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PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) As a Florida pastor faced pressure to call off his plans to burn Qurans, Facebook revoked a Portland minister’s posting rights to his page opposing the burning. By late Thursday (Sept. 9), the Quran burning was on hold and the Rev. Chuck Currie was back on Facebook. Currie’s page, “People of Faith […] Read More

(RNS) The imam behind the proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero said Friday (Sept. 10) that he has no plans to meet with a pastor who has incited international outrage by plotting to burn Qurans outside his Florida church. “We have no such meeting planned at this time,” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said in […] Read More

(RNS) In what’s being described as a “counter action” to “an act of hatred against Muslims,” the Massachusetts Bible Society said it would give away two Qurans for every one burned at a church in Florida. But late Thursday (Sept. 9), the Rev. Terry Jones, pastor of Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., indicated […] Read More