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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.


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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

New York Post

Body found in Israel forest believed to be missing NJ man

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish volunteers take part in searches for missing New Jersey native Aaron Sofer, 23, in the Jerusalem forest on Aug. 28. Israeli rescuers found a body in the Jerusalem forest believed to be that of a missing New Jersey yeshiva student , authorities said Thursday.


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

CBS News

a Body found in search for U.S. student missing in Israel

The search for an American religious student who disappeared in a forest outside Jerusalem last week turned up a body on Thursday.


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

Jerusalem Post

American ultra-orthodox charge sexual abuse at Israeli seminaries

Rabbi Elimelech Meisels, and figures associated and figures from a number of other institutions are named in the class action suit in a Chicago court.


Related Topix: Israel, Religion, World News, Middle East, Family, Teenagers

Wed Aug 27, 2014

New Jersey Jewish News

From Catholic high to Jerusalem yeshiva NEW

The 18-year-old from Montclair, brought up in a black Baptist-Catholic family, and schooled at a Catholic high school, left for Israel this week for 10 months of study at a yeshiva in Jerusalem.


Related Topix: Montclair, NJ, Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion, Judaism, Livingston, NJ, Orange, NJ

BBC News

The last Armenians of Myanmar

One of the oldest churches in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is struggling to keep going - its congregation only occasionally reaches double figures.


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