Christianity

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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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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