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Christian group expelled from Amman, accused of proselytising among the Muslims
They are eight foreign missionaries, believed to have distributed fliers of a religious nature among the Bedouins to whom they were bringing humanitarian aid. The kingdom outlaws proselytism and conversion from Islam. The Council of Churches in Jordan warns: "40 sects" are present.
06/04/2006 JORDAN IRAQ
Iraqi Islamic Reconciliation Summit in Amman
Religious leaders from many Middle Eastern countries will gather on April 22 in the Jordanian capital. They are expected to sign a declaration stating that fighting between Shiite and Sunnis in Iraq "has no legitimate religious basis."
Pope prays Christ will give “his courage” to the Christians of the Holy Land
In mass celebrated in Amman, Benedict XVI underlines “the prophetic Charism” of women. Groups from Lebanon and Palestine travel to take part in the ceremony. And Iraqi refugees including a group of 40 children; some of them receive their first Holy Communion from the Pope.
Jordanians getting ready to vote amid accusations of electoral fraud and fears of fundamentalism
General elections are scheduled for November 20. Opposition groups accuse the government of trying to manipulate results. The political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood will not boycott the poll, but will run only 22 candidates for the 110 seats up for grabs.
25/01/2005 JORDAN - IRAQ
Voting for the new Iraq in Amman
The United Nations is worried about security. Iraqis refuse to be photographed or interviewed whilst registering to vote.
Causes of fundamentalism must be removed, say Middle Eastern patriarchs
The final statement notes how Middle Eastern government make promises they do not maintain and push segments of the population towards extremism.
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