Violence & Hate

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August 30, 2011

Last weekend, we were all about Hurricane Irene. Before that, it was the earthquake. Now starts the run-up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Is there a theme here? Well, yes -- three themes.

Fear is one theme, or rather the determination of New Yorkers not to live in fear. Not that...

August 8, 2011

Many faith communities in England are working together on the front line this week after three days of rioting in which hooded youths ransacked hundreds of businesses and shops in many parts of London, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Leeds, Nottingham and smaller towns.

A 26-year-old man...

August 8, 2011

Tottenham's faith leaders, politicians and youth leaders from across the local community will attend a "Vigil of Hope," Aug. 8 in a united response to the weekend's violence.

The vigil has been organized by local churches from the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church, the...

June 10, 2011

A new initiative, "Awareness Sunday," was launched in London this week to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Sept. 11, 2011 -- the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania -- falls on a Sunday, when a...

March 27, 2011

Anglican leaders have condemned the act of burning of the Qur'an on March 20 in Florida, United States. Bishop Alexander Malik of the Diocese of Lahore, Pakistan, said that "such acts were in flagrant contradiction to the teaching of Christianity ... They were the manifestations of sick minds...

September 7, 2010

How can anyone think that an act of hate and religious fanaticism -- the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 -- can somehow be redeemed by an act of intolerance and religious stupidity?

I have been trying to decide whether Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove Center in Gainesville, who is...

July 23, 2010

Church leaders in Uganda are asking Christians to produce an identity card and agree to security searches before entering some church buildings for worship, after two bomb attacks in the capital in mid-July in which more than 70 people died.

"We are taking these new measures to ensure...

July 21, 2010

Two Christian brothers in Pakistan were shot dead by unidentified gunmen on July 19 outside a district court of law in Faisalabad moments after they'd attended a trial hearing for charges of blasphemy. A police escort also was injured in the attack, the latest incident of ongoing Christian...

July 14, 2010

The South African Council of Churches says it is taking measures in the country's nine provinces to assist possible victims of xenophobia following some attacks in the Western Cape province.

"We will set up the hotline where we will be collating complaints from any person that is...

January 11, 2010

Churches in Malaysia were full of worshipers despite attacks against Christian places of worship in recent days in a dispute about the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim minorities.

"People's faith is greater than what's happening around [them] so they continue to go to church and...

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