Christianity

CA Delegation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims Makes Pilgrimage to Middle East

February 12, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs12feb12,1,1586672.story

On February 12, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "[W]hen his partners at the Wilshire Center Interfaith Council proposed a joint pilgrimage to Israel, [Mahmoud] Abdel-Baset, [director of religious affairs for the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles,] gulped. How, he wondered, could he sell this trip to the Muslim community at the...

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Federal Appeals Court Sued Over 10 Commandments Seal

February 9, 2005

Source: The Mercury News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/10849072.htm

On February 9, 2005 The Mercury News/AP reported, "the federal appeals court that ruled the Pledge of Allegiance was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion is being sued for allegedly displaying the Ten Commandments on its seal and courthouses. The case was brought by Pleasanton attorney Ryan...

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Children of Abraham Project Casts Light on Similarities, Differences

February 7, 2005

Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

http://www.mlive.com/news/kzgazette/index.ssf?/base/news-12/1107188417278240.xml

On February 7, 2005 the Kalamazoo Gazette reported, "a diverse cast of students in The Children of Abraham Project presented a dramatic performance of their differences, similarities and hopes Sunday on the campus of Western Michigan University. Written by 16 teenagers from the Mosaic Youth Theater in Detroit, it was a drawing together...

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Catholic Church Born Again in the South

February 7, 2005

Source: TIME

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1025176,00.html

On February 7, 2005 TIME reported, "that more orthodox approach is proving as popular as a revival meeting. Priests and lay people in traditional Catholic strongholds in the Northeast and Midwest are distressed by a plunge in regular Mass attendance to just 30% of the registered congregation in many parishes, by a chronic shortage of priests and by the financial burden of paying...

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Buddha's Remains on Display in CA Presbyterian Church

February 5, 2005

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/02/06/special_reports/religion/21_25_052_5_05.txt

On February 5, 2005 the North County Times reported, "The 2,500-year-old cremated remains of 'The Englightened One' and other Buddhist holy men were to go on display at a Santa Monica church Saturday. Among the 30 relics to be displayed at Santa Monica's First Presbyterian Church are those of Siddhartha Guatama, or...

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Watchdog Group Calls for Investigation of Focus on the Family Ad

February 2, 2005

Source: Assoicated Press

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/160/story_16043_1.html#cont

On February 2, 2005 the Assoicated Press reported, "an organization that monitors religious groups has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family broke the law by trying to sway presidential election voters. In a letter Tuesday to the IRS, Citizens Project complained about a November article in a magazine printed...

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Rastafarians Celebrate Bob Marley's Birth, Joined by Orthodox and Muslim Leaders

February 2, 2005

Source: iafrica.com

Wire Service: AFP

http://entertainment.iafrica.com/news/409837.htm

On February 2, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Month-long festivities got under way in Ethiopia on Tuesday to mark the 60th anniversary of the birth of the late legendary reggae superstar Bob Marley, who was cut down by cancer aged 36 back in 1981. The opening ceremony was attended by an invited audience of 200 in the town hall of Addis Ababa,...

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Archbishop of Canterbury Visits Hindu Temple

January 30, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050131/asp/nation/story_4317084.asp

On January 30, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "Britain’s one-million strong Hindu community, some of whose leaders feel it is being ignored because of all the attention being devoted to the country’s 1.5 million Muslims, received some attention today. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, visited the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, north-...

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PETA Finds Some Religious Partners and Foes

January 29, 2005

Source: The Ledger

http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050129/NEWS/501290321/1021

On January 29, 2005 The Ledger reported, "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, has launched an advertising campaign with a bite -- one that suggests good Christians steer clear of flesh consumption, and that Jesus would have agreed with such advice. Spearheaded by Bruce Friedrich, PETA's director of vegan campaigns, the...

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Editorial: Religion in the Classroom Issue Riddled with Tensions

January 27, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0127/p11s01-legn.html

On January 27, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "when it comes to religion, there's an odd patchwork of what's allowed and banned in schools around the country, and the questions raised in the [...] controversy are complex: Does separating church and state mean omitting religion from public schools entirely? If it is permissible to teach about religion, where is the...

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