Christianity

Clergy Leadership Network Aims to Balance Power of Christian Coalition

May 15, 2004

Source: The Daily Camera

http://www.bouldernews.com/bdc/religion/article/0,1713,BDC_2477_2887130,00.html

On May 15, 2004 The Daily Camera reported, "This week, clergy members from across the country will gather in Cleveland for the first national meeting of the Clergy Leadership Network, a fledgling nonprofit that aims to serve as the left-of-center answer to the conservative and hugely successful Christian Coalition. While its nonprofit...

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Vatican Discourages Catholics from Marrying Muslims

May 14, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/2570572

On May 14, 2004 The Houston Chronicle ran an article from The New York Times that reported, "In an official church document released Friday, Vatican officials discouraged marriage between Roman Catholics and Muslims -- especially Catholic women and Muslims. When 'a Catholic woman and a Muslim wish to marry,' the document says, 'bitter experience teaches us that a...

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Many Religious Leaders Prohibited from Officiating Same-Sex Marriages

May 13, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/05/13/episcopal_diocese_sets_same_sex_wedding_ban/

On May 13, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, headed by three bishops who support gay marriage, is barring its priests from officiating at same-sex weddings, citing restrictive language in the canons and prayerbook of the church. The decision by the Episcopal...

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Pope Appeals for Prayers for Middle East Peace

May 12, 2004

Source: Zenit

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=53508

On May 12, 2004 Zenit reported, "John Paul II again appealed for prayers for peace in the world, especially in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. The Pope made his appeal at the end of today's general audience in St. Peter's Square, when he received a peace plan for Iraq presented by Franco Vaccari, founder of the Rondine, Italy-based Citadel of Peace, an institution that aims to foster...

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Buddhist Viewers "Stunned" and Confused by Gibson's Film

May 12, 2004

Source: AsiaNews.it

http://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=775

On May 12, 2004 AsiaNews.it reported, "The Passion of the Christ has left viewers stunned and questioning the religious meaning of Christ’s violent death since the blockbuster film directed by Mel Gibson was released April 29th in the overwhelmingly Buddhist country. More than 90 percent of Thailand’s population are Buddhist. Very few have read the Bible. The long episodes of violence and beatings in...

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Muslims Protest After Killings of Muslims by Predominantly Christian Group

May 11, 2004

Source: CNN.com

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/africa/05/11/nigeria.religion.ap/index.html

On May 11, 2004 CNN.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "Thousands of Muslim demonstrators marched and some burned U.S. and Israeli flags Tuesday to protest the killings of hundreds of Muslims by gunmen from a predominantly Christian group last week. Businesses closed and school children hurried home in the heavily Muslim northern city...

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For Some Christians in Oregon, Tolerance is Intolerable

May 10, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1084190361254120.xml

On May 10, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "The removal of Muslim speaker Shahriar Ahmed from the program of the Mayors' Prayer Breakfast of Washington County spurred a call from many in the county's religious community for religious tolerance. But for a large group of conservative Christians, tolerance is simply intolerable if it means...

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Interfaith Groups Find Prayerful Environment at Univ. of Utah

May 10, 2004

Source: The Daily Utah Chronicle

http://www.dailyutahchronicle.com/news/2004/05/10/News/U.Religious.Groups.Diverse.Thriving.On.Campus-680060.shtml

On May 10, 2004 The Daily Utah Chronicle reported, "Media Credit: Andrew Cottle The Interfaith Chapel, located in Ft. Douglas, serves as a meeting house for all faiths.For U students who believe religious activities on campus are limited to those offered by the...

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Bush Courts the Catholic Vote in Swing States

May 10, 2004

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0405100187may10,1,3887268.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

On May 10, 2004 The Chicago Tribune reported, "There are no fewer than 11 Roman Catholic churches in this picturesque Mississippi River town of about 60,000 people, a place some locals call 'little Rome' in reference to its religious leanings and hilltop construction. So...

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Muslims Feel Threatened Over Prayer Controversy

May 9, 2004

Source: The International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/518546.html

On May 9, 2004 The International Herald Tribune reported, "For the population of Hamtramck, a city of 23,000 near Detroit, the battle of the loudspeaker, which the City Council approved Tuesday, has revealed a crossfire of religious, ethnic and lifestyle grievances, aggravated by the lingering memories of Sept. 11, 2001, which left many Muslims here feeling they were under suspicion. . Once an enclave...

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Petition Aims to Halt Prayer Call in Michigan

May 8, 2004

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/call8_20040508.htm

On May 8, 2004 The Detroit Free Press reported, "A petition drive began Friday to stop a new law that will allow mosques in Hamtramck to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer over loudspeakers. Organizers say they are certain they'll get the required 552 signatures to force the City Council to reverse its April 27 decision. 'There are some people, including Muslims, who don't want the...

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