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July edition of The Interfaith Observer

July 15, 2013, The Interfaith Observer Welcoming LGBTQ Communities to the Interfaith Table The Barriers The Challenge Facing Inclusivity The Global Divide on Homosexuality Pew Research Public Attitudes Project, June 4, 2013 Continuing Barriers in American Congregations Study Says Gays…

Former President Carter says world’s religious leaders share blame for mistreatment of women

Washington Post, Jun.28, Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says religious leaders, including those in Christianity and Islam, share the blame for mistreatment of women across the world. The human rights activist said Friday religious authorities perpetuate misguided doctrines of male…

Christians in India Hopeful After Elections

Zenit, May 27 There may be a different future: made of respect for human rights, dialogue, justice and harmony for Christians in Karnataka, one of the major Indian States. After the local elections on May 5, the Hindu extremist party…

Buddhist-Christian encounter to explore new mode of dialogue

WCC News, May 22 An upcoming World Council of Churches (WCC) consultation in Bangkok will attempt a distinctive mode of inter-religious dialogue. In collaboration with the Christian Conference of Asia and organized by the WCC unit on Inter-religious Dialogue and…

In Brotherhood’s Egypt, blasphemy charges against Christians surge ahead

Kristen Chick, The Christian Science Monitor, May 22 A blasphemy trial against a Christian teacher in this Egyptian city renowned for its Pharaonic monuments is among a wave of cases that have Egyptian Christians worried they can be jailed for insulting…

Arab Christians build hope in seemingly hopeless situations

Ekklesia, May 24 Christians “do not live in the mentality of the ghetto, nor in the mentality of a minority complex, nor do we live as dhimmi (dependent) people,” said Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan. “We have always been, as…

May issue of The Interfaith Observer

The Interfaith Observer, May 15 Editorial From Darwin to Zygon – Signs of Reconciliation Interfaith News Obama Addresses Interfaith Service in Boston – Kidnapped Syrian Bishops Still Missing – Religious Leaders in Syria Commit to Peace – Threats to Religious…

Christian Conversion Of Woman In Saudi Arabia Results In Lashing And Prison Sentence For Lebanese And Saudi Men

Angus McDowall, Worldwide Religious News, May 14 A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced two men to lashes and prison terms for converting a woman to Christianity and helping her flee the conservative Islamic kingdom, the Saudi Gazette reported on…