Religion News, November 29, 2010

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  • Murder in the name of Christ Ghanaian police are investigating the death of a 72-year-old woman in the port city of Tema who was burned alive after being accused of witchcraft, the Daily Graphic said. An evangelist and five other people have been detained on charges they tortured Ama Hemmah for four hours while trying to get her to confess to witchcraft.
  • Jesus take me as I am: Christian sexual hang-ups have little to do with the Bible. They mainly come from St Augustine and his world
  • On Exorcism and Exorcists: An Evangelical View
  • Real Social Justice: This week marks the birthday of a man most folks have never heard of, although he coined one of today’s most ubiquitous phrases: Social Justice. Born in 1793, Luigi Taparelli D’Azeglio was an Italian Jesuit scholar who co-founded the theological journal Civiltà Cattolica and served as rector of the seminary Collegio Romano.
  • All-American Grace: It should be remembered that a religion that makes no demands on people other than that they follow their bliss and be nice to everybody else is a religion that has no power to change minds and hearts.
  • Jews Expect Proposed Ban Won’t Stop Circumcision
  • The Christian woman facing death over a work squabble: The death sentence on Asia Bibi, a Christian woman in Pakistan, for blasphemy has set off a storm of debate about her fate.

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