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North Texas Daily
January 24, 2003 Page 3
The Religion section is published every Thursday.
The editor is Kristi Flippin and she can be reached at 565-2353.
CAMPUS CHURCHES OFFER FREE MEALS, BIBLE STUDY
There are many opportunities for students to eat
free, and get a religious flavor, five times a week. The
Catholic Campus Community serves dinner at 6:30
p.m. every Monday with a Bible study at 7 p.m.
Lutheran Campus Ministries serves pizza at 12:30 p.m.
every Tuesday and dinner at 5 p.m. on Sunday nights.
The Baptist Student Ministries serves free lunch at
noon on Wednesdays. United Methodist Students
serves lunch at 11:30 a.m. every Thursday with a
devotion service at 12:30 p.m.
Be prepared, though: many of the "free" meals on
campus come attached to a devotional, prayer or other
spiritual exercise. But the groups mentioned open their
activities to all - including non-Christians - and tend
not to put visitors on the spot. For a list of other reli-
gious and spiritual campus organizations, visit
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Baha'i Faith believes in all religions, unity
in single system
The Baha'i Faith is based
on a promise from God to
humanity that the planet is
destined toward world peace
and that we must endure tur-
moil in order to achieve unity.
"I like to think that every-
thing that is going on today is
for the purpose of bringing
about something more glori-
ous," said David Parker,
Plainview senior and one of 30
members in the Denton Baha'i
Baha'is hold the belief that
conflicts should be resolved by
spiritual principles, not war.
Allen Tyrone Johnson is a
Baha'i teacher who is traveling
to 200 U.S. cities to deliver his
message. He thinks that terror
is something people create in
their minds and can only be
eliminated with a spiritual
"America's proposal to get
rid of nuclear arms is not a solu-
tion," Johnson said. "Mankind
is so devious that [humanity]
will find other ways of creating
terror without arms."
To take steps toward world
peace, the Baha'i Faith leaves
at the Child &
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"We are not waiting
for the kingdom of
God on Earth to come,
we are building [it]."
it up to individuals to seek
their own truth and promote
unity in their daily lives.
"I think society as a whole
needs to become fully aware of
their own perspectives and also
the perspectives of others,"
Reed Jones, TWU sophomore
Education, racial unity and
equality of men and women
are the basic foundations in
establishing unity Baha'is also
promote the collaboration of
religion and the formation of
an auxiliary international lan-
guage. They believe in elimi-
nating extremes of poverty and
wealth and strict adherence to
"We are not waiting for the
kingdom of God on Earth to
Allen Johnson, a traveling teacher
come, we are building [it],"
Baha'i members work to ful-
fill this purpose on a small
scale by establishing unity with
friends, family and each person
Also crucial in the develop-
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of the Baha'i Faith, plays his guitar
ment of this "kingdom" is
social reformation on a global
level, such as literacy and con-
flict resolution programs.
The faith has elements of
socialism and democracy, but
the members do not side with
Similarly, the Baha'i desire
to eliminate religious conflicts
because this defeats the pur-
pose of their faith, which is to
"We believe in all messen-
gers of God," Johnson said. "If
you deny one, you deny them
In addition, the Baha'i also
believe in a new messenger of
God, Baha'u'llah, who claimed
to bear the revelations from
God. These revelations
address humanity's present-
day needs. Baha'u'lla is the
founder of the faith and author
HENRIETTA WILDSMITH / NT Daily
during the Long Healing Prayer.
of numerous Baha'i teachings.
This 150-year-old faith was
founded in Persia (present-day
Iran), and encompasses 2,100
ethnic, racial and tribal groups
in 235 countries. There are
about 6 million Baha'i mem-
bers worldwide and 136,000 in
the United States.
The growth of the faith is
subtle. However, Baha'is
believe that suddenly mankind
will turn to them for solutions.
"We are preparing ourselves
to answer questions about the
faith and be held accountable,"
The Baha'i Friendship Club
in Denton holds meetings at 8
p.m. Tuesdays University
Union 415. For additional
information on the Baha'i
Faith, please contact David
Parker at (940) 369-6043 or
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WASHINGTON (AP) -
The Bush administration wants
to give religious organizations
access to federal housing
money that could be used to
erect or refurbish buildings
where religious activities are
held, so long as the groups also
provide social services in those
Critics say the proposal, part
of an array of "faith-based" ini-
tiatives pushed by President
Bush the past two years, comes
perilously close to crossing the
constitutional divide between
church and state and may foster
discrimination by religious
groups against people of other
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"This is destroying the
notion that government and
religion should remain sepa-
rate," Rep. Barney Frank, D-
Mass., said Thursday.
But federal housing officials
say the proposal would elimi-
nate bias against religious
groups that offer social services
like homeless shelters and soup
kitchens. "We are just leveling
the playing field. This is part of
an overall effort to end discrim-
ination against faith-based
organizations," said Housing
and Urban Development
The proposal, published
Jan. 6 in the Federal Register,
covers programs that adminis-
ter about $7.7 billion a year to
communities. Exact guidelines
are being worked out, said
HUD general counsel Richard
The government is accept-
ing public comment on the pro-
posal until March 7. The
change is subject to final
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