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In the News (Thu 20 Jun 19)

  
  Croatia
Religious communities that are based abroad will need to submit written permission for registration from their country of origin.
At the end of the period covered by this report, the Islamic Community, which initially opposed the idea of religious training in kindergarten, was negotiating with the Ministry of Education on the curriculum and staff to provide religious education in kindergartens beginning with the Fall 2003 school term.
As with other smaller religious communities, the primary issue for the Jewish Community is the return of property either confiscated or nationalized by the Communist regime of the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, of which the restitution of even part would significantly affect the community's financial well-being.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2003/24350.htm   (2891 words)

  
 Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life
Religious communities have been profoundly affected by this; many were led to rethink their presence in society in view of more direct service to the poor, sometimes even through insertion among the poor.
Religious community is a visible manifestation of the communion which is the foundation of the church and, at the same time, a prophecy of that unity toward which she tends as her final goal.
Religious communities, aware of their responsibilities toward the greater fraternity of the church, also become a sign of the possibility of living Christian fraternity and of the price that must be paid to build any form of fraternal life.
www.ewtn.com /library/CURIA/CICLFRAT.HTM   (16992 words)

  
 International Religious Freedom Report 2002: Ukraine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The growth in the numbers of communities representing nontraditional religious movements is evidence of the religious freedom in the country.
Some religious leaders allege that local government officials in the east and west favor the predominant confessions, although each of the major religions and many of the smaller ones maintain a presence in all parts of the country.
The number of foreign religious workers admitted by religious affairs departments of oblast administrations were not available at the end of the period covered by this report.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2002/13988.htm   (5400 words)

  
 What bishops and clergy should know about RELIGIOUS LIFE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Members of a Religious Order are committed for life or a term of years to holding their possessions in common or in trust, to celibate life in community, and obedience to their Rule and Constitution.
A Religious Order of this Church is a society of Christians (in communion with the See of Canterbury) who voluntarily commit themselves for life, or a term of years: to holding their possessions in common or in trust; to a celibate life in community; and obedience to their Rule and Constitution.
To be officially recognized such a Christian Community must have at least six full members in accordance with their Rule and Constitution, and must be approved by the Standing Committee on Religious Communities of the House of Bishops and be registered with the Committee.
www.mit.edu /~tb/anglican/religious.html   (1769 words)

  
 Archived: Secretary's Statement on Religious Expression
Official neutrality regarding religious activity: Teachers and school administrators, when acting in those capacities, are representatives of the state and are prohibited by the establishment clause from soliciting or encouraging religious activity, and from participating in such activity with students.
Religious literature: Students have a right to distribute religious literature to their schoolmates on the same terms as they are permitted to distribute other literature that is unrelated to school curriculum or activities.
Religious excusals: Subject to applicable State laws, schools enjoy substantial discretion to excuse individual students from lessons that are objectionable to the student or the students' parents on religious or other conscientious grounds.
www.ed.gov /Speeches/08-1995/religion.html   (2805 words)

  
 Religious Movements Homepage: Twelve Tribes
Religious leaders further helped arouse uneasiness about the new group by calling attention to several of the Churches' beliefs that were regarded as unconventional.
In the Mattatall case, the alleged and misrepresented religious beliefs of the Community mother were weighted against her more than the substantiated pedophilia of the father.
The New England Institute of Religious Research was founded in 1991 by the Reverend Robert Pardon "to combat the rise of cults, the occult and aberrational Christianity in New England." He first encountered the Twelve Tribes in 1994.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/tribes.html   (6256 words)

  
 How to Raise Money from the Religious Community
Religious communities support nonprofit organizations as a way of living out their "faith in action." They see nonprofits as partners in meeting their outreach or mission goals.
Since the mid-1960s, the religious community has been an important and strategic source of funding for a wide variety of issues, including social justice, empowerment, the environment, housing, and serving the needs of the poor and hungry.
As religious leaders are forced to use a larger portion of their budgets to keep the doors open, the roof from leaking and the prayer books in decent repair, there is less money available for the mission, and every dollar must count.
www.lib.msu.edu /harris23/grants/relfrais.htm   (1809 words)

  
 The Body: The Religious Community, AIDS Ministries and Prevention: One Person's Opinion
The response of the faith community to AIDS prevention is as murky as its response to compassion is clear.
While the faith community generally supports the response of compassion where care for the person with AIDS is concerned, the faith community ethic surrounding sexuality, specifically sexual behavior, is quite another matter.
From the call to compassion, to care, found deep within the religious community view of things, a dramatic philosophical and political shift occurs -- for the call to prevention raises that extremely personal ethic where sex is concerned.
www.thebody.com /anin/opinion.html   (1109 words)

  
 Religious Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The mission of the Institute for Dialogue Among Religious Traditions is to encourage interfaith relations within the context of the Boston University School of Theology.
The National Conference for Community and Justice, founded in 1927 as The National Conference of Christians and Jews, is a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in America.
The Council identifies the religious community's response to the 1981 destruction of a Jewish synagogue by arson as the primary source of their commitment.
www.people.fas.harvard.edu /~pluralsm/98wrb/resource.htm   (2416 words)

  
 Church of Scientology registered as a religious community in Sweden
The registrations were made under a new law on religious communities that took force on January 1, 2000, with the purpose of further establishing equal rights for all religions in Sweden.
The law, titled the Act on Religious Communities, is one of a series that mandates a separation of the Lutheran Church, officially called the Church of Sweden, and the State.
That decision by the Stockholm tax office was a milestone for the Church of Scientology in Sweden, and the new registrations as religious communities further confirm the religious status and establishment of the Church in Swedish society.
news.scientology.org /press/2000/13032000.htm   (419 words)

  
 Religious Vow Homosexuality Fight - Aug. 13, 1998
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A group of conservative religious ministers says it is time for the religious community to play a more active role in opposing homosexuality.
"We the religious people have to start to act up," Rabbi Yehuda Levin of New York, a member of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of U.S. and Canada, said at a Wednesday news conference sponsored by the conservative Family Research Council.
The Judicial Council of the 9.5 million-member United Methodist Church, the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination, ruled at a meeting Tuesday night in Dallas that a minister who performs a marriage of two people of the same sex can be removed from the ministry.
www.cnn.com /ALLPOLITICS/1998/08/13/ap/religion.homosexuality   (432 words)

  
 Venturing BSA
The silver hands are both a representation of the Religious and Community Life Bronze Award and of the caring, nurturing, and understanding that the TRUST award instills in a Venturer.
The medal is suspended from a ribbon with a solid field of purple.
The purple represents both the color of the Religious Life programs of Venturing and is a historic color of religion and royalty for much of the world.
www.scouting.org /venturing/awards/trust.html   (467 words)

  
 The Body: Chicago Religious Community Joins to Raise Money for African Children with HIV/AIDS
One life.' Can provide an important connection between communities of individuals who believe in the sanctity of life and who wish to translate their belief into a commitment to reach out to the most vulnerable members of society," said IAPAC President José M. Zuniga.
One Life." is a project of IAPAC in cooperation with the National Conference for Community and Justice, Chicago Region and the Hydeia L. Broadbent Foundation.
The funds raised in the religious community will pay for tests, counseling and social services for one year.
www.thebody.com /iapac/religious_community.html   (473 words)

  
 Religious Community Looks Toward the 1992 Earth Summit
The Jewish religious community in America has been somewhat slow to respond to the environmental crisis.
Moreover, it has been very hard for the religious community to get hold of the issue and to motivate people.
He holds a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Pittsburgh and currently teaches at the Washington Theological Union.
www.georgetown.edu /centers/woodstock/report/r-fea28.htm   (4329 words)

  
 Issue #1: The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) as a Religious Community
Historically, monasticism and life in religious orders have roots in the early diaconal practices of the church and the fourth century phenomenon of a movement of individuals to the deserts and wild places of the Mediterranean basin, Gaul, Britain and Ireland for a life of prayer and intimacy with God.
And, apparently, the men felt a tremendous gratification in the support of the community for each one's individual spiritual life: the life of the group was a support to the achievement of the individuals' spiritual goals.
The group had a true cohesion as a community and they sought corporate guidance for this community with the intention that the implications for the individuals in the group would be accepted by each and lived out fully.
www.quaker.org /quest/issue1-3.html   (6745 words)

  
 About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
About Us The Brothers and Sisters of Charity is a Catholic based community made up of an integrated monastic expression of celibate brothers, celibate sisters, families and singles, and a domestic expression of those who live throughout the world in their own homes.
We are called to embrace gospel obedience with the Church and this community of the Church in contrast to rampant individualism.
We are, as an integrated monastic community, religious from a Christian base, Christian from a Catholic base and monastic from a Franciscan base.
www.littleportion.org /About_Us/about_us.html   (476 words)

  
 Sprawl Watch
A coalition of over 50 local congregations who believe that sprawl lies at the heart of the region's problems: urban abandonment, deteriorating city streets, and loss of access to jobs for low-income people.
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) has been the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in the nation's capital for over 35 years.
Besides supporing social justice issues related specifically to the Jewish community both here and abroad, the RAC advocates on behalf of a variety of social justice issues.
www.sprawlwatch.org /religiouscommunity.html   (469 words)

  
 Promoting religious understanding, tolerance and freedom.
to extend religious freedom to people of all religions, even though you sincerely disagree with their beliefs and/or practices.
It promotes religious freedom, and diversity as positive cultural values.
of religious belief in North America, from Asatru to Zoroastrianism, including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, Universism, Wicca, other religious groups, and spiritual/ethical groups.
religioustolerance.org   (879 words)

  
 Al Islam Online - Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
Islam is the religion that represents the pinnacle of religious evolution.
Ahmadiyyat is the revival of Islam prophecied to unite mankind in the Latter Days.
Copyright © by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community 1995-2005.
www.alislam.org   (93 words)

  
 Religious Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Although South Carolina's religious freedom (for all non-Catholics) attracted many Dissenters, the Church of England was the established church after 1706.
Pugin's ideals evoked a response among Protestants as well, as they paralleled the ideas of reformers within the Church of England and the Anglican academic community.
John Henry Newman and others began in 1833 the Oxford Movement which sought to restore ritual and liturgical richness to the Church of England.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/charleston/architecture.htm   (3424 words)

  
 Traditional Catholic Carmelite Convent - Religious Community of Contemplative Nuns - Vocation
Traditional Catholic Carmelite Convent - Religious Community of Contemplative Nuns - Vocation
Community bond based on one Faith, supernatural principles and fraternal charity
Purpose of the foundation was to preserve the authentic religious life as lived out in the original Rule and customs of Our Holy Mother, St. Teresa of Avila
www.sistersofcarmel.org   (382 words)

  
 Homeless Shelters, Domestic Violence, Charity, Community Services, Social Services, Support Groups
We are a social service agency serving northern Pinellas County, including the communities of Clearwater, Largo, Dunedin, Palm Harbor and Safety Harbor.
With the backing of eighty Christian and Jewish congregations we operate the RCS Food Bank, Haven Domestic Violence Center and the RCS Thrift Store and provide emergency and transitional housing for homeless families through Grace House and Stepping Stone.
Each year we serve more than 34,000 people in our community, primarily single working moms, their children and senior citizens.
www.rcshelps.com   (128 words)

  
 Death Penalty Religious: Education
Religious Leaders and Senator Feingold Urge President Clinton to Impose a Moratorium on Capital Punishment
Excerpt of Amici Brief to Supreme Court of Florida, challenging the constitutionality of the electric chair and explaining the need for religious organizations to be involved in the fight against the death penalty
Amnesty International's Guidebook - a guidebook designed to provide religious communities with current, relevant, and sensitive materials to assist you in planning activities surrounding the death penalty.
www.deathpenaltyreligious.org /education.html   (384 words)

  
 Welcome to Matityahu - An Orthodox Religious Community in Israel, Centrally Located, Led by Rabbi Zev Leff, shlita
Moshav Matityahu is a unique American-style Orthodox community of B'nei Torah in the center of Israel.
Moshav Matityahu presently consists of approximately 60 families – four of whom joined in the past year or so (2004-2005) – and is now seeking to accelerate its growth.
A much sought-after lecturer and teacher, Rav Leff frequently travels to speak at schools, yeshivos, seminaries, community centers, and events throughout Israel and abroad.
www.matityahu.org   (245 words)

  
 Madison Area Interfaith Network: related web sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Subscribe to Madison Area Interfaith List for events and announcements of spiritual and religious significance from across the spectrum of beliefs.
Bahai's Under the Provisions of the Covenant of Dane County
Center for Religious Experience and Study (Kansas City)
danenet.wicip.org /mainlink/links.html   (594 words)

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