 kristne publikationer destrueret
Religionskonflikt

, More court-ordered religious literature destruction
In 2020, courts ordered destroyed one Muslim and 196 Christian publications. The owners were each fined one month's average wage. Punishing an individual for importing one religious book ("Selected Hadiths") for personal use is a "clear violation" by the court, a legal specialist noted. "Normally [the Police] destroy books by putting them in a stove, but I can't say if they've already destroyed the book," the judge told Forum 18 Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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30-03-2020 - Megakirkepræst arresteret for at holde gudstjeneste trods coronarestri
Kirkens liv

Arrested for holding church service, defying 'safer-at-home' order
Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, leader of Revival International Ministries and The River at Tampa Bay Church in Tampa, Florida, was arrested Monday for what officials say was the violation of a "safer-at-home" order, which prohibits large worship services during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said that when he saw images from a crowded Sunday service at the church posted online, he was furious. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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27-03-2020 - Regering udleverer lastebil efter 8 år
Religionskonflikt

, Baptist Church Recovers Truck Confiscated Eight Years Ago
Christian leaders in Sudan rejoiced when the new transitional government on Wednesday (March 25) released a truck confiscated eight years ago from a Baptist church...Christians in Sudan are still awaiting the return of properties seized by the government under Bashir, with some church leaders voicing concern over empty promises and lack of action."We need actions, not promises," the Rev. Yahia Abdelrahim Nalu Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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27-03-2020 - Ingen indvending mod begrænset gudstjenesteaktivitet - men ingen legal
Religionskonflikt

, "No objection" to limited worship, but no legal right
After 25 years, Aliabad's Baptist community, denied legal status the longest, finally began open worship in January. The State Committee for Work with Religious Organisations wrote that it had "no objection" to meetings once a week for two hours. Shia Imam Sardar Babayev, freed after a three-year sentence for preaching in a mosque with foreign education, will not resume preaching for fear of renewed criminal prosecution. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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Flere
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27-03-2020 - Evangelikale frygter Corona mindst
Kirkens liv

, Pew: Most white evangelicals don't think COVID-19 poses a major threat
White evangelicals are less likely than most other groups to say COVID-19 poses a major threat to the health of the U.S. population, according to a new study released by the Pew Research Center.
According to the Pew survey gathered as part of the Election News Pathways project, only about a third of white evangelical Protestants (32%) say the virus poses a major threat to the health of the U.S. population. Additionally, white evangelical Protestants (76%) are the most likely to think the media has made a bigger deal of the coronavirus crisis than is warranted. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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25-03-2020 - Kirkegang under shut-down diskuteres world wide
Kirkens liv

, An Easter Without Going to Church
However, even if we do practice stringent hygiene and social distancing, coming together as congregations in the face of this pandemic actually mars our witness. Rather than looking courageous and faithful, we come off looking callous and even foolish, not unlike the snake handlers who insisted on playing with poison as a proof of true faith. Better the recent encouragement from Wheaton College's Esau McCaulley: "The church's absence, its literal emptying, can function as a symbol of its trust in God's ability to meet us regardless of the location. The church remains the church whether gathered or scattered." The church remains the church online, too. During a season of illness when I couldn't attend church in person, I benefited from what theologian Deanna Thompson calls "the virtual body of Christ." Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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25-03-2020 - Forfatningsdomstol dømmer statsindgreb i patriarkvalg ulovlig
Religionskonflikt

, Constitutional Court judgment on Armenian Patriarchal election - a pre
Turkey's Constitutional Court (Anayasa Mahkemesi - AYM) issued an important judgment in May 2019 addressing state interference in the election of a religious leader, namely the long-standing obstruction of the election of a Patriarch for the Armenian community in Turkey. The Court found such interference not prescribed by law and not necessary in a democratic society. The Armenian Apostolic Church community is the largest Christian community in Turkey. State interference in the internal affairs of religious or belief communities is a long-standing concern that impacts a number of religious or belief communities in critical ways. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

Tyrkiet - Wikipedia
Islam - kristendom
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21-03-2020 - Græsk biskop arresteret for at holde gudstjeneste
Politik - religion

, Orthodox Bishop Arrested for Keeping Church Open for Worship
Metropolitan Seraphim of Kythira is accused of the fact that during the service the doors of the temple were open to all comers, and the bell rang before the service.
On March 21, 2020, it became known that the mayor of the Greek city of Kythira, Stratos Harhalakis, ordered the arrest of Metropolitan Seraphim (Stergiulis) of Kythira and Antikythera for performing the Divine Liturgy, Læs mere - [Russian Faith]

Grækenland - Wikipedia
Kristendom, ortodoks
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20-03-2020 - Absolution mulig direkte i forhold Gud (betinget alvor og et "follow u
Kirkens liv

, Vatican says general absolution may be permissible during pandemic
..echoing what Pope Francis had said that morning in his homily, the Apostolic Penitentiary urged priests to remind their faithful that when they find themselves with "the painful impossibility of receiving sacramental absolution," they can make an act of contrition directly to God in prayer.
If they are sincere and promise to go to confession as soon as possible, they "obtain the forgiveness of sins, even mortal sins," the notice said. Læs mere - [Catholic Herald]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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16-03-2020 - Giv kejseren .. og da særligt i sygdomstider
Etik

Dispatches from Rome in the time of coronavirus
"Render unto Caesar" seems to be the approach taken by the Catholic Church in Italy, quoting Italian regulations in its documents and dispositions. Even Pope Francis has called faithful "to a strong sense of responsibility and collaboration with the competent authorities," in a letter announcing the Via Crucis meditations on Monday. - Of course, the Catholic Church continues to be active in the field of charity and assistance to the sick. The Catholic nonprofit charity Caritas and the movement of St. Egidio have been active since the beginning in bringing meals and spiritual support to those in need... Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

Italien - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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14-03-2020 - Græsk-ortodoks: I coronatider - vi begrænser fælles gudstjeneste
Kirkens liv

, Further Guidance From The Holy Eparchial Synod
The Holy Eparchial Synod convened via a teleconference to continue assessing the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as Corona Virus, and decided the following:
1) For the benefit and protection of the faithful, and taking into account the recent scientific findings, we advise our faithful not to be exposed in places of public assembly (including attending church) during the next few weeks. We recognize that this is an unprecedented situation and one that calls upon each of us to take steps to protect our fellow parishioners and larger communities... Læs mere - [Great Orthodox Archdiocese of Ameria]

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13-03-2020 - Evangelikal leder kritiserer Trump for hans Corona-løgne
Politik - religion

Influential Evangelical Calls Out Trump's 'Sloppy & Dangerous' Coronav
Influential Evangelical Calls Out Trump's 'Sloppy & Dangerous' Coronavirus Lies Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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12-03-2020 - LGBT+ gudstjeneste signal til Lambeth konference
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Lesbian priests to lead church service on eve of Anglican summit
LGBT+ campaigners will hold a church service led by two high-profile married lesbian priests on the eve of the Lambeth conference .. An "inclusive" eucharist at a church in Canterbury will be presided over by the Rt Rev Mary Glasspool, the assistant bishop in New York. The preacher will be the Rev Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth, a daughter of Desmond Tutu, the veteran South African anti-apartheid campaigner.The service is intended to send a strong message to up to 1,000 bishops from 165 countries who are due to gather at the University of Kent at the end of July for almost two weeks of prayer and discussion about issues facing the worldwide Anglican church. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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12-03-2020 - Hvordan vurderes Trump
Politik - tro

, White Evangelicals See Trump as Fighting for Their Beliefs, Though Man
Heading into the 2020 election season, a new Pew Research Center survey delves into the relationship between religion and politics, including perceptions about President Donald Trump among white evangelical Protestants, a key part of his electoral base. Læs mere - [Pew Research Center for the People & the Press]

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11-03-2020 - Moskva den by hvor der bygges flest kirker
Kirkens liv

, Moscow Leads World in Construction of Temples, Especially Christian On
"Moscow is a unique city. Dozens of churches are being built there at the same time, and there is not a single city anymore in the world, much less a capital, in which so many churches would be built at the same time," TASS quoted the head of the press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, priest Alexander Volkov. Læs mere - [Russian Faith]

Rusland - Wikipedia
Kristendom, ortodoks
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09-03-2020 - Græsk-ortodoks: I coronatider - Vi fortsætter med hellige nadver
Kirkens liv

, In era of coronavirus, Greek church says Holy Communion will carry on
Debate has raged in deeply religious Greece on whether it would be prudent for the Church to continue the ritual, where worshippers sip from the same spoon. The Greek Orthodox Church attempted to put a stop to the chatter on Monday: "This cannot be the cause of the spread of illness," the Holy Synod, the ruling body of the Church, said in a statement. Læs mere - [Reuters]

Grækenland - Wikipedia
Kristendom - græsk-ortodoks
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06-03-2020 - Nye tider? Søndage ikke arbejds- og eksamensdage?
Religionsmøde

, Sudan to Consider Christian Holidays in Setting Student Exam Schedules
Sudan to Consider Christian Holidays in Setting Student Exam Schedules, Official Says Læs mere - [Morning Star News]
Church leaders seek action. - - Christian leaders in Sudan were skeptical about a government statement this week that it will consider removing Sundays as a student exam day.

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02-03-2020 - Muslimske ofre overses, kristne tør protestere
Politik - sociale forhold

, Kaduna Killings: Shehu Sani calls on northern governors to buck up
The former senator who represented Kaduna Central at the last 8th assembly said the north must wake up to the incessant killings or perish. He alleged that the figures of casualties on Muslim victims are not seen to be much because the Islamic leaders massage the ego of governments, while the Christian leaders are speaking out and staging protests.He said: "Northern governors are still playing the ostrich, afraid of confronting the federal government and taking independent action to protect their people while the killings and the kidnappings go on. Læs mere - [Premium Times, Nigeria]

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Kristendom - islam
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02-03-2020 - Hjemvendt fra tyrkisk fængsel advarer mod fjendskabet om kristendom i
Religionskonflikt

US 'increasingly hostile' to Christianity; following Jesus will come a
American pastor Andrew Brunson, who was imprisoned for his faith in Turkey for two years, warned that being a Christian in the U.S. may soon come with great personal risk as the culture becomes increasingly "hostile" to believers. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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01-03-2020 - Historisk sensationelt: Koreas kirker aflyser gudstjenester
Kirkens liv

, Korean Churches Close for First Time as Coronavirus Cases Hit 3,700
Although March 1 usually marks one of the most joyous services in South Korea, in celebration of Independence Movement Day, an unprecedented number of churches will be closed Sunday in response to an escalating coronavirus outbreak now second in scale only to China. "This is the first time that churches are officially postponing services in the 100 years of Protestant history and 200 years of Catholic history..Christian apocalyptic sect epicenter! Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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29-02-2020 - I verdens største muslimske befolkning: religøs harmoni skal fremmes
Religionsmøde

, Indonesia's religious leaders urge promotion of religious harmony
Not only civil and religious leaders but also all citizens have the responsibility in promoting values such as tolerance, respect, religious harmony, which strengthen Indonesians in their daily lives. Leaders of several religions of Indonesia made the call on February 27 in the capital Jakarta, during a seminar on "Harmonious and constructive religion that strengthens national life". - Indonesia is home to the world's largest Muslim population Læs mere - [Vatican Information Service]

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28-02-2020 - Protestantisk kirke i Europas mest ateistiske land
Kirkens liv

, An interview with Daniel Zenatì
The Czech Republic, with its about 11 million inhabitants, is generally regarded as one of the most atheistic countries in Europe. Based on official figures on religious affiliation, more than two thirds of the Czech population do not belong to a religious community. With its approximately 75,000 members, the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren (ECCB) is the second largest church in the country, after the Roman Catholic Church. Since 2004 the church a member of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF). Læs mere - [Lutheran World Federation]

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27-02-2020 - Sanders i sort kirke: bekæmp fattigdom
Politik - sociale forhold

Bernie Sanders makes his pitch at prominent NC black church ahead of S
In a visit to one of North Carolina's most prominent African American churches, Sen. Bernie Sanders scored big points talking about poverty in the United States.The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination spoke Wednesday (Feb. 26) with the Rev. William J. Barber II at his Greenleaf Christian Church. The talk comes ahead of Super Tuesday, when a significant segment of black voters will cast their votes - including in North Carolina, where African Americans make up 22% of the state's residents. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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25-02-2020 - Charter mod LGBT i Polen - bygger på kristne værdier
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, A THIRD OF POLAND DECLARED 'LGBT-FREE ZONE'
"The charter is a response to threats from far-left ideology, social movements, the LGBT ideology, gender ideology, which are spreading ever more across the world and in Poland," Kwasniak from Ordo Iuris said. "In our opinion, this gender, LGBT ideology is hurting the Christian values on which our culture and civilisation are based. It undermines the family based on marriage between man and woman and aimed at raising children." - Paradoxically, Ordo Iuris's own work on the Municipal Charter of Family Rights could hardly be described as an entirely home-grown Polish initiative. Læs mere - [Balkan Insight]

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24-02-2020 - Interreligiøs solidaritet over raceskel
Politik - racisme

Solidarity over segregation: Faith-based coalitions organize across ra
More than a half century after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged the Christian church to "remove the yoke of segregation from its own body," an estimated one-sixth of U.S. congregations have succeeded in becoming at least partly multiracial - but not without struggles. A handful of religious institutions, meanwhile, are pursuing reconciliation by pushing for reparations. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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21-02-2020 - Kirke og moske konfiskerede
Religionskonflikt

, TAJIKISTAN: Churches, mosque confiscated, no sign of promised kinderga
Sunmin Sunbogym (Full Gospel) Protestant Church's two buildings in northern Tajikistan have both been confiscated, one of them with a 2018 excuse that a kindergarten would open there - but in 2020 there is no still sign of the kindergarten. Similarly, Khujand's Nuri Islom Mosque has been turned into a cinema.
Sunmin Sunbogym (Full Gospel) Protestant Church's two buildings - in Konibodom and Khujand in northern Tajikistan - have both been sealed by the authorities and left empty since 2017 raids that led to the torture of Church members, the jailing of their Pastor, and the forcible closure of the Konibodom branch of the Church. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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21-02-2020 - Jihadistangreb på gudstjeneste slår 24 ihjel
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Suspected Jihadist Attack on Church Service Kills 24
In a West African country that now ranks 28th on Open Doors' 50 most dangerous countries for Christians after not appearing on the list the previous year, suspected jihadists killed 24 Christians during a church service on Sunday (Feb. 16) in Burkina Faso. Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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19-02-2020 - Forfølgelse på Krim
Religionskonflikt

, 35 "anti-missionary" prosecutions in 2019
In Russian-occupied Crimea in 2019 there were 24 prosecutions brought against 23 individuals and 1 community for ill-defined "missionary activity", of which 17 ended with punishment, Forum 18 has found. Many of those punished were prosecuted for holding worship at unapproved venues or for sharing their faith on the street. Further cases continue in early 2020 Læs mere - [Forum 18]

Rusland - Wikipedia
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14-02-2020 - Kirkegang online på grund af Corona
Kirkens liv

, Hong Kong Catholics told to attend mass online as virus spreads
Catholics living in Hong Kong have been asked to attend mass online only as the Church takes action against the spread of Coronavirus on the Island city. So far, 56 people have been diagnosed with the virus in Hong Kong, with several more still in quarantine. Læs mere - [The Tablet]

Kina - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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14-02-2020 - Beskyldning om sexmisbrug rettet mod biskop
Seksualitet - misbrug

, Bishop accused of sex abuse test case for Church in Poland
The first accusation of sexual abuse against a Polish bishop will serve as a testing ground for the Church's new commitment to fighting sexual abuse, and how it manifests itself both locally and at the Vatican. [But it is not the first sexscandal i Poland. In 2019 Poland and the rest of the Catholic World was shaken by i video released by a victim https://www.ft.com/content/b38f994c-8dc2-11e9-a24d-b42f641eca37 Læs mere - [Crux - Covering all things Catholic]

Polen - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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12-02-2020 - Pavens Nej - til udpining af Amazonas - og til gifte præster
Politik - miljø og kirke

, Pope vetoes married priests in the Amazon, slams those who exploit..
A new document by Pope Francis slams countries and companies exploiting the Amazon region and calls on the Catholic Church to find new paths and methods to minister to its indigenous people.But those new paths do not include the ordination of married men to the priesthood in the region. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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12-02-2020 - Bed for fred - reformerte forkaster Trumps fredsplan
Politik - fredsappel

, WCRC CALLS FOR A JUST PLAN FOR PEACE
The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) strongly rejects the Middle East Peace Proposal that has been presented by the Trump Administration and calls for a plan that will take into account all peoples living within the Israeli/Palestinian area as well as displaced refugees. Læs mere - [World Communion of Reformed Churches]

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08-02-2020 - Pavelig appel til storfinansen: reducer ulighed
Politik - økonomi

Pope urges global finance leaders to reduce economic inequality
Finance ministers from France, Argentina, Mexico, Paraguay, and El Salvador; a Nobel economics laureate; and the director of the International Monetary Fund are among global leaders who took part in a Vatican workshop on Wednesday. The event - entitled "New Forms of Solidarity" - was held at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Læs mere - [Vatican Information Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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06-02-2020 - Kirke lukket på grund af "manglende brandsikkerhed" - hvor længe?
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Will church's alleged fire safety violations be resolved?
Bailiffs have closed the building of Jesus Embassy Church in Nizhny Novgorod due to alleged "fire safety" violations, but the changing number of violations claimed, and the apparent hostility of the FSB security service, raise doubts that the church building will be reopened soon. "Of course the FSB isn't interested in fire safety," Alexander Verkhovsky of SOVA Center commented. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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05-02-2020 - Snart under 50% katolikker, mens procentdelen af protestanter vokser (
Statistik

, As evangelicals gain, Catholics on verge of losing majority in Brazil
A survey released in January showed that the percentage of Catholics in Brazil continues to decline, while the proportion of evangelicals has increased at a higher annual rate in the past few years.According to the private institute Datafolha, the proportion of Catholics in Brazil currently corresponds to 51%, while the percentage of evangelicals grew to 31%. In 2013, another Datafolha survey had shown that Catholics represented 57% of the Brazilian population, and Evangelicals amounted to 28%. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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05-02-2020 - Romneys tro var hans grund til at stemme for at Trump skulle fjernes
Politik - magtkritik

Romney Cites Faith as Inspiring his Vote to Remove Trump
Utah senator and Republican Mitt Romney has declared his intention to vote to convict President Donald Trump of abuse of power, explaining he is compelled to do so in part by his faith as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Romney grew visibly emotional on the Senate floor Wednesday (Feb. 5), while discussing the role of his faith in the decision. "I am profoundly religious. My faith is at the heart of who I am," he said, taking a long pause to collect himself. "I take an oath before God as enormously consequential." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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04-02-2020 - Præst i katolske Rhode Island banlyser abortlovgivere
Etik - abort

, Catholic Priest Pledges To Deny Communion, Church Roles To Pro-Choice
A Rhode Island Catholic priest intends to deny Holy Communion and other church privileges to state lawmakers who supported an abortion rights bill signed into law last year.
Rev. Richard Bucci, a priest at West Warwick's Sacred Heart Church, created a flier listing the names of 66 lawmakers who would be refused communion at his parish Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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03-02-2020 - Spænding mellem Spaniens sekulare, socialistiske styre og kirken
Politik og kirke

, Tensions brew between church and Spain's 'progressive coalition'
In a conciliatory message, Cardinal Ricardo Bl zquez Pérez of Valladolid, the Spanish bishops' conference president, told S nchez that church leaders believed "authentic religious life" contributed to "the general good of Spanish society," and would offer "loyal and generous collaboration" in helping his new government "work in service of the common good.
"However, Cardinal Carlos Osoro Sierra of Madrid urged citizens to avoid being "dragged toward polarization," while Archbishop Jésus Sanz Montes of Oviedo said on Twitter he was asking the Virgin Mary to "save Spain" from coming "clouds and storms." Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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02-02-2020 - En ny, snigende kulturrevolution
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

How China's Xi Jinping destroyed religion and made himself God
Catholic churches torn down or denuded of their crosses and statues. Images of the Madonna and Child replaced with pictures of "People's Leader" Xi Jinping. Signs posted outside evangelical churches forbidding anyone under the age of 18 from entering. The Ten Commandments painted over with quotes from Xi...Not even the Taoists, China's ancient folk religion, have escaped this new Cultural Revolution. Læs mere - [Christian Persecution]

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01-02-2020 - Den evangelikale base for Trump urokket
Politik - tro

Evangelicals see Trump as a way to get what they want after decades of
Trump has handed his ultra-loyal evangelical base policy victories and in return they turn a blind eye to his scandals Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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31-01-2020 - Unge katolikkers skift: fra Trump to Sanders - og andre
Politik - tro

Faith influences Iowa's Catholic college voters
"Every day social workers help people get on their feet, but it's like putting a bandage on a gushing wound," Timmons told NCR. "We're not doing anything to fix the system that's causing all these problems."
Those insights led Timmons, now a college junior, not only to change his political affiliation but to volunteer for the campaign of the presidential candidate he believes talks most about systemic change: Bernie Sanders Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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31-01-2020 - Protestantiske kirker i Mellemøsten er essentielle
Politik - tro

, PROTESTANT CHURCHES ESSENTIAL TO MIDDLE EAST
"There has been so much pain and loss, especially in Syria, over the past few years. The challenge of the church is to be present in the midst of that pain."
"The churches there are going outside their walls and helping people in need," said Najla Kassab, one of the first women to be ordained in the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon.
The number of Christians is fewer and fewer in Syria, she said, Læs mere - [World Communion of Reformed Churches]

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31-01-2020 - Paven velsigner CEC og COMECE
Økumene

, Pope Francis offers blessings to CEC and COMECE on their anniversaries
At the end of 60th anniversary of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the beginning of 40th anniversary of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), Pope Francis offered his blessings to both organisations. The Pope conveyed his appreciation for the work of the Brussels-based Christian organisations.. Læs mere - [Council of European Churches]

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31-01-2020 - CEC: Brexit uanset - Den økumeniske forpligtelse den samme
Økumene

, European churches to pray, strengthen solidarity as United Kingdom lea
The United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union on 31 January. This date marks the end of a long period of debate and hesitation, opening up negotiations on the future relations between the United Kingdom and the EU. This does not change the mutual ecumenical commitment of European churches that grew in the last century under different political contexts. On the contrary, there is a call for us to intensify the commitment of churches towards reconciliation, cooperation and solidarity in Europe. Læs mere - [CEC]

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30-01-2020 - Angreb eskalerer fra muslimske fulanier
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Violence in Plateau State, Nigeria Escalates
- At least 32 people were killed and a pastor's house and church building were burned down in two nights of attacks this week by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Plateau state, Nigeria Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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29-01-2020 - Evagelikale bifalder Trumps og Netanyahus fredsplan
Politik - religion

, Evangelicals embrace Trump's peace plan, saying it recognizes the Bibl
To many evangelicals and ardent Christian Zionists, God promised the land of Israel to the Jews and to the Jews alone. The belief comes, at least in part, from the Book of Genesis which recounts of the covenant God made with Abraham: "The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you" (Genesis 17:8).
Yet on Tuesday (Jan. 28), when President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, which calls for some land swaps with Palestinians and a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem, his evangelical advisers congratulated him for it. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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29-01-2020 - Efter selvmord: Diskussion om kirkelig rådgivning af LGBT-unge
Etik - seksualitet

, https://religionnews.com/2020/01/29/a-young-womans-suicide- puts-focus-
Chen's death has focused attention on how religious institutions handle the question of sexuality in their counseling, especially when the counselor's faith teaches that homosexuality is wrong or sinful. Last year, Colorado banned gay conversion therapy for minors. That ban, however, exempts religious counselors.That's something Chen's mother and sister want to see changed. They believe the religious counseling Chen received contributed to her death. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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24-01-2020 - Hindus, kristne, muslimer m.fl. i fælles protest
Religionsmøde - fælles handlen

, Protesting women in India are uniting Muslims, Hindus and religious mi
The Shaheen Bagh protest remarkably has attracted Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs and other religious minorities. These women represent nearly 600 million Indian women who believe in the democratic foundations of free speech, liberty, equality and religious freedom - ideals that seem to have come under threat by the citizenship law. Læs mere - [The Hill]

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24-01-2020 - Fælles luthersk-katolsk markering af Luthers ekskommunikation
Økumene

Lutherans and Catholics to jointly mark 500th anniversary of Luther's
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) held their annual joint staff meeting on 14 January in Geneva. LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge and PCPCU President Kurt Cardinal Koch co-chaired the meeting at the LWF Communion Office. At the meeting, the LWF and the PCPCU agreed to jointly mark the 500th anniversary of the excommunication of Luther, which happened in 1521. Læs mere - [Lutheran World Federation]

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23-01-2020 - Præsidentkandidat (episkolpal) lover milliard til kamp mod antisemitis
Politik - religion

, Will spend $1 billion to fight anti-Semitism
Buttigieg, an Episcopalian who has spoken at length about his faith and has worked to articulate an alternative vision of morality to that of the Christian right, has not hesitated to reach out to religious people and religious coalitions. In December, he sought out African American church worshippers when he appeared at the Rev. William J. Barber's Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Buttigieg took direct aim at President Donald Trump in his comments to JTA, saying he has "refused to condemn white nationalists, brought individuals holding anti-Semitic views into his administration, and unapologetically employed anti-Semitic tropes himself." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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23-01-2020 - Beretning om forfølgelse som endte med flugt
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Chinese Christian details how gov't harassed family
Chinese Christian details how gov't harassed family... Stephen's church (which will not be named for security reasons) is one of nearly 6,000 underground churches shut down by officials in China as authorities have cracked down on the house church movement in recent years, according to Open Doors USA. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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22-01-2020 - Paven hilser det kinesisk nytår
Politik - tro

Pope's greetings for Lunar New Year
At the end of his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis greeted all those who mark the new year according to the traditional Chinese calendar. He urged for prayers for peace, dialogue and solidarity among nations. Læs mere - [Vatican Information Service]

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18-01-2020 - Boere lovpriser Rusland som tilflugtssted
Kultur

, White Afrikaners Moving to Russia, Fleeing South African Genocide
"This country has something of everything," his father Leon Francois Du Toit said, referring to the weather and the quality of the soil. As the leader of a large, Christian community of Afrikaners, he says that Russia attracts Boers with its strong spiritual traditions and highfamily standards. Like many others families fleeing the ongoing genocide in South Africa, the Du Toit family is grateful that Russia is opening its doors to them. Læs mere - [Russian Faith]

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12-01-2020 - Ex-pave fastslår i bog cølibatets nødvendighed
Teologi

In surprise, Benedict openly defends clerical celibacy as Francis cons
Retired Pope Benedict XVI has coauthored a new book defending the Catholic Church's practice of a celibate priesthood, in a shocking move that comes as Pope Francis is considering the possibility of allowing older, married men to be ordained as priests in the Amazon region. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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02-01-2020 - Undergrundskirkeleder dømt til 9 års fængsel
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Shows China Feels Threatened by Spread of Christianity, Experts Say
On Monday, Wang was sentenced to nine years in prison for "inciting subversion of state power" and "illegal business activities" following closed-door proceedings..The pastor, who is the founder of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu will also be "stripped of political rights" for three years and have approximately $7,200 of his assets seized, according to a government statement...Wang is a well-known Christian leader Læs mere - [Time]

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