A week after riots, Thai capital prays for peace

By Reuters Staff
May 26, 2010
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Buddhist monks receive alms in Bangkok on May 26, 2010 during a gathering for peace prayers/Yannis Behrakis

Morocco expels proselytising Christians ‘to prevent conflict’

By Reuters Staff
May 21, 2010
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Saint Pierre Cathedral in Rabat, November 12, 2008/Rafael Marchante

Morocco has expelled foreign Christians who tried to convert Muslims because, as a moderate Islamic state, it wants to foster “order and calm” and avoid a clash between faiths, its Islamic affairs minister has  said.

Cyprus Maronites reviving language link to Jesus

May 11, 2010
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Maronite Sunday mass in Kormakitis, 21 May 2002/Ayla Yackley

As the archbishop walks down the church aisle a melodic hymn rises from the congregation in an ancient tongue that Jesus would have recognized. The Aramaic language of the earliest Christians lives on in the church services of a tiny village on the Turkish Cypriot side of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, where a hybrid dialect of Aramaic is commonly spoken by just 1,000 people who are striving to keep it alive.

Egyptian Christians want action on “insulting” novel

May 6, 2010
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Egyptian Copts celebrate the Feast of Assumption in Dronka, 400 km (310 miles) south of Cairo on August 21, 2008/Amr Dalsh

Visitors banned from Kashmir shrine some claim is tomb of Jesus

By Reuters Staff
April 29, 2010
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A Kashmiri Muslim woman prays at the Rozabal Shrine in Srinagar on April 22, 2010/Danish Ismail

Secular Lebanese protest against Muslim-Christian sectarianism

April 25, 2010

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About 3,000 people marched in Beirut on Sunday to demand a secular system in place of the Muslim-Christian sectarianism that permeates politics, employment and family status matters in Lebanon.  “Civil marriage, not civil war” was among the banners carried by the mostly young, educated protesters who gathered in response to a campaign on Internet social networking sites. It was Lebanon’s first such demonstration in favor of secularism.

In Indonesia, keeping the religious status quo

By Olivia Rondonuwu
April 20, 2010
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Youths read the Koran in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province September 5, 2008/Yusuf Ahmad

Malaysia plans interfaith committee as tension rises

By Reuters Staff
April 7, 2010
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Burn marks on the wall of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Petaling Jaya outside Kuala Lumpur January 9, 2010, one of several struck in a row over the use of the word "Allah"/Bazuki Muhammad

Jerusalem: heart of the Mideast conflict

By Reuters Staff
March 25, 2010
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Jerusalem, December 8, 2009/Ammar Awad

Next week is the time of year when millions of people around the world look to Jerusalem as the source of inspiration for the Christian festival of Easter and Jewish Passover celebrations. But this week the city is also the recurrent focus of bitter dispute. The United States has directed rare strong criticism at Israel over its plans to expand Jewish settlements there, saying the building undermines U.S. efforts to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Christian-Muslim identity tags in Nigerian struggle for land

March 11, 2010
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A funeral of victims in Dogo Nahawa village near Jos in central Nigeria, March 8, 2010/Akintunde Akinleye