Posts Tagged “Easter”

Time for Churches to join protests against Israeli oppression

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Time for Churches to join protests against Israeli oppression

Time for Churches to join protests against Israeli oppression The killing of 15 Palestinians who were among thousands of demonstrators protesting against Israel’s government atrocities and discrimination is a reminder that more needs to be done. The stories are not being reported fully in the mainstream news media as Israel continues to abuse Palestinian rights….

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Resurrecting The Way of Sabeel for Sisters and Brothers within the USA-Israeli Empire

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Resurrecting The Way of Sabeel for Sisters and Brothers within the USA-Israeli Empire

Sabeel is Arabic for the “way”, “path”, “road”, “route” Sabeel is one of the most common words in the Quran, mentioned over 160 times. Sabeel is also an international peace movement established in Jerusalem by Palestinian Christians seeking a just peace in the Holy Land as defined by international law and United Nations resolutions. By Eileen Fleming…

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Easter Message and Christian Fundamentalism

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Easter Message and Christian Fundamentalism

Christian fundamentalism emphasizes the literal interpretation of the Bible and became a significant phenomenon in 20th century America By Eileen Fleming Christian Fundamentalism began in the late 19th century in reaction to new developments in the natural and social sciences, especially the theory of Evolution. Despite the fact that the Bible is a collection of…

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Islamic world to observe Ramadan beginning June 17

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Islamic world to observe Ramadan beginning June 17

The Holy Month of Ramadan for Muslims will begin June 17, or at the first sight of the new moon and will continue for 29-30 days depending on the complete cycle of the moon. It is a time of religious observation, recommitment to faith and a time of fasting for observant Muslims around the world….

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See the Miracle of the Holy Fire

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See the Miracle of the Holy Fire

Every year, Holy Land Christians commemorate many religious traditions, some of which may have been forgotten by many mainstream Christians in the West. But in Taybeh and in Jerusalem, Palestine, the traditions live on including this celebration of the annual Miracle of the Holy Fire By Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D. Although I am in…

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Middle East Orthodox Christians observe Easter

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Middle East Orthodox Christians observe Easter

Orthodox Christians, mainly from the Middle East or Mediterranean region, closely follow the same traditions as Catholics and Protestants, but in a fundamental origin that has been preserved over the two millennium. The Orthodox Easter observations and celebrations begin a week after mainstream Christians leading up to this year’s important Easter date, Sunday April 12, 2015 By…

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