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  National Association of Wedding Ministers - Minister Rules
Ministers do not need to be licensed to perform marriages but they must report their name and address to the local registrar in the district in which they live.
The preacher, minister, priest, rabbi or ecclesiastical dignitary who is a resident of this state shall have filed, in the office of the court clerk of the county in which he resides, a copy of his credentials or authority from his church or synagogue authorizing him to solemnize marriages.
Ministers must complete the marriage license and certificate of marriage and return it to the clerk's office from which it was issued within ten days from the date of the marriage.
www.aweddingministers.com /rules.htm   (5716 words)

 Encyclopedia: Religious minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Ministers are generally seen as set apart from the community to which they minister through ordination.
However the variety of relationships is large, ranging fom 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.
A religious elder (in Greek, presbuteros) is valued for his or her wisdom, in part for their age, by the logic that the older one is then the more one is likely to know.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Religious-minister   (2979 words)

 Political minister - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A minister or a secretary is a politician who heads a government ministry or department (e.g.
Senior ministers are members of the cabinet, usually led by a prime minister or president.
In presidential systems of government such as the United States and France, ministers are appointed by the President, not drawn from the legislature.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_minister   (249 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Persons in religious circles and the broad believing masses love their country, love their religion, and are progressing in united fashion, actively participating in the two civilized constructions of socialism, and making active contributions to social stability, economic development, and unification of the motherland.
Regarding incidents that injure the religious sentiments and national customs of believing masses, infringe upon the legal rights and interests of religious circles and the citizens' right of the freedom of religious faith, in the event these occur, all will be strictly handled in accordance with the law.
The two defence ministers also agreed that the two countries should deter another war from breaking out on the Korean Peninsula, for the peace and stability on the peninsula and in Northeast Asia are important to their national interests, Maj-Gen Kim Sun-gyu, who is accompanying Minister Kim, said.
www.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de /oasien/china/service/bbc/011214.txt   (13064 words)

 Adalah: Legal Advocacy
Petition filed in 2/00 against the Minister of Religious Affairs (MORA), the Minister of Interior and the Minister of Housing arguing that the current criteria for granting funds for the religious buildings (e.g., mosques, churches, religious courts) discriminates against the Arab religious communities (Muslim, Christian and Druze).
All representatives proposed came from the Prime Minister’s Office (Chair), the Ministry of Internal Security, the Ministry of Interior the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Ministry of Education, the Israel Lands Administration, and the General Security Service; none was Arab or Muslim.
The Minister of Religious Affairs is responsible for its implementation, including the promulgation of regulations for this purpose.
www.adalah.org /eng/legaladvocacyreligious.php   (2124 words)

 UUSM - Religious Exploration - Minister's Message
Whatever your religious background—or even if you have never participated in a faith community before—there is room in our church for your family.
Religious education—or, as we say, religious exploration—is fundamental to our way of being a community.
We are a religious democracy, which needs active and committed members to be healthy and strong.
www.uusm.org /re/re-minister.php   (360 words)

 Minister of Religious Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
She found the role of the Minister of Religious Education in that church very appealing, and decided that this was the career for her.
She was Ordained to the Ministry of Religious Education in 1988 by the Madison Congregation, which she served as Interim MRE during 1988-89.
In the Fall of 1989 Colleen became Minister of Religious Education of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Rockford.
www.uurockford.org /Colleen.htm   (255 words)

 News Analysis: Incoming religious affairs minister opposes pluralism (8-29-1997)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When Education Minister Zevulun Hammer, the longtime leader of the National Religious Party, took over the Religious Affairs Ministry this week, some observers believed he was going to be more lenient than his predecessor regarding the Brenner case.
The party and its followers are the loyal disciples of the state's chief rabbis, of the chief rabbis of each city and, by extension, of the religious councils, which have exclusive jurisdiction over marriage, kashrut, burial and other religious matters for all Jews living in Israel.
The majority of religious council chairs across the country are NRP loyalists, and these councils have long been considered bastions of NRP support, though Shas has recently been making inroads.
www.jewishsf.com /bk970829/inews.htm   (963 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Saudi minister rebukes religious police
The religious police, whose official title is the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, comprises more than 3,500 officers plus thousands of volunteers.
This criticism has been growing since March, when 15 schoolgirls died in a fire at their school in Mecca after the mutawa allegedly prevented male rescuers from entering because the girls were not veiled.
And one Saudi told our correspondent in Riyadh he knew of several cases in which the religious police have broken into homes, on suspicion that alcohol was being consumed or inappropriate contact between the sexes taking place.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/2399885.stm   (409 words)

 Indonesia: Religius Minister Again Declares Govt's Ban On Ahmadiyah - Berita Sore
Jakarta (Berita) : Religious Minister Maftuh Basyuni reaffirmed that the government has actually banned the spread of Ahmadiyah in Indonesia, as it is against the Islamic teachings.
As a multicultural nation and the teachings of each religion, religious difference should be seen as something natural and bless for human beings, he said.
Religious conflict will never create a conducive condition for the stability and development of the state and therefore it needs to be handled seriously.
www.thepersecution.org /world/indonesia/05/bs_2108.html   (336 words)

 Israel Religious Action Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
IRAC writes to the Minister of Religious Affairs: the large number of well-connected candidates, like the rest of the complaints about the tender, raise suspicions that it was tailored to suit the needs of the candidates and not the neighborhoods.
Religious councils should be replaced by civil servants who will be dedicated to serving the religious needs of all Israelis, not just Orthodox Jews, according to a Jerusalem Post editorial.
Religious Affairs Minister Eli Sussia, who canceled the meeting to prevent Reform and Conservative representatives from participating, is now attempting to achieve the same ends by cutting the Council from 31 to nine members.
www.irac.org /sub_topics_e.asp?topic=46   (1808 words)

 FREE FOR ALL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The functions of the Trust being generally to provide for the religious welfare of the Christian community, the nascent danger of encroachment of the State in the affairs of the Church seems to be inherent in it.
It is pertinent to remember that, whereas religious leaders are free and able to make such false utterances to thousands of people and to have them reported widely by the press and media, there is no reciprocal reaction by the Aga Khan and his followers.
This is partly due to perhaps their desire not to fuel a controversy and mainly due to the relatively docile, non-violent and non-intimidatory character of the Ismaili community as a whole which tries to tread very carefully in such situations.
independent-bangladesh.com /news/oct/08/08102004fr.htm   (4300 words)

 BBC News | MIDDLE EAST | Saudi minister backs religious police
Saudi Arabia's interior minister Prince Nayef has denied reports that religious police blocked the rescue of girls trapped in a school fire last week.
Prince Nayef said the reports were untrue and the religious police were only there to ensure that the girls were not subjected to any mistreatment once outside the school.
Earlier the director of the religious police, Sheik Jaber al-Hakmi, denied his officers had prevented rescuers from entering the school.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1879000/1879132.stm   (413 words)

 Religious Affairs Minister continues the “Safari Ramadhan”
A delegation from the Ministry of Religious Affairs was in the Temburong District Tuesday as part of a working visit or Safari Ramadhan to various mosques in the country.
The Minister of Religious Affairs also visited the Balai Ibadat or prayer hall of Kampung Sibut and the Rataie National Housing Scheme Mosque.
One of the roles that should be fulfilled by mosques, the minister stressed, was to spread knowledge and give advice to the community and it was the mosque's duty to maintain its cleanliness and beautiful landscape.
www.rtb.gov.bn /NewsUpdate/2004/October/271004/main3.htm   (208 words)

 The New Light of Myanmar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Yangon, 8 March- Religious titles were conferred on members of the Sangha, nuns and lay persons for their brilliant services in striving for purification, perpetuation and promotion of Buddha Sasana and Pariyatti, Patipatti and Pativeda Sasana at Maha Pasana Cave in Kaba Aye Hill this morning.
Pariyatti universities and religious schools have been set up in all parts of the nation for flourishing the pariyatti and the religion, meditation and vipassana centres have been opened for the flourishing of the patipatti.
In conclusion, the minister wished all who took part in the religious title presentation ceremony and provision offering ceremony to gain merits for their good deeds and to work more for the interests of the race and religion.
www.myanmar.gov.mm /NLM-2001/enlm/March9.htm   (3507 words)

 Wedding Celebrants: US States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
If a member of your "religious society" is already registered as a minister qualified to perform weddings, you fill out an application, get the already-registered person to sign as "endorser", pay $35, and you're in.
An endorsement from a "reputable" citizen of DC saying that the applicant is known as a religious minister and is a person of good moral character.
Perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured, and no inhabitant of the State shall ever be molested in person or property on account of his or her mode of religious worship; and no religious test shall be required for the exercise of civil or political rights.
www.reeves-hall.org /clergy_wedding_reg_US.htm   (2524 words)

 afrol News - SA Minister urges religious leaders to preach peace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The South African Minister was opening a three-day meeting on the role of women in peacemaking, ahead of the Second Inter-Faith Action for Peace in Africa Summit, coordinated by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and hosted by the National Religious' Leaders Forum of South Africa (NRLFSA) in Johannesburg.
In his welcoming address, the summit's convenor, LWF General Secretary Ishmael Noko of Zimbabwe, said the pre-summit was a forum to encourage women to relate and network in order to overcome challenges facing their respective communities.
He described the religious diversity of Africa as "a blessing", adding that the Summit provided a unique opportunity for the continent's faith traditions to pursue common problems.
www.afrol.com /printable_article/16148   (526 words)

 Musharraf's Blue Eyed Religious Affairs Minister Turns Out to be a Fraud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He is a junior Minister for Religious Affairs in the huge cabinet of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.
He won because of the party ticket and when MQM joined the Musharraf coalition, he was made a junior Minister of Religious Affairs in the cabinet.
His supporter, PPP rebel and currently a minister, Faisal Saleh Hayat, has already been asked by the Prime Minister to resign as his bail application was cancelled by the Supreme Court and National Accountability Bureau has to arrest him for unpaid loans.
www.satribune.com /archives/200503/P1_fake.htm   (1025 words)

 First Religious Society: Minister
A native of Seattle, "Rev Tim" is a 1981 graduate of the Harvard Divinity School, and also holds degrees in English and Creative Writing from the University of Washington and Western Washington University, an interdisciplinary Masters Degree in American Studies from Oregon State University, and a PhD in American History from the University of Oregon.
He has taught English, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies at the college level, and in 2000 spent a semester abroad as a visiting scholar at Aalborg University in Aalborg Denmark.
To these tasks he brings his own vocation as a teacher, preacher, writer, scholar, pastor, counselor, and spiritual leader, and invites all who are in sympathy with the values and purposes of the First Religious Society to join with him in the faithful, humble, on-going effort to do God's work in the world.
www.uucarlisle.org /minister.html   (433 words)

 USCCB - (MRS) - Non-Minister Religious Worker Visa Program
The Non-Minister Religious Worker Visa Program allows religious organizations in the United States to sponsor non-minister religious workers from abroad, such as nuns, religious brothers and lay missionaries.
The second part of the program allows religious organizations to sponsor temporary nonimmigrant religious workers to perform religious service in the United States for no more than five years.
Through dioceses and religious orders, ministries often follow this call with the help of foreign-born sisters, brothers and missionaries.
www.nccbuscc.org /mrs/nonminister.shtml   (355 words)

 Associate Minister for Religious Education
Our new Associate Minister for Education would be free to live in a location of his/her own choosing and would, in any circumstances, be close to a very cosmopolitan Boston area which would offer the opportunity for a wide variety of personal choices.
An ordained UCC or UUA minister, or ministers with privilege of call in either the UCC or the UUA, with several years’ experience and a special interest in the religious and spiritual education of children and adults.
The Associate Minister for Education will be supervised by the Senior Minister and will be accountable to both the Youth Programs Committee (for the children’s education portion of the position) and to the Deacons (for the adult education portion).
www.firstparishinlincoln.org /ame.htm   (3582 words)

 rediff.com: Pak minister hints at ban on extremist outfits
Ahead of a much awaited speech of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, a minister has hinted that the general may talk of banning religious extremists and sectarian groups and imposing curbs on raising of funds for jehadi causes.
Federal Religious Minister Mehmud Ahmed Ghazi said that as per the new policy to be outlined by his government, "all those groups or individuals who are killing each other in the name of Islam and are sitting in judgement on others are religious extremists."
Ghazi, a senior minister in Musharraf's cabinet, was quoted by the Dawn daily as saying that in Kashmir there "is purely an indigenous struggle to which Pakistan is providing moral and diplomatic support.
www.rediff.com /news/2002/jan/11parl.htm   (211 words)

 The International Association for Religious Freeom
Similarly the Federal Minister for Religious and Minorities Affairs, Raja Zafar-ul-Haq on the same day after the Haj Seminar in Islamabad told newsmen that the blasphemy law cannot be repealed and, moreover, protects minorities because it give a right to appeal to an accused person and the opportunity to clear his name.
Epps claimed that "extremist" elements and groups were misusing the blasphemy law to incite religious hatred and animosity against religious minorities which had led to a "growing environment of religious intolerance and has placed religious minorities under a state of siege".
The minister also said that this law provides a mechanism of defense during proceedings and that there is a right of appeal for those accused under this law.
www.geocities.com /~iarf/pakreport.html   (19893 words)

 Indonesian Embassy in London, United Kingdom
Minister of Transmigration and Resettlement of Forest Nomads : Lt. Gen.
On Oct. 12, 1953 Rooseno was appointed minister of transportation and was relieved of his duties as minister of public works and energy.
Minister of Defense in the interim : A. Halim *2)
www.indonesianembassy.org.uk /indonesia_cabinet_1945-2001.html   (5567 words)

 Mendocino Church of Religious Science Minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Reverend Tanya Wyldflower graduated from her ministerial class under Doctor Reverend Candice Becket, current President of Religious Science International and Pastor of the Ukiah Church of Religious Science in June of 1998.
She led the Mendocino Coast Science of Mind Study Group in March of 1997 as a Licensed Practitioner of Religious Science.
She is currently the Licensed Minister for the Mendocino Church of Religious Science as well as the Chaplain Coordinator for the Mendocino Coast District Hospital.
www.mcn.org /h/scienceofmind/min.html   (359 words)

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