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Latinos, Christians, and Jews Gather with Muslims to Celebrate Al-Arian Victory

December 10, 2005

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://tampatrib.com/FloridaMetro/MGBSWTTF1HE.html

On December 10, 2005 The Tampa Tribune reported, "For Hatim Fariz, the oud - incense - smelled sweeter and the lamb tasted better in the wake of his acquittals on terrorism-related charges. Fariz went table to table, hugging and shaking hands at a community celebration Friday at the Islamic Community of Tampa... Fariz, a former office manager at a medical clinic in Spring Hill, was acquitted...

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High School Religion Teachers’ Conference Addresses Challenges of Pluralism

December 9, 2005

Source: Tidings

http://www.the-tidings.com/2005/1209/teachers.htm

On December 9, 2005 the Tidings reported, "Teaching religion to high school students requires prophetic imagination in this competitive age of 'freeze-dried' faith, said Michael Horan, Loyola Marymount University theology professor and keynote speaker at the second annual [Secondary Department of Catholic Schools religion teachers' conference day] held Dec. 2 at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower....

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Kansas City Panel Discusses Honoring Faiths in the Workplace Year-Round

December 9, 2005

Source: Centre Daily

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/opinion/13362838.htm

On December 9, 2005 the Centre Daily reported, "Mathematical equations about slopes, lines and parallels filled a dry-erase board in a classroom on the Pioneer Campus of Penn Valley Community College. It all looked unintelligible. By the wall containing [these equations] sat a panel talking about something equally as difficult for many Americans to understand....

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Russian Orthodox Archbishop Calls Lord Krishna "Evil Demon"

December 9, 2005

Source: Hindu Council UK press release

On December 9, 2005 a Hindu Council UK press release reported, "Hindus all over the world have expressed outrage and anger after a leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Archbishop Nikon called the Hindu God, Lord Krishna an 'evil demon' around the time of Indian Prime Minister's state visit to Moscow to meet Russian President Putin. In a letter to the Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov, wired by Interfax news agency on November 30, Archbishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Nikon called Lord Krishna 'an evil demon, the...

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Sikh Minister Speaks in Support of Student's Right to Wear Crucifix to School

December 8, 2005

Source: LifeSiteNews.com

http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/dec/05120803.html

On December 8, 2005 LifeSiteNews.com reported, "The news that a 16-year-old UK school girl was suspended for wearing a crucifix at a school where Sikh religious articles are permitted has sparked the ire of the Sikh community as well as the Christian community. Sikh Minister Sardarni Sahiba Gurumeet Kaur Khalsa told LifeSiteNews.com 'It is the height of wrongful discrimination to disallow...

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Two Out of Three British Companies Ban Holiday Decorations

December 4, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/12/04/uxmas.xml

On December 4, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "More than two out of three companies have banned Christmas decorations from the office because of fears that they will offend people from different religious faiths, a new report claims. About 70 per cent of 2,000 bosses questioned said they would not allow Christmas trees or decorations to be displayed in...

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Opinion: "Missing the Forest for the Christmas Tree"

December 2, 2005

Source: TomPaine.com

http://www.tompaine.com/print/missing_the_forest_for_the_xmas_tree.php

On December 2, 2005 TomPaine.com ran an opinion piece by Alexandra Walker, a writer for TomPaine.common sense, a progressive website. "Gasp. I’m finding myself agreeing with conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby. And Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. From Boston to Capitol Hill , conservatives are a-flutter about whether evergreen trees erected in public...

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Connecticut Interfaith Council Hosts Conference of Nine Faiths

December 1, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/features/lifestyle/hc-interfaith1201.artdec01,0,5736399.story?coll=hc-headlines-life

On December 1, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Members of nine religious faiths will discuss what their beliefs mean to them during a conference Sunday at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford. 'It's an occasion to help the community learn more about the nine religions...

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University of Kansas Delays Creationism Course, Professor�s Comments Spark Ire

December 1, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/180/story_18007_1.html

On December 1, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A University of Kansas class covering creationism and intelligent design that had been scheduled for the spring has been canceled and a professor who sent e-mails deriding Christianity and religious conservatives won't teach it if it's offered again, the university said Thursday.

Provost...

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Nebraska Interfaith Council Faces Funding Problems in Wake of Katrina and Rita

December 1, 2005

Source: Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2005/12/01/local/doc438e2bcbd3680873724401.txt

On December 1, 2005 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast, but they also dealt a heavy blow to the Lincoln Interfaith Council. The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement failed to renew an annual grant of about $100,000 to support Faces of the Middle East and the African...

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Court Rules Against Prayers Invoking Jesus at Indiana House of Representatives

December 1, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051201/NEWS01/512010428

On December 1, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "A federal court judge Wednesday barred prayers that mention Jesus Christ or endorse any religion at the opening of each daily session of the Indiana House of Representatives. Judge David Hamilton found that the House practice breached the clause of the U.S. Constitution prohibiting...

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