Christianity

South Shore Interfaith Group Explores Cartoon Controversy

March 5, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/03/05/distress_over_cartoons_aftermath_interfaith_group_critiques_media/

On March 5, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Members of a South Shore interfaith discussion group representing the three 'Abrahamic' religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- are grappling on the local level with the international controversy over...

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Building Bridges Between Muslims and Christians in Pasco County

March 4, 2006

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/03/04/Pasco/Muslims_help_Christia.shtml

On March 4, 2006 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "The folks at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church chatted Thursday night about the Muslim prophet Mohammed, Allah and the five pillars of Islam. A man belted out a melodious Arabic call to prayer. Then Father Dennis Hughes accepted a Koran as a token of a newly cemented friendship. It was all part of a...

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Idaho Governor Joins Hundreds at Controversial Prayer Breakfast

March 4, 2006

Source: KBCI TV

http://www2.kbcitv.com/x70578.xml

On March 4, 2006 KBCI TV reported, "Hundreds of people turned out Saturday morning for the annual Idaho State Prayer Breakfast. This year the event stirred controversy because organizers invited Dr. Hormoz Shariat, a pastor who believes followers of Islam are evil, to serve as keynote speaker. Earlier this week 14 religious leaders sent a letter to Governor Dirk Kempthorne urging him not to attend the breakfast, but the governor...

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Archbishop of Canterbury Speaks Out for Religious Tolerance

March 3, 2006

Source: The Church of England Newspaper

http://www.churchnewspaper.com/news.php?read=on&number_key=5809&title=Archbishops%20Sudan%20plea%20for%20tolerance

On March 3, 2006 The Church of England Newspaper reported, "A passionate appeal for tolerance towards religious minorities in Sudan was issued on his first visit to the country by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Williams this week. Dr Williams’...

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Staffordshire Churches Condemn Reprinting of Cartoons, Anti-Mosque Stance of British National Party

March 2, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/staffordshire/4766472.stm

On March 2, 2006 BBC News reported, "Staffordshire's church leaders have condemned the British National Party for distributing leaflets depicting a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad. A Diocese of Lichfield spokesman said the 5,000 leaflets also criticised plans for a mosque in Stoke-on-Trent.

The BNP had offered the local council �100,000 for the land in Hanley which was...

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Interfaith Leaders Call for Immigration Reform

March 2, 2006

Source: Catholic Online

http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=18902

On March 2, 2006 Catholic Online reported, "In an interfaith press event held March 1, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington called upon President Bush and Congress to work together toward the enactment of comprehensive immigration reform... Cardinal McCarrick was joined by several other interfaith leaders, including Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Jr., president and chief...

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Interfaith Leaders Ask Governor to Boycott Prayer Breakfast

March 2, 2006

Source: KBCI TV

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11648451/from/RL.1/

On March 2, 2006 KBCI TV reported, "Despite a letter from local religious leaders urging him to stay away, Gov. Dirk Kempthorne says he will attend Saturday's State Prayer Breakfast as he has in the past... The local religious leaders urge the governor not to attend Saturday's Idaho State Prayer Breakfast because they say keynote Pastor Hormoz Shariat's primary mission 'is to convert Muslims to Christianity...

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Catholic Church Produces Bollywood Film on AIDS and Inter-Religious Harmony

March 1, 2006

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/009200603011970.htm

On March 1, 2006 The Hindu reported, "At first glance the movie seems like just another Bollywood film: It has the disco-beat songs, the hip-swiveling dance number and the hero and heroine cavorting in the rain in drenched revealing clothes. But 'Aisa Kyon Hota Hai?' or 'Why Does This Happen?' is a unique first. The newly released feature film, which centers around the twin themes of safe...

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Opinion: "Walk in Each Other's Shoes"

February 28, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1719418,00.html

On February 28, 2006 The Guardian ran an opinion piece by Rabbi Tony Bayfield, the head of the Movement for Reform Judaism in Britain and a co-president of the Council of Christians and Jews. Bayfield writes, "Sir Jonathan Sacks, leader of Britain's orthodox Jewish community, and Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, have found themselves at the centre of what is, I hope,...

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Tutu: Muslims Not Just Angry About Cartoons

February 28, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/13982693.htm

On February 28, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The furor over the Prophet Muhammad drawings is a small part of an expanding divide between Islam and the West, or what international leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu described as the 'symptom of a more serious disease.' Attending a U.N.-...

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In Paris, a Grassroots Backlash Against Multiculturalism: "Identity Soup"

February 28, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F50A13FB3D550C7B8EDDAB0894DE404482

On February 28, 2006 The New York Times reported, "More than 200 political demonstrators defied a police ban here on Thursday, scurrying across Boulevard St.-Germain and under the sycamore trees of Place Maubert to engage in their forbidden action: eating 'pig soup'' in public.

With steaming bowls of the fragrant broth...

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Baltimore County Muslims Express Concerns About School System Calendar Recommendations

February 27, 2006

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/education/bal-md.calendar27feb27,0,4844129.story

On February 27, 2006 The Baltimore Sun reported, "A Baltimore County school board committee has made recommendations about religious holidays for the school system's calendar, and a leader of the Muslim community said he is disappointed that it didn't suggest closing for two Islamic holy days. One of the recommendations is to allow...

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The Archbishop of Canterbury Speaks to Need for Dialogue, Faithfulness

February 24, 2006

Source: Church Times

http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/80256FA1003E05C1/httpPublicPages/9C1D7796B2EE30FA8025711E0052BD2B?opendocument

On February 24, 2006 the Church Times reported, "Christians were not called to win competitions or arguments in favour of their 'product' in some religious marketplace, the Archbishop of Canterbury told the WCC Assembly in his opening address. Speaking on 'Religious Identity and...

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Ongoing Religious Riots Plague Country

February 24, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4749534.stm

On February 24, 2006 BBC News reported, "Violence is continuing across Nigeria where religious riots have claimed more than 100 lives this week. A number of deaths were reported and churches and shops burned on Friday in the towns of Kontagora and Potiskum in the north and Enugu in the south-east. Some 10,000 people are still sheltering in barracks in the south-east town of Onitsha after violence...

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