Posts Tagged “pakistan”
The Obama administration declared Afghanistan the United States’ newest “major non-NATO ally.”
Lal Shahbaz Qalandar was a holy man and scholar born in the 1100s whose ancient travels sound as contemporary as today’s news feeds. He was born in what is now Afghanistan; he was the descendant of immigrating Iraqis; he lived and died in Pakistan; and his shrine was constructed by donations from the Iranian royalty.
June 3 1097: Christian crusaders recaptured the ancient Christian city of Antioch, in present-day Turkey, from the Muslims. 1947: Britain said it planned to partition India into Muslim and Hindu states, which became Pakistan and India later that year. 1963: Pope John XXIII died at 81 after leading the Roman Catholic Church since 1958
A deadly Tropical Depression Beryl brought rains to South Carolina Wednesday as it veered back toward the Atlantic ocean.
Many small businesses are refusing to apply for the tax credit under the Obama administration’s new health plan, saying it’s too time consuming and the financial rewards aren’t worth the effort.
The Ontario government’s decision forcing Catholic schools to host anti-bullying groups called “gay-straight alliances” has brought to the fore a deep divide between Roman Catholic teaching and secular society, even calling into question whether public funding for Catholic schools should continue. At the root of the issue is a polarizing debate about whether public money …
It will be an awful thing to preach to others and then become a castaway yourself.
The investigation into the 2011 murder of Shahbaz Bhatti, the only Christian in Pakistan’s cabinet, has come under fire from Bhatti’s family as well as the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, according to a report by Compass Direct News. Lax investigations, a series of freed suspects and lack of coordination across law enforcement organizations have stalled the case following the March 2011 slaying of the federal minister for minority affairs, sources tell Compass.
A gravely ill graduate received his diploma from two seminary administrators who made a special flight to Muskogee, Okla., from Kansas City, Mo. Tod McBrien, who has battled brain tumors and cancer for some 13 years, received his graduate certificate in Christian foundations from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in an April 13 ceremony at Southeast Baptist Church in Muskogee.
An overwhelming stench filled the air as forensic experts in white pantsuits and masks mingled with priests in black clerical garb during the exhumation of a reputed Italian mobster from the crypt of a Roman basilica