Category Archive: Religion

Oct 31

October 31, 1517: Martin Luther Posts 95 Theses

On this day in 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg in Germany. This act is generally credited as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.

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Oct 17

October 17, 1979: Mother Teresa Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

On this day in 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was given the award for her work in fighting poverty and distress throughout the world, two factors that are also a threat to peace.

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Aug 13

August 13, 1962: Vatican and Russian Orthodox Church Sign Metz Accord

On this day in 1962, the Vatican and Russian Orthodox Church signed the Metz Accord, in Metz, France. This secret agreement allowed for the Russian Church to send observers to the Second Vatican Council in exchange for the Catholic Church not condemning the Soviet Union’s atheistic communism.

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Feb 11

February 11, 1946: Revised Standard Version of New Testament First Published

On this day in 1946, the International Council of Religious Education published the Revised Standard Version (RSV) of the New Testament. This was the first stage of the creation of the development of the RSV Bible.

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Jan 11

January 11, 630: Muhammad Conquers Mecca

On this day in 630, the prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam, led an army of 10,000 Muslims to conquer the city of Mecca (in present-day Saudia Arabia). Mecca would soon become the center of Muslim pilgrimage.

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