Christianity

Bloomberg Hosts Annual Interfaith Breakfast

January 1, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/church/2457/section/ny.mayor.hosts.annual.interfaith.breakfast.looks.for.spiritual.guidance.in.2006/1.htm

On January 1, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "Leaders from different faiths including Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism and Buddhism attended the Fifth Annual Interfaith Breakfast hosted by Mayor...

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Court Finds GM Prohibition of Religious Group Not Discriminatory

December 30, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/182/story_18217_1.html

On December 30, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A General Motors Corp. program that lets Hispanics, blacks or lesbians - but not Christians - organize in employee groups does not commit religious discrimination, a federal court ruled. The company's Affinity Group diversity program treats all religions equally because no groups are allowed to...

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Students Make T-Shirts Messengers of Religious Tolerance

December 29, 2005

Source: Islamic Society of North America/Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.isna.net/index.php?id=35&backPID=1&tt_news=532

On December 29, 2005 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "Some local high school kids spell tolerance like this: The 'T' is the cross of Christianity. The 'A' is the six-pointed Star of David, a symbol of Judaism. The 'C' is the crescent moon, a symbol of Islam. The kids, students at Lincoln’s Pius X High, had the word put onto 50 black T-...

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Interfaith Leaders Inject Morality into Massachusetts Healthcare Debate

December 29, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/12/29/interfaith_leaders_invoke_morality_in_healthcare_debate/

On December 29, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Let the politicians and lobbyists argue about copayments and premiums. The Rev. Hurmon Hamilton and Rabbi Jonah Pesner are waging their fight to expand healthcare coverage on a different, higher plane...

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Ohio Could be Next Battleground in Intelligent Design Debate

December 28, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/182/story_18209_1.html

On December 28, 2005 Religion News Service reported, " Now that a Pennsylvania ruling has been made on intelligent design, Ohio could become the next legal battleground over the critical [issue of] teaching of evolution in public schools. U.S. District Judge John Jones III ruled Dec. 20 that intelligent design is creationism in disguise and cannot...

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Navy Chaplain Begins Hunger Strike Over Prayer Policy

December 21, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/181/story_18161_1.html

On December 21, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "A U.S. Navy chaplain has begun a hunger strike in Washington to protest a military policy that bans mentioning Jesus in Christian prayer. Navy Lt. Gordon Klingenschmitt believes he may lose his job next month and be evicted from military housing, because during the summer of 2004 aboard the USS Anzio, he preached an evangelistic sermon at the funeral of a...

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Court Rejects Teaching of Intelligent Design

December 21, 2005

Source: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life/The New York Times

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=5935

On December 21, 2005 The New York Times reported, "A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that it was unconstitutional for a Pennsylvania school district to present intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in high school biology courses because it is a religious viewpoint that advances 'a particular version of Christianity.' In the nation's first case...

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Americans United Hails Federal Court Ruling on Intelligent Design

December 20, 2005

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/site/News2?abbr=pr&page=NewsArticle&id=7725&JServSessionIdr005=qfxruxug91.app7b

On December 20, 2005 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported, "Today’s federal court decision against the teaching of 'intelligent design' in Dover, Pa., is a significant blow to Religious Right-led efforts to sneak fundamentalist dogma into...

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Imam Promotes Interfaith Harmony in Washington, D.C. and Abroad

December 18, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/17/AR2005121701008.html

On December 18, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "At a time when his adopted country is engaged in a struggle with terrorism driven by Islamic extremists, [Yahya] Hendi, senior imam of the Islamic Society of Frederick County, preaches interfaith understanding and calls on fellow Muslims to rescue their religion from...

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Opinion: "Happy Holidays" Is Not A "War Against Christmas"

December 18, 2005

Source: The Sunday Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2092-1937430,00.html

On December 18, 2005 The Sunday Times ran an opinion piece by columnist Andrew Sullivan, former editor-in-chief of The New Republic, on the December Dilemma. Sullivan writes, "[I]f a friend of mine is Jewish, I tend to shy away a little from wishing him 'Happy Christmas.' I’ve learnt to say 'Happy Hanukkah' or 'Happy Holidays.' I’m not being PC. I’m just...

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Protestors Decry Wal-Mart’s Use of “Happy Holidays”

December 18, 2005

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5487814,00.html

On December 18, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A group of religious protesters demonstrated outside a Wal-Mart superstore Saturday, hoping to turn away customers by calling attention to the retailer's decision to use 'Happy Holidays' rather than 'Merry Christmas' in its seasonal advertising... Controversy over...

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New Book Maps Spiritual Landscape of Maine

December 17, 2005

Source: Bangor Daily News

http://www.bangornews.com/news/templates/?a=125338

On December 17, 2005 the Bangor Daily News reported, "Ever feel tempted to consult a shaman? Or learn how to be a shaman? Interested in finding out about solstice celebrations conducted by local pagans? Wondering what Swedenborgianism is all about? Curious about the much-persecuted Baha'i Faith? Looking to find a compatible meditation group? Information on these topics and many, many more can...

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