Christianity

Companies Faced with Resolutions from Religious Orders

September 11, 2000

Source: Star Tribune

On September 11, 2000, the Star Tribune reported that this year "General Electric, Wal-Mart, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Exxon-Mobil and many other corporations were confronted with shareholder resolutions offered by religious orders...Diane Bratcher, a spokeswoman with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, which coordinates many such resolutions, said her organization has grown to 275 member groups with $110 billion of investments. They represent Catholic, Protestant and Jewish denominations, though some city and union pension...

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Controversy Over Prayers at Football Games

September 10, 2000

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On September 10, 2000, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution published an article entitled, "Prayer Advocate Plots Plan; Public Proclamation: Stadium-Visiting Minister Says Fight is to Recognize Religious Freedom." It reports that the Rev. Curtis Turner "appeared at a high school football game in Jonesboro on Friday, urging the crowd to stay standing after the national anthem and recite the Lord's Prayer."

"We're not fighting to get prayer at games," Turner said. "It's to get the message out that for...

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Vatican Releases Statement on Other Religions

September 9, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On September 9, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that "Cardinal Roger M. Mahony sought Friday to reassure non-Catholic Christians and those of other faiths that the Roman Catholic Church remains committed to interfaith dialogue despite a strongly worded Vatican statement critical of other churches and religions...The Vatican statement, 'Dominus Iesus'--Lord Jesus--said this week that followers of non-Christian faiths have 'gravely deficient' chances for salvation. It also said that other Christian churches have 'defects' but...

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Vatican Releases Statement on Other Religions

September 9, 2000

Source: The Times-Picayune

On September 9, 2000 The Times-Picayune reported that "several Protestant and ecumenical leaders around Louisiana said Friday they aren't very disturbed by this week's Vatican declaration that only the Roman Catholic church contains the fullness of Jesus Christ's teaching and work of salvation. 'My first reaction is that this is barely a ripple in the ecumenical stream,' said the Rev. C. Dana Krutz, an Episcopal priest who heads the Louisiana Interchurch Conference, a statewide ecumenical council of more than a dozen Christian...

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Jewish Leaders Make Statement on Christianity

September 8, 2000

Source: The Baltimore Sun

On September 8, 2000, The Baltimore Sun reported that a "group of Jewish religious leaders is about to release a provocative statement that challenges widely held views within the Jewish community about God, the Bible and the relationship between Christianity and Nazism...The statement, which is being released by the Baltimore-based Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies," was published on September 10th, in the local Baltimore paper and in the New York Times. "Titled 'Dabru Emet' (Hebrew for 'Seek the Truth'), the statement...

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Catholic Education Reaches Out

August 20, 2000

Source: The Times-Picayune

On August 20, 2000, The Times-Picayune reported on "the attainment of a long-standing collaborative effort to provide a free Catholic education to a few lucky little girls" in Louisiana. "Housed in Gentilly Woods on the premises of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 4700 Pineda St., the Henriette Delille Middle School for Girls will open its doors Monday, when 15 girls become its first students...Drawn from the geographic area of St. Philip the Apostle Parish and the Desire public housing complex, the students all will be fifth-...

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Detroit's Catholic Youth Visit Rome

August 20, 2000

Source: The Detroit News

On August 20, 2000, The Detroit News published an article entitled, "Metro Catholic Youths Rally with Pope in Rome." Read it here.

Faithful Diversity Displayed in Boston's Immigrants

August 19, 2000

Source: Patriot-Ledger

On August 19, 2000 the Patriot-Ledger reported, "If you want to learn about a community, visit the place where people worship. But most of us don't do that. We feel like an intrusive outsider and don't understand the religious service unless we're accompanied by a congregation member. So it's a treat to find a new exhibit that introduces us to Buddhists and their temple in Quincy, as well as to five other religious groups in the Boston area. 'Faithful Boston: The Religion of Boston Immigrants' is on view in the changing gallery of...

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Buddhism Gains Popularity

August 19, 2000

Source: The Plain Dealer

On August 19, 2000, The Plain Dealer reported on cultural and religious identity in an article entitled, "Religion is Deeper than One's Culture." In it, M. Lavora Perry talks about the joy and peace she has gotten from Buddhism since she turned to its teachings thirteen years ago. Yet, as an African-American woman, she is often chastised by others for choosing a religion that is not "black enough." Perry says that, "When I'm labeled a cultural sellout for not being Christian, I reply that, like many blacks, I believe Jesus may...

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Churches Influence Banking in Baltimore

August 19, 2000

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On August 19, 2000, The Houston Chronicle reported that in "Baltimore, a growing number of black churches are asking members to open accounts in area banks that have pledged to invest in the city's black community. The concept, called collective banking, has netted $ 1 billion in assets for 110 black churches and nonprofit organizations that have joined the program, ministers say. The Collective Banking Group of Baltimore and Vicinity recently renewed its three-year contract with four banks: Bank of America, First Union Corp.,...

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Mass Announcements End at Denver Airport

August 17, 2000

Source: The Denver Post

On August 17, 2000, The Denver Post reported that "Catholic Masses are no longer announced over the public address system at Denver International Airport because a traveler complained that the reminders were a violation of the separation of church and state...No other religious group that shares the two-room chapel - Protestants, Jews or Muslims - has regular service," although Muslim "employees and passengers stop in to pray if they're at DIA at one of the five times a day they are required to pray." Denver Catholic Archbishop...

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Catholic Education Reaches Out

August 17, 2000

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

On August 17, 2000, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that "'Catholic Schools -- Have Faith in Education' is the catch phrase of a four-year campaign intended to reverse 17 years of declining enrollment in the nation's largest private school system." The slogan "will be featured on billboards, in local radio ads and in local newsprint ads as part of a campaign that could reach 50 million people in the next 12 months."

"Essentially what we're doing is creating a brand image," said Michael Krivich, the Archdiocese of Chicago'...

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