Christianity

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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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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