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24-01-2020 - Fælles luthersk-katolsk markering af Luthers ekskommunikation
Økumene

Lutherans and Catholics to jointly mark 500th anniversary of Luther's
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) held their annual joint staff meeting on 14 January in Geneva. LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge and PCPCU President Kurt Cardinal Koch co-chaired the meeting at the LWF Communion Office. At the meeting, the LWF and the PCPCU agreed to jointly mark the 500th anniversary of the excommunication of Luther, which happened in 1521. Læs mere - [Lutheran World Federation]

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23-01-2020 - Præsidentkandidat (episkolpal) lover milliard til kamp mod antisemitis
Politik - religion

, Will spend $1 billion to fight anti-Semitism
Buttigieg, an Episcopalian who has spoken at length about his faith and has worked to articulate an alternative vision of morality to that of the Christian right, has not hesitated to reach out to religious people and religious coalitions. In December, he sought out African American church worshippers when he appeared at the Rev. William J. Barber's Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Buttigieg took direct aim at President Donald Trump in his comments to JTA, saying he has "refused to condemn white nationalists, brought individuals holding anti-Semitic views into his administration, and unapologetically employed anti-Semitic tropes himself." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom
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23-01-2020 - Beretning om forfølgelse som endte med flugt
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Chinese Christian details how gov't harassed family
Chinese Christian details how gov't harassed family... Stephen's church (which will not be named for security reasons) is one of nearly 6,000 underground churches shut down by officials in China as authorities have cracked down on the house church movement in recent years, according to Open Doors USA. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom - ateisme
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22-01-2020 - Paven hilser det kinesisk nytår
Politik - tro

Pope's greetings for Lunar New Year
At the end of his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis greeted all those who mark the new year according to the traditional Chinese calendar. He urged for prayers for peace, dialogue and solidarity among nations. Læs mere - [Vatican Information Service]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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18-01-2020 - Boere lovpriser Rusland som tilflugtssted
Kultur

, White Afrikaners Moving to Russia, Fleeing South African Genocide
"This country has something of everything," his father Leon Francois Du Toit said, referring to the weather and the quality of the soil. As the leader of a large, Christian community of Afrikaners, he says that Russia attracts Boers with its strong spiritual traditions and highfamily standards. Like many others families fleeing the ongoing genocide in South Africa, the Du Toit family is grateful that Russia is opening its doors to them. Læs mere - [Russian Faith]

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12-01-2020 - Ex-pave fastslår i bog cølibatets nødvendighed
Teologi

In surprise, Benedict openly defends clerical celibacy as Francis cons
Retired Pope Benedict XVI has coauthored a new book defending the Catholic Church's practice of a celibate priesthood, in a shocking move that comes as Pope Francis is considering the possibility of allowing older, married men to be ordained as priests in the Amazon region. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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02-01-2020 - Undergrundskirkeleder dømt til 9 års fængsel
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Shows China Feels Threatened by Spread of Christianity, Experts Say
On Monday, Wang was sentenced to nine years in prison for "inciting subversion of state power" and "illegal business activities" following closed-door proceedings..The pastor, who is the founder of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu will also be "stripped of political rights" for three years and have approximately $7,200 of his assets seized, according to a government statement...Wang is a well-known Christian leader Læs mere - [Time]

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27-12-2019 - Jul i Sri Lanka 8 måneder efter terrorangrebet
Livsvilkår

, In Sri Lanka, Christmas at St. Anthony's Shrine after Easter attack
As churches and communities around the world usher in Christmas of 2019 with Masses tonight, Pope Francis will do so in St. Peter's Basilica here in Rome. But for Christians in Sri Lanka, this Christmas assumes a special poignancy and pathos. This is because it comes 8 months after the terrible Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on 3 churches and 3 hotels that killed more than 250 people. Læs mere - [Vatican Information Service]

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26-12-2019 - Fejring af jul, vinterfestival, hannuka bør forene - det er ånden bag
Religionsmøde

, Do humanists celebrate Christmas?
During the holiday season, many ethical humanist communities gather to celebrate the values that those wintertime holidays share, according to the humanist leader.Ethical Humanism, or Ethical Culture, emphasizes human goodness and building ethical relationships with each other and with the earth. Humanist winter festivals are different for each community. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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25-12-2019 - Julefejringen aflyst i Burkina Faso som følge af terror
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Burkina Faso mourns dozens of victims after double attack
Remis Dandjinou, communications minister and government spokesman, later said 31 of the civilian victims were women. "People, women, for the most part, were getting water and got murdered in cold blood by the terrorists while they were retreating. We must show compassion with the population, that is why all flags will fly at half-mast for two days and all Christmas celebrations are cancelled." Læs mere - [Aljazeera]

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24-12-2019 - Terroristangreb på kirke
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Terrorist violence in southern Philippines before Christmas
Terrorism has reared its ugly head again in the southern Philippines ahead of Christmas. A bomb exploded near Cotabato Cathedral on the island of Mindanao during an evening Mass on Sunday, 3 days before Christmas.
Twenty-two people were injured in the explosion, including 12 soldiers who were patrolling the church, a security measure adopted during the Christmas holidays. Another bomb went off a short distance away injuring a passer-by. Læs mere - [Vatican Information Service]

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24-12-2019 - Inkarnationen - i lyset af tradition og klimakrise
Teologi

, Christmas is for all God's creatures
Commentary by Daniel P. Horan. It can be easy to romanticize or dismiss the insights of Edwards, Johnson, Gregersen, John Paul, or even Francis of Assisi, but we are challenged by the Gospel and our own Christian faith to seriously reflect on the broadly inclusive meaning of Christmas.
Indeed, God so loved the world that God chose to enter into it as part of it. In doing so, God became part of the very fabric of creation of which we too are a part. But so is every other aspect of creation. This Christmas, especially as we gather in the midst of a global climate crisis, may we recognize the cosmic significance of the Word becoming flesh, humbly recalling our place as fellow members of God's family of creation and working to respect, preserve, and protect our creaturely sisters and brothers in Christ. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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23-12-2019 - Evangelikales støtte til Trump næppe ved at smuldre
Politik - religion

Christianity Today and the problem with 'Christian Elitism'
Christianity Today editor Mark Galli's "lofty" op-ed last week calling for President Trump's removal from office touched off a firestorm of criticism and dissent from scores of evangelical leaders, and the backlash and debate have reached "critical mass" since its publication. Meanwhile, secular media immediately seized upon the CT editorial to argue that evangelical support for the president was finally crumbling under the weight of impeachment by the House of Representatives.
After all, when Christianity Today, the "flagship" magazine of evangelicals, founded by Billy Graham himself, turns against the president, then the long hoped for evangelical exodus from Trump must surely have finally commenced.
In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.. Læs mere - []

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22-12-2019 - ChristianityToDays præsident bakker redaktøren op (Om Trump)
Politik - religion

, The Flag in the Whirlwind: An Update from CT's President
Reader responses to Mark Galli's recent editorial have spanned the spectrum. We have received countless notes of encouragement from readers who were profoundly moved. They no longer feel alone. They have hope again. Many have told us of reading the editorial with tears in their eyes, sharing it with children who have wandered from the faith,.../On the other hand, we have heard from many readers who felt incensed and insulted... Læs mere - []

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16-12-2019 - Stadig flere og strengere forholdsregler mod kristendom
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Crackdown on Christianity in China Ramps Up
As more government officials in China are empowered to close churches and a "social credit" system threatens to block Christians from schools, bank loans and jobs, authorities have taken harsh measures against more churches, sources said. Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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Kristendom
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10-12-2019 - Decline (and fall?) of american protestantism
Statistik

, Postcards from the Protestant decline in America
The first change I noticed was the easy availability of parking, even though we pulled in a few minutes late. In the old days, not arriving early meant that there would often be no parking at all, especially because three "big steeple" downtown churches all shared a parking lot: the Presbyterians, the Methodists and the Lutherans. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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06-12-2019 - Krybbe med øko-politisk budskab
Kirkens liv

Pope Francis wants you to set up a Nativity scene to fight banal consu
On Thursday (Dec. 5), the Vatican hosted a Christmas tree lighting ceremony ahead of the holidays, but it was the Nativity scene that stole the show.
Almost entirely made from wood, the Nativity scene ticks every box of Pope Francis' pontificate. The plight of immigrants and refugees is depicted by the statue of a man carrying his belongings as he approaches the manger, which is the picture of poverty and humility, while the pope's environmental message is underlined by the fact that the creche is entirely plastic-free. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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06-12-2019 - Bøn om fire år mere for Trump
Politik - religion

Highlighting prosperity of Trump's presidency...
Highlighting a raft of promises fulfilled by President Donald Trump through policies advancing economic prosperity and religious freedom, Vice President Mike Pence rallied faith leaders in Michigan Wednesday to pray for and support four more years of the Trump administration in 2020. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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05-12-2019 - Koptisk advokat, menneskerettighedsforkæmper, arresteret
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Egypt arrests Coptic community rights activist amid heightened surveil
In the early hours of Nov. 23, seven plainclothes police officers arrived at the home of Ramy Kamel, a 33-year-old tailor and civil rights advocate for the Coptic community in Egypt.
At 1:45 a.m., a squad from Egypt's Homeland Security - which has arrested hundreds of community activists, street demonstrators and independent journalists in recent months - confiscated Kamel's books, laptop computer, digital camera and mobile phone. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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05-12-2019 - Amerikanere: Religiøse organisationer! hold jer ude af politik
Politik - religion

, Americans to religious organizations: Stay out of politics
As Americans gear up for a long and bitterly contentious presidential election year, their message to religious leaders and institutions couldn't be clearer: Keep out.
That's the finding in the latest Pew Research poll, which found that 63% of Americans say churches and other houses of worship should stay out of politics, and 76% said religious congregations should not make political endorsements. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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04-12-2019 - Krim: Ukrainsk-ortodokse tvinges ud af kirke
Religionskonflikt

, UN call to halt Cathedral eviction
The United Nations Human Rights Committee is considering an appeal by 62 parishioners of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine's Sts Volodymyr and Olga Cathedral in the Crimean capital Simferopol. Russian courts ordered the eviction of the community from the building it has rented since 1995. The UN Committee warned Russia not to evict the community while it considers the appeal. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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04-12-2019 - Fælles front: Animister, maoister, politiet og hinduekstremister
Religionskonflikt

, Animists Opposing Christianity in India Find Allies in Maoists, Police
In an area of central India where tribal animists enlist Maoist militants to kill Christians who refuse to recant, Sodi Joga took it seriously when relatives threatened to kill him, his wife and 5-year-old daughter.
"The villagers demanded that Joga and his family must partake in the cleansing ritual, a puja, which would cleanse them of Christianity and restore them to their previous faith Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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04-12-2019 - Den kritiserede USCIRF opretholdes måske ikke - af politiske grunde
Religionsfrihed

, Let the US Commission on International Religious Freedom expire
On dec. 21 the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, more commonly known as USCIRF, will run out of funding. After 21 years of problematic existence, the time has come to let it expire.
USCIRF was created as part of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act, which came about because of a House Republican effort to portray then-President Bill Clinton as a do-nothing when it came to religious freedom. It was a false portrayal... Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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02-12-2019 - Leder får 4 års fængsel for distribution af evangelietraktater
Religionskonflikt

, Early Rain Church leader sentenced to four years in prison over Gospel
An elder with Early Rain Covenant Church in China has been charged with "illegal business operations" for having books for the church and sentenced to four years in prison. According to persecution watchdog ChinaAid, Qin Defu was sentenced to prison due to his involvement with 20,000 Christian books used by the 5,000-member church. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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02-12-2019 - Frygt fo hindu-vold gør slut på kristendom i landsby
Religionskonflikt

, Fear of Hindu Extremist Violence Ends Christianity in Village in North
The gruesome beating of a pastor's family in northern India last month showed why a woman who was once Christian returned to Hinduism - and joined the mob attacking them. "I was among the crowd abusing and accusing the Christian family," the 30-year-old mother, whose name is withheld for security reasons, told Morning Star News. Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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Hinduisme - anden tro
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02-12-2019 - 14 dræbt ved gudstjeneste
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, The president of the West African nation of Burkina Faso has confirmed
The president of the West African nation of Burkina Faso has confirmed that 14 people were killed in an attack on an evangelical church in the country's east.
Going on Twitter, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said Sunday that he condemned "the barbaric attack" in the town of Hantoukoura. Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

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26-11-2019 - Paven til unge jesuitter i Japan
Kirkens liv

, Pope's dream: "A young church close to the people"
I dream of a young Church, very close to the people, fresh. Of course, I am well aware of and concerned about the problems you have to deal with, such as exploitation linked to sex tourism. You Jesuits must do everything possible to raise the level of society. Work for the good of your country and for the dignity of the people!" This was the concluding advice of Francis to the Jesuits he met in Bangkok, after having addressed issues such as situations of injustice, the need for prayer, how the encyclical "Laudato si" has been received in the Church and the world, the problem of refugees and the pastoral care of divorced and remarried Catholics. Læs mere - [Vatican Information Service]

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31-10-2019 - Evagelikale ledere støtter Trump overfor rigsretssag
Politik - religion

Christian leaders laid hands on and prayed for Donald Trump
Several faith leaders, including notable conservative Christian and evangelical pastors, held an informal meeting with President Trump at the White House this week.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere released a statement confirming that the president met with religious leaders Tuesday morning.
"President Donald J. Trump met with faith leaders this morning in the Roosevelt Room at the White House. They took the time to pray for the president and for the Nation," Deere said. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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28-10-2019 - Amazonkonferencen: Biskopper stemmer for at præster kan være gift
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Bishops vote for married priests
The synod of bishops meeting in Rome voted on Oct. 26 to recommend the pope allow the ordination of married men as Catholic priests in the Amazon region. - They also voted to put the church strongly on the side of protecting the Amazon rainforest and the indigenous people living there. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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22-10-2019 - Evangelikale støtter Trump uanset truende rigsret, opførsel mm
Politik - religion

, Most white evangelicals will support Trump regardless of personal cond
Impeachment proceedings haven't diminished white evangelical support for President Donald Trump. Most white evangelicals say Trump's personal conduct makes no difference in, or increases, their support for him, a new poll shows. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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21-10-2019 - Amazonas Madonna smidt i Tiberen
Politik - religion

As synod deliberates, vandals dump controversial indigenous carving in
Amid the buzz surrounding the last week of this month's summit of bishops on the Amazon, the debate surrounding a small statue has captured Rome. The two-foot-high wooden carving of a naked pregnant woman was presented as "Our Lady of the Amazon" to Pope Francis on the first day of the synod (Oct. 4), at a tree-planting ceremony at the Vatican Gardens. A video of the event immediately created a kerfuffle among conservative Catholics, who criticized it as a pagan symbol and an attempt by the current pontificate to undermine the Catholic faith. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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17-10-2019 - Kirker forsegles
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, 'Sad Day' in Algeria as Officials Seal Buildings of Country's Largest
Authorities in Algeria on Wednesday (Oct. 16) closed the Tafath (Light) church building in Tizi-Ouzou, a day after sealing shut the country's largest church despite resistance, sources said. Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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15-10-2019 - Myter om pentekostalismen i Australien. I anledning af ministerpræside
Kirkens former og struktur

Academic misrepresentation of Australian Pentecostalism
The rise and rise of Australia's first Pentecostal Prime Minister Scott Morrison sparked a rush of reporting and stories on Pentecostalism as journalists attempt to catch up. Some of the coverage has been excellent.. Læs mere - [ABC Religion and Ethics - Australia]

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15-10-2019 - Evagelikale kritiske overfor Trumps politik i Kurdistan
Politik - religion

, Why Evangelical Christian Leaders Care So Deeply About Trump Abandonin
White evangelicals have stuck by Trump through allegations of sexual assault, racism and corruption. But leaders have decried his decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria... the president's actions have struck a nerve among his loyal evangelical fans. Some leaders have broken rank to warn that Turkey's invasion threatens vulnerable communities of Christians and other religious minorities in the region. Experts say these leaders' support for the Kurds has a lot to do with how this religious group views itself ? as a persecuted minority standing up for American values. Evangelical reactions to the crisis are also indicative of this group's deep-seated fears about Muslims. Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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14-10-2019 - John Henry Newman kanoniseres
Kirkens liv

With Newman, the church gains its 'saint for modern times'
"Of course, Newman dealt with issues from a 19th-century viewpoint, but his views of the role of laity and development of church doctrine are still of considerable relevance," said Jesuit Fr. John W. O'Malley, theology professor at Georgetown University. "Though his canonization doesn't mean he was right in every area, it's certainly a firm vindication of Newman, and a clear statement that his ideas were not only orthodox but also meaningful for today." Læs mere - [New Catholic Reporter]

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11-10-2019 - Forslag: Skattefrihed fratages kirker, hvis de ikke accepterer same-se
Politik - tro

churches should lose tax-exempt status for opposing same-sex marriage
Former Texas representative and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Thursday that churches, charities and other religious institutions that oppose same-sex marriage should lose their tax exempt status. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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09-10-2019 - National day of prayer for rigsret mod trump
Politik - religion

, Christians Plan National Day Of Prayer To Support Trump Impeachment In
Over 100 leaders from evangelical, mainline Protestant, and historically black congregations, among others, have signed a letter pledging to pray on Oct. 13 that the impeachment probe led by House Democrats shines "the light of truth" on the president Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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08-10-2019 - Homoseksuelles rettigheder en trussel mod samfundet
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Polish election: Leader targets gay rights as threat to society
LGBT+ rights have become the single biggest cultural issue in Poland's election campaign ahead of Sunday's vote. In the eyes of Jaroslaw Kaczynski's national-conservative party and the Catholic Church, those rights are a threat to traditional Polish families and values..."Christianity is part of our national identity, the [Catholic] Church was and is the preacher and holder of the only commonly held system of values in Poland," he said. "Outside of it. we have only nihilism."
Læs mere - [BBC]

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07-10-2019 - Fulanier kidnapper 6 piger og to lærere - løsepenge kræves
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Six Girls, Two Staff Members Kidnapped from Christian-Run High School
A day before the Kaduna governor said kidnappers terrorizing the state are working with Boko Haram, Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Thursday (Oct. 3) kidnapped six teenage girls and two staff members from a Christian-run high school in north-central Nigeria, sources said. Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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07-10-2019 - Amazonassynoden: Luk ikke vejen for nye ideer - inlusive gifte præster
Teologi

Francis, cardinals urge Amazon synod to consider new ideas, including
Openness to new ways of thinking emerged as the primary theme of the Vatican's Synod of Bishops for the Amazon region on its first day of business, with Pope Francis and the cardinals leading the three-week event telling the participating prelates not to be resistant to new ideas. Clearly enunciated among those new ideas: the possibility of ordaining married men to address the severe lack of Catholic ministers across the nine-nation region, and finding a way for the church to offer women there some kind of official ministerial work. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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04-10-2019 - Tysk bispesynode fastholdes
Kirkeorden

, Despite disagreements, German bishops commit to 'synodal way'
The German Bishops' Conference completed its fall plenary assembly in Fulda with an announcement that the synodal way, a roundtable between the German Bishops' Conference and the Zentralkomittee der Deutschen Katholiken (the Central Committee of German Catholics, or ZdK), Germany's largest lay organization, will begin on the first day of Advent. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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01-10-2019 - Blå kristne i en rød stat. NB! Amerikansk farvesætning! [Om film]
Politik - religion

, https://religionandpolitics.org/2019/08/27/american-heretic s-blue-chri
The film American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel, now screening in select cities nationwide, celebrates the work of progressive Christian leaders behind the pulpit and in the statehouse, as they carve a narrow path for themselves in the politically conservative, Bible Belt state of Oklahoma. Læs mere - [Religion and politics]

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30-09-2019 - Paven møde LGBTQ fortaler - jesuitten James Martin
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Pope Francis meets with priest to discuss LGBTQ Catholics
Pope Francis met one on one with American Jesuit priest James Martin at the Vatican on Monday (Sept. 30) to discuss LGBTQ Catholics, a move some advocates say is a signal of support for a priest who has come under fire for calling on Catholics to be more compassionate to LGBTQ people. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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30-09-2019 - Abrahamitisk helligdom: Synagoge, kirke, moske
Religionsmøde

, A church, a synagogue and a mosque planned together for the Arabian Pe
In Dubai: The three houses of worship, collectively known as the Abrahamic Family House, will stand together as a symbol of the kind of religious tolerance that the UAE wants to be known for and is meant to be seen as a sign of hope. "There is a wounded humanity today, we see this dark moment of history, with so much hate speech, fake news, the culture of insult and blaming the other," Archbishop Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, head of the Vatican's office for interreligious dialogue, told Religion News Service. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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27-09-2019 - Liberale kræfter trussel mod den amerikanske kultur
Politik - religion

, Trump, Bonhoeffer, and the future of America
At one point, he (Eric Metaxas) was best known for founding Socrates in the City, a series of conversations with writers and thinkers like NT Wright, Francis Collins, Lauren Winner and Sir John Polkinghorne, where he developed a reputation for thoughtful commentary on faith and public life.
Læs mere - [Religion News Service]
Then he discovered Donald Trump.
Since then, the once-genial Christian author who penned "Lyle the Kindly Viking" has become a full-throated supporter of the president and critic of the liberal forces he believes pose a threat to American culture.

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24-09-2019 - Kirkerne tager fat på fremmedfrygten
Politik - religion

, Alarmed African churches demand end to persistent xenophobic attacks
As the latest wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa dies out, churches in the country and others on the continent are demanding an end to the persistent problem, affecting economic migrants in one of Africa's biggest economies. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom
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23-09-2019 - Det religiøse venstre og klimaforandringer
Politik - miljø - klima

, Growing the religious left by confessing our sins against nature to pl
"Theologies that encourage humans to dominate and master the Earth have played a deplorable role in degrading God's creation. We must birth new theology, new liturgy to heal and sow, replacing ones that reap and destroy." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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23-09-2019 - Amazonas-synode - hovedfokus: den økologiske destruktion
Politik - miljø - klima

, Amazon synod organizers defend focus on disputed issues, cite region's
The fundamental basis for the discussions at next month's Vatican meeting of bishops from the Amazon region will be the unique needs of the millions of people who live in or near the world's largest rainforest, say organizers and consultants for the three-week gathering.
Although controversial pastoral issues such as married priests and ministry for women will be discussed, as well as controversial political issues such as exploitative mining practices and illegal deforestation, the central focus will remain on the needs of those whose lives are now threatened by unprecedented levels of ecological destruction, say the organizers. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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20-09-2019 - Troende ved hvad der skal gøres i forhold til klima
Politik - miljø - klima

, People of faith know what must be done on climate change
But people of faith, like the 30 million Christians that CWS (Church World Service) represents across the United States, and the network of 155 churches and faith-based organizations of the ACT Alliance, recognize the story of a changing planet very well. Noah's prophetic witness was to call on his community to heed the warning of the darkening skies and take action to save their world before it was too late. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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19-09-2019 - Ældre forener sig med unge i klima-engagement
Politik - miljø - klima

Intergenerational solidarity: Elders join youth in climate strikes
Meet Sr. Mary Pendergast. She's 73, and a Sister of Mercy living in Rhode Island. She also supports the Green New Deal, and has been active for decades on ecological issues. She'll be at Burnside Park on Friday, too. (Climate demonstration) "These kids deserve a future," she said. "And it's my responsibility to protect. To act on behalf of creation, to protect the poor and future generations." Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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17-09-2019 - Moske jævnet med jorden, kirke står for tur
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Mosque demolished, church to follow?
Officials repeatedly rebuffed attempts to legalise ownership of the land where Good News Pentecostal Church in Samara has worshipped for two decades. Officials want to demolish the church, at the congregation's expense. A court hearing is due on 25 September. In May, officials bulldozed a mosque built on farmland near Chernyakhovsk in Russia's Kaliningrad exclave, claiming it violated planning regulations. Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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15-09-2019 - Skabelsen er ikke til salg
Politik - miljø - klima

, Creation Not For Sale
Lutheran World Communion: Climate change is priority advocacy issue for the global communion of churches. Climate Justice is also a crosscutting priority for the LWF, which means we want to address this topic at all levels and in different ways in our work. Læs mere - [Lutheran World Federation]

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15-09-2019 - Rapport om religion og minoriteter i Pakistan

, APPG PUBLISHES REPORT ON RELIGIOUS MINORITIES OF PAKISTAN
In order to understand, engage with and explore FoRB issues in Pakistan, a British Parliamentary delegation visited Pakistan between 28 September 2018 - 3 October 2018.... Læs mere - []

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09-09-2019 - Kirkeligt hjælpearbejde på Bahamas efter orkanen Dorian
Diakoni

, Christian groups bring relief as Hurricane Dorian death toll rises
With the death toll rising and survivors in desperate need of supplies and medical care, numerous organizations are coordinating relief efforts. Among the groups helping to distribute aid are the Christian organizations Convoy of Hope and Samaritan's Purse. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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07-09-2019 - Skamfuld over vold mod immigranter - også de tilhører Guds folk
Politik - racisme

, Archbishop Makgoba 'appalled & ashamed' by anti-migrant violence
Listen to The Archbishop Makgoba): (these immigrants sadly called foreing nationals, nobody is foreign,all are Gods people, all are africans Læs mere - [Sound Cloud]

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Kristendom
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06-09-2019 - Prosperity Gospel og Benny Hinn diskuteres
Lærespørgsmål -succes, rigdom, fattigdom

, Is televangelist Benny Hinn renouncing the prosperity gospel?
Prominent televangelist Benny Hinn has captured headlines over the past week for seemingly renouncing the prosperity gospel on which he built his ministry...But some have questioned whether the announcement is the about-face it has been presented as, pointing to similar statements Hinn made more than a year ago. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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06-09-2019 - Eksempelhistorie: hinduistisk højkastechikane og trusler mod kristne
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Hindu Extremists Demand Death of One of Organizers of Christian Film
100 villagers were watching the end of a Christian film in Bihar state, India, when a man stood up in front of the screen and began shouting, "Who is the operator here? Who is the operator here?" Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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Hinduisme - anden tro
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06-09-2019 - Demokratisk præsidentkandidat kritiserer fløje i sit parti for overdre
Politik - religion

Marianne Williamson decries 'overly secularized' Left, mockery of pray
Democratic presidential candidate and New Age author Marianne Williamson is pushing back against the "overly secularized Left" for mocking those praying against hurricane Dorian after having suggested the "power of the mind" can deter the storm.
"The Bahamas, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas...may all be in our prayers now. Millions of us seeing Dorian turn away from land is not a wacky idea; it is a creative use of the power of the mind. Two minutes of prayer, visualization, meditation for those in the way of the storm," Williamson said in an tweet Wednesday, which she subsequently deleted. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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04-09-2019 - Vatikanet: Balancegang overfor den ukrainske græsk katolske kirke
Økumene - forbehold og kritik

, Rome synod aims to bolster identity of Ukrainian Greek Catholics amid
Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church are meeting at the Vatican for a synod aimed at strengthening the Byzantine Rite church's ties with Rome while maintaining its identity in the ongoing tug of war between East and West. Ukrainian Greek Catholics, who make up the world's largest Eastern church, are in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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04-09-2019 - Angrer lang karrieres prosperity-gospel forkyndelse
Teologi - prosperity gospel

Benny Hinn renounces prosperity gospel, says 'Holy Ghost is just fed u
Declaring that the "Holy Ghost is just fed up with it," controversial televangelist Benny Hinn, formerly one of the most aggressive proponents of the prosperity gospel, has for the first time in his career, delivered a full-throated rejection of the practice that made him and his family millions. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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03-09-2019 - Ny pavelig teologi overfor klimakrisen
Politik - miljø - klima

Pope Francis pushes a new theology of climate change
Moving beyond his 2015 encyclical "Laudato Si'," Francis called for "prophetic actions" to spur governments to undertake "drastic measures" to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions and keep average global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. He points to the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23 as a place to show political will and signals that next month's Amazon Synod of Bishops will itself address climate. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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03-09-2019 - Kirke forsegles
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, After Christians in Algeria Prevented Church Closure, Authorities Seal
After Christians fended off an attempt to close a church building in Algeria on Aug. 26, gendarmes arrived early Monday morning (Sept. 2) and sealed it shut, sources said. Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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14-08-2019 - Tror katolikkerne på realpræsensen?
Teologi

Do Catholics 'actually' believe in the Real Presence?
A poll that purported to show that a majority of U.S. Catholics do not believe church teaching about the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist had commentators blaming Communion in the hand, lay eucharistic ministers, and even the Second Vatican Council. Catholic writer Flannery O'Connor, who once wrote, "Well, if it's a symbol, to hell with it," was quoted more than a few times. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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09-08-2019 - Identitet - den inklusive kirke
Teologi

, What it means to be an 'inclusive' church
And that's the key word - identity. That's the flashpoint of so many debates and struggles in culture and society today. Politicians have been slow to appreciate it, being more caught up with the economy. But they're getting the message now, because in many places in the world people are voting on grounds of identity that often go against their own economic interests...
Not where we're coming from, but where we're going
It's into this context that Paul in his letter to the Philippians speaks some powerful words. In the midst of controversy over the person of Jesus Christ and over what kind of lifestyle was faithful to his legacy, Paul announces a revolution in our notions of identity and belonging. He says, "Our citizenship is in heaven" (Philippians 3:20). Læs mere - [ABC Religion and Ethics - Australia]

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08-08-2019 - Domstol: Korset skal ikke fjernes fra byvåben
Sekularisering

, Cross can stay on Penn county seal, judge says
A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Pennsylvania Læs mere - [Christian Post]
county seal can include a cross, rejecting a lower court rulingseal-judge-says-citing-bladensburg-decision.html in favor of an atheist organization's complaint.

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08-08-2019 - Angreb på kristne truer balancen i Nigeria
Religionskonflikt

, Anti-Christian attacks in Nigeria threaten precarious balance of faith
Over the weekend, Chidinma Ibeleji, a deaconess in the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Nigeria, was kidnapped along with four others on her way to her Pentecostal denomination's annual convention in Lagos. All five were rescued within days, but not all stories in this West African country end so well. The week before, the Rev. Paul Offu, a Catholic priest, was shot dead in the south of the country. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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07-08-2019 - Pensionist måske 10 års fængsel for religiøst had
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, TAJIKISTAN: Pensioner faces up to 10 years' imprisonment
The criminal trial of 68-year-old Jehovah's Witness Shamil Læs mere - [Forum 18]
Khakimov in Khujand resumes on 20 August. He faces up to 10 years' imprisonment for "inciting religious hatred", charges he denies. Prosecutors claim materials confiscated from him and others contained "features of extremist activity". The investigation revealed a 2016 state "expert analysis" by three Imams claiming the distribution of a Tajik Bible translation causes "confrontation".

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06-08-2019 - Elca-konference, 5 vigtige punkter
Konferencer, konciler

5 things to watch at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly
The Rev. M. Wyvetta Bullock, executive for administration in the Office of the Presiding Bishop, described the meeting as a "big family reunion."
The assembly may lack some of the drama of the United Methodist Church General Conference, which voted in February to strengthen a ban on same-sex weddings and LGBTQ clergy, or the Southern Baptist Convention, which exploded in debate earlier this summer over whether women should preach. But the assembly offers a window into the issues important to many progressive Christians across the country. The 5 items: 1. Gun violence, 2. Immigration, 3. "Faith, Sexism and Justice", 4. Authentic diversity and an apology, 5. Happy anniversaries Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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05-08-2019 - Reaktioner på masseskydninger
Politik - religion

, Religious leaders react to mass shootings, call for action from Trump,
As the nation reacts to the weekend's mass shootings and President Trump decries hatred that "devours the soul," religious leaders called for action from his administration and Congress. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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02-08-2019 - Kirkeledere fordømmer kristen nationalisme
Politik - tro

, Christian leaders condemn Christian nationalism in new letter
"Christian nationalism seeks to merge Christian and American Læs mere - [Religion News Service]
identities, distorting both the Christian faith and America'schristian-nationalism-in-new-letter/ constitutional democracy," the statement reads in part. emi

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01-08-2019 - Biskopper og præster under anklage for oprør
Religionskonflikt

, Masses and prayers in Manila for priests and bishops accused of sediti
The Duterte administration is set to investigate scores of churchmen and opposition figures who, according to police conspired to overthrow the government. Four prelates, three priests and a religious stand out. For the Bishops' Conference, the charges are "beyond belief". In Dagupan City, 3,000 Catholics take to the streets to defend the local archbishop. Læs mere - [AsiaNews.it]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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01-08-2019 - "Den lille pige med sovlstikkerne" - uden Gud
Kultur

, Beijing, erases 'God', 'Bible' and 'Christ' from kids text books
The stories of the "Little Match Girl" and "Robinson Crusoe" altered as well as the works of Chekhov, Dumas, Hugo ... All in obedience to Xi Jinping, who wants the "synicization" of religions and the rejection of "Western values". The fear that China will become "the most Christian country in the world". Læs mere - [AsiaNews.it]

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30-07-2019 - Vanskeligere at gå til politiet om forfølgelse i Bihar
Religionskonflikt

, Reporting Persecution to Police a Vanishing Option for Christians in I
Violence against Christians in Bihar state, in India's northeast bordering Nepal and Bangladesh, has increased in the past two years, sources said. Hopes for forming a Christian response center with help from legal aid and relief organizations has yet to be realized, Devesh Lal of the Bihar Pastors Fellowship told Morning Star News."The Hindutva [Hindu nationalist] extremists are walking into churches and are disrupting prayer services - on a weekly basis, we hear of threats and attacks on home churches and pastors, Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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29-07-2019 - Evangelikale vinder mere plads under Bolivias sekulære stat
Konfession

, Celebrating new religious freedom law, Bolivian evangelicals push for
After 183 years as a Roman Catholic nation, Bolivia officially became a secular country in 2009, when a new constitution, promulgated by the administration of its first indigenous leader, President Evo Morales, dropped any mention of the historic faith of its Spanish colonial rulers, bolstering the position of its precolonial religions. But the surprising winners in the transition to the new constitution have been the country's long-ignored evangelical Christians... Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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29-07-2019 - En frafaldens anger
Konversion

Author of Christian relationship guide says he has lost his faith
Joshua Harris "I have lived in repentance for the past several years - repenting of my self-righteousness, my fear-based approach to life, the teaching of my books, my views of women in the church, and my approach to parenting to name a few.
"But I specifically want to add to this list now: to the LGBTQ+ community, I want to say that I am sorry for the views that I taught in my books and as a pastor regarding sexuality.
"I regret standing against marriage equality, for not affirming you and your place in the church, and for any ways that my writing and speaking contributed to a culture of exclusion and bigotry. I hope you can forgive me. [Reactions of the cogregation: https://www.christianpost.com/news/joshua-harris-former-church -responds-to-news-of-him-leaving-wife-christianity.html] Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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18-07-2019 - Nonner arresteret for protest mod immigrantbørns forhold
Politik - flygtninge

, Nuns, other Catholics arrested protesting treatment of immigrant child
Police arrested dozens of protestors, including many Roman Catholic nuns, at a rally Thursday (July 18) opposing the Trump administration's treatment of immigrant children along the Southern border, treatment that organizers of the demonstration said amounted to atrocities. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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17-07-2019 - Seculosity
Sekularisering

In 'Seculosity,' David Zahl traces society's search for righteousness
A growing number of Americans do not follow a religion. But chances are that the details of their lives - from their phones and their politics to their dinner plates and how they raise their kids - are still ruled by some sort of a religious impulse, says author David Zahl. Zahl is the founder of the popular nondenominational Christian Mockingbird Ministries project, Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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16-07-2019 - US "topmøde" om religiøs frihed
Religionsmøde

, Religious freedom summit opens with stories of religious violence and
"Whether Baha'is, Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Zoroastrians or others - and there are many other faiths represented here - or no faith at all, people from every religion and belief experience persecution somewhere and often it's deadly," Brownback said in opening remarks. "Yet, if all the faiths stand together in agreement for one another, I'm convinced we can change the world. Deaths would go down, imprisonments would decline, freedom of worship would flourish." Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Flere
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15-07-2019 - Religionsfrihed - økonomisk vækst
Religionsfrihed

, Economic Growth Slowed by Dramatic Global Decline in Religious Freedom
Economies of populous countries where religious restrictions and hostilities decreased grew at double the rate as economies where religious restrictions and hostilities substantially increased. Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RFBF) Analysis - on PEW report Læs mere - [Religious Freedom And Business.org]

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Flere
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15-07-2019 - Liberale kristne samles - inklusive præsidentkandidat
Politik - religion

Liberal Christians gather at Wild Goose to pray - and plan
The atmosphere may seem foreign to top Democratic Party Læs mere - [Religion News Service]
operatives and even many liberal religious leaders. But as thechristians-gather-at-wild-goose-to-pray-and-plan/ religious left exerts an unaccustomed influence on political rhetoric, Wild Goose has begun to draw recognizable names, including presidential candidate Marianne Williamson/../It's hard to miss the festival's political bent.

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12-07-2019 - Zakkæus-kampagne for skattemæssig retfærdighed
Politik - religion

, ZACCHAEUS CAMPAIGN CALLS FOR TAX JUSTICE
"Our faith compels us towards a just world," said Philip Vinod Læs mere - [World Communion of Reformed Churches]
Peacock, WCRC executive secretary for witness and justice, "and one way of attaining it is through a system of just taxation that is directed towards the needs of the poor and dispossessed and not towards the wants of a few."

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12-07-2019 - Folkemord i Irak?
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, It's time to be real: what happens in Iraq is ethnic cleansing' - UK a
If we don't say what is really happening in the region, which is ethnic cleansing of both Christians and Yazidis, we allow Islamic State and other perpetrators to get away with it," Stanley told the audience at the event, 'The Global Persecution of Christian Minorities', organised by the Henry Jackson Society, a British foreign-policy think tank..//..Christians often are considered to be instruments of Western governments, and as such are regarded as a threat to national identity or security. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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Islam - kristendom
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11-07-2019 - Church-of-Enland-Too
Seksualitet - misbrug

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for mandatory reporting of sexual abuse
The archbishop of Canterbury has thrown his weight behind calls for the government to make the reporting of sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults mandatory. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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Kristendom, anglikansk
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20-06-2019 - Højesteret: Mindekors for faldne kan forblive på offentlig grund

, Supreme Court says 40-foot tall Maryland WWI memorial cross can remain
The United States Supreme Court has ruled that a 40-foot tall cross erected on public property in Maryland does not violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.
In a decision released Thursday morning, the high court ruled in American Legion v. American Humanist Association that a cross in Bladensburg meant to honor World War I soldiers did not have to removed, overturning a lower court decision.
". there is no evidence of discriminatory intent in the selection of the design of the memorial or the decision of a Maryland commission to maintain it. The Religion Clauses of the Constitution aim to foster a society in which people of all beliefs can live together harmoniously, and the presence of the Bladensburg Cross on the land where it has stood for so many years is fully consistent with that aim." - In her dissent, Justice Ginsburg argued that the cross was unconstitutional, stating that "using the cross as a war memorial does not transform it into a secular symbol." Læs mere - []

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20-06-2019 - Autoritetstab frygtes for den katolske kirke
Kirkeorden

, Poland's church struggles to contain its latest crisis
When Polish Catholics marked 40 years since Pope John Paul II's Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]
first home pilgrimage in early June, it was a moment to look backstruggles-contain-its-latest-crisis on their church's legacy of much-lauded struggles for justice and human rights.
Today, with that legacy tarnished by a spate of controversies and scandals, some Catholics fear its authority and prestige face serious erosion, whereas others insist the church has come through disasters before, including those of its own making.

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07-06-2019 - Små skridt mod forsoning
Religionsmøde - dialog

, Muslims and Christians take small steps toward reconciliation
Recently, a group of Muslims visited Christian widows and orphans in northwestern Nigeria and donated food, clothing and school items as part of efforts to enhance peaceful coexistence among different faiths.
"I can't believe they came and visited me," said Judy Ugwu, a mother of four who lives in Kaduna state in northwestern Nigeria. "They have given me enough food and clothes. I want to forgive every Muslim who has wronged me in any way." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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06-06-2019 - Tvangskonversion, kidnapning, tvangsægteskab
Religionskonflikt - konversionsspørgsmål

, Forced conversions, marriages spike in Pakistan
Every year, thousands of Hindu and Christian girls and young women are kidnapped in Pakistan and forcibly married, disappearing from their families. And while these forced conversions have been going on for decades, a recent surge in reported cases has brought the issue back into the limelight Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Islam - kristendom
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06-06-2019 - En tidligere tilhængers opgør med "Prosperity gospel"
Teologi

, Why I used to believe in the prosperity gospel like Kenneth Copeland b
It's difficult to get time with prosperity preachers. I would know, as I used to be one and work with one - my uncle, Benny Hinn. But this persistent reporter managed to somehow get through his security and give people a glimpse of what prosperity preachers act and talk like when not prepared to answer tough questions. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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06-06-2019 - Abortmodstand skal have positive mål i forhold til årsagssammenhænge
Etik - abort

, Overturning Roe v. Wade is the 'wrong goal' for pro-life movement
"The point that I make is that the goal of the overall pro-life movement should not be to overturn Roe v. Wade," he said. "That is a tactic. That is a strategy." Læs mere - [Christian Post]
He stressed that pro-life Christians should not only want to ensure that a national right to abortion is erased but to ensure that the conditions that cause women facing unplanned pregnancies to get an abortion are alleviated by providing hope, help and discipleship.

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05-06-2019 - Mandeoprør: kvinder prædiker og underviser ikke
Teologi

Beth Moore's ministry reignites debate over whether women can preach
After suggesting on Twitter that she (Beth Moore) was spending Mother's Day preaching at a church - though she did not use the word "preaching" - a crowd of prominent Southern Baptist men charged after her. "For a woman to teach and preach to adult men is to defy God's Word and God's design," wrote Owen Strachan, professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo. "There's just something about the order of creation that means that God intends for the preaching voice to be a male voice," piped in R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., in a podcast. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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04-06-2019 - 100 år stemmeret for kvinder. Troens rolle - for/imod
Politik - religion

The complex role of faith in the women's suffrage movement
This week marks 100 years since Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote. Passed in the wake of a cataclysmic world war, it wasn't ratified until 1920. Many of the women who had lobbied for it (it was first introduced in Congress in 1878), including Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, were dead. Faith played a key role in the fight for women's suffrage. Religious convictions compelled many to campaign on behalf of women's suffrage - and many to fight hard against it. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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03-06-2019 - Konvertiter fra islam, præster, truet med død
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Converts, Pastors Threatened with Death; Gospel Meetings Banned
Police have banned evangelistic events in a town in western Uganda following open-air preaching in which many Muslims put their faith in Christ, sources sai Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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Islam - kristendom
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29-05-2019 - Afrikanske biskopper varsler udebliven fra Lambeth Conference
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Citing inclusion of LGBT clerics, Anglican bishops in Africa to shun L
As disputes over homosexuality continue to stir within the worldwide Anglican Communion, conservative African bishops say they will boycott a decennial gathering of top clerics next summer unless what the Africans consider godly order is restored.
After delaying the Lambeth Conference, normally held once a decade, for two years, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the global leader of Anglicanism, has invited all active bishops and their spouses to the United Kingdom in July and August of 2020 - except the spouses of bishops who are in same-sex unions.
But the African bishops object to the invitation of bishops in the communion who are in same-sex unions. Those bishops' presence, the Africans say, constitutes an endorsement of homosexuality, which they reject as contrary to the Scriptures. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom, anglikansk
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27-05-2019 - 17 kidnappet fra kirke
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Armed Gunmen Kidnap 19 Christians, Kill One in Kaduna State, Nigeria
Suspected Fulani herdsmen stormed a church choir practice and kidnapped 17 Christians in north-central Nigeria the night of May 18, and the same night gunmen killed a Christian and kidnapped two others at a Baptist church, sources said. Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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23-05-2019 - Modi og hindunationalist partiet vindere af valget
Religionskonflikt

India election results 2019: Modi claims landslide victory
...The emphatic victory will be greeted with dismay among some members of religious minority groups, who have voiced fears that a returned BJP government would be further emboldened to prosecute its Hindu nationalist agenda, including controversial citizenship-status checks to root out unauthorised migrants in border states Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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Hinduisme - anden tro
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23-05-2019 - Katolsk opbakning til genvalg af Trump mindskes
Politik - religion

Trump's emerging Catholic problem
In the latest Quinnipiac poll (which, thankfully, includes a set of questions about religion), 55% of Catholics say they will definitely not vote for Trump in 2020, as opposed to 32% who say they definitely will vote for him and 12% who say they'd consider it. Even if all those who are only considering voting for him end up in his corner, the resulting 55-44 margin would be a major blow to his re-election chances. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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23-05-2019 - Kampen bølger om LGBT-accept
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, 'Wide variety of resistance tactics' against Church position on LGBT i
Theologically progressive United Methodist Church clergy and activists have promised a "wide variety of resistance tactics" against the denomination's official opposition to homosexuality and gay marriage.
Church of the Resurrection of Leawood, Kansas, the largest UMC congregation in the United States, hosted a gathering of about 600 pro-LGBT United Methodists called "UMC Next" this week. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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22-05-2019 - Vil ikke trække sig ud af olieindustrien
Økonomi - lokal kirkelig

, Anger as Church of Scotland decides not to divest from fossil fuels
More than 70 Church of Scotland delegates - including the outgoing moderator the Very Rev Susan Brown - have formally lodged their frustration at the decision of its general assembly not to divest from fossil fuels, with advocates describing Wednesday's vote as "an embarrassing abdication of moral leadership". Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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17-05-2019 - Igen gudstjenester i Sri Lanka - forsonlighed gør indtryk
Politik - kirkens vilkår

, Sunday Masses resume in Sri Lanka, Catholic communities attempt healin
(Cardinal) Ranjith repeatedly reasserted that the church does not consider Muslims as enemies of Christians and the Easter attack was "an act of some youth who were brainwashed by jihadist ideology." Shyami Sirivardane, a Catholic who is married to a Buddhist, told NCR that the cardinal's call for peace at the Mass has had great impact on his Buddhist friends. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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16-05-2019 - Annoncering af same-sex brylluper provokerer
Seksualitet - det civile liv

, Letter from a nun: 'We are all children of God,' she writes in allowin
Sister Mary Berchmans, the school's president emerita, wrote the letter that has provoked so many reactions. In her carefully worded missive that emphasized following "the Gospel commandment of love," Berchmans said the 220-year-old Catholic girls academy will publish announcements of same-sex unions in its alumnae magazine. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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Kristendom
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10-05-2019 - Kæmper med sorgen og frygten
Religionskonflikt

, ..grapple with aftermath of Easter bombings amid fears of fresh attack
Sri Lankan Arasaratnam Verl is deep in mourning. His son Jackson (13) and sister Verlini (36) were killed instantly when a bomb exploded in the evangelical Zion Church in the eastern city of Batticaloa on Easter Sunday morning, 21 April.
Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]
Verlini's husband Ranjith (39), an engineer and Blackbelt in karate, died a week later of 3rd degree burns...

Sri Lanka - Wikipedia
Hinduisme - anden tro
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09-05-2019 - Mandat til alle i kirken til at rapportere om sex-misbrug
Seksualitet - misbrug

Francis mandates clergy abuse reporting worldwide, empowers archbishop
Pope Francis issued sweeping new laws for the Catholic Church on the investigation of clergy sexual abuse May 9, mandating for the first time that all priests and members of religious orders worldwide are obligated to report any suspicions of abuse or its cover-up. Læs mere - [New Catholic Reporter]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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08-05-2019 - Asia Bibi i Canada - men nok stadig trængt
Religionskonflikt

Asia Bibi begins new life in Canada - but her ordeal may not be over
Asia Bibi has arrived in Canada hoping to start a new life after her years on death row. But although there is huge relief among campaigners for religious freedom that she is out of Pakistan, her ordeal may not be over.
Islamic extremists have pledged to pursue the Christian woman and kill her for the act of blasphemy of which she was accused and later acquitted. Bibi may spend the rest of her days looking over her shoulder in fear of an international assassin. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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Kristendom - islam
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06-05-2019 - App bygger kirker i flygtningelejre
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, In African refugee camps, app replaces Bibles left behind
On a recent Sunday morning, dozens of South Sudanese refugees gathered inside a tent at Imvepi Refugee Camp to thank God for enabling them to found a new church. The new Pentecostal church was partly made possible by a new app that links preachers to Bible translations and theological resources from which they can prepare sermons and teach congregants about their faith. "It's a new dawn for refugees," said Pastor Chol Mayak, 48, a father of four who recently attended a training on the app. "We are going to train other refugees so that they can open more churches and spread the gospel across the camps." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom
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02-05-2019 - Voksende forfølgelse i det ellers fredelige Burkina Faso
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Church leader killed by Islamists: 'I'd rather die than leave my commu
Gunmen who attacked a Protestant church in Burkina Faso on 28 April asked the pastor and five others to convert to Islam before they killed them, World Watch Monitor has learned. Last Sunday's violence in the West African country appears to have been the first attack, specifically on a church building, in which people have been killed by Islamist extremists.
Burkina Faso is long known for its peaceful co-existence among religious communities, unlike neighbouring Mali. But over the past two years, attacks by Islamist militants, military operations Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]

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02-05-2019 - Oprørsk fromhed - kvækerne
Politik - tro

, From eco activists to anarchist allies, Quakers are redefining what it
What do Cadbury, Clarks Shoes and Greenpeace have in common? They were all founded by Quakers. The Christian faith known as the Religious Society of Friends - or, more colloquially, as Quakerism - was founded in the 1650s in north England by the activist George Fox. Unimpressed by what he saw as a disconnect between Christian values and the behaviour of the Church, Fox established a faith based upon equality, social justice and pacifism. Læs mere - [ABC Religion and Ethics - Australia]

Australien - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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01-05-2019 - Kirke ly for muslimer såvel som andre
Religionsmøde kristendom-islam

, Mozambique Church Refuge Muslim Cyclone Survivors
Tekst Læs mere - [Aljazeera]
Next to a marble pulpit inside a Catholic church, a young Muslim girl chases around with other children.The church has become a home for her and nearly 1,000 others from different faiths as they wait out the aftermath of Mozambique's latest devastating cyclone.

Mozambique - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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01-05-2019 - Jehovas vidner, muslimsk imam og andre rammes
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Supreme Court rejects conscientious objectors' appeals
Two Jehovah's Witnesses - given one-year suspended prison terms and living under restrictions for refusing compulsory military service on grounds of conscience - failed to overturn their criminal convictions at the Supreme Court in April. Shia Imam Sardar Babayev, jailed for leading Muslim worship after gaining religious education outside Azerbaijan, awaits a European Court of Human Rights decision. (Aserbadjan) Læs mere - [Forum 18]

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01-05-2019 - Biskop for indisk domstol for voldtægt af nonner
Seksualitet - misbrug

, Charges against a Catholic bishop a victory for abused nuns
Mulakkal's charges include unnatural intercourse, intimidation and illegal confinement. Police who led the investigation said the charge sheet includes statements from 83 witnesses, including a cardinal, three bishops, 11 priests and 25 nuns. If convicted, Mulakkal faces the maximum penalty of life imprisonment. The case is the first sexual abuse case involving a bishop to go to trial in India. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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01-05-2019 - Abortmodstand som brobygger mellem protestantisk og katolsk politisk h
Politik - tro

, How abortion unified Catholics and evangelicals to become a power on t
Abortion politics, however, would come to thaw relations between conservative Catholics and Protestants and powerfully affect American politics in general. The rise of these two groups as the religious right, with abortion as a key common issue, would also indirectly strengthen religious freedom in the United States. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom
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30-04-2019 - Pinsekirkepræster kæmper for frihed fra særlige uddannelseskrav
Religionskonflikt

, Pentecostal pastors vow to fight proposed Uganda church regulations in
Pentecostal pastor Amos Mugabi used fighting words recently when talking to hundreds of congregants about a proposed government policy he believes is threatening thousands of churches' existence. "Satan is fighting the church," prayed Mugabi. "The government wants to stop the church from spreading the good news of Christ, and we'll not let that happen. We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the sake of the gospel."
If passed by Parliament, the new policy will require that all ministers obtain formal theological training from a recognized institution.
Government: The new policy seeks to enforce transparency and monetary accountability in religious and faith-based institutions, said officials."We are here to help Ugandans from being exploited by unscrupulous clerics," said the Rev. Simon Lokodo, the state minister for ethics and integrity. "Some churches ask youth for money before they will pray for them to get jobs - this is against the word of God." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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30-04-2019 - Pew: Europæere betaler gerne kirkeskat uden at frekventere kirken
Kirkeliv - statistik

, Pew study finds continued support in Western Europe for paying church
From the outside, Western Europe is often seen as a highly secularized region where established religion is dying out. Church taxes are blamed for part of that erosion, because the only way to avoid the tax where it is mandatory is to officially leave the church one was baptized in. But the Pew report, titled "In Western European Countries With Church Taxes, Support for the Tradition Remains Strong," found far more people still finance their church than attend it. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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30-04-2019 - Overfaldet præst: fyldt med frygt - og tro
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, After Attack, Pastor in Nepal Filled with Fear - and Faith
"They said I am preaching foreign religion, converting people and 'feeding' on dollars in return," Pastor Pariyar said. "They asked me to hand over all the [supposed, U.S.] dollars I am carrying to them, and they will spare my life. I asked them who were they to question my work and demand money from me, to which they said they were 'underground Maoists.'" Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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Buddhisme
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29-04-2019 - USCIRF: Kina og en snes andre lande topper listen over religiøs forføl
Religionskonflikt

, USCIRF report: China, two dozen other countries top religious freedom
Under President Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, believers are seeing their freedoms shrink dramatically even as the country undergoes a religious revival. Experts and activists say that as he consolidates his power, Xi is waging the most severe systematic suppression of Christianity in the country since religious freedom was written into the Chinese constitution in 1982 Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Flere
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29-04-2019 - Lutherske unge til kamp for klima og mod vold mod kvinder
Kirkens liv

, LUCSA youth discuss LWF's priorities for youth
Youth from 15 member churches of the Lutheran Communion in Southern Africa (LUCSA) have identified climate change and gender-based violence (GBV) as key issues to address in their respective countries. Meeting mid-April, in Johannesburg, South Africa, barely a month after the devastating impact of cyclone Idai in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, they resolved to set up a sub-regional network to encourage youth participation in activities that promote care for the creation and environmental protection. Læs mere - [Lutheran World Federation]

Sydafrika - Wikipedia
Kristendom -luth.-evangel.
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29-04-2019 - Hindupolitiker: Tvungen sterilsering af kristne og muslimer
Religionskonflikt

, Hindu radical leader calls for the forced sterilisation of Christians
"..some Hindus are gripped by "paranoia" since their numbers fell below 80 per cent of the population...Christians and Muslims are a threat to Hindus and so "have to be forced to undergo sterilisation," said Sadhvi Deva Thakur, vice president of the right-wing Hindu Mahasabha party, speaking to reporters last Saturday.
Ms Thakur also noted that Hindus should have more children to increase their population to counter the rise of Christians and Muslims. Læs mere - [AsiaNews.it]

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25-04-2019 - Harry Potter den nye grundfortælling?
Kultur

HarryPotterHarry Potter, How the 'Harry Potter' books are replacing the Bible as millennials' f
"It's a book nearly everybody knows, many of us nearly from birth. We reference it in our daily lives. We use its complicated moral systems to define our social and political stances and to understand ourselves better. Once we have read it, and learn the lessons considered therein, our political attitudes alter, making us more welcoming and more caring to outsiders. Activists quote from the stories on placards to make their points at protests. Hundreds of thousands - if not millions - of people have written their own narratives in response to these foundational myths.
I refer, of course, to the "Harry Potter" series. (Tara Isabelle Burton) Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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25-04-2019 - Brasilien er en kristen stat - minoriteter må omvende sig
Religionskonflikt

Practitioners of Afro-Brazilian religions fear increasing intolerance
Under Bolsonaro, the climate for Afro-Brazilian believers is expected to get worse. During his campaign last year, he unapologetically dismissed the concerns of indigenous and Afro-Brazilian communities, announcing at one point, "There is no such thing as this secular state. The state is Christian and the minority will have to change, if they can." ..Since taking office, Bolsonaro has continued this line, telling the press during a visit to the White House in Washington that he is a "God-fearing man," a quality he said he shares with President Trump. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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23-04-2019 - Bannon i krig med paven
Politik - tro

Bannon's emerging anti-Francis movement threatens church unity
Francis may well have a more formidable foe in Steve Bannon, the former Trump campaign aide who recently noted that it was God's work that generated tens of thousands of votes in Wisconsin and Michigan in the 2016 Republican election triumph and has claimed credit for the "alt right," an ill-defined phrase usually associated with Confederate memorial supporters and anti-immigrant internet trolls.
Now Bannon is setting his providential magic on the Vatican, taking a shot at the pope, with the help of wealthy American and European friends. He's even bought a monastery in an Italian village outside Rome, a kind of counter-Vatican, where he is planning seminars in training a new generation of leaders in what he calls populist nationalism. Læs mere - [New Catholic Reporter]

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22-04-2019 - Kommentar om politiske, etniske og religiøse spændinger
Religionskonflikt

, A Scholar of Extremism on How Religious Conflict Shapes Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has experienced intermittent violence since the end of a brutal civil war, which lasted from 1983 to 2009. In it, the government, dominated by Sinhalese Buddhists, who make up a large majority in Sri Lanka, defeated the insurgent Tamil Tigers, a militant group that emerged from the Tamil minority, which is overwhelmingly Hindu and makes up about fifteen per cent of the country. Muslim and Christian minorities, both of which make up about eight-to-ten per cent of the population, have also historically faced discrimination. Læs mere - [The New Yorker]

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21-04-2019 - Tre kirkebombninger påskedag - en del af et mønster
Religionskonflikt

, Religious Minorities Across Asia Suffer Amid Surge in Sectarian Politi
The deadly attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday highlighted how easily religious coexistence can be ripped apart in a region where secularism is weakening amid the growing appeal of a politics based on ethnic and sectarian identity... [Followed by examples from all over Asia] Læs mere - [New York Times]

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18-04-2019 - Øget opmærksomhed på kvinderne i bibelen. Maria Magdalene og MeToo
Teologi - feministisk

, MeToo, 'Mary Magdalene' focus on women's stories in Bible as Easter ne
It seems like the women of Scripture are having a moment in the days leading up to Easter (April 21), celebrated by many Christians as the day they believe Jesus rose from the dead. Mary Magdalene is getting the Hollywood treatment in a film that bears her name... Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

Global Online - Comparative Theology - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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18-04-2019 - Massakre efter barnefremstilling i kirke
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacre Christians after Baby Dedication in Ni
Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 17 Christians who had gathered after a baby dedication at a church in central Nigeria, including the mother of the child, sources said. Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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Islam - kristendom
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17-04-2019 - Kirkebrande - også i Lousiana
Religionskonflikt

, Donations for 3 burned historic black churches pour in after Notre Dam
The rebuild of Notre Dame will be well funded. In the past month, three historically black churches in Louisiana were destroyed by a racist arsonist. He has been charged with hate crimes, but these churches need your help. Please join me in donating," Ali wrote. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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17-04-2019 - Flere kirkebrande - officielt ukendte årsager, men..(og nej, ikke musl
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, CATHOLIC CHURCHES ARE BEING DESECRATED ACROSS FRANCE-AND OFFICIALS DON
"The pressure is coming from the radical secularists or anti-religion groups as well as feminist activists who tend to target churches as a symbol of the patriarchy that needs to be dismantled," she added. On February 9, the altar at the church of Notre-Dame in Dijon, the capital of the Burgundy region, was also broken into. The hosts were taken from the tabernacle, which adorns the altar at the front of the church, and scattered on the ground. Last month, the Prime Minister Edouard Phillipe met French church leaders and said in a statement: "In our secular Republic, places of worship are respected. Such acts shock me and must be unanimously condemned." Læs mere - [Newsweek]

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16-04-2019 - Notre Dame - symbol for kultur? - for tro?
Kultur

, What the Notre-Dame Fire Reveals About the Soul of France
Txt Læs mere - [New York Times]

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Kristendom
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16-04-2019 - Notre Dame - hele verden tager del
Økumene

, Ivorian king 'upset' by Notre-Dame blaze, vows rebuilding contribution
Citing strong links between his kingdom and France, an Ivorian king says he will contribute financially to the rebuilding of the ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. King Amon N'Douffou V of Krindjabo, capital of the Sanwi Kingdom, in southeastern Ivory Coast said he was in consultations with his elders over the intended donation. "I am in full consultation with my elders, we will make a donation for the reconstruction of this monument," he told the AFP news agency. Læs mere - [Africa News]

Elfenbenskysten - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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10-04-2019 - Prædikede civil ulydighed og menneskeret i Hongkong retsal
Politik - magtkritik

, Hong Kong Pastor Facing Prison Preaches the Sermon of His Life
A Baptist pastor in Hong Kong turned the stands of a Hong Kong courtroom into his pulpit, quoting Scripture and calling for justice in the name of God, after he and eight other activists were convicted Tuesday for crimes related to their involvement with pro-democracy Occupy Central and Umbrella Movement protests. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu_Yiu-ming Læs mere - [ChristianityToday]

Kina - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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08-04-2019 - Asia Bibi stadig i Pakistan
Religionskonflikt

Asia Bibi remains trapped in Pakistan
Fears about the safe release of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was recently saved from death row in Pakistan after being accused of blasphemy against Islam, remain strong despite assurances from U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt that her release is being negotiated. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

Pakistan, Islamabad - Wikipedia
Islam - kristendom
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29-03-2019 - Husmenighed brutalt overfaldet - ingen døde, men...
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, After Terrifying Attack in Uttar Pradesh, India, Host of House Church
Nearly two months after Hindu extremists in India humiliated, beat and forced Christians to praise a Hindu god, the host of the house church has yet to return to his home. Ranjeet Kumar Gautam is still in hiding after more than 20 Hindu extremists in Chapar village, Sultanpur District, Uttar Pradesh state on Feb. 7 burst into his home, beat the 39 adults of the fellowship, Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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Hinduisme - anden tro
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27-03-2019 - Præster og rabbinere protesterer mod at LGBTrettigheder beskæres
Politik - religion

, More Than 120 Faith Leaders Denounce Tennessee Bills That Would Cut LG
Progressive religious leaders in Tennessee have joined forces to denounce a slate of bills that would curb the rights of the state's queer residents. More than 120 rabbis and pastors from across Tennessee have added their names to a statement opposing the anti-LGBTQ proposals, which were introduced in the state's Republican-dominated legislature this year. "They promote discrimination rather than justi Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]

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Jødedom - kristendom
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27-03-2019 - Evangelikal rådgivning af Trump i Israel-Palestinakonflikten
Politik - religion

, How the White House is courting evangelicals on its Israeli-Palestinia
President Trump is working on a plan for peace in the Middle East.And evangelical advisers like the Rev. Jentezen Franklin are getting the chance to weigh in on it. "It's a very exciting time and a time truly when we need to be praying for the peace of Jerusalem," said Franklin in a video he posted on Twitter after a White House meeting between prominent conservative evangelical Christians and Trump administration officials earlier this month. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

Israel - Wikipedia
Kristendom - evangelikal
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24-03-2019 - Korsfæstelse - tortur med seksuel misbrugskarakter - en hjælp?
Kirkens liv

, How recognising Jesus as a victim of sexual abuse might help shift Cat
The torture practices of military regimes in Latin America during the 1970s and 1980s offer two key lessons for understanding crucifixion. First, the torture was a way for the military authorities to send a message to a much wider audience. - Second, sexual violence was extremely common in torture practices. Sexual violence was a very powerful way to physically and psychologically attack a victim and his or her dignity. - The use of crucifixion by the Romans fits with both of these. Læs mere - [The Conversation]

Sydamerika - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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20-03-2019 - Fællesudtalelse kirkeledere i Auckland
Politik - religion

, Joint Statement by Auckland Church Leaders
The recent massacre at the mosques in Christchurch has brought deep grief to New Zealand. As Auckland church leaders we condemn this evil attack and are shocked and horrified that such an atrocity should take place in our nation. Læs mere - [New Zealand Christian Network]

New Zealand - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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18-03-2019 - Fulanidrabene på kristne fortsætter
Religionskonflikt

, Another 10 Christians Killed in Kaduna State as Carnage Continues in N
- Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 10 Christians in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria on Saturday (March 16), bringing the lives lost in the past five weeks to 140 with 160 houses destroyed, sources said. Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

Nigeria - Wikipedia
Islam - kristendom
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18-03-2019 - Benediktinerpriorinde: Kvindelige præster nu
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Leading Benedictine nun in Germany calls for women priests
'Why shouldn't we pray for gender equality in the Church? It is most important that all discussions on reform be offered up to God,' says Sister Ruth Sch”nenberger Læs mere - [International La Croix]

Tyskland - Wikipedia

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12-03-2019 - Seks år - Frans. Den gode, den onde, den barmhjertige
Personalia og biografi

The good, the bad and the merciful: Pope Francis after six years
With each passing year, however, criticism of the pope has become more vocal, especially from the Catholic right, who think he is breaking with traditional church teaching, and the political right, who don't like his views on global warming, immigration and social justice. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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12-03-2019 - 77-årige kardinal Pell i dømt seks års fængsel
Seksualitet - misbrug

Cardinal George Pell of Australia Sentenced to Six Years in Prison
George Pell, an Australian cardinal who was the Vatican's chief financial officer and an adviser to Pope Francis, was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday, for molesting two boys after Sunday Mass in 1996. Læs mere - [New York Times]

Australien - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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06-03-2019 - "Genopbyg min kirke" - en hjælp i den nuværende sexmisbrugskrise
Seksualitet - misbrug

, Francis of Assisi's model for church reform may help in the abuse cris
At first, St. Francis interpreted this revelation as an instruction for him to physically rebuild the dilapidated little church, which he eagerly did for some time: brick by brick. But over time he began to realize the broader implications of Christ's exhortation to him from the cross. It would seem that ultimately God was less concerned about the physical structures of this or that particular worship space and more interested in spiritual and moral renewal, a rebuilding of the church that is the Body of Christ.. Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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01-03-2019 - Uro om Lambeth-konferencen pga homoviede biskopper
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Episcopal bishops object to same-sex spouses' disinvitation to global
Three bishops from the Episcopal Diocese of New York have written an open letter to their clergy and parishioners to express their dismay at a request by the archbishop of Canterbury that two gay bishops not bring their spouses to the Anglican Communion's Lambeth Conference in July of 2020.The letter also explains why, despite consideration of boycotting the meeting, all three New York bishops will attend. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

Globalt - Wikipedia
Kristendom, anglikansk
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27-02-2019 - Immigranter ændrer billedet i nogle vestlige kirkesamfund
Etik - seksualitet

, United Methodists Tighten Ban on Same-Sex Marriage and Gay Clergy
...the issue of gay rights has proved uniquely divisive in the church, and Tuesday's vote reflected the growing clout of Methodists from outside the United States. The tightening of enforcement of church law was backed by a coalition of members from African nations, the Philippines and European and American evangelicals.
While membership has steadily declined in the United States over the past 25 years - a trend that is true for most mainline Protestant denominations - it has been growing in Africa. About 30 percent of the church's members are now from African nations, which typically have conservative Christian views; in many of them, homosexuality is a crime. Læs mere - [New York Times]

USA - Wikipedia
Kristendom
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26-02-2019 - Kristne og jøder: Korsmindesmærke er ikke et sekulært symbol
Sekularisering

, The Bladensburg Cross is no secular symbol
Tomorrow (Feb. 27), for the first time in history, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case asking whether the government can maintain a cross on government property. The justices will consider the government's claim that a massive 40-foot Latin cross, maintained in the center of a major intersection, is simply a secular monument. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]
That claim, of course, not only defies common sense, it is offensive to many who take religion seriously. In a joint brief on behalf of Jews and Christians from a variety of denominations, we ask the court to reject this absurd claim.

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24-02-2019 - Denne storm stilner ikke af.. - kvinder tager ordet i vatikanet
Seksualitet - misbrug

Women take center stage in closing hours of Pope Francis' clergy sex-a
A string of women chosen to address Pope Francis' clergy sex-abuse summit in its final days forcefully condemned the Catholic hierarchy's culture of silence and accused their mostly male audience of hypocrisy and unnecessary secrecy in handling the issue over decades. Sister Veronica Openibo, an African nun, blasted the church for failing to live up to the standards it espouses in a fiery speech that opened the conference's penultimate day Saturday. Læs mere - [-]

Vatikanet - Wikipedia
Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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19-02-2019 - Præst protesterer mod den"nye" Mugabe - står til fængsel igen
Politik - tro

Pastor who helped oust Mugabe returns to protesting - and jail
A prominent pastor who helped mobilize the movement that ousted longtime dictator Robert Mugabe in late 2017 is now facing 20 years in prison for opposing the new regime he helped usher in.
Pastor Evan Mawarire of His Generation Church faces charges of incitement to violence and subverting the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa - the same charges Mawarire faced under Mugabe before the president was deposed.
The pastor says that power may have changed hands but not much else is different in the southern African country.
"We thought that things would change after Mugabe but we replaced Mugabe with another Mugabe," said Mawarire, 41. "It breaks my heart . but we will fight on." In November 2017, Mawarire helped mobilize thousands of Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

Zimbabwe - Wikipedia
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18-02-2019 - Seksuel misbrug i evangelikal sammenhæng
Seksualitet - misbrug

, Southern Baptists Announce Plans to Address Sexual Abuse
Nearly 400 Southern Baptist leaders have been accused of sexual misconduct or crimes against more than 700 victims since 1998, according to an investigation by The Houston Chronicle and The San Antonio Express-News published this month. Offenders included pastors, youth pastors and volunteers Læs mere - [New York Times]

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18-02-2019 - Kristen arresteret efter anmeldelse af buddhistisk trussel
Religionskonflikt

, Christian in Sri Lanka Arrested after Reporting Threat on His Life, Wa
Police in Sri Lanka arrested a Christian who reported a Buddhist mob's threat on his life, according to an advocacy group in the island country. Læs mere - [Morning Star News]

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14-02-2019 - De religiøse rødder skal være i orden til præsidentvalg i USA
Politik - religion

, Juli n Castro: Catholicism 'has never been far from my life'
Interwiew with former San Antonio Mayor and former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Juli n Castro, who has announced his candidacy for president.."I grew up going to church, sometimes more often than in other times in my life. I went to one year of Catholic school. I grew up with a grandmother who used to go to church and wear a veil like women would a couple of generations ago. And I grew up with religious imagery all around..." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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13-02-2019 - Pastoral rock-glamour aføst til præsidentvalg
Politik - religion

, Gospel Glamour is How Nigerias Pastors Wield Political Power
Dressed in a white outfit delicately striped with gold and carrying a white tambourine, one of the contenders in Nigeria's presidential election steps out of a white Rolls-Royce and strides up the aisle of the Household of God, flanked by bodyguards.Chris Okotie, a 1980s pop star turned pentecostal pastor and four-time presidential candidate, is leading the service in the church he founded 32 years ago. Læs mere - [The Guardian]

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08-02-2019 - Trump cementerer forholdet til de religiøst konservative
Politik - religion

, Trump plays up evangelical interests at National Prayer Breakfast
President Trump began his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast by renewing his commitment to the religious conservatives who helped lift him into office."I will never let you down, I can say that - never," Trump said as he approached the podium on Thursday morning (Feb. 7), speaking to a gathering of religious leaders, political figures and more than a few evangelical Christians. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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06-02-2019 - Spekteret af seksuel misbrug i den katolske kirke udvides
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

Pope admits clerical abuse of nuns including sexual slavery
It is thought to be the first time that Pope Francis has acknowledged the sexual abuse of nuns by the clergy. He said the Church was attempting to address the problem but said it was "still going on". Læs mere - [BBC]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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06-02-2019 - Dansk Jehovas vidne dømt til 6 års fængsel
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Danish Jehovah's Witness sentenced to six years in prison in Russia
A Russian court sentenced a Danish Jehovah's Witness to six years in prison for extremism Wednesday, one of the harshest verdicts in years against a Western citizen here and the latest incident in Russia's crackdown on personal freedoms. Læs mere - [Washington Post]

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03-02-2019 - Paven taler for fred med Yemen på vej til Emiraterne
Politik - fredsappel

Pope calls for Yemen relief as he heads to UAE
Francis called for the urgent observation of a limited cease-fire Læs mere - [Religion News Service]
reached in December and for food and medicine to get to Yemen'sas-he-heads-to-uae/ people, who are suffering the world's worst humanitarian crisis. He made the appeal at the Vatican before boarding a plane to the United Arab Emirates, which has been Saudi Arabia's main ally in its war in Yemen - a way to avoid embarrassing his hosts with a public call while in the region.

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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01-02-2019 - Canadas Grosbøll fortsætter som præst og ateist
Ateisme

Atheist minister Gretta Vosper hopes to stay at Canadian church for th
In 2013, she told her congregation that she was an atheist. That led to calls by denominational leaders for her to be fired. After about five years of divisive discussion and debate, the United Church of Canada has decided to let Vosper remain as a pastor. "I was very surprised," she said. "I was totally convinced . I would end up outside of the church. Every indication suggested that's what was going to happen." Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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31-01-2019 - Putin angriber ukrainsk ortodox kirkereform
Økumene

Putin assails Ukraine Orthodox church reform
President Vladimir Putin has criticized Ukraine's move to set Læs mere - [Religion News Service]
up a new Orthodox church independent from Moscow and promised toorthodox-church-reform/ defend religious freedom. Putin said the push for the new church was rooted in "the struggle for power" and provoked "animosity and intolerance." He warned Thursday that "we reserve the right to react and will do everything to protect human rights, including freedom of conscience."

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31-01-2019 - Kirkeødelæggelser og forfølgelse i Nigeria

, 900 Churches in Nigeria Destroyed by Boko Haram
At least 900 Christian churches have been destroyed at the hands of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, as part of the Islamic radical group's campaign to drive out all Christians from the north, the youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria reported. Læs mere - []

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31-01-2019 - Det religiøse højres tætte forbindelse til Trump
Politik - tro

How the religious right gained unprecedented access to Trump
As the president offers a sympathetic ear - and policies to match Læs mere - [The Guardian]
- critics see a de facto advisory committee, violating federaladministration-religious-right-access law. The religious right 'has a partnership at the highest level of government', says the CEO of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
The US health secretary sat for an interview with a man experts say is the leader of a hate group known for "defaming gays and lesbians", just two days after Karen Pence, the US second lady, was criticized for teaching at a Christian school that bans homosexuality.

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30-01-2019 - 7 - med New York - nu 8 stater tillader abort frem til fødslen
Etik - abort

, 7 states already allow abortion up to birth - not just New York
Before New York lawmakers voted last Tuesday to remove Læs mere - [Christian Post]
gestational limits on abortion, seven states and Washington, D.C.abortion-up-to-birth-not-just-new-york.html already had laws allowing third-trimester abortions. Similarly, all states that have laws banning late-term abortion still allow exceptions under certain circumstances, as noted by the Guttmacher Institute, an organization that advocates for abortion rights worldwide.

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29-01-2019 - Højsteret fastholder: Asia Bibi ikke skyldig i blasfemi
Religionskonflikt

Pakistan high court upholds Asia Bibi acquittal
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan's highest court has upheld the Læs mere - [Christian Post]
acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who was putasia-bibi-acquittal.html on death row for eight years after being convicted of violating the nation's blasphemy laws.Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Bibi will not be retried after being found not guilty of insulting the Prophet Muhammad during an argument with a few Muslim colleagues.

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27-01-2019 - Terror: Bombe i kirke på Fillipinerne. 20 dræbt.
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

, Jolo church attack: Many killed in Philippines
Two bombs at a Roman Catholic cathedral in southern Philippines Læs mere - [BBC]
have killed 20 people and injured dozens more, local officials say.The first blast happened as Sunday Mass was being celebrated at the church on Jolo island, where Islamist militants are active.

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25-01-2019 - Sexmisbrug største trussel mod kirken(!) siden reformationen
Seksualitet - det kirkelige embede

, Church historian: biggest threat to church in 500 years
"This is not like the Protestant Reformation; it's not," Massimo Faggioli, a Villanova University professor, said in a talk at Immaculate Conception Church in Hampton, Virginia."But in my opinion, it's the most serious crisis in the Catholic Church since the Protestant Reformation." Læs mere - [National Catholic Reporter]

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25-01-2019 - Guvenør Ahok udstået fængselstraffen for blasfemi
Religionskonflikt

, Indonesian Christian governor Ahok set for early release from prison
Jakarta's former governor, known as "Ahok", who was sentenced last year to two years in jail for blasphemy against Islam, is to be released from prison next month, four months ahead of schedule.The ethnic Chinese Christian, whose real name is Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.. Læs mere - [World Watch Monitor]
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24-01-2019 - Venstreorienterede religiøse mere fremtrædende
Politik - tro

, Provoked By Trump, The Religious Left Is Finding Its Voice
[National Public Radio] Religious conservatives have rarely faced Læs mere - [National Public Radio]
much competition in the political realm from faith-based groupsreligious-left-is-finding-its-voice on the left. The provocations of President Trump may finally be changing that. Nearly 40 years after some prominent evangelical Christians organized a Moral Majority movement to promote a conservative political agenda, a comparable effort by liberal religious leaders is coalescing in support of immigrant rights, universal health care, LGBTQ rights and racial justice.

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22-01-2019 - Nairobi. Religiøse leder: Alle trosretninger skal passe på de unge.
Religionskonflikt

, After Dusit attack, Kenya's clergy urge all faiths to account for thei
Since the attack, local religious leaders have called on people of all faiths to account for their youths, citing Gichunge and another Kenyan convert to Islam who is thought to have traveled to Somalia for training with al-Shabab, the al-Qaida affiliate in East Africa. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]
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17-01-2019 - Domstole destruerer bøger - kristne som muslimske
Religionskonflikt

, KAZAKHSTAN: Courts' book-destroying "barbarism" continues
A Judge ordered destroyed 85 Islamic booklets seized from an Læs mere - [Forum 18]
individual for offering them for sale without state permission, telling Forum 18 he "doesn't need" them. Another court ordered "Bible Stories" destroyed. "Sad", "ABSURD" and "not in accord with international standards" are some responses to these destruction orders.

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16-01-2019 - Top50-liste liste over forfølgelse og undertrykkelse af kristne
Religionskonflikt - forfølgelse

World Watch List on Persecution
World Watch Research uses the term "Persecution engine" to Læs mere - [Open Doors]
describe a distinct situation which is causing Christians to belist/ persecuted either violently on non-violently. This situation of persecution can be considered as the consequence of a societal "power dynamic". A power dynamic normally represents a worldview that has a claim of superiority over other worldviews. That is not a problem in itself, as long as this power dynamic is coupled with a true sense of pluralism.

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15-01-2019 - Spottekrucifiks vækker protester
Kultur

, Crucified Ronald McDonald Sculpture Sparks Protests In Israel
An Israel art museum's exhibition featuring a crucified Ronald Læs mere - [Huffpost Religion]
McDonald is receiving backlash from local Christians ? while theprotests_us_5c3dff71e4b01c93e00dc8a5 sculpture's creator wants it taken down for a completely different reason.

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13-01-2019 - Ny "Visual Commentary on Scripture"
Teologi

, 'Visual Commentary on Scripture' website offers new way to study the B
A new $2 million web project launched by King's College London is offering users a new way to visually digest biblical Scripture through the analyses of classic and contemporary works of art. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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11-01-2019 - Republikansk politisk leder, muslim, genvalgt - i kirke
Politik - religion

, Texas GOP leader who is Muslim declares victory over bigotry
The much-anticipated vote Thursday night (Jan. 10) by the Tarrant Læs mere - [Religion News Service]
County GOP came during a two-hour, closed-door meeting bymuslim-declares-victory-over-bigotry/ precinct chairs at a church in the Fort Worth suburb of Richland Hills. "Tonight, the torch of liberty burns brighter. Today, my faith in our party and our country has been reaffirmed," said Shafi, who will remain one of the county party's two regional vice chairs, in a statement on Facebook. "My fellow Republicans have demonstrated that we remain the party of Lincoln and Reagan, which is open to all Americans, regardless of their religion, caste, creed, color, ethnicity or country of origin."

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11-01-2019 - Curry and Love - homoægteskaber
Seksualitet - det civile liv

Episcopal Church head Michael Curry punishes NY bishop who won't allow
The head of The Episcopal Church has issued a partial restriction on the ministry of a New York bishop who recently refused to allow same-sex wedding ceremonies at his diocese. Bishop William Love of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany released a pastoral letter last year stating his refusal to follow a recently passed resolution mandating that all regional bodies in The Episcopal Church perform same-sex marriages. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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04-01-2019 - Walther Kasper og paven
Teologi

Cardinal Kasper is far from controversies for a change, and happily so
Kasper is certainly used to the jostle of Vatican debates. He is one of the most influential Catholic theologians of the past generation - a rival for the title might be his more famous countryman, erstwhile sparring partner and colleague in the Roman Curia, Joseph Ratzinger, aka Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Læs mere - [Religion News Service]

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Kristendom - romersk-katolsk
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03-01-2019 - Kristendom er europæisk og amerikansk
Religionskonflikt

, ..crackdown on Christians: 'Christianity is religion of Europeans and
(Laos) "Due to the tight grip of the Communist Party in this Southeast Asian country, religion is seen as a hostile element," an Open Doors fact sheet explains. "Christianity, in particular, is considered a Western influence and especially dangerous. Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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Kristendom - andre religioner
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03-01-2019 - I kamp mod næstværste ebola-udbrud
Sygdom og sundhed

, Samaritan's Purse sends help as Ebola DRC outbreak becomes second dead
Samaritan's Purse, the Christian relief group headed by evangelist Franklin Graham, announced on Tuesday that its 20-bed treatment center in the northeast DRC will provide "expert and compassionate clinical care for patients suffering with the deadly virus." Læs mere - [Christian Post]

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