The Apostles of Hate

Doug Howard, professor of history at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mi., writes in Books & Culture an incisive review of a strange book published last year in the US.

The author is Kamal Saleem (not his real name) and the book is called The Blood of Lambs. A Former Terrorist’s Memoir of Death and Redemption. I reproduce here a few excerpts from the review, as a teaser, for a text worth reading, because it exposes in  a lucid manner the kind of Islamophobic hysteria that dominates much of American Evangelicalism. Continue reading “The Apostles of Hate”

Meeting of Religious Leaders with UNESCO Director

Koichiro Matsuura
Koichiro Matsuura

Communiqué of religious leaders on their meeting with the Director General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura – Moscow, 22 July 2009

On July 22, Koïchiro Matsuura, General Director of UNESCO, met in Moscow several representatives of main world religions: Christianity (Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant), Islam and Judaism. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia took part in the meeting. This is the final communiqué.

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Obama in Cairo – A New Beginning – UPDATE!

Obama in Cairo
Obama in Cairo

Source: Der Spiegel

Presedintele Obama a tinut astazi, joi 4 iunie 2009, un important discurs la Universitatea din Cairo. El a fost descris ca oferta unui ‘nou inceput’ in relatiile dintre crestini si musulmani. Textul integral al discursului poate fi gasit AICI.

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Kosova Protestant Evangelical Church – Religious Freedom Report

The Kosova Evangelical Protestant Church (KPEC), the umbrella Evangelical organisation in this UN protectorate has published recently a report on religious freedom in this troubled land.

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Miroslav Volf despre discursul lui Obama la Cairo

Miroslav Volf
Miroslav Volf

 Unul dintre blogurile gazduite de site-ul web al Agentiei de stiri Reuters publica astazi un articol al teologului croat Miroslav Volf despre discursul Presedintelui Obama rostit joi 4 iunie la Cairo.

Volf nu este ultra entuziast, dar nu este nici pe departe atir de critic cu acest discurs precum promotorii neoconservatorismului american.

Nu cred ca aceasta analiza ii va putea convinge pe cei care au decis deja impotriva acestui discurs, chiar inainte de a-l citi. dar, cine stie, poate ca nici acestora nu le strica sa priveasca lucrurile si din alta parspectiva.

Textul acestui comentariu poate fi citit AICI.

Iata mai jos textul atasat al comentariului, pentru cei care nu-l pot accesa.

Miroslav Volf – Obama speech not historic, but could become so

Palestinian Christians Want A Peace Lamp in Every Church

Taybeh Village, in West Bank, Palestine

PALESTINIAN CHRISTIANS WANT A PEACE LAMP IN EVERY CHURCH

By Emma Halgren (*)

Its population may be dwindling, but the Palestinian village of Taybeh is striving to maintain normality in the midst of conflict, and hope in the midst of oppression.

Taybeh, 14 kilometres north east of Ramallah, is one of the few predominantly Christian villages in Palestine. Like villages all over the West Bank, it is suffering as many of its people decide to emigrate, seeing no other choice given the economic and physical hardship they suffer under Israeli occupation.

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O aventura afghana – 9 – Spitalul din Herat

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A doua zi după sosirea la Herat am făcut o vizită de informare la unul dintre proiectele World Vision din zonă, la spitalul provincial.

Programul principal este legat de formarea de moaşe pentru zona vestică a Afghanistanului. Este vorba de un proiect de 2 ani, la nivel de colegiu, susţinut fiind de World Vision şi predat de profesori de la Universitatea din Herat. Deoarece toate materiile educative sunt în limba engleză, învăţarea acestei limbi este o parte esenţială a programului. Atunci când am vizitat clasa, fetele tocmai susţineau examenul de limbă. Continue reading “O aventura afghana – 9 – Spitalul din Herat”