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Colorado Church Takes County to Court

November 18, 2008

Author: DeeDee Correll

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-church18-2008nov18,0,5054482.story

When the largest church in Boulder County, Colo., wanted to double its size two years ago, county commissioners said no.

Rocky Mountain Christian Church already dominated a rural corner of the county northwest of Denver. If it became any larger, commissioners said,...

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VHP Opposes Govt Relief to Rebuild Orissa Churches

November 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

Wire Service: IANS

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/VHP_against_govt_aid_to_Orissa_churches/articleshow/3726931.cms

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday said it was opposed to the move by the Orissa government to rebuild churches that were damaged during the communal violence in the state's Kandhamal district...

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Los Angeles-Area Catholics and Muslims No Strangers to Dialogue

November 17, 2008

Author: Raja Abdulrahim

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-beliefs17-2008nov17,0,2237585.story

World Roman Catholic and Muslim leaders made headlines this month when they met in a first-of-its-kind interfaith forum at the Vatican. Locally, some faithful saw the forum not as something new but as an affirmation of efforts they have been making for years.

The goal of the...

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Archbishop in London Visits Temple

November 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indo-Asian News Service

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080072848

The head of the Church of England has contrasted the "organised attacks" on Christians in Orissa with the treatment of Hindus in Britain, and said India risks losing its place as "an international beacon" if the violence is allowed to continue.

In a letter written to Indian church leaders on the eve of a...

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A Rare Imam Who Juggles Fatwas, Interfaith Confabs

November 13, 2008

Author: Ilene R. Prusher

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/1113/p01s01-wome.html

Sheikh Ishaq Abdel-Jawad Taha's phone is ringing off the hook.

"You're welcome, go ahead," says Sheikh Taha, sitting behind his desk at the Palestinian Authority's Al-Fatwa Council, of which he is the director. "She's still recovering, so she doesn't have to pray," he says.

The voice on the other end of the phone is...

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Justices Weigh Religious-Monument Dispute

November 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_10968740

The Supreme Court warily confronted a case Wednesday that mixes limits on free speech with issues of church-state separation.

The justices engaged in lively arguments over a small religious group's efforts to place a monument in a public park that already is home to a Ten Commandments display.

The court seemed reluctant to accept the...

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Catholic Bishops Plan to Forcefully Confront Obama, Catholic Lawmakers On Abortion

November 12, 2008

Author: Rachel Zoll

Source: The Morning Call

Wire Service: AP

http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-rel-catholic-bishops,0,2186177.story

The nation's Roman Catholic bishops vowed Tuesday to forcefully confront the Obama administration over its support for abortion rights, saying the church and religious freedom could be under attack in the new presidential administration.

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Hindus Applaud Christian-Muslim Dialogue at Vatican, Calling it “Step in the Right Direction”

November 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Media for Freedom

http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=12378

Hindus have lauded the groundbreaking three-day dialogue between Catholics and Muslims, which concluded at Vatican City on Thursday, and called it a “step in the right direction”.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was wonderful to watch the world’s...

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Orissa Braces for More Hindu-Christian Conflict

November 10, 2008

Author: Michelle A. Vu

Source: The Christian Post

http://christianpost.com/article/20081110/orissa-braces-for-more-hindu-christian-conflict.htm

No end to the Hindu-Christian violence seems to be in sight in the troubled eastern state of Orissa where another murder of a Hindu nationalist activist last week is expected to only fuel the sectarian violence.

A local worker of the Hindu extremist...

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Jewish Group Asks Mormons to Stop Baptizing the Dead

November 10, 2008

Author: Deepti Hajela and Jennifer Dobner

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6105314.html

Holocaust survivors said Monday they are through trying to negotiate with the Mormon church over posthumous baptisms of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps, saying the church has repeatedly violated a 13-year-old agreement barring the practice.

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-...

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Archbishop of Canterbury to Visit Hindu Temple in Gesture of Peace

November 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: IANS

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/uncategorized/archbishop-of-canterbury-to-visit-hindu-temple-in-gesture-of-peace_100114705.html

Britain’s most powerful church leader is to visit a large Hindu temple in central England in a gesture of friendship and peace just weeks after the killings of Christians by Hindu extremists in Orissa....

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