Christianity

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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Constitutional Amendment for Prayer in Schools to Go Before State Senate

February 16, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/metro/20050215-105714-2958r.htm

On February 16, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "lawmakers want to amend the state constitution to open schools and other public places to prayer and other religious activities. Delegate Charles W. Carrico Sr. said the amendment is needed because there is a growing effort to silence Christians... He noted his amendment does not require people to participate in prayer, and...

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Christian Population Boom in NE India Possibly Linked to Muslim Migrants from Bangladesh

February 15, 2005

Source: The Times of India/Press Trust of India

h ttp://w ww1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1020962.cms

On February 15, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) on Monday said there was 'abnormally high' growth of Christian population in the North-East and this could be due to illegal Bangladeshi Muslim migrants reporting themselves as Christians. NCM chairman S Tarlochan Singh said that scientific analysis of Census 2001 of the Christian community, conducted by NCM...

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Staunton School Board Allows Bible Classes to Continue

February 15, 2005

Source: CNN News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/02/15/school.bible.class.ap/index.html

On February 15, 2005 CNN News/AP reported, "public elementary schools will continue to allow Bible classes during class time while the local school board conducts a one-year review to determine if criticism of the practice by some parents is valid. Several hundred people attended the school board meeting Monday,...

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Jews, Christians and Muslims in Chico to Gather for Abraham Celebration

February 15, 2005

Source: Chico Enterprise-Record

http://www.chicoer.com/Stories/0,1413,135~25088~2712227,00.html

On February 15, 2005 the Chico Enterprise-Record reported, "anyone with an interest is welcome to share a meal and learn about three religions Sunday at Chico's Celebration of Abraham. The event will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. Participants will hear brief talks on Judaism, Christianity and Islam along with selections from sacred music and...

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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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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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