Christianity

Dovetail: National Resource Group for Interfaith Couples

January 25, 2003

Source: Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/5029347.htm

On January 25, 2003 the Mercury News reported that "in 1991, Joan Hawxhurst, the granddaughter of a Baptist minister, married Steve Bertman, the grandson of Jewish immigrants. Soon, she began looking for organizations to help her negotiate the unpredictable religious terrain she and her husband found themselves exploring. There wasn't much out there that was 'open-minded...

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Update: College Junior Receives State Scholarship after Lawsuit

January 24, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGAVLTRCCBD.html

On January 24, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "a state scholarship program decided to give funds to a college student who is majoring in religious studies, reversing a stance against financial aid for such programs...The decision followed a federal lawsuit filed in December by the American Center for Law and Justice on behalf of Michael Woods Nash. The center, founded by televangelist Pat...

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Group to Address Hate Crimes in southern Brooklyn

January 23, 2003

Source: Daily News

On January 23, 2003 Daily News reported that "the recent rash of anti-Semitic hate crimes in southern Brooklyn has spurred local leaders to hold two separate public forums tonight in Sheepshead Bay... U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn, Queens) and state Sen. Martin Golden (R-Bay Ridge) said the meetings should help calm the fears of the community and ease tensions that have been building for weeks... City Council members, local police officials and clergymen are among those invited to both events."

Interfaith Services in the Military

January 23, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/living/religion/4992942.htm

On January 23, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "in the sanctuary of the Fort Dix Chapel, soldiers attend a traditional Protestant service at 9 on Sunday mornings... Fifteen minutes after it finishes, another group comes in for a Catholic Mass, and 15 minutes after the Mass ends, an African American-oriented gospel service gets under way... Down the...

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Logistical Issues Concerning Closing Schools for Religious Holidays

January 23, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On January 23, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "parents asked school officials at a School Committee meeting last week to do more to accommodate students who want to observe the Jewish High Holy Days - if making those days holidays is not practical, parents said... The Regional School Committee of Berlin and Boylston postponed until Feb. 5 a decision on whether to close for the holy days so committee members could get more information about the district's demographics and policies in neighboring communities... Committee...

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More Energy Efficient Houses of Worship

January 23, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0123/p11s02-lire.html

On January 23, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported that "churches, mosques, and synagogues look for ways to make their buildings more energy efficient, both to heed ethical imperatives against waste, and also to save money... Churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples get help for stewardship efforts in EPA's Energy Star program, which identifies equipment, appliances, and...

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CAIR Calls for Religious Leaders to Repudiate Baptist Marquee

January 22, 2003

Source: The Florida Times Union

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/012203/met_11536731.shtml

On January 22, 2003 The Florida Times Union reported that "an umbrella group representing 3,500 Florida churches led a chorus of denunciations yesterday aimed at a Jacksonville church sign saying Islam's founder approved of murder... The executive director of the Florida Council of Churches, whose congregations have an estimated 1.5 million members...

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Celebrations in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 2003

January 20, 2003

Source: WKYC-TV

http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_fullstory.asp?id=2090

On January 20, 2003 WKYC-TV reported that "Ohioans observed Martin Luther King Day with marches in sub-freezing weather and programs honoring the slain civil rights leader... In Dayton, thousands of people met at different points of the city and marched to downtown... Soka Gakkai International, a lay Buddhist group, brought about 20 whites and Asian-Americans, the third year they've marched... More than...

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CAIR Calls for Religious Leaders to Repudiate Baptist Marquee

January 20, 2003

Source: CAIR

http://www.cair-florida.org/church.htm

On January 20, 2003 CAIR reported that "Florida's office of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today called on religious leaders in that state to repudiate a Jacksonville Baptist church road-side display that says, 'Jesus Forbade Murder, Matthew 26 52, Muhammad Approved Murder, Surah 8 65.' 'All Americans must band together to condemn hate speech designed to divide our nation along religious...

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Celebrations in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 2003

January 20, 2003

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.sanmateocountytimes.com/Stories/0,1413,87~11268~1123243,00.html

On January 20, 2003 the San Mateo County Times reported that "Doug Biggs, who teaches high school students about the civil rights movement, cautions that even in usually tolerant San Mateo County [CA], bigotry still strikes like it did in the South in the 1960s... Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream has not yet been realized, Biggs said to a...

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Editorial: Dangers of "Hang Ten" Campaign

January 19, 2003

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/columnists/jr_labbe/4983766.htm

On January 19, 2003 the Star-Telegram reported that "The 'Family Research Council's' Hang Ten campaign... has nothing to do with surfing and everything to do with watering down the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution... The FRC is encouraging public school authorities and other government officials to post the Bible's Decalogue at public buildings... John Ferguson and...

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The Buddha Summit Monastery in Indiana

January 18, 2003

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2003/01/18/in011803s351085.htm

On January 18, 2003 The Courier-Journal reported that "the recent lunch -- inside an industrial-style building on a remote wooded hillside in western Harrison County, Ind. -- might have struck an outsider as unusual. Nearby Corydon is home to a predominantly white Christian community where pioneers built Indiana's first state Capitol two centuries ago...

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Sri Ganesha Temple in Utah

January 18, 2003

Source: Deseret News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/1%2C1249%2C450026948%2C00.html

On January 18, 2003 the Deseret News reported that "little more than a stone's throw from the comparative behemoth that Latter-day Saints know as the Jordan River Temple, the Sri Ganesha Temple will serve a growing Hindu population along the Wasatch Front, not only as a place of worship, but as a community gathering place. While the two temples are worlds apart in the mode and...

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Anti-Semitism Among Young Adults

January 17, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/nation/4966009.htm

On January 17, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "anti-Semitism is widespread among America's young adults, with a fourth believing Jews control the media and Wall Street, according to a survey released this week by a Jewish research group... Another key finding is that 37 percent of American adults, or 65 million people, continue to believe Jews were...

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CAIR Calls for Religious Leaders to Repudiate Baptist Marquee

January 17, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/2003-01-17/churchsign.asp

On January 17, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Florida is calling on state religious leaders to repudiate a Jacksonville church's roadside sign... The Reverend Gene Youngblood... leads the Conservative Theological Society and Conservative Christian Academy. He says he has been using the marquee-type sign to express the...

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