Vox populi: "In building bridges across communites, this site supports the efforts of and" Says Seeker of Truth (Reviews & Testimonials) @
The Blog Content Map is helpful organizing diverse material/content. Codakiz

  Browse By Label: Blog Content Map
  Blogging    Books    Business--Religious aspects    Diversity   
    You are here
      Cyber Worship       Faith and the Media    Golden Rule   Holidays and holy days     Inner-Net    Interfaith Dialog
Knowledge Management    Libraries and Librarians    Multicultural
    People Prayers    Religious accommodation    Seekers     Spiritual Audit
      Symbols    Theology    Tolerance    Web analytics    Women

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Churches oppose takeover law - Faithwise Review of the Week

  • Churches oppose takeover law, Deccan Chronicle on the web, November 09, 2006
    Hyderabad, Nov. 8: All churches in the State have come under one umbrella to fight the proposed legislation of the State government to control and protect church properties. The AP Federation of Churches (APFC), an apex body of Catholic, Protestant and other Christian denominations, is demanding that they should be exempted from State control on the lines of the recent order exempting Shridi Sai Baba temples and Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari temples.

    A House committee set up by the State Assembly in May 2005 had recently recommended a legislation on the lines of Wakf Act and Hindu Charitable and Endowments Act. APFC executive secretary Fr Dr Anthoniraj Thumma said, “There are some cases of illegal occupation of church properties by builders and others with the connivance of some members of trusts and societies of churches particularly in Kurnool, Nellore and Vishakapatnam. Because of a few instances no one can generalise that all the church properties have been occupied. The majority of church properties are safe and are well controlled.”

    “There is no single instance of illegal occupation in the Catholic Church. Even in other denomination churches, synods and councils are regulating all sales,” Dr Thumma added. Church properties are registered under the Indian Trust Act or Society Registration Act and are done as per the rules of these acts. “Church properties are private properties similar to those owned by any private registered trust or society,” Dr Thumma said.

    The federation argued that church properties differ from endowments and wakf properties. “Our properties are not gifted by individuals or by erstwhile rulers on will deed. All church properties are registered and have sale deeds. They are totally of private nature,” said Dr Thumma.

  • International Peace Festival, 1st – 3rd December 2006,
    Mumbai based organisations* under the banner of "Forum for Peace and Justice" in collaboration with Peace for Life - a Philippines based global solidarity network have taken the initiative to organize a International Festival on the theme 'Peace and Justice'. The significance of this theme is very relevant especially in the context of war, conflict and crime against humanity. In this context there is an urgent need to uphold the desirability and principle of peace that can only be realised through the actualisation of justice with democracy, equality and strengthening the principles of secularism. Details

  • India is facing 'cultural fracture': Naipaul
  • Lawyer behind court veil row
  • Pakistan judge bars women lawyers from wearing veils in courtrooms
  • Caught Between Love and Tradition
    Abdul Hannan Faisal Tago, Arab News
    RIYADH, 8 November 2006 — The case of a young Filipino Muslim woman who was caught holding hands with her non-Muslim boyfriend in Riyadh has brought to the fore a serious disagreement between leaders of the Batha Islamic Guidance Center in Riyadh and Muslim religious leaders from the southern Philippines.
  • Distributing Condoms, In the Name of Allah, Submitted by Rabbi Daniel Brenner on Mon, 11/06/2006 -
  • 1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    As a Muslim, I am pleased that Shabnam Mughal stood by her beliefs at the tribunal in Stoke-on-Trent (Court to rule on whether lawyer can wear veil, 7-11-2006). Now at last there is someone with British legal training who can go beyond the unsatisfactory "Because I want to!" argument, and explain precisely what religious law prohibits her showing her face in public.

    Dr Roderic Vassie

    Related Posts with Thumbnails