Christianity

Hindu American Foundation Expresses Shock Over Church Burnings in Alabama

February 11, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

On February 11, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "A series of suspected arson attacks on nine Baptist churches in Alabama has shocked the Hindu American community, reminding them of similar attacks on temples across the country. Over the past week, nine churches in central Alabama were set ablaze in two strings of attacks....

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Evangelical Groups Praise New Air Force Religion Guidelines

February 10, 2006

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_4456111,00.html

On February 10, 2006 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "Revised guidelines for religious tolerance issued Thursday by the Air Force brought praise from evangelical Christians and cries of outrage from other religious groups. The new guidelines retreat from earlier rules that made strong statements protecting religious diversity...

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Opinion: “Diversity of Beliefs is the American Way”

February 10, 2006

Source: ADL

http://www.adl.org/ADL_Opinions/Religious_Freedom/20060210-PalmBeachPost.htm

On February 10, 2006 the Anti-Defamation League ran an opinion piece by by Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the ADL. "Many of us are deeply committed to the religion we practice. Our faith informs many aspects of our lives. As Americans, we all share the common right, so beautifully enshrined in the Constitution by our Founding Fathers, to practice...

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Home Office Accused of Anti-Christian Bias

February 10, 2006

Source: New Kerala News

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.newkerala.com/news2.php?action=fullnews&id=7800

On February 10, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "A lawmaker has accused British ministers of 'anti-Christian prejudice' after figures showed that they spent more amount to celebrate festivals of ethnic communities including Hindus and Muslims than they do on Easter and Christmas. Government's...

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"Camp IF" Gathers Muslim, Christian and Jewish Teenagers in Weston

February 9, 2006

Source: The Wayland Town Crier

http://www2.townonline.com/wayland/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=425582

On February 9, 2006 The Wayland Town Crier reported, "Committed to tolerance, a civil society and respect for different cultures and religious traditions, the Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group invites the public to hear teens describe their experiences participating in Camp IF. For one week each summer, a group of Christian, Jewish and...

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Revised Guidelines on Religious Expression Issued by Air Force

February 9, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/185/story_18539_1.html

On February 9, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "The Air Force issued revised guidelines on religious expression Thursday (Feb. 9), reiterating its official neutrality on matters of belief but making subtle changes in language that drew both criticism and praise from disparate groups... 'We will respect the rights of chaplains to adhere to the...

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"Peace in the House" Theatre Celebrates Interfaith Cooperation in Minneapolis

February 8, 2006

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/02/14_combsm_sepharad/

On February 8, 2006 Minnesota Public Radio reported, "Modern news headlines are a constant reminder of religious conflict... But a concert in Minneapolis suggests there's another side to the story. David Harris has traveled extensively through the Middle East and North Africa studying Sephardic music. He says on his travels he heard stories...

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Ecumenical Buddhist Fellowship Welcomes All Faiths

February 8, 2006

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/volusia/orl-vrelstory0806feb08,0,3239201.story?coll=orl-news-headlines-volusia

On February 8, 2006 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "A group of 10 people pulled their chairs into an oval to meditate and discuss the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama during the weekly Buddhist Sangha, or community gathering... Baptists, Methodists and former...

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Pope Hopes Priest's Murder, Linked to Cartoons, Will Lead to Dialogue

February 8, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4694512.stm

On February 8, 2006 BBC News reported, "Pope Benedict XVI has paid tribute to an Italian priest shot dead in Turkey. The Pope said he hoped the 'sacrifice' of Andrea Santoro would contribute towards dialogue between religions.

There has been speculation that the shooting may have been linked to the controversy over cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.

A 16-year-old boy is...

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MPAC Expresses Concern Over Alabama Church Arsons

February 8, 2006

Source: MPAC

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=875

On February 8, 2006 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "The Muslim Public Affairs Council today encouraged the Department of Justice to continue the investigation of a series of fires targeting churches, as potential hate crimes. Authorities report that four more churches were found burned Tuesday, just one week after half a dozen mostly Baptist church burnings were deemed arsons... MPAC...

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Group Says Removal of Cross from School's "Hot Cross Buns" Was "Nonsensical"

February 7, 2006

"Interfaith Week" Begins in Salt Lake City

February 7, 2006

Source: BYU News Net

http://newsnet.byu.edu/story.cfm/58324

On February 7, 2006 Brigham Young University News Net reported, "Seated around a table enjoying lunch, a Muslim Imam, dressed in long robes, sat next to a distinguished choir director in a gray suit from the Greek Orthodox Church. Next to them a lively nun with a bright Irish lilt made chitchat with her neighbor, a Pagan High Priestess with barely visible tattoos and vivid green jewelry. All of these individuals share one...

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Christians Concerned Hindu Festival in Gujarat May Turn Violent

February 7, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4690586.stm

On February 7, 2006 BBC News reported, "Hundreds of thousands of Hindu faithful are making their way towards the tribal-dominated Dangs district in the western Indian state of Gujarat for a newly-discovered pilgrimage. Many in the minority Christian community in the region are on tenterhooks. Some hardline Hindu groups, including the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) and the VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad or...

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