Christianity

Christian-Muslim Relations Tense in Wichita

August 16, 2003

Source: The Wichita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/living/6543468.htm

On August 16, 2003 The Wichita Eagle reported that "a neighborhood flier announcing a Christian sermon on the dangers of Islam attracted a couple dozen new faces to Wichita's Pleasant Valley Church of Christ last month. 'Did you know that the events of 9/11 are virtually described in the Quran?' the flier stated... Among those in the audience were nearly a dozen Muslims. They left believing...

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Thich Nhat Hanh to Speak in Chicago

August 15, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/archives

On August 15, 2003 the Chicago Tribune reported that "Thich Nhat Hanh, a renowned Buddhist monk and prolific author... will bring his cross-cultural message to Chicago on Aug. 22, in a public talk titled 'Building a Century of Peace.' About 3,500 of the 5,000 tickets for the speech at Loyola University's Joseph Gentile Center have been sold, many of them to students and other young people, said Laurie Lawlor, an...

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Faiths Team Up for Emergency Preparedness

August 14, 2003

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/20030814.htm

On August 14, 2003 the Catholic News Service reported on a joint emergency preparation effort between members of the Abrahamic faiths (Christianity, Islam and Judaism): "Be it a hurricane or a terrorist act, disaster does not discriminate. Muslims died in the World Trade Center. People of every race and religion lost their houses during Hurricane Andrew. That is why...

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Interfaith Citizen Corps

August 14, 2003

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/20030814.htm

On August 14, 2003 Catholic News Service reported that "Bruce Netter and Sofian Abdelaziz are working together. Netter, a Jew, is manager of disaster relief services for Catholic Charities of the Miami Archdiocese. Sofian, a Palestinian, is director and counselor of the Miami-based American Muslim Association of North America... Netter described Citizen Corps as 'a national...

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ADL Says Concerns About Gibson's "Passion" Have Caused Anti-Semitic Backlash

August 13, 2003

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASUS_12/4334_12.htm

On August 13, 2003 the Anti-Defamation League released a statement saying that their public concern over Mel Gibson's upcoming movie, "The Passion," had caused a public wave of anti-semitism. The group's statement said, "Since going public with its concerns about the film, ADL has received a slew of e-mails and phone calls referencing 'The Passion' while making hateful slurs about Jews and Judaism...'...

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Passions Stir Regarding Mel Gibson's New Film

August 12, 2003

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2003-08-12-gibson-film_x.htm

On August 12, 2003 USA Today reported that "devout Catholic Mel Gibson's movie-in-the-making on the final hours of Jesus' life won't be on screens until February, but an early version has ignited claims it incites anti-Semitism... A Jewish human rights organization in Los Angeles already has received dozens of hate calls and letters based on news reports on the film...

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Wiccan Sues SC Town Council Over Prayer

August 10, 2003

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/news/6500041.htm

On August 10, 2003 The Charlotte Observer reported that a Wicca high priestess was suing the Great Falls [SC] town council over the use of the name of Jesus Christ in pre-meeting prayers. Dan Huntley writes, "Two years ago, Wynne asked the council to not use Jesus Christ's name during the prayer because she felt it excluded her and other non-Christians. She says she's supportive...

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Catholics and Muslims Hold Joint Prayer Service in Austin, TX

August 10, 2003

Source: News 8 (Austin, TX)

http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=80312

On August 10, 2003 News 8 (Austin, TX) reported that "members of the Catholic and Muslim faith, two of the world's largest religions, combined Sunday services in Austin. This was the second time since Sept. 11 that Catholics and Muslims have held a joint prayer service. Inside St. Mary's Cathedral in Downtown Austin, two religions shared the same pew,...

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Researching the Power of Prayer

August 9, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/221/metro/Pondering_the_powers_of_prayer+.shtml

On August 9, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "prayer is universal. During a recent talk at the Mary Baker Eddy Library, Dr. Larry Dossey, backed by Bach on a soothing piano recording, projected a series of photos depicting prayer around the world -- Catholics in Central America, Buddhist monks, people grieving loss, a doctor...

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Interfaith Responses to Bishop Controversy

August 5, 2003

Source: Saint Paul Pioneer Press

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/6466439.htm

On August 5, 2003 the Saint Paul Pioneer Press reported that "other denominations watching the Episcopalians in action this week in Minneapolis weren't looking just for the outcome, but also at how the church handled the divisive issue of sexuality... About 35 ecumenical leaders from around the country are observing the proceedings at the Minneapolis convention... Some...

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Religious Program Provides Peace and Calm for Ohio State Prison

August 4, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/6453310.htm

On August 4, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "inmates at the [Ohio] state prison here say calm has replaced rampant drugs and violence since the arrival of a new warden seven years ago... As well as starting more education and job training programs at Marion Correctional Institution, Warden Christine Money has drawn national attention for programs that allow inmates greater freedom to exercise...

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Immigrant Children Learning about their Roots in Church

August 3, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A15588-2003Aug2?language=printer

On August 3, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "many non-Christian immigrants are keeping their religions alive in America by looking to an unlikely place: church. In some cases, such as the Chinmaya Mission, stories and songs might be infused with Christian teachings and concepts. In other examples from Buddhist temples to Sikh gurdwaras,...

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Interfaith Couple Launches New Organization in Ohio

August 2, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030802/NEWS10/108020120

On August 2, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "a Toledo couple known for their efforts in promoting interfaith programs have launched a new organization, the Multifaith Council of Northwest Ohio, to better facilitate understanding and acceptance among the area’s diverse religious communities... 'What’s so different about us? We...

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