Christianity

Muslim Opens Holocaust Museum in Nazareth

May 6, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/05/06/muslim_opens_holocaust_museum_in_israel/

On May 6, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "The photographs in a new museum here are among the best-known icons of the Holocaust: Germans executing a group of naked Jewish women; a little boy with a yellow Star of David on his jacket raising his hands in fright; a grandmother and four...

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Intelligent Design Hearings Open in Topeka

May 6, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/05/AR2005050501927.html

On May 6, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "debating a question that the scientific establishment considers settled, Kansas education authorities put evolutionary theory on trial Thursday in a hearing marked by sharp exchanges over Earth's origins and what students should be taught in science class.

Scientists who...

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National Day of Prayer Event Politicizes Prayer

May 5, 2005

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/05/05/BAGG9CK9EU1.DTL

On May 5, 2005 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "from San Francisco's Twin Peaks to the Daytona International Speedway in Florida -- and at thousands of locations in between -- people will gather to bow their heads in the annual National Day of Prayer. But while California's prayer locations have doubled to 400 since last year, some wonder...

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Professor Diana L. Eck Narrates Journey of Religious Women Activists

May 5, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=507637

On May 5, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "people of faith are often challenged to reconcile religious traditionalism with a desire for progressive action and modernism: Catholics who disagree with the encyclicals of the pope or Muslims who reject fundamentalist action are currently among the more prominent examples. To this end, at the opening of 'Acting on Faith: Women and the New...

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Christian Legal Society Enters School Funding Discrimination Case

May 5, 2005

Source: Christian Examiner

http://www.christianexaminer.com/Articles/Articles%20May05/Art_May05_12.html

On May 5, 2005 the Christian Examiner reported, "fearing a California Supreme Court ruling that could have a devastating impact on tax-exempt bond funding for Christian schools and universities, the Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law...

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Appeals Court Upholds Order to Remove Textbook Stickers on Evolution

May 5, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/education/news-article.aspx?storyid=36684

On May 5, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "a federal appeals court has denied the Cobb County school board's request to delay an order to remove evolution disclaimer stickers from science textbooks.

The school board had requested the delay while appealing a ruling that the stickers, which said evolution was 'a theory, not a fact'...

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National Day of Prayer Mixes Politics with Religion

May 5, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/166/story_16619_1.html

On May 5, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "critics have long maintained the National Day of Prayer's real intent is to mobilize religious conservatives for political action. Proponents deny that charge, saying it's just one part of a larger prayer movement that includes the Global Day of Prayer, a unifying event for Christians across continents, and Prayer for the Persecuted Church, in which prayer is...

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Religious Leaders Denounce Robertson's Comments on Judiciary

May 4, 2005

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/166/story_16622_1.html

On May 4, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "religious leaders, left-leaning political activists and victims of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York joined Wednesday (May 4) to denounce recent comments Pat Robertson made about the escalating battle over the federal judiciary. MoveOnPAC, a progressive group that provides financial backing to congressional candidates, said it's launching...

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Catholic Priests Outsourced from India to US, Europe

May 2, 2005

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: PTI

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1094979.cms

On May 2, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "It may not yet be called outsourcing but acute shortage of young priests is driving Catholic Churches in the US, Europe and Latin America to look to India, particularly Kerala, for them, church officials say. In the US and European countries, the 'greying' church...

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Robertson's Remarks on Federal Judiciary Draw Ire of Muslims

May 2, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-robertson2may02,1,7606032.story?coll=la-headlines-nation

On May 2, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "televangelist and one-time presidential candidate Pat Robertson praised former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani on Sunday, saying that despite disagreements on social issues, Giuliani would make 'a good president.' Appearing...

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Pope Benedict XVI's Right Hand Woman

May 2, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/165/story_16598_1.html

On May 2, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "Ingrid Stampa...[has] long [been] known in Rome as the new pope’s trusted friend, collaborator and 'right-hand woman'...Benedict XVI has tapped Stampa, a 55-year-old German laywoman and academic who has served as his live-in personal assistant since 1991, to bring her counsel, support, and 'brain trust' role to Catholicism’s most hallowed corridor of...

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Buddhist Peace Fellowship Greets Pope Benedict XVI in Letter

May 2, 2005

Source: CommonDreams.org/Buddhist Peace Fellowship

http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/0502-09.htm

On May 2, 2005 a Buddhist Peace Fellowship press release reported, "As Pope Benedict XVI begins his incumbency by building bridges to Christian, Jewish, and Islamic communities, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF) is taking the initiative to extend sincere and respectful greeting in the form of a letter -- remarkable not only for what it says but for it doesn't say, and thus...

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The Battle at Columbia Microcosm of Larger Trends in US Academia

April 30, 2005

Source: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

http://www.wrmea.com/archives/April_2005/0504056.html

On April 30, 2005 the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs reported, "freedom of speech and conscience on American universities and colleges, particularly in relation to Middle East studies, has been taking some hard hits, of late. First, there was the post-9/11 lawsuit over the use of the book, Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations, in a freshman...

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Religious Discrimination Claim Under Investigation in US Navy

April 30, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050430/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/navy_religious_discrimination

On April 30, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "the Navy is investigating a chaplain's allegations he was punished for theological disagreements with superior officers, including his objections to requiring sailors to participate in services at a church that accepts homosexuality.

Lt. Gordon...

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Organization May Sue US Air Force Over Religious Discrimination

April 29, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/04/29/AR2005042901522.html

On April 29, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "a national group that monitors the separation of church and state says it may sue the Air Force Academy, claiming the school allows evangelical Christians to harass cadets who do not share their faith... Lynn's group said it conducted a two-month investigation that included...

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