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Editorial: “Teaching Religion in Schools: A More Intelligent Course”

January 8, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/13573410.htm

On January 8, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an editorial stating, "The 'intelligent design' trial, which concluded with a resounding anti-ID ruling, has exposed a surprising, yawning gap in American education. There's a workable solution - but, alas, you won't be seeing it anytime soon. Problem is, there's no place to put ID in our present public school...

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Hillsborough School Board Reverses Decision

November 9, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/11/09/Hillsborough/Board_reverses_field_.shtml

On November 9, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "After listening to passionate speeches about God, country, children and tradition, the Hillsborough School Board restored several religious holidays to next year's school calendar, reversing a 2-week-old decision that garnered national attention. By a 5-2 vote Tuesday night, the board...

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Second "Interfaith Dialog Dinner" in Reno Draws 130

October 7, 2005

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051007/NEWS10/510070423/1002/NEWS

On October 7, 2005 the Reno Gazette-Journal reported, "Sisters Nadia and Hannah Khan of Sparks broke their Ramadan fast Thursday with three Carmelite Sisters from Reno... Both sets of sisters were among the 130 people Thursday night at the second Interfaith Dialog Dinner at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The event was...

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Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies Looks to the Future of Interreligious Dialogue

June 10, 2005

Source: The Tidings Corporation

http://www.the-tidings.com/2005/0610/buddhist.htm

On June 10, 2005 The Tidings Corporation reported, "interreligious dialogue nurtured by Pope John Paul II must continue to evolve under Pope Benedict XVI's papacy or global ethnic and religious conflicts will escalate, said Buddhist and Christian leaders attending an international religious conference at Loyola Marymount University June 3-8. As one of the first major interreligious...

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Marketing to Ethnic Populations Requires Acute Cultural Awareness

September 19, 2004

Source: TIME

http://www.time.com/time/globalbusiness/article/0,9171,1101040920-695866,00.html

On September 19, 2004 TIME reported, "The country is no longer defined, and shaped, exclusively by white Anglo-Saxons but increasingly by African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans. This New Mainstream is transforming how America will work, play, learn and spend in the coming decades. Any company or institution that fails to...

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Editorial: Rabbi Considers Contemporary Discussion on Religious Pluralism

July 6, 2004

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/articles/3/160222-9743-021.html

On July 6, 2004 The Indianapolis Star reported, "When the sociologist Will Herberg wrote a seminal book in 1955 titled 'Protestant, Catholic and Jew,' he was reflecting on what he saw were the primary religious affiliations in the United States. He wrote of ethnic divisions fading against a backdrop of three primary faith expressions that made up the American landscape. That...

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Communist Leaders' Visit to Hong Kong Attempts to "Neutralize" Religious Leaders' Opposition

May 26, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/146/story_14657_1.html

On May 26, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an United Press International article that reported, "Senior Communist Party leader Madame Liu Yandong conducted herself with dignity and propriety at she officiated at a ceremony in honor of the Buddha's birthday in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Dressed in a modest but stylish black skirt and jacket, and taking her cues from the monks alongside her, she...

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Editorial: Catholic Bishops Lack Consistency in Moral Stances on Social Issues

May 22, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/oped/chi-0405210348may21,1,6913407.story

On May 22, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "For Catholics, there is no bright line separating 'private'faith from 'public'action. Within the Catholic tradition, the decision whether to vote for one politician or another is as fraught with religious significance as the decision whether to go to church on Sunday. Consequently,...

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Bay Area Cemeteries and Funeral Homes Accommodate Diverse Funeral Rites

April 8, 2004

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/northern_california/8383038.htm

On April 8, 2004 The Mercury News reported, "In the Bay Area, where whites are no longer the majority, diversity is redefining communities for the dead as well as the living. From Richmond to Fremont to San Jose, funeral homes are building rooms where Indian families can wash their deceased...

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In New Jersey, Traditional Ukrainian Egg Decorating Revived

March 22, 2004

Source: The Courier News

http://www.c-n.com/news/c-n/story/0,2111,929848,00.html

On March 22, 2004 the reported, "The participants in a Ukrainian egg-decorating workshop Sunday at East Jersey Old Towne Village believed it was an egg they were holding in their hands; little did they know it was the fate of the world. According to Ukrainian folk legend, as long as women continue to decorate eggs, the world will continue to exist. If the custom should cease, evil in...

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Muslims Join Christians in Alliance Against Alcohol

March 21, 2004

Source: The Journal Gazette

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/fortwayne/news/local/8241980.htm

On March 21, 2004 The Journal Gazette reported, "American followers of Islam are forging an alliance against alcohol consumption with long-standing, Christian-based temperance groups. Strict observance of Islam forbids the consumption of alcohol. The same holds for the beliefs of many of the Christians at the annual meeting of the National Temperance and Prohibition...

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