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NEWS INVOLVING RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE OR RELIGIOUS INFORMATION
FOR 2005-JUNE

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JUN-07: Interfaith Convocation on Hunger: Religious leaders from Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sikh faith groups gathered in the Washington National Cathedral in the first Interfaith Convocation on Hunger. Over 1,000 persons attended.  The Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, said: "There is a new day dawning in this country. God has made it possible in our time for us to end hunger. This is an age old dream but it is also an urgent opportunity." In his keynote address, The Most Rev. Njongonkulu W.H. Ndungane, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, said: "We must put all our weight behind the growing momentum for change. Now is the time…we have an unprecedented opportunity to make a difference."

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JUN-10: World: A call for prayer to promote peace: According to an anonymous E-mail: "Summer solstice at June 21st is already set as the World Peace and Prayer Day, initiated by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, the keeper of the Sacred Pipe of the Lakota Nation. GrandPa Sunhawk asks us now to depart from there and initiate the 3 remaining sacred dates equally as true World Peace and Prayer Days." Some people believe that when a certain critical number of humans pray for peace on the two solstices and equinoxes, that peace will be established.

Meanwhile, on an unrelated topic, some economists announced that the total expenditure on war has exceeded 1000 Billion per year for the first time. Estimates of the cost of providing clean water to almost everyone in the world would cost between 35 and 180 billion dollars a year. 10

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JUN-13: Germany, Austria, Slovakia: Ancient Pagan temples found: Archaeologists have found the remains of more than 150 Pagan temples in a 400-mile stretch of land in Europe. Carbon dating has revealed that the temples were built between 4800 and 4600 BCE. They are believed to be older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids in Egypt. The buildings were made of earth and wood. Archaeologists believe that they were built by a religious community who lived together in longhouses of up to 165 feet (50 meters) in length. 11

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References:

  1. DayWatch is a daily service of Maranatha Christian Journal. It provides "a daily summary of news headlines with a Christian perspective..." The newsletter is free on request. Their web site is at: http://www.mcjonline.com 
  2. ENI (Ecumenical News International) provides free bulletins and subscriptions to full text articles. Their home page is at: http://www.eni.ch Its postal address is: PO Box 2100, CH - 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
  3. ReligionToday provides free newsletters to which you can subscribe at: http://www.ReligionToday.com. These summaries are part of GOSHEN.net, which also includes LiveIt.net, Devotionals.net, ChristianShareware.net, ChristianClassifieds.net, ChristianMessageBoards.net, BibleStudyTools.net, MediaManagement.net, WorldNewsToday.net, WebCastGuide.net, and ChristianCollegeGuide.net
  4. Reuters is "the world's leading financial information and news group. Their web page is at: http://www.reuters.com/ 
  5. CitizenLink is a service of Focus on the Family. They send regular Emails containing news items interpreted from a Fundamentalist Christian perspective. Signup is at: http://www.family.org/cforum/clinksignup.cfm 
  6. Earth Religions Legal Assistance Network is a leading anti-defamation group which fights discrimination against Neopagans. See:  http://www.conjure.com/ERAL/eral.html 
  7. Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) maintains a free mailing list. Go to http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acns/ to subscribe.
  8. EWTN is a news service of the Roman Catholic Church. It posts news items from Newsline, Newslink, and The World Over on its Internet site at: http://www.ewtn.com/news/index.htm
  9. Alternative Religions Educational Network (AREN) is an information organization located in Philadelphia. It has monitored discrimination against Wiccans throughout North America for three decades. Their web page is at: http://aren.org
  10. "Survey: Water," The Economist, at: http://www.economist.com/
  11. "Temples older than Pyramids found," BBC News Round, 2005-JUN-11, at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/

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Originally written: 2005-JUN-02
Latest update: 2005-JUN-21
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