Tag Archive for church

Libya arrests foreign ‘missionaries’

Chris Stephen, The Guardian, Feb.17 Four foreigners have been arrested in Libya on suspicion of being missionaries and distributing Christian literature, a charge that could carry the death penalty. The four – a Swedish-American, Egyptian, South African and South Korean…

Religious leaders in Geneva advocate for peace

WCC News, Jan.22 In an inter-religious service organized by the Vatican, the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit stressed the importance of “expressions for peace and the mutual respect for the dignity of the…

Faith leaders unite behind call to change financial system

Ekklesia, Jan.24 In response to the European debt crisis, thirty-seven Church of England bishops have signed a multifaith statement calling for debt audits in Europe, cancelling the unjust debts of the most indebted nations, more progressive taxation and control of…

Muslims Demolish Church Building in Egypt

Mary Abdelmassih (“Assyrian International News Agency”), WorldWide Religious News,  Jan.16 Hundreds of Muslims came out of mosques today with hammers and destroyed a social services building belonging to the Coptic Church while chanting Islamic slogans. Security forces arrived after the…

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…