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    1. Burma Orders Christians and Muslims To End Worship Services In Private Apartments

      In the heavily Buddhist country of Burma, both Christians and Muslims were ordered last week to stop holding religious services in residential apartments. Mizzima reported on Wednesday that in Rangoon, the Kyauktada Township Peace and Development Council held a meeting with nearly 50 church leaders last Monday to deliver their demand. The use of apartments for services has grown since authorities stopped issuing permits in the 1990's for churches ...
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    2. Hindu groups to stage protest at Obama's inauguration

      New York, Jan.10 : Hindu groups from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia plan to stage a demonstration at Lafayette Park (in front of White House), in Washington D.C. under the banner of Coalition for Peace, during the inaugural ceremony of President Barack Obama, on January 20.
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    3. Neighbors Challenge Plans For 77-Foot Cross At Prayer Garden

      Today's San Antonio (TX) Express reports on a pending Texas state court case in which neighbors are attempting to prevent The Coming King Foundation from placing a 77-foot tall cross in their Kerrville, Texas subdivision. The cross is part of a planned prayer garden, most of which will be located on 20 acres adjoining the Mesa Vista subdivision. Neighbors say that subdivision deeds limit lots to residential use. The ...
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    4. Kazakh President Sends Religion Law for Constitutional Review

      Forum 18 reported Friday that in Kazakhstan, instead of signing a new Religion Law, President Nursultan Nazarbaev has sent it to the country's Constitutional Council for review. The Council has a month to rule on whether the law complies with the Constitution, which prohibits religious discrimination (Art. 14) and guarantees freedom of conscience (Art. 22). The law has been criticized by human rights advocates as repressive. (See prior related ...
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    5. Court Says Records of Religious Leaders' Visits To White House Must Be Released

      The federal government has lost another installment (see prior postings 1, 2) in the attempt by a public interest group to obtain records confirming visits to the White House, and to Vice President Dick Cheney's residence, by nine prominent conservative Christian leaders. The records were sought to show the influence of religious leaders on Bush administration policies. In Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. U.S. Department ...
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    6. India’s Sikh Militants Forming Ties with Lashkar-e-Taiba and Pakistani Intelligence

      The recent Mumbai attacks have once again embittered relations between the two nuclear-armed rivals of South Asia - Pakistan and India. India has given Pakistan a list of "handlers" who are believed to be based in Pakistan and were in touch with the terrorists during the attacks in Mumbai in November last year. The names (or aliases), like Was...
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