Christianity

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...

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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...

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Executive Director Chosen for Universism, a Religion that Opposes Moral Certainty

September 21, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/175/story_17562_1.html

On September 21, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "An upstart religion called Universism has named a new leader who hopes to spread the neo-Deist movement nationwide. Todd Stricker, 25, has been named executive director of the nonprofit organization and said he hopes to launch a new branch in Chicago. University of Alabama-Birmingham medical...

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Muslim Group Honors “30 Days” Television Series

September 20, 2005

Source: The Register-Herald / CHNI News Service

http://www.register-herald.com/cnhi/registerherald/features/local_story_263230045.html

On September 20, 2005 the CHNI News Service reported, "Award-winning filmmaker and Beckley [West Virginia] native Morgan Spurlock's FX series '30 Days' is garnering awards for an episode that featured a fellow Beckley native. Next month, the Muslim Public Affairs Council plans to present one of its 14th...

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Opinion: State Should Be Neutral Toward Religion

September 19, 2005

Source: New Statesman

http://www.newstatesman.com/200509190017

On September 19, 2005 the New Statesman ran an opinion piece by Nick Cohen, a columnist for The Guardian, about the controversy over faith-based schools and welfare services in the UK. Cohen argues, "The London bombings have brought Britain to a decisive point where it can choose between two incompatible versions of liberalism. The first path is the one new Labour has been stumbling along for so long. In the...

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Centennial Display Celebrates Saskatchewan's Religious Diversity

September 19, 2005

Source: Canada.com/The StarPhoenix

http://www.canada.com/saskatoon/starphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=d12d4178-2dc5-4902-9cf7-b5b559afebe7

On September 19, 2005 The StarPhoenix reported, "A centennial display celebrating 100 years of religion in Saskatchewan will soon be making its way to cities across the province. The 4-by-7-foot display, entitled 100 years of Faith in Saskatchewan, will be unveiled by the...

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Jews, Muslims in DC Area Pledge Peace

September 18, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://insider.washingtontimes.com/articles/normal.php?StoryID=20050917-112654-9549r

On September 18, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "A group of Muslims and Jews who had been meeting secretly in Montgomery County surfaced late last week with the release of a joint statement promising that the two faiths will work together to find common ground. 'We're deeply committed to the idea of pluralism, tolerance...

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Interfaith Service in Portsmouth Renews Commitment to Help Katrina Victims

September 17, 2005

Source: Portsmouth Herald

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/09172005/news/63390.htm

On September 17, 2005 the Portsmouth Herald reported, "They have sent money, they have sent supplies, and on Friday night a small group at North Church sent their prayers to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Interfaith service brought together spiritual leaders from local Christian, Jewish and Baha’i organizations on what was declared a National Day of Prayer for...

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DC Area Places of Worship Continue to Reach Out to Katrina Victims

September 15, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/14/AR2005091401416.html

On September 15, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Across Montgomery County, members of churches, synagogues and other religious institutions are opening their wallets, and in some cases their homes, to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Religious organizations both big and small report raising thousands of dollars...

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Concerns Raised Over Governor's Support of Dalai Lama's Visit

September 12, 2005

Source: Casper Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.casperstartribune.net/articles/2005/09/12/news/national/8623d38ff3c9cbe68725707a00034848.txt

On September 12, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Some parents say they're concerned that Gov. Dirk Kempthorne is arranging for their children to communicate with the Dalai Lama. Kempthorne has encouraged Idaho students to write essays...

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Opinion: "Church, State, and Katrina"

September 12, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/09/12/church_state_and_katrina/

On September 12, 2005 The Boston Globe ran an opinion piece by James Carroll, questioning the role of faith-based initiatives in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. "The disaster on the Gulf Coast is the occasion for public prayer. President Bush invites the nation this week to place the...

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Cardinal Encourages "Sympathy" for Muslim Community

September 12, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4238540.stm

On September 12, 2005 BBC News reported, "The leader of Catholics in England and Wales has called on Christians to sympathise with oppressed Muslims in a bid to combat Islamic extremists. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor said defending religious freedom was crucial in ensuring newly assimilated groups felt welcome in society. The cardinal also said 'the alienation' of Muslim youth needed to be addressed. The Muslim...

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