Category Archives: Religious violence

 

Heathenism’s battle with white supremacists

Opinion by Joshua Rood, special to CNN (CNN) – The word “heathen” is a very old one that once meant “heath dweller” or a person who lives out in the wild. Eventually, when Christianity came into Northern Europe, it came to mean “one who still worships the old gods.” It still means that in some parts […]

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The accused Kansas killer’s neo-pagan religion

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor (CNN) – Frazier Glenn Cross is a white supremacist, an avowed anti-Semite and an accused killer. But he is not, as many think, a Christian. Cross, who also goes by the name Glenn Miller, is accused of killing three people – all Christians – on Sunday at Jewish institutions in Overland Park, Kansas. […]

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Stepping-stones to safety: A family flees Syria’s war – and finds refuge in Italy’s islands

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor Lampedusa, Italy (CNN) – Abdel clung to his pregnant wife, 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter as they sailed across an open stretch of the Mediterranean Sea. They were in a dilapidated fishing boat with limited provisions and almost no sanitation, sharing a cramped space with some 400 other […]

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Obama: religious freedom ‘under threat’

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama says that “around the world, freedom of religion is under threat.” And at the annual National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, the President also said he’s looking forward to meeting Pope Francis. “I’m especially looking forward to returning to the Vatican next month to meet his holiness, Pope Francis, whose message about […]

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Rand Paul: Obama won’t stop war on Christianity

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky devoted his speech to the socially conservative Values Voter Summit to “a war on Christianity” that is being waged by “fanatics of Islam.” Much of Paul’s speech was a list of violence against Christians across the Muslim world, highlighting what he said was “not a little […]

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Why everyone fights over Jerusalem

World-renowned chef, best-selling author and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain returns for the second season of CNN’s showcase for coverage of food and travel. “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” is shot entirely on location and premieres Sept 15 @ 9pm ET/PT. Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook. Bourdain’s first stop: Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. By Daniel Burke, CNN […]

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What makes Jerusalem so sacred?

World-renowned chef, best-selling author and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain returns for the second season of CNN’s showcase for coverage of food and travel. “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” is shot entirely on location and premieres Sept 15 at 9pm ET/PT. Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook. Bourdain’s first stop: Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Opinion by […]

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Do Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God?

Opinion by Jeffrey Weiss, Special to CNN (CNN) – Sunni and Shia Muslims are killing each other in several nations, most notably in Syria’s escalating civil war. Coptic Christians churches are being torched in Egypt. In Israel, what passes for peace talks has restarted after years of murder and brutality. Religion is a common thread in each […]

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Islam’s `Night of Power’ and the terror alert

Opinion by Hussein Rashid, special to CNN (CNN) – During Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims, there is a night that I look forward to every year. This night is called Laylat ul-Qadr, which translates as the “Night of Power” or the “Night of Destiny.” It is the night when Muslims believe that the […]

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CNN exclusive: Catholic monk not beheaded by Syrian rebels, friar says

By Mohammed Jamjoom and Daniel Burke, CNN Jerusalem (CNN) – A Catholic monk was not among the men beheaded in a gruesome video circulating online, a friar who oversees Franciscans in the Middle East told CNN in an exclusive interview. Father Franҫois Mourad, a Syrian, was shot eight times and killed June 23 at a […]

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Rainn Wilson has faith in life after ‘The Office’

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN) – Dwight K. Schrute was many things: paper salesman, beet farmer, lovable dork. Though he came from Amish stock, Schrute showed more interest in martial arts than Bibles and buggies. But the man who played Schrute for nine years calls religion central to his life, and as […]

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Rainn Wilson has faith in life after ‘The Office’

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN)–Dwight K. Shrute was many things: paper salesman, beat farmer, lovable dork. Though he came from Amish stock, Shrute showed more interest in martial arts than Bibles and buggies. But the man who played Shrute for nine years calls religion central to his life, and as Rainn Wilson […]

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Rainn Wilson has faith in life after ‘The Office’

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN)–Dwight K. Shrute was many things: paper salesman, beat farmer, lovable dork. Though he came from Amish stock, Shrute showed more interest in martial arts than Bibles and buggies. But the man who played Shrute for nine years calls religion central to his life, and as Rainn Wilson […]

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My Take: New Year’s resolution – don’t get murdered

Editor’s Note: Qasim Rashid is a national spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. Follow him on Twitter @MuslimIQ. By Qasim Rashid, Special to CNN (CNN)–My New Year’s resolution is to not die for my faith. I’d hoped that 2012 would bring a revolution among Muslims and Muslim-majority nations to free oppressed minds. Yet I [...]

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My Take: New Year’s resolution – don’t get murdered

Editor’s Note: Qasim Rashid is a national spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. Follow him on Twitter @MuslimIQ. By Qasim Rashid, Special to CNN (CNN)–My New Year’s resolution is to not die for my faith. I’d hoped that 2012 would bring a revolution among Muslims and Muslim-majority nations to free oppressed minds. Yet I [...]

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