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A More Secular Europe, Divided by the Cross
A commemorative euro coin with Christian imagery became the latest source of discord between the profoundly religious and those who prize a more rigid church-state divide. (The New York Times)
Texas a battleground for church and state issues
National advocacy groups have focused much of their efforts in Texas, most recently over Hays County commissioners opening their meetings with prayer, the Cedar Park Police Department putting a cross on its chaplain’s seal and Kountze High School cheerleaders carrying Christian signs at football games (Austin American-Statesman)
Christians Claim Workplace Discrimination in Landmark Case
Four Christians went to the European Human Rights Court this week to complain that their faith was under fire in the workplace. Do believers have an absolute right to religious expression at work, or do the requirements of employers and the rights of other members of society come first? (International Herald Tribune)
Mt. Soledad Cross Case May Head to Supreme Court
Petition for certiorari filed (Religion Clause)
Christian flag lowered at King veteran's memorial
Man who won the rights to choose what flags will be flown during four weeks of the year won't fly any (Winston Salem-Journal)
King man reverses course again and plans to fly no flags at Veteran's Memorial
A veteran from King who had planned to fly Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish and atheist flags at the Veteran's Memorial now says he will fly no flags for the four weeks in which he won rights to the flag pole (Winston-Salem Journal, NC)
Giles County decision on Ten Commandments display stirs up fight
A lawsuit over the rehanging of the Ten Commandments is expected soon, but legal experts are torn on the situation (The Roanoke Times, Va.)
Christians take prejudice row to European Court
The UK Government will be forced to say whether it backs the rights of Christians to wear the cross and opt out of diversity legislation as part of a landmark legal case. (The Telegraph, U.K.)
Louisiana House approves Ten Commandments monument at Capitol
The measure, which passed unanimously without debate, now goes to the Senate. Republican Governor Bobby Jindal has said he will sign the bill if it lands on his desk (Reuters)
Electrician who refuses to take cross from van faces sack
An electrician and former soldier faces the sack for placing a small palm cross on the dashboard of his company van (The Telegraph, UK)
Top Story August 23, 2014
How Gaza’s Christians View the Hamas-Israeli Conflict
How Gaza’s Christians View the Hamas-Israeli Conflict
Baptist pastor Hanna Massad speaks openly about what he sees happening as he helps to shelter Gaza’s Christians and others during the current conflict.
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