Christianity

Update: Protests Over Biblical Creation Exhibit at Tulsa Zoo Continue

June 24, 2005

Source: ChannelOklahoma.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.channeloklahoma.com/news/4649589/detail.html

On June 24, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A recently formed group has started circulating a petition asking [Tulsa's] Park and Recreation Board to reverse its June 7 decision authorizing a biblical creation story exhibit at the Tulsa zoo.

Friends of Religion and Science passed out copies of the petition during a...

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Christian Pastor May Face Jail After Refusing Order to Apologize to Muslims

June 23, 2005

Source: Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,15698406%255E2862,00.html

On June 23, 2005 the Herald Sun reported, "A Christian pastor ordered to apologise for vilifying Muslims says he will go to prison rather than say sorry.

In a landmark ruling, Catch the Fire Ministries pastors Danny Nalliah and Daniel Scot were yesterday ordered to publish apology statements in newspapers, their church...

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Christian Alliance for Progress Offers New Voice of the "Religious Left"

June 23, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4124418.stm

On June 23, 2005 BBC News reported, "A group of progressive Christians in the US have launched a new political movement to counter what they describe as the power of the religious right. The Christian Alliance for Progress aims to 'reclaim Christianity' and influence the political agenda. 'We can no longer stand by and watch people speak hatred, division, war and greed in the name of our faith...

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Minister Tells Court that Interfaith Event Ended with Death Threat

June 23, 2005

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald/AAP

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/interfaith-forum-ended-with-death-threat-court-told/2005/06/22/1119321795460.html?on

On June 23, 2005 the Australian Associated Press reported, "A Presbyterian minister has sought a permanent personal protection order, claiming his and his family's safety is at risk, after an interfaith meeting that was meant to promote...

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ADL Welcomes Report, Recommendations in Response to Religious Intolerance

June 22, 2005

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/DiRaB_41/4740_41.htm

On June 22, 2005 the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement in support of the recommendations made by the U.S. Air Force regarding religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy. The statement reads, "The task force's report is encouraging because it clearly recognizes that a 'religious climate' and 'perception of religious intolerance' exist at the academy, and that this climate has...

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Three Practitioners Reflect on "Demanding Miracle" of Christian-Jewish Dialogue

June 22, 2005

Source: World Council of Churches Press Release

http://www2.wcc-coe.org/pressreleasesen.nsf/index/Feat-05-33.html

On June 22, 2005 a World Council of Churches Press Release reported, "Given the history of their relationships, interreligious dialogue between Christians and Jews may be seen as a 'miracle,' but it's also a complex and demanding endeavour. In the following article, three practitioners of interreligious dialogue - two Jewish and one Christian...

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Department of Defense Issues Report on Religious Climate at U.S. Air Force Academy

June 22, 2005

Source: U.S. Department of Defense

http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2005/tr20050622-3104.html

On June 22, 2005 the U.S. Department of Defense issued a transcript of the press conference held on the same day "to discuss the findings and recommendations of an Air Force report on the religious climate at the Air Force Academy."... In May this year, [Lieutenant General Brady, the deputy chief of staff for Personnel] visited the Air Force Academy and led...

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Conservative Christians Speak Out Against IMAX Volcano Film

June 21, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050621/ts_alt_afp/afplifestyleusreligion_050621195858

On June 21, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Culture wars raging in the United States are reaping new victims as monster-screen IMAX cinemas and top museums are dragged into the fierce debate over the origin of life. Pressure from ultraconservative religious groups...

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"Open Doors, Open Minds" Pairs Jews and Catholics in Suburban Chicago

June 20, 2005

Source: Chicago Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/lakestory.asp?id=63627

On June 20, 2005 the Chicago Daily Herald reported, "Every other week for seven sessions, about 25 members of the Am Echod Jewish Temple and about 25 members of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church met to discuss, well, just about anything. They chatted about serious topics such as anti-Semitism and abortion and lighthearted ones, such as Madonna's obsession with Kabbalah and Barbra...

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Senator Retracts Allegation That Air Force Academy Controversy Is Example of Democrats "Demonizing Christians"

June 20, 2005

Source: TheWBALChannel.com

http://www.thewbalchannel.com/news/4632227/detail.html

On June 20, 2005 the reported, "A Republican congressman has retracted his accusation that Democrats were 'demonizing Christians' by concluding there was religious intolerance at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The remark by Indiana Rep. John Hostettler came during debate on a proposal by Democrats that would put Congress on record against 'coercive and abusive religious proselytizing' at...

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Majority of Global Christian Population Increasingly Non-American and Non-European

June 18, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader/The Dallas Morning News

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/living/religion/11916422.htm

On June 18, 2005 the The Dallas Morning News reported, "For centuries, Christianity has been primarily a white, European and North American religion. But the explosive growth of Africa and Asia, combined with the success of evangelization there, will change that forever. By 2050, it's expected that only one in five Christians worldwide...

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Editorial: Republican Evangelists Have "Twisted" the Role of Religion

June 18, 2005

Source: The Charleston Gazette

http://wvgazette.com/section/Editorials/2005061726

On June 18, 2005 The Charleston Gazette reported, "Walter Cronkite — one of America’s most respected voices, who addressed the Kanawha Valley’s business community five years ago at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet — says America is harmed by far-right fundamentalists who wield enormous political power... He said Republican evangelists such as Pat Robertson and Jerry...

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