Liberty cuts Caner as seminary dean
Liberty University chose not to renew Ergun Caner's contract as seminary dean after a trustee investigation found Caner made "self-contradictory" statements about "dates, names, and places of residence" in his testimony during public speeches. However, trustees found no evidence to question Caner's conversion from Islam; he will thus continue as a seminary faculty member. Christian and Muslim bloggers have accused Caner of falsifying his biography in order to inflate his credibility as an expert on Islam following September 11.
Pastor charged in drug lord's surrender
Jamaica Police charged a prominent evangelical pastor for his role in the surrender of a Jamaican drug lord wanted by the U.S. Some saw Fellowship Tabernacle's Al Miller as a hero whose intervention ended a month-long street battle that claimed 70 lives in the capital of Kingston. But police said Miller's transporting cocaine broker Christopher "Dudus" Coke to the U.S. embassy was "harbouring a fugitive and perverting the course of justice."
Episcopalians given reduced role
England The leader of the Anglican Communion has asked the Episcopal Church (TEC) to take a lesser role in church leadership after the denomination ordained a lesbian assistant bishop in Los Angeles. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams wants TEC to withdraw from ecumenical dialogue and rescind its voting rights on an Anglican doctrinal committee, saying the ordination breaks guidelines aimed at calming tensions in the worldwide church. Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori defended the ordination, expressing concern over Canterbury's "colonial attitudes."
Court rules on Christian marriages
Egypt The High Administrative Court ruled in May that ...1