Christianity

Labeling the United States: From Judeo-Christian to Abrahamic

July 7, 2003

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

http://www.dispatch.com/news/religion/faith-story.php?story=dispatch/2003/07/04/20030704-03901.html

On July 7, 2003 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "even though the United States is a nation of many religions, its image to the world is defined greatly by two — Judaism and Christianity — and its value system has come to be called 'Judeo-Christian...' Recently, American Muslims have begun to...

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Fulbright Scholars Study Religious Diversity in Utah

July 6, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.harktheherald.com/article.php?sid=88751

On July 6, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "17 Fulbright scholars from countries such as Bangladesh and Brazil, Cameroon, the Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Slovakia and Spain, have come here to see U.S. religious diversity firsthand... They arrived in Utah on Saturday... It seems an odd place to study diversity, given the fact that this state has a dominant religious majority in...

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Retreat Centers in the Virginia Area

July 6, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A2263-2003Jul3.html

On July 6, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "the 1,000-acre Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville on the James River in Buckingham, Va., schedules yoga classes, group meditations, vegetarian meals, and 10-day silent retreats several times a year. The nondenominational Mountain Light Retreat Center in Crozet, Va., specializes in Zen-based meditation. And the...

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Sweat Lodges on the Grounds of St. Luke Presbyterian Church

July 5, 2003

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/3968276.html

On July 5, 2003 the Star Tribune reported that "through the trees, a small patch of blue sky lit the sacred grounds, where two empty sweat lodges stood... A mixture of smells lingered in the air -- cedar, sage and sweet grass. The grounds were prepared for the sacred drum to beat and the singing to begin. The body had to be purified before the men entered the lodges and the doors closed... For a...

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Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Faithful Revolutionary Documents Catholic Signer of the Declaration of Independence

July 3, 2003

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/20030703.htm

On July 3, 2003 the Catholic News Service reported that "Charles Carroll, as one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, helped established democracy in America... As the pre-eminent Catholic politician of his day and the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, he worked much of his life to win political and civil rights for American Catholics... '...

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Extraordinary Religious Texts on Display in Pennsylvania

July 3, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/living/religion/6224430.htm

On July 3, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "this weekend, from worlds apart, two remarkable religious books are going on display to the general public here... The Islamic Circle of North America has brought in an ornate Koran from Iran that, at six feet high and 1,500 pounds, is billed as the world's largest. Its 606 hand-painted canvas pages will be...

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Muslim Center and Neighbors Debate over Zoning Permit

July 2, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/archives

On July 2, 2003 the Chicago Tribune reported that "neighbors have been complaining for four months about traffic and parking problems caused by Friday afternoon prayers at the... Muslim Educational Center [IL]. In April, when center officials presented plans to add a mosque and more parking to their property... neighbors successfully lobbied the Village Board to reject the expansion... Now some Morton Grove residents are...

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High School Students Participate in Interfaith Training Program

July 2, 2003

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR070203.html

On July 2, 2003 the Religion News Service reported that "fifty Christian, Muslim, and Jewish high school students from the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland and the United States committed to building understanding between peoples of different faiths are spending two weeks together in a groundbreaking leadership-training program... The students, ages 16-18, are participants in the...

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Interfaith Celebration in Kentucky

July 2, 2003

Source: Herald Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/news/local/6215627.htm

On July 2, 2003 the Herald Leader reported that "the faces in the Kentucky Theatre last night ranged from black to white to brown... Their voices represented Jews, Muslims, Christians and Catholics... And they were all united in cheers... They were gathered for the patriotic "Faces of Faith in America' rally, hosted by The Interfaith Alliance of the Bluegrass... The event...

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Update: Ten Commandments Monument in Alabama Judicial Building

July 2, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A60386-2003Jul1.html

On July 2, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "a federal appeals court yesterday declared the 2 1/2-ton Ten Commandments monument in the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court to be unconstitutional and compared its champion -- Chief Justice Roy S. Moore -- to the defiant, segregation-era Southern governors George C. Wallace and Ross Barnett... The unanimous...

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