Christianity

"Gray Area" of Baccalaureate Ceremonies in Michigan School Districts

June 2, 2003

Source: Ann Arbor News

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On June 2, 2003 the Ann Arbor News reported that "there will be no public prayers when nearly 500 Howell High School seniors graduate Saturday... Such religious content is prohibited at commencement... But seniors did pray, read scripture and sing hymns Sunday afternoon in a Howell...

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Interfaith Center of Greater Harrisburg Celebrates Anniversary, Discuss Hinduism

June 2, 2003

Source: The Patriot-News

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On June 2, 2003 The Patriot-News reported that "Dr. Mukund Kulkarni smiled when he told his audience of Christians, Baha'is and Islamic believers that Hinduism is a faith without a single founder, specific theological system or single system of morality... There was little...

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Editorial: Between Hope and Despair

June 2, 2003

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/5994249.htm

On June 2, 2003 The Charlotte Observer printed an editorial by Akbar S. Ahmed stating that "if you appear in the U.S. media with a Muslim name like mine, you live suspended between hope and despair, compassion and anger, acceptance and prejudice, inclusion and exclusion... You are blindly associated with the actions of Muslims all over the world, and your religion itself appears to...

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Update: Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 31, 2003

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030531/NEWS10/105310143

On May 31, 2003 The Toledo Blade reported that "one of the most vivid images to emerge from a MultiFaith Habitat for Humanity project to be dedicated tomorrow was that of an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman wearing a head scarf carrying a board together as they cleaned the construction site... Nobody snapped a photograph of the...

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Christians, Muslims, and Jews Come Together for "Celebration of Abraham"

May 30, 2003

Source: Oregon Live

http://www.oregonlive.com/printer/printer.ssf?/base/news/1054296009267860.xml

On May 30, 2003 Oregon Live reported that "since the Sept. 11 attacks, Oregonians have held interfaith services, forums and dinners in order to better understand religions other than their own... For those who chose to spend Memorial Day at a camp that had the feel of a casual college seminar, just showing up was a way to reject the proposition...

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Corporate Chaplains in the Workplace

May 28, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.nynews.com/newsroom/052803/d0128corpchaplains.html

On May 28, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "corporate chaplains believe that the workplace is the best place to minister to... employees who have often lost touch with local churches because they work so much... But these chaplains walk a fine line, ministering to workers while trying to avoid offending an employee's spiritual sensibilities or breaking religious...

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Home Schooling, Religion, and Culture in the State of Washington

May 27, 2003

Source: The News Tribune

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On May 27, 2003 The News Tribune reported that "home schooling is gradually growing beyond its conservative, white Christian roots in Washington state... Parents from a growing number of religions and races have joined the movement for a host of reasons, but they often share a dissatisfaction with school systems and a desire to emphasize their cultural or religious values. Evidence of the changing face of home schooling is largely anecdotal, both...

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Update: Memorial Day 02

May 26, 2003

Source: Milford Daily News

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On May 26, 2003 the Milford Daily News reported that "about 600 people who gathered in the Millis High School [MA] auditorium yesterday to mark Memorial Day were asked to imagine they were on the parade route... The traditional ceremony began with a prayer offered by Kathy May of St. Paul's Church followed by the placing of the wreath by John Sheehan of American Legion Post 208 and the reading of the necrology by Edwin Waite of...

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Ethnic Churches and Clubs Dwindling

May 25, 2003

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On May 25, 2003 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "the ethnic enclaves that are Pittsburgh's colorful quilt of European nationalities still exist, but their intensity fades with every decade... But the number of ethnic churches and clubs has dwindled, as have the concentrations of nationality groups in places well-known for them... 'When you have intermarriages and people move out to the suburbs, everything changes after that,' said the Rev. Joseph Swierczynski of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Polish Hill... The...

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