Christianity

Rising Profile of Catholic League

August 10, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/151/story_15103_1.html

On August 10, 2004 the Beliefnet reported that, "Bill Donohue's two-for-two record in silencing two Democratic operatives has raised the profile of his New York office, founded in 1973 to monitor and combat anti-Catholic bigotry. It has also raised the ire of his critics who call him a mean-spirited grandstander motivated by partisan politics. Either way, Donohue has demonstrated outsized...

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Western Christians, Hindus and Sikhs Outsourcing Prayers to India and Other Countries

August 9, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/150/story_15041_1.html

On August 9, 2004 Beliefnet.com reported, "From Orthodox Christians eager to have faraway Russian monks pray for their souls, to U.S. Hindus arranging for Indian temple rituals without leaving home, believers are finding long-distance ways to fulfill their worship needs. One example of this is the outsourcing of Catholic Masses to India...Currently, requests for such Masses are being collected...

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The San Fernando Cathedral

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 17 March 2016.

Phone: 210-227-1297
Website: http://www.sfcathedral.org/
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Standing at the direct center of the city, the San Fernando Cathedral is the oldest continuously used cathedral in America, and has become symbolic of the place of religion in the spiritual, cultural, and historical heart of the city of San Antonio. Originally constructed by the first Spanish immigrants to San Antonio, San Fernando...

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Officials Defy Court Rulings Banning Exclusive Prayers in S.C.

August 9, 2004

Source: AP

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/9351133.htm

On August 9, 2004 AP reported, "Some local government leaders in South Carolina are continuing to pray to a specific god at meetings, despite a federal appeals court ruling that such religion-specific prayers are unconstitutional. Charleston County Councilman Tim Scott described the ruling as part of a continuing attack on Christianity, and he said he hopes his council will fight back by...

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Religious Symbols in the American Public Square (2004)

Judge Roy Moore and the Ten Commandments

The role of religion in the public square made national headlines in 2003-2004 as Judge Roy Moore, soon known as the “Ten Commandments Judge,” refused to obey official court orders to remove a 2.6 ton monument of the Ten Commandments from the front of the Alabama courthouse. Moore was sued on October 30, 2001 by the ACLU of Alabama and the Americans United for Separation of Church and State, who argued that the statue amounted to an official state endorsement of religion. Moore countered that the monument honored the...

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Indo-Pak United Methodist Church

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 773-465-3113
Email: RevErnestSingh@hotmail.com
Website: http://indopakfellowship.org
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Mission Statement

Their website says, "We are a people of mostly Indian and Pakistani origin, who share a common language and culture. We want to grow in Christ through prayer, worship, fellowship, Bibly study, and Christian service. We believe that God...
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"Uniquely Singapore" Branding Campaign Includes Attention to Religious Diversity

August 9, 2004

Source: TODAY online

http://www.todayonline.com/articles/23727.asp

On August 9, 2004 TODAY online reported, "The essence, or 'soul,' of Singapore has had several re-incarnations in the last decade but arguably none on as high a plane of existence as its current avatar. The 'Uniquely Singapore' branding campaign came to life only in March — but its presence is being felt practically everywhere. From the Singapore Zoo and the Post Office to food outlets, shops and even drug...

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Mel Gibson’s “The Passion” (2004)

Though Mel Gibson’s controversial film “The Passion of Christ” was not released in theaters until Ash Wednesday of 2003 (Feb 23), a national outcry over the film’s content began six months earlier, when leaders of Jewish congregations who had seen excerpts of the film in advance argued that it explicitly blamed Jews for the death of Jesus. Rabbis expressed particular concern over a scene (later removed by Gibson) in which the Jewish high priest Caiphas cursed the Jews, saying of the crucifixion: “His blood be on you and on all of your children.” Abraham Foxman, the director of the Anti-...

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Christian Prayer Group Engages Election 2004 with "Pray the Vote"

August 8, 2004

Source: Crosswalk News

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/religiontoday/1276490.html

On August 8, 2004 Crosswalk News reported that a "Presidential Prayer Team has just launched an initiative called Pray the Vote designed to encourage, motivate and exhort believers across the country to pray daily for God’s will to be done through this election. According to President and CEO John Lind, the goal of the Presidential Prayer Team, when it launched after the tragedy...

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"Concern Christians" Organization Encourages MPs to Bring Religious Beliefs to the Job

August 8, 2004

Source: Calgary Sun

http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Calgary/Paul_Jackson/2004/08/08/573175.html

On August 8, 2004 Calgary Sun reported, "Former air force captain David Krayden is on a mission some might consider controversial and others even unforgivable. The newly appointed national chairman of the Concerned Christians Canada organization wants to get Christians of all denominations actively involved in politics. And he wants...

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Dispelling the Myth of the Catholic Vote

August 8, 2004

Source: Post Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04221/357935.stm

On August 8, 2004 Post Gazette reported that, "many observers speak of the Catholic vote as though it were a united force waiting to be mobilized by one of the presidential nominees. The reality is not so simple... Catholics are now more educated, wealthy, suburban and employed in the higher professions than ever before. Many of these Catholics care more about tax cuts than about the minimum wage and...

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History of Prayer Beads Offer Insight to a Common Humanity

August 7, 2004

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,595082458,00.html

On August 7, 2004 Deseret Morning News reported that, "[prayer beads] were one of the first sources of human artistic expression, emotional comfort and spiritual mystery. From a lone Buddhist monk rubbing his beads in contemplation of the flaws of man to a Catholic woman holding her rosary in prayer, these tiny objects, bound together by cord, provide tactile comfort and company to...

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Interfaith Community Defends Muslim Cleric Accused of Aiding Terror in San Diego

August 6, 2004

Source: The San Diego Union Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/terror/20040803-2228-hamas-staff.html

On August 6, 2004 The San Diego Union Tribune reported that, "people of many faiths voice their support for El-Mazain. Scores of people crowded the federal courthouse Tuesday in support of a prominent San Diego Muslim cleric whose arrest on terrorism charges inspired Jewish, Catholic and Protestant community leaders to come to...

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Republicans Anticipate Amish Support

August 6, 2004

Source: CNN

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/08/05/amish.vote.ap/

On August 6, 2004 the Associated Press reported that, "[The] Amish almost always side with the Republican Party when they do vote -- making them an attractive, if unlikely, voting bloc in the neck-and-neck campaign between President Bush and Democratic nominee John Kerry... A majority of the nation's Amish live in key swing states like Pennsylvania...

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