Christianity

Illinois Officials Apologize to Mormons for Murder of Joseph Smith

April 7, 2004

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/24hour/nation/story/1272402p-8359116c.html

On April 7, 2004 The Sacramento Bee reported, "A delegation of Illinois officials apologized to leaders of the Mormon Church on Wednesday for the 1844 murder of the church's founder and the expulsion of Mormons from Illinois. Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn and others made the trip to Utah a week after the Illinois House approved a resolution expressing regret for violence...

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Boston Archbishop Calls American Culture Hostile to Catholicism

April 7, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/144/story_14411_1.html

On April 7, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley said American culture is inhospitable to Roman Catholic teaching and likened preaching in the United States to a form of martyrdom. 'Today, our challenge is simple: to resist the temptation to conform to the culture of death, to consumerism, hedonism, individualism,' O'Malley told about 500 priests and 600 parishioners on Tuesday...

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Controversy May Prohibit Kerry from Taking Communion

April 6, 2004

Source: CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/04/06/politics/main610547.shtml

On April 6, 2004 CBS News reported, "It is unclear if pressure from the Boston archbishop will prevent Sen. John Kerry from taking communion this Easter Sunday in his home city because of the Democratic nominee's support for abortion. Amid questions of how Catholic leadership will respond to the pro-choice senator, Kerry's archbishop -- Boston's own Sean O'Malley --...

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Court Rules: Cincinnati Cannot Ban Religious Displays

April 6, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.fac.org/rel_liberty/publiclife/news.aspx?id=13142

On April 6, 2004 The First Amendment Center reported, "City officials cannot bar religious displays on a downtown plaza during the Christmas and Hanukkah seasons, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday.

In Chabad of Southern Ohio v. City of Cincinnati, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling that allowed a Jewish organization...

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Interfaith Marriages Challenge Passover Rituals

April 6, 2004

Source: The Standard Times

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/04-04/04-06-04/a01lo897.htm

On April 6, 2004 The Standard Times reported, "For Jewish families, it is a time of family gatherings and lavish meals called seders. And with its special foods, songs and customs, the seder is the focal point of the Passover observance. But the increase in interfaith marriages can present challenges for modern families... According to Roger Fritts at Cedar Lane...

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Christians, Jews Celebrate Easter, Passover in Detroit

April 4, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0404/04/b01-111847.htm

On April 4, 2004 The Detroit News ran a feature article on Holy Week and Passover celebrations being held by the Christians and Jews of the community. The article reported, "Lynn Betker and Lisa Lis adhere to different faiths but both will begin observing a Holy Week with their respective Christian and Jewish communities. Today, Metro Detroit Christians will celebrate Palm...

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At Low Point in Christian-Jewish Relations, Jewish Official Promotes Conversation

April 4, 2004

Source: Newsday.com

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ct--jewsandchristians0404apr04,0,6089393.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

On April 4, 2004 Newsday.com reported, "As the Jewish holiday of Passover begins at sundown Monday and Christians observe Holy Week, leaders of both religions say more must be done to build connections between them. 'The ongoing work has slowed down tremendously,' said...

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Rabbi Joins Protest Against Moscow ISKCON Temple

April 3, 2004

Source: The Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_657740,0005.htm

On April 3, 2004 The Hindustan Times ran a Press Trust of India article that reported, "One of the leaders of Russia's Jewish community, rabbi Adolf Shayevich has joined the Orthodox Christians in protesting against building of a huge Hindu temple in Moscow by the local chapter of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Last week more than one thousand Orthodox...

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Canadian Amish Man Sues U.S. Govt Over ID Photo Requirements

April 2, 2004

Source: CNews

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2004/04/02/406518-ap.html

On April 2, 2004 CNews reported, "A Canadian Amish man said the U.S. government violated his rights by denying him residency and barring him from re-entering the country because he refused to be photographed on religious grounds. The man is a Canadian citizen from Kitchener, Ont., and a member of the Old Order Amish, a sect that takes literally the Bible's prohibition of graven images....

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Government To Continue to Promote Peace Among Religions

April 2, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200404020622.html

On April 2, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Vanguard article that reported, "Government will continue to promote the peaceful coexistence which exists amongst the various religious groups in the country,' Vice President Atiku Abubakar said yesterday in Abuja. Speaking yesterday when the President, Ibrahim Niyasse University, Dakar, Senegal, Sheikh Imam Hassan Cisse led a 4-man delegation to his office,...

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