Religion

Disciples of John the Baptist also flee ISIS
By November 23, 2014 Read More →

Disciples of John the Baptist also flee ISIS

KIRKUK, Iraq – “Going back home? That would be suicide. The Islamists would cut our throats straight away,” says Khalil Hafif Ismam. The fear of this Mandaean refugee sums up that of one of the oldest yet most decimated communities in Mesopotamia.

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Washington National Cathedral to Hold Friday Muslim Prayers
By November 15, 2014 Read More →

Washington National Cathedral to Hold Friday Muslim Prayers

WASHINGTON – Prayer carpets have been laid out under the soaring arches of the Washington National Cathedral for an unprecedented Muslim worship service in one of America’s best-known churches.

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Cape Town pro-gay mosque opens in South Africa
By September 20, 2014 Read More →

Cape Town pro-gay mosque opens in South Africa

A Muslim academic has opened a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and fierce criticism from parts of the local Muslim community. Women will also be allowed to lead prayers at Taj Hargey’s “Open Mosque” in Cape Town. “We are opening the mosque for open-minded people, not closed-minded people,” Mr Hargey told […]

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Conflicts Engulf Christians in Mideast
By September 5, 2014 Read More →

Conflicts Engulf Christians in Mideast

WASHINGTON— According to a study by the Pew Research Center the number of Middle Eastern countries experiencing sectarian violence between religious groups has doubled from five to 10 since 2011.

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Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Hang for Refusing to Renounce Christianity
By May 16, 2014 Read More →

Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Hang for Refusing to Renounce Christianity

A court in Sudan has sentenced a pregnant woman to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, who is already the mother to a 20-month-old son, was convicted of apostasy on Monday and given three days to abandon her faith. By May Abdelnasir Her lawyer, Mohamed Abdel Nabi, said the judge […]

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Church unites for those living with AIDS
By May 4, 2014 Read More →

Church unites for those living with AIDS

Church unites for those living with AIDS Message: AIDS is a civil rights issue By D. Kevin McNeir New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL gained a reputation decades ago for being on the forefront of providing ministry to those living with HIV/AIDS. Even in the earlier years of the virus, when very […]

Pope Francis names new cardinals from Haiti, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast
By January 13, 2014 Read More →

Pope Francis names new cardinals from Haiti, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast

Pope Francis is to appoint 19 new cardinals next month, including churchmen from Haiti and Burkina Faso, reflecting his commitment to the poor. Cardinals, who wear red hats and robes, are the most senior clergymen in the Roman Catholic Church below the Pope. Sixteen of the new appointees are under 80, making them eligible to […]

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National Day of Prayer and Reflection across South Africa
By December 8, 2013 Read More →

National Day of Prayer and Reflection across South Africa

President Jacob Zuma will attend a service at the Bryanston Methodist Church to mark the National Day of Prayer and Reflection called to remember former President Nelson Mandela on Sunday 8 December 2013. The day is intended to be open to people of all faiths and none, though South Africa remains a predominantly religious as […]

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Not Church as Usual
By September 22, 2013 Read More →

Not Church as Usual

Not Church as Usual. Those words accurately describe Rivers at Rehoboth, led by Pastor Vanessa M. Brown. New York based, Rivers at Rehoboth is a radically inclusive, multicultural, open & affirming, Non-Denominational Spiritual Family. By Yartish The congregation consists of predominantly same-gender loving individuals who are people-friendly with a bapti-metho-costal style of worship. The Church’s Mission […]

Posted in: Religion, Sep 2013
CHURCH HURT  AND THE LGBT COMMUNITY
By September 22, 2013 Read More →

CHURCH HURT AND THE LGBT COMMUNITY

Will we ever heal and be whole? As I think about the many conversations that I have with my gay brothers, especially, I think of the duality for many when we talk about church. Either we are boys who have a history with the church that doesn’t seem to fit in with our grown man […]

Posted in: Religion, Sep 2013