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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

Muslim clerics call for unity after Egypt church bombing

Muslim clerics call for unity after Egypt church bombing Muslim clerics across the Middle East used their Friday sermons to discuss tolerance and call on Christians and Muslims to unite against terrorism, as they condemned a deadly bombing outside a Coptic church in Egypt last week. Coptic Christians around the world celebrated their Christmas Day on Friday.

Egypt Copts mark Christmas under tight security

Egypt Copts mark Christmas under tight security Coptic Christians were gathering in Egypt for Christmas Eve services on January 6, protected by a cordon of steel put up by security forces after a New Year church bombing killed 21 people in Alexandria. Security officials said at least 70,000 officers and conscripts were fanning out across the country

Christmas Message 2010 from the WCC general secretary

Christmas Message 2010 from the WCC general secretary The nativity of Jesus Christ is proclaimed by angelic choirs in the heights of heaven, and the joyous news is echoed afterwards by modest shepherds in fields near Bethlehem. Meanwhile, a mother and father care for their newborn child. No place for this family could be found in the inn,

Ecumenical news agency suspended, editors removed

Ecumenical news agency suspended, editors removed Ecumenical News International, an award-winning agency reporting on religion and based at the World Council of Churches (WCC), has been temporarily closed and had its two top editors removed, one of them said on Monday. The decision, taken at a meeting of its executive committee last week

Centennial Gathering speaks with one voice on issues of peace, justice and human rights

Centennial Gathering speaks with one voice on issues of peace, justice and human rights Representatives from Orthodox, evangelical, mainline Protestant, historic African American and living peace churches were united last week as they spoke out issues concerning peace, justice and human rights. Delegates to the Centennial Gathering of the National Council of Churches and Church World Service

Ecumenical Christmas of Philadelphia on December 26

Ecumenical Christmas of Philadelphia on December 26 The ecumenical Christmas celebrations of Philadelphia will take place at George Washington High School Auditorium on December 26, 2010 from 4.00 to 8.00 pm.Catholic Arch Bishop of Philadelphia Cardinal Justin Rigali will deliver the Christmas message, informed Fr. John Meleppuram, Chairman, Ecumenical Fellowship

Ecumenical Christmas Celebration at US Capital

Ecumenical Christmas Celebration at US Capital Ecumenical Council of Kerala Christians (ECKC) in the US Capital is celebrating 2010 Christmas on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm in the main Sanctuary of the Southern Asian Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2001 East Randolph Road, Silver Spring, Maryland

Patriarch of Serbia Enthroned

Patriarch of Serbia Enthroned Enthronement of the new Serbian Patriarch Irinej took place at the Patriarchate of Pec in Kosovo, Serbia. The enthronement ceremony took place on October 3rd, 2010 at historic Patriarchate of Pec of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Metropolitan Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios of Trivandrum Diocese represented the Indian Orthodox Church.

Thousands attend last rites of K M Mathew

Thousands attend last rites of K M Mathew The last rites of Malayala Manorama chief editor K M Mathew were held here Monday with life coming to a standstill in the city and thousands of people including politicians, religious leaders and filmstars turning up to pay him their last respects. The 93-year-old media mogul, popularly known as Mathukuttychayan,
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