Christianity

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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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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