Christianity

ADL Urges Congress to Oversee Implementation of Air Force Recommendations

June 28, 2005

Source: US Newswire

http://press.arrivenet.com/pol/article.php/660926.html

On June 28, 2005 US Newswire reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is urging members of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee to act in an oversight capacity to ensure that the recommendations of a recent Air Force task force investigation into religious intolerance will be implemented. In written testimony submitted today before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military...

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Religious Schools Seek to Fill Special Education Needs

June 27, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2005/06/27/religious_schools_look_to_fill_special_education_needs/

On June 27, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "the Jewish community of Boston is responding to increasing pressure from parents to make religious education more accessible to a larger number of children by spending $2 million to increase the chances that children......

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US Air Force Academy Faces Charges of Rampant Evangelization

June 27, 2005

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,1074105,00.html

On June 27, 2005 TIME Magazine reported, "This week, after a six-week barrage of allegations, the Air Force is expected to release a report based on more than 300 interviews, addressing charges that the academy is rife with an officially encouraged religious evangelization. Critics say the behaviors violated the Constitution and Department of Defense regulations--and...

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Rivera Presbyterian Church Offers Introduction to World's Faiths

June 26, 2005

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/florida/counties/miami-dade/cities_neighborhoods/east/11982085.htm

On June 26, 2005 The Miami Herald reported, "Today's lecture on Buddhism is the second in a four-part series at Riviera Presbyterian... on world religions. The series examined the views of Hinduism last weekend and will look at Islam and 'life's big...

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Growing Concern Over Persecution of Christians

June 25, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1152412.cms

On June 25, 2005 The Times of India reported, "District administrations in two corners of the country, Jodhpur and Hyderabad, have woken up to staggered reports regarding persecution of Christians by some right-wing groups. On Saturday, a group of Hindu activists attacked a Christian gathering at Parameshwari Palace, Sardarpura, in Jodhpur, and alleged that it was a...

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Woman Brings Together Christians and Jews in Fort Worth, and Beyond

June 25, 2005

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/living/religion/11974859.htm

On June 25, 2005 the Star-Telegram reported, "For five years, [Monica "Posy"] McMillen has been leading tours such as this one [to Israel] in which 26 travelers, Christians and Jews primarily from the Fort Worth area, explored both the differences and commonalities of their faiths...The Christian woman has long had a close link to the Jewish community. She was the chairwoman of the...

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International, Interfaith Town Hall Discusses Religion and Civil Society

June 25, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050625/LIVING/506250338/1007/LIVING

On June 25, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "When Jessica Pollock talks about the upcoming international town hall meeting, she gets excited about the possibility for peace in the Middle East -- and here in the Indianapolis area. Indianapolis is one of 40 sites of Sunday's live video conference on resolving the...

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Rev. Moon Announces Peace Bridge, Encourages Americans to Engage in Interreligious Dialogue

June 25, 2005

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=49419

On June 25, 2005 a US Newswire press release reported, "The Reverend Sun Myung Moon will unveil his proposal for the construction of a 51-mile-long bridge between Alaska and Siberia that would link America's fortune with that of Russia... In addition, Rev. Moon will issue a new challenge to America, calling for Christians, Muslims and Jews to overcome their differences, promote interreligious...

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Relations Thaw Between China and the Vatican

June 25, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-fg-church25jun25,1,5467341.story?coll=la-news-religion

On June 25, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "In recent months, relations between the Vatican and Beijing have thawed, with some seeing the death of Pope John Paul II as a catalyst. Rome, with its worldwide flock of 1 billion, and the Chinese Communist Party, overseeing a nation of 1.3 billion,...

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Study Suggests Need for a More Active Role of Women in Religious Leadership

June 24, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/3240146

On June 24, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "While the 'moral values' debate has focused on abortion and gay marriage, many women involved with religious groups define moral issues to include economic justice and poverty, fairness and building strong communities, a private study says. Women should take a more active role in...

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Interfaith March Against Poverty Planned for Nairobi

June 24, 2005

Source: All Africa.com/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200506240693.html

On June 24, 2005 the Catholic Information Service for Africa reported, "The civil society in Kenya is urging people to participate in an interfaith march geared seeking immediate cancellation of debts and campaigning for transparent and accountable governance in African countries.

The Interfaith and Civil Society Organization Campaign to End Global Poverty...

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The Interfaith Alliance Offers Apology Following Controversial Remarks About Focus on the Family

June 24, 2005

Source: The Daily Sentinel

http://www.gjsentinel.com/hp/content/news/stories/2005/06/24/6_24_apology_to_Dobson_WWW.html

On June 24, 2005 The Daily Sentinel reported, "A religious group apologized Thursday to James Dobson for remarks made six weeks earlier that compared him and his Colorado Springs-based ministry to the Gestapo and Taliban. The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado condemned Focus on the Family last month for...

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Skepticism Expressed Over AFA Report, Citing Yale Divinity School's Previous Study

June 24, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_3879019,00.html

On June 24, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "A House Armed Services subcommittee will hold a hearing Tuesday on religious tolerance at the Air Force Academy, and one scheduled witness is not impressed by a Pentagon report on the issue. 'I think that what they're saying is that everything that has happened (at the academy) has been...

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