A pope with a problem

source:? Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2010 Tim Rutten? By lashing out at the coverage of the sexual abuse scandal, the Roman Catholic Church shows it has learned little from the squalid affair.   This has been a tough Lent for the Roman Catholic ... Read More

Missionaries: the good, the bad, and the ugly

source:? WashingtonPost, March 4, 2010 Ex-Hindu monk, professor Ramdas Lamb Hindu monk in India from 1969-1978. Professor, University of Hawai?i, world religions and contemporary American religion Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn't sharing one's faith part ... Read More

What is the real problem with evangelism overseas by U.S. religious groups?

source:? Washington Post, March 6, 2010 When we started our weekly online religion section, "On Faith," Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham and I agreed to co-moderate a regular panel of distinguished religion scholars. The idea was to create a diverse assembly of ... Read More

Christian missionary extremists demolish Hindu temple in AP

sources: 1)? Andhra Jyothy, March 18, 2010? http://www.andhrajyothy.com/tabloids/2010/mar/18/wgd/wgd%20page05.pdf ???????????? 2)? FIR submitted by a villager? --------? Translation of the Newspaper article ----------------------- Temple demolished in MangalaGunta Palem?Narasapuram rural: March 17:? A few people (Christians) ?belonging to ?the Managalagunta palem have ... Read More

Philippine health chief, church fight over condoms

source:? Associated Press, March 8, 2010 By TERESA CEROJANO (AP) MANILA, Philippines ? On Valentine's Day, Philippine government health workers hit the streets of Manila to hand out roses and condoms to passers-by. The message was clear in a country with a ... Read More

Singapore denounces pastor for ridiculing Buddhists

source:? Reuters, Feb 9, 2010 SINGAPORE (Reuters Life!) - Singapore has warned a Christian pastor that his online videos are offensive to Buddhists and Taoists, underlining the city-state's concerns that religion is a potential faultline for its multicultural society. Pastor Rony Tan, ... Read More

Conversion or recruitment?

source: washington Post, March 2, 2010 Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn't sharing one's faith part of religious freedom? When does it cross the line into manipulation and coercion? I believe systematic and institutionalized endeavors ... Read More

The role of US evangelists in Uganda’s ‘kill the gays’ bill

source: Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 2, 2010 A law proposing execution for homosexuals exposes a murderous fantasy. A recent proposal in Uganda to legislate the execution of homosexuals has sparked international outrage. Although the Government has since revised its prescribed sentence from ... Read More

Christian Missionary school principal cuts off Hindu student’s shikha

source: Rediff.com Jan 6, 2010 The principal of a Mumbai convent school allegedly chopped off a student's small pigtail on Tuesday, prompting the police to file an FIR against him. Frank Fernandes, principal of St Jude's High School in suburban Andheri, has been charged with ... Read More

Religious Conversion as an Economic Enterprise

source:? Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka,?? December 19,2009 By R. Samarasinghe Religious conversion has to be examined in its global context, because coerced conversion is not a spiritual but a political act with economic motives. So was colonization; though they said ... Read More
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