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Area Leaders Celebrate Diversity With Taste Of Interfaith

December 6, 2010

Author: Michele Marcott

Source: The Shreveport Times

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20101206/NEWS01/12060322/Area-leaders-celebrate-diversity-with-Taste-of-Interfaith

Religious and community leaders from northern and central Louisiana gathered Sunday at Lakeview United Methodist Church to celebrate the diversity of their communities and recognize the efforts of Northern...

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Nativity Scenes Sent to All 50 Governors

December 6, 2010

Author: Katie Glaeser

Source: CNN Belief Blog

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/06/nativity-scenes-sent-to-all-50-governors/

This supposedly peaceful time of year has the capacity to create tension - Christmas light rivalries and fights over whether religious decorations should adorn government spaces.

 

But the conservative Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights says it is just trying...

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Cherokee Fight Over Graduations At Churches Could Spread Across Metro Atlanta

December 3, 2010

Author: Christopher Quinn

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/news/cherokee-fight-over-graduations-766049.html

Several metro Atlanta school boards could find themselves in the same position as Cherokee County's in a church vs. state dispute over high school graduation ceremonies.

 

Cherokee officials say holding high school graduations in a local megachurch can cost tens of thousands of...

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Fort Worth Pastors Call for Bus Boycott Over Signs

December 2, 2010

Author: Shirley Jinkins

Source: The Star-Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/12/02/2674421/fort-worth-pastors-call-for-bus.html

A group of Fort Worth African-American pastors is calling for a passenger boycott of city buses displaying advertising signs that they say are offensive to Christians.

 

The disputed signs read "Millions of Americans are Good Without God" and were paid for by the...

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Many Faiths, Common Action

December 2, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PRNewswire

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/many-faiths-common-action-111203724.html

Over 90 leaders of faith, health and development organizations from across the world gathered at Washington National Cathedral and at a meeting at the White House to recommend new ways to work together to deliver aid and care to the poorest people. The group formally launched the "Global Initiative...

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Mosque Gains Commission's Approval

December 2, 2010

Author: Jeff Horseman

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_mosque02.48a1845.html

The Temecula Planning Commission voted unanimously late Wednesday to approve a plan to build a mosque on the city's outskirts.

The 5-0 vote followed a 5 ½-hour public hearing in which more than 80 speakers testified for and against the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley mosque...

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Charter Schools With Ties to Religious Groups Raise Fears About State Funds' Use

December 2, 2010

Author: Jessica Meyers

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/112210dnmetchurchcharters.3ca98d6.html

Students at Duncanville's Advantage Academy follow biblical principles, talk openly about faith and receive guidance from a gregarious former pastor who still preaches when he speaks.

 

But his congregation is a swath of...

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Religion, Peace And Development: Afghanistan And Pakistan

December 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu America Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/December-1-2010

Hindu American Seva Charities, the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University and the World Faiths Development Dialogue will host a student-led roundtable to explore ways in which the faith-based communities can actively bring peace and prosperity in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Atheist or Agnostic, a Place for Humanists

December 1, 2010

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: Boston University Today

http://www.bu.edu/today/node/11962

John McCargar found religion fascinating by the time he was seven, an age when most children would sooner eat broccoli than attend church. “I was a strange kid,” he says with a laugh. Growing up, he sampled a number of religions—from Christianity to Deism—and by the time he got to BU, he was a Mormon.

Federal Judge Keeps Sharia Law Restriction Out Of Oklahoma Constitution

November 30, 2010

Author: Nolan Clay and Carla Hinton

Source: The Oklahoman

http://newsok.com/article/3519080

An Oklahoma City federal judge Monday ruled against a voter-approved restriction on Islamic law.

 

In a 15-page order, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange continued to keep the restriction out of the Oklahoma Constitution. Her ruling was a victory for an Oklahoma City Muslim leader who had complained his constitutional religious rights were in jeopardy...

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