Christianity

Maine Bishop Refuses to Deny Communion

July 9, 2004

Source: Bangor Daily News

http://www.bangornews.com/editorialnews/article.cfm?ID=425493

On July 9, 2004 the Bangor Daily News reported,"The spiritual leader of Maine's 234,000 Roman Catholics has never denied Holy Communion to anyone - and he doesn't intend to start now. That includes elected officials who don't vote according to church teachings on controversial issues such as abortion and assisted suicide, Bishop Richard Malone said recently... Malone was...

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Call to Dialogue in Hamtramck, Mich

July 9, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/call9_20040709.htm

On July 9, 2004 Detroit Free Press reported, "Dozens of people came together Thursday evening at the Al-Islah Islamic Center in Hamtramck to talk about what they have in common in the religiously divided city.

They talked about being immigrants or the children of immigrants. They talked about how Christians, Muslims and Jews all believe in one God... Hamtramck has been divided...

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Lawmakers Accidentally Resurrect " Day of Rest" Law

July 9, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37638-2004Jul8.html

On July 9, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner (D) on Thursday called a rare special session of the General Assembly to unravel legislation that mistakenly granted the state's private employees the right to time off on weekends. In his second such proclamation this year, Warner said he 'does hereby summon the members of the Senate...

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Parliament Brings Religious Leaders Together to Address Social Problems

July 8, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0407080280jul08,1,1851065.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

On July 8, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Learned Muslim clerics, Buddhist monks and Roman Catholic cardinals rarely find themselves in the same place at the same time with gurus, cult followers and mystics. But the Parliament of World's Religions, convening a weeklong...

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WCC General Secretary Cites Asia as Good Example of Interfaith Living

July 7, 2004

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) News

http://www.wfn.org/2004/07/msg00077.html

On July 7, 2004 World Council of Churches (WCC) News reported, "'Asia's rich heritage and culture of being together in diversity should be adopted as a model which will further strengthen ecumenism in the 21st century,' WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia said in an address to Asian and Hong Kong ecumenical and church leaders. Kobia was speaking during a 5 July public reception organized...

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Prince Charles Opens Multifaith Garden at Primary School

July 7, 2004

Source: The Scotsman/PA News

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3173370

On July 7, 2004 PA News reported, "The Prince of Wales today opened a multi-faith garden in a primary school. Charles was visiting Deansfield Primary School in Eltham, south– east London, and was greeted with applause by waiting schoolchildren when he arrived this morning...The cloister garden at the school was designed and built by an alumni of the Prince’s Foundation for the Built...

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Catholic Support for Bush Decreases

July 7, 2004

Source: Zogby International

http://www.zogby.com/Soundbites/ReadClips.dbm?ID=8579

On July 7, 2004 Zogby International reported, "According to a Le Moyne College/Zogby International survey that will be released today, 44 percent of American Catholics support Bush for president while 39 percent support Kerry. Since fall 2001, Bush's approval rating has declined from 78 percent to 44 percent among Catholics, the survey found. 'Kerry is not reaping a huge benefit among...

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Polls Continue to Suggest Frequent Church-Goers Overwhelmingly Support Bush

July 6, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/07/06/MNG1Q7H72

On July 6, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "According to a Time magazine poll conducted in June, 59 percent of Americans who call themselves 'very religious' support President Bush, compared with just 35 percent for Democrat challenger John Kerry. Those who say they are 'not religious' favor Kerry by a margin of 69 percent to 22...

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Opinion: Christian Demagogues are Exploiting "Holy War"

July 6, 2004

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/site/PageServer?pagename=issues_publiclife_RNS7604

On July 6, 2004 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported, "Christian demagogues have declared a holy war that they claim to be for the soul of America, the sanctity of life and the future of Christian faith. They badger us into fixation on two issues -- Scripture and sex -- as if those two issues would...

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Church Organization Calls Meeting of Religious Leaders to Establish Dialogue

July 6, 2004

Source: swissinfo

http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=111&sid=5068571

On July 6, 2004 swissinfo reported, "Leaders of Switzerland’s Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities have met in Bern for the first time since the outbreak of war in Iraq. The heads of the country’s largest religious groups discussed plans to establish a permanent platform for interfaith dialogue. The meeting was organised by the Federation of Swiss...

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Inter-Religious and Inter-Ethnic Weddings on the Rise in U.S.

July 6, 2004

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/features/2004/07/06/weddings.html

On July 6, 2004 the Courier Journal reported that , "For more and more American couples, the standard wedding is fast being replaced by ceremonies with deep family meaning that incorporate the couple's ethnic heritage.couples, the standard wedding is fast being replaced by ceremonies with deep family meaning that incorporate the couple's ethnic heritage... The...

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