Christianity

Jewish Leaders Upset by Cross at Daley Plaza

April 7, 2007

Author: ART GOLAB

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/religion/331378,CST-NWS-cross07.article

A 19-foot-tall cedar cross erected on Daley Plaza on Good Friday by several Christian denominations crosses the line between church and state, according to two Chicago Jewish leaders.

"It's totally inappropriate," said Rabbi Ira Youdovin, executive vice president of the Chicago Board of Rabbis.
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Bill Would Require Bible Classes in Texas Schools

April 3, 2007

Author: Matt Curry

Source: Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4685221.html

DALLAS--A Texas legislator wants to require the state's nearly 1,700 public school districts to teach the Bible as a textbook, "not a worship document."

The House Public Education Committee was set late today to consider a bill by Rep. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, mandating high schools to offer...

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French Scientists Rebut U.S., Muslim Creationism

March 26, 2007

Author: Tom Heneghan

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSL2652676520070326

ORSAY, France (Reuters) - With creationism now coming in Christian and Muslim versions, scientists, teachers and theologians in France are debating ways to counteract what they see as growing religious attacks on science.

Bible-based criticism of evolution, once limited to Protestant fundamentalists in the United States, has...

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Harvard to Return Historic Bells to Russian Church

March 21, 2007

Author: David Abel

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/03/21/harvard_to_return_historic_bells_to_russian_church/

Nearly 80 years ago, as an antireligious ideology swept the Soviet Union and destroyed countless religious artifacts, an American industrialist saved 18 towering brass bells from Moscow's Danilovsky Monastery, buying the centuries-old treasures and...

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"Religious Symbols in the Cross Hairs," a Commentary by Father John Flynn

March 13, 2007

Author: Father John Flynn

Source: The Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=6614

ROME (Zenit.org): The presence of Christian symbols in public life is increasingly under challenge. Last October, a cross on the altar of a chapel at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia, was removed on orders of college president Gene Nichol.

The decision sparked off a fierce debate, culminating in the...

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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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