Christianity

Cross Returns to Chapel -- But Not on the Altar

March 7, 2007

Author: Fredrick Kunkle

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/06/AR2007030601456.html

The College of William and Mary's president and board agreed yesterday to restore the altar cross to permanent display in historic Wren Chapel to quell a controversy that began with its removal in the fall.

Under a compromise recommended by a committee of students, alumni...

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Statement from W&M President Gene R. Nichol

February 28, 2007

Author: Gene R. Nichol

Source: Daily Press

http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-now-nicholstatement.f28,0,6698601.story?track=mostemailedlink

Gene R. Nichol, president of the College of William and Mary, issued the following statement:

I am heartsick to learn of this decision. It represents a serious setback to the College. And while I know it is intended to make a policy statement, ultimately it...

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Nepal's New Peacemakers

February 9, 2007

Author: Anto Akkara

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/february/37.114.html

When Jyoti Adhikari became a Christian, her husband, who came from a traditional Hindu family, could not stomach the thought. But Adhikari didn't flinch, even though her husband divorced her.

"I have no regrets. I am rejoicing in the Lord," said Adhikari, who looks after her teenage son now. Since her conversion, Adhikari...

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Symbol of Faith, Symbol of Controversy

February 8, 2007

Source: The Roanoke Times

http://www.roanoke.com/editorials/wb/wb/xp-103573

The decision by the College of William and Mary's president to remove a cross from the college's historic Wren Chapel sent an appropriate message of inclusiveness to the campus community.

At a college with increasing religious diversity, Gene Nichol was correct in his step to make the chapel more welcoming to students of all faiths. The centuries-old chapel, which had no cross until the one...

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Some William and Mary College Alumni Hold Back Donations After Cross Removal

February 5, 2007

Source: Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,250340,00.html

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Some College of William and Mary alumni are holding back donations until an 18-inch cross that was removed from the campus' Wren Chapel altar after more than 60 years is permanently restored.

Campus President Gene Nichol ordered the cross removed in October to make the chapel more welcoming to students of all faiths.

Nichol told the Board of Visitors in November that...

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Conservative Author, Religion Professor Debate Cross Removal

February 1, 2007

Source: The Dallas Morning News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/020207dnrelcross.1a66617.html

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - A plain, 18-inch brass cross filled a 120-seat chapel Thursday night at the College of William and Mary, not for a worship service but for a debate on whether it belongs on the altar.

Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza came to campus...

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Stripped of Religion, Yoga Enters Public Schools

January 28, 2007

Source: The Dallas Morning News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/012907dnlifeyoga.6971e3.html

SAN FRANCISCO - In Tara Guber's ideal world, American children would meditate in the lotus position and chant in Sanskrit before taking stressful standardized tests.

But when she asked a public elementary school in Aspen, Colo., to teach yoga in 2002,...

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