Christianity

"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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"Acting on Faith" to Be Shown at "Dissent" Film Festival at Univ. of Louisville

February 6, 2006

Source: University of Louisville

http://php.louisville.edu/news/news.php?news=517

On February 6, 2006 the University of Louisville reported, "The University of Louisville will offer a six-week film festival and discussions focusing on the importance of dissent in civic and cultural life.

The 'Season of Dissent Film Festival' will offer short films, feature films and documentaries in Floyd Theater at U of L’s Swain Student Activities Center. The festival is...

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At Leeds Mosque, Sikh, Christians, and Muslims Gather for Vigil of Respect

February 4, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/4681284.stm

On February 4, 2006 BBC News reported, "Christian, Muslim and Sikh leaders have held a vigil at a Leeds mosque to show respect for each other's faiths. They gathered outside the Stratford Street mosque in Beeston on Sunday as Muslims gather for afternoon prayers.

The Yorkshire and Humber Faiths Forum called the meeting after the protests sparked by the Muhammad cartoons...

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Houston's Institute for Religion and Health Will Explore Spiritual Dimensions of Healing

February 4, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/religion/3635132.html

On February 4, 2006 the Houston Chronicle reported, "[Dr. James Duffy, a neuropsychiatrist and the new director of Houston's Institute for Religion and Health], wants the medical field to discover the spiritual dimensions of healing and patient care. He believes [this] will improve health services [for both] the sick [and] their families. And he thinks it will go a long way in...

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Update: Brooklyn's Holiday Display Policy Upheld in Appeals Court

February 3, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--nativitysceneruli0203feb03,0,5594909.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

On February 3, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A federal appeals court has upheld a city policy on holiday displays for its schools that allows Santa Claus, reindeers, Christmas trees and symbols of Jewish...

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The Vatican Criticizes Western Media for Publishing Cartoons of Prophet

February 3, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: UPI

http://www.washtimes.com/upi/20060203-024326-2031r.htm

On February 3, 2006 United Press International reported, "The Vatican Friday criticized western media for inflaming the Muslim world by running derogatory cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. Cardinal Archille Silvestrini, head of the Vatican's department for Eastern Churches, told the Corriere della Sera freedom is not an...

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Faith-Based Groups Respond to Immigration Crisis

February 2, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0202/p13s02-lihc.html?s=hns

On February 2, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "As the US Senate and state legislatures take up the hot political issue of immigration reform, religious voices are joining others in calling for a more comprehensive approach. While faith leaders support the need to enforce the law and protect national security, many say that a strict emphasis on enforcement...

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Catholics Enjoy Increased Freedoms

February 2, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4670614.stm

On February 2, 2006 BBC News reported, "Phat Diem's distinctive 19th-Century Catholic cathedral is a popular draw for local and foreign tourists. Its architecture is a mix of East and West - carved stone pillars, wooden side-panels and Chinese pagoda-style roofs. It is a symbol of Catholicism in northern Vietnam that has endured decades of turmoil and communist repression. Vietnam has...

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Update: Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace Calls on Radio Station to Repudiate Hate Programming

February 1, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News/CAIR Press Release

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060201/dcw074.html?.v=16

On February 1, 2006 a Council on American Islamic Relations Press Release reported, "On Thursday, February 2, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP) will hold a news conference outside KFI-AM 640 radio [in Burbank] to urge that station officials repudiate anti-Muslim hate programming... ICUJP says the news conference was prompted by an e-mail from a KFI...

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Jewish Senator to Lead National Prayer Breakfast

January 31, 2006

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,,-5582838,00.html

On January 31, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The annual National Prayer Breakfast will be co-chaired by Sen. Norm Coleman, the first time in memory that a Jew will lead the gathering, and at a time when some rabbis have expressed misgivings about what they see as the event's overtly Christian tone. The breakfast is staged...

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Interfaith Leaders Pledge to Build Peace in Region

January 31, 2006

Source: AllAfrica.com/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200601310302.html

On January 31, 2006 Catholic Information Service for Africa reported, "Interfaith leaders from West Africa and the United States meeting in Liberia vowed to work together to monitor government activity, promote justice and equality, and minimize corruption to help achieve lasting peace in the region. Regional faith leaders committing to the initiative included...

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