Interfaith

Wiccan Sues State Over Sales-Tax Exemption for Bibles

February 20, 2006

Source: Agape Press

http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/2/202006d.asp

On February 20, 2006 the Agape Press reported, "Liberty Counsel, a Florida-based organization that defends the constitutional rights of Christians, has filed a brief with the state supreme court defending a law that provides a sales tax exemption for Bibles and other religious publications. Recently, the Wiccan Religious Cooperative of Florida sued the state department of revenue claiming...

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Opinion: “Better Ways to Handle a Prayer Breakfast”

February 20, 2006

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/editorial/13903485.htm

On February 20, 2006 the Lexington Herald-Leader ran an opinion piece by Nancy Jo Kemper, the executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches. She comments on the Governor's Annual Prayer Breakfast held recently by the Christian Business Men's Club in Kentucky. "The CBMC of the Bluegrass, formerly known as the Christian Business Men's Club, may surely...

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New Hindu Temple Opens in Sengkang, Partially Funded by Buddhists

February 19, 2006

Source: Channel News Asia

On February 19, 2006 Channel News Asia reported, "A Hindu temple, partly-funded by the Buddhist community, was officially opened in Sengkang on Sunday. The Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnanamuneeswarar Temple is known for organising inter-faith activities including the joint SARS prayers, Vesak celebrations and the Divine Lights Procession for World Peace. It took two and a half years to build and replaces three smaller Hindu temples that were closed. The Buddhist community donated more than $1.5 million of the...

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Olympics Preparation Brings Faiths Together in Turin

February 17, 2006

Source: The Tidings

http://www.the-tidings.com/2006/0217/olympics.htm

On February 17, 2006 The Tidings reported, "The Olympics have done more than bring athletes from 85 different nations together to compete; the games have brought Turin's Christian, Jewish and Muslim representatives together for the first time to collaborate. Cardinal Severino Poletto of Turin said that, while Catholic relations with the city's Waldensian and Orthodox churches have long been strong,...

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Editorial: State Prayer Breakfast Should Unite, Not Divide

February 17, 2006

Source: Idaho Public Television/Spokane Spokesman-Review

http://www.idahoptv.org/idreports/showEditorial.cfm?StoryID=20037

On February 17, 2006 the Spokane Spokesman-Review reported, "For a group dedicated to bringing people of faith together to pray for society and government officials, the Idaho Prayer Fellowship has stubbed its toe. Rather than focus on prayers and blessing, the group that sponsors the Idaho State Prayer Breakfast has stirred religious...

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Jewish Leaders See New AF Academy Religion Guidelines as a Step Backwards

February 17, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=15439

On February 17, 2006 The Jewish Journal reported, "The U.S. Air Force last week introduced revised guidelines on religious tolerance and practices at its training academy, and they are widely regarded as a step backward. A number of Jewish leaders say their efforts to change the Air Force Academy's position on Christian proselytizing were overmatched by the evangelical community, which...

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Opinion: "Common Ground: An Interfaith Miracle?"

February 16, 2006

Source: UPI

http://www.upi.com/InternationalIntelligence/view.php?StoryID=20060216-045031-7319r

On February 16, 2006 United Press International ran an opinion piece by Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Associate Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University's School of International Service in Washington, DC, on the value of interfaith dialogue. Abu-Nimer writes, "These interfaith, intercultural, or intercivilisational...

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Religious Leaders from 17 Countries Call for Calm in Cartoon Issue

February 14, 2006

Source: Xinhua

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/14/content_4179787.htm

On February 14, 2006 Xinhua reported, "Amid worldwide outrageous reactions of Muslims against the controversial publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, religious leaders from East Asia gathered here recently and declared the necessity of tolerance among people in the world.

One hundred fifty-nine leaders representing ten religions from 17 countries in the...

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