Christianity

Opinion: "Believers are at Home in a Secular Society"

February 18, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3933-2045557,00.html

On February 18, 2006 The Times ran an opinion piece by Rabbi Tony Bayfield, head of the Movement for Reform Judaism. In response to the recent cartoon controversies and hostilities among faith groups, Bayfield writes about the idea of secularism as a "dialogue partner" in interfaith work. He comments, "I would argue that, frightening and humbling though secularisation has been, it is...

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Pluralism Discussed at World Council of Churches Meeting

February 17, 2006

Source: Church Times

http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/80256FA1003E05C1/httpPublicPages/49E553735AFB4C2B8025711700568598?opendocument

On February 17, 2006 the Church Times reported, "The ninth assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) opened in the Pontifical Catholic University in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on Tuesday. It was the first time the ten-day Assembly had been held in Latin America, its Moderator,...

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Jewish Leaders See New AF Academy Religion Guidelines as a Step Backwards

February 17, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=15439

On February 17, 2006 The Jewish Journal reported, "The U.S. Air Force last week introduced revised guidelines on religious tolerance and practices at its training academy, and they are widely regarded as a step backward. A number of Jewish leaders say their efforts to change the Air Force Academy's position on Christian proselytizing were overmatched by the evangelical community, which...

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Opinion: �Loving Our Neighbour?�

February 17, 2006

Source: The Church of England Newspaper

http://www.churchnewspaper.com/news.php?read=on&number_key=5807&title=Loving%20our%20neighbour?

On February 17, 2006 The Church of England Newspaper ran an opinion piece by The Rev Canon Dr Andrew Wingate, Director of St Philip’s Centre for Study and Engagement in a Multi-Faith Society and Bishop’s Inter-Faith Adviser, Leicester, on the controversy over cartoons of the...

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Editorial: State Prayer Breakfast Should Unite, Not Divide

February 17, 2006

Source: Idaho Public Television/Spokane Spokesman-Review

http://www.idahoptv.org/idreports/showEditorial.cfm?StoryID=20037

On February 17, 2006 the Spokane Spokesman-Review reported, "For a group dedicated to bringing people of faith together to pray for society and government officials, the Idaho Prayer Fellowship has stubbed its toe. Rather than focus on prayers and blessing, the group that sponsors the Idaho State Prayer Breakfast has stirred religious...

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Faith Important in the Lives of Many Arizona Inmates

February 15, 2006

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0215prisonfaith0215.html

On February 15, 2006 The Arizona Republic reported, "Although religious services have long been a staple of prison life, officials across the nation are beginning to realize just how important faith can be in rehabilitating inmates... In Arizona, prison religious programs have grown to unprecedented levels in the past two years as...

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Schools Struggle to Accommodate Full Range of Religious Diversity

February 14, 2006

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/lake/chi-0602140243feb14,1,6990334.story

On February 14, 2006 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Linda Haase Cohen moved to Skokie in large part because schools were off for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. So she was not happy when her district began scheduling classes on the Jewish holidays just as her daughter entered elementary school... Officials at District 73.5, which will...

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Women's Multifaith Center in Orlando Provides Opportunity for Active Engagement

February 12, 2006

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-orreligion1206feb12,0,995971.story?coll=orl-news-headlines-orange

On February 12, 2006 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "When it comes to promoting religious understanding, the Rev. Diana Reed Jackson believes that verbal dialogue alone falls short. Participation in a religious ritual or spiritual discipline is a more holistic...

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Detroit-Area Interfaith Leader to Retire

February 11, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060211/NEWS05/602110354

On February 11, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "The Rev. Richard Singleton, one of metro Detroit's best-known builders of bridges between different faiths, said farewell to 200 Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders who gathered for an interfaith day of study at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Township on Friday. Singleton, head of the...

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