Christianity

World Council of Churches Gathers in Athens to Assess Challenges to Church

May 9, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/166/story_16642_1.html

On May 9, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Christian leaders, theologians and religious activists from around the world gathered Monday for a meeting to assess some of the most serious challenges for the faith, such as growing rifts between churches and African congregations ravaged by AIDS. The last time the World Council of Churches staged...

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Kansas Scientists Boycott Intelligent Design Hearings

May 9, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/166/story_16629_1.html?rnd=41

On May 9, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "scientists have refused to participate in state Board of Education hearings this past week on how the theory of evolution should be treated in public schools, but they haven't exactly been silent.

About a dozen scientists, most from Kansas universities, spoke each day at news conferences after evolution critics testified before a board...

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Editor of Jesuit Weekly Resigns Under Vatican Orders

May 7, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe/Newsday

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/05/07/editor_of_jesuit_weekly_is_ousted/

On May 7, 2005 Newsday reported, "The editor of America, an influential Jesuit weekly magazine, has resigned under orders from the Vatican, which threatened to impose a 'board of censors' to oversee the magazine if he stayed, according to the National Catholic Reporter...Frequently quoted in the secular media, [...

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Christians and Muslims Gather to Watch Kingdom of Heaven Film in South Florida

May 7, 2005

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.southflorida.com/movies/sfl-likingdom07may07,0,1862611.story?coll=sfe-movies-headlines

On May 7, 2005 the Sun Sentinel reported, "three South Florida friends -- a Protestant pastor, a Muslim activist, a Catholic priest -- watched an advance screening of Kingdom of Heaven this week, then talked out their widely diverging feelings. 'I felt the film's message to people of all faiths, Jews,...

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Intelligent Design Hearings Open in Topeka

May 6, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/05/AR2005050501927.html

On May 6, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "debating a question that the scientific establishment considers settled, Kansas education authorities put evolutionary theory on trial Thursday in a hearing marked by sharp exchanges over Earth's origins and what students should be taught in science class.

Scientists who...

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Muslim Opens Holocaust Museum in Nazareth

May 6, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/05/06/muslim_opens_holocaust_museum_in_israel/

On May 6, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "The photographs in a new museum here are among the best-known icons of the Holocaust: Germans executing a group of naked Jewish women; a little boy with a yellow Star of David on his jacket raising his hands in fright; a grandmother and four...

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National Day of Prayer Mixes Politics with Religion

May 5, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/166/story_16619_1.html

On May 5, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "critics have long maintained the National Day of Prayer's real intent is to mobilize religious conservatives for political action. Proponents deny that charge, saying it's just one part of a larger prayer movement that includes the Global Day of Prayer, a unifying event for Christians across continents, and Prayer for the Persecuted Church, in which prayer is...

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National Day of Prayer Event Politicizes Prayer

May 5, 2005

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/05/05/BAGG9CK9EU1.DTL

On May 5, 2005 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "from San Francisco's Twin Peaks to the Daytona International Speedway in Florida -- and at thousands of locations in between -- people will gather to bow their heads in the annual National Day of Prayer. But while California's prayer locations have doubled to 400 since last year, some wonder...

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Christian Legal Society Enters School Funding Discrimination Case

May 5, 2005

Source: Christian Examiner

http://www.christianexaminer.com/Articles/Articles%20May05/Art_May05_12.html

On May 5, 2005 the Christian Examiner reported, "fearing a California Supreme Court ruling that could have a devastating impact on tax-exempt bond funding for Christian schools and universities, the Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law...

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Appeals Court Upholds Order to Remove Textbook Stickers on Evolution

May 5, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/education/news-article.aspx?storyid=36684

On May 5, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "a federal appeals court has denied the Cobb County school board's request to delay an order to remove evolution disclaimer stickers from science textbooks.

The school board had requested the delay while appealing a ruling that the stickers, which said evolution was 'a theory, not a fact'...

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Religious Leaders Denounce Robertson's Comments on Judiciary

May 4, 2005

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/166/story_16622_1.html

On May 4, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "religious leaders, left-leaning political activists and victims of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York joined Wednesday (May 4) to denounce recent comments Pat Robertson made about the escalating battle over the federal judiciary. MoveOnPAC, a progressive group that provides financial backing to congressional candidates, said it's launching...

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Buddhist Peace Fellowship Greets Pope Benedict XVI in Letter

May 2, 2005

Source: CommonDreams.org/Buddhist Peace Fellowship

http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/0502-09.htm

On May 2, 2005 a Buddhist Peace Fellowship press release reported, "As Pope Benedict XVI begins his incumbency by building bridges to Christian, Jewish, and Islamic communities, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF) is taking the initiative to extend sincere and respectful greeting in the form of a letter -- remarkable not only for what it says but for it doesn't say, and thus...

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