Posts Tagged ‘Christians’

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For New Christians, Christmas has New Meaning

December 26, 2008

It’s not that Christmases past weren’t meaningful for Tracey Keim. But today, the 41-year-old Metuchen resident expects to have her most spiritually important Christmas yet, one revolving more around a manger than a tree.

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Kill Christians and Destroy Their Institutions

December 16, 2008

The eastern Indian state of Orissa, largely unknown to Catholics in the West before August, is a rural area with significant mineral resources. 

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Evangelical Sects put Iraqi Christians in Danger, Iraqi Bishop Says

December 5, 2008

iraq-church.jpgThe proliferation of foreign evangelical Christian sects in Iraq is putting Iraqi Christians in greater danger, said a Chaldean bishop. The fall of Saddam Hussein opened the doors to a large influx of Christian groups and movements from abroad, said Chaldean Auxiliary Bishop Shlemon Warduni of Baghdad.

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Sectarian Killings in Nigeria Continue: The Muslims and Christians of Jos

December 5, 2008

nigeria-sect-viol.jpgThe Katako market was still smouldering five days after it was razed to the ground by a mob of Christian youths. The bodies of ten people trapped in the fires that destroyed it had already been taken away and buried.

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Christians in Orissa, India Fear Violent Christmas

December 5, 2008

Christians in Orissa state are anticipating Christmas with fear as Hindu extremists have called for a state-wide bandh, or forced shut-down on all sectors of society, on Dec. 25 – a move that could provide Hindu extremists the pretext for attacking anyone publicly celebrating the birth of Christ.

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U.S. Christians Urged to Celebrate Christmas Without Bibles; Give Bibles Overseas

December 5, 2008

A Christian literature ministry is calling on believers in America not only to celebrate this Christmas without a Bible in hand, but also to clear their shelves of many of the Bibles they may have.

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The “Homosexual” Bible Angers Christians

December 2, 2008

A gay version of the Bible, in which God says it is better to be gay than straight, is to be published by an American film producer. New Mexico-based Revision Studios will publish The Princess Diana Bible – so named because of Diana’s “many good works”, it says – online at princessdianabible.com in spring 2009. 

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Getting the Whole Story Out on Christians and Homosexuality

November 22, 2008

For many Americans, all they’ve heard is that Christians are “anti-gay.” The recent passage of amendments in California, Florida and Arizona defining marriage between a man and a woman and the large support those measures drew from churches haven’t changed that perception, and perhaps made it worse.

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Human Rights Group Says, Hindu Militants Offer Bribes to Hurt Christians

November 20, 2008

Hindu militants in India are offering various rewards for those willing to destroy the homes of Christians or kill Christian leaders, a human rights group reported.

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Christians Worldwide Pray for the Persecuted Church

November 10, 2008

Christians worldwide will pray for the persecuted church on Sunday with
special emphasis this year on Christians in India and Iraq. As part of the annual International Day of Prayer, the hundreds of
thousands of Christians expected to participate will pray for God to
give strength and protect believers in nations hostile to the Gospel.

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