Christianity

Op/ed: "From Many Faiths Grows Greater Understanding"

August 27, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/08/27/editorial/special2.html

On August 27, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin published an opinion piece by Saleem Ahmed, a Muslim, and president of the All Believers Network, and by Joan Chatfield, a Christian, board chairwoman of the Network, "The continuing death and destruction in the Middle East reflect the limitless extent to which individuals and political entities will go to defend...

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Pamphlet from El Sobrante Pastor to Sikhs: Renounce Faith or be "Condemned to Hell"

August 27, 2006

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/email/news/15374292.htm

On August 27, 2006 the Contra Costa Times reported, "A Contra Costa Sikh leader is denouncing a pamphlet from an El Sobrante church that tells Sikhs their holy book is wrong and warns them they face eternal hell unless they receive Jesus as their savior.

'Please Consider These Words of Love My SIKH Friend,' by Pastor Kent Brandenburg of Bethel...

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Florida Representative Denounces the Separation of Church and State as a "Lie"

August 26, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/25/AR2006082501640.html?referrer=email

On August 26, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.) said this week that God did not intend for the United States to be a 'nation of secular laws' and that the separation of church and state is a 'lie we have been told' to keep religious people out of politics.
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Muslims, Christians, and Jews Gather to Pray for Peace in the Middle East

August 25, 2006

Source: The Tidings

http://www.the-tidings.com/2006/0825/mideast.htm

On August 25, 2006 The Tidings reported, "'How can the Holy Land be filled with peace when the nations and we, ourselves, have not been fully converted to peace?' asked Deacon Eric Stoltz at the opening of an Aug. 17 prayer service that brought together Jewish, Christian and Muslim worshippers to express a common hope for peace in the Mideast. Sponsored by the Wilshire Center Interfaith Council, the...

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With Little Fanfare, New Director to Oversee the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

August 25, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/24/AR2006082401371.html

On August 25, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The White House announced Jay F. Hein's appointment at 6:30 p.m. on a Thursday three weeks ago, the kind of timing usually reserved for news the administration wants to bury.

Hein is the new director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives...

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Update: Jewish War Veterans Sue Federal Government to Remove Soledad Cross

August 25, 2006

Source: KNSD-TV

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14513744/

On August 25, 2006 KNSD-TV reported, "A group of Jewish war veterans is joining the long-running battle Thursday over a 29-foot cross standing on public parkland. The Jewish War Veterans, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, sued the federal government in San Diego Federal Court 10 days after President George W. Bush signed legislation designed to shield the monument from legal challenges. The bill transferred...

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Dalai Lama Initiates Mongolian Monks, Helps Re-Establish Buddhism

August 25, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=47,3079,0,0,1,0

On August 25, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Dalai Lama elevated a group of Mongolian monks into the Buddhist priesthood's higher ranks Friday, bolstering the country's traditional faith as it struggles to re-establish itself following decades of communist persecution. With hundreds of onlookers gathered outside, the...

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Film Documents Dialogue Between Muslims and Christians in Metro Manila, Aims to Stimulate More Conversations

August 22, 2006

Source: Islam Online

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-08/22/01.shtml

On August 22, 2006 Islam Online reported, "Two Christian artists who have witnessed how Muslims survive marginalization in this largely Catholic state have lent their voices to Filipino Muslims through a new documentary. 'Muslims have struggled to live their lives in dignity despite experiences of prejudice and discrimination against them by their non-Muslim neighbors, colleagues...

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White, Female Priest to Lead Primarily Japanese-American Visalia Buddhist Church

August 22, 2006

Source: Visalia Times-Delta

http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060822/NEWS01/608220302

On August 22, 2006 Visalia Times-Delta reported, "The Visalia Buddhist Church now has something no other temple has — a white woman priest as the head of the temple. Jo-Ren MacDonald, who transferred from the Fresno Betzerine Temple, accepted the position as head of the Visalia and Hanford temples and on Aug. 12 had her...

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To Fight AIDS, Interfaith Collaboration Needed

August 22, 2006

Source: Zenit News Agency

On August 22, 2006 the Zenit News Agency reported, "A 'road map' for interfaith collaboration is necessary to address the AIDS pandemic, says an adviser to Caritas Internationalis. People of faith can no longer allow themselves the luxury of segmented and separated responses to AIDS, said Father Robert Vitillo during an interreligious conference on the topic, held Aug. 12. The conference was a prelude to the 16th International Conference on AIDS, held in Toronto from Aug. 13-18. As Caritas' special adviser...

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Poway Interfaith Council Working to Increase Understanding

August 20, 2006

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/21/news/inland/82006203506.txt

On August 20, 2006 the North County Times reported, "Although still in its infancy, the Poway Interfaith Council is taking big steps forward, and Sunday marked the celebratory end of its first project: Interfaith Summer Nights, where over the course of seven weekly seminars, each of the group's member religions taught the others what their...

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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Unites Arabs and Israelis; Declaration Against War Stirs Debate

August 20, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00D1EF63C5A0C738EDDA10894DE404482

On August 20, 2006 The New York Times reported, "It was an immensely appealing experiment, both in its idealism and in its simplicity: Let young Israeli and Arab musicians play together in an orchestra to show that communication and cooperation were possible between peoples who had long fought each other. The two men behind the...

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Our Lady of La Vang Church Aims to Bring Together Vietnamese and Latino Catholics

August 20, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-parish20aug20,1,3168969.story

On August 20, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "The sanctuary of Santa Ana's new Our Lady of La Vang Church was designed to give worshipers a transcendent experience by mixing influences from East and West. In the center of the four-cornered building, a sleek altar sits under a large dome. Surrounding it are blond oak pews that seat more...

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Archbishop Encourages Lebanese Maronite Christians to Stay

August 20, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-08-20-lebanon-christian_x.htm?csp=N0

On August 20, 2006 USA Today reported, "Chucrallah Nabil Hage, the Maronite Christian archbishop of Tyre, added a twist to his Sunday sermon here: hold your ground. 'Wherever you are — in Hajji or Tyre or Marjayoun — if you're patient and believe, you'll make it through this,' Hage told a standing-room congregation at St. George's Church in this...

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