Christianity

Easter Display Removed from St. Paul City Hall

March 24, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/188/story_18830_1.html

On March 24, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A small Easter display was removed from the [St. Paul] City Hall lobby on Wednesday out of concern that it would offend non-Christians. The display - a cloth Easter bunny, pastel-colored eggs and a sign with the words 'Happy Easter' - was put up by a city council secretary. They were not purchased...

Read more about Easter Display Removed from St. Paul City Hall

Hindu American Foundation Signs Interfaith Statement on Immigration Reform

March 24, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_immigration.htm

On March 24, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation today joined numerous faith-based groups in urging President George W. Bush and elected leaders in congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform legislation that establishes a safe and humane immigration system consistent with American...

Read more about Hindu American Foundation Signs Interfaith Statement on Immigration Reform

Final Edits Underway in Contested Textbooks

March 24, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3634817

On March 24, 2006 The Argus reported, "Members of the California Board of Education began meetings with publishers Thursday for final editing sessions of sixth-grade history textbooks. The Sacramento meeting comes despite lawsuits filed against the state by two Hindu groups, who challenge the way Hinduism is presented in the books and who say they take issue with the way the state went about...

Read more about Final Edits Underway in Contested Textbooks

Researcher Goes on Scene to Interfaith Meeting

March 23, 2006

Source: Athens News. Tim Pappa

On March 23, 2006 the Athens News reported, "Tim Pappa, 23, an Ohio University graduate student in the Southeast Asia Studies Department, is in Indonesia researching communication of progressive Islamic ideas among Islamic boarding school communities. He is filing a series of dispatches about his experiences for The NEWS. He writes, '[Marzuki] Rais [the Islam & Democracy program manager at Fahmina Institute, a Cirebon-based Muslim NGO that promotes inclusive, democratic environments through...

Read more about Researcher Goes on Scene to Interfaith Meeting

School Board Votes to Allow Gideons to Distribute Bibles in Public Schools

March 23, 2006

Source: WWaytv3.com

http://www.wwaytv3.com/Global/story.asp?S=4668465

On March 23, 2006 WWaytv3.com reported, "The same group that puts Bibles in hotel rooms across America now wants to give Bibles to kids in Brunswick County public schools. In a split decision, the Brunswick County School Board recently voted to allow it. The Gideons are the Christian group that wants to give away the Bibles. And the religious literature could be in the public schools as early as this...

Read more about School Board Votes to Allow Gideons to Distribute Bibles in Public Schools

Evangelical Christians Harbor Least Favorable View of Islam

March 22, 2006

Source: Inter Press Service News Agency

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=32604

On March 22, 2006 Inter Press Service News Agency reported, "Evangelical Protestants tend to view Islam much more unfavourably than do mainline U.S. Protestants and Catholics, according to a new analysis of recent public opinion surveys published here Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion...

Read more about Evangelical Christians Harbor Least Favorable View of Islam

Seminary Offers Doctorate for Ministry in a Multi-faith Context

March 21, 2006

Source: New York Theological Seminary

http://www.nyts.edu/news_and_events_home.htm

On March 21, 2006 New York Theological Seminary reported, "New York Theological Seminary is partnering with Auburn Theological Seminary to launch a new Multifaith Doctor of Ministry in the fall of 2006 for professionals who serve across religious boundaries. 'The time to think beyond the traditional categories of seminary education has come,' says Dr. Dale T. Irvin, Acting President and...

Read more about Seminary Offers Doctorate for Ministry in a Multi-faith Context

Second Annual Celebration of Abraham Dinner Held

March 20, 2006

Source: Oroville Mercury-Register/Chico Enterprise-Record

http://www.orovillemr.com/news/chico/ci_3619860

On March 20, 2006 the Chico Enterprise-Record reported, "Muslims, Jews and Christians ate dinner together Sunday night as a way to learn about each others' similarities and bring the groups together. About 160 people gathered at First Christian Church as part of the second annual Celebration of Abraham. Christianity, Islam and Judaism all have roots to Abraham. The...

Read more about Second Annual Celebration of Abraham Dinner Held

National Gurdwara Involved in Peace Vigil on Capitol Hill

March 17, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/1BD16E6C6996BC6587257134006146C6!OpenDocument

On March 17, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "500 Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh protestors came together in front of Capitol Hill on Monday to stand in solidarity for peace in Iraq. '[Guru Amardas jee] asks for the strength and compassion to understand God’s will. He further states that...

Read more about National Gurdwara Involved in Peace Vigil on Capitol Hill

Weinstein Launches Military Religious Freedom Foundation

March 16, 2006

Source: AU

http://blog.au.org/2006/03/military_maneuv.html

On March 16, 2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State reported, "Albuquerque businessman Mikey Weinstein yesterday announced the launch of a new non-profit group called the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF). Weinstein’s son, Curtis, attends the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Curtis Weinstein reported incidents of anti-Semitism and official bias toward evangelical...

Read more about Weinstein Launches Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Two New Vatican Stamps to Commemorate Religious Pluralism in Europe

March 14, 2006

Source: CWNews.com

http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=42966

On March 14, 2006 CWNews.com reported, "The first series of stamps issued by the Vatican postal service will be introduced on March 16. The stamps commemorate the integration of cultures in Europe, the founders of the Jesuit order, and the Italian painter Andrea Mantegna. Two stamps will be dedicated to religious pluralism in Europe. One will display a church, a mosque, and a synagogue,...

Read more about Two New Vatican Stamps to Commemorate Religious Pluralism in Europe

Pages