Christianity

Opinion: Christians Can Learn from Islam

July 7, 2005

Source: Holliston Tab

http://www2.townonline.com/holliston/opinion/view.bg?articleid=281920

On July 7, 2005 the Holliston Tab ran an opinion piece by Christine Whittaker, a priest at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Holliston. She and 11 other pastors from various Christian denominations are participating in a "week-long intensive course on Islam sponsored by the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University and the Duncan Black...

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Tulsa Board Rejects Plan to Add Creationist Exhibit to Zoo

July 7, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/07/AR2005070702015.html

On July 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A city board reversed direction on Thursday and rejected plans to add a creationist exhibit to the Tulsa Zoo.

Board members voted 3-1 against installing an exhibit on the origin of life from the Bible. The vote, made at...

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National Council of Churches Condemns Terror Attacks, Joining Muslim Groups

July 7, 2005

Source: National Council of Churches Press Release

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/050707LondonBombing.html

On July 7, 2005 a National Council of Churches Press Release reported, "The National Council of Churches joins in prayer for those who were injured and offers its sympathy to those who lost loved ones in the mass transit bombings in London today. Such violence reminds us not only of our need to be ever vigilant and to bring the perpetrators to justice; it also...

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International Council of Christians and Jews to Meet in Chicago: "Healing the World, Working Together"

July 5, 2005

Source: U.S. Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=49923

On July 5, 2005 U.S. Newswire reported, "The International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ), an umbrella organization of 38 Jewish-Christian dialogue groups worldwide, is holding its annual international conference in Chicago from July 24 - 27 at the Westin River North Hotel, 320 N. Dearborn, Chicago. A detailed conference schedule is viewable at http://www.iccj.org. Leading interfaith...

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Muslims at Air Force Academy Face Ongoing Worship and Schedule Conflicts

July 3, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_2837668

On July 3, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Nearly two weeks after an Air Force task force found that the academy failed to facilitate worship for diverse religions, Muslim freshmen had to choose between worship and a required training activity.

The training schedule listed 'optional chapel service' for Muslims from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. However, that...

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Booklet Stirs Tensions Between Coptic Christians and Muslims

July 2, 2005

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/lifestyle/orl-livcoptic02070205jul02,0,6270922.story?coll=orl-home-lifestyle

On July 2, 2005 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "Coptic Christians of California has upon request distributed 5,000 copies of its 28-page booklet, 'The Islamization of American Schools' since its first press run in December 2004.

The booklet focuses on...

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Muslim and Christian Women Participate in Dialogue Group in South Bend

June 30, 2005

Source: South Bend Tribune

http://www.southbendtribune.com/stories/2005/06/30/faith.20050630-sbt-MICH-D1-Fruitful.sto

On June 30, 2005 the South Bend Tribune reported, "They call themselves the Muslim/Christian Women's Dialogue Group and take turns meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at either the Islamic Society of Michiana, 3310 Hepler St., or Little Flower Catholic Church, 54191 N. Ironwood Road. About 30 women from the...

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Wiccan Getting Silent Treatment After Great Falls Court Battle

June 30, 2005

Source: The Herald

http://www.heraldonline.com/local/story/4987993p-4556234c.html

On June 30, 2005 The Herald reported, "Many town residents were talking Wednesday about their support for the Town Council in its efforts to name Jesus Christ in meeting prayers. At church, around town, in restaurants and in gas stations, people were talking about the case that pitted resident Darla Wynne against the council, which had, before the suit, invoked Jesus' name in...

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At Patrick Henry College, Evangelical Christians Train to be Politicians

June 29, 2005

Source: The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/050627fa_fact

On June 29, 2005 The New Yorker reported, "In the last days before the 2004 Presidential election, Patrick Henry College, in Purcellville, Virginia, excused all its students from classes, because so many of them were working on campaigns or wanted to go to the swing states to get out the vote for George W. Bush... Patrick Henry’s president, Michael Farris, is a lawyer and...

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In Midst of Air Force Fray, General Offers Counsel of ‘Service Before Self’

June 28, 2005

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-06-28-airforce-religion_x.htm

On June 28, 2005 USA Today reported, "The top general in the Air Force issued a servicewide statement on Tuesday warning that mixing religion with the chain of command can break down the teamwork needed for military success. In his first action since last week's report that the Air Force Academy suffers from religious tensions, Gen. John Jumper told...

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Naval Academy Defends Lunchtime Prayers

June 28, 2005

Source: WJZ 13: Baltimore News

Wire Service: AP

http://wjz.com/localstories/local_story_179100100.html

On June 28, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The head of the Naval Academy is defending it's lunchtime prayers. Vice Admiral Rodney Rempt said at a meeting yesterday that the prayers help promote religious tolerance. The prayers rotate to represent different religions, but have been the target of protests from the Anti-Defamation...

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