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  Minister - LoveToKnow 1911
The word minister as originally used in the Latin Church was a translation of the Greek 8cauovos, deacon; thus Lactantius speaks of presbyteri et ministri, priests and deacons (De mort.
Bishops signed themselves minister in the spirit of humility, priests were "servants of the altar" (ministri altaris), while sometimes the phrase ministri ecclesiae was used to denote the clergy in minor orders (see Lex Bajwar.
In general it is distinctive of constitutional states that any public act of the sovereign must bear the countersignature of the minister responsible for the department concerned.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Minister   (398 words)

  
 Minister of religion - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
In Christian churches, a minister is a man, woman or dog who bamboozles a congregation or participates in a role in a parachurch ministry; such persons can minister as a Pastor, Preacher, Bishop, Chaplain, Deacon or Elder.
In Protestant churches, minister usually refers to a member of the ordained and properly buggered clergy who swindles a congregation or participates in an orgy in a parachurch ministry; such a person may also be called a Pastor, Preacher, Bishop, Chaplain or Elder.
However the variety of relationships is large, ranging from the low church view of a minister as one of the people to that of the minister as priest, set apart and with special authority.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Minister_of_religion   (277 words)

  
 Minister of religion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Christian churches, a minister is a man or woman who serves a congregation or participates in a role in a parachurch ministry; such persons can minister as a Pastor, Preacher, Bishop, Chaplain, Deacon or Elder.
In Protestant churches, minister usually refers to a member of the ordained clergy who leads a congregation or participates in a role in a parachurch ministry; such a person may also be called a Pastor, Preacher, Bishop, Chaplain or Elder.
Ministers and elders in the Church of Scotland
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minister_of_religion   (1901 words)

  
 Gay minister could be barred for having partner » Netscape.com
Religion – A minister who disclosed that he was gay before Atlanta's oldest Lutheran church hired him as its pastor could now be defrocked for announcing he has a partner.
Religion – A French Muslim who attacked a male gynaecologist for examining his wife just after she had given birth, saying it was against Islam, has been jailed for six months by a Paris court.
Religion – A clutch of modern pagans honored Zeus at a 1,800-year-old temple in the heart of Athens on Sunday - the first known ceremony of its kind held there since the ancient Greek religion was outlawed by the Roman empire…
religion.netscape.com /story/2007/01/18/gay-minister-could-be-barred-for-having-partner   (391 words)

  
 Jamaica Gleaner - Minister of religion on carnal abuse charge - Thursday | July 17, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A 34-YEAR-OLD junior minister of religion of the Rehoboth Apostolic Church in Independence City, Portmore, St. Catherine, reappeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, on a charge of carnal abuse.
The junior minister is alleged to have held down the complainant on June 10, 2003 around 2:30 p.m., after the child was left in his care while her mother ran an errand.
When the mother returned, it is alleged that the child related the ordeal of how the junior minister assaulted her by pulling her down on a bed and having sex with her.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20030717/news/news10.html   (218 words)

  
 Material History of American Religion Project--The Minister and His Savings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A wise minister avoids debts that could besmirch the church or the ministry, and a scheme that might prove a good investment could still cause a scandal.
Some ministers are abnormally capable business men who manage to acquire a competency without sacrificing any of the spiritual values of their work.
Any minister may be reasonably expected to learn wise use of money and to make decent provision for later years when he may be free from routine burdens and ready for generous service of his fellow-believers by means of his riper experience.
www.materialreligion.org /documents/apr98doc.html   (1215 words)

  
 Minister Housing Equity Plan, Clergy Financial Services, Clergy Tax Net
As an ordained or commissioned minister of religion, you may face a dilemma with regard to housing.
A minister who has housing provided by his or her congregation is free from home ownership concerns and ties that may inhibit their accepting a call or appointed to another location.
If a minister becomes disabled or retires, the minister and family will not be able to continue in the home provided by the congregation.
www.clergytaxnet.com /housing_equity_plan.htm   (428 words)

  
 My Journey on Becoming an Interfaith Minister » Netscape.com
Religion – I never realized, when I started feeling the strong urge to be an Interfaith Minister, just how much this type of minister is needed in the world at this time.
Religion – If only Martin Luther were alive today...
Religion – It has been said that evolution is being held up by fundamentalism and the surge of fundamentalism throughout all faith paths sends shivers through cynical atheists and mystics alike.
religion.netscape.com /story/2006/07/06/my-journey-on-becoming-an-interfaith-minister   (257 words)

  
 Is Freemasonry A Religion?
It doesn't want to be a religion." But those replies rarely have any impact on non-Masons for the simple reason that the defense of Masonry is usually directed at other Masons, not at the masses who are the targets of the anti-Masonic evangelists.
Any minister of the gospel will agree that he is religious, but every one will deny that he considers his teachings to be those of a separate religion.
Freemasonry is not a religion, nor is it a substitute for religion.
www.masonicinfo.com /religion2.htm   (1606 words)

  
 The minister of religion visa
A minister of religion is defined as a religious worker whose main duty is to lead a congregation in prayer and preach about their religious beliefs.
Ministers of religion, missionaries and members of a religious order are amongst a select group of people that can work in the UK without the need for a permit.
The Applicant must also intend to work full time a minister of religion, missionary or member of the religious order, must be able to maintain and accommodate and look after himself without recourse to public funds, and be able to must meet the language requirements.
www.newzimbabwe.com /pages/immigration9.13441.html   (1440 words)

  
 Careers Scotland - Minister of Religion
Ministers serve their religious community by carrying out tasks such as preparing and giving sermons, officiating at events such as weddings and funerals, and helping people in times of distress.
Ministers serve their religious community by teaching the faith, preparing and delivering sermons, leading acts of worship, and officiating at events such as weddings and funerals.
Ministers of religion earn in the range of £15,500 - £18,000 a year, rising to £19,000 - £24,000.
www.careers-scotland.org.uk /CareerInformation/Occupations/ArtsSocialSciencesandReligion/Religion/MinisterofReligion.asp   (879 words)

  
 Buried treasure turns out to be fool's gold - theage.com.au
Indonesia's Minister of Religion set out to find a buried treasure and repay the national debt, John Aglionby writes from Jakarta.
Hunting for centuries-old buried treasure merely on the advice of a coven of paranormals is not what one would expect from the Minister of Religion in the world's most populous Muslim nation.
Said Agil Husin al Munawar's credentials as an Islamic scholar and Minister of Religion could not be stronger.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2002/09/02/1030953434822.html   (585 words)

  
 Religion is dead
Rev Roberto Pravisani spoke out after Conservative shadow cabinet minister, Anne Widdecombe, was reported as saying she didn't class gay relationships as valid or on par with heterosexual ones.
Perhaps this is a consequence of religion's ignorance of evolution,and thus perhaps Rev Fisher would be better explaining some science to those in the pub as this is what they fail to understand.
The minister said that, although not unique, it would be the first development of its kind in the area.
www.fortunecity.com /emachines/e11/86/pravisan.html   (2347 words)

  
 Church of Scientology: The Bonafides of the Scientology Religion
The rapid emergence of the Scientology religion within the world’s changing spiritual community has led many to ask what kind of religion it is, how it compares with other faiths and in what ways it is different.
The goal of the Scientology religion is to achieve complete certainty of one's spiritual existence, one's relationship to the Supreme Being, and his role in eternity.
Ron Hubbard, the Founder of the Scientology religion, are:
www.bonafidescientology.org   (417 words)

  
 Working in the UK - Information about ministers of religion
A minister of religion is a religious worker whose main duty is to lead a congregation in prayer and preach about their religious beliefs.
You must show that you have been working for at least one year as a minister of religion, or that you have been ordained after training for the ministry.
All those seeking leave to enter or remain in the UK as ministers of religion will be expected to meet the requirements of the Rules.
www.workingintheuk.gov.uk /working_in_the_uk/en/homepage/schemes_and_programmes/ministers_of_religion.html   (1007 words)

  
 UUFF LIBERAL RELIGION: Minister's Messages
And all of the sister congregations on the Cape sent ministers to speak at the interfaith service that preceded the rally.
Robert Thayer, who is now the minister with the Unitarian Universalist congregation in Brockton, has mentioned the first moment when he stepped into his Brockton church.
Individuals like Bill and Betty have guided the cause of liberal religion in the past and, because of their efforts, we're now ready to deepen our understanding and to expand our vision in a new century.
www.uuffm.org /messages.htm   (6551 words)

  
 Religion News - Minister not guilty on performing same-sex weddings
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP)-—-A veteran Presbyterian minister on trial for officiating the weddings of two lesbian couples was found not guilty last week of violating her denomination’s position on same-sex marriage.
A regional judicial commission of the Presbyterian Church (USA) ruled 6-1 that Rev. Jane Spahr of San Rafael was not outside the bounds of her role as a minister when she performed the weddings.
The section of the Presbyterian constitution that reserves marriage for a man and a woman "is a definition, not a directive," so Spahr could not have committed an offense, the tribunal said.
www.sovo.com /2006/3-10/news/religion/ribs.cfm   (630 words)

  
 Material History of American Religion Project--The Minister's Wife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The first lesson which is enforced, is one which both ministers and people almost wholly overlook in their aims and actions—viz: that of those to whom little is given, but little is required, while much is required of those to whom much is given.
The minister in the following story was not near so rich with seven hundred dollars as he was with four hundred—for, with the last named salary he lived with an humble people, in an humble way, and easily kept within his means; for the simple reason that nothing was asked or expected of him.
There is a certain conformity to the circumstances of those with whom your lot is cast, and an adaptation to the position you occupy in the community where you live, which the minister as well as other men, is expected to observe; and which, more or less, has to do with his standing and influence.
www.materialreligion.org /documents/dec97doc.html   (903 words)

  
 KTP Religion - Indonesia Matters
The minister, Maftuh Basyuni, views the stamping of identity cards, Kartu Tanda Penduduk (KTP), with the name of one of the five, or perhaps now six, official religions of the country as vital to ensuring good harmony between religious groups as well as being of use in more practical matters such as marriage and burial.
The government is obliged to register all citizens no matter what their religion or belief is. With the bill, the nation has been trapped by the politics of identity and the House lacks wisdom in responding to the people’s aspirations.
This would require the government to record people’s religions for census data, however, it is not clear whether this would mean believers of minority religions would be allowed to have their correct religion displayed on their identity cards.
www.indonesiamatters.com /834/ktp-religion   (2672 words)

  
 Religion - Church Youth Minister Job Profile
A church youth minister is concerned with today's youth and leads teenagers in their spiritual and personal development.
A youth minister should be disciplined, self-motivated, organized, posses good communication skills, spiritual maturity, have a good understanding of the bible, demonstrate Godly character and lead by example.
Some of the many responsibilities of a church youth minister are organizing, leading, preparing and performing the youth ministry activities and events and communicating with the youth and their parents and keeping them informed of upcoming events.
www.jobprofiles.org /allreliyouthminister.htm   (393 words)

  
 TibetNet - Department of Religion and Culture
The Department of Religion & Culture is one of the seven Departments of the Central Tibetan Administration headed by a cabinet Minister.
The main function and responsibility of the Department to is carry out the policy of the Tibetan Government-in-exile under the leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to preserve, protect and promote the rich and unique Tibetan religious and cultural traditions facing real threat of total annihilation in Tibet itself.
Under the pretext that religion would have a negative influence on Tibet's economic development, this policy aims to systematically undermine and destroy the distinct cultural and national identity of the Tibetan people.
www.tibet.net /en/religion/message.html   (618 words)

  
 Religion Minister Reported to Police - Indonesia Matters
The state Minister for Religion was reported to the police over his intolerant attitude to some religious minorities.
The “Tim Pembela Hukum Aliansi Kebangsaan untuk Kebebasan Beragama dan Berkeyakinan”, or Alliance for the Freedom of Religion and Faith, was reported to have been preparing a complaint to the police over Minister Maftuh Basyuni’s threats against the Ahmadiyah sect.
Meanwhile the vice president of the Indonesian Conference on Religion and Peace (ICRP), J.N. Hariyanto, requested the police to be more active in protecting members of the Ahmadiyah groups from attacks.
www.indonesiamatters.com /376/religion-minister-reported-to-police   (683 words)

  
 Cuba's Religion Minister Calls Gospel Printing Operation 'Dangerous'
(AgapePress) - Cuba's Minister of Religion claims a Christian pastor in that country was engaged in subversive and dangerous actions.
He says the Minister of Religion had harsh words for Matos.
"It's just a small [device], almost like a mimeograph machine," Nettleton points out, "and yet the minister of religion for the whole country of Cuba considers it to be very dangerous." Of course, he notes, the Cuban government has recently stepped up its campaign against unregistered house churches.
news.christiansunite.com /Religion_News/religion03516.shtml   (413 words)

  
 Minister clarifies E. Timor deportations
JAKARTA: Minister of Foreign Affairs Hassan Wirayuda said on Tuesday over 200 Indonesians were deported from neighboring East Timor because they did not have valid documents.
Speaking to reporters before attending a coordination meeting on political and security affairs, he said the Indonesian embassy in Dili had duly made efforts to protect them by among other things providing them with passports and travel documents but the embassy's good intentions were not appreciated.
Thus, the minister said, it was only logical that the Timor Leste government eventually deported the 270 Indonesian nationals.
www.etan.org /et2004/december/04-12/08minstr.htm   (567 words)

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