Christianity

"Sacred Space" Art Exhibit in Wichita, Kansas

January 30, 2003

Source: The Wichita Eagle

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/nation/5066994.htm

On January 30, 2003 The Wichita Eagle reported that "an award-winning art exhibit that helped spread religious understanding in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks languishes in a 4-by-8-foot storage locker, waiting for a home. The exhibit will move wherever it's welcome, said Diane Thomas Lincoln, the Wichita State University art professor who directed its...

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Joint Association to Improve Catholic-Jewish Relations

January 29, 2003

Source: The American Jewish Committee

http://www.ajc.org/InTheMedia/PressReleases.asp?did=740

On January 29, 2003 The American Jewish Committee issued a press release that stated, "the American Jewish Committee and the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Center for Theology and Ministry at Catholic Theological Union, the largest Catholic school of theology in the United States, have announced a joint association dedicated to further improving Catholic - Jewish relations......

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Baptist Theological Seminary President Emphasizes Christian Evangelism

January 29, 2003

Source: The Times-Picayune

On January 29, 2003 The Times-Picayune reported that "New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary on Tuesday formally named its undergraduate college Leavell College in honor of an influential Southern Baptist family that produced three generations of preachers, missionaries, church leaders and two former seminary presidents... Former seminary President Landrum Leavell II, 76, returned from semi-retirement in Wichita Falls, Texas, to the institution he led for 20 years to serve as the focus of the ceremonies. In a chapel sermon...

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The Interfaith Alliance on Faith-Based Initiatives and War with Iraq

January 28, 2003

Source: The Interfaith Alliance

http://www.interfaithalliance.org/press/index.htm

On January 28, 2003 The Interfaith Alliance reported that "tonight, during his third State of the Union address to the nation, President George W. Bush is expected to urge Congress to swiftly pass his beleaguered faith-based initiative and issue an appeal to the American people for support on a possible war with Iraq. Both items have caused much controversy within the religious liberty...

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Boston Interfaith Service for Peace Concurrent with State of Union Address

January 28, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On January 28, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "at the Capitol in Washington, amid all the pomp and circumstance that Congress can muster, President Bush is expected to lay out his case tonight for a possible war... At the same time, at Boston's storied Trinity Church, leaders of many of the state's religious traditions will be gathering in their full liturgical finery to make their own case, for peace... Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, [organized] tonight's religious event, at which...

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Religious Diversity in Irvine, CA

January 26, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

On January 26, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "Irvine... has emerged as one of the nation's most religiously diverse suburbs... Here, there's a Buddhist temple that can house 42 monks, a Korean church that boasts 4,000 members and a $50-million K-12 Jewish day school. There's a $ 4-million Islamic elementary school, the county's largest Greek Orthodox Church and a university run by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod... Ahead is a $37-million Jewish community center and a Mormon temple, which sits just outside Irvine'...

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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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