Christianity

Evangelicals Flock to DC to Lobby Lawmakers in Support of Israel

July 19, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5193092.stm

On July 19, 2006 BBC News reported, "A week into one of the most severe crises the Middle East has seen in years, Israel is getting an influx of support from an unusual source. More than 3,400 evangelical Christians have arrived in Washington to lobby lawmakers as part of the first annual summit of Christians United for Israel. Delegates have come from all 50 states and have 280 meetings on Capitol Hill on...

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Islamic Leaders in Detroit Call for Immediate Ceasefire in Middle East

July 19, 2006

Source: WXYZ News

http://www.detnow.com/wxyz/nw_local_news/article/0,2132,WXYZ_15924_4855079,00.html

On July 19, 2006 WXYZ News reported, "According to estimates from the local Muslim community and from the offices of Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congressman John Dingell, there are still 7,000 Lebanese-Americans from the Detroit area who remain in the Middle East. Leaders from the Detroit area Muslim community held a press conference in...

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Conference to Gather Online Bloggers

July 18, 2006

Source: The Times Union Albany

http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/content/news/2006/07/conference_to_gather_online_fa.html

On July 18, 2006 The Times Union Albany reported, "Faith bloggers from across the country will meet at Montclair State University in New Jersey this weekend for the first Progressive Faith Bloggers Conference. Leaders from the faith Web log community will meet to discuss faith, politics and their role in the...

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Opinion: "Foreign Policy and Faith" by William McKenzie

July 17, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/columnists/all/stories/DN-mckenzie_04edi.ART.State.Edition1.245e760.html

On July 17, 2006 The Dallas Morning News ran an opinion piece by columnist William McKenzie on the connections between foreign policy and faith. He writes, "What do Muslims in the Middle East, evangelicals in Texas and Pentecostals in...

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University of Texas' Dialogue on Religious Diversity in the Workplace to Focus on Views of Suffering

July 15, 2006

Source: The Galveston County Daily News

http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=f58bbe6a59e8072c

On July 15, 2006 The Galveston County Daily News reported, "The University of Texas Medical Branch’s continuing dialogue on religious diversity in the workplace will feature a discussion on suffering. The discussion will be one of the activities during the university’s Diversity Week Celebration. The Understanding Religious...

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Europe's Largest Hindu Temple Holds Interfaith Memorial Service for Mumbai Victims

July 15, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5182438.stm

On July 15, 2006 BBC News reported, "On Tuesday bomb blasts on seven trains killed nearly 180 people in Mumbai. Four days later, in a corner of the English countryside, hundreds of British Indians gathered in prayer at a memorial service. Europe's biggest Hindu Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, on the outskirts of Watford, invited members of eight faiths - Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Judaism, Sikhism...

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Middle East Conflict Has a Local Flavor in Detroit

July 15, 2006

Source: Editor and Publisher

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002840040

On July 15, 2006 Editor and Publisher reported, "With a high concentration of Lebanese-Americans, Detroit and other Michigan cities are experiencing the current conflict in the Middle East as a kind of local issue. Protests and citizen gatherings have been held throughout the area. Not just Muslim but Christian...

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Muslim Group Asks Government to Ban Franklin Graham

July 14, 2006

Source: Crosswalk.com/CNSNews.com

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1407677.html

On July 14, 2006 CNSNews.com reported, "An Islamic advocacy group wants Rev. Franklin Graham barred from entering Canada because of allegedly hateful statements made towards Islam. Graham's spokesman says the Evangelical minister's comments have been 'misconstrued' by some Muslims. The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Canada (CAIR-CAN) claims allowing Graham into Canada would be evidence of a...

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Creationism Debate Goes to Summer Camp

July 12, 2006

Source: Newsweek

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/195/story_19522_1.html

Newsweek reported, "The battle over evolution is moving beyond the court room and into summer camp. The Christian Camp and Conference Association said 50 percent of the member camps--which include summer camps and year-round after-school programs reaching 6 million kids every year--have a science curriculum about God's creation. A Christian camping environment 'allows us to bring kids to a...

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Plans for Gay Pride March in Jerusalem Unite Religious Leaders Normally at Odds

July 12, 2006

Source: Boston Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=148019

On July 12, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Christian leaders condemned it. Jewish radicals put a bounty on participants. Muslim clerics threatened to flood the streets with protesters. Jerusalem’s conflicting religions have found rare common ground: opposition to an international gay pride parade next...

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Over 60 Gather to Protest Building of Pompano Mosque

July 12, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-ctension12jul12,0,3900338.story

On July 12, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Dozens of black residents, joined by some whites and Hispanics, rallied Tuesday in front of City Hall to protest plans to move a mosque into the predominantly black northwest area. More than 60 people responded to a call by a group of ministers for the protest,...

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Massachusetts Episcopal Bishop Joins Pro-Palestinian Demonstration in Boston

July 12, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/07/12/episcopal_chief_to_again_protest_israeli_actions/

On July 12, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Bishop M. Thomas Shaw of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, who five years ago jolted local Christian-Jewish relations by joining a pro-Palestinian demonstration in front of the Israeli Consulate in Boston, plans to reprise his performance today...

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Ohio School Board Members Prepare New Plan Against Teaching Evolution

July 12, 2006

Source: Americans United

http://www.au.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8339&news_iv_ctrl=1241&abbr=pr

On July 12, 2006 Americans United reported, "Some members of the Ohio Board of Education appear to be preparing for another assault on the teaching of evolution in public schools, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Last month, board member Colleen Grady reportedly urged the Board of Education’s...

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