Orthodox Jews, Christians join to defend the Golan Heights

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GOLAN HEIGHTS, 6 March 2000 (Newsroom) -- Orthodox Rabbis and evangelical Protestants are among the leaders of a biblically based campaign to prevent Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak's government from transferring the Golan Heights to Syria. Israel's parliament, the Knesset, supported that stance on March 1 with approval of the first reading of a bill that would require a special majority in a referendum on ceding territory.

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Wave of arrests resumes for Chinese evangelist

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22 February 2000 (Newsroom) -- After a respite of one month, Chinese house church leader Li Dexian was detained by police on Tuesday for the 10th time since October. Public Security Bureau officers arrested the 45-year-old Protestant evangelist as he led his weekly 10 a.m. Bible study in Huadu, west of Guangzhou, a source in Hong Kong told Newsroom.

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Vietnamese Protestants try to normalize relations with state

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21 February 2000 (Newsroom) -- Vietnamese Communist authorities are negotiating with Protestant church leaders to normalize relations, reports the World Evangelical Fellowship (WEF). If successful, the talks could pave the way for recognition of house churches that existed before the Communists took control in 1975, according to some Protestant leaders.

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Tufts Christian Fellowship loses funding, recognition over gay leadership

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MEDFORD, Massachusetts, 2 May 2000 (Newsroom) - An undergraduate student judiciary board at Tufts University has stripped the Tufts Christian Fellowship (TCF) of its affiliation with the college over the group's refusal to consider an openly gay student for a senior leadership position.

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Human Rights in Muslim Understanding

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When Christians are persecuted for their faith in Muslim countries, or when Muslims convert to Christianity and are threatened with the death penalty, the Western press accuses the Islamic state of human rights violations. At the same time, most Islamic states have ratified declarations such as the United Nations l948 General Declaration of Human Rights. How can they justify this contradiction?

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U.S. panel outlines action to improve religious freedom in Sudan and China

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1 May 2000 (Newsroom) -- A panel commissioned by the United States to monitor religious freedom issued its first report on Monday, calling for measures to be taken against China and Sudan if they fail to improve their treatment of religious believers. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom also warned that religious liberty in Russia is in danger of taking a turn for the worse.

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