Christianity

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

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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 community outreach liaison with the state Attorney General's Office... Sarah El...

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

July 20, 2003

Source: The News Journal

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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 Sabbath. The bill was tabled until January... The move to Tuesday has been discussed for...

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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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Mormon Church Having Difficulties Registering With Government

July 18, 2003

Source: Cybercast News Service

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/religiontoday/1210353.html

On July 18, 2003, Crosswalk.com posted a Cybercast News Service story , which reported, "While Russian Orthodox, Muslim and most other denominations practice in Tatarstan with relative ease, the Mormon Church is still having problems registering with the government in Tatarstan and is challenging the government's refusal...A U.S. State Department human rights report released...

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Plaques with Biblical Psalms Removed from Grand Canyon

July 14, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/local/7_14_03grand_canyon.html

On July 14, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "the National Park Service has decided plaques with biblical psalms at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon violate the Constitution, and removed them Wednesday... However, the Park Service decided one of the main trails into Grand Canyon may carry the name Bright Angel, and a number of the formations can share the names of...

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Controversy Surrounding Norman Geisler's Views on Islam

July 13, 2003

Source: North Jersey

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzJmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2NDAyMTAy

On July 13, 2003 the North Jersey reported that "The Rev. Dr. Norman L. Geisler... president of a seminary in Charlotte, N.C., has said repeatedly that the world's second-largest religion is dangerously violent... And he's finding a receptive audience in churches throughout the nation, including two...

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Carbondale Ethnic Festival Interfaith Service in Illinois

July 13, 2003

Source: The Southern

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/rednews/2003/07/14/build/local/LOC001.html

On July 13, 2003 The Southern reported that "people of all religious faiths and backgrounds need to take the messages they learn in their houses of worship and come together as a unified force for the betterment of their communities... That was the message of Rabbi Mark Shook of Temple Israel in St. Louis, who spoke at the Carbondale Ethnic Festival...

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