Subodh S. Lal
Several Christian, Muslim and secular groups came together Thursday in the Indian state of Karnataka to protest a recent move by the state government to teach Hindu scripture in state-run schools.
Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), a relatively late entrant in the 2012 presidential race, has more than doubled her support and is now in second place among the GOP hopefuls, according to a new poll.Tags 2012 Race
Some of the Episcopal Church bishops in New York will require its gay clergy to avail themselves to the state’s Marriage Equality Act that legalizes same-sex marriage when it goes into effect on July 24.
A Christian persecution watchdog group has launched an advocacy campaign to boost the impact of religious freedom on U.S. foreign policy.Tags Religious Freedom
No significant progress was made as the president and congressional leaders resumed their meeting at the White House Tuesday to resolve the debt-ceiling impasse before the August 2 deadline.
Pastors, the spiritual shepherds of the faithful, are not supposed to burn out. Ministry leaders, the CEOs in charge of efficient organizations, are not allowed to feel low. Christians, especially Christian leaders, must never be depressed.
There was no breakthrough during the Monday meeting on the debt ceiling and top Democrats and Republicans agreed to meet again Tuesday, a congressional aide said.
Messages of solidarity and felicitations from religious freedom organizations have poured in for the newly created nation of South Sudan that broke away – partly on religious lines – from its northern counterpart Saturday, even as the nation takes stock of its challenges.Tags Religious Freedom
In the light of the debate within the Church of England about same-sex relationships as well as government laws related to discrimination in various contexts, the House of Bishops has decided to review the church’s policy on civil relationships and consider whether gay priests can be allowed to become bishops.
Christian leaders and organizations have come in support of former Cisco vendor Frank Turek who was fired from the company for his personal views on marriage as expressed in a book he wrote.Tags Homosexuality
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center canceled within less than an hour its original tsunami warning for The Kermedec Islands, Tonga, and New Zealand Wednesday.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday the government must immediately stop enforcing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law (DADT), which prohibits openly gay men and women from serving in the armed forces.Tags Homosexuality
Delta Air Lines has come under immense pressure over the past few weeks as reports went viral that its partnership with Saudi Arabian Airlines could prohibit American Jews from flying into the country. Both Delta and the Saudi government strongly rejected the charge.
Respectful personal relationships, stating the opponent’s position fairly and a responsible use of the internet are some of the ways for Christians to deal with disagreements within their ranks, three Christian scholars said in a video-recorded dialogue released Tuesday.Tags Pastors
A fire at the former home of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton in Minneapolis was deliberately set and investigations are underway to determine if the incident was a result of public rage over the government shutdown, said Minneapolis police sergeant Steve McCarty.