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Fr Dr K M George, Fr Dr Bijesh to represent Malankara Orthodox at WCC’s Ecumenical Peace Conference

Fr Dr K M George, Fr Dr Bijesh to represent Malankara Orthodox at WCC’s Ecumenical Peace Conference Fr Dr K M George, Principal of the Orthodox Theological Faculty, Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam and Fr Dr Bijesh Philip, Principal, St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS), Nagpur, will represent the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church community at wcc Ecumenical Peace Conference

Assembly polls: Kerala results show religious polarisation

Assembly polls: Kerala results show religious polarisation The remarkable rally staged by the Left in Kerala which brought it to the brink of an unexpected victory appears to have been facilitated by a Hindu consolidation behind outgoing chief minister V S Achuthanandan. The voting pattern displayed a communal polarization across the state,

Egypt tightens security amid inter-faith tensions

Egypt tightens security amid inter-faith tensions Egypt stepped up security around churches in Cairo on Monday after two days of clashes between minority Christians and Muslims that killed 12 people and highlighted rising inter-faith tensions.The violence that left a church wrecked by fire and more than 238 people wounded at the weekend was triggered

Dr Mar Yulios express solidarity with Japanese tsunami victims

Dr Mar Yulios express solidarity with Japanese tsunami victims Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan of Ahmedabad Diocese, has expressed his profound sorrow over the killing of thousands after a magnitude 8.9 earthquake hit northeastern Japan, generating a tsunami as high as 10-metres that swept away people, cars, boats, crops and buildings.

Egyptian Christians protest over a church burning

Egyptian Christians protest over a church burning Egyptian Christians protested on Monday a church was set on fire on the outskirts of Cairo, the latest sectarian flare-up in a country already facing political turmoil, witnesses said. Some Muslims also joined the crowd of about 1,000 people who gathered outside the state television building in central Cairo.

Inter-Orthodox consultation begins discussion on the nature of the church

Inter-Orthodox consultation begins discussion on the nature of the church A week-long inter-Orthodox consultation with the aim of studying the Faith and Order document “The Nature and Mission of the Church” began its work on Thursday 3 March in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. The aim of the consultation is to offer distinctly Orthodox insights as part of a world

More German theologians sign up to open letter

More German theologians sign up to open letter Over 200 German-speaking theologians have now signed an open letter calling for married priests and “women in Church ministry” but a German bishops’ conference spokesman says there is nothing new in the demands. As of Feb. 15, 227 theologians from three German-speaking countries had signed their names

Sopore girls were friendly with Christian believers, says Kerala evangelist

Sopore girls were friendly with Christian believers, says Kerala evangelist An evangelist working with the Malankara Orthodox Church in Kerala has claimed that the killing of the two girls in Sopore in Kashmir may have had to do with the fact that they were friendly with some Christian believers in the area. Paul Ciniraj Mohammed, director of the Salem

No time to visit church? Confess via iPhone

No time to visit church? Confess via iPhone Users of iPhone can now perform contrition and other religious rituals without visiting church, thanks to a new online application. "Confession: A Roman Catholic App", created by a US-based company called Little iApps, is designed for Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod, the Telegraph reported.

Persecution against Coptic Orthodox Christians; Prayer Vigil at Florida on January 22

Persecution against Coptic Orthodox Christians;  Prayer Vigil at Florida on January 22 On Saturday January 22nd the Coptic Orthodox community from all over Florida will gather for a prayer vigil. Hundreds of people will gather in memory of the helpless victims to this terrorist attack on Christians. The Coptic Orthodox community around the world has rallied in protest
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