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Symbol of Faith, Symbol of Controversy

February 8, 2007

Source: The Roanoke Times

http://www.roanoke.com/editorials/wb/wb/xp-103573

The decision by the College of William and Mary's president to remove a cross from the college's historic Wren Chapel sent an appropriate message of inclusiveness to the campus community.

At a college with increasing religious diversity, Gene Nichol was correct in his step to make the chapel more welcoming to students of all faiths. The centuries-old chapel, which had no cross until the one...

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Symbol of Faith, Symbol of Controversy

February 8, 2007

Source: The Roanoke Times

http://www.roanoke.com/editorials/wb/wb/xp-103573

The decision by the College of William and Mary's president to remove a cross from the college's historic Wren Chapel sent an appropriate message of inclusiveness to the campus community.

At a college with increasing religious diversity, Gene Nichol was correct in his step to make the chapel more welcoming to students of all faiths. The centuries-old chapel, which had no cross until the one...

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Symbol of Faith, Symbol of Controversy

February 8, 2007

Source: The Roanoke Times

http://www.roanoke.com/editorials/wb/wb/xp-103573

The decision by the College of William and Mary's president to remove a cross from the college's historic Wren Chapel sent an appropriate message of inclusiveness to the campus community.

At a college with increasing religious diversity, Gene Nichol was correct in his step to make the chapel more welcoming to students of all faiths. The centuries-old chapel, which had no cross until the one...

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Faiths See Common Ground

February 8, 2007

Author: Rosanne Barrett

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,21193583-3102,00.html#

AGAINST a backdrop of growing cultural tensions focused on divisions, leaders from the three Abrahamic faiths in Queensland met this week to discuss their similarities.

Descended from the same historical roots, about 200 community members from the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths met at State...

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Faiths See Common Ground

February 8, 2007

Author: Rosanne Barrett

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,21193583-3102,00.html#

AGAINST a backdrop of growing cultural tensions focused on divisions, leaders from the three Abrahamic faiths in Queensland met this week to discuss their similarities.

Descended from the same historical roots, about 200 community members from the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths met at State...

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"Fundamentalist Intolerance of Atheists is Unwarranted," a Commentary by Michael O'Brien

February 8, 2007

Author: Michael O'Brien

Source: The Heights

http://media.www.bcheights.com/media/storage/paper144/news/2007/02/08/Marketplace/Fundamentalist.Intolerance.Of.Atheists.Is.Unwarranted-2706340.shtml

Throughout his presidency, while combating Islamism in the Middle East, Bush has consistently and successfully appeased America's Christian Religious Right....

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Faiths See Common Ground

February 8, 2007

Author: Rosanne Barrett

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,21193583-3102,00.html#

AGAINST a backdrop of growing cultural tensions focused on divisions, leaders from the three Abrahamic faiths in Queensland met this week to discuss their similarities.

Descended from the same historical roots, about 200 community members from the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths met at State...

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"Fundamentalist Intolerance of Atheists is Unwarranted," a Commentary by Michael O'Brien

February 8, 2007

Author: Michael O'Brien

Source: The Heights

http://media.www.bcheights.com/media/storage/paper144/news/2007/02/08/Marketplace/Fundamentalist.Intolerance.Of.Atheists.Is.Unwarranted-2706340.shtml

Throughout his presidency, while combating Islamism in the Middle East, Bush has consistently and successfully appeased America's Christian Religious Right....

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"Fundamentalist Intolerance of Atheists is Unwarranted," a Commentary by Michael O'Brien

February 8, 2007

Author: Michael O'Brien

Source: The Heights

http://media.www.bcheights.com/media/storage/paper144/news/2007/02/08/Marketplace/Fundamentalist.Intolerance.Of.Atheists.Is.Unwarranted-2706340.shtml

Throughout his presidency, while combating Islamism in the Middle East, Bush has consistently and successfully appeased America's Christian Religious Right....

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Artist Hopes to Dispel Muslim Stereotypes

February 8, 2007

Author: Christine Morente

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/ci_5182914

Youssef Ismail's photographs of vibrant and sometimes ethereal landscapes hold a deeper meaning. He says he uses his camera's shutter to reflect his spirituality as a Muslim.

"I have hope that people will understand the spiritual side of the religion of Islam," he said. "It has a deep, rich and spiritual connection....

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Artist Hopes to Dispel Muslim Stereotypes

February 8, 2007

Author: Christine Morente

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/ci_5182914

Youssef Ismail's photographs of vibrant and sometimes ethereal landscapes hold a deeper meaning. He says he uses his camera's shutter to reflect his spirituality as a Muslim.

"I have hope that people will understand the spiritual side of the religion of Islam," he said. "It has a deep, rich and spiritual connection....

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Artist Hopes to Dispel Muslim Stereotypes

February 8, 2007

Author: Christine Morente

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/ci_5182914

Youssef Ismail's photographs of vibrant and sometimes ethereal landscapes hold a deeper meaning. He says he uses his camera's shutter to reflect his spirituality as a Muslim.

"I have hope that people will understand the spiritual side of the religion of Islam," he said. "It has a deep, rich and spiritual connection....

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"Public Schools--Why We Don't Fight More," a Commentary by Charles C. Haynes

February 7, 2007

Author: Charles C. Haynes

Source: Statesman Journal/Gannett News Service

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200670206023

Americans aren’t shy about invoking their First Amendment rights - especially over issues of religion and values in public schools.

Over one 10-day period in January, I heard from Wiccans in North Carolina upset about school Internet filters filtering out information on the...

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Only Good Friday Makes the Cut

February 7, 2007

Author: Letitia Stein

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/02/07/Hillsborough/Only_Good_Friday_make.shtml

TAMPA - Good Friday is the only religious holiday recognized in the latest version of Hillsborough's controversial school calendar.

But the idea of treating Christians differently from Jews and Muslims divided the committee of teachers, parents and school administrators who are making calendar...

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