Christianity

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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Christians Against Including Islamic Tribunals in Kenya's Constitution

July 22, 2003

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/008/17.29.html

On July 22, 2003 Christianity Today reported that "Muslims are working to make Kadhi courts a formal part of the country's new constitution, but Christians are fighting the move. They say the change would give preferential treatment to Islam. Kadhi courts settle marriage and inheritance disputes between Muslims, and they have been legally recognized at the district level since Kenya'...

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Community Outreach Liaison for New Jersey

July 21, 2003

Source: The Times

http://www.nj.com/news/times/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1058774724267540.xml

On July 21, 2003 The Times reported that "a new face has joined a panel engaged in increasing cultural awareness. Sitting next to representatives from the U.S. Justice Department, Anti-Defamation League, state police and the state's bias crime unit is a mother of six from Middlesex County... This woman with brown eyes and hair covered by a scarf serves as a...

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Delaware's Blue Laws and its Impact on Jews and Muslims

July 20, 2003

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2003/07/20bluelawsaburden.html

On July 20, 2003 The News Journal reported that "the nation's blue laws have long required people of non-Christian faiths to adjust their lives to accommodate Sunday observances and laws... This year, the General Assembly discussed moving Delaware's primary from Saturday to Tuesday to avoid disenfranchising Jewish voters wishing to keep the...

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St. Cecilia Catholic Church Opens for Nigerians, African-Americans, and Latinos

July 19, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-relignigeria19jul19,1,537301.story?coll=la-news-religion

On July 19, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "the painting of the would-be Nigerian saint in stately old St. Cecilia Catholic Church in South Los Angeles stands as a symbol of cultural differences and unity within a universal faith... The portrait of the Blessed Michael Iwene Tansi...

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Survey of Presbyterian Church Reveals Statistics Regarding Salvation

July 19, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-religbriefs17.7jul19,1,2523923.story?coll=la-news-religion

On July 19, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "a survey of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) found that most of its members believe Jesus is 'the only absolute truth,' but many also reject the idea that only followers of Christ will be saved... About 70% of congregants and pastors...

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