Christianity

Mormons, Muslims Team Up in Salt Lake for Middle East Relief Efforts

August 9, 2006

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_4154663

On August 9, 2006 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "As the latest round of violence in the Middle East continues to flare between Israel and Hezbollah, two disparate religious groups - Mormons and Muslims - have pooled their resources to aid the casualties of the conflict. Mormons, who have a long history of disaster preparedness, have the supplies. And Muslims, who consider charity one of the five pillars of...

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Violence in Lebanon Stifles Interfaith Dialogue in the US

August 8, 2006

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/08/08/MNGGTKD0381.DTL

On August 8, 2006 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "As the carnage has mounted in Lebanon and Israel, it has become a rallying cry for Bay Area Jews and Muslims, leaders of each faith say, but it also has deepened the chasm between the faiths, spurring rhetoric and exacerbating long-standing antagonisms. Locally and across the...

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Imams Vow to End Female Genital Mutilation

August 7, 2006

Source: The Standard

http://www.eastandard.net/hm_news/news.php?articleid=1143956429

On August 7, 2006 The Standard reported, "Muslim clerics have vowed to end female genital mutilation (FGM) in Moyale District. Twenty-five imams said most communities still practiced FGM erroneously believing that it was a religious rite. Led by Sheikh Abdinasir Haji Hassan, the local Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims chairman, they said the practice was unlawful in the...

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ACLU Claims Katrina Memorial Touts Religion

August 6, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.washtimes.com/upi/20060806-033447-7946r.htm

On August 6, 2006 the United Press International reported, "A planned New Orleans-area Hurricane Katrina memorial showing Jesus' face and a cross is religious and unconstitutional, a civil liberties group says. The 13-foot memorial to 129 Katrina victims in St. Bernard Parish has government support and is set to be located at a public waterway, the American Civil...

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Op/Ed: "Interfaith Guidelines on Human Rights, Pluralism, Democracy, and Authority" by Dr. Robert S. Crane

August 6, 2006

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/interfaith_guidelines_on_human_rights_pluralism_democracy_and_authority/0010131

On August 6, 2006 The American Muslim published an opinion piece by Dr. Robert D. Crane, a Muslim activist and former advisor to presidents, "One must be careful in dialogue with Christians and Jews or anyone else not to buy...

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Asian Youth Day Explores Interfaith Dialogue

August 5, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=2759

On August 5, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Participants of the Fourth Asian Youth Day (AYD) have learned about the family values of different religious traditions and how interreligious dialogue can start within the family. Leaders and young people from Anglican, Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Hindu, Muslim, and Taoist faiths spoke to about 800 Catholic participants of the AYD on...

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Cubans Draw on Many Faiths in Praying for Castro's Health

August 5, 2006

Source: The Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/breaking_news/15208512.htm

On August 5, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Cubans are drawing on their rich spiritual traditions, calling out to the African gods of Santeria, the saints of Roman Catholicism and to the Christian God of Protestant faiths in prayers for ailing leader Fidel Castro's health and continued peace on their island...

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West Virginia School Board Keeps Fight Over Jesus Photo Alive

August 4, 2006

Source: The Wall of Separation

http://blog.au.org/2006/08/bridgeport_batt.html

On August 4, 2006 The Wall of Separation reported, "A school board in West Virginia seems determined to wage a costly legal battle to keep a portrait of Jesus Christ on display in one of its high schools.

Last night, the Harrison County Board of Education for the second time voted to continue its support of a print of Jesus that hangs outside the principal’s office at Bridgeport...

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Buddhists and Evangelical Christians Seek Common Ground in Portland

August 4, 2006

Source: Tricycle

http://www.tricycle.com/issues/editors_pick/3547-1.html

On August 4, 2006 Tricycle published a piece by Sallie Jiko Tisdale, "Not much had changed in the thirty years since I lived in a college dormitory. The cafeteria was still a tangle of formica-topped folding tables. There were still giant bins of Froot Loops and Cocoa Puffs and a mess of dishes piling up on racks outside the kitchen. The custom-made omelet was a new touch, and there was never a...

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Christians Angered by Conversion Law in Chhattisgarh

August 4, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5246328.stm

On August 4, 2006 BBC News reported, "Christian groups have reacted strongly to a new law passed by the Indian state of Chhattisgarh which requires official approval of any religious conversion. They said they were prepared to take the case to India's Supreme Court. The General Secretary of the Chhattisgarh Christian Forum, Arun Pannalal, said they hoped to persuade the governor to withhold assent. Mr...

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Kansas School Board Swings Back to Moderates

August 3, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: AP

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2006/08/03/evolution_foes_lose_kan_board_majority/

On August 3, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Conservative Republicans who pushed anti-evolution standards back into Kansas schools last year have lost control of the state Board of Education once again. The most closely watched race was in western Kansas,...

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Progressive Faith Bloggers Gather for Conference

August 2, 2006

Source: Faith In Public Life/The Star-Ledger

http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/content/news/2006/08/they_mix_religion_and_liberali.html

On August 2, 2006 Faith In Public Life/The Star-Ledger reported, "He is a blogger known in some circles as 'Xpatriated Texan -- a Maverick Believer in the Garden State,' and most days Thurman Hart spends two hours putting his liberal Christian views online, typing near the window of his Jersey City...

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Boston Lebanese Americans Experience Anger, Fear

August 2, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/yourlife/articles/2006/08/02/anger_dismay_and_fear/

On August 2, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "The Lebanese flag outside St. George Orthodox Church in West Roxbury flutters at half-staff while inside the sanctuary six young women pass baskets to collect money for that war-torn country. Most of the 200 people attending Sunday services at this 96-year-old church are either immigrants from Lebanon or...

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Evolution Debate Shifts Back Again in Kansas

August 2, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/03/us/03evolution.html?_r=1&hp&ex=1154577600&en=e1e3c9958e2ced8a&ei=5094&partner=homepage&oref=slogin

On August 2, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Less than a year after the Kansas Board of Education adopted science standards that were the most wide-reaching in the nation in challenging Darwin’s theory of evolution, voters...

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