Christianity

Rare Confluence of Religious Holidays Marked by Interfaith Efforts in Orange County

September 18, 2006

Source: Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1279315.php

On September 18, 2006 the Orange County Register reported, "At a time when religious conflict has turned lethal for so many people and shattered their peace and security, a rare confluence of the sacred seasons of the three Abrahamic faiths – Christianity, Islam and Judaism – begins this week. Scores of Orange County residents –...

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Vatican Expresses Concerns over "Wave of Hate" Following Pope's Comments

September 17, 2006

Source: The Guardian/The Press Association

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,,-6086400,00.html

On September 17, 2006 The Press Association reported, "Pope Benedict has tried to dampen the furore over his remarks about Islam saying he was 'deeply sorry' about the anger they had caused. But there were fears that the violent reaction to his comments would continue as an Italian nun was shot dead in Somalia. The Vatican said it hoped the 'wave of hate'...

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Syrian Muslim and Christian Leaders Satisfied with Pope's Response

September 17, 2006

Source: Khaleej Times

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2006/September/theworld_September542.xml&section=theworld&col=

On September 17, 2006 the Khaleej Times reported, "Syrian Muslim and Christian clergymen expressed satisfaction on Sunday following Pope Benedict XVI’s statement that he was ‘deeply sorry’ about the angry reaction...

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Muslim Leader Asks for Dialogue with LA Cardinal to Reinforce Strong Ties

September 17, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_260213247.html

On September 17, 2006 CBS News reported, "A local Muslim leader said Sunday he would like a 'dialogue' with Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony in the wake of Pope Benedict's recent remarks about Islam that sparked a violent reaction. Executive Director Salam Al-Marayati of the Muslim Public Affairs Council also condemned the violence and said relations between local Muslims and Catholics have...

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Vandalism at Mosque and Private Home of Muslim in Winnipeg

September 17, 2006

Source: CTV

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060917/mosque_vandalized_060917/20060917?hub=Canada

On September 17, 2006 CTV reported, "Vandals have desecrated an Islamic centre and family home in Winnipeg.

Furqan Rajput woke Sunday to find not only his car and home spray-painted, but also his mosque -- the Manitoba Islamic Centre in St. Vital -- across the street.

The vandals...

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Papacy Moves from Dialogue to Damage Control

September 17, 2006

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1535812,00.html

On September 17, 2006 TIME Magazine reported, "One of the signature buzzwords of John Paul II's papacy was 'dialogue.' So committed was he to seeking common ground with leaders of different faiths that he all but institutionalized the process in 1986 by hosting the first of a series of interreligious gatherings in the medieval Italian town of Assisi. It was well known in...

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Nun Murdered in Mogadishu; Shooting May be Related to Controversy over Pope's Comments

September 17, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060917/ap_on_re_af/somalia_nun_killed

On September 17, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "An elderly Italian nun who devoted her life to helping the sick in Africa was shot dead by two gunmen at a hospital Sunday in an attack possibly linked to worldwide Muslim anger toward Pope Benedict XVI. Sister Leonella, 65, was shot in the back four times by pistol-...

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Opinion: "Pope's Remarks Reveal Need for Dialogue"

September 17, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/09/popes_remarks_r.php#more

On September 17, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Pamela Taylor, Co-Chair of the Progressive Muslim Union of North America and Director of the Islamic Writers Alliance. "When Pope Benedict XVI quoted, without clear disagreement, Byzantine Emperor Manuel II challenging a Muslim scholar by declaring that Prophet Muhammad brought nothing...

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In Sunnyvale's Light Industrial Zones, Diverse Faiths Flourish

September 16, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/living/15534729.htm

On September 16, 2006 The Mercury News reported, "To reach Bible Way Christian Center in San Jose, turn southeast at Fry's Electronics, then left at the mill fabric sign. The squat tan building with the ``Duel Systems integrated electronics packaging'' sign on one side -- but no cross in front -- is the church. Despite its untraditional setting, flourishing Bible Way has...

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Pope Issues Apology Comments on Islam

September 16, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5351988.stm

On September 16, 2006 BBC News reported, "Pope Benedict XVI has said he is sorry that a speech in which he referred to Islam has offended Muslims. In a statement read out by a senior Vatican official, the Pope said he respected Islam and hoped Muslims would understand the true sense of his words. In Tuesday's speech the Pope quoted a 14th Century Christian emperor who said the Prophet Muhammad had brought the...

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An Update on Rev. David Benke, Suspended for Participating in Interfaith Service

September 16, 2006

Source: Kitsap Sun

http://www1.kitsapsun.com/bsun/fe_religion/article/0,2403,BSUN_19075_4997463,00.html

On September 16, 2006 Kitsap Sun reported, "'Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero.' On the screen was Rev. David Benke, a Lutheran minister of the Missouri Synod. He was one of many New York religious leaders that spoke at the interfaith Yankee Stadium, 'A Prayer for America' service that convened primarily as a way to provide solace to...

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Protests and Condemnations in Response to Pope's Remarks on Islam

September 16, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/15/AR2006091500800.html

On September 16, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "A medieval reference in an academic lecture by Pope Benedict XVI unleashed a wave of denunciations, outrage and frustration across the Muslim world Friday, with officials in Turkey and Pakistan condemning the pontiff, Islamic activist groups organizing protests and a leading...

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At Catholic DePaul University, "Religious Pluralism is Very Much Who We Are"

September 15, 2006

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0609150279sep15,1,4224143.story?coll=chi-newslocalchicago-hed

On September 15, 2006 the Chicago Tribune reported, "The official opening of the new Hillel Center at DePaul University on Wednesday might strike casual observers as an odd pairing--like matzo at a lenten fish fry. But the creation of a place where Jewish students can...

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