Christianity

Unitarians Turn Tragedy Into Lesson In Tolerance

February 11, 2011

Author: Travis Loller

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/11/AR2011021104261.html

When an out-of-work truck driver opened fire in a Tennessee church because it welcomed gay and multiracial families, the congregation met that hatred with love. In the process, it inspired a national campaign centered around Valentine'...

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Christians Embrace a Jewish Wedding Tradition

February 11, 2011

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/us/12religion.html?ref=religionandbelief

In a San Antonio chapel last August, after reciting their wedding vows and exchanging their rings, Sally and Mark Austin prepared to receive communion for the first time as husband and wife. Just before they did, their minister asked them to sign a document. It was a ketubah, a traditional Jewish...

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Face Of Islam

February 11, 2011

Author: David A. James

Source: The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

http://newsminer.com/bookmark/11397691-Face-of-Islam

To the editor:

 

For two years, my sister has been a contract bookkeeper for a Muslim-owned taxi company in Seattle. Mohamed, the company owner, has been a generous friend to her since they met.

Air Force Chaplains Enlist Theology School In Effort to Help Service Members With PTSD

January 31, 2011

Author: Dan Elliott

Source: The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.startribune.com/nation/114858504.html?elr=KArks:DCiUMEaPc:UiacyKUzyaP37D_ncyD_2yckUr

A Colorado theology school is teaching Air Force chaplains to consider the religious beliefs of servicemen and women to better help them cope with post-traumatic stress.

 

The goal is to...

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Maryland Copts Pray for Safety Of Families In Egypt Amid Protests

January 30, 2011

Author: Yeganeh June Torbati

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-01-30/news/bs-md-local-egyptian-community-20110130_1_coptic-christians-protests-egypt-last-week

As they have done for nearly 20 years, members of the close-knit and expanding community of Coptic Christians in Maryland prayed Sunday morning at a church in Savage, the red-brick...

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Texas Residents Raise Funds for Religious Memorial

January 23, 2011

Author: Kevin Welch

Source: The Amarillo Globe-News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/7393971.html

An Amarillo memorial company has delivered a 4-ton gift from Oldham County residents to the county Courthouse Square: the Ten Commandments etched in granite.

 

"It's not going to blow away anytime soon," said Jim Watkins, one of the leaders of the effort. "If it does, we...

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Rising Religious Tide In China Overwhelms Atheist Doctrine

January 22, 2011

Author: David Briggs

Source: The Washington Post/ Association of Religion Data Archives

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-briggs/study-rising-religious-ti_b_811665.html

One of the last great efforts at state-sponsored atheism is a failure.

 

And not just any kind of failure. China has enforced its anti-religion policy through decades of repression, coercion and persecution, but the lack of success...

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Wheaton College Promotes Religious Pluralism

January 22, 2011

Author: Hank Beckman

Source: The Wheaton Patch

http://wheaton.patch.com/articles/wheaton-college-promotes-religious-pluralism-2

In a time of economic uncertainty, frayed nerves and harsh public discourse, Wheaton College seeks understanding between two of the world’s great religions.

 

“We are in great need of wisdom on how to live in a world of religious pluralism,” Vincent Bacote,...

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Sikh Professor Teaches Religion At CLU

January 21, 2011

Author: Jean Cowden Moore

Source: The Ventura County Star

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/jan/21/sikh-professor-teaches-religion-at-clu/

Rahuldeep Singh Gill tends to stand out at California Lutheran University, where he is the only religion professor who is not Christian.

 

Gill is a Sikh, a popular religion in the Punjab state of India, where he was born. And he wears a dastar, or turban, setting him...

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