Christianity

Update: Ongoing Call for Evangelical Christian Parents to Withdraw Children from Public Schools

June 17, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/printstory.mpl/religion/3230640

On June 17, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "Houston attorney Bruce N. Shortt is on a mission to convince Christian parents to pull their children from public schools and educate them at home or in Christian classrooms. Shortt is among a small but growing number of evangelicals who regard public schools as antagonistic toward religion and incapable of educating. They...

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Editorial: Tallahassee Residents Reach Out to One Another Across Faiths

June 17, 2005

Source: Tallahassee Democrat

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/democrat/news/opinion/11912451.htm

On June 17, 2005 the Tallahassee Democrat's associate editor, Bill Berlow, reported, "It started last December during the holiday season. About eight Turkish graduate students at Florida State University, all men, all Muslims, joined several Unitarians to share good cheer and red roses with dozens of recuperating patients at Tallahassee Memorial's rehab unit....

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Update: Troy Interfaith Group Plants Tree on City Hall Grounds

June 16, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

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On June 16, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "Bruce Dickmeyer, a member of the Troy Interfaith Group, wanted to do something out of the ordinary Sunday to celebrate Troy's 50th birthday. So Dickmeyer, administrator of the Bharatiya Temple in Troy, a Hindu house of worship, decided to plant a tree. The tree, representing the family tree of man, would be adorned with ribbons containing statements of the Golden Rule -- 'Do unto others as you would have...

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Christian Journalist Advocates for Interfaith Education to "Promote Peace and Harmony"

June 16, 2005

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2005/06/msg00134.html

On June 16, 2005 the Worldwide Faith News reported, "How to teach religion in multifaith contexts is a growing concern for churches and religious communities everywhere. This interview presents a specific experience emerging from a multireligious context in Asia. 'Children from different religions can pray together in school,' says Usha Jesudasan, a journalist and writer from India, where Christians, Hindus,...

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"Christian Churches Together in the USA" Group Gains Ground

June 15, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050615/us_nm/religion_christians_dc

On June 15, 2005 Reuters reported, "A coalition that would for the first time unite the major Christian faiths in the United States is taking years to coalesce, but its organizers say that's a good sign and are not discouraged. One day the group could speak with a single voice on important issues in a country of 296...

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"Cold War" Among Religious Groups Said to be Ending As Groups Try to Find Common Ground

June 15, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/14/AR2005061401531.html

On June 15, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "After a year in which religion played a polarizing role in U.S. politics, many religious leaders are eager to demonstrate that faith can be a uniter, not just a divider. The buzzwords today in pulpits and seminaries are crossover, convergence, common cause and shared values....

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Four-Day Meeting on Religious Tolerance to be Held in Dallas

June 15, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

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On June 15, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "A Nigerian Yoruba priestess and two shamans – one an African Zulu spiritualist, the other an African-American spiritual healer – will add African and American black perspectives when more than 25 multiethnic spiritual leaders gather in Dallas this month. Hindus, Jews, Native Americans, Hare Krishnas, Catholics, Congregationalists and Wiccans...

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Moore at the Center of 10 Commandments Controversy, May Pose Problem for GOP

June 14, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2005/06/14/conservatives_popularity_may_be_problem_for_gop/

On June 14, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "As Republican strategists weigh the party's prospects for 2006 and 2008, they are increasingly worried about a political confrontation with Roy S. Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who became a hero to...

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Interreligious Dialogue Helpful for Minority Religions Facing Difficulties in Majority Culture

June 14, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/church/2121/section/exploring.minorities.among.a.majority/1.htm

On June 14, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "Bishop Samuel Azariah, a Christian leader from the Protestant Church of Pakistan, lives in a minority community of Christians among a majority of Muslims. Dr Orhan Cicek is a Muslim scholar of Turkish origin living in Australia where Muslims are...

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Hard-Line Christians Enjoy Surprise Victory in Elections

June 14, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0614/p07s01-wome.html?s=hns

On June 14, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Michel Aoun has gained a surprise victory in the key third stage of Lebanon's elections, delivering a blow to the anti-Syrian opposition's chances of forming a majority in the next parliament. Mr. Aoun won a clean sweep of seats in the Christian heartland north of Beirut in Sunday's polls, knocking aside...

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