Christianity

Texas Board of Education Approves Elective Bible Course for High Schools

March 28, 2008

Author: TERRENCE STUTZ

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/032908dntexbiblecourse.bb4bbdd.html

Broad guidelines for a Bible course in Texas high schools were approved by the State Board of Education on Friday, but board members delayed action on specific curriculum requirements until the attorney general has ruled whether all school districts...

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Christians, Muslims Seek Common Ground

March 28, 2008

Author: KAREN VANCE

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.nky.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20080328/NEWS0103/803280387

At first glance, Northern Kentucky doesn't appear religiously diverse, with most of the area's non-Christian residents attending worship at synagogues, Hindu temples, Buddhist adherents and other houses of worship on the Ohio side of the river.

But some Northern Kentucky residents want to make...

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Poll: 1 in 10 Get Obama's Religion Wrong

March 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080327/ap_on_el_pr/obama_muslim_myth_poll

One in 10 voters believes Barack Obama is Muslim, a mistaken impression that lingers across party lines, a poll showed Wednesday.

Fourteen percent of Republicans, 10 percent of Democrats and 8 percent of independents mistakenly think he is Muslim, according to a...

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U.S. Court Upholds 10 Commandments on Public Land

March 26, 2008

Author: Amanda Beck

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080327/us_nm/court_commandments_dc;_ylt=AiexzanuzoGm4rdmiH7Dsm47Xs8F

A nearly 50-year-old monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments does not violate the Constitution just because it sits nearly alone on public grounds in a Washington city, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday...

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Scholar Denounces Muslim Baptism

March 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/europe/7313870.stm

A Muslim scholar involved in high-level dialogue with the Vatican has denounced the Pope's baptism on Saturday of a prominent Italian Muslim convert.

Aref Ali Nayed, the head of Jordan's Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, called the baptism of journalist Magdi Allam a deliberate and provocative act.

The Vatican has not yet commented, but its...

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Call to Offer Faith Class Choice

March 24, 2008

Author: Hannah Goff

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7311178.stm

Head teachers should allow imams, rabbis and priests to offer religious instruction to pupils in all state schools, teachers' leaders have said.

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) said the move would be a way to reunite divided communities.

The NUT said parents had a right to have specific schooling in their own faith, if that was what they...

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Christianity and Islam Race for Prominence at Olympic Park

March 22, 2008

Author: Ashling O’Connor

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/london_2012/article3599689.ece

The Olympics is meant to promote solidarity – but the 2012 Games has become a question of faith for some in East London as Christianity and Islam vie to become the most visible religion around the 500-acre park.

Muslim leaders have begun a charm offensive with residents in the borough of Newham over...

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Obama's Speech Spurs Dialogue on Race, Religion

March 22, 2008

Author: Paul Eakins

Source: Press Telegram

http://www2.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8666950

Before moving to California in 2004, Elyssa Taylor-Stewart attended the same South Side Chicago church as Barack Obama and listened to the same sermons that since have enveloped the Democratic presidential candidate in controversy.

The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.'s criticism of America at Trinity United Church of Christ has shocked and outraged many people....

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Protestants, Jews, African-Influenced Faiths Among Non-Catholic Religions Represented in Cuba

March 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AOL News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/protestants-jews-african-influenced/n20080321141709990003

Although 85 percent of Cubans were nominally Roman Catholic before the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power, church experts say fewer than half of Cubans identify themselves as Catholics today, with a very small percentage ever...

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Holiday or Not, Schools Gird for Absences

March 21, 2008

Author: Keith O'Brien

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/03/21/holiday_or_not_schools_gird_for_absences/

For as long as anyone here can remember, Good Friday, the most solemn of Christian holy days, has been a holiday for public school students, a day set aside for prayer and quiet reflection.

But not today, not in Winchester.

In the quest to create...

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Blessed Friday as Religious Festivals Harmonise

March 20, 2008

Author: Aroosa Masroor

Source: The International News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=102278

March 21 will be of special significance this year as the calendars of five different religions will coincide, giving each faith a reason to celebrate the day.

As Muslims celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (the birth of Prophet Muhammad PBUH) on Friday, Christians will mark the crucifixion and death of Jesus as Good Friday, while Hindus and...

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