Christianity

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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Opinion: �Bible Curriculum Demonstrates Public Schools Are End Time Battleground"

November 30, 2005

Source: Christian Communication Network

http://www.earnedmedia.org/kjos1130.htm

On November 30, 2005 the Christian Communication Network ran an opinion piece by By Bill Wilson, KIN [Koenig's International News] Senior Analyst. "The Bible Literacy Project... will offer a textbook-based curriculum in schools next year. Its standards are endorsed by the National Education Association, and the liberal National Association of Evangelicals. These standards were developed in part by...

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Interfaith Women’s Book Club Nurtures Relationships, Understanding

November 30, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://csmonitor.com/2005/1130/p14s02-lire.html

On November 30, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Laughter rings out in the salmon-colored living room of the parsonage at First Church in Cambridge, Mass. More than a dozen women - Christian, Jewish, and Muslim - are sharing insights garnered from 'Gilead,' a 2004 novel about the faith and struggles of a Christian minister in Iowa. The easy camaraderie as they discuss their...

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41 Student Religious Groups at UNC Mirror Religious Diversity in US

November 30, 2005

Source: The Daily Tar Heel

http://www.dailytarheel.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/11/30/438d38a910ebb

On November 30, 2005 The Daily Tar Heel reported, "UNC’s spiritual life in many ways serves as a microcosm of greater society. The 41 registered student religious groups mirror the variety of faith in the U.S., with groups ranging from Baha’is to Baptists. And though there’s no sign Americans are going to church more often......

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Interfaith Activities at Assisi Brought to a Halt by Papal Decree

November 30, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=83003

On November 30, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "Imams, rabbis, Buddhist monks, Hindu holy men and followers of Confucius have strolled the chalky white and pink stone courtyards of the massive basilica here. Anti-globalisation activists with raised fists and Communist atheists have conversed with the gentle Franciscan monks who control the shrine of Saint Francis of...

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First Catholic-Muslim Meeting Takes Place

November 29, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-11/29/article06.shtml

On November 29, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Russian Christian and Muslim leaders praised a recent conference on dialogue between the two religions, emphasizing the importance of understanding, dialogue and tolerance. 'In the present prevailing context between the religions of the world, the conference takes on an extraordinary relevance,' The Universe newspaper...

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Authorities Attempt to Remove Bible Monument in Mexico City

November 29, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/americas/180/section/mexican.evangelicals.worry.as.authorities.attempt.to.remove.bible.monument/1.htm

On November 29, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "At the end of October, Cuauhtemoc Delegation authorities from the Federal District sent a team of workers to remove a monument to the Bible built at the historical center...

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Multi-Religious Event Promotes Tolerance in Lahore

November 28, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2005%5C11%5C28%5Cstory_28-11-2005_pg7_13

On November 28, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "For the first time in the history of the city, people belonging to different religions celebrated their religious festivals at one platform and stressed the need for interfaith dialogue to promote tolerance in the society with the concept of 'One God'. Muslim, Christian, Sikh,...

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Update: Islamic Center Fosters Understanding After Polling Controversy

November 25, 2005

Source: The Morning Call

http://www.mcall.com/news/opinion/all-editorial2nov25,0,5360361.story

On November 25, 2005 The Morning Call reported, "A number of people with misconceptions about the Islamic Center of the Lehigh Valley complained about voting on Nov. 8 at a Whitehall Township mosque.... On Monday, the Muslim Association of the Lehigh Valley [who run the mosque] and the Islamic advocacy group Council on American Islamic Relations in Washington...

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