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ARKANSAS CATHOLIC NOVEMBER 25, | 990 PAGE 7 Catholic - Students learning lay together re By Joan Palm. t2j Minneapolis (CNS) - At a Catholic ;s, School in Minneapolis, Christians and Muslims are co-existing peace:ully and td learning to "value the values of each Other. The Academy of Islamic Studies rents Space from St. Anne School, and the "Lawyer," from page 1 Five years ago she resigned from die Irish Labor Party in protest of its back- ing for the Anglo-Irish Agreement which gave Dublin a consultative voice in the daily running of Northern Ire- land. She thought the accord unfair to pro-BritislL mostly Protestant Unionists. For the woman who started the cam- paign as a 1,000-1 outsider, it was a singular victory against Fianna Fall's well-oiled election machine. The party has dominated Irish politics for 60 years. "It was people power and above all woman power" that brought her to the presidential post, Robinson said. "My election was on the exact first anniver- ie "arrangement is "exciting," said Bene- sary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. dictine Sr. Anne Boeckers, principal, j Michael F gerald/Catholie Bubtln N$ Something fias crumbled away in Ire- ie ~r'hey are so much a part of our school." . " . . land, too. The women of Ireland, in- td "We shared our philosophies" before Catholic and Muslim girls jump rope together ourlng recess, stead of rocking the cradle, rocked the " renting the space to the Islamic school, system," she told cheering supporters js l 0eckers said. "We were very impressed speak to the Catholic students about but Boeckers said she views it as a ..... rater her victory. "broadenin ex erience" and that see 9" by the similarities - wanting to provide her faith and heritage, g P " The election was hailed for puttinE I' a multiethnic experience and a value- The experience has been just as in~r other students dedicated to their ................. ", - " o an enu to LAVII warpOlitiCS, lne two 1- t Oriented education." . educational for the staff. Sipe acknowl- own faith could make Catholic students . .......... main parues trtanna rail ana rlne s I Rev. Robert Sipe, St. Anne pastor, edged being surprised that two-thirds "much more open" to their own. Gael) are based on supporters and She stud such experiences are a ;, ] Said, "From my point of view, this is a of the Islamic students are black and , . . opponents oft he 1922 treaty that ended chance to open the minds of children, d / telling point for us. We are exposing that a number of Arab people live in British colonial rule and partitioned q [OUr kids to another major religion, the area. "I'm learning as I go along," and _they are what God would want us Ireland [ - - g . ,e muhiculture, multiracial and he said." to do. " i: i ow, you could say, a multireligiousLittle reaction to the rental agree- l, I School,-Sloe told the Catholic Built,- ment has come from parents. [ ................ --" ........ ] ,f I ti~, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boeckers said oneparent expressed I ~ase eemtmbte--- sh0O due adcetisees ', ! SL Paul-Minneapolis He added that the concern that exposure to another faith i" t Sharing agreement fits into the school's might lessen Catholic students' faith, [ , .... __ ........... __ ....... J t aission ,. to mlmster to the community :1 at l rge kers said that the mre students (C OAK I OREST are exposed to other religions, "the omplete 'l I re tlerant they're ging t be as, adults. " ITravel ] R '} Students of the two schools are to- Arrangements ...... CLEANE S i i S Islamic students are easy to pick out I obusirtessor 13 E , , & LAUNDRY [- pleasureOwner/Manage=~r / ' 11 ad ngents, the uniform-clad St. Anne stu- I0 major credit cards I :! l oeckers mused about the Islamic / accepted I 1217 Fair Park Blvd. r iYOUngsters in their traditional veiled 't [ dress. "You see these little babies all Little Rock, AR 72204 I C\ ' :Undled up and they look like a nun in / IIZ)IP]I-IPI * "][I Ak 'IFLI 66,5-6049 / acient times, but they don't seem to / 224-8442 or t011 free, 1 / r ind .... 8717 W. Markham i [ ' . , said. / 1"8004211"8687 / ' / Our students are awestruck and Little Rock, Aa 72:2O5 "'i - ].] IT reSPectful," she added. / 9107 R0dney Parham Rd., / 224-7611 " _ When the academy is more settled Suite 5 Little Rock ) eckers plans to ask its principle to "/ ou're assured when you're insured. Risk Managers -Insurance 1501 N. Pierce in. the Hillside Building, LR 664 - 0204 Larry Wilson Howard Hardin CATHOLIC DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL SERVICES sought for progressive 188-bed acute comprehensive care medical center. Prefer degreee in theology or related disciplines, four units of CPE, two units being advanced units, advanced chaplain status with NACC, or be a fellow within COC. Pastoral services and management experience preferred. Send resume to: Sister Cheryl Sylvester Mt. Carmel Medical Center Centennial & Rouse Pittsburg, KS 66762