Christianity

Annual Interfaith Forum Started by Pope John Paul II Held at Georgetown

April 26, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/3822807.html

On April 26, 2006 the Houston Chronicle reported, "Religious leaders from a broad swath of worldwide faiths met Wednesday at Georgetown University, marking the first time the annual interfaith forum has been held in the United States since it was started 20 years ago by Pope John Paul II. While the goal of the two-day International Prayer for Peace is not to draft policies,...

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Canadian Jewish Congress Objects to Distribution of Bibles in Public Schools

April 26, 2006

Source: Canadian Jewish News

http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=9068

On April 26, 2006 the Canadian Jewish News reported, "Canadian Jewish Congress has added its voice to parents’ objections that the Gideon Society’s distribution of Christian Bibles to students in a Vancouver-area public school system is inappropriate. The Gideon Society, a lay association of Christians, has offered free Bibles to Grade 5 students across Canada since the 1940s, and in the...

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WCC Planning Interfaith Ceremony for 20th Anniversary of Chernobyl

April 26, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/europe/651/section/wcc.to.mark.chernobyl.anniversary.with.interfaith.ceremony/1.htm

On April 26, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the World Council of Churches (WCC) is organizing an interfaith ceremony and panel discussion in partnership with Green Cross...

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Imam in Iowa Continues to Fend Off Accusations Linking Him to Terrorism

April 19, 2006

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060419/LIFE05/604190372/1039/life

On April 19, 2006 The Des Moines Register reported, "When Ibrahim Dremali accepted the position of imam for the Des Moines Islamic Center a little over a year ago, he was effusive in his praise of the warm Iowa welcome he and his family received. He said the acceptance was in stark contrast to the hostile...

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ACLU Protests Bibles in North Carolina Schools

April 19, 2006

Source: State Port Pilot

http://www.stateportpilot.com/stories/bibles0419.htm

On April 19, 2006 the State Port Pilot reported, "The Brunswick County Board of Education may have acted on faith earlier this month by moving forward with a policy to allow religious groups to hand out scripture to high school students. But leaders of two politically active civil rights groups believe the board has committed something akin to legal blasphemy. During a meeting earlier this...

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Arrests Made Over Riots Sparked by Christian-Muslim Tensions

April 18, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4919122.stm

On April 18, 2006 BBC News reported, "Fifty-two people have been detained in Egypt over their alleged involvement in three days of religious violence in the city of Alexandria. The authorities say the detainees will be held for 15 days for questioning.

Another 50 people are also under investigation.

At least two people died in fighting between Muslims and Coptic...

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Four Cities to Launch Muslim Newspaper

April 17, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/04/17/muslim-paper060517.html

On April 17, 2006 CBC News reported, "The Islamic Supreme Council of Canada plans to publish a new national newspaper in four cities on Tuesday, spurred in part by the controversy over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. The Muslim Free Press was officially launched in a ceremony in Toronto on Saturday. It will be distributed in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary...

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Moderate Muslim Voices Muffled by Conservative Christians

April 16, 2006

Source: Media Monitors Network

http://usa.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/29235

On April 16, 2006 the Media Monitors Network reported, "Many moderate Muslim organizations, scholars, and influential opinion leaders in the U.S. and throughout the West have loudly condemned terrorism and extremism in all their forms... Currently, all these efforts are effectively muffled by a special interest coalition, a particular trilogy of influence that finds it in their...

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Court to Tackle Conversion Case

April 14, 2006

Source: The Columbian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.columbian.com/news/APStories/AP04142006news20179.cfm

On April 14, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Malaysia's highest court has agreed to take up the question whether Muslims who renounce their faith must still answer to the country's Islamic courts. The Federal Court ruling, expected in months, will be a rare step into the highly sensitive area of conversions - and will...

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Religious Leaders Raise Their Voices in the Immigration Debates

April 11, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/189/story_18941_1.html

On April 11, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "As hundreds of thousands of people flooded the nation's cities Monday (April 10) demonstrating for immigrants' rights, religious leaders rallied at their side. On the Mall in Washington, with the Capitol behind him, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick prayed in Spanish and English for the tens of...

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