Christianity

Vatican Astronomer Refutes Intelligent Design

November 18, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/179/story_17941_1.html

On November 18, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Vatican's chief astronomer said Friday that 'intelligent design' isn't science and doesn't belong in science classrooms, the latest high-ranking Roman Catholic official to enter the evolution debate in the United States.

The Rev. George Coyne, the Jesuit director of the Vatican...

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Judge Says Dover School Board Elections Won’t Sway Intelligent Design Ruling

November 17, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/178/story_17882_1.html

On November 17, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A federal judge says a Pennsylvania school district's dispute over intelligent design doesn't end with the Election Day ouster of eight school board members. The federal court battle between the Dover Area School district and 11 parents opposed to the required reading of a statement on...

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New England Muslim-Christian Dialogue Group Celebrates 15 Years

November 17, 2005

Source: Hudson Sun

http://www2.townonline.com/hudson/artsLifestyle/view.bg?articleid=370194

On November 17, 2005 the Hudson Sun reported, "Long before Muslim-Christian relations became front page news, on Nov. 16, 1989, Muslim and Christian New Englanders gathered for their first inter-religious dialogue. Last week, the group met at The Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland to celebrate more than 15 years of forging strong relationships between...

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Religious Organizations Pledge Cooperation on UN Millennium Development Goals

November 17, 2005

Source: OneWorld South Asia

http://southasia.oneworld.net/article/view/122362/1/

On November 17, 2005 OneWorld South Asia reported, "Over twenty organizations representing different faiths - including Art of Living, Brahmakumaris, Ramakrishna Mission, Sant Nirankari Mandal, Diocese of Agra and Church of North India, Emmanuel Hospital Association, Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief, World Vision India, Bharat Sokagakkai, Bahai National Spiritual...

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Students Speak of Spiritual Journeys at Dartmouth Multifaith Council Event

November 16, 2005

Source: The Dartmouth

http://www.thedartmouth.com/article.php?aid=2005111601050

On November 16, 2005 The Dartmouth reported, "A multifaith panel of Dartmouth students discussed their religious experiences at the College in front of a packed audience Tuesday night in Collis Commonground. The event, entitled 'Voices of Faith,' was organized by the Student Multifaith Council and sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Tucker Foundation and the...

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Update: Hillsborough Man Who Promoted Muslim Holidays Continues to Promote Peace, Diversity

November 16, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/11/16/Tampabay/Trying_to_teach__not_.shtml

On November 16, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times ran a feature article on Ahmed Bedier, a Muslim man born in Cairo and now living in Hillsborough. "As Bedier's faith deepened [in his early adulthood], he questioned his decision to remain in a non-Muslim country. Around him were myriad temptations. Ultimately, Bedier decided to stay - but to work on...

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Campus Groups Sue to Exclude Gays, Citing Religious Freedom

November 16, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/179/story_17917_1.html

On November 16, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "The Christian Legal Society at Arizona State argued that giving gays and non-Christians membership would destroy the group's religious purpose. But the university's nondiscrimination policy forbids such exclusion. So the group sued for an exemption. An out-of-court settlement was reached in...

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WCC Holds Interfaith Event to Address Pluralism, Fundamentalism and Religious Tolerance

November 15, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/intl/61/section/faith.groups.address.pluralism.fundamentalism.religious.tolerance/1.htm

On November 15, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "People from various faith traditions, ages, and backgrounds came together in Geneva last weekend to seek ways of 'living together' amid an emerging multi-cultural and multi-religious reality... The...

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Hindu Extremists Attack Church, Minister in Himachal Pradesh

November 15, 2005

Source: Crosswalk.com/Compass

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1363480.html

On November 15, 2005 Compass reported, "Hindu extremists attacked 62-year-old Pastor Feroz Masih in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on November 4, accusing him of 'forcibly converting' Hindus and severely beating him.

The attackers then forced Masih to sign a document saying he was willing to participate in a ceremony planned for Sunday (November 20), in which all 60 members of his...

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Hindu, Sikh and Muslim Leaders Join Christians in Condemning Attacks on Churches

November 15, 2005

Source: WorldNetDaily/Assist News Service

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47404

On November 15, 2005 Assist News Service reported, "Christian schools throughout Pakistan will go on strike Nov. 17 to protest the attacks on Christians in Sangla Hill, Punjab, this past weekend. Christian Solidarity Worldwide, or CSW, says Hindu, Sikh and Muslim leaders have joined church leaders in condemning the outbreak of violence, and the All Pakistan...

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Harvard Interfaith Group Urges Dialogue, Action

November 14, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=509865

On November 14, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "A revitalized Harvard Interfaith Council (HIC) met for the first time this year on Thursday, drawing about 100 people to discuss religion over chocolate fondue. Among the crowd were guest speakers Dean of the College Benedict H. Gross ’71 and Dean of Harvard Divinity School William A. Graham, as well as leaders of the Harvard Baha...

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“Interfaith Excursions” by Martin Marty

November 14, 2005

Source: Martin E. Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/1114.shtml

On November 14, 2005 the Martin E. Marty Center ran an editorial by its founder, Martin E. Marty on interfaith events. "While I have been involved in Christian ecumenical and then inter-religious events for a half century, I have never considered myself a type that its critics call 'interfaithy.' Like many of those critics, I was not moved by inter-religious...

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Islamic Center of Boston Hosts Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

November 13, 2005

Source: The Islamic Center of Boston

http://www.icbwayland.org/include/MetroThanksgiving.pdf

On November 13, 2005 The Islamic Center of Boston reported, "Representatives from diverse faiths will mark Thanksgiving during a service next week at the newly expanded Islamic Center of Boston... [Rev. Frank Silva, co-chairman of the Wayland Clergy Association], who serves as pastor of the Catholic St. Ann's Parish, said the service will present readings from Jewish,...

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Twenty-Five Immigrant, Civil Rights, and Religious Groups Demand Kirk Apology

November 13, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0511130362nov13,1,3901056.story

On November 13, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Twenty-five immigrant and civil rights groups on Friday joined a Muslim organization in demanding U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) apologize for remarks he made condoning discrimination against some Arabs.

During a technology conference Nov. 5 at Northwestern University,...

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