Christian schools and colleges across Pakistan shut down for three
days to protest the March 2 assassination in Islamabad of Shahbaz
Bhatti, a Roman Catholic who was minister for religious minorities.
Christians and secular groups marched in the cities of Lahore, Karachi,
Hyderabad and Faisalabad to protest the killing.
Islamabad, Pakistan, March 2 (ENInews)--Pakistan's Minister for Religious Minorities and the only Christian cabinet member, Shahbaz Bhatti, was assassinated on 2 March outside his home in Islamabad. He was the second high-ranking Pakistan government official murdered this year after expressing opposition to the country's law that makes criticism of the Prophet Muhammad a capital crime.
After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-to-1 that the "Thank God for
Dead Soldiers" protesters from Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas have
First Amendment rights to protest military funerals, the question being
asked is: What's ahead?
More protests from religious groups? Or more efforts to limit them?
Jerusalem, March 2 (ENInews)--Israel has declined to renew a residency permit for the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem, Suheil Dawani, according to Yusef Daher, executive secretary of the Jerusalem Inter-Church Centre (ICC).
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Jewish people as a whole were not responsible for
Jesus' crucifixion, and their descendants have not inherited blame for
his death, Pope Benedict XVI writes in a new book to be published on
METAIRIE, La. (RNS) Though he admitted having his hands in his pants,
Christian fundamentalist Grant Storms denied Tuesday (March 1) he was
masturbating while watching children in a park before being arrested.
Catholic bishops have kicked the "booty" out of the Bible. The U.S.
Conference of Catholic Bishops has brought about a new translation of
the Bible, one it says is more accurate, more accessible and more
What happens when the contested legacy of America's most famous
20th-century theologian meets the harsh political realities of the 21st?
You end up with questions like whether Reinhold Niebuhr would support
WASHINGTON (ABP) – The United States Supreme Court ruled 8-1 on
March 2 that anti-gay protests outside of military funerals by a
controversial Kansas Baptist church clan are protected speech under the
Tokyo, March 1 (ENInews)--North and South Korean Protestant church groups have held their first simultaneous worship services to commemorate a declaration of independence on 1 March, 1919 from Japanese colonial rule.
IRVINE, Calif. (RNS) "Michael Oren, propagating murder is not an
expression of free speech!"
And so began the protest of Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren's
lecture at the University of California, Irvine in February 2010, as the
shouting student, Osama Ahmed Shabaik, was escorted out of the
auditorium by police to cheers and jeers.
LONDON (RNS) Two senior judges have banned a Christian couple from any
further foster care because they oppose homosexuality, a stance that the
judges said has no place in the laws of a "largely secular" Britain.
METAIRIE, La. (RNS) A fundamentalist Christian pastor known for his
bullhorn protests of the annual Southern Decadence gay pride festival
was arrested on a charge of masturbating at a park on Friday (Feb. 25).