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Op Ed Weighs in on the Mayor Recall Controversy

May 24, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/metro/0505/24/B01-191206.htm

On May 24, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "we used to worry about Christmas decorations going up too early. But in suburban Troy, the mega-event may be National Day of Prayer 2006 -- the follow-up to this year's celebrated clash over religion and politics... Even as a person with pronounced tolerance-mongering tendencies, I recognize that the National Day of Prayer people have...

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Decalogue Display Returns to Elkhart County

May 24, 2005

Wire Service: AP

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/fortwayne/news/local/11724746.htm

On May 24, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "a framed copy of the Ten Commandments is hanging again in the Elkhart County building with copies of other historical documents.

A brief ceremony to mark the occasion took place Monday before the county commissioners’ weekly meeting.

'We stood staunch in our resolution that this hang in the office...

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Church Sign States "Koran Needs to be Flushed"

May 24, 2005

Source: The Digital Courier

http://www.thedigitalcourier.com/articles/2005/05/24/news/news01.txt

On May 24, 2005 The Digital Courier reported, "A sign in front of a Baptist church on one of the most traveled highways in the county stirred controversy over religious tolerance and first-amendment rights this weekend. A sign in front of Danieltown Baptist Church, located at 2361 U.S. 221 south reads 'The Koran needs to be flushed,' and the Rev. Creighton...

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Tsunami Relief Work Stalled by Row between Hindu and Christian Groups

May 24, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4574799.stm

On May 24, 2005 BBC News reported, "Five months after the tsunami hit the southern coast of India, relief work has stalled in the southern state of Kerala after a row between Hindu and Christian groups. Right-wing Hindu groups are angry at the local administration for allowing Christian organisations to participate in the reconstruction of homes for the tsunami victims. They allege...

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Religious Progressives Encouraged by Judicial Nominations Fight

May 24, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/167/story_16739_1.html

On May 24, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "six months after the November elections left them defeated and demoralized, progressive religious groups by most measures continue to be outpaced and drowned out by well-organized conservative groups. Yet progressive leaders say the fight over judicial nominations has shown they are making measured progress in moderating the influence of conservative...

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Troy Mayors Caught in Recall Effort

May 23, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/metro/0505/23/B01-190035.htm

On May 23, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "the National Day of Prayer, designed to bring people together, continues to divide Troy after a citizens' group filed recall petitions against two top city officials over the way they handled the event. And there appears to be no end to the prayer day controversy: A resident has already reserved the city's prime gathering spot for next...

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University Meditation Room in Flint Becomes Contested Space

May 23, 2005

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-29/111686171918890.xml

On May 23, 2005 The Flint Journal reported, "a room for peaceful reflection and prayer at the University of Michigan-Flint has become anything but. Instead, Room 386 at the University Center - known as the Meditation Room - is at the heart of a months-long religious dispute between Muslim and non-Muslim students. The non-Muslims began...

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Books Explore "New Alliances" in Christian-Jewish Relations

May 22, 2005

Source: The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull%26cid=1116728302808

On May 22, 2005 The Jerusalem Post reported, "Rabbi 'Yitz' Greenberg, consistently on the radical wing of traditional Judaism, has written what may in time be regarded as a truly groundbreaking book on the possibilities of a new Jewish-Christian encounter. Jews and Christians must think 'out of the box' if they...

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Interfaith Coalition Forms to Fight Hunger

May 20, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1597/section/interfaith.leaders.unite.against.hunger/1.htm

On May 20, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "More than 40 heads of state representing more than 100 million people of faith will be gathering next month for an interfaith convocation that religious leaders say will be unprecedented in U.S. religious history. Hunger No More, an interfaith...

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Some Express Reservations as Religious Hatred Bill Returns

May 20, 2005

Source: The Church of England Newspaper

http://www.churchnewspaper.com/news.php?read=on&number_key=5769&title=Anger%20as%20religious%20hatred%20bill%20returns

On May 20, 2005 The Church of England Newspaper reported, "Religious groups have spoken out fiercely against the reintroduction of the Incitement to Religious Hatred Bill, the plans of which were outlined in the Queen’s Speech this week....

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Florida State University Coach Enters Air Force Debate

May 18, 2005

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-bowden18may18,0,2580073.story?coll=sfla-sports-front

On May 18, 2005 the Sun Sentinel reported, "Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden said Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry is fighting the government over the role of religion on his team. Bowden brought up DeBerry while speaking to the Southern Colorado Fellowship of Christian Athletes on Sunday. Last season DeBerry...

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Schiavo Family Meets Briefly with Pope Benedict XVI

May 18, 2005

Source: Irish Examiner

http://www.irishexaminer.com/breaking/story.asp?j=141358296&p=y4y35899z&n=141359091&x=

On May 18, 2005 the Irish Examiner reported, "The parents of Terri Schiavo met briefly with Pope Benedict XVI at a general audience in the Vatican today, touching the Pope’s hands and presenting him with a picture of their daughter. Schiavo’s family, who had a 15-minute private meeting with Cardinal Renato Martino...

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China and Vatican Consider Reinstating Diplomatic Ties After 50 Years

May 17, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/166/story_16686_1.html

On May 17, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "China said Tuesday it is sincere in its efforts to establish formal relations with the Vatican after a 50-year break, but Beijing insisted the Holy See consider Taiwan a part of China. Both China and the Vatican have expressed interest in recent weeks in forming diplomatic relations. China forced its...

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