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London Mayor Issues Statement About Attacks and Diversity of City

July 7, 2005

Source: Financial Times

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/dcdfe116-ef08-11d9-8b10-00000e2511c8,dwp_uuid=46d6f5a8-d260-11d8-b661-00000e2511c8.html

On July 7, 2005 the Financial Times published the text of a statement delivered by Ken Livingstone, mayor of London, in response to the terrorist attacks on the city's mass transit system. In his statement, Livingstone said, "I want to say one thing specifically to the world...

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Muslim and Christian Organizations Release Joint Statement Condemning Attacks

July 7, 2005

Source: Muslim Council of Britian and Churches Together in Britian and Ireland Press Release

http://www.mcb.org.uk/presstext.php?ann_id=151

On July 7, 2005 the Muslim Council of Britian and Churches Together in Britian and Ireland issued a joint press release condemning the terrorist attacks on the London public transit system. The joint statement expressed sympathy to the victims, condemned the attack in "the strongest possible terms," and said, "The scriptures and...

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Opinion: Federal Funding of "California Missions Foundation" Violates Constitution

July 7, 2005

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096411200

On July 7, 2005 Indian Country Today ran an opinion piece by Steven Newcomb of the Indigenous Law Institute. He comments on the use of federal money toward the California Missions Foundation. "The California Missions Preservation Act allocates $10 million in federal matching funds to be dispersed through the Department of the Interior to the 'California Missions Foundation.' The...

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World Council of Churches Reaffirms Opposition to All Forms of Violence

July 7, 2005

Source: World Council of Churches Press Release

http://www2.wcc-coe.org/pressreleasesen.nsf/index/pr-05-39.html

On July 7, 2005 a World Council of Churches Press Release reported, "Expressing solidarity with the victims of today's bomb blasts in London, and total rejection of violent actions, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia sent the following message to the churches and the people of the United Kingdom: "...I convey my...

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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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