Christianity

Wiccan Getting Silent Treatment After Great Falls Court Battle

June 30, 2005

Source: The Herald

http://www.heraldonline.com/local/story/4987993p-4556234c.html

On June 30, 2005 The Herald reported, "Many town residents were talking Wednesday about their support for the Town Council in its efforts to name Jesus Christ in meeting prayers. At church, around town, in restaurants and in gas stations, people were talking about the case that pitted resident Darla Wynne against the council, which had, before the suit, invoked Jesus' name in...

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Muslim and Christian Women Participate in Dialogue Group in South Bend

June 30, 2005

Source: South Bend Tribune

http://www.southbendtribune.com/stories/2005/06/30/faith.20050630-sbt-MICH-D1-Fruitful.sto

On June 30, 2005 the South Bend Tribune reported, "They call themselves the Muslim/Christian Women's Dialogue Group and take turns meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at either the Islamic Society of Michiana, 3310 Hepler St., or Little Flower Catholic Church, 54191 N. Ironwood Road. About 30 women from the...

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At Patrick Henry College, Evangelical Christians Train to be Politicians

June 29, 2005

Source: The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/050627fa_fact

On June 29, 2005 The New Yorker reported, "In the last days before the 2004 Presidential election, Patrick Henry College, in Purcellville, Virginia, excused all its students from classes, because so many of them were working on campaigns or wanted to go to the swing states to get out the vote for George W. Bush... Patrick Henry’s president, Michael Farris, is a lawyer and...

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Naval Academy Defends Lunchtime Prayers

June 28, 2005

Source: WJZ 13: Baltimore News

Wire Service: AP

http://wjz.com/localstories/local_story_179100100.html

On June 28, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The head of the Naval Academy is defending it's lunchtime prayers. Vice Admiral Rodney Rempt said at a meeting yesterday that the prayers help promote religious tolerance. The prayers rotate to represent different religions, but have been the target of protests from the Anti-Defamation...

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ADL Urges Congress to Oversee Implementation of Air Force Recommendations

June 28, 2005

Source: US Newswire

http://press.arrivenet.com/pol/article.php/660926.html

On June 28, 2005 US Newswire reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is urging members of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee to act in an oversight capacity to ensure that the recommendations of a recent Air Force task force investigation into religious intolerance will be implemented. In written testimony submitted today before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military...

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In Midst of Air Force Fray, General Offers Counsel of ‘Service Before Self’

June 28, 2005

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-06-28-airforce-religion_x.htm

On June 28, 2005 USA Today reported, "The top general in the Air Force issued a servicewide statement on Tuesday warning that mixing religion with the chain of command can break down the teamwork needed for military success. In his first action since last week's report that the Air Force Academy suffers from religious tensions, Gen. John Jumper told...

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Religious Schools Seek to Fill Special Education Needs

June 27, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2005/06/27/religious_schools_look_to_fill_special_education_needs/

On June 27, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "the Jewish community of Boston is responding to increasing pressure from parents to make religious education more accessible to a larger number of children by spending $2 million to increase the chances that children......

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US Air Force Academy Faces Charges of Rampant Evangelization

June 27, 2005

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,1074105,00.html

On June 27, 2005 TIME Magazine reported, "This week, after a six-week barrage of allegations, the Air Force is expected to release a report based on more than 300 interviews, addressing charges that the academy is rife with an officially encouraged religious evangelization. Critics say the behaviors violated the Constitution and Department of Defense regulations--and...

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Rivera Presbyterian Church Offers Introduction to World's Faiths

June 26, 2005

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/florida/counties/miami-dade/cities_neighborhoods/east/11982085.htm

On June 26, 2005 The Miami Herald reported, "Today's lecture on Buddhism is the second in a four-part series at Riviera Presbyterian... on world religions. The series examined the views of Hinduism last weekend and will look at Islam and 'life's big...

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Rev. Moon Announces Peace Bridge, Encourages Americans to Engage in Interreligious Dialogue

June 25, 2005

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=49419

On June 25, 2005 a US Newswire press release reported, "The Reverend Sun Myung Moon will unveil his proposal for the construction of a 51-mile-long bridge between Alaska and Siberia that would link America's fortune with that of Russia... In addition, Rev. Moon will issue a new challenge to America, calling for Christians, Muslims and Jews to overcome their differences, promote interreligious...

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Woman Brings Together Christians and Jews in Fort Worth, and Beyond

June 25, 2005

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/living/religion/11974859.htm

On June 25, 2005 the Star-Telegram reported, "For five years, [Monica "Posy"] McMillen has been leading tours such as this one [to Israel] in which 26 travelers, Christians and Jews primarily from the Fort Worth area, explored both the differences and commonalities of their faiths...The Christian woman has long had a close link to the Jewish community. She was the chairwoman of the...

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Relations Thaw Between China and the Vatican

June 25, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-fg-church25jun25,1,5467341.story?coll=la-news-religion

On June 25, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "In recent months, relations between the Vatican and Beijing have thawed, with some seeing the death of Pope John Paul II as a catalyst. Rome, with its worldwide flock of 1 billion, and the Chinese Communist Party, overseeing a nation of 1.3 billion,...

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Growing Concern Over Persecution of Christians

June 25, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1152412.cms

On June 25, 2005 The Times of India reported, "District administrations in two corners of the country, Jodhpur and Hyderabad, have woken up to staggered reports regarding persecution of Christians by some right-wing groups. On Saturday, a group of Hindu activists attacked a Christian gathering at Parameshwari Palace, Sardarpura, in Jodhpur, and alleged that it was a...

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