Christianity

"Let's Talk," the First in a Series of Interfaith Conversations

June 13, 2005

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/11881016.htm

On June 13, 2005 The State reported, "About 70 people took the first step Sunday in what they hope will be a long and fruitful series of interfaith dialogues and discussions. 'Let’s Talk — An Open Community Forum on Jewish, Christian and Islamic Relations' featured a Chicago-based Muslim woman editor, as well as educators, community members and leaders from around Columbia. Meeting in...

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Update: Missionaries Who Were Attacked in Mumbai Later Deported for Visa Violations

June 13, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4088594.stm

On June 13, 2005 BBC News reported, "Four American missionaries have been asked to leave India for what police say is a violation of visa regulations.

The missionaries were attacked by a Hindu mob in India's western city Mumbai (Bombay) on Saturday evening during a Bible reading session.

Police said three of them were treated for bruises and cuts in a hospital.

One of the...

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United Methodist Women

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 22 June 2005.

Phone: 212-870-3752
Email: umw@gbgm-umc.org
Website: http://gbgm-umc.org/umw/
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The United Methodist Women (UMW) of the United Methodist Church recently celebrated its 135th anniversary. What began as a tiny missionary movement of women in 1869 has grown into one of the largest Protestant women's organizations in the United States, with...
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Commentary on RLUIPA and Religious Freedom by Charles Haynes

June 12, 2005

Source: First Amendment Center Press Release

http://www.fac.org/commentary.aspx?id=15411

On June 12, 2005 a First Amendment Center Press Release reported, "for all nine justices of the current U.S. Supreme Court to agree on anything is rare enough. But when the topic is religion, a unanimous decision borders on the miraculous. Well, prepare to say 'amen.' On May 31, the Court ruled 9-0 that the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) does not violate the...

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Islamic Center of America in Dearborn Site of Rally for Religious Tolerance

June 11, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/koran11e_20050611.htm

On June 11, 2005 the Detroit Free Press reported, "For many Michigan Muslims, the abuse of the Koran at Guantanamo Bay isn't just an affront to Islam: It's also an insult to America's tradition of tolerance. So on Friday, they rallied alongside Christians and Jews, whites and blacks, on the steps of the newly opened Islamic Center of America mosque in Dearborn. Under the glaring...

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Pope Aims to Heal Rift Between Catholic and Orthodox Churches

June 11, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3221527

On June 11, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "It's a goal that has eluded Christianity for nearly 1,000 years: mending the rifts between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches. Pope Benedict XVI has already declared a 'fundamental commitment' to heal the divide and last week began an indirect round of talks with the Russian Orthodox. In spiritual terms, it's an epic invitation to...

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Retreats of Reconciliation Help Bring Together Catholics and Protestants

June 11, 2005

Source: The Tablet

http://www.thetablet.co.uk/cgi-bin/register.cgi/tablet-01039

On June 11, 2005 The Tablet reported, "There have been peace talks, summits, marches, encounter groups and petitions. For 40 years people have tried solution after solution to bring peace to Northern Ireland. Now a more original idea is being tried out in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains. Four French monks and one Northern Irish monk have established a new Benedictine monastery...

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Update: NC Church Splits from Baptist Conventions After Controversial Sign Posted

June 11, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20050610-113611-9224r.htm

On June 11, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A church whose pastor was criticized last month for displaying a sign calling for the Koran to be 'flushed' has withdrawn from the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor Creighton Lovelace did not immediately return calls yesterday, but in a phone message left at his church in...

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Editorial: Civilian Pressure Necessary to Enforce Separation of Church and State

June 11, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/11/opinion/11sat2.html?incamp=article_popular_5

On June 11, 2005 The New York Times reported, "in an overdue burst of candor, the superintendent of the Air Force Academy has acknowledged that his campus is so permeated with evangelical proselytizing that it will take years to rid the institution of religious intolerance. Lt. Gen. John Rosa Jr. said he finds the problem of cadets...

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Moving from Tolerance to Appreciation of Muslims in the Mormon State

June 11, 2005

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600140374,00.html

On June 11, 2005 the Deseret Morning News reported, "the Islamic population in Utah has been steadily growing over the past few years, increasing by about 40 percent. This is partially because of the migration of Somalians and Bosnians, but the demographic also includes Arabs and Pakistanis, said Ahmed, the newly elected president of the Greater Islamic Society of Salt Lake City...

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South Asian Muslim Scholars Tour U.S., Find Hope to Heal Divisions

June 11, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-beliefs11jun11,1,1425967.story?page=1

On June 11, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "When they arrived for a monthlong visit last month, some South Asian Muslim scholars brought with them these perceptions of the United States: It was a country ruled by the FBI, the CIA and the Pentagon. It was a place where Muslims are routinely persecuted. It was a society of...

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Allentown Church Converted to Mosque, Confirms Growth of Muslim Community

June 10, 2005

Source: The Morning Call

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-b1_5mosquejun10,0,5470599.story

On June 10, 2005 The Morning Call reported, "a longtime Allentown church is experiencing new life as an Islamic center. Built in 1889, Trinity United Church of Christ at 1109 Linden St. hosted a thriving congregation that dwindled in modern times. A nondenominational Christian ministry called New Creations Family Worship Center bought the stately brick building...

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Interreligious Meeting in Geneva Aims to Recast Dialogue as "Practice of Humility and Hope"

June 10, 2005

Source: World Council of Churches

http://www2.wcc-coe.org/pressreleasesfr.nsf/index/pu-05-20.html

On June 10, 2005 a World Council of Churches press release reported, "Representatives of the world's main faith communities have proposed reshaping the approach to global interreligious dialogue to face threats posed by the current world context more effectively. 'Recasting interreligious dialogue as a practice of humility and hope offers a way of building...

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