Christianity

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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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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Christian Groups Growing as Country "Returns to Religion"

July 31, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3113839.stm

On July 31, 2003 the BBC News reported on the situation of religion in Mongolia in the post-communist years: "Christian groups are proliferating so fast that they now outnumber official Buddhist organisations. But to Mongolia's conservative Buddhist elite, such rapid growth is deeply troubling. Some Christian groups now accuse the government of orchestrating a campaign to prevent them gaining new...

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Plans to Build Mosque North of Athens Cause Controversy

July 29, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3104893.stm

On July 29, 2003 the BBC News reported that "if the Greek Government has its way, [Peania, a small town north of Athens, the capital] will become the focus for tens of thousands of Muslims living in the capital with the construction of the first proper mosque in the Athens area for almost 200 years.

The Foreign Ministry is pushing hard for a large mosque and Islamic cultural centre to be built before...

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Latinos Celebrate Muslim Roots

July 28, 2003

Source: The Jersey Journal

http://www.nj.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1059387008155480.xml

On July 28, 2003 The Jersey Journal reported that "the Islamic Educational Center of North Hudson took its message to a new demographic yesterday: Latinos... In a one-day celebration at the Union City center, Muslims and Latino converts sought to teach their neighbors, the vast majority of whom are Latino, about the Spanish Moors, who ruled Spain from the...

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Update: Iowa Muslim Youth Camp

July 26, 2003

Source: Dallas News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/072603dnrelcamp.a3e62.html

On July 26, 2003 Dallas News reported that "in the aftermath of the Sept.11 terrorist attacks, concerns about the Muslim camp have rippled far beyond the muddy Coralville Reservoir, whose shoreline forms the site's southern and eastern boundaries... Some Iowans opposed to the camp cite environmental concerns. Others, however, say they fear that the camp will...

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Indianapolis as America's Religious Crossroads

July 26, 2003

Source: Indy Star

http://www.indystar.com/print/articles/8/060595-9098-047.html

On July 26, 2003 the Indy Star reported that "Indianapolis... was chosen as one of just five American cities to be showcased to a group of scholars from around the world... 'The question for all of us is, 'How do we go on living with others despite the differences between our religions?'' says the professor from the Philippines. 'We come from 17 different countries with different...

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Plaques with Biblical Psalms Removed from Grand Canyon

July 23, 2003

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/6365296.htm

On July 23, 2003 the Fort Worth Star-Telegram printed an editorial by Jim Jones stating that "last week, bronze plaques with Bible passages declaring God's majesty and glory were removed from three popular lookout spots on the South Rim of the canyon. Grand Canyon National Park officials removed them after complaints from the American Civil Liberties Union and others... During a...

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