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2 hrs ago | World Magazine

Greek lawmakers consider easing restrictions on evangelicals

Persecution isn't limited to totalitarian regimes or Islamic states. Some Western democracies also make it difficult for Christians, especially evangelicals, to practice their faith openly.


Related Topix: Religion, Greece, World News

4 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Jewish man reported shot by Ukrainian rebels

Eastern Ukrainian leaders say any danger to local community comes from presence in a conflict zone and not from any specific animus against Jews by either side.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Religion

7 hrs ago | Groong

World 'Cannot Keep Silent About the Existence of the So-called ISIS,' Patriarchs Declare

Assyrian International News Agency AINA Sept 1 2014 World 'Cannot Keep Silent About the Existence of the So-called ISIS,' Patriarchs Declare Posted 2014-09-01 22:37 GMT Meeting at the Maronite Catholic patriarchate at Bkerke, north of Beirut, Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs convened for a special summit to address the ... (more)


Related Topix: Religion, Terrorism

11 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Pope Tawadros II speaks on role of Coptic Church in Egyptian society during his visit to WCC offices

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 2, 2014/African Press Organization / - Pope Tawadros II, patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt visited the World Council of Churches headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday 1 September.


Related Topix: Religion

Mon Sep 01, 2014


The Last Armenian Church in Myanmar

First Things Sept 1 2014 The Last Armenian Church in Myanmar by Mark Movsesian >From the BBC's News Magazine, here's a lovely essay, "The Last Armenians of Myanmar," about a small Armenian parish church, St. John the Baptist, in the capital city of Yangon.


Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Religion

The Daily Star

Christians of Tripoli not intimidated by ISIS graffiti

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Just as Father Samir Hajjar concluded his Sunday sermon at the Syriac Orthodox Church in Tripoli, he received a call asking him to step outside.


Related Topix: Religion

Sun Aug 31, 2014


Orthodox church marks 100 years in Cedar Rapids

The St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church is celebrating 100 years as a part of the Cedar Rapids community.


Related Topix: Religion, Cedar Rapids, IA, Family, Kids, Thompson, IA

Lake Forester

Things to do around Lake Forest on Labor Day weekend

Take advantage of the long weekend with our picks of the top 10 things to do around Lake Forest on Labor Day weekend.


Related Topix: Lake Forest, IL, Religion, Libertyville, IL, Home Gardening, Home, Chicago, IL

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Star Tribune

The world as it is: The influence of religion

Seldom has it been more important for Americans to form a realistic assessment of the world scene.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Religion, Opinion

The Jersey Journal

Opa! Greek Festival in Jersey City returns to celebrate parish's 79 years

Members of Jersey City's Evangelismos Orthodox Church will mark the beginning of its annual celebration of Greek culture by raising a sky-blue and white flag and shouting "Opa!" The 79th annual Jersey City Greek Festival will return Sept.


Related Topix: Jersey City, NJ, Religion, Perth Amboy, NJ

Foster's Daily Democrat

Greek Fest draws hundreds for culture and the food

On Friday night, hundreds of people waited to enter the packed Hellenic Center on Long Hill Drive to celebrate Greek culture at the city's annual Greek Fest.


Related Topix: Religion, Life, Food, Greek Cuisine, Dover, NH

Fri Aug 29, 2014


Israel identifies body as missing American student

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish volunteers look for Aharon Sofer, 23, a missing ultra-Orthodox Jewish student in a Jerusalem forest, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion, Lakewood, NJ

DFW Catholic

Greek Catholics face hostility amid unrest in Ukraine

Rome, Italy, Aug 29, 2014 / 05:02 pm .- A bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church called for peace amid escalating conflict with pro-Russian separatists, stating that the Church there is facing increased persecution as fighting goes on.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Religion, Roman Catholic Church

DFW Catholic

Choice of new Madrid archbishop marks new course for Spain's bishops

Madrid, Spain, Aug 29, 2014 / 04:27 pm .- The appointment of Carlos Osoro Sierra as the new Archbishop of Madrid is another step forward in the renewal of the ranks of the Spanish bishops that at the same time raises expectations for Curia reform.


Related Topix: Europe, Spain, World News, Religion, Roman Catholic Church

Cybercast News Service

Christian Patriarchs: International Community Must 'Eradicate ISIL'CNS

"The international community must act and eradicate ISIL" , Eastern Orthodox and Catholic patriarchs said in a strongly-worded statement from Lebanon Wednesday.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Lebanon, Pop/Rock, The Christians

Daily Kos

Guatemala villagers try to force out ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect

In the 1980s a fiery young anti-Zionist rabbi from Jerusalem founded Lev Tahor, which means "pure heart" in Hebrew.


Related Topix: Religion, Travel, Israel, Israel Travel, World News, Middle East, Middle East Travel, Judaism

Catholic World News

Protestant church forced out of East Jerusalem building

Following repeated incidents of vandalism, harassment, and break-ins, an evangelical church in a Muslim neighborhood of East Jerusalem has been forced from its building, according to Morning Star News, which reports on the persecution of Christians.


Related Topix: Religion

The Jersey Journal

Fall Preview: Plan your itinerary now for all the festivals in Hudson County

Autumn is less than a month away and with it marks a time of pumpkin spiced lattes, multi-colored leaves and the chance to spend time at numerous Hudson County events.


Related Topix: Hudson County, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, Religion, Perth Amboy, NJ

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Economist

Alaska's bush country: Hunting for dividends

ALASKANS like to talk about how distant the rest of America feels. In downtown Anchorage, with its familiar fast-food restaurants and hotel chains, this line can sound a little affected.


Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Government, Napaskiak, AK, Religion, Prudhoe Bay, AK

Lincolnshire Review

Things to do around Lincolnshire on Labor Day weekend

Take advantage of the long weekend with our picks of the top five things to do around Lincolnshire on Labor Day weekend.


Related Topix: Lincolnshire, IL, Religion, Lake Forest, IL, Palatine, IL, Astronomy, Science, South Barrington, IL