Christianity

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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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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