Christianity

West Virginia School Sued Over Portrait of Jesus

June 28, 2006

Source: Americans United press release

http://www.au.org/site/News2?JServSessionIdr004=4ezc3svkd1.app7b&abbr=pr&page=NewsArticle&id=8291&security=1002&news_iv_ctrl=1241

On June 28, 2006 an Americans United press release reported, "A federal lawsuit has been lodged against a public school district in West Virginia over a portrait of Jesus displayed outside the principal’s office at...

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New Interfaith Commission to Work for Peace

June 27, 2006

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2006/06/msg00562.html

On June 27, 2006 Worldwide Faith News reported, "The inaugural meeting of the Inter-Faith Action for Peace in Africa (IFAPA) Commission ended in Kigali, Rwanda, on 22 June with Africa's religious leaders agreeing to use the instrument for a peaceful future for the continent and all its people. 'We have begun the task of working together for peace. We have already gained considerable experience in responding to...

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Supporters Back Grave Marker for Wiccan Soldier

June 27, 2006

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/193/story_19363_1.html

On June 27, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "The space where the memorial marker of Sgt. Patrick D. Stewart, a decorated American soldier who was killed last year in Afghanistan, should stand is empty because his Wiccan faith is not one of 30 approved for such designation by the federal government. Stewart, a 34-year-old native of Fernley, Nev., was killed Sept. 25 by a rocket-...

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Orange County Women's Group Reflects Interfaith Growth

June 26, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=10743

On June 26, 2006 The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles reported, "In the aftermath of Sept. 11, Sande Hart grew increasingly disgusted by disparaging remarks some of her friends — both Jewish and not — made about Muslims. The Koran, they said, preached killing Jews and other infidels; Islam was a hate-filled religion, with few redeeming qualities. Hart, a...

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Puget Sound Interfaith Youth Camp Attracts Many Kids

June 24, 2006

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/columnists/merryman/story/5865668p-5206902c.html

On June 24, 2006 The News Tribune reported, "The middle schoolers who hope to spend Aug. 27 through Sept. 1 at the first session of Puget Sound Interfaith Youth Camp at Camp Seymour want more than the usual from their summer camp experience. Sure, they want boating, campfires and hiking. They also want to talk about the Bible, the...

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"Religions of the World" Bus Tours in Des Moines to Visit Houses of Worship

June 24, 2006

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060624/LIFE05/606240312/1045

On June 24, 2006 The Des Moines Register reported, "One of the neat things about my job is that I get to meet people and venture into places I otherwise would never have considered going. And even though I've been reporting news for nearly 30 years, I have never lost the feeling of appreciation for the access a press...

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Muslim Leaders Denounce Miami Terror Suspects

June 24, 2006

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0606240165jun24,1,2571736.story

On June 24, 2006 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Muslim leaders on Friday denounced the seven men arrested in Florida as members of a religious cult and implored the media not to refer to them as Muslims. 'The case of this bizarre, cultist group is evidence that the phenomenon of terrorism is not monolithic,' said Ahmed Rehab, executive director...

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Red Cross Admits Israel into Organization, Adopts Optional Emblem

June 22, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: AP

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2006/06/22/red_cross_admits_israeli_society_optional_emblem_adopted/

On June 22, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Red Cross admitted Israel to the worldwide humanitarian organization today, ending decades of exclusion linked to the Jewish state's refusal to accept the...

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32,000 Attend Religious Liberty Event Hosted By Seventh Day Adventists

June 22, 2006

Source: Adventist News Network

http://news.adventist.org/data/2006/05/1150995405/index.html.en

On June 22, 2006 the Adventist News Network reported, "On a warm Saturday afternoon, 32,000 'Paulistanos,' as residents of this 10.9 million population city are known, assembled for an important purpose: to learn about and promote religious freedom. Although the crowd was far greater than the Ibirapuera Gymnasium could hold, some judicious arrangements allowed...

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Sikh Representative Addresses Episcopal Convention

June 21, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/

On June 21, 2006 World Sikh Council reported in a press release, "A representative of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) attended the Episcopal Church’s 75th General Convention in Columbus, Ohio on June 19 and addressed the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church. Dr. Tarunjit Singh, Chair of the Interfaith Committee of WSC-AR, represented the organization at the convention....

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New Synagogue Signals Growth in Wal-Mart’s Home Town

June 20, 2006

Source: religionandsocialpolicy.org/The New York Times

http://www.religionandsocialpolicy.org/news/article_print.cfm?id=4433

On June 20, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Residents of Benton County, in the northwest corner of Arkansas, are proud citizens of the Bible Belt. At last count, they filled 39 Baptist, 27 United Methodist and 20 Assembly of God churches. For decades, a local hospital has begun meetings with a reading from the New Testament...

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