Christianity

Americans United Issues Report on Alito’s Track Record on Religious Liberties

December 16, 2005

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/site/News2?abbr=pr&page=NewsArticle&id=7705&security=1002&news_iv_ctrl=1241&JServSessionIdr005=wpzkkdkhk2.app5b

On December 16, 2005 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported, "Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. harbors a narrow view of religious liberty and would likely join the Supreme Court’s most...

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Christian, Muslim and Jewish Leaders Teach Tolerance to High Schoolers

December 16, 2005

Source: Courier-Post

http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051216/NEWS01/512160364/1006

On December 16, 2005 the Courier-Post reported, "A priest, a Muslim, a pastor and a rabbi walk into a high school auditorium. But this isn't the start of a joke. The Rev. James Maggart, a pastor at the Assumption parish in Atco, Muslim American Community Association Managing Director Zia Rahman, Rabbi Richard Levine of...

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Churches Become Targets in Sydney's Race Riots

December 15, 2005

Source: CNSNews.com

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/viewstory.asp?Page=%5CForeignBureaus%5Carchive%5C200512%5CFOR20051215b.htmlq

On December 15, 2005 CNSNews.com reported, "As police in Sydney brace for the possibility of more street brawls this weekend, Christian symbols have become a new target following last Sunday's clashes between white Australians and ethnic Arab gangs.

Four such attacks were reported in...

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Jews, Muslims Defend “Christian” Christmas

December 15, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/180/story_18045_1.html

On December 15, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "The movement defending Christmas as a Christian holiday has attracted some unlikely allies: religiously observant Jews and Muslims. Their support bucks the assumption that religious minorities prefer a neutral approach to the season, desiring 'Happy Holidays' instead of 'Merry Christmas' at...

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House Members to Protest Rules for Military Chaplains

December 15, 2005

Source: LA Daily News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_3309465

On December 15, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "House lawmakers concerned that proposed military guidelines are restricting some Christian chaplains' abilities to pray said Wednesday they will deliver a 6-inch-thick petition to President George W. Bush this week asking him to intervene.

The Pentagon is finalizing guidelines to help...

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Indiana Legislature Ordered to Stop Using Jesus’ Name in Opening Prayer

December 15, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/12/15/limits_on_prayer_spark_protests_in_ind/

On December 15, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "A federal judge's order that the Indiana Legislature stop using the name Jesus Christ in its 188-year practice of holding an opening prayer has sparked protests from residents, politicians, and clergy. Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma said yesterday that he will...

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Opinion: "Respect Religious Diversity During This Holidays Season"

December 14, 2005

Source: The Decatur Daily

http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/opinion/other/051214.shtml

On December 14, 2005 The Decatur Daily ran an opinion piece by J. Brent Walker, an executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C. "Are 'Christian haters' and 'professional atheists' engaged in an all-out war on Christmas, as FOX News' anchor John Gibson claims? I don't think so — unless one is prepared to say that...

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Opinion: “Pluralism Has Long Been an Important American Tradition”

December 14, 2005

Source: Sun-Herald.com

http://www.sun-herald.com/NewsArchive2/121405/op1.htm

On December 14, 2005 the Sun-Herald.com reported, "More than a month has passed since the Hillsborough County school board reversed itself and reinstated Yom Kipper, Good Friday, and the Monday after Easter as official school holidays. The conflict began when a Muslim American, Ahmed Bedier, born in Egypt, decided to politely ask Hillsborough school officials to add some Muslim holidays to...

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Shelter Hosted by Mosque Eases Stereotypes

December 12, 2005

Source: IBN News

http://news.ibn.net/newsframe.asp?url=http://news.ibn.net/newsgen.asp?url=msst

On December 12, 2005 IBN News reported, "For the past few days, homeless mother Galadrial Neece-Estrada and her family have been sleeping someplace they would never have imagined - at a southeast Las Vegas mosque. Neece-Estrada, her boyfriend and their two sons... are spending a week at the mosque as guests of the Islamic Society of Nevada. 'I've...

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Imam Granted Doctorate in Bridge-Building at United Theological Seminary

December 10, 2005

Source: Charleston Gazette

http://wvgazette.com/section/Faith%20&%20Community/2005120923

On December 10, 2005 the Charleston Gazette reported, "Imam Mohammad Jamal Daoudi isn’t an engineer, but he has been studying bridge-building lately. The spiritual leader of the South Charleston-based Islamic Center of West Virginia recently earned a doctor of ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary, a Dayton, Ohio institution more accustomed to...

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