Christianity

Pope, Dalai Lama on the Same Page in Intelligent Design Debate

October 2, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/02/weekinreview/02johnson.html

On October 2, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Except for the robes and the fact that each is addressed as "His Holiness," it would be hard to find much in common between Pope Benedict XVI and Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama. Yet both have recently expressed an unhappiness with evolutionary science that would be a comfort to the Pennsylvania school board now in a...

Read more about Pope, Dalai Lama on the Same Page in Intelligent Design Debate

Government Hosts "Meeting of Civilizations," Interfaith Dialogue Among Christians, Muslims and Jews

October 1, 2005

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/news/europe/turkey.holds.meeting.of.civilisations.for.religious.tolerance.amid.eubid.threat/542.htm

On October 1, 2005 Christian Today reported, "According to the Associated Press (AP), around 2,000 Jewish, Christian and Muslim delegates attended the 'Meeting of Civilisations' conference in the religiously and ethnically diverse southern...

Read more about Government Hosts "Meeting of Civilizations," Interfaith Dialogue Among Christians, Muslims and Jews

Valley Interfaith Event to Celebrate Long-Standing Cooperation Among Faiths

September 29, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/12770721.htm

On September 29, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Rabbi Dan Goldblatt has his views on cooperation between the religious faiths, how it has often traditionally worked in the past, and how he thinks it's happening in the Tri-Valley now. Goldblatt, of Beth Chaim Congregation in Danville, said a 'Holy Convergence' event planned for Sunday will be more than members of...

Read more about Valley Interfaith Event to Celebrate Long-Standing Cooperation Among Faiths

Open Letter from Religious Leaders to Governor Romney

September 27, 2005

Source: Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action

http://jewishalliance.org/issues/wiretap_mosques.htm

On September 27, 2005 the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action issued an open letter to Governor Romney urging him to reconsider his remarks on wiretapping Islamic centers. The letter was signed by over 80 religious and academic leaders of various faiths, including Christians, Jews, Muslims and Sikhs. "As representatives of faith communities and organizations...

Read more about Open Letter from Religious Leaders to Governor Romney

Interfaith Events Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Dayton Peace Accords

September 27, 2005

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/localnews/content/localnews/daily/0927breakfast.html

On September 27, 2005 the Dayton Daily News reported, "Gary Percesepe, coordinating director of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, ...is helping to organize the 10th anniversary celebration surrounding the Dayton Peace Accords. Percesepe, a Springfield resident, also heads the Interfaith Planning Committee of Dayton:...

Read more about Interfaith Events Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Dayton Peace Accords

Witness Claims Anti-Evolution Bias in Dover School Board

September 27, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/175/story_17592_1.html

On September 27, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A rural school board showed a clear bias against teaching evolution before it pushed through a plan to introduce 'intelligent design' to students, a former board member testified Tuesday in a trial over whether the concept has a place in public schools. Aralene 'Barrie' Callahan, who was once on...

Read more about Witness Claims Anti-Evolution Bias in Dover School Board

40 Years After "Nostra Aetate," Catholics Say Interreligious Dialogue Has Changed Faith Communities

September 27, 2005

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0505452.htm

On September 27, 2005 the Catholic News Service reported, "Forty years of official engagement in interreligious dialogue have changed not only the individuals involved in dialogue, but have caused their faith communities to change somewhat as well, said speakers at a conference in Rome. Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious...

Read more about 40 Years After "Nostra Aetate," Catholics Say Interreligious Dialogue Has Changed Faith Communities

New Research Looks at Worship Statistics

September 26, 2005

Source: The Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/0926.shtml

On September 26, 2005 The Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago reported, "C. Kirk Hadaway and Penny Long Marler [released new data on worship in America in their report entitled:] 'How Many Americans Attend Worship Each Week? An Alternative Approach to Measurement' (Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, September 2005)... The two authors...

Read more about New Research Looks at Worship Statistics

Interfaith Event in Corvallis Focuses on Healing

September 24, 2005

Source: Gazette Times

http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2005/09/25/news/religion/satrel03.txt

On September 24, 2005 the Gazette Times reported, "In light of the destruction and loss monopolizing the news recently, the theme of Corvallis' fourth annual Interfaith Conference on Oct. 1 couldn't be more appropriate. 'Healing Ourselves and Our World — An Interfaith Sharing,' was the topic chosen months ago by the Interfaith Community of Corvallis...

Read more about Interfaith Event in Corvallis Focuses on Healing

Baptist Church Opens its Doors to Muslim Evacuees

September 24, 2005

Source: The Waco Tribune-Herald

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/news/stories/2005/09/24/20050924wacstormmuslims.html

On September 24, 2005 The Waco Tribune-Herald reported, "Hurricane Rita created a divine opportunity for a local mosque and a Baptist church to put the religious edict of 'love your neighbor' into practice this weekend. When the Islamic Center of Waco started to run out of room for Muslim evacuees from the...

Read more about Baptist Church Opens its Doors to Muslim Evacuees

Christians Concerned Over Lack of Religious Tolerance in Iraqi Constitution

September 24, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/middleeast/471/section/christians.concerned.that.iraqi.constitution.lacks.religious.tolerance/1.htm

On September 24, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "Since the Iraq draft constitution was finalized on Sunday Sept. 18, Christian leaders have expressed deep concern about the threat to religious tolerance that could emerge...

Read more about Christians Concerned Over Lack of Religious Tolerance in Iraqi Constitution

Interfaith Group Publishes Biblical Textbook for Public Schools

September 23, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: AP

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/09/23/bible_course_for_public_schools_unveiled/

On September 23, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "An interfaith group released a new textbook yesterday aimed at teaching public high school students about the Bible while avoiding legal and religious disputes.

The nonprofit Bible Literacy...

Read more about Interfaith Group Publishes Biblical Textbook for Public Schools

Opinion: An Agnostic's Argument for Why Religion Should Be Taught in Public Schools

September 22, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/collin/opinion/stories/DN-north_mitchell_22edi.ART.North.Edition2.18c2daee.html

On September 22, 2005 The Dallas Morning News ran an opinion piece by Deborah Mitchell, an agnostic and frequent contributor to Collin County Opinions. Mitchell argues that religion should be taught in the American...

Read more about Opinion: An Agnostic's Argument for Why Religion Should Be Taught in Public Schools

Boston College Creates Jewish Studies Minor

September 22, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2005/09/22/bc_adds_minor_in_jewish_studies/

On September 22, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Boston College, a Jesuit university with a student body that is overwhelmingly Christian, is launching a program that will allow students to minor in Jewish studies, a rarity in Catholic higher education. Although the first student who intends to sign up...

Read more about Boston College Creates Jewish Studies Minor

Pages