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Religion (illustrative)

Same-sex attraction in the bible

The Bible approves and has positive stories of same-sex attraction involving love and deep friendship. For example David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi, Jesus...
An Ecstasy of Folly, Prophecy and Authority in Early Christianity

An Ecstasy of Folly, Prophecy and Authority in Early Christianity

Who is a true prophet ? Who has real access to divine realms of knowledge ? Early Christian communities accused each other’s prophets of...
Soldiers pressured to adopt fundamentalist Christian beliefs

Soldiers pressured to adopt fundamentalist Christian beliefs

Soldiers pressured to adopt fundamentalist Christian beliefs ’Widespread violations of religious freedom in US military’ Source : AP Tokapa, Kansas, Dec 19 : A foudation that...
The Trial of the Templars

The Trial of the Templars

2nd Edition Malcolm Barber University of Reading Paperback The Templars fought against Islam in the crusader east for nearly two centuries. During that time the...
The French Wars of Religion, 1562–1629

The French Wars of Religion, 1562–1629

2nd Edition Series : New Approaches to European History (No. 36) Mack P. Holt George Mason University, Virginia Hardback This book is a new edition...
Roman Religion

Roman Religion

Examining sites that are familiar to many modern tourists, Valerie Warrior avoids imposing a modern perspective on the topic by using the testimony of...
What the Bible says about homosexuality

What the Bible says about homosexuality

Under what circumstances this condemnation became part of the jewish, christian and moslem communities is a question that has been widely argued. By Philippe...
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God’s Trade, Economics of judaism, christianism and islam

Philippe Simonnot, graduate of the Institute of Political Studies of Paris, Doctor of Economics, Director of The Observatory of Religions, senior fellow of the...
The Forging of Races

The Forging of Races

Race and Scripture in the Protestant Atlantic World, 1600–2000 Colin Kidd University of Glasgow Colin Kidd University of Glasgow This book revolutionises our...
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In Europe, God Is (Not) Dead

Stockholm - Late last year, a Swedish hotel guest named Stefan Jansson grew upset when he found a Bible in his room. He fired...
Obama – Clinton – McCain : Pope to interfer in US politics…

Obama – Clinton – McCain : Pope to interfer in US politics…

Pope Benedict XVI will highlight his anti-abortion message when he arrives in the US in a fortnight on a visit that breaks with the...
‘Fitna’ faces international criticism

‘Fitna’ faces international criticism

The World Islamic Call Society (WICA) and the Libyan Islamic People's Command Monday condemned the attack against Islam by a Right Dutch MP through...
Release of Fitna the Movie met with calm

Release of Fitna the Movie met with calm

The much controversed Geert Wilders film « fitna » has been released online. The Dutch Prime minister rejected Geert Wilders’ views in a statement...
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Catholicism more powerful in Scotland

The Catholic Church has become closely associated with an open and positive attitude toward Scottish independance Part of the growing interest in the country’s national...
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A long list of Christian Zionists running the United States

All Jews are not Zionists, and all Zionists are not Jews. Starting with Bush, Cheney, and Ashcroft - plus many in Congress such as...
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“Judaism’s Sexual Revolution : Why Judaism (and then Christianity) Rejected Homosexuality”

When Judaism demanded that all sexual activity be channeled into marriage, it changed the world. The Torah’s prohibition of non-marital sex quite simply made...
Church of Scientology buys castle in Jo’burg

Church of Scientology buys castle in Jo’burg

The Church of Scientology has acquired the famous Johannesburg landmark, the Kyalami Castle, to be the home of its new advanced spiritual retreat. This marks...
Better living conditions for Nigerians

Better living conditions for Nigerians

President Umaru Yar'Adua Sunday pledged to achieve significant improvement in the living conditions of Nigerians in the shortest possible time, according to his Eid-El-Maulud...
Kadhafi’s anti-bible speech causes massive uproar

Kadhafi’s anti-bible speech causes massive uproar

Libyan leader Muammar Kadhafi has attracted outrage from Christians in Uganda, over his remarks that any Bible and Tora (Old Testament) that do not...
Politicians branded ‘gay’ by pastor

Politicians branded ‘gay’ by pastor

The Zanu-PF election campaign sank to unprecedented levels of moral depravity yesterday when a party aligned pastor suggested that MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, was...
Pressure on christian churches in Algeria

Pressure on christian churches in Algeria

The Algerian christian church has been under immense pressure from islamists for several years now. by Kaci Racelma our correspondent from Algiers....
Deadline for Austrain hostages extended

Deadline for Austrain hostages extended

A deadline set for Sunday midnight by al-Quaeda militants who abducted two Austrian tourists has been extended, to give more time for their demands...
Crackdown on Egypt’s Brotherhood personnel

Crackdown on Egypt’s Brotherhood personnel

The Internet has proven to be one of the Muslim Brotherhood's main means of attracting attention, but a government campaign to arrest its editors...
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Dutch row over Geert Wilders’ anti-islam film

The Netherlands are again in the controversial limelight with islam. The populist member of parliament (MP) Geert Wilders is getting ready to show FITNA,...
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Islamic Organisation sets up watchdog against blasphemy

The secretary general of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Ekmeledinn Isahnoglu, Tuesday announced the setting up of a rights watchdog to "curb...
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Islamic Solidarity Fund now operational

A microfinance programme of about 500 million dollars for the Least Developed Countries of the Islamic Ummah has been adopted by the governing body...
Divorce rates up, marriage down in Egypt, Islamic world

Divorce rates up, marriage down in Egypt, Islamic world

Marriage and divorce have surfaced across Egypt and the Islamic world as a major social problem, as a result of rising divorce rates. Local...
Increase of sect-related violence in DRC

Increase of sect-related violence in DRC

The violence that has claimed several lives in southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, after clashes between a religious sect and the national police, could...
Catholic – Muslim Conference announced

Catholic – Muslim Conference announced

Pope Benedict is to hold an unprecedented meeting with Islamic leaders and scholars in Rome in November following an agreement reached on Wednesday to...
Egypt: First woman “maazun” causes stir in islamic world

Egypt: First woman “maazun” causes stir in islamic world

The appointment of Egypt's first female that is authorised to conduct Muslim weddings has sparked a debate over the role of women in Islamic...