Christianity

Young Buddhist, Catholics, Muslims and Hindus Share Experiences in Forum on Religious Diversity

May 31, 2004

Source: The Straits Times

http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/singapore/story/0,4386,253706,00.html

On May 31, 2004 The Straits Times reported, "Being a Muslim in a Catholic school gave Ms. Iva Aminuddin the chance to talk about Islam at length to curious friends. 'It made me more aware of my own religion,' said Ms. Iva, 25, a civil servant and member of Mendaki Club. She was one of four speakers at a forum on dealing with religious diversity held...

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Catholic or Protestant? Today the Divide is Between Religious and Secular

May 31, 2004

Source: The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/content/?040607ta_talk_hertzberg

On May 31, 2004 The New Yorker reported, "It isn’t every day that the Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party is a junior senator from Massachusetts who was educated at an élite boarding school and an Ivy League college and whose political career was founded on his war heroism as a young Naval officer in command of a small boat and who has family money and a thick...

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Hawaii's Graveyards Reveal Blending Traditions

May 31, 2004

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/May/31/il/il01a.html

On May 31, 2004 The Honolulu Advertiser reported, "Nanette Napoleon has seen the strangest things left as graveyard memorabilia, or what she calls 'visitation goods.' We're not talking about people bringing lei, flowers or photos to their family's graves. We're not even talking oranges or tangerines, cans of beer, bottles of soda, incense, cups of tea,...

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Fear of "Godless" Schools is Fear of Religious Neutrality

May 30, 2004

Source: Newsleader

http://www.newsleader.com/news/stories/20040530/opinion/535945.html

On May 30, 2004 Newsleader published an editorial noting, "T.C. Pinckney is the publisher of a Baptist newsletter in Alexandria. Bruce Shortt is a Texas attorney. Together, they are calling for America's 16 million Southern Baptists to wage holy war on the nation's 'Godless' public school system by taking their children out of that system and placing them in Christian...

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Denial of Tax Exemption Status to Unitarians Sparks Outrage

May 30, 2004

Source: First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=13434

On May 30, 2004 the First Amendment Center reported, "It’s been a strange and scary week for religious liberty in the great state of Texas. In September 2003, the office of Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn denied tax exemption to the Unitarian Universalist Church in Denison, Texas. This fact was not revealed until last week, when the Fort Worth Star-Telegram...

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Opinion: Charge of Russian Museum Director With "Inciting Religious Hatred" Anti-Democratic

May 30, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64716-2004May28.html

On May 30, 2004 The Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Walter Reich, former director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, who holds the Yitzhak Rabin chair in international affairs at George Washington University and is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about a case involving a director of a Russian art museum charged with "inciting...

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Jewish Activist Finds His Calling, and His Past.

May 30, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/05/30/divine_ties_that_bind/

On May 30, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "As Ari Lipman strode to the pulpit at Temple Salem Seventh-day Adventist Church two weeks ago, he looked completely out of place -- yet seemed entirely at home. And both with good reason. As the only white face in a Dorchester church filled with Haitian congregants, the young...

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Bush Calls Self an Agent of Cultural Change

May 28, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/146/story_14673_1.html

On May 28, 2004, Beliefnet reported, "President Bush described himself as a cultural change agent in a group interview with editors and writers of conservative Christian publications. 'The job of a president is to help cultures change,' Bush told the nine writers and executives, according to an edited transcript posted Friday on ChristianityToday.com. 'Governments cannot change culture alone. I...

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Evangelical Missionaries Provide Aid Through Relief Groups

May 28, 2004

Source: PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week739/feature.html

On May 28, 2004 PBS program Religion and Ethics Newsweekly ran a feature story on the work of evangelical Christian missionaries in the Sudan: "[H]uman rights activists demonstrated in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington. Representatives from the U.S. Episcopal Church, Amnesty International, and others protested ongoing human rights violations in Sudan. Last week,...

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Christian Activist Campaigns to "Redeem the Vote"

May 28, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/052904dnrelqa.4e46.html

On May 28, 2004 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Copying the approach of MTV's 'Rock the Vote,' an Alabama physician has created the nonprofit, nonpartisan "Redeem the Vote." He is hoping millions of young unregistered Catholics and evangelical Christians will follow popular Christian musicians to the polls. Randy...

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Government Official Calls for Interreligious Committees at State and Local Levels

May 27, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200405270406.html

On May 27, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a This Day article that reported, "The Tor Tiv Dr. Alfred Akawe Torkula has called for the establishment of joint committees of Muslims and Christians at the State and Local government levels, even as the nation grapples with the pervasive problem of religious intolerance. Dr. Torkula spoke in Makurdi at an expanded State Security Council meeting, chaired by the...

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Republicans Reach Out to Catholic Voters

May 27, 2004

Source: The Boston Herald

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=29564

On May 27, 2004 The Boston Herald reported, "The head of the Republican National Committee huddled with about 100 local Catholic activists yesterday to build support for President George W. Bush's re-election campaign and for other Republican candidates. RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie said after the closed-door meeting at the Omni Parker House in Boston that Catholics...

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ACLU Contests Cross in LA's Historic Symbol

May 27, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.fac.org/rel_liberty/publiclife/news.aspx?id=13425

On May 27, 2004 The First Amendment Center reported, "The American Civil Liberties Union is demanding the removal of a tiny cross that is among historic symbols on Los Angeles County’s official seal. The seal 'prominently depicts a Latin cross, a sectarian religious symbol that represents the beliefs of one segment of the county’s diverse population' and...

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