Christianity

House Members to Protest Rules for Military Chaplains

December 15, 2005

Source: LA Daily News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_3309465

On December 15, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "House lawmakers concerned that proposed military guidelines are restricting some Christian chaplains' abilities to pray said Wednesday they will deliver a 6-inch-thick petition to President George W. Bush this week asking him to intervene.

The Pentagon is finalizing guidelines to help...

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Indiana Legislature Ordered to Stop Using Jesus’ Name in Opening Prayer

December 15, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/12/15/limits_on_prayer_spark_protests_in_ind/

On December 15, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "A federal judge's order that the Indiana Legislature stop using the name Jesus Christ in its 188-year practice of holding an opening prayer has sparked protests from residents, politicians, and clergy. Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma said yesterday that he will...

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Opinion: "Respect Religious Diversity During This Holidays Season"

December 14, 2005

Source: The Decatur Daily

http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/opinion/other/051214.shtml

On December 14, 2005 The Decatur Daily ran an opinion piece by J. Brent Walker, an executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C. "Are 'Christian haters' and 'professional atheists' engaged in an all-out war on Christmas, as FOX News' anchor John Gibson claims? I don't think so — unless one is prepared to say that...

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Opinion: “Pluralism Has Long Been an Important American Tradition”

December 14, 2005

Source: Sun-Herald.com

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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 the school calendar. The school officials spent more than a year...

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Shelter Hosted by Mosque Eases Stereotypes

December 12, 2005

Source: IBN News

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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 been reading up on Ramadan (the Muslim holy month) in the classroom where we sleep,' the...

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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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