Christianity

"Praying Indians" Honored in Natick on Memorial Day

May 30, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/05/30/honoring_sacrifices_of_praying_indians/

On May 30, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "To the remorseless beat of a deerskin drum, three Native Americans in tribal regalia chanted a list of battles and wars their ancestors had fought since the `Praying Indians' settled here in the 1650s. In prayers and song, the tribe paid...

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Nepal's Move Toward Secularism Could Spawn Hindu Backlash

May 30, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0530/p04s01-wosc.html

On May 30, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The May 18 declaration by Nepal's parliament ending the country's distinction as the world's only Hindu state was one of the several hard decisions taken by the new government to coax Maoist rebels to join in a peaceful political process. But the move has bred new conflict with the country's Hindu majority.

Hindu...

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Latter-Day Saints and Muslims Team Up to Aid Indonesian Earthquake Victims

May 30, 2006

Source: ABC 4

http://www.abc4.com/local_news/local_headlines/story.aspx?content_id=C0444678-5B34-42D9-8F3E-724B6E5A6134

On May 30, 2006 ABC 4 reported, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is teaming up with Muslims to get the much-needed medical supplies to earthquake victims in Indonesia.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with Islamic Relief Worldwide, one of the leading...

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Non-Christian Schools Face Obstacles in Joining Texas Association for Private Schools

May 29, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/highschools/topstories/stories/053006dnspotappssider.122c6391.html

On May 29, 2006 The Dallas Morning News reported, "TAPPS is open to schools of all faiths, though most of its members are Christian schools. But Jewish and Islamic schools have faced barriers to belonging. When an Islamic school in Houston applied for membership...

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Dalai Lama to Represent Buddhism at European Commission Interfaith Meeting in Brussels

May 29, 2006

Source: Phayul.com

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=12708

On May 29, 2006 Phayul.com reported, "The Dalai Lama will represent Buddhism at an interfaith discussion in Brussels tomorrow. Representatives from various faiths will meet in Brussels to participate in a discussion on 'fundamental rights and mutual respect.' Federal Chancellor Schussel, the President in office of the European Council, and Commission President Barroso will interact with leading...

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Op-Ed: "A Chinese Dissident's Faith" by Jim Hoagland

May 28, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/26/AR2006052601615.html

On May 28, 2006 The Washington Post ran an opinion piece by columnist Jim Hoagland. He writes, "By instinct and training, we journalists are suckers for political dissidents. Their struggles are the ultimate underdog stories, with prison terms or even death as the stakes. Editors reinforce reporters' instincts by awarding...

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European Churches Offer Hospitality to Many Muslim Immigrants

May 27, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/26/AR2006052601750.html

On May 27, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "They came politely to St. Hippolyte Catholic Church one Wednesday afternoon: the middle-aged mason from Algeria; the one-time farmer from Mali; the two young Mauritanians who had fled drought and despair stalking their desolate...

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Interfaith Gathering in Flint to Focus on Hunger

May 26, 2006

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-36/114865510484350.xml&coll=5

On May 26, 2006 The Flint Journal reported, "The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan says fighting hunger is often a matter of faith. So at the food bank's prompting, representatives of several faiths will gather next month in Flint at First Presbyterian Church, 746 S. Saginaw St., for an interfaith service of...

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Bilateral Talks Held Between U.S. Sikhs and Catholics in New York

May 24, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1052.shtml

On May 24, 2006 the SikhSangat.org reported, "Representatives of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) and the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) met for a landmark all-day Catholic-Sikh bilateral national interreligious consultation. The day-long meeting was hosted by Religions for Peace - USA at the Church Center at the United Nations. The objective of the meeting was for...

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India Objects to Pope's Comments

May 24, 2006

Source: Deccan Herald

http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/may242006/index2049532006523.asp

On May 24, 2006 Deccan Herald reported, "India on Tuesday told the Vatican that it disapproved Pope's criticism against banning conversions and his remarks of religious intolerance in the country. In a firm response to Pope Benedict XVI's remarks on religious intolerance in India, the Centre has expressed its 'displeasure' and said the Holy See was not...

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2,500 Indonesian Youth Pray Together for Peace in Interfaith Service

May 23, 2006

Source: catholic.org/UCA News

On May 23, 2006 UCA News reported, "About 2,500 young people from six religions took part in an interfaith prayer service held to reinforce the climate of interreligious harmony in North Sulawesi province. The Interfaith Youth Celebration held May 15 was organized by the recently formed Interfaith Youth Forum of North Sulawesi. It took place at the auditorium of the gubernatorial office in Manado, the provincial capital, 2,115 kilometers (about 1,310 miles) northeast of Jakarta. Establishment of the...

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Confucianists Seek Religious Status in China

May 22, 2006

Source: United Press International

On May 22, 2006 the United Press International reported, "Confucianists in Hong Kong are seeking inclusion among religions recognized by the Chinese government, on a par with Buddhism, Taosim, Christianity and Islam.

Tong Yun-kai, president of Hong Kong's Confucian Academy, is leading the campaign to register Confucianism as a major Chinese religion, the South China Morning Post reported Monday.

Only officially recognized groups are afforded protection under China's religious freedom...

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Opinion: "How One School District Found Religion" by Emile Lester and Patrick S. Roberts

May 22, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20060522/cm_usatoday/howoneschooldistrictfoundreligion

On May 22, 2006 USA Today published an opinion piece by religion professors Emile Lester and Patrick S. Roberts: "In 2000, the religiously diverse community [of Modesto in Northern California] took a risk and, in an almost unheard-of undertaking for a public school district, offered a required course on world religions and...

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Interfaith Meeting in Swansea to Promote Peaceful Societies

May 21, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/5000986.stm

On May 21, 2006 BBC News reported, "Organisers of a conference bringing together religious and community leaders in Swansea say they hope to increase understanding among faiths. The public have been invited to Sunday's event, which will include addresses from representatives of six major faiths and an open debate. The meeting has been promoted with the motto 'Love for all, hatred for none.'...

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