Christianity

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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Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebrated in Tampa Bay Area

November 23, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/11/23/Tampabay/Diverse_faiths_unite_.shtml

On November 23, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "Thanksgiving and its tasty trimmings came early this year at the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area Mosque. The mosque partnered with the Council on American-Islamic Relations Tuesday afternoon to host its third annual community Thanksgiving meal. After the dinner, mosque leaders and the Brandon...

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Baha’i Radio Show Draws a Wide Audience

November 21, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=406

On November 21, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "A weekly Baha'i radio program is building bridges of understanding across the more than 100 islands of the Torres Strait in the far north of Australia. Aimed at providing a service to the Baha'i community scattered throughout the islands, the program is now also attracting participation by many of the majority Christian population. The...

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Court Rules that School Lesson on Islam Didn’t Violate Student Rights

November 19, 2005

Source: Tri-Valley Herald/The Sacramento Bee

http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/localnews/ci_3233873

On November 19, 2005 the The Sacramento Bee reported, "Christian students and parents cannot sue a school district where some seventh-graders pretended to be Muslims for three weeks during a course in world history, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday... Thursday's decision came down in an unpublished memorandum, indicating the judges...

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Diverse Coalition Supports Protection of Workplace Religious Liberties

November 18, 2005

Source: Baptist Press News

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=22109

On November 18, 2005 the Baptist Press News reported, "A new law is needed to restore protection for the religious rights of employees, Southern Baptist church-state specialist Richard Land said at a recent congressional hearing. Land, president of the Ethics...

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Vatican Astronomer Refutes Intelligent Design

November 18, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/179/story_17941_1.html

On November 18, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Vatican's chief astronomer said Friday that 'intelligent design' isn't science and doesn't belong in science classrooms, the latest high-ranking Roman Catholic official to enter the evolution debate in the United States.

The Rev. George Coyne, the Jesuit director of the Vatican...

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Religious Organizations Pledge Cooperation on UN Millennium Development Goals

November 17, 2005

Source: OneWorld South Asia

http://southasia.oneworld.net/article/view/122362/1/

On November 17, 2005 OneWorld South Asia reported, "Over twenty organizations representing different faiths - including Art of Living, Brahmakumaris, Ramakrishna Mission, Sant Nirankari Mandal, Diocese of Agra and Church of North India, Emmanuel Hospital Association, Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief, World Vision India, Bharat Sokagakkai, Bahai National...

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