Christianity

Bradley University Students Offended by Religious Symbols

April 20, 2004

Source: Week TV

http://week.com/morenews/morenews-read.asp?id=4153

On April 20, 2004 Week TV reported, "A group of Bradley University students say they are offended by the use of religious symbols in a display on campus. They say it misrepresents the cultural and religious diversity on Bradley's campus. Students from Bradley University's Newman Center say they want to raise awareness about the number of abortions performed daily. They've put up 4000 crosses in the quad...

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Editorial: Church Bells and Call to Prayer Should Get Equal Air Time

April 20, 2004

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/voices/editorials/ecall20_20040420.htm

On April 20, 2004 The Detroit Free Press published an editorial responding to the current controversy over whether or not Detroit area mosques should be able to air the call to prayer over loudspeakers. The article notes: "As the area's premier community of immigrants, Hamtramck surely should be tolerant of different cultures. But in this city where church bells regularly...

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Bush's Mission from God

April 20, 2004

Source: The Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/news/nation/8472422.htm

On April 20, 2004 The Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "At a recent news conference and in a new book by Bob Woodward, President Bush conveys a sense that, when it comes to foreign policy, he's on a mission from God. 'I also have this belief, strong belief, that freedom is not this country's gift to the world. Freedom is the Almighty's gift to every man...

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Opinion: Religious Fanaticism Takes Root Through How Children Are Taught

April 20, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0420/p25s01-cogn.htm

On April 20, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran an opinion piece by Ghassan Rubiez, an Arab-American social scientist based in Washington, who has spent much of his life working in and around the Middle East, on religion's role in Middle East conflict. Rubiez writes, "Religion can become a bridge of understanding among people or a wall of separation, depending on whether the...

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Muslims Ask Church to Allow Prayer in Cathedral in Ancient Mosque Complex

April 19, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1194663,00.html

On April 19, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Muslims across Spain are lobbying the Roman Catholic church in the southern city of Córdoba to make a symbolic gesture of reconciliation between faiths by allowing them to pray in the city's cathedral. Córdoba's renaissance cathedral sits in the centre of an ancient mosque complex, and local Muslims want to be allowed to...

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Catholic Leaders Consider Sanctioning Politicians

April 16, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,117265,00.html

On April 16, 2004 The Associated Press reported, " The clash between a candidate's personal religious beliefs and public policy stances is getting a closer look this year in part because of increasing impatience among some Catholic leaders with politicians who claim the faith but say they don't want to legislate personal beliefs. Earlier this year, for example, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke of...

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Survey Examines How Evangelicals View Themselves

April 16, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/041704dnrelpoll.c116f.html

On April 16, 2004 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Three-quarters of U.S. evangelicals view themselves as part of mainstream American society, but believe they have to fight to be heard by mainstream Americans, according to a new survey. The results, pollsters said, indicate tensions between those who...

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Churches Play Fundamental Role in the Story of Immigrants

April 16, 2004

Source: The Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/greeley/cst-edt-greel16.html

On April 16, 2004 The Chicago Sun-Times reported, "The PBS special 'The New Immigrants' is a cinematic masterpiece... a sensitive, compelling, irresistible collection of stories about immigrant families from Nigeria, Palestine, Dominica, Mexico and India -- both before they leave their native lands and after they come to America. The people are warm, likeable and very brave...

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San Diego's Preferential Treatment of Boy Scouts is Unconstitutional

April 14, 2004

Source: The American Civil Liberties Union

http://www.aclu.org/LesbianGayRights/LesbianGayRights.cfm?ID=15481&c=100

On April 14, 2004 The American Civil Liberties Union reported, "Addressing the last outstanding issues in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of exclusive preferential leases for the Boy Scouts, a federal district court has found that the lease for the Boy Scouts’ free use of aquatic parkland on City-owned Fiesta Island...

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Chicago Politician Discusses Muslim-Christian Values

April 13, 2004

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/special_sections/spirit/index.html

On April 13, 2004 the Chicago Sun-Times sat down with Barack Obama and Jack Ryan, and Dick Durbin, to "talk about what they believe, why they believe it and how it affects their lives." Young local politican Barak Obama explained: "'I went to a Catholic school in a Muslim country, so I was studying the Bible and catechisms by day, and, at night, you'd hear the [Muslim] prayer...

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Christian Group Concerned About New Constitution's Stance on Religious Freedom

April 12, 2004

Source: crosswalk.com

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1256254.html?view=print

On April 12, 2004 crosswalk.com posted a CNS News article that reported, "Iraqi Christians are concerned that the new Iraqi interim constitution may or may not provide freedom of worship and religion to non-Muslim Iraqis, a Christian group says. The constitution, signed on March 8 by all 25 members of the Iraqi governing council, has been hailed as progressive by Middle East standards....

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Editorial: Bush Administration Makes Personal Faith Public Policy

April 12, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-jacoby12apr12,1,3486378.story

On April 12, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported in an editorial, "One of the pious maxims of American politics for the last 40 years has been that a candidate should never be attacked on religious grounds. This stricture is eminently fair insofar as private faith is concerned. But when personal faith begins to determine public...

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