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The Curiosity Index (05.04.2018)

Easter and Holy Week A last set of links related to Easter. Firstly some photos and more photos here from the Guardian. I’m going to see if I can’t export the tradition from Hungary. Sticking with Easter, Sam Storms 10 things you should know about what happened on Easter Sunday morning. Here is my big list of links on the resurrection. I also really appreciated this thoughtful piece by Julian Baggini – Atheists who bring logic to the Easter story are missing the point. If we genuinely accept that a believer in…

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The Curiosity Index (05.03.2018)

After 9 days of travelling in the UK I’m back in Sweden and ready to get writing. The UK is terrible at dealing with snow. But it doesn’t have to be this way… Oh my, is this true. 1 or 2cm of snow in London and schools were cancelled, trains were late and no one knew what to do. But the beast from the east did cause proper chaos, even in Sweden. Bill Banning Circumcision in Iceland Alarms Religious Groups This is something to watch and to see if it…

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The Curiosity Index (23.01.2018)

Bolivia’s President Revokes Evangelism Restrictions Last week I shared a story about religious freedom restrictions in Bolivia. Sounds like the government has changed its mind. Trump hasn’t just done a good job, he’s done a great job’  I think it can be quite hard for many people to understand the appeal of Trump. This article is as good and as balanced as any I’ve read. India has 600 million young people – and they’re set to change our world That’s almost equal to the entire continent of Europe or two USAs.…

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The Curiosity Index (11.01.2018)

The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Most Dangerous to Follow Jesus It might be getting harder to be a Christian in the secular west but while not exclusively true but it is also very clear – the most dangerous place for a Christian to live is in a Muslim country. * Christians in Egypt face unprecedented persecution * Officials demolish Golden Lampstand Church in Shanxi, China From debt to divorce, this chart tracks the UK’s year of worries And it provides good evidence why churches that care about their communities…

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Freedom to pray not to evangelize

Last year the BBC ran an article about religious freedom in Dubai of which there isn’t much. The UAE, of which Dubai is a part, has crippling restrictions on freedom of speech. There’s widespread media censorship and dozens of activists are in jail. And As you move around Dubai, you see no evidence of religion other than Islam. Churches cannot display crosses, and those who preach publicly or try to persuade Muslims to convert can expect jail and deportation. However, Dubai has created zones where Christians or Hindus can practice their…

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