Sunday, July 24, 2011

Christian women in Egypt being converted to Islam by force, Witness Says

July 24, 2011 Featured News
Caroline Doss, Michele A. Clark and Jean Maher (L to R) take part in a July 22 hearing for the U.S. Helsinki Commission

By Katherine Veik 24/7/2011 Washington D.C., Jul 23, 2011 / 11:35 am (CNA).- The U.S. Helsinki Commission gathered on July 22 to discuss the increase in violence against Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt, specifically young women. Reports of kidnapping and forced marriage and conversion began cropping up in 2007, but remained “unsubstantiated,” said Michele Clark, […]

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Bulgarian Monasteries to Shelter Abandoned Children

July 24, 2011 News

Konstantin Subchev 214/7/2011 Childcare homes will be built with the Orthodox churches across the country Child and elderly care homes will be built with the churches and monasteries across the country. The facilities will be staffed with Christian volunteers. This is provided in a framework agreement between the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and the Ministry of […]

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Public Council on Morality to prevent degradation of Young Generations

July 24, 2011 News

23.07.2011 Sergey Kurilo The Council, which was created 4 years ago, received 300 letters from citizens this year alone. The Council was initiated by the head of the Belarusian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Filaret. Among its 40 members are writers, musicians, sportsmen, representatives of all major religious confessions and scholars. They are united by one aim: […]

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NEW INFORMATION: Former motel owner wants to Evict Monks

July 24, 2011 News

By Michelle Nicks, Reporter 23/7/2011 CANFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio – An order of monks who settled at the old Colonial Motel on State Route 224 face eviction, along with the 18 to 20 people they are providing shelter and low rent housing. Arthur S. Klein, the owner of the motel who was once busted for prostitution, […]

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Cleric slams abuse of women in Turkey

July 24, 2011 News

ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News 21/7/2011 The mistreatment of women is the result of “excessive ignorance” about Islam, Turkey’s chief cleric said Thursday, following the recent release of consecutive reports on violence against women. “People sometimes try to rationalize their bad behaviors by using religion. This has been the case in almost every culture and […]

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Church source: Church seeking unified personal status law to avoid Conflict

July 24, 2011 News

23/07/2011 The Coptic Orthodox Church is seeking to have the unified personal status law for non-Muslims passed as soon as possible, officials sources from the papal office have said. The move is intended to prevent a possible crisis between the Church and the judiciary and to address the problem of Copts seeking a divorce, some […]

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