Christianity

Priests Write Booklet on 9/11 Experiences

September 11, 2003

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/localnews/20030911priests0911p3.asp

On September 11, 2003 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "on Sept. 11, 2001, the Rev. John Kozar evacuated the 25 members of his Catholic missions staff from their office near the Empire State Building and set out on foot for his rectory near the burning ruins of the World Trade Center. Police officers directing emergency vehicles flagged him down and asked him...

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NCC and CAIR Release Joint Statement Commemorating Sept. 11

September 11, 2003

Source: National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/03september11joint.html

On September 11, 2003 National Council of Churches released a joint statement by Bob Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches USA and Ghazi Khankan, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-New York, commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks: "On this second anniversary of the terror attacks, we must come together in a spirit of national unity and...

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September 11 Vigils Bring Solace to Christians, Muslims, Jews

September 9, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2003/09/09/bridging_the_gap_among_religions/

On September 9, 2003 The Boston Globe reported, "The Candles -- gentle metaphors for grief, remembrance, and solidarity -- will burn during 43 vigils in 22 states and four countries. There will be eight in New York, home to more than 2,000 of the dead, and three in Massachusetts,...

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Editorial: First Amendment Center Comments on Moore's Alabama Monument

September 7, 2003

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=11885

On September 7, 2003 the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN ran a commentary by senior scholar Charles Haynes on the implications of Judge Roy Moore's establishment of a Ten Commandments monument in the Alabama statehouse and its subsequent removal. Haynes likened Moore's views to early church-establishment fan John Winthrop of the...

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Editorial: Religious Perspectives on Caring for the Poor

September 6, 2003

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/living/religion/6682373.htm

On September 6, 2003 The Kansas City Star ran a dually-authored editorial on religious perspectives on caring for the poor. The two authors, Lama Chuck Stanford of the Rime Buddhist Center and Monastery and the Rev. R.L. Baynham, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church, offered their perspectives on what their respective faiths have to say on the...

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First American Muslim Festival Held in Salt Lake City

September 6, 2003

Source: Deseret News (UT)

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/1%2C1249%2C510052171%2C00.html

On September 6, 2003 the Deseret News reported on Salt Lake City's first American Muslim Festival, organized by Ghulam Hasnain, a Salt Lake City resident. "He has assembled an impressive list: student and community groups, ethnic artists and musicians and Middle Eastern, Asian, African American and European vendors will form a Muslim marketplace unlike anything the Gallivan...

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Editorial: Ten Commandments Belong in Churches, Synagogues, not Public Square

August 31, 2003

Source: CBSNews.com

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/09/01/opinion/schieffer/main571000.shtml

On August 31, 2003, CBSNews.com ran an editorial by Bob Schieffer on the Alabama Ten Commandments controversy in which he argued, "To suggest that these great religions, which have survived for thousands of years, somehow need or require the state government of Alabama to promote them is not only questionable, it borders on the blasphemous.
...

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Senator Durban Speaks in Favor of Diversity

August 30, 2003

Source: The Daily Southtown

On August 30, 2003 The Daily Southtown reported that "U.S. Senator Dick Durban (D-Ill) visited Marian Catholic high school for a short tour and question and answer session on Monday....Durbin brought up the issue of the Ten commandments monument in Alabama. After mentioning the increases in Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim population in the United States, Durbin said he agreed with the decision to remove the monument. 'I frankly think we have to take care to protect that diversity."

Post 9/11 Muslim-Christian dialogue group established in Cleveland

August 30, 2003

Source: The Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/living/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/living/1062236118108620.xml

On August 30, 2003 The Plain Dealer reported: "A group of religious leaders is developing a Muslim-Christian dialogue to promote understanding between the two faiths in Northeast Ohio. Christians and Muslims Establishing Peace, the working title of the new group, is planning an evening of prayer and reflection on "Making...

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Hallelujah Full-Gospel Church

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 8 September 2003.

Phone: 704-525-0888

Botanicas and spiritual healers appeal to Latinos in Salt Lake City

August 23, 2003

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Aug/08232003/saturday/saturday.asp

On August 23, 2003 The Salt Lake Tribune ran a feature article on the appeal of botanicas (shops selling herbs, oils, soaps, and candles believed to bring good luck) to Salt Lake's Latino population. Reporter Rhina Guido writes, "For about 10 years, many Latin American immigrants to Utah have come to these shops called botanicas and to their spiritual directors or...

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