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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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Cross Burning at Duxbury Catholic Church Probed as Hate Crime

February 22, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

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On February 22, 2005 The New York Times reported, "in what police are terming a hate crime, an 8-foot wooden cross was set ablaze yesterday on the steps of Holy Family Church in Duxbury. The cross had been slanted against the Roman Catholic Church, doused in gasoline, and set on fire, damaging a concrete column and burning the church's front door, said Duxbury Police Chief Mark A....

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WCC Urges Divestment from Israel

February 22, 2005

Source: Beliefnet.com/Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/161/story_16131_1.html

On February 22, 2005 the Religion News Service reported, "The World Council of Churches has urged its 347 member denominations to give 'serious consideration' to pulling investments out of Israel in protest of what it sees as mistreatment of Palestinians. In calling for church-sponsored 'economic pressure,' the WCC on Monday (Feb. 21) gave strong support for last year's...

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Constitutional Amendment Proposal to Expand Religious Freedom Rejected

February 21, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A42529-2005Feb21.html

On February 21, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "a Senate committee spent two hours Monday debating what Virginia's founders intended when they wrote about religious freedom two centuries ago before soundly rejecting a proposal to expand on their words. The Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted 10 to 5 to reject a proposed constitutional amendment that...

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"In God We Trust" Approved for Posting in Gaston County Schools

February 18, 2005

Source: The Shelby Star

http://www.shelbystar.com/portal/ASP/article.asp?ID=14263

On February 18, 2005 The Shelby Star reported, "a year after school officials approved the posting of the words 'In God We Trust' in every Cleveland County classroom, Shelby resident Tony Izzi started working to get the mottoes added in Gaston County. So far, Izzi and some Gaston residents have received approval from the Gaston County school board and Superintendent Ed Sadler, and...

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Gibson Recuts "The Passion" to be Less Violent

February 18, 2005

Source: The Church of England Newspaper

http://www.churchnewspaper.com/news.php?read=on&number_key=5756&title=The%20Passion%20recut

On February 18, 2005 The Church of England Newspaper reported, "Most movie makers add reels of extra footage to the 'director’s cut' of their cherished films. Not Mel Gibson. The actor-turned-director has chopped five to six minutes from his 2004 hit The Passion of the Christ. The result is 'The...

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Debate Over 'Intelligent Design' Impacts School Board Election Campaigns

February 17, 2005

Source: Associated Press

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/politics/10906834.htm

On February 17, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "the debate over whether a school district should require students to hear a statement about 'intelligent design' is spilling over into this year's school board election. Two Dover Area School District board members who have resigned in protest of the policy say they plan to circulate nominating petitions...

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Panel Bridges Muslims and Christians at Dekalb University

February 17, 2005

Source: Northern Star

http://www.star.niu.edu/articles/?id=5435

On February 17, 2005 the Northern Star reported, "in its discussion panel Wednesday night, the Muslim Student Association sought to build bridges between Islamic and Christian faiths. The panel, titled 'Building Bridges Between Neighbors,' addressed a need for education and unity of faiths to coincide with Muslim Awareness Week. Keynote speakers included Rita Root, reverend for the Federated Church of Sycamore, and...

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Church of England Moves Toward the Ordination of Women Bishops

February 16, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/050216/325/fcmli.html

On February 16, 2005 Reuters reported, "The Church of England has taken the first tentative steps towards ordaining women bishops but the historic move could still take up to four years. Women breaking through the 'stained glass ceiling' may prove to be as divisive as the ordination of gay priests, so the church is adopting a very cautious approach....

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