A long-standing battle of the Chinese Communist Party with costly traditional funerals and superstition here has transcended secular boundaries and leapt into cyberspace. IPS – 7 April 2002 – People marking the Qingming Festival – China’s traditional day for sweeping the graves and remembering the dead this week – are being encouraged to pay homage through […]
The Institute for Christian Studies at People’s University in Beijing is planning a Bible translation in modern Chinese to be sold in ordinary bookstores throughout China. Adventist News Network – 2 April 2002 – According to Professor Yang Huilin, his institute is cooperating closely in this project with Nanjing Union Theological Seminary in Jiangsu Province. To […]
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The International Christian Internet Church (ICIC) has launched its English language worship services in cyberspace to reach especially those who otherwise don’t visit a regular church, its Hungarian co-founder announced. “Many people live in countries such as Saudi Arabia or China where being a Christian can be dangerous,” said Rev. Lazlo Banfi, who himself suffered […]
According to information provided by ANS, award winning journalist Stefan J. Bos was born on the 19th of September 1967 in a small home in downtown Amsterdam, in the Netherlands not far from the typewriter of his father, who was (and still is) a Reporter and ghostwriter. Already at a very young age Bos decided to become journalist and finally arrived in Hungary, the same country where his parents had smuggled Bibles during Communism. Bos has traveled extensively to cover wars and revolutions throughout the region and received the Annual Press Award of Merit from the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for his coverage about foreign policy affairs including Hungary’s relationship with NATO and the European Union.
This article was published by ANS (ASSIST News Service). ASSIST is an evangelical ministry started by journalist and author, Dan Wooding, as a way to help Christians living under difficult circumstances, and to share the Gospel with those who do not know Christ.
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More academics are starting to see the ‘religion factor’ as key to understanding forces in economics, politics, and society, reports Mark Clayton, staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor. Christian Science Monitor – 26 February 2002 – When it comes to academic scholarship, blue sky and dollars are often the only limits on research. But Luis […]
This article was first published in The Christian Science Monitor on 26 February 2002. URL for the article: http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0226/p12s01-lehl.html
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Until a few years ago, Kurdish separatism was the only movement in Turkey that openly challenged the official view that the country was a homogeneous nation-state. But the past two decades have seen a resurgence of Alevis, a minority religious group that has had difficult relations with both the state and Sunni Islam, Turkey’s predominant […]
This article was first published on 18 February 2002 by RFE/RL (Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty). Posted on RELIGIOSCOPE with permission. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is a private, international communications service to Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Middle East, funded by the United States Congress. RELIGIOSCOPE highly recommends the RFE/RL website, with its informative daily newsline and various other reports: http://www.rferl.org/
Nearly 2 million Muslims descended on Saudi Arabia in February for the hajj, the pilgrimage required at least once in the lifetime of all Islamic faithful able to make the trip. Muslim clergy customarily use the occasion for sermons on established themes, including calls for Islamic unity. RFE/RL correspondent Don Hill talks to Muslim scholars […]
This article was first published on 26 February 2002 by RFE/RL (Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty). Posted on RELIGIOSCOPE with permission. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is a private, international communications service to Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Middle East, funded by the United States Congress. RELIGIOSCOPE highly recommends the RFE/RL website, with its informative daily newsline and various other reports: http://www.rferl.org/
Since the arrival of NATO forces in Kosovo in mid-June 1999, some 108 Serbian Orthodox churches in the province have been destroyed or vandalised; the work, according to the Serbian Orthodox Church, of Albanian extremists. At present, these churches are under the protection of KFOR, the international Kosovo Force, but there are worrying signs that […]
Source: Keston Institute <http://www.keston.org>
For the first time, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) is reported within the five largest churches in the United States, according to the National Council of Churches’ 2002 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches,off press this week. NCC News – 13 February 2002 – “This ranking represents a very brisk increase in […]
The 2002 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches (416 pages, paperback) is published by Abingdon Press, Nashville, Tenn.
Source: National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
Over the past ten days different representatives of the Russian state have adopted varied positions in response to the Catholic Church’s decision to upgrade its four existing ecclesiastical structures in Russia into dioceses. Keston News Service – 22 February 2002 – On 12 February the Press and Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued […]
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A schism has developed in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR), one of the larger exile Russian Orthodox churches, over leadership issues and the prospect of rapprochement with the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). Following the retirement of Metropotitan Vitaly Ustinov (b. 1910), who had been the Primate of the ROCOR since 1986, the […]