Christianity

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,...

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Air Force Allegedly Used Jesus to Recruit

March 10, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News/USA Today

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20060310/ts_usatoday/plaintiffssayairforcerecruiterstoldtousereligionastool

On March 10, 2006 USA Today reported, "A vocal critic of Pentagon policies on religion in the ranks filed court papers Thursday alleging that an Air Force recruiter in New Mexico was asked 'to use Jesus Christ as a recruiting tool.' Michael 'Mikey' Weinstein, a 1977 graduate...

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Stoughton Religious Communities Join Hands to Stand Down Hometown Vandalism

March 6, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/03/06/in_stoughton_they_join_hands_to_wash_out_hate/

On March 6, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "It was an urgent chore that brought together people of different faiths -- brushes and spray bottles in hand.

Standing shoulder to shoulder at the Striar Jewish Community Center, Dr. Saeed Shahzad, a local...

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Jainism Joins National Inter-Faith Organization

March 5, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1438478.cms

On March 5, 2006 The Times of India reported, "Jainism, an ancient faith with roots in India, has become the 10th religion to join Singapore's Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO), the group said. It has been a four-year process, during which the IRO checked to be sure that Jainism was not a sect or an offshoot of one. The city-state has about 1,000 followers of the faith. By...

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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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