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African Anglican church : chronically homophobic or simply biblical ?

African Anglican church : chronically homophobic or simply biblical ?

The issue of an openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, in the United States has become the archbishop of Canterbury’s African kanker. A kanker he...
Islamic court rules against hereditary presidency

Islamic court rules against hereditary presidency

Egypt's Dar Al Aftaa, the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, has issued a fatwa, or religious edict, stating that the presidency of the country...
Shock over New Yorker cartoon depicting Obama as a Muslim and Michelle Obama as a terrorist

Shock over New Yorker cartoon depicting Obama as a Muslim and Michelle Obama as a terrorist

The magazine considered the bible of the white, liberal US intelligentsia was under attack on Monday for a satirical cover depicting Barack Obama as...
Is religion behind ‘severed’ diplomatic ties between Malawi and Libya ?

Is religion behind ‘severed’ diplomatic ties between Malawi and Libya ?

Malawi President Binguwa Mutharika has clarified what he termed as a "misconception" surrounding his country's diplomatic ties with Libya. This followed Malawi's decision to close...
Fatwa Divorce generating massive uproar from women

Fatwa Divorce generating massive uproar from women

A fatwa issued by a Mufti in Tunisia, allowing women to break matrimonial ties a third time a husband mentions divorce from...
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Vatican names a new Bishop for Cameroon

The Vatican has named Monseigneur Joseph Befe Ateba bishop of the new diocese at Kribi, in the south of Cameroon, a reliable ecclesiastical source...
Egypt’s Coptic Church fights for safety

Egypt’s Coptic Church fights for safety

Egypt's Coptic Christian community has called on the government to do more to protect the troubled minority. The plea comes after recent clashes between Copts...
Jewish community in Zimbabwe faces repatriation

Jewish community in Zimbabwe faces repatriation

Local embassies in Harare are drawing up emergency missions to airlift their people from volatile Zimbabwe as political violence intensifies. On Thursday it was reported...
killing of Coptic Christians by Muslims on the rise

killing of Coptic Christians by Muslims on the rise

Coptic Christianity practised in Egypt, a country that is home to one of the earliest Christian churches centuries, before the arrival of Islam and...
Former Archbishop questions Catholic Church morals

Former Archbishop questions Catholic Church morals

Controversial Archbishop Emm anuel Milingo of Zambia who was excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church after he got married, Sunday conducted his first mass...
Michelle and Barack Obama resign from their church

Michelle and Barack Obama resign from their church

Barack Obama has severed ties with the controversial Chicago church he attended for nearly two decades, as he seeks to protect himself against Republican...
Relocated Egyptian Jews not wanted back in Egypt

Relocated Egyptian Jews not wanted back in Egypt

Hotels canceled a planned trip by a Jewish group of Egyptian origin to the North African nation of their heritage in the face of...
President Bush’s “War on terror” term dumb ?

President Bush’s “War on terror” term dumb ?

The west needs a more comprehensive strategy to counter al-Qaeda propaganda and the US should stop using the term “war on terror”, according to...
McCain’s pastor’s Catholic insult and Hitler remarks

McCain’s pastor’s Catholic insult and Hitler remarks

John McCain on Thursday rejected the endorsement of an influential evangelical Christian leader who has faced criticism for controversial remarks about the Catholic and...
Obama out to charm Florida and Clinton supporters

Obama out to charm Florida and Clinton supporters

Barack Obama on Friday will wrap up a three-day sweep in Florida, a crucial swing state in the US presidential contest, where he has...
President plans to kill off every single homosexual

President plans to kill off every single homosexual

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh says he will “cut off the head” of any homosexual caught in his country. Addressing supporters at the end of his...
Zimbabwe Police harass Anglican church

Zimbabwe Police harass Anglican church

There was chaos on Sunday at Harare's troubled Anglican Church as armed police stopped all services throughout the city. from our correspondent...
The impact of religion on international trade

The impact of religion on international trade

Economists have increasingly emphasized the role of institutions in shaping economic activity. Among the many studies on institutions, however, there has been relatively little...
John McCain and his incredible green plan

John McCain and his incredible green plan

John McCain on Monday vowed to put the US at the heart of international efforts to tackle global warming, proposing aggressive targets to reduce...
South Africa : Zuma attacked

South Africa : Zuma attacked

A church in South Africa has attacked ANC president Jacob Zuma saying he has beeas been "extremely unwise" to claim divine blessings for the leading...
Archbishop Ncube’s lover dies

Archbishop Ncube’s lover dies

ROSEMARY Sibanda, the woman at the centre of the infidelity storm that engulfed the then Archbishop Pius Ncube, and eventually forced him to quit,...
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Libya helps free Nur Missuari in the Philippines

Nur Missuari, President of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), was liberated Friday evening, in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, by the Kadhafi...
Church bans half naked women from getting married

Church bans half naked women from getting married

The Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, has threatened to stop conducting weddings for couples where the bride and bridesmaids...
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Paul’s letters to the Corinthians and Timothy on homosexuality

Some people use St. Paul’s views in his letters to the Corinthians and to Timothy to say that homosexuality and homosexuals are bad. What do...
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Male-Male penetration

The Bible does not criticize or condemn any form of sex between men (including oral sex, deep kissing, fondling and mutual masturbation) except for...
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The book of Romans and Sexuality

Some people use Romans Chapter 1 to say that homosexuality is sinful and homosexuals are bad. SEX BETWEEN FEMALES Chapter 1 of Romans contains the only...
First Catholic church opens in Qatar

First Catholic church opens in Qatar

More than six thousand faithful worshippers came together for the inaugural celebration of the first Catholic church in the Arab Emirate of Qatar. ...
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Economic Analysis of the Legal Regulation of Religion in the US and Germany

In this paper, I analyze the legal regulation of religion in the US and Germany from rational choice perspective and the perspective of new...
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Moses’ Law on sexuality

Some people use 2 verses in the Biblical book of Leviticus (chapter 18, verse 22 and chapter 20, verse 13) to say that homosexuality...
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Sodom : Discovering the truth about the Sodomites

The story of Sodom is often used as a condemnation of all homosexual sex. But a careful examination shows that it is mainly condemning...