Tag: Christianity

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…

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…

Television must embrace all religions, Archbishop of Canterbury says

Hannah Furness, The Telegraph, May 07. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, has said television must celebrate all faiths openly, without hiding behind “closed doors”. If it fails, he warned, broadcasters and viewers could be setting off…

Silencing Religion: Repression Continues in Many Countries

John Flynn, Zenit, Feb.1 The recent trial and conviction of Saeed Abedini in Iran drew attention once more to the lack of religious freedom in a number of Muslim-majority countries. Abedini, born in Iran but now a U.S. citizen, was…

Jesus ‘Used to Be Jewish’? That’s Not What the Gospels Say

Bernard Starr, Huffington Post, Jan.17 When I interviewed Christians and Jews for my book “Jesus Uncensored: Restoring the Authentic Jew,” I heard over and over “everyone knows Jesus was Jewish.” But when I dug a little deeper I discovered that…

A Guide to Finding (Interfaith) Spiritual Peace

Susan Bloch, Huffington Post, Jan.10 It was midnight on Christmas Eve in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, when I, a Jewish woman, stood in front of the Church of the Nativity and brought myself to some spiritual peace that I could not…

Bridging the Gap Between Hinduism and Christianity

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, Huffington Post, Jan.03 Growing up in a Hindu family in Los Angeles while attending a Christian high school for four years, I was never able to make any connection between the two traditions. In fact, they seemed…

This Christmas, Egypt’s Coptic Christians are asking for respect

Patrick Martin, The Globe and Mail, Jan.03 Jackline Nessim and Wael Sedrak, like many of Egypt’s Christians, long for a present that is unlikely to arrive before Coptic Christmas on Jan. 7. In fact, it may be a very long…