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San Salvador, El Salvador, 28 September. The Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI), meeting in San Salvador from 20 to 22 September, expressed its support of the peace process that has resulted in a truce between armed gangs in El Salvador.
Tokyo, 27 September. Japan's classic Noh theater is meeting the Protestant Reformation as a Japanese Lutheran scholar is developing a play featuring the 16th-century German reformer Martin Luther.
, 26 September. In September 2011, Hilal Primary School at the Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya was a few tents without walls, scattered across open fields. Children crowded under roofs that sheltered them from the scorching sun as they took their lessons.
, 25 September. Life for Christians in the Middle East has "never been worse" and their future is acutely endangered, according to the leader of an evangelical church fellowship.
, 24 September. A regional meeting of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Bolivia's eastern city of Santa Cruz assessed how churches emerging from contexts of strong social, economic and political crises can be a prophetic voice of hope amidst massive impoverishment, violence and inequality.
, 21 September. The Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK) has received congratulations from the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) as it celebrates its 100th anniversary this week in Seoul, Korea, according to a WCRC news release.
, 20 September. In a surprise announcement that seemed scripted by the novelist Dan Brown, a Harvard professor revealed an ancient scrap of papyrus on 18 September that purports to refer to Jesus' wife.
, 19 September. An ecumenical leader in the Netherlands has called on the country's churches to examine their role in the history of slavery, ahead of next year's 150th anniversary of the Dutch abolition of slavery.
Canberra, Australia, 18 September. Hundreds of Christians from across Australia converged on the nation's capital this week for an event called 'Voices for Justice' that urged politicians to play their part in halving global poverty by 2015.
, 17 September. At a place called Antietam, 23,000 soldiers died in the bloodiest day of the American Civil War. More than 150 years later, 20 different religious traditions will gather on this battlefield in the state of Maryland on 21 September to share prayers and songs of peace.
, 14 September. Worried by the activities of Islamic fundamentalist groups, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has called for more vigilance by the federal government to check the rising wave of terrorism.
, 13 September. The United States honored "the first human being to walk on another world" at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital on 13 September with a combination of Scripture, tributes, traditional hymns and Frank Sinatra.
, 12 September. Religious leaders condemned on 12 September the killing in Benghazi, Libya of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other diplomatic personnel.
Huntsville, Alabama, 11 September. For John Mahony, a retired U.S. Army colonel who was managing projects for the Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance organization, instinct came before analysis as he fought to stay on his feet the morning of 11 September 2001.
, 10 September. A delegation of religious leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is visiting the U.S and Canada as part of a tour seeking to build awareness of a re-emerging war at the border of the DRC and Rwanda.
, 7 September. A Christian girl in Pakistan who has been in custody for two weeks on charges of defaming Islam was granted bail on 7 September by a judge in Islamabad. The case has focused international attention on the Muslim-majority country's laws against blasphemy.
Jerusalem, 6 September. For 24 hours, musicians of several nationalities and faiths will honor sacred traditions and celebrate new forms of expression in the first Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival.
Berlin, 5 September. Public figures from the fields of politics, sport, culture and entertainment in Germany presented a statement in Berlin on 5 September making an urgent call for unity between the Catholic and Protestant churches.