Christianity

San Bernardino Cable Program Explores Religious Diversity

July 10, 2005

Source: San Bernardino County Sun

http://www.sbsun.com/Stories/0,1413,208~12588~2959722,00.html

On July 10, 2005 the San Bernardino County Sun reported, "Starting tonight, San Bernardino will launch a series on cable-access KCSB Channel 3 that aims to expose [religious] stereotypes and explore different denominations and religions. Programs will focus more on religious practices and experiences than theology. The 18 half-hour episodes that will air during...

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Opinion: Americans Should Display God's Law on Heart, not on Courthouse Lawn

July 10, 2005

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/opinion/12094322.htm

On July 10, 2005 the Star-Telegram ran an opinion piece by Charles Foster Johnson, senior pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church of San Antonio. He reflects on American civil religion in light of the current public debate on the display of the Ten Commandments. Johnson says, "today religion in the public square has been stripped of its civility. A disease of uncivil religion has infected our...

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Commentary: Supreme Court Decision on Ten Commandments is Messy but Necessary

July 10, 2005

Source: First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=15530

On July 10, 2005 the First Amendment Center reported, "It only took two cases, 10 opinions and 136 pages. But on June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court finally answered the question about the constitutionality of Ten Commandments displays with the two words neither side wanted to hear: It depends.

Unable to agree on any bright lines, a divided court handed down split...

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In San Francisco, Muslim and Interfaith Groups Condemn Bombings

July 9, 2005

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/localnews/ci_2848821

On July 9, 2005 the San Mateo County Times reported, "Muslim and interfaith groups from across the Bay Area gathered at the Islamic Society of San Francisco Friday to send a clear message to those responsible for the 'heinous' and 'barbarous' London subway bombings Thursday...

Many from Islamic organizations felt that a quick response to...

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Toledo’s “Summer Church Tours” Includes Mosque, Temple

July 9, 2005

Source: toledoblade.com

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050709/NEWS10/507090338/-1/NEWS

On July 9, 2005 toledoblade.com reported, "It's known as the Summer Church Tours, but the popular event that begins Tuesday has expanded over the years into a multifaith event with visits to a Muslim mosque, a Hindu temple, and Jewish synagogues. This year, the seven stops on the summer tour will include five churches, one Jewish...

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Melbourne Muslims Organize Interfaith Vigil to Show Diverse Faiths Are United After Bombings

July 9, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/AsiaNet

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/050711/4/23q7q.html

On July 9, 2005 AsiaNet reported, "In the wake of the London bombings, representatives of the Islamic Council of Victoria, Young Muslims of Australia, the Australasian Union of Jewish Students and Young Christian Workers have organised an interfaith vigil in Federation Square, Melbourne. The gathering will be held on Sunday 10 July 2005 between 4-5 pm. ICV President Malcolm Thomas said: 'This...

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Imam and Minister Offer Condemnation and Caution After Attacks in London

July 9, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_2849782

On July 9, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "Shiite cleric Ibrahim Kazerooni and the Very Rev. Peter Eaton, dean of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, didn't know each other when the two were teenagers in London. But both can recall living in the English capital when bombs set off by the Irish Republican Army prompted citizens to live with a little extra vigilance... 'Everybody's sensitivities' are heightened, he said...

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London's Faith Communities Respond to Bombings: Condemnation and Fear of Retaliation

July 8, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article297652.ece

On July 8, 2005 The Independent reported, "The [July 7] explosions [in three subway stations and a double-decker bus] prompted the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) to issue the extraordinary advice yesterday that no Muslim should travel or go out unless strictly necessary, for fear of reprisals... Dr. Mohammed Naseem, chairman of the Birmingham central mosque,...

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Christian Leaders Offer Statements in Support of Muslim Neighbors in Wake of Attacks

July 8, 2005

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_05078islam.shtml

On July 8, 2005 Ekklesia reported, "Churches and other faith groups in multi-ethnic areas of Britain are working together to ensure that community relations are not damaged as a result of perceptions about possible radical Islamist involvement in yesterday’s London bomb attacks. Among those to have spoken out in support of their Islamic neighbours...

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British Home Secretary Convenes Faith Leaders, Urges Unity

July 8, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4663653.stm

On July 8, 2005 BBC News reported, "Charles Clarke and religious leaders have met at the Home Office to discuss a response to the bombings in London. Faith representatives included Sir Iqbal Sacranie from the Muslim Council of Britain, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor. After the meeting, the home secretary warned against any Muslim backlash and urged all faiths to stand united......

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Update: Naval Academy to Keep Lunch Prayer

July 7, 2005

Source: WBAL - TV

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thewbalchannel.com/news/4692957/detail.html

On July 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Every weekday, when the more than 4,000 midshipmen at the Naval Academy gather for lunch, they begin with a brief prayer, a devotional thought or a moment of silence... The Anti-Defamation League's request that the Naval Academy follow the lead of the Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy...

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Muslim and Christian Organizations Release Joint Statement Condemning Attacks

July 7, 2005

Source: Muslim Council of Britian and Churches Together in Britian and Ireland Press Release

http://www.mcb.org.uk/presstext.php?ann_id=151

On July 7, 2005 the Muslim Council of Britian and Churches Together in Britian and Ireland issued a joint press release condemning the terrorist attacks on the London public transit system. The joint statement expressed sympathy to the victims, condemned the attack in "the strongest possible terms," and said, "The scriptures and...

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World Council of Churches Reaffirms Opposition to All Forms of Violence

July 7, 2005

Source: World Council of Churches Press Release

http://www2.wcc-coe.org/pressreleasesen.nsf/index/pr-05-39.html

On July 7, 2005 a World Council of Churches Press Release reported, "Expressing solidarity with the victims of today's bomb blasts in London, and total rejection of violent actions, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia sent the following message to the churches and the people of the United Kingdom: "...I convey my...

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