Christianity

Muslims Accuse Christian Pastors of Vilifying Islam

September 16, 2003

Source: Cybercast News Service

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/religiontoday/1220233.html

On September 16, 2003 Crosswalk.com posted a Cybercast News Service article that reported: "Two Christian pastors in Australia will appear in court next month to face complaints brought by Muslims who accuse them of vilifying Islam. Their appearance in a legal tribunal in the state of Victoria is the culmination of an 18-month dispute between a Christian group that organized a...

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Scout Troops Represent Many Faiths

September 15, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

http ://w ww.oregonlive.com/living/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/living/1063454193187750.xml

On September 15, 2003 The Oregonian reported that "in their green Girl Scout vests stitched with badges, the girls of Troop 869 are the newest members of a 91-year-old tradition rooted in the American South. With their Muslim headcoverings and prayers, the girls also represent how far the Girl Scouts have gone to tailor Scouting to many faiths, or none. National Girl Scout officials don't keep track of members'...

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Habitat Homes Built by Diverse Communities

September 12, 2003

Source: NCC News

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/03buildingonfaith.html

On September 12, 2003 NCC News reported that "churches and faith groups around the world are gathering to pray and work together in order to eliminate substandard housing during Habitat for Humanity International’s "Building On Faith" week, Sept. 14-20. Throughout the year, Habitat for Humanity -- a National Council of Churches partner -- serves as a vehicle for churches and the faith community to...

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Abrahamic Faiths in Ohio Hold Interfaith Community Gathering for Peace

September 11, 2003

Source: Akron Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/local/6743589.htm

On September 11, 2003 the Akron Beacon Journal reported that 'On the eve of today's second anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Ibrahim [an area Muslim] joined with more than 300 Muslims, Christians and Jews to share a meal, remember the tragedy, and pray for a peaceful future.

He was one of several speakers Wednesday evening at a...

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Priests Write Booklet on 9/11 Experiences

September 11, 2003

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/localnews/20030911priests0911p3.asp

On September 11, 2003 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "on Sept. 11, 2001, the Rev. John Kozar evacuated the 25 members of his Catholic missions staff from their office near the Empire State Building and set out on foot for his rectory near the burning ruins of the World Trade Center. Police officers directing emergency vehicles flagged him down and asked him...

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NCC and CAIR Release Joint Statement Commemorating Sept. 11

September 11, 2003

Source: National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/03september11joint.html

On September 11, 2003 National Council of Churches released a joint statement by Bob Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches USA and Ghazi Khankan, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-New York, commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks: "On this second anniversary of the terror attacks, we must come together in a spirit of national unity and...

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September 11 Vigils Bring Solace to Christians, Muslims, Jews

September 9, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2003/09/09/bridging_the_gap_among_religions/

On September 9, 2003 The Boston Globe reported, "The Candles -- gentle metaphors for grief, remembrance, and solidarity -- will burn during 43 vigils in 22 states and four countries. There will be eight in New York, home to more than 2,000 of the dead, and three in Massachusetts,...

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Editorial: First Amendment Center Comments on Moore's Alabama Monument

September 7, 2003

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=11885

On September 7, 2003 the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN ran a commentary by senior scholar Charles Haynes on the implications of Judge Roy Moore's establishment of a Ten Commandments monument in the Alabama statehouse and its subsequent removal. Haynes likened Moore's views to early church-establishment fan John Winthrop of the...

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Editorial: Religious Perspectives on Caring for the Poor

September 6, 2003

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/living/religion/6682373.htm

On September 6, 2003 The Kansas City Star ran a dually-authored editorial on religious perspectives on caring for the poor. The two authors, Lama Chuck Stanford of the Rime Buddhist Center and Monastery and the Rev. R.L. Baynham, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church, offered their perspectives on what their respective faiths have to say on the...

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Editorial: Ten Commandments Belong in Churches, Synagogues, not Public Square

August 31, 2003

Source: CBSNews.com

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/09/01/opinion/schieffer/main571000.shtml

On August 31, 2003, CBSNews.com ran an editorial by Bob Schieffer on the Alabama Ten Commandments controversy in which he argued, "To suggest that these great religions, which have survived for thousands of years, somehow need or require the state government of Alabama to promote them is not only questionable, it borders on the blasphemous.
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Senator Durban Speaks in Favor of Diversity

August 30, 2003

Source: The Daily Southtown

On August 30, 2003 The Daily Southtown reported that "U.S. Senator Dick Durban (D-Ill) visited Marian Catholic high school for a short tour and question and answer session on Monday....Durbin brought up the issue of the Ten commandments monument in Alabama. After mentioning the increases in Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim population in the United States, Durbin said he agreed with the decision to remove the monument. 'I frankly think we have to take care to protect that diversity."

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