November 5, 2009

EU bans crucifix from Italy’s classrooms

by Sara Levy

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered the Italian state to pay €5,000 in damages to a woman who fought for eight years to have crucifixes removed from her children’s classrooms in Italy. According to the court, the practice of hanging crucifixes on classrooms walls violates the right of parents to educate their children […]

November 4, 2009

Transsexual Jesus offends Christians

by David Masters

Conservative Christian groups have held protests this week outside a Glasgow theatre production in which Jesus is portrayed as a transsexual woman. Around 300 protesters held a candlelit vigil out the Tron Theatre to mark their disagreement with its current play, Jesus, Queen of Heaven. Placards held up by the campaigners included “God: My Son […]

November 2, 2009

Hindus request interfaith talks with Evangelicals

by Benjamin Graham

A leading Hindu has called for interfaith dialogue with Evangelical Christians following the election of a new chairperson of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD). Margot Kässmann, once described as a “mixture of Mother Teresa and Demi Moore”, was elected as EKD chairperson with 132 of the 142 votes cast. Rajan Zed, president of the […]

Palestinians angered by America’s broken promises

by Sara Levy

Palestinians have reacted with anger at a new US strategy for peace in the Middle East. US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has backtracked on demands for Israel to halt construction of Israeli settlements in the Palestinian West Bank. Palestinian leaders have repeatedly stressed that peace talks cannot resume until settlement construction stops. However, during […]

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