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Agence France Presse's report on the burning of the church of the Two Martyrs St. Mina and St. George; also covered in Jordan Times.  
The debate that is raging in the country over crimes of honour, and the proposed amendment to article 340 of the Jordanian penal code is going in the wrong direction. Opponents of the proposed change in the law, specially parliamentarians, are missing the point.
Women activists along with a popular committee that led a nationwide campaign to demand the cancellation of Article 340 which grants leniency for killers in crimes of honour, said they will continue their drive to abolish the article despite Parliament’s decision on Sunday to shelve the law.
The Seventh World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace (WCRP) on Saturday dedicated one of its plenary sessions to the issues of disarmament and security, calling for global demilitarization and denuclearization.
Religions must inspire peaceful solutions to the conflicts still plaguing many spots in the world at the threshold of the new Millennium, from the Middle East to Indonesia and Northern Ireland, Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, HRH Prince Hassan, and the Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey...
More than 600 religious and political leaders from the world’s major beliefs, and flashpoints such as Kosovo, Indonesia and the Middle East, will meet here starting today (Thursday) to hammer out a partnership for the next Millennium.
The construction of a mosque in Nazareth has not caused a crisis between the Vatican and Israel, which will "very warmly receive" Pope John Paul II next year, Israel’s envoy to the Holy See said on Friday.
Churches in the Holy Land unlocked their doors Wednesday after a two-day shutdown in protest at the building of a mosque in Nazareth but tensions inflamed by the project were still running high.
Pilgrims shed tears of frustration at the locked door of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity on Monday as Holy Land churches shut in protest over plans to build a mosque near a Christian shrine in Nazareth.
A senior Muslim Brotherhood official suggested Saturday there was still time for dialogue between the government and the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, after four of the group’s officials were expelled to Qatar.


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