Christianity

Pope Benedict XVI's Right Hand Woman

May 2, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/165/story_16598_1.html

On May 2, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "Ingrid Stampa...[has] long [been] known in Rome as the new pope’s trusted friend, collaborator and 'right-hand woman'...Benedict XVI has tapped Stampa, a 55-year-old German laywoman and academic who has served as his live-in personal assistant since 1991, to bring her counsel, support, and 'brain trust' role to Catholicism’s most hallowed corridor of...

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The Battle at Columbia Microcosm of Larger Trends in US Academia

April 30, 2005

Source: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

http://www.wrmea.com/archives/April_2005/0504056.html

On April 30, 2005 the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs reported, "freedom of speech and conscience on American universities and colleges, particularly in relation to Middle East studies, has been taking some hard hits, of late. First, there was the post-9/11 lawsuit over the use of the book, Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations, in a freshman...

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Religious Discrimination Claim Under Investigation in US Navy

April 30, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050430/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/navy_religious_discrimination

On April 30, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "the Navy is investigating a chaplain's allegations he was punished for theological disagreements with superior officers, including his objections to requiring sailors to participate in services at a church that accepts homosexuality.

Lt. Gordon...

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Organization May Sue US Air Force Over Religious Discrimination

April 29, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/04/29/AR2005042901522.html

On April 29, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "a national group that monitors the separation of church and state says it may sue the Air Force Academy, claiming the school allows evangelical Christians to harass cadets who do not share their faith... Lynn's group said it conducted a two-month investigation that included...

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ACLU Files Petition with Simpson Over Invocation Case

April 29, 2005

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

On April 29, 2005 the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, "the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia has filed a petition on behalf of Cynthia Simpson, a witch of the Wiccan faith, seeking to reverse a ruling that upheld Chesterfield County's decision to bar her from giving the invocation at Board of Supervisors meetings. In its petition yesterday to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the ACLU said it has asked the full court to reverse a three-judge panel ruling that allowed government officials to discriminate on...

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Muslim Teacher Alleges Biased Job Termination

April 28, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/304200p-260346c.html

On April 28, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "a long-time teacher who alleges she was fired because she is Muslim and refused to convert to Christianity yesterday demanded her job back during a protest outside the Woodside school where she worked for 11 years. Until she was terminated eight months ago, Shahensha Begum was an assistant teacher at the Rainbow...

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Jewish Mayor of Amsterdam Seeks to Soothe Muslim-Christian Tensions

April 25, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/25/international/europe/25amsterdam.html?

On April 25, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Job Cohen is not just the mayor of Amsterdam, the brash and boisterous Dutch capital. He is also a calm, somewhat reserved Jewish intellectual who has made it his task to keep the peace between the city's Muslims and Christians...As a thriving port, this city of 750,000 has always had a cultural and...

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Religious Hatred Law Under Scrutiny from All Sides

April 25, 2005

Source: Townhall.com/CNSNews.com

http://www.townhall.com/news/politics/200504/FOR20050425a.shtml

On April 25, 2005 CNSNews.com reported, "A self-described witch serving a jail term for child-sex abuse has become the latest person to use Australia's controversial religious hatred law to complain that he is being vilified on the basis of religion.

The new complaint will draw further attention to a law in the state of Victoria that has sparked...

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Partisan Battle Over Courts Reaches New Heights

April 25, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-telecast25apr25,0,4713174.story?coll=la-home-nation

On April 25, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "partisan battles over the courts moved Sunday from the halls of Congress to the pews and pulpits of the nation's churches � with evangelical leaders portraying opponents of conservative judges as enemies of faith and liberals decrying a...

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U.S. Muslims Praise Pope Benedict XVI for Meeting with Muslims

April 25, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--pope-muslims0425apr25,0,5412066.story

On April 25, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslims in the U.S. hailed Pope Benedict XVI's meeting with Islamic leaders at the Vatican on Monday, saying they are increasingly confident the new pontiff wants better ties between the world's two largest religions...

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