They are being held for suspected crimes including embezzlement, state media. One of their lawyers called it a “smear campaign” as part of the Chinese government’s efforts to obliterate signs of Christianity.
Articles tagged “cross”
(RNS) The decals had been added as a way to memorialize a former player and an equipment manager who died this year, the university’s athletic director says.
NEW YORK (RNS) Atheists said they suffered from both physical and emotional damages from the presence of the beamed cross at the official 9/11 museum, resulting in headaches, indigestion and mental pain.
NEW YORK (RNS) “There’s no constitutional requirement the cross has to be balanced by something else,” attorney Mark Alcott said. “The museum is not a proponent or opponent of religion.”
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Christian cross has become little more than a piece of jewelry worn around the necks of celebrities, said Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) The Cardinals’ general manager, John Mozeliak, said he learned of the images from media reports and immediately asked the grounds crew to halt the practice. “I didn’t ask for the reason behind it. I just asked for it to stop.”
(RNS) A war memorial cross that has been the center of a legal battle for more than a decade will be re-erected within California’s Mojave National Preserve on Veterans Day but it will be located on private land. By Adelle M. Banks.