Christianity

Opinion: Americans Should Display God's Law on Heart, not on Courthouse Lawn

July 10, 2005

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/opinion/12094322.htm

On July 10, 2005 the Star-Telegram ran an opinion piece by Charles Foster Johnson, senior pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church of San Antonio. He reflects on American civil religion in light of the current public debate on the display of the Ten Commandments. Johnson says, "today religion in the public square has been stripped of its civility. A disease of uncivil religion has infected our...

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After Bombings, Faith Leaders Stand Together with Joint Statements, Joint Services

July 10, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4668835.stm

On July 10, 2005 BBC News reported, "UK religious leaders have issued a rare joint statement condemning Thursday's 'evil terrorist' attacks in London. Leaders of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths each read out parts of the statement...

Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks said the leaders had come together to commemorate the end of World War II and the 'courage, commitment and sacrifice by which the evil of...

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San Bernardino Cable Program Explores Religious Diversity

July 10, 2005

Source: San Bernardino County Sun

http://www.sbsun.com/Stories/0,1413,208~12588~2959722,00.html

On July 10, 2005 the San Bernardino County Sun reported, "Starting tonight, San Bernardino will launch a series on cable-access KCSB Channel 3 that aims to expose [religious] stereotypes and explore different denominations and religions. Programs will focus more on religious practices and experiences than theology. The 18 half-hour episodes that will air during...

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Toledo’s “Summer Church Tours” Includes Mosque, Temple

July 9, 2005

Source: toledoblade.com

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050709/NEWS10/507090338/-1/NEWS

On July 9, 2005 toledoblade.com reported, "It's known as the Summer Church Tours, but the popular event that begins Tuesday has expanded over the years into a multifaith event with visits to a Muslim mosque, a Hindu temple, and Jewish synagogues. This year, the seven stops on the summer tour will include five churches, one Jewish...

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In San Francisco, Muslim and Interfaith Groups Condemn Bombings

July 9, 2005

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/localnews/ci_2848821

On July 9, 2005 the San Mateo County Times reported, "Muslim and interfaith groups from across the Bay Area gathered at the Islamic Society of San Francisco Friday to send a clear message to those responsible for the 'heinous' and 'barbarous' London subway bombings Thursday...

Many from Islamic organizations felt that a quick response to...

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Melbourne Muslims Organize Interfaith Vigil to Show Diverse Faiths Are United After Bombings

July 9, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/AsiaNet

On July 9, 2005 AsiaNet reported, "In the wake of the London bombings, representatives of the Islamic Council of Victoria, Young Muslims of Australia, the Australasian Union of Jewish Students and Young Christian Workers have organised an interfaith vigil in Federation Square, Melbourne. The gathering will be held on Sunday 10 July 2005 between 4-5 pm. ICV President Malcolm Thomas said: 'This gathering is intended to show that people of diverse faiths are united in friendship and cooperation, in the face...

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Imam and Minister Offer Condemnation and Caution After Attacks in London

July 9, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_2849782

On July 9, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "Shiite cleric Ibrahim Kazerooni and the Very Rev. Peter Eaton, dean of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, didn't know each other when the two were teenagers in London. But both can recall living in the English capital when bombs set off by the Irish Republican Army prompted citizens to live with a little extra vigilance... 'Everybody's sensitivities' are heightened, he said...

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London's Faith Communities Respond to Bombings: Condemnation and Fear of Retaliation

July 8, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article297652.ece

On July 8, 2005 The Independent reported, "The [July 7] explosions [in three subway stations and a double-decker bus] prompted the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) to issue the extraordinary advice yesterday that no Muslim should travel or go out unless strictly necessary, for fear of reprisals... Dr. Mohammed Naseem, chairman of the Birmingham central mosque,...

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Christian Leaders Offer Statements in Support of Muslim Neighbors in Wake of Attacks

July 8, 2005

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_05078islam.shtml

On July 8, 2005 Ekklesia reported, "Churches and other faith groups in multi-ethnic areas of Britain are working together to ensure that community relations are not damaged as a result of perceptions about possible radical Islamist involvement in yesterday’s London bomb attacks. Among those to have spoken out in support of their Islamic neighbours...

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British Home Secretary Convenes Faith Leaders, Urges Unity

July 8, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4663653.stm

On July 8, 2005 BBC News reported, "Charles Clarke and religious leaders have met at the Home Office to discuss a response to the bombings in London. Faith representatives included Sir Iqbal Sacranie from the Muslim Council of Britain, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor. After the meeting, the home secretary warned against any Muslim backlash and urged all faiths to stand united......

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Jewish Leaders Condemn Resolutions of United Church of Christ Related to Israel

July 7, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20050706-110159-8019r.htm

On July 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Jewish leaders condemned resolutions passed by the United Church of Christ that call for Israel to dismantle its security fences around Palestinian territories and for companies to use 'economic leverage' to promote peace in the Middle East. The measures, passed by the UCC's...

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Archbishop of Canterbury, During Interfaith Visit, Expresses Shared Condemnation

July 7, 2005

Source: Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury

http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/releases/050707.htm

On July 7, 2005 the Archbishop of Canterburg, Dr. Rowan Williams, issued a press release that reported, "The appalling events in London this morning have shocked us all. So I want first and foremost to extend my personal sympathy and condolences to everyone who is suffering and grieving at this time... As it happens I have spent this morning with Muslim colleagues and...

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Manchester’s Muslim Mayor Praises City’s Diversity

July 7, 2005

Source: South Manchester Reporter

http://www.southmanchesterreporter.co.uk/news/s/201/201695_praise_for_asian_mayor.html

On July 7, 2005 the South Manchester Reporter reported, "Manchester's first Muslim Lord Mayor attended a reception in his honour held by the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community at their centre in Levenshulme. Lord Mayor Councillor Mohammed Afzal Kahn said: 'I have always enjoyed the organisational skills and dedication...

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Update: Naval Academy to Keep Lunch Prayer

July 7, 2005

Source: WBAL - TV

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thewbalchannel.com/news/4692957/detail.html

On July 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Every weekday, when the more than 4,000 midshipmen at the Naval Academy gather for lunch, they begin with a brief prayer, a devotional thought or a moment of silence... The Anti-Defamation League's request that the Naval Academy follow the lead of the Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy...

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