Christianity

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Calls for Wal-Mart Reform

April 7, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/2385/section/interfaith.coalition.calls.for.wal-mart.reform/1.htm

On April 7, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "A coalition of interfaith investors on Thursday called on Wal-Mart to take up better business practices and adopt more compassionate employment policies, or face protest from members who hold over two million shares of the company...

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Newly Formed Interfaith Coalition Hosts First "Religion on Campus" Week at Bryn Mawr

April 6, 2006

Source: Bryn Mawr Now

http://www.brynmawr.edu/news/2006-04-06/religion.shtml

On April 6, 2006 Bryn Mawr Now reported, "Next week, the Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) and a variety of student organizations that have joined to create the new Interfaith Coalition will sponsor [Bryn Mawr] College's first-ever Religion on Campus Week, the OIA has announced. Aside from celebrations of important Christian and Jewish holidays, the week will offer a chance to look at...

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“Immigration and the Changing Contours of Religious Pluralism in the United States” by Andrea Althoff

April 6, 2006

Source: The Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0406.shtml

On April 6, 2006 The Martin Marty Center ran an opinion piece by Andrea Althoff, a Senior Research Fellow at the Martin Marty Center. "In the United States today, Latin Americans, mainly Mexicans, constitute the largest number of immigrants, and this majority puts them at the center of debates regarding integration into U.S. civil society. Parties to...

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Opinion: "A Muslim Visits the Vatican" by Iftekhar Hai

April 6, 2006

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/localnews/ci_3678870

On April 6, 2006 the San Mateo County Times ran an opinion piece by Iftekhar Hai, president of the United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance. Hai writes, "As a Muslim, I never dreamed of attending Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, but last week, I joined a group of 60 Bay Area clergy at the ceremony elevating Archbishop William Levada to the role of...

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Christian Theologians in Asia Invite Interfaith Perspectives on Globalization

April 5, 2006

Source: Catholic Online/UCANews

On April 5, 2006 UCANews reported, "Christian theologians in Asia brought Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic religious experience into their reflections recently on how religions can serve society in this age of globalization. The Sixth Asian Theological Conference, held March 24-31 in Colombo, brought together 15 theologians from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. The Asian Theological Conference is an Asian affiliate of Ecumenical Association of...

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Muslim Student Attacked on Baylor Campus

April 4, 2006

Source: Waco Tribune-Herald

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/news/stories/2006/04/04/04042006wacmuslimearly.html

On April 4, 2006 the Waco Tribune-Herald reported, "A Muslim Baylor University senior of South Asian heritage who was active in Muslim-Christian relations was attacked on the school’s campus Saturday night, suffering multiple injuries.

Chief Jim Doak of the Baylor Department of Public Safety confirmed...

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Hundreds Participate in Interfaith Prayer Service at State House

April 4, 2006

Source: KTV

http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/stories/KTVKLNews20060404.37a6d10.html

On April 4, 2006 KTV reported, "An estimated 1,000 people crowded on the lawn at the state capital Tuesday morning to lend a prayerful tone to the immigration debate. The Interfaith Prayer Service sent a gentle yet firm message to lawmakers. The message is simple and was conveyed through a combination of prayer and action. 'Shouting matches do nothing. But...

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Chicago-Area Interfaith Seder to Benefit Homeless Advocacy Group

April 4, 2006

Source: Courier News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/city/3_1_EL04_A3FUNDRAISER_S1.htm

On April 4, 2006 the Courier News reported, "They lined up at the door Sunday, their numbers stretching back outside under the stormy evening sky, and forward to the table stacked with 200 name tags. Beyond the registration table, more than 20 tables waited within the meeting hall of the synagogue, Congregation Kneseth Israel, on the city's...

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Peace Mission in the Middle East Concludes with Planting an Olive Tree

April 3, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0403/p04s01-wome.html

On April 3, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The Breaking the Ice peace mission that made its way across deserts in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, and Egypt completed its journey last Friday by planting an olive tree at the foot of this mountain believed by Jews, Christians, and Muslims to be the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God....

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Association of Military Chaplains Opposes Order Guaranteeing Rights to Use Jesus' Name

March 30, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/29/AR2006032902207.html

On March 30, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "An association that represents more than 70 percent of the chaplains in the U.S. military, including many evangelical Christians, is opposing a demand by conservatives in Congress for a presidential order guaranteeing the right of chaplains to pray in the name of Jesus. The...

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Bus Tour Highlights Chicago's Religious Diversity

March 30, 2006

Source: The Star

http://www.starnewspapers.com/star/spnews/news/30-sp9.htm

On March 30, 2006 The Star reported, "Historical landmarks, life-size biblical murals and a temple styled from the first century B.C. Kalinga dynasty — and all right here in the South Suburbs. They were among the highlights of 'Steeples, Temples, Domes and Shrines,' a recent bus tour of religious sites that served as the 19th annual South Suburban Cultural History Conference sponsored by...

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Interfaith Sanctuary at University of Chicago Set to Open

March 30, 2006

Source: University of Chicago Chronicle

http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/060330/sanctuary.shtml

On March 30, 2006 the University of Chicago Chronicle reported, "To meet the needs of a community becoming increasingly diverse and mirroring the religious complexion of the world, the underground floor of [Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, built on the University's campus in 1928] has been transformed from a basement into the new Interreligious Center... The new space provides a...

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Italy Grants Asylum to Afghani Christian Convert

March 29, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/188/story_18843_1.html

On March 29, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Italy granted asylum Wednesday to an Afghan man who faced the death penalty and threats for converting from Islam to Christianity, and Italian premier said the man had arrived in Italy earlier in the day. Abdul Rahman was in the care of Italy's Interior Ministry, Premier Silvio Berlusconi said. 'He...

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Bill Before Georgia Senate Would Bring the Bible into Classrooms

March 28, 2006

Source: Grand Forks Herald

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/nation/14204361.htm

On March 28, 2006 the Grand Forks Herald reported, "In the blur of politics and prayer, Georgia is poised to become the first state in the nation to put legislative muscle behind teaching the Bible in public schools - a move expected to recharge the debate between church and state separation. A bill that would sanction state-funded elective courses in Georgia...

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Pope to Make Historic Visit to China

March 28, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/188/story_18841_1.html

On March 28, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Pope Benedict XVI told a delegation from Hong Kong he will visit China in what would be an extraordinary papal visit to the communist nation, but he said the trip's timing depends on 'God's wish,' media reports said Tuesday. One of the Vatican's goals is to restart official relations with China,...

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