Christianity

Istanbul Forum Focuses on Interfaith Cooperation in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Central Asia

November 8, 2005

Source: The Seattle Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/features/2005/11/08/feature-01

On November 8, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Religious figures must promote peace and conciliation, not conflict, Christian, Muslim and Jewish spiritual leaders said Monday (7 November) at the start of a three-day conference in Istanbul. The forum...

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"The Hindu and the Cowboy" Play Pleases Mixed Crowd in Kansas City Congregation

November 7, 2005

Source: The Examiner

http://www.examiner.net/stories/110705/new_110705005.shtml

On November 7, 2005 The Examiner reported, "The impact of religion on everyday life was the theme of a play highlighting the second day of the Community of Christ's 2005 Peace Colloquy. A mixed crowd gathered Saturday in the church's Temple sanctuary to watch 'The Hindu and the Cowboy and Other Kansas City Stories,' a play detailing how religion intertwines with life events and...

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Opinion: “Religious Observances Should be Respected”

November 6, 2005

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://tampatrib.com/opinion/MGBT0HZJOFE.html

On November 6, 2005 The Tampa Tribune ran an opinion peice by Parvez Ahmed, chairman of the board for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "The Council on American- Islamic Relations, which has been at the forefront of the Muslim community's efforts to have Islamic religious holidays accommodated, is disappointed at the [Hillsborough County School Board's] decision to ban all religious holidays,...

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Members of Many Faiths to Participate in Peace Walk Protesting Desecration of Native American Sacred Site

November 6, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/13096881.htm

On November 6, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Shellmound Street is just an address to most shoppers at Bay Street Emeryville. A turn onto Ohlone Way leads to Banana Republic, Old Navy, California Pizza Kitchen, Steve Madden Footwear and P.F. Chang's China Bistro.

But many American Indians consider this a sacred area, and they bitterly resent what they...

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Chicago Based Institutions to Co-Host Interfaith Gathering

November 6, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

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On November 6, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "At the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Augustana Chapel, Nov. 10-11... attendants of the Chicago Interfaith Gathering Symposium hope to explore and build toward solutions to this question: [What can we do to win the battle for peace and harmony?]... The event will bring together leaders and members of different cultures and...

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Louisville’s 10th Annual Festival of Faiths to Celebrate America’s Plurality

November 5, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/living/religion/13078168.htm

On November 5, 2005 the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and National Council of Churches general secretary Bob Edgar are among those coming to Louisville for its 10th annual Festival of Faiths. The eight-day festival, which unites people of all faiths, includes about a dozen events, including a...

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Americans United Urges Air Force to Ban Official Promotion of Religion

November 4, 2005

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

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On November 4, 2005 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported, "Americans United for Separation of Church and State has urged the Air Force to adopt guidelines that bar the official sponsorship of religion and coercive forms of proselytization by senior officers and chaplains. Attorneys with Americans United were invited to comment on proposed guidelines on...

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New Documentary Explores Three Abrahamic Faiths

November 3, 2005

Source: Voice of America

[voanews.com/archive/documentary-explores-similarities-and-differences-three-major-religions]

On November 3, 2005 the Voice of America reported, "A new film is showing on American television. 'Three Faiths, One God' compares the practices and beliefs of the three so-called Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Many of the similarities have surprised American audiences, and critical reviews of the film have been very positive... 'What's most important is understanding and...

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Sermon: "The Sacred in Images"

November 1, 2005

Source: UUWorld.org

[uuworld.org/spirit/articles/learningtoseemorethanmeetstheeye2322.shtml]

On November 1, 2005 UUWorld.org released a transcript of a sermon delivered by Harold Babcock, the minister of the First Religious Society of Newburyport. "Images have great importance in many religious traditions. To Hindus, darshan is a special way of seeing, translated as 'seeing the divine image.' Diana Eck, professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard, writes: 'In the Hindu ritual tradition, darshan refers...

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Royal Mail Refuses to Withdraw Christmas Stamp that Has Sparked Hindu Outrage

November 1, 2005

Source: Khaleej Times

Wire Service: AP

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On November 1, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Britain’s mail service refused on Tuesday to withdraw one of this year’s Christmas stamps after Hindus claimed the image was insulting to their religion. The Royal Mail said it was not possible to amend or withdraw the 68-pence (US $1.20) stamp, which features a man and a woman with Hindu...

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Christian-Muslim Tensions Flare Over Play

November 1, 2005

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-egypt-sectarian-storm,0,7036994.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

On November 1, 2005 Newsday reported, "Abu Abbas looked in disbelief around his ravaged cafe just a few yards from a Coptic Christian church. Its wooden chairs lay broken and strewn about and shattered glass from broken lamps littered the floor after his...

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“Multiple Choices from the Founders,” by Martin Marty

October 31, 2005

Source: Martin Marty Center

[marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/1031.shtml]

On October 31, 2005 the Martin Marty Center ran an editorial by the center's founder, Martin E. Marty regarding the separation of church and state. "The 'Founding Fathers,' or 'Founders,' [of the United States] are getting worked over in public affairs, and especially in religious matters, more than ever before. With courts wrestling with issues of church and state, educators fighting over ways to treat faith and faiths in public...

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