Christianity

Religion Finds a Place in Some History Classes

March 27, 2005

Source: The Bradenton Herald

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/11240629.htm

On March 27, 2005 The Bradenton Herald reported, "Jesus can be found in the classrooms and curriculum of Manatee County's public schools. He's in the textbooks, activity sheets and study guides of high school history and social studies courses, along with other important historical figures from other major religions such as Moses, Muhammad and Siddartha Gautama, more...

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Black Democrats Speak More Openly on Matters of Faith

March 25, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20050325-122833-6550r.htm

On March 25, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "Black Democratic leaders are openly talking about the importance of faith, opening the door to pro-life Democrats, and changing the culture of violence in hip-hop music, indicating a more open posture toward conservative values among the party's most loyal voting bloc. 'I think there is a resurgence of a...

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Many Schools Changing from BC to BCE

March 25, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.wnbc.com/education/4317801/detail.html

On March 25, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "in a growing number of schools, educators are changing B.C. -- which stands for Before Christ -- to B.C.E. for Before Common Era. A.D. (anno Domini, Latin for year of the Lord) is becoming C.E., for Common Era. Some historians and college instructors started using the new forms in the 1980s and now it's found in some school texts... The change...

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Secularization of Ten Commandments Used to Justify Their Display

March 22, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0322/p09s01-coop.html

On March 22, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "the Supreme Court heard arguments earlier this month in a potentially explosive set of cases that will determine whether the Ten Commandments can be displayed in or around government buildings. At issue is whether the displays constitute a government endorsement of religion or simply a recognition of the role that the Ten...

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Pentecostal Churches Vie for Latino Membership

March 21, 2005

Source: MSNBC News

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7168826/site/newsweek/

On March 21, 2005 MSNBC News reported, "forty million strong and deeply religious, Hispanics are traditionally Catholic. But, research shows, the longer they are in the United States, the more open they are to other faiths. While 72 percent of first-generation Hispanics are Catholic, according to one study, that figure drops to 52 percent by the third generation—a trend that has long troubled the...

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Interfaith Anti-War Service Held in New York City

March 20, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--warprotests0320mar20,0,7924415.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

On March 20, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "religious leaders from four faiths including the Rev. Jesse Jackson led an anti-war congregation in a service marking Palm Sunday and the second anniversary of the war in Iraq, calling for activists to take to...

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Esther’s Tomb Visited by Purim Pilgrims, and Others Too

March 18, 2005

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=eliassian200503161124

On March 18, 2005 The Forward reported, "Though the holiday of Purim is celebrated by Jews worldwide, the story, based as it is in Persia, has special resonance for the Jews of Iran. Recent decades have proved difficult for Persian Jews, many of whom fled the country after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. From a community of about 100,000, now an estimated 25,000 to 35,000...

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Rajasthan Considers Anti-Conversion Bill

March 18, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/missions/1469/section/%20indias.rajasthan.state.tables.anti-conversion.bill/1.htm

On March 18, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "The Northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan wants to adopt an anti-conversion law over the objections of the local Christian community, Asian news agencies reported Wednesday. On Mar. 24, the state legislature is...

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Area Hindus Gather for Worship in Lutheran Church

March 15, 2005

Source: The Argus Leader

http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050315/NEWS/%20503150317/1001

On March 15, 2005 The Argus Leader reported, "[Siouxland India Cultural Association], a nonprofit association meets once a month in the former Immanuel Lutheran Church, which had moved to a new location a few years earlier. Last year, the Indian association bought the empty building, which stands two stories high and holds a...

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RSS Calls for an End to Minority Status of Christians, Muslims

March 11, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=43082

On March 11, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The RSS on Friday said Muslims and Christians in India could not be treated as minorities as they have not come from outside the country and called for an early end to ‘minorityism’. Addressing the Akhil Bharat Pratinidhi Sabha, the highest policy making body of RSS...

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US Department of Justice Turns to Matters of Religion

March 11, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-religion7mar07.story

On March 11, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "the Salvation Army was accused in a lawsuit of imposing a new religious litmus test on employees hired with millions of dollars in public funds. When employees complained that they were being required to embrace Jesus Christ to keep their jobs, the Justice Department's civil rights division took the...

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Coptic-Muslim Tensions Persist After Arrests in Murder Case

March 9, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/162/story_16205_1.html

On March 9, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "tense feelings between Coptic Orthodox Christians and Muslims over the mid-January killings of four Egyptian-American Christians in Jersey City, N.J., seem unlikely to vanish quickly despite the arrests of two men authorities say murdered the family to cover up a robbery. Many Muslims and Copts expressed relief...

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