Fort Hood Suspect Likely Acted Alone

U.S. authorities believe suspected Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was most likely a self-radicalized extremist who acted alone, according to officials who were briefed on the case Tuesday. The briefing for select members of Congress came as Republicans with oversight for national security issues called on Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to open... Continue Reading

Archbishop of Canterbury claims higher taxes would be good for society

Higher levels of tax would be good for society, according to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Dr Rowan Williams said that taxation should not be seen as a way of stifling business or redistributing wealth but helping to make the world a better place in which to live. He called for new levies to be introduced... Continue Reading

Malaysian Bibles Confiscated over Translation Concerns

The Malaysian government faces a “herculean” task in prohibiting the use of the word “Allah” in Christian worship, says Bernard Dompok, president of a Sabah-based political party. Dompok, speaking at the Nov. 8 national congress of the United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO), said the Malay-speaking Christian community, particularly in the eastern Sabah and Sarawak... Continue Reading

Court Rules Against Christian License Plate

A Christian license plate in South Carolina has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal district court. The license plate showed a cross, stained glass window and the words “I Believe.” The ruling overturned the state law known as the “I Believe” Act which gave the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) authority to issue... Continue Reading

First Baptist in Dallas Plans to Build a $130 Million Church Campus

FirstBaptistChurch of Dallas recently announced plans to build a $130 million church campus with the intention of transforming the city and setting up a “beacon of truth.” According to their website, the 1.5 million square foot campus will utilize innovative technology in the interest of environmental friendliness and will include a stone watering tower with... Continue Reading

U.S. Moves To Seize Mosques, Properties From Allegedly Iranian Controlled Foundation

Federal authorities on Thursday moved to seize a wide array of U.S.-based properties, bank accounts and religious sites that they allege in court documents are funneling money to an Iranian bank involved in that country’s illicit nuclear weapons program. Prosecutors sought the forfeiture of Islamic centers containing mosques and schools in California, Maryland, New York... Continue Reading

Muslims in military seek a bridge between worlds

U.S. Muslim service members say they stand out in both their worlds. Among fellow troops, that can mean facing ethnic taunts, awkward questions about spiritual practices and a structure that is not set up to accommodate their worship. Among Muslims, the questions can be more profound: How can a Muslim participate in killing other Muslims... Continue Reading

‘Obamao’ artwork tests limits of free speech in China

Anyone who has been following President Obama’s visit to China this week has no doubt heard of “Obamao” — the graphic superimposition of Obama’s face on the body of Chairman Mao that has found its way onto T-shirts and other souvenir items around the country. The phenomenon, which was first reported during the summer, has... Continue Reading

Audio Bibles for U.S. Troops

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (ANS) — “The Military BibleSticks are a hit!” said a U.S. Army Chaplain. “Please send more. We will use them all!” This is the typical feedback from military chaplains who have requested thousands of high-tech, portable Audio Bibles for their troops from Faith Comes By Hearing Audio Bible Ministry. According to a news... Continue Reading

UW-Whitewater can’t invite students to prayer vigil, foundation says

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to UWisconsin-Whitewater objecting to the fact that the university invited students to attend a prayer vigil for a student killed in the Fort Hood shootings. Amy Krueger, of Kiel, was a psychology major who had transferred to UW-Whitewater last year. She was one of two Wisconsin soldiers... Continue Reading