Christianity

75th Anniversary of Russian Orthodox Church in Utica, "Spiritual Center of the Church Outside Russia"

September 5, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/05/nyregion/05orthodox.html

On September 5, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Amid the rolling hills of cornfields and dairy farms in this sparsely populated hamlet, a cluster of gold domes atop buildings reach toward the sky. The domes are one of the few signs that Jordanville, a farming and recreational community in the Adirondack foothills near Utica, is as important to some Christians as Bethlehem or...

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Christian Aid Organization Advises Against Proselytizing During Hurricane Relief

September 5, 2005

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_05095aid.shtml

On September 5, 2005 the Ekklesia reported, "As relief finally arrives in places devastated by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi, Christians have been reminded that they should not use aid as a cynical tool for winning vulnerable people over to their religious convictions... In January 2005, some missionaries were accused of exploiting tsunami...

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Diverse Religious Responses to the Tragedy of Katrina

September 5, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/04/AR2005090401466.html

On September 5, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "At houses of worship across the Washington area, people struggled this weekend to understand the catastrophe of Katrina through the prism of their faiths, and to use their religious beliefs as a cornerstone of their response... For members of Washington's large immigrant...

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Robert Wuthnow Explores Religious Diversity in America

September 5, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/opinion/12564433.htm

On September 5, 2005 The Charlotte Observer ran a book review of America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity by Robert Wuthnow. "Wuthnow draws on the results of the national Religion and Diversity Survey as well as 300 in-depth interviews conducted in 14 metropolitan areas, including Charlotte... Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims represent what Wuthnow...

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Denver Faithful Respond to Needs of Katrina Victims

September 5, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_3002070?rss

On September 5, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "Across the Denver metropolitan area, religious communities have stepped up efforts to raise money, gather supplies and even offer housing for hurricane evacuees. And many weekend worship services included prayers, sermons and messages of hope for the survivors. 'The government gives material relief, but there's this hope element that the church has to bring,' the Rev...

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In Montgomery, Catholic Schools Embrace Religious Diversity

September 4, 2005

Source: The Montgomery Advertiser

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050904/NEWS/509040302/1001

On September 4, 2005 The Montgomery Advertiser reported, "Jessica Brown and her classmates don't always see eye to eye when it comes to topics centered on religion. Brown, 17, a senior at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School, has been enrolled in Catholic schools since kindergarten. But she's grown up in...

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Concern, Conversation Over Proposed Invitation of Bombers' Families to Commemoration Service

September 4, 2005

Source: The Sunday Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1763915,00.html

On September 4, 2005 The Sunday Times reported, "Church leaders want to invite the families of the July 7 suicide bombers to a national memorial service in honour of the victims. The service of commemoration is to be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on November 1 and will be attended by the Queen and Tony Blair. Two senior Church of England bishops believe that extending the...

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King of Jordan to Meet Pope, Discuss Interfaith Ties

September 4, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050904/wl_mideast_afp/jordanvatican_050904134122

On September 4, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Jordan's King Abdullah II will meet Pope Benedict XVI on a visit to the Vatican next week for talks on promoting inter-faith ties. The exact date of the visit was not revealed but his stop in the Vatican will precede a trip to New York to...

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At the Indianapolis Museum of Arts, Consecration of the Asian Galleries Will Include Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim Ceremonies

September 3, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050903/LIVING/509030381/1007/LIVING

On September 3, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "In the Hindu faith, Ganesha is the elephant-headed god of success, education, wisdom and wealth. The Indianapolis Museum of Art will tap into that spirit Thursday when a Hindu priest calls upon Ganesha and performs a consecration ceremony of the museum's Asian...

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Mississippi Gulf Coast, Hard Hit by Katrina, a Place of Religious Diversity

September 3, 2005

Source: The Grand Forks Herald / The Sun Herald

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/12549073.htm

On September 3, 2005 The Sun Herald reported, "Religion isn't just a seasonal practice here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is well integrated into the lives of most of those who live here, with a majority attending at least Sunday services. Many also attend midweek prayer service or additional masses... Whereas upstate Mississippi tends to be Southern Baptist, or...

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Black Pastors Organize Fundraisers for Katrina Victims

September 2, 2005

Source: Nashville Channel 4 News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wsmv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3801703

On September 2, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Pastors of black churches and other leaders, unhappy with government relief efforts, are turning to their congregations and others to provide help for victims of Hurricane Katrina. 'We were disturbed the president moved too slowly, that FEMA looked too disorganized,' Michael Grant of the...

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In Biloxi, Houses of Worship Damaged, Destroyed

September 2, 2005

Source: FortWayne.com / Biloxi Sun Herald

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/local/12546489.htm

On September 2, 2005 the Biloxi Sun Herald reported, "Churches of all denominations are gone or dangerously damaged along the Coast, but... signs indicate faith can prevail. In Gulfport, St. Mark's and St. Peter's by-the-Sea, among the six destroyed Coast Episcopal churches, will hold Sunday services on their slabs... For those who need the comfort...

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Christian Women Sentenced for Allowing Muslim Children to Attend Sunday School

September 1, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/174/story_17431_1.html

On September 1, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Three Indonesian women who ran a Christian Sunday school program were convicted and sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for allowing Muslim children to attend their school. The judges cited the Child Protection Act of 2002, which forbids "deception, lies or enticement" of children that...

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