Christianity

Iowa Conference Gives “Human Face” to Islam

September 11, 2005

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050911/LIFE05/509110339/1039/LIFE

On September 11, 2005 The Des Moines Register reported, "Muslims in Iowa say they're still feeling the brunt of unfair stereotypes four years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States placed an unwanted spotlight on their religion. A conference, titled 'Islam in America: Finding Common Ground...

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After 9/11, Muslims Put On the Spot to Explain Islam, Counter Misperceptions

September 11, 2005

Source: SignOnSanDiego.com / Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20050911-9999-1n11islam.html

On September 11, 2005 the Union-Tribune reported, "Community members estimate that 80,000 to 100,000 Muslims live in San Diego County, although an exact census figure isn't available. That means there are more Muslims here than Presbyterians or Episcopalians or United Methodists, and the number of Muslims is roughly equal to the number of...

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In Montgomery, "Children of Abraham" Bring Faiths Together After September 11

September 11, 2005

Source: Montgomery Advertiser

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050911/NEWS/509110316/1001

On September 11, 2005 the Montgomery Advertiser reported, "The Sept. 11, 2001 attacks did something for Montgomery's religious community.

At the time of the attacks, there was virtually no formal, core group of spiritual leaders of various religions to join. People were cordial, but they really didn'...

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Examining the Potential Impact of Sharia on Christians

September 10, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,175-1772840,00.html

On September 10, 2005 The Times reported, "Exactly a week after the London bombings of July 7, two Iraqi bishops met Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor over dinner at a Roman Catholic church in Chelsea. Archbishop Louis Sako, of Kirkuk, and Auxiliary Bishop Andreas Abouna, of Baghdad, were in the capital on business: they specifically wanted the cardinal to approach the British...

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2,000 In Clearwater, Faith Communities Come Together in Prayer and Compassion

September 10, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times. Eileen Schulte. September 10, 2005

On September 10, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "The Rev. Leddy Hammock held a candle and looked up at the dozens of people at an interfaith remembrance service for Hurricane Katrina victims Tuesday. 'We gather to rebuild a levee against all human tears,' she told them. A few minutes later, the lights were dimmed, and each person in the octagon-shaped sanctuary held up a single lighted candle, asking God to help the evacuees and to forgive the dead of their...

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Lexington Muslim-Baptist Partnership Remembers 9/11 and Reaches Out to Katrina Victims

September 10, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/local/12608653.htm

On September 10, 2005 the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Four years after 9/11, Lexington Christians and Muslims are working together today to promote unity and public service and to honor the memory of those who died.

About 40 volunteers will spend the day visiting children in area hospitals and holding a picnic for disabled kids, according to organizers...

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Religious Minorities Suffer Violence, Vandalism

September 9, 2005

Source: Forum 18

http://www.forum18.org/Archive.php?article_id=647

On September 9, 2005 Forum 18 reported, "Recent incidents of violence against Serbia's religious minorities have included the wounding by stabbing of Hare Krishna devotee Zivota Milanovic in the town of Jagodina and the beating of two Muslim conscripts during their military service, Forum 18 News Service notes in its latest listing of verbal and physical attacks on religious minority communities. Places of...

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Amidst Criticism of Governmental Response, Praise for Assistance from Diverse Faith Communities

September 9, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/091005dnrelkatchurches.c833074.html

On September 9, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "While the federal government response to Hurricane Katrina has yielded widespread criticism and the promise of congressional hearings, the faithful in north-central Texas and elsewhere have earned high marks from victims and disaster...

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In Austin, Chaplains Reach Out to Evacuees of All Faiths

September 8, 2005

Source: Austin American-Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/metrostate/content/metro/stories/09/8faith.html

On September 8, 2005 the Austin American-Statesman reported, "The Rev. James Robertson served as a hospital chaplain for 14 years and has 'seen everything you could possibly see.' That is one of the reasons he says Austin Diocese Bishop Gregory Aymond tapped him to lead the Catholic response to the nearly 4,000 hurricane survivors housed at...

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Controversy Over Pagan Fundraiser in Ramah

September 8, 2005

Source: The Montana Standard / The Colorado Springs Gazette

http://www.mtstandard.com/articles/2005/09/08/newsnationworld/hjjejajbjjgbga.txt

On September 8, 2005 The Colorado Springs Gazette reported, "This small eastern plains town is simmering with religious tension after a pagan group rented out the American Legion Hall for a festival on Halloween weekend. A Baptist minister tried to rally the town board to stop the gathering, and one...

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Interfaith Gathering in Hartford to Discuss Global Warming in the Wake of Katrina

September 8, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-enviro0908.artsep08,0,683056.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On September 8, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Leaders from a range of denominations and faiths will gather for the first time Friday at Hartford Seminary to discuss the responsibility of faith communities to care for the environment. Religious communities have become more inclined to embrace...

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Western Kentucky University Students Have Range of Local Worship Options

September 8, 2005

Source: Western Kentucky University Herald

http://www.wkuherald.com/media/paper603/news/2005/09/08/Diversions/Many-Worship.Options.Available.Near.Campus-979061.shtml

On September 8, 2005 the Western Kentucky University Herald reported, "Many students have difficulty finding a place to worship after enrolling at Western. Other students may have trouble adjusting to new venues of worship... Several...

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Interfaith Lay Academy Celebrates 25 Years

September 7, 2005

Source: delawareonline.com

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050907/LIFE/509070316/1005

On September 7, 2005 delawareonline.com reported, "In 1980 it was rare to find education classes at one's house of worship teaching about another faith. That's why the Interfaith Lay Academy was born. Over the years it's been possible to learn about Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism as well as topics such as dreams...

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Church World Service Leader Calls for Interfaith Cooperation in Relief Efforts

September 6, 2005

Source: AlertNet.org/Church World Service

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/284081/112602054210.htm

On September 6, 2005 Church World Service reported, "Amid a deteriorating situation throughout flood-affected Louisiana, Church World Service Executive Director John McCullough and other religious leaders today said cooperation among different faith groups must be an imperative in the response to Hurricane Katrina. During a meeting convened by...

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