Christianity

Donor Helps to Create a Multi-Faith Center in Empty Edinburgh Church

August 18, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel/BBC

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,3054,0,0,1,0

On August 18, 2006 BBC reported, "Businessman Sir Tom Farmer is providing funds to help create a multi-faith centre in Edinburgh. The millionaire Kwik-Fit owner is planning to contribute hundreds of thousands of pounds for the venture. It will see Buddhist Monks and Mother Teresa nuns move into a disused church in Blackfriars Street, which is owned by the Italian government...

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Op/ed: "Does Tolerance Disarm Religious Liberals?"

August 15, 2006

Source: UU World

http://www.uuworld.org/ideas/articles/samharrischallengesliberalreligioustolerance5817.shtml

On August 15, 2006 the UU World published an opinion piece by Warren R. Ross, "In his best-selling book, The End of Faith, Sam Harris takes a dim view of the consequences of religious belief. 'As long as it is acceptable for a person to believe that he knows how God wants everyone on earth to live,' he writes, 'we...

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Estimated 30,000 Rally at White House

August 13, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3621

On August 13, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "Saturday's National Emergency March on Washington, in defense of Lebanon and Palestine, bringing over 30,000 Muslims from across the nation, was a huge success. The event, sponsored by the Muslim American Society's Freedom Foundation (MAS Freedom), the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, and the National Council of Arab...

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Lebanon Supporters Encircle the White House

August 13, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2006/08/13/lebanon_supporters_rally_in_dc/

On August 13, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Thousands of people circled the White House yesterday in a passionate demonstration supporting Lebanon, the country at the center of the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah. Hundreds of red, white, and green Lebanese flags bearing the country's emblematic cedar tree waved...

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Christian School Forbids Sikh Students from Wearing Bracelet

August 12, 2006

Source: Punjab Newsline Network

http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/1194/38/

On August 12, 2006 Punjab Newsline Network reported, "A day after principal of a christian school here tenderes apology from Sikh community for not allowing students to wear turban, another christian school of Hoshiarpur district has quoted another controversy over instructions to Sikh students by the principal not to wear the religious symbol 'kara' (bangle). The matter regarding...

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Amidst Indonesia's "Fragile Equilibrium," Pope's Appeal Grants Reprieve for Christians Facing Execution

August 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4782579.stm

On August 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "Indonesian officials have delayed the execution of three Christians sentenced to death for attacking Muslims. The three were due to be executed by firing squad early on Saturday, but were given a last-minute reprieve after an appeal by Pope Benedict XVI. They were sentenced for inciting attacks during religious rioting in Central Sulawesi in 2000. Officials...

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Government to Execute Three Christians Who Allegedly Plotted Against Muslims

August 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4782579.stm

On August 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "Indonesian officials have delayed the execution of three Christians sentenced to death for attacking Muslims. The three were due to be executed by firing squad early on Saturday, but were given a last-minute reprieve after an appeal by Pope Benedict XVI. They were sentenced for inciting attacks during religious rioting in Central Sulawesi in 2000. Officials said...

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Christian and Muslim Leaders Unite After Vandalism to Catholic Church

August 10, 2006

Source: The Citizen

http://www.blackburncitizen.co.uk/news/newsheadlines/display.var.873554.0.church_and_muslim_leaders_unire_to_beat_vandals.php

On August 10, 2006 The Citizen reported, "COUNCILLORS and church leaders held a meeting to try to tackle attacks by Muslim youths on a Blackburn Roman Catholic church. The move came after the Lancashire Telegraph reported a vandalism attack...

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Pope to Host Evolution Seminar with Former Students

August 10, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/197/story_19764_1.html

On August 10, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "Pope Benedict XVI will conduct a weekend seminar in early September examining Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and its impact on Roman Catholicism's teaching of Creation.

The seminar, titled 'Creation and Evolution,' is sure to attract the attention of supporters of 'intelligent...

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Southern Baptists Aid Lebanese Christian and Muslim Refugees

August 10, 2006

Source: Baptist Press

http://www.floridabaptistwitness.com/6263.article

On August 10, 2006 Baptist Press reported, "The frightened, protective Muslim mother finally agreed to let Christian medical workers take her sick 2-year-old daughter to the hospital. 'If you send me with one of your people, I am ready to go with her,' the Shiite woman told the Christians at Beirut Baptist School, where she has found shelter for her family from the fighting that raged near her home...

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Rochester Interfaith Community Calls for Peace in Middle East

August 10, 2006

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060810/OPINION02/608100358/1039/OPINION

On August 10, 2006 Democrat and Chronicle published a guest essay by Muhammad Shafiq, Imam of the Islamic Center of Rochester, and Denise Yarbrough, Interreligious/ecumentical Director of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, "As our world spirals ever downward into war and violence,...

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Discrimination, Harassment Takes a Mental Health Toll on Muslims

August 10, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-08-09-muslim-american-cover_x.htm

On August 10, 2006 USA Today reported, "Motaz Elshafi, 28, a software engineer, casually opened an internal e-mail at work last month. The message began, 'Dear Terrorist.' The note from a co-worker was sent to Muslims working at Cisco Systems in Research Triangle Park, N.C., a few days after train bombings in India that killed 207. The e-mail warned that...

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