Christianity

Wiccan Widow Fights for Husband�s Tombstone Marker

June 5, 2006

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2006/123/12.0.html

On June 5, 2006 Christianity Today ran an opinion piece by John W. Whitehead, constitutional attorney and author and founder and president of The Rutherford Institute, about the refusal of the government to allow a Wiccan veteran to have a Wiccan symbol on his tombstone. Whitehead writes, "Whatever one's opinion might be about the Wiccan faith, there should be no doubt in anyone's mind...

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Latino Muslims Balance Catholic Ethos with New Faith

June 5, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/04/AR2006060400957.html

On June 5, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "Every morning, Jackie Avelar wakes up to a predicament. On one side of her bed is a clock that sounds the Islamic call to prayer five times a day. On the other side is a statue of Mary. As a Muslim, she wants to remove it. As a Latina, she can't. Her father, who is a Catholic...

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Coronation of Prince of Wales Should be Interfaith Event, Former Archbishop Says

June 4, 2006

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/04/nchas04.xml

On June 4, 2006 The Telegraph reported, "The coronation of the Prince of Wales must be an 'interfaith' event, the former Archbishop of Canterbury has controversially claimed. Lord Carey believes that the next coronation needs 'very significant changes' so that it is 'inclusive' of other religions that have spread across Britain. His comments, which...

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Opinion: "Indonesia's City of Soul Mourns" by Irfan Yusuf

May 30, 2006

Source: alt.muslim

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On May 30, 2006 alt.muslim published a piece by Irfan Yusuf, a lawyer, writer and occasional lecturer based in Sydney, Australia: "If you wish to discover the real spirit of Indonesia, you need to look beyond the beaches and nightclubs of Bali. You also have to look beyond the traffic jams of Jakarta or the art deco conference halls of Bandung. Indonesia's real cultural and spiritual heart is Jogja. Like their Aussie neighbours in the global village, Indonesians...

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"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

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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 in 2004, Edd Burleson, TAPPS' executive director, discouraged the school in a letter suggesting that its students would not fit...

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

May 29, 2006

Source: Phayul.com

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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 representatives of world faiths during the discussion that is scheduled...

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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

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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 prayer, song and dance. Recipients of food distributed by religious groups also will attend, to tell about the...

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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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