Christianity

Faith-Based Matchmaking

February 14, 2003

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On February 14, 2003 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "Scott McWilliams didn't believe that God had chosen one woman for him -- until he met and married the woman of his dreams through Equally Yoked, a club for Christian singles... Susan Jacobs, 26, an Orthodox Jew from Squirrel Hill, met her boyfriend at a conference on modern Orthodoxy... Before then, Jacobs had tried matchmakers, singles events, and even two Jewish Internet dating services... for Orthodox Jews... The Internet, where the greatest growth in faith-...

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Broadway Tunes in the Crescent Heights United Methodist Church in West Hollywood, CA

February 14, 2003

Source: The New York Times

On February 14, 2003 The New York Times reported that "today, thanks to a program called the Golden Age of Broadway, the Crescent Heights United Methodist Church [in West Hollywood, CA] has regained its divine mission. [The Rev. John Griffin] endured six months of empty pews before turning to Laurie Franks, his music director and a veteran of 14 Broadway shows... Mr. Griffin said he was taking a direction taught in the seminary: find out what music people listen to... 'The music people love, to my mind, is sacred,' he said, 'I don...

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U.S. Muslims Repudiate Latest Bin Laden Message

February 13, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/5168265.htm

On February 13, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "in a tape aired worldwide Tuesday by the Al-Jazeera television station, a man believed to be the terrorist mastermind urged Muslims to fight with Iraq against the United States and its allies... Although most Muslims repudiate bin Laden, they have not been able to escape his taint since the Sept. 11 attacks, noted Osman bin Bakar, a...

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Faith-Based Rehabilitation Programs and Federal Funding

February 12, 2003

Source: The Times-Picayune

On February 12, 2003 The Times-Picayune reported that "to the 100 or so people who assemble at Healing Place Church every Friday night seeking help for their struggles with addictions, compulsions and cravings that have overtaken their lives, Darren Myles dispenses common-sense advice... Although the suggestions may seem obvious, Myles adds one more thing: The key to embracing this change of lifestyle, he says, is developing a relationship with God... The emphasis on adopting Christianity is not unusual for a church service...

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Eid al-Adha, 2003

February 12, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-limusl123127973feb12,0,7375710.story

On February 12, 2003 Newsday reported that "for most members of Sharaara Rahman's family, Eid ul-Adha was a day begun with morning prayer at a mosque, then celebrated with feasting on dishes of korma and curried meats... Sharaara, however, like many Muslim students enrolled in public schools, felt obliged to spend most of yesterday in...

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Armenian Services in Atlanta

February 12, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On February 12, 2003 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "once a month the ancient language is heard by a slice of metro Atlanta's Armenian community, which meets at the Epiphany Byzantine Catholic Church in Roswell. The congregation is a mission parish of the Armenian Church of America, one of a handful in the South. The Armenian Church is an ancient branch of Christianity with distinctive traditions... Armenians have been in metro Atlanta for decades, often finding each other by searching...

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National Religious Broadcasters Chairman Defames Islam

February 10, 2003

Source: Oklahoma's News Channel 8

http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/0203/73477.html

On February 10, 2003 Oklahoma's News Channel 8 reported that at the "National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville, Tennessee, chairman Glenn Plummer declared that the Bible says the only way people can reach God is through Jesus, 'not Muhammad' and 'not Allah'... Plummer added that people can't get to God through Buddha, the Dalai Lama or Sun Myung Moon either... [He also] called...

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Multi-Religious Memorial Services for Columbia Crew

February 10, 2003

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On February 10, 2003 the St. Petersburg Times reported that "Pawan K. Rattan looked around the Hindu temple during an interfaith memorial service Sunday for the crew of space shuttle Columbia and noticed Jews, Indians and Christians in the crowd...The crew of Columbia's last mission, which included an Israeli, an Indian and five American-born astronauts, was a 'flight of a rainbow of cultures...' More than 100 people went to the Hindu Temple of Florida on Lynn Road to celebrate that diversity... For Rabbi Eric Lazar, the...

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Celebrations of Saraswati Puja

February 9, 2003

Source: The Morning Call

On February 9, 2003 The Morning Call reported that "n India, the celebration of the Saraswati Puja is so widely marked that schools close for the day and Hindu families gather at temple for hours of worship and feasting... Indian-Americans relegate the celebration to a Saturday, when schools are already closed. But as festivities at the Hindu Temple Society in [New Jersey's] Hanover Township, Lehigh County, this weekend showed, the customs still observed on this continent manage to preserve the day as something special... In Hindu...

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Illinois and Missouri Orthodox Churches to Organize Conference

February 8, 2003

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On February 8, 2003 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "Orthodox Witness, a two-year-old St. Louis-based, pan-Orthodox organization backed by the region's 13 Missouri and Illinois Orthodox churches, is organizing its second annual 'A Faith for All People' conference Feb. 22... at St. Louis Community College... Hatzidakis, Orthodox Witness founder, finds that many Christians know little church history. 'They draw a big blank between the apostles and Martin Luther,' he said... 'When I say I am Orthodox, strangers...

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Yogic Curriculum Draws Criticism

February 8, 2003

Source: The New York Times

On February 8, 2003 The New York Times reported that "last fall, officials with Aspen Elementary School, a public school with about 500 students in kindergarten through fourth grade, and the Aspen Country Day School, a private school with about 180 students in kindergarten through ninth grade, invited yoga instructors to conduct classes as part of a pilot program... But some parents and religious leaders here are objecting, saying that teaching yoga in school violates the separation of church and state... Opposition was...

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Yogi Divine Society Buys Healing Waters Cathedral

February 7, 2003

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On February 7, 2003 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "a Hindu temple yesterday closed its deal to buy evangelist Leroy Jenkins' Healing Waters Cathedral for $1.3 million... The purchase will give the Yogi Divine Society, based in New Jersey, room for up to 800 followers in central Ohio and adjacent states... The deal includes 9 acres on S. Sandusky Street on Delaware's south side that has been owned by the Leroy Jenkins Evangelical Association for 33 years, said Gloria Rose, a real-estate agent with the Gilbert Group, a...

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