Christianity

Study Reveals How Interfaith Families Observe Both Passover and Easter

March 9, 2005

Source: i-Newswire

http://i-newswire.com/pr9542.html

On March 9, 2005 i-Newswire reported, "although Hanukkah gets more attention, Passover is a more significant holiday for interfaith families, judging by participation levels. According to the Passover Predicament Survey, released today by InterfaithFamily.com ( www.interfaithfamily.com ), an independent non-profit publisher and advocacy membership association, 97 percent of respondents reported participating in Passover celebrations...

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Opinion: Scotland Needs "Rebirth of Confidence" in Christian Heritage While Acknowledging Secularism

March 5, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=242292005

On March 5, 2005 The Scotsman ran an opinion piece by Joyce McMillan on the "strident Christian" response to growing multiculturalism in Scotland. She argues, "[I]f we feel we have no culture of our own, or that we have lost touch with it over two generations of breakneck social change, then we are bound to feel threatened by others who seem more certain of who they are and what they...

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Religious Leaders Tap into MP3 Technology

March 4, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_2596528#top

On March 4, 2005 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Godcasting is the latest advancement in online religion, in which preachers convert their sermons to audio to be heard on portable digital audio devices. Using iPods or any portable MP3 player, 'podcasting' lets people download audio programs that can be listened to whenever they like. It's a form of audio syndication that musicians, businessmen, tech talk...

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Interfaith Youth Drama Draws Crowds

March 3, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/abraham3e_20050303.htm

On March 3, 2005 The Detroit Free Press reported, "'The Children of Abraham,' casts Christian, Jewish and Muslim young people as characters who wrestle with the world's most explosive issue: religious bigotry. On stage, there's singing and dancing -- but the players also argue, call each other names and pour out heartfelt stories of pain and anger. And in the end, they remember...

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Scottish Hospital Struggles to Accommodate Religious Pluralism

March 3, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/03/03/nhosp03.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/03/03/ixhome.html

On March 3, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "A communion table and other Christian artifacts have been removed from a hospital chapel to accommodate visitors of all faiths. The health trust behind the move said it was complying with guidelines from the Scottish...

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Hearing Begins in Anticipated 10 Commandments Case

March 2, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4311761.stm

On March 2, 2005 BBC News reported, "the US Supreme Court has begun hearing arguments about whether it is legal for the Ten Commandments to be displayed on government property. The hearing is focused on buildings in Texas and Kentucky. The judges must decide whether the monuments are merely a tribute to US history or an unconstitutional break with the church-state separation. Observers say the...

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Muslims Invited to Use Catholic Community Center for Friday Prayer

March 2, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/jersey/4310645.stm

On March 2, 2005 the BBC News reported, "Jersey's Catholic Church has come to the aid of the Muslim community. When the planning authorities ruled that the room in a restaurant they were using to pray was a fire hazard, they had to find another place. They temporarily decamped to a living room of someone's home where evening prayers were held every day during the holy month of...

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Religious Demographics Shift, According to Report

March 1, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=225032005

On March 1, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Scotland has a weaker sense of religious identity than the rest of the UK, according to a new report that shows the changing face of religion in modern Scotland. Despite a strong Christian past, just 67 per cent of Scots identified with a religion in 2001, compared to 86 per cent in Northern Ireland and 77 per cent in England and Wales. The breakdown of...

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To Avoid Rift, Anglican Body Asks U.S. and Canadian Churches to Withdraw Representatives

February 26, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/26/national/26church.html

On February 26, 2005 The New York Times reported, "The Episcopal Church U.S.A. began to grapple yesterday with a request from the leaders of the worldwide Anglican Communion to withdraw its official representatives from a major Anglican governing body to avoid a rupture over homosexuality... Late Thursday, the primates of 35 provinces, or regions, of the communion meeting at...

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Akbar Ahmed Honored at National Cathedral for Work in Interfaith Understanding

February 25, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_22-2-2005_pg7_38

On February 25, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "last Sunday’s evening song – a special evening prayer – at the National Cathedral was dedicated to Dr Akbar Ahmed in recognition of his work towards inter-faith understanding. The ceremony started with the reading of a message from the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, while Bishop John Chane of the...

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Muslim-Christian Dialogue to Be Held Following OIC Summit

February 23, 2005

Source: Arab News

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=59410&d=23&m=2&y=2005

On February 23, 2005 the Arab News reported, "Following an initiative from Crown Prince Abdullah, Senegal will host an [Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)] summit and a Muslim-Christian dialogue in December next year. Senegal’s President Maitre Abdoulaye Wade gave this information to Arab News after opening Senegal’s new embassy in the...

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