Christianity

Editorial: Religion and Public Policy

April 29, 2003

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/005/27.30.html

On April 29, 2003 Christianity Today printed an editorial stating that "many critics don't understand the complexity of religious and specifically Judeo-Christian language. Through religious language, as Fuller Theological Seminary President Richard Mouw recently put it, Bush 'has reintroduced into the culture the language of morality and moral distinctions...' This is not to defend...

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Iglesia Jesus de Nazaret

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 602-268-9224
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Overview

The Iglesia Jesus de Nazaret was started by Reverend Alfredo O. Serna in South Phoenix and has occupied several locations before settling into to its present structure (a remodeled home) in 1980. This church, with services exclusively in Spanish, exemplifies the dramatic growth of evangelical Protestantism among Latina and Latino...
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Living Word Bible Church

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 480-964-4463
Website: http://www.Living-Word.com
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History

The dramatic population growth of the East Valley has been mirrored by the expansion of a new type of church, dubbed by some "Mega-Churches." These large, mostly Protestant churches include features and conveniences not often found in smaller-scale, traditional congregations and are a noted...
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 August 2015.

Phone: 480-892-7072
Website: http://www.lds.org
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History

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) has a long history in Arizona and in the Valley. The East Valley city of Mesa was established by LDS missionaries in 1883, and a major early temple was dedicated there in 1927. Mesa, the third largest city in the state, has a population estimated to be...
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Vineyard Church North Phoenix

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 623-934-4000
Email: djohnson@vcfnp.com
Website: http://www.vcfnp.com
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History

Started in a private home in 1985, the original nucleus of the church was a small group called Our Father's House Fellowship. In 1987 the group affiliated with the Vineyard Christian Fellowship and in that same year grew enough to rent space in a retail...
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North Phoenix Baptist Church

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 602-707-5757
Website: http://www.npbc.org
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History

This Baptist church began in the late 1950s on donated property near downtown Phoenix. The congregation grew steadily, and in 1976 the church moved to its present forty acre site, still in the central part of the city. This mega-church is marked by its innovative ministry and full-service...
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Tempe First United Methodist Church

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 21 May 2003.

Phone: 480-967-3376
Email: aker4@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.gbgm-umc.org/tfumc/
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History

Methodism reached the Arizona territory in 1868, with the itinerant preaching and revival activities of John L. Dyer of Colorado. The Church community grew slowly in the post-Civil War years, with only 33 members in the entire region by 1879. After a...
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East Valley Assembly of God (Tempe First Assembly of God)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 25 October 2006.

Phone: 480-831-7524
Email: kerux@myexcel.com
Website: http://www.azag.org
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History

The East Valley Assembly of God (also known as the Tempe First Assembly of God) is one of the older Assemblies of God organizations in the Valley. The church was founded Pastors Cox and Eaton in the early 1960s and has grown to match the expanding suburbs and...
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More Involvement by Laypeople Urged in the Catholic Tradition

April 27, 2003

Source: World-Herald

On April 27, 2003 the World-Herald reported that "speakers at a meeting of Catholic reformists Saturday in Omaha urged more involvement by laypeople in the face of a growing shortage of priests and in the wake of the denomination's sexual-abuse crisis... Georgia Keightley, a lay theologian from Crawford, Neb., told the 50 people at the Call to Action Nebraska Conference 2003 that laypeople must become more active in their local parishes' ministries. The group met at First United Methodist Church in Omaha... The message she delivered...

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Historical Markers Placed at Three Different Religious Sites

April 26, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20030426&Category=NEWS10&ArtNo=104260136&Ref=AR

On April 26, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "historical markers will be dedicated at three sites in northwest Ohio tomorrow as part of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission’s recognition of the state’s religious heritage... The area markers, which are among 12 in the state, are being...

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Faith-Based Environmental Activism

April 25, 2003

Source: The Indy Star

http://www.indystar.com/print/articles/2/038372-8262-102.html

On April 25, 2003 The Indy Star reported that "in a world in which religious identities too often divide, the Rev. Bob Edgar believes working to protect the environment might be one of the few places where faithful people can find unity... As general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ, Edgar is traveling the country promoting faith-based environmental...

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Suffolk, NY Man Creates Replica of Buddhist Temple in Backyard

April 25, 2003

Source: Daily Press

On April 25, 2003 Daily Press reported that "Samuel Glasscock, who has been a Methodist since childhood, began working on the brown and white... [replica of a Buddhist temple], made mostly from wood, about a year ago. He expects it to take another year. When it's done, it will rise about 16 feet. That's not counting the copper finial... The project caps the veteran attorney's longtime fascination with the beauty of Buddhist architecture. Yet, he says, it is more than an effort to bring home the exotic. It is his own quiet monument to...

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