Christianity

University of Nevada-Las Vegas Holds Interfaith Barbeque

January 30, 2006

Source: The Rebel Yell

http://www.unlvrebelyell.com/article.php?ID=8697

On January 30, 2006 The Rebel Yell reported, "About 50 people gathered at the Newman Center [at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas] Thursday to eat barbequed food and interact with UNLV students of different backgrounds and faiths... For some, it was their first time visiting the Newman Center. Most were members, but others had heard about the event from friends. Some attendees were small children,...

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Interfaith Coffee Coop Thrives

January 30, 2006

Source: Yes!

http://www.yesmagazine.org/article.asp?id=1344

On January 30, 2006 Yes! reported, "Mirembe Kawomera coffee delivers a double jolt. First, there’s the caffeine, but right behind that tang comes the jolt of learning that the arabica beans were sold by an alliance of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Ugandan farmers. This unique cooperative in the Mbale region of Uganda is Mirembe Kawomera—Delicious Peace. Their coffee comes to market fairly traded,...

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Opinion: "Religious Pluralism in America"

January 29, 2006

Source: Lompoc Record

http://www.lompocrecord.com/articles/2006/01/29/opinions/012906b.txt

On January 29, 2006 the Lompoc Record ran an opinion piece by Dr. Bob Cornwall, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lompoc. "Religion is a universal attribute of human existence. Officially, atheistic nations haven't rooted it out, nor have economic, scientific, or educational advances diminished its presence. Religions may resist modernity...

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Wiccan-Owned Coffee Shop is Successful in Lincolnton

January 27, 2006

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/states/north_carolina/counties/gaston/13723186.htm

On January 27, 2006 The Charlotte Observer reported, "There's a fair number of [witches] in Gaston and Lincoln counties, Kym Miller said this week... in her Witches' Brew Cafe on the courthouse square in Lincolnton. She should know. She's a witch herself. (A cafe sign reads: 'Yes, I'm a witch...

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"Floating Ordinations" for Catholic Women

January 27, 2006

Source: The National Catholic Reporter

http://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2006a/012706/012706a.php

On January 27, 2006 The National Catholic Reporter reported, "Bishops may wag their fingers and threaten excommunication, but Catholic women called to ordination feel their time has come. In a gentle protest action at the U.S. bishops’ meeting in Washington Nov. 14, members of Women’s Ordination Conference delivered a large bouquet of...

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Vatican Considers Establishing a "Trialogue" to Include Muslims

January 27, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/3617171.html

On January 27, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Vatican is exploring whether to expand its Catholic-Jewish dialogue to include Muslims, although talks are at a very initial stage, a Vatican official said Friday. Monsignor Michael Fitzgerald, who heads the Vatican's office for interreligious dialogue, made the comments after...

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Hawaiian Legislature United in Diverse Prayers

January 26, 2006

Source: Star Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2002/01/26/features/story1.html

On January 26, 2006 the Star Bulletin reported, "Members of the state house of representatives [in Hawaii] heard an opening-session speaker urge that they 'not be tempted by the lust for power or personal gain.' Leimomi Mookini Lum also called for their 'will to persevere against the onslaught of special-interest groups'... Those words didn't come in testimony from critics or lobbyists,...

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House Rejects Legislation for Disclosure of Religious Funds

January 26, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/01/26/house_rejects_disclosure_of_religious_funds/

On January 26, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "The Massachusetts House yesterday overwhelmingly defeated legislation that would have required religious organizations to file annual financial reports with the state, dealing a major blow to lawmakers who had said they wanted to make churches and other...

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Hindu American Foundation Comments on Indian-American Response to California Textbooks in India Abroad

January 23, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

On January 23, 2006 the Hindu American Foundation's Suhag A. Shukla composed a letter to the editor of India Abroad regarding the current controversy over the content of history textbooks for Californian sixth graders. "While attacks [on the textbook contents] from non-Hindu academics with no expertise in Hinduism, and whose...

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Town Councils Debate Public Prayer After Great Falls Ruling

January 23, 2006

Source: WCNC.com

http://www.wcnc.com/news/topstories/stories/wcnc-ad-1_23_06-prayer.3144c8ab.html

On January 23, 2006 WCNC.com reported, "The York County Council will discuss the issue of referring to God in prayers at the start of public meetings. This comes months after the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a case involving prayer at public meetings and the battle over keeping those prayers continues. Ironically, Monday night...

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Archbishop Hosts Opening of Christian-Muslim Forum

January 21, 2006

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-20/0601212132153202.htm

On January 21, 2006 the Islamic Republic News Agency reported, "The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, is to host the inaugural meeting and formal launch of the Christian Muslim Forum next Tuesday, his office at Lambeth Palace in London has announced. The spiritual leader of the Church of England is to address the first meeting of the new interfaith group,...

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Military Chaplains Controversy Continues

January 20, 2006

Source: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week921/feature.html

On January 20, 2006 Religion and Ethics Newsweekly ran a feature article on chaplains in the U.S. Military. Deborah Potter reports, "At Dallas Theological Seminary, it's recruiting day... Students at this evangelical Protestant seminary are prime targets for groups like the National Association of Evangelicals that endorse, or recommend, future military...

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Opinion: "Religion is Alive and Well in the Public Square"

January 18, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/collin/opinion/stories/DN-north_goyal_18edi.ART.North.Edition2.136275cf.html

On January 18, 2006 The Dallas Morning News ran an opinion piece by Madan Goyal, chairman of the Plano National Day of Prayer Committee and a member of Thanks-Giving Square and the Texas Faith Network. "Too often lost in the debate...

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