Christianity

Church Gives "Qualified Support" to Proposed Anti-Religious Hatred Law

September 24, 2004

Source: Church Times

http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/80256E4E00384246/httpPublicPages/C65BC7ABF733007880256F18004F5D28?opendocument

On September 24, 2004 the Church Times reported, "The Church of England has warned the Government that community relations are threatened not only by terrorists who claim to be defending Islam, but by some of the measures being taken against them. But the Church continues to give '...

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Interfaith Service Held to Remember Hostage Killed in Iraq

September 24, 2004

Source: News 11

http://www.11alive.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=52309

On September 24, 2004 News 11 reported, "An interfaith candelight prayer vigil was held Thursday evening for executed American hostage Jack Hensley. About 250 people attended the service held on the square in Marietta, [Georgia]. Hensley's family was not in attendance. They are expected to attend a service scheduled for this Saturday. The leaders of the First Baptist church and the...

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Interfaith Members Support Each Other's Holiday Celebrations

September 23, 2004

Source: yorkregion.com

http://www.yorkregion.com/yr/opinion/letter/story/2228323p-2582634c.html

On September 23, 2004 yorkregion.com ran a letter to the editor from Ghulam Abbas Sajan, co-chairperson of Mosaic, an interfaith organization. Sajan writes, "The goal of Mosaic is to learn and respect each other's religion. This way there is no hate if we co-exist. In line with that goal, we have instituted social action activities, among which is one...

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BBC Decides Not to Air Controversial "Popetown" Show

September 23, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3684464.stm

On September 23, 2004 the BBC News reported, "BBC Three has decided not to show a cartoon set in a fictional Vatican over concerns it would offend Catholics. The channel's controller said the comic impact of Popetown did 'not outweigh the potential offence it will cause'. 'There is a fine judgement line in comedy between the scurrilously funny and the offensive,' Stuart...

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Christian and Muslim Leaders Appeal to Hostage-Takers for Mercy

September 23, 2004

Source: The Scotsman/PA News

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3535407

On September 23, 2004 PA News reported, "Christian and Muslim leaders in Liverpool made a joint appeal today to Kenneth Bigley’s captors to show mercy. Bishop of Liverpool the Right Reverend James Jones and Muslim cleric Akbar Ali made the appeal at Saint Mary’s Church in Walton, a short distance from the home of Mr Bigley’s elderly mother. On behalf of both faiths, Mr Ali said: 'In...

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Beliefnet's Coverage of the "Twelve Tribes" of American Politics

September 20, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/153/story_15355.html

On September 20, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "judging from the amount of press coverage they get, you'd think the only religious groups in American politics were the religious right - and everyone else. In fact, a shrewd candidate needs to understand the idiocyncrasies and hot buttons of all Twelve Tribes of American Politics. Unlike the more famous Twelve Tribes of Israel, these groups can all be...

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Marketing to Ethnic Populations Requires Acute Cultural Awareness

September 19, 2004

Source: TIME

http://www.time.com/time/globalbusiness/article/0,9171,1101040920-695866,00.html

On September 19, 2004 TIME reported, "The country is no longer defined, and shaped, exclusively by white Anglo-Saxons but increasingly by African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans. This New Mainstream is transforming how America will work, play, learn and spend in the coming decades. Any company or institution that fails to...

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Bush Endorsed by God?

September 19, 2004

Source: Beliefnet/Slate

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/152/story_15261_1.html

On September 19, 2004 Beliefnet/Slate reported, "while Bush's official comments about faith have been mostly within the mainstream tradition of presidential rhetoric, his supporters lately have gone in a less-familiar direction: conveying the idea that God is responsible for Bush being in the White House... This is not the first time it's been suggested that God deserves thanks for the 2000...

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Hip Hop and Faith Communities Support "Let Justice Roll" Campaign

September 19, 2004

Source: National Council of Churches Press Release

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/04hiphopsummit.html

On September 19, 2004 National Council of Churches Press Release reported, "New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International will host a weekend of activities sponsored by the 'Let Justice Roll: Faith and Community Voices Against Poverty' Campaign of the National Council of Churches USA and the Center for Community Change; Russell Simmons' Hip Hop Summit Action...

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Atlanta’s Archbishop Tells Catholics to Vote Against Abortion

September 17, 2004

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/election/0904nation/17archbishop.html

On September 17, 2004 Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, "abortion must outweigh every other issue for Roman Catholic voters, Atlanta's archbishop said Thursday after issuing an unusual letter telling his flock that Catholics are obligated to follow church teachings at the polls. Atlanta Archbishop John Donoghue's letter adds to the...

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Government Rejects U.S. Charges of Religious Persecution

September 17, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3663654.stm

On September 17, 2004 the BBC News reported, "If you are Catholic, Muslim, or a member of the Orthodox and Evangelical churches in Eritrea then it seems you can breathe easy. However, those who believe and practise minority faiths are routinely persecuted, according to human rights groups. Two years ago the Eritrean government introduced a registration system for religions which forced groups to submit information...

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Interfaith "Alternative Holiday Fair" to Raise Awareness on Fair Trade and Social Justice

September 17, 2004

Source: Malden Observer

http://www2.townonline.com/malden/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=86887

On September 17, 2004 the Malden Observer reported, "First Church in Malden and Temple Tifereth Israel believe these weeks leading up to the holiday rush is the perfect time to get residents to think about a different type of holiday giving. The church is hosting its second annual Alternative Holiday Fair Saturday, Nov. 13, and this year, the temple is...

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Immigrants No Longer Receive Bibles at Citizenship Ceremonies

September 17, 2004

Source: The Halifax Herald Limited

http://www.herald.ns.ca/stories/2004/09/17/fCanada137.raw.html

On September 17, 2004 The Halifax Herald Limited reported, "Immigrants are no longer receiving Bibles at citizenship ceremonies after many complained that Christianity was being forced upon them. Citizenship and Immigration Canada decided in May to stop the Canadian Bible Society from distributing the New Testament, although people participating in the...

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Project on Faith Monologues Initiated at Vanderbilt

September 17, 2004

Source: Vanderbilt Hustler

http://www.vanderbilthustler.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/09/17/414a64955a409

On September 17, 2004 Vanderbilt Hustler reported, "a $10,000 grant given by the United Methodist Church this year will enable members of the Vanderbilt community to explore the differing viewpoints on faith and spirituality. Faith Project is an effort to gather stories of faith and weave them into a performance of monologues by this Spring...

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