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    05/18/2005 10:24:02 AM PDT · by I_Publius · 13 replies · 533+ views
    E-Newsletter ^ | 5/18/2005 | Kathleen Matsumura
    5) INTERFAITH DINNER - ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT BIBLE AS A BOOK TO BE TAUGHT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS DATE: Monday, June 6 TIME: 6:30 PM to gather, with dinner at 7:00 PM LOCATION: Juan's Tex Mex Restaurant 6150 Frankford Rd. (near Preston Rd.) COST: $6.00 plus the cost of your dinner (off the menu) RSVP or call us at (972) 523-8080 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE BIBLE AS A BOOK TO BE TAUGHT IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Does this violate the increasingly narrowing separation between church and state? Who produces the current curriculum in use in Odessa? What is...
  • Vatican Message to Buddhists for Feast of Vesakh

    05/16/2005 2:48:54 PM PDT · by murphE · 141 replies · 1,169+ views
    zenit ^ | 05/16/05
    "Interreligious Expressions of Solidarity" Followed Tsunami VATICAN CITY, MAY 16, 2005 ( Here is the message of Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, to Buddhists, on the occasion of Vesakh, their most important feast. * * * Buddhists and Christians in Solidarity Dear Buddhist Friends, 1. Once again the time of Vesakh comes, and on this occasion I wish to convey to you my heartfelt greetings. May this feast bring joy to you as individuals, as families and as communities. I am certain that in many places where Buddhists and Catholics live together they will...
  • Nation's Christian Roots Attacked-(lib "Interfaith Alliance" protesting our Christian heritage!)

    05/02/2005 4:14:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 77 replies · 1,306+ views
    A left-leaning group called the Interfaith Alliance is protesting the influence of Christianity in U.S. history. A liberal action group has challenged the views of a well-known conservative who points in detail to the influence Christianity has had on U.S. history. David Barton, founder of Wallbuilders, regularly gives tours of the U.S. Capitol to spotlight the faith-based underpinnings of key moments in American history. But the Interfaith Alliance—a group from the religious left—recently objected to a Barton excursion, accusing him of revising history. The tour in question was for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, but the alliance didn't complain to...
  • Benedict vows to work for global reconciliation

    04/21/2005 7:40:23 AM PDT · by worldclass · 9 replies · 384+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/21/2005 | John Phillips
    "I address myself to everyone with simplicity and affection, to assure them that the church wants to continue to hold a sincere and open dialogue with them, in the search of the true good for man and society," the Bavarian theologian said.
  • Revisiting "Evangelicals & Catholics Together"

    04/10/2005 6:45:08 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 2 replies · 201+ views
    In light of current developments, this joint manifesto needs a new impetus. Beginning in September 1992 a consultation of Evangelical Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians began discussions regarding the "Christian Mission in the Third Millennium." In 1994, the Consultation published a joint statement outlining Evangelical-Protestant and Roman Catholics on a variety of issues of common concern in the journal First Things. The list of participants and endorsers is quite impressive, and includes many notable Catholic and Evangelical Christians. This is my favorite quote from the Joint Statement:We Contend Together...In this country, too, freedom of religion cannot be taken for granted...
  • Pope set precedent with world religions

    04/08/2005 6:21:03 AM PDT · by murphE · 18 replies · 401+ views ^ | 04/07/05 | LOUIS MEIXLER
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCERThursday, April 7, 2005 · Last updated 11:29 a.m. PTPope set precedent with world religionsBy LOUIS MEIXLERASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER ANKARA, Turkey -- He was the first pope to visit a mosque and pray at Judaism's holiest site, and he returned the relics of revered Orthodox Christian saints.In death, John Paul II continues to set precedents: His funeral is attracting religious and political leaders whose faiths were never represented at such a high level at papal burials.John Paul II ushered in "the globalization of religion," said John Esposito, founding director of the Georgetown University Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in Washington....
  • A Collection of Quotes by the late Pope John Paul II

    An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded. Pope John Paul II As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. Pope John Paul II Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. Pope John Paul II From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive. Pope John Paul II Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that...
  • Orthodox Church Patriarch Expresses Condolences at Pope's Death

    04/03/2005 11:18:53 AM PDT · by lizol · 81 replies · 1,395+ views ^ | 03 April 2005
    Orthodox Church Patriarch Expresses Condolences at Pope's Death By VOA News 03 April 2005 Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II From Moscow, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II has sent a condolence message to the Vatican, saying members of his church mourn the loss of Pope John Paul together with all Roman Catholics. In a letter to the dean of the Vatican's college of cardinals Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, Patriarch Alexy said Pope John Paul himself, as well as his works and ideas, have made a strong impact on the world. "May his memory live forever," the Russian church leader wrote. Patriarch Alexy...
  • The Tikkun Olam Pope

    04/03/2005 11:44:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoHebrew · 10 replies · 708+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | April 3, 2005 | LISA PALMIERI-BILLIG
    Like other outstanding spiritual and political leaders, Karol Wojtyla began his career as an actor. Born with a talent for communication, an overpowering sensitivity and empathy for the human condition, steeped in a deeply religious Polish Catholic environment but surrounded by Jewish friends and classmates, he consequently embraced the moral imperative of transforming consciences according to his faith. Indelibly branded spiritually by the Holocaust, by World War II and communist tyranny, he embraced his mission fervently as an opportunity to help heal the world. He might well go down in Jewish history as the Tikkun Olam Pope. Run-of-the-mill priests can...

    03/31/2005 2:41:41 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 38 replies · 916+ views
    MUMBAI: As Pope John Paul II remains hospitalised, the names of prelates from Asia, Africa and Latin America, including that of an Indian archbishop, figure in the list of those who are likely to succeed him, a media report said. Mumbai's archbishop Ivan Diaz, a friend of Mother Teresa, figures in the list, international weekly magazine BusinessWeek said in an article titled Why The Next Pope May Be A Surprise. When contacted, Diaz' office dismissed the report as 'rubbish' and said the archbishop will not entertain interviews on the matter. The College of Cardinals will select a Pope when John...
  • [Jewish] Orthodoxy and Reticence

    02/25/2005 12:40:55 PM PST · by hlmencken3 · 1 replies · 140+ views
    FIRST THINGS JOURNAL ^ | February 2005 | Shalom Carmy
    It has been forty years since my revered teacher Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, popularly known as “the Rav” by his followers in the modern wing of American Orthodoxy, presented his paper “Confrontation” to the Rabbinical Council of America. The paper was later published in the Council’s intellectual journal, Tradition. Together with subsequent guidelines, the principles advanced in this essay have governed Orthodox Judaism’s policy regarding “dialogue” with other religions, most notably the Roman Catholic Church. The essay’s fortieth anniversary is a good time to think again about the Rav’s position and how it might provide guidance for us today. The practical...
  • Film on Crusades Could Become Hollywood's Next Battleground

    08/24/2004 12:24:08 PM PDT · by JeepInMazar · 63 replies · 2,346+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 12, 2004 | Sharon Waxman
    With bloody images of Muslims and Westerners battling in Iraq and elsewhere on the nightly news, it may seem like odd timing to unveil a big-budget Hollywood epic depicting the ferocious fight between Christians and Muslims over Jerusalem in the Crusade of the 12th century. 20th Century Fox is planning a release next year for ''Kingdom of Heaven,'' a $130 million production by the Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott, shot in Morocco with hundreds of extras, horses and elaborate costumes. The script, by William Monahan, is based on real characters of the three-century Crusades, including Balian of Ibelin, a Crusader knight...
  • Hindus at the Fatima Sanctuary

    07/24/2004 8:08:00 AM PDT · by gbcdoj · 22 replies · 427+ views
    Unity Publishing ^ | 20 July 2004 | Richard Salbato
    Clarification from the Rectory of the Fatima SanctuaryReaders of the Voz de Fatima will remember an article by the Rector of the Sanctuary published in January 2004 entitle “Fatima Sanctuary for all religions?” The movements which have sprung up which had sprung up in opposition to our October conference were recorded there are now taking advantage of having seen a group of Hindus at the Sanctuary at the sanctuary, as recorded in the “Voz de Fatima” of May 2004, to launch their massive anti-ecumenical campaign which is coupled with their opposition to inter-religious dialogue.  We have been sent many requests...

    07/09/2004 11:18:20 AM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies · 354+ views
    Religion News Service ^ | July 8, 2004 | RNS
    VIENNA, VIRGINIA -- As a part of a week-long gathering of New Thought leaders coming from around the world beginning July 18, 2004, the 89th International New Thought Alliance (INTA) leadership will be honoring Bishop William E. Swing for his groundbreaking work to stop religiously motivated violence. The Congress will be held at the Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner, Vienna, Virginia from July 18 -23. Rev. Swing has gained national attention due to his innovative leadership of the drive to establish a United Religions body to promote religious harmony throughout the world through small circle dialogues among diverse populations. Bishop Swing...
  • Ecumenical Follies Update: The Pope Kissed His Ring?

    07/04/2004 10:22:37 PM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 43 replies · 756+ views
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | 3rd July 2004 | Christopher Ferrara, Esq
    When the so-called "Archbishop" of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, visited the Pope in October 2003, Williams kissed the Pope’s ring, whereupon the Pope kissed his. In doing so, John Paul II suggested that Williams actually possessed the dignity of an Archbishop, when in fact (as Pope Leo XIII taught infallibly in Apostolicae Curiae) Anglican prelates are not validly ordained, but rather are mere laymen pretending to ecclesiastical office. Just how devoid of holy orders the Anglican clergy are is demonstrated by recent revelations of the behind-the scenes conflict over Williams’s appointment of the admitted homosexual Dr. Jeffrey John as suffragen "bishop"...
  • Hindus worship at Fátima altar

    05/21/2004 8:38:48 AM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 92 replies · 731+ views
    Last October The Portugal News reported on the Interfaith Congress held at Fátima, one of Catholicism’s most sacred sites, where representatives of the world’s leading religions allegedly explored the possibility of opening the shrine to a whole variety of faiths. While the newspaper received many letters and emails congratulating it for reporting on the congress, it was also criticised by some groups who claimed that Fátima would remain exclusively Catholic. Now, however, we can report that the first steps in developing Fátima as a multi-faith centre could have been taken. On May 5th, SIC and SIC Notícias carried a report...
  • World Council and Catholic Church Draw Up 3 Documents

    05/21/2004 7:27:55 AM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 7 replies · 106+ views
    A meeting between the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches has produced three studies on baptism, ecumenical dialogue and Catholic participation in local ecclesial councils. The meeting, held in Crete last week, also produced a report covering the efforts of the Joint Working Group, the liaison between the Church and the WCC. The report, with the three study documents, will be submitted to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the assembly of the Geneva-based WCC. The latter is composed primarily of Orthodox and denominations of the Reformation. Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow, co-moderator of the Joint...
  • Interfaith panel takes on religious reactions to 'The Passion' (WARNING)

    03/03/2004 12:39:42 PM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 26 replies · 117+ views
    Daily Northwestern ^ | 3 March 2004 | Amy Hamblin
    Interfaith panel takes on religious reactions to 'The Passion' By Amy Hamblin March 03, 2004 Amid the controversy generated by the film "The Passion of the Christ," a four-student panel representing both Christian and Jewish perspectives fielded questions about the film Tuesday evening. About 60 people gathered in Norris University Center and listened to the panelists voice their collective disappointment at the excessive violence in the movie. Panelists were divided over the anti-Semitic charges surrounding the film, released last week. Some have claimed the film, with its graphic depiction of Jesus' last 12 hours, unfairly blames all Jewish people for...
  • One less fellow traveler. 'God Squad' rabbi bolts Queer Alliance. Is 'Lieberman's rabbi' next?

    12/15/2003 4:06:27 PM PST · by yonif · 1 replies · 209+ views
    JWR ^ | Dec. 15, 2003 | Evan Gahr
    Gellman's out. Freundel, Lapin, Neuhaus and Schonfeld remain. Mouw is on the sidelines. It sounds like the roster for an inter-religious basketball game designed to foster Jewish-Christian understanding, perhaps, but it's not. The issue is how conservatives choose allies. Are they willing to work with a reputed terrorist-friendly Muslim to pre-empt gay marriage? Rabbi Marc Gellman is not. Roughly two weeks since reported that Gellman and other prominent religious conservatives were part of an anti-gay marriage coalition that includes a reputed terrorist-friendly Muslim group, Gellman bolted from this queer alliance. has learned that Gellman, perhaps America's best known...
  • Rome Quashes Fatima Report

    11/19/2003 8:07:58 PM PST · by Dajjal · 18 replies · 128+ views ^ | no date -- ?11/18/03? | none given
    Rome Quashes Fatima Report A top Vatican official has quashed rumours that the world-famous Fatima shrine is to be turned into a multi-faith pilgrim centre. Devotees of the revered Portuguese shrine were shocked and dismayed this week at the reports, which a leading UK devotee said would be a “total abandonment” of what the shrine stands for. But Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue which has responsibility for such matters, told The Universe directly that the fears were unfounded and he reassured devotees that Fatima would definitely remain a place of prayer centred on Our...