Christianity

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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Conservative Christians Angered Over Academy Award Nominations

January 26, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/160/story_16010_1.html

On January 26, 2005 Beliefnet/RNS reported, "conservative Christian groups are outraged, but not surprised, that the box-office hit 'The Passion of the Christ' didn't receive an Academy Award nomination for best picture or best director. Mel Gibson's film, which grossed $370 million in the United States and more than $600 million worldwide, did...

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Growing Number of Latinos Converting to Islam in the US

January 25, 2005

Source: My San Antonio.com

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA012505.1A.latino.muslims.3f873650.html

On January 25, 2005 My San Antonio.com reported, "thousands of Latinos across the country — both U.S.-born and immigrants — have been converting to Islam since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks sparked massive U.S. societal interest in the religion and its billion followers worldwide. No definitive research exists on the...

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Christians on Campuses Reporting Increased Discrimination

January 25, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0125/p12s02-legn.html

On January 25, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "today, on college campuses throughout the United States, great stress is placed on the importance of treating divergent views with sensitivity. And there are many religious students who say they appreciate the respect with which their beliefs are received. Yet complaints [from Christians] are not uncommon and, ironically...

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US Christian Aid Groups Raising Concern Amid Claims of Proselytizing

January 22, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/22/international/worldspecial4/22preach.html?pagewanted=1

On January 22, 2005 The New York Times reported, "A dozen Americans walked into a relief camp here, showering bereft parents and traumatized children with gifts, attention and affection. They also quietly offered camp residents something else: Jesus... The attempts at proselytizing are angering local Christian leaders...

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Ongoing Controversy Over Religious Invocations at City Meetings

January 22, 2005

Source: San Bernardino County Sun News

http://www.sbsun.com/Stories/top

On January 22, 2005 San Bernardino County Sun News reported, "twenty months after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a ruling that bars religion-specific prayers at government meetings, many cities continue to allow them. It's yet another issue in the ongoing church-state debate. During the past year, people of all beliefs have been united, at least philosophically, in their zeal to practice what they preach not what...

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