October 2008 Headlines
CWN.com - NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS)- Among at least 24 aid workers killed in Somalia this year was one who was beheaded last month specifically for converting from Islam to Christianity, among other charges, according to an eyewitness.
Australian lawmakers are debating whether to continue reciting the Lord's Prayer before sessions -- a practice that has been part of the country's Parliament for more than 100 years.
HAVANA, CUBA (ANS) -- In the latest signs of warming relations between Russia and Cuba, President Raul Castro has attended the consecration of Cuba's first Russian Orthodox church, and Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, who led the Russian church's delegation from Moscow, met the ailing leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro - writes Sophia Kishkovsky of Ecumenical News International. In her story, she wrote: "Raul Castro, who became president in February 2008, when his brother's nearly half-century rule ended, was present at the consecration of the white, gold-domed Church of Our Lady of Kazan in Havana on October 19 2008.
CWN.org - MOZAMBIQUE - Jesus commanded his followers to go into all the world and preach the gospel.
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WASHINGTON - Most Christians are familiar with the concept of prayer-walking their neighborhoods.
Iraqi Kurds staged a show of support for Christians in the city of Kirkuk on Sunday. The protest took place near the oldest church in the province.
Family, friends and co-workers remembered Gayle Williams, Tuesday, as a loving woman completely dedicated to helping others.
JERUSALEM - Earlier this month, Jews celebrated Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year - followed ten days later by Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. Now Jews and many Christians are celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles or Succot.
Radical Muslim fanatics have issued an ultimatum to Christians living in northern Iraq: leave the area or face death.
NEW DELHI, INDIA - The Christian community of Chhattisgarh state is rattled after a gruesome mob attack and torture in Surguja district.
Iraqi police say gunmen killed a Christian music store owner and wounded one of his family members Sunday night in Mosul.
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HABANA, CUBA - In the Communist country of Cuba, the church has undergone 50 years of persecution.
In a surprise move early this morning, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a half a point, even as stocks continued to slide for the third straight day.
CBNNews.com - Pope Benedict weighed in on the global financial crisis Monday, saying it shows just how futile "money and ambition" are.
CWN.org -- The high cost of gas is affecting missionaries and missions worldwide by stalling the flights of the mission aviation ministry that serves them.
Iraqi Christians are protesting the parliament's decision to stop seating minorities on the country's 18 provincial councils.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Thursday marks Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. It also holds special significance for Christians.
CWN.org - In South America, a political crisis is forcing scores of missionaries to leave Bolivia.
CWN.org - JAKARTA, Indonesia - These Christians are praying for a spiritual earthquake that will change the earth.
JERUSALEM, Israel - This Sunday is called the day of prayer for the peace of Jerusalem.
CWN.org - Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's threats to wipe Israel off the map have had the whole world concerned.
In Iran, two Christian converts from Islam have been acquitted of apostasy charges.
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