Christianity

Directive at Robins Air Force Base Re-emphasizes Official Policy

June 5, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/news/local/states/georgia/counties/houston_peach/11818094.htm

On June 5, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "Air Force officials have taken steps to ensure airmen - particularly senior leaders - exercise freedom 'from' religion along with the more familiar freedom 'of' religion. The action flows from a faith flap at the Air Force Academy, where some cadets claim Christianity was...

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Governor Holds Controversial Bill-Signing Event in Evangelical School Gymnasium

June 5, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/06/national/06texas.html?

On June 5, 2005 The New York Times reported, "making good on a Republican campaign call to celebrate with 'Christian friends,' Gov. Rick Perry traveled to an evangelical school here on Sunday to put his signature on measures to restrict abortion and prohibit same-sex marriage. About 100 protesters lined the street outside the school, Calvary Christian Academy, denouncing the...

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Buddhist and Christian Centers Offer Peaceful Retreats

June 5, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/11822130.htm

On June 5, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "more people are taking advantage of a growing number of retreat centers in the area to take time out, to take stock of their lives, to find spiritual perspective and renewal... It's a national phenomenon, according to the Christian Camp and Conference Association, a nonprofit organization of Christian retreat...

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Superintendent of the Air Force Academy Receives Words of Support from the ADL

June 4, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_3829680,00.html

On June 4, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "the superintendent of the Air Force Academy explained his commitment to ending religious intolerance so candidly Friday that he earned a pledge of support from one of the nation's leading civil rights groups. 'What we did not hear is what we so frequently hear: denial,' said Abraham...

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Charlotte Gathering Discusses "Climate of Intolerance"

June 4, 2005

Source: Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/11813073.htm

On June 4, 2005 the Charlotte Observer reported, "Area leaders representing Muslim, Christian and Jewish faiths united Friday and denounced what one described as a 'climate of intolerance' in the Charlotte area in recent weeks. 'We are seeing a trickle-down effect of an Islam-phobic climate that is allowed to flourish,' said Jibril Hough, a spokesman for the Islamic...

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Interfaith Tour of Biblical Sites Spurs Dialogue

June 4, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050604/LIVING/506040340/1007/LIVING

On June 4, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "In late June and early July, [Kazim] Eldes plans to lead two interfaith journeys to Turkey, this time with groups from the Indianapolis area. Sponsored by an organization called the Holy Dove Foundation, Eldes hopes the Biblical Treasures of Turkey tour will create...

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In London, Ritual Abuse of Children Linked to African Spiritual Practices

June 4, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/4608943.stm

On June 4, 2005 BBC News reported, "Hundreds of central African children living in the UK may have suffered abuse or even been killed after being accused of witchcraft, charities say. The warning follows the conviction of three people over the torture of an eight-year-old girl. Four London charities, working with people from central Africa, told BBC News this was not an...

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Probe Ordered Over Murder of Missionaries Underway

June 3, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4607221.stm

On June 3, 2005 BBC News reported, "An official investigation has been ordered into the recent murders of two Christian missionaries in southern India, officials said. Two preachers, K Issac Raju and K Daniel, were found dead within days of going missing in Hyderabad, capital of Andhra Pradesh state. Attacks against Christian missionaries in India are not uncommon. In 1999, an Australian missionary...

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Leicester Hospitals Consider Removing Bibles Citing Health Risks, Religious Pluralism

June 3, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/4605827.stm

On June 3, 2005 BBC News reported, "Hospitals in Leicester have denied they are preparing to remove copies of the Bible from their wards. NHS trust spokesperson Anne McGregor said they were considering where to store the books and would consult staff on the possible risk of MRSA infection. But Gideons International, which distributes Bibles, said claims of a possible health...

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Christian Mother, Muslim Daughter Create Another Kind of Interfaith Family

June 3, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/3210512

On June 3, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "the history of disagreement between mothers and daughters can be chronicled in volumes covering topics such as nose rings, career choices and the proper method for potty training a toddler. For Patricia and Alana Raybon, their central disagreement is about nothing less than eternal salvation... Alana Raybon, a 24-year-old elementary...

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Republicans Block Two Measures Aimed at Creating Environment of Religious Respect at Air Force Academy

June 3, 2005

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/articles/3256

On June 3, 2005 The Forward reported, "House Republicans have killed two measures aimed at requiring the Air Force to submit a plan for ensuring religious tolerance at its academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The measures come in the wake of allegations of religious intolerance and coercion directed by evangelical Christians at the academy against Jews, Catholics and others. The measures, proposed amendments to the National...

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Reinstated Invocation at Escondido City Council Meeting Proves Problematic

June 3, 2005

Source: Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20050603-9999-1mi3prayer.html

On June 3, 2005 the Union-Tribune reported, "for the second time since the city revived invocations before council meetings, a religious leader invoked Jesus in his prayer, violating city guidelines and a recent court decision. Pastor Vincent Xavier said he gave Wednesday night's invocation with full knowledge that his words violated the...

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Government Rejects Bid for More Religious Tolerance in Curriculum

June 3, 2005

Source: Asian Tribune

http://www.asiantribune.com/show_news.php?id=14627

On June 3, 2005 the Asian Tribune reported, "The Norwegian government has refused to allow more tolerant religious studies in its education system despite the strong criticism of the country’s rigid religious education curriculum. The Norwegian parliament has rejected the proposal for amending the religious curriculum despite the severe criticism of the current curriculum by the United Nations...

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Separation of Church and State Contested in Walnut Creek Mission Restorations

June 2, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/nation/11796350.htm

On June 2, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "as worries mount over crumbling walls at California's 21st Spanish-era missions, one man says another historic wall deserves equal preservation. The Rev. Barry Lynn claims that spending $10 million in taxpayer money to renovate the structures would breach a constitutional barrier against government funding for religion...

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